RIP Alex Trebek

By: J4yDubs
11/8/2020 12:36 PM

Answer: Alex Trebek

Question: Who was one of the greatest to host a game show.


RIP

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By: Robert
11/8/2020 12:49 PM

Another icon gone. Was a trooper to the end. Rest in Peace Mr. Trebek.

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By: PaulOinMA
11/8/2020 2:08 PM

R.I.P.

A friend is a one-time champion. She was also on Win Ben Stein's Money.

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By: J4yDubs
11/8/2020 7:53 PM

Really gotta spoil a RIP thread with that (says a lot about you)? Also, the question is the answer... Thumbs down

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By: PaulOinMA
11/8/2020 8:34 PM

Was watching it 30 years ago.

A person was introduced as a "research chemist from (somewhere) Pennsylvania ..."

I said, "nerd."

" ... Robert Gibboni."

I then said to my wife. "Hey! I know him. I went to grad school with him."

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By: J4yDubs
11/8/2020 9:06 PM

Two things about Alex Trebek for me...

1. I watched with my kids and we all tried to answer the questions. It always heavily favored me, until both my kids got older. Lately, I'm struggling to win, and I love it.

2. My Mother-In-Law, who I considered my other Mother. A great person, took me in as a son, and is a better person than ALL of us. She died of the same cancer. I was holding her hand when she passed in my house. It's unlikely that I'll ever meet someone as pure and good as her, but I strive every day to live up to that standard.

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By: PaulOinMA
11/8/2020 9:15 PM

A late Felician sister (nun) aunt, 1915 - 1997, died of pancreatic cancer. It was very advanced when they did exploratory surgery, and she died the next day. They said she must have been in excruciating pain. R.I.P.

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By: PaulOinMA
11/8/2020 9:25 PM

I believe Jeopardy and WoF are a great simple way to keep your mind active and get some mental exercise.

My wife also does a lot of crossword puzzles and other word and numeric games. I don't.

We do play Trivial Pursuit a fair bit. Fun game. I lost yesterday. Nothing new there. smiley

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By: Bill
11/10/2020 4:16 PM

I read how he spent his last day, and I must say, that is a nice way to go out.

His wish was to sit in his back yard swing and just stare at the horizon.

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By: judyk
11/10/2020 4:33 PM

The man was a legend, even in life he was larger than life. And he had an amazing presence. Now he’s truly legendary RIP Mr. Trebek.

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By: PaulOinMA
11/10/2020 8:42 PM

Sort of strange watching Jeopardy knowing that Trebek passed away.

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By: ohplease
11/11/2020 6:09 AM

The tribute on the show Monday by the producer was well done. They darkened the set after and I about cried.

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By: lowtide
11/16/2020 1:29 PM

"Outer Banks Forum Rules:

1. Outer Banks topics only.
2. No foul language.
3. Be nice."

He also added:
"There is no place for a national politics discussion on this Outer Banks website. There are many, many other places where you can do so. Try r/politics on reddit." Banana Banana Banana ....... ..

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By: PaulOinMA
1/11/2021 8:54 AM

First post-Alex Jeopardy tonight.

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By: robluc
1/11/2021 9:55 AM

"Outer Banks Forum Rules:

1. Outer Banks topics only.
2. No foul language.
3. Be nice."

He also added:
"There is no place for a national politics discussion on this Outer Banks website. There are many, many other places where you can do so. Try r/politics on reddit." Banana Banana Banana ....... ..

lowtide
Who is Will?

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By: robluc
1/11/2021 10:05 AM

OBX connection for $800 Answer :This replacement bridge connecting an island in NC to the Outer Banks was completed Feb 11th. 1999.

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By: J4yDubs
1/11/2021 10:20 AM

First post-Alex Jeopardy tonight.

PaulOinMA

His last show was hard to watch. Nice tribute at the end.

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By: J4yDubs
1/11/2021 8:43 PM

First post-Alex Jeopardy tonight.

PaulOinMA

I think Ken did a good job tonight. He was a little wooden when he first came out, but after he almost broke down when mentioning Alex, he loosened up and did good.

It's probably impossible to replace Alex, but I'd be OK with Ken.

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By: PaulOinMA
1/11/2021 8:56 PM

I agree. Talked a bit fast. Overall very good.

Didn't get Final Jeopardy. Nan and I both had no idea.

SIL and MIL don't like him, and they won't watch.

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By: PaulOinMA
1/11/2021 9:00 PM

Watched a couple of minutes of Trebek hosting Classic Concentration this afternoon. It was from 1988 and looked so dated. That is the year Nan and I met.

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By: chief5130
1/12/2021 7:08 AM

I agree. Talked a bit fast. Overall very good.

Didn't get Final Jeopardy. Nan and I both had no idea.

SIL and MIL don't like him, and they won't watch.

PaulOinMA


He did talk a little fast. If you listen to Alex's early shows he talked very fast too.

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By: PaulOinMA
1/12/2021 8:59 AM

On talking way, way too fast ... Nan's church bible study has done several books by Adam Hamilton. There are videos that accompany the weekly sessions. He is a very poor lecturer.
Talks like he has a train to catch.

Talks so fast that you lose any message he is trying to communicate.

The opposite of Jacob Bronowski's early 1970s 13-part documentary "The Ascent of Man" where lectures are measured, deliberate, and thoughtful. They are available online and excellent. I have watched a couple, and want to watch the rest.

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By: CoolBreezeKDH
1/12/2021 7:50 PM

New shoes take a while to break in. You can bet he has the blessing.

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By: groovygirl222
1/12/2021 9:19 PM

I think Ken loves Jeopardy like Alex so that will make him a great host. He for sure sounds a bit rehearsed and formal, like he is trying REALLY hard right now. In time I am sure he will relax and be better. Who wouldn't be nervous replacing such an icon!? I just hope the show is filled with someone who loves it as much as Alex did and Ken definitely does! I am so curious to see who the other guest hosts are. I actually think while he didn't went the greatest of all time Buzzy would be a great host!

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By: PaulOinMA
1/12/2021 9:35 PM

Jennings was even better tonight.

Aaron Rodgers let slip that he's a guest host.

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