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RIP Alex Trebek

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Mwilliams685, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Am I in bizarro world? Alex Trebek is the legitimate star of that show.
  2. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    You think people watch Jeopardy because of Alex Trebek? It's the board. I would say that Family Feud seems more designed to get reactions from Steve Harvey than anything else- the rare show where a host is allowed to get in the way of game play. I imagine one of the reasons Trebek enjoys the "meet the players" segments is because he actually gets to react on a human level.
  3. John B. Foster

    John B. Foster Well-Known Member

    For fuck sakes.
  4. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    I do think people watch Jeopardy for Trebek, but of course mainly the game. You posted that people watch for the contestants as well. I don't believe that for a second. There's about five interesting contestants a year.
  5. RARist

    RARist Member

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
    HC and John B. Foster like this.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Jeez, from a Canadian paper too. Stay classy, Winnipeg Sun.
  7. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Well, now we know where the person who wrote the Oscars headline " 'Slave' becomes Master" wound up.
  8. Slacker

    Slacker Well-Known Member

    Brutal and horribly mean. I hope the guy who wrote that headline gets dick cancer.
    That was my first thought. I now rescind it (mostly) and denounce myself (somewhat). :cool:

    Very informative article, though. The headline made a mockery of a good explanatory story.
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2019
  9. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    The Sun in this country is Fox News. They’re a disgrace
  10. Regan MacNeil

    Regan MacNeil Well-Known Member

    The UK S*n is a disgrace, too.
  11. DanielSimpsonDay

    DanielSimpsonDay Well-Known Member

    To the headline writer and the editor who approved it...

    I hope ya flip some guy the bird
    He cuts you off and you're forced to swerve
    In front of the Beatles' tour bus
    A Bookmobile and a Mack truck
    Hauling hazardous biological waste
    The light turns red you have no brakes
    And "Hard Copy" gets it all on tape
    So you can see the look on your face
    Die Die Die Die Die Die Die
    Die Die Die Die Die Die Die
    I hope your Pinto begins to spin
    Takes out a disabled Vietnam Veteran
    Mows down a Nobel Peace Prize Winner
    And maybe some orphans having Christmas dinner
    Perhaps even the British Royal Family
    And the Rabbi that's clutching the bottle-fed puppy
    And we can't forget the newlyweds
    And those Jerry's Kids are as good as dead
    I hope this helps to emphasize
    I hope this helps to clarify
    I hope you die
    I hope your cellmate thinks he's God
    But C.N.N. refer to him as "Bowling Ball Bag Bob"
    Serving time again for abuse of a corpse
    Only this time the victim's a Clydesdale horse
    While he masturbates to photos of livestock
    He does the "Silence of the Lambs" dance to Christian Rock
    Eats feces and quotes from "Deliverance"
    And fights with his imaginary playmate Vince
    Die Die Die Die Die Die Die
    Die Die Die Die Die Die Die
    I hope he grins like Jack Nicholson
    And forces you to play a game called "Balls On Chin"
    And whatever happens next is all a blur
    But you remember "fist" can be a verb
    And when you finally regain consciousness
    You're bound and gagged in a wedding dress
    And the prison guard looks the other way
    'Cause he's the guy ya flipped the bird the other day
    I hope this helps to emphasize
    I hope this helps to clarify
    I hope you die
    I hope you die
  12. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    I never said people watch for the contestants - I said producers pick contestants who might stand out more and be more "rootable" for the audience rather than three middle age white guys. As smart as Ken Jennings was - he has a pretty buoyant personality - doesn't take himself or the game too seriously.
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