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One of the contestants tonight didn't know the final Jeopardy answer so he wrote "We <3 you Alex" and as Alex read it he realized what it said and almost broke into tears. He barely finished saying it and the next sentence from him too.
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He's doing well enough to drop a PSA about critical thinking during a pandemic!

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He has a memoir coming out fairly soon from what I hear.
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If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
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My sister's father-in-law received a Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis roughly the same time as AT received his.

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He died the day after his 64th birthday.
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Jeff V wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian
Spoiler:
1. Tommy Douglas
2. Terry Fox
3. Pierre Trudeau
4. Sir Frederick Banting
5. David Suzuki
6. Lester B. Pearson
7. Don Cherry
8. Sir John A. MacDonald
9. Alexander Graham Bell
10. Wayne Gretzky

This was in 2004. I would straight up disqualify Don Cherry. Seriously, what was he doing anywhere close to this list?
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The Meal wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:27 pm My sister's father-in-law received a Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer diagnosis roughly the same time as AT received his.

He died the day after his 64th birthday.
Sorry to hear of your family's loss. Fuck cancer.
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Moat_Man wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Jeff V wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian
Spoiler:
1. Tommy Douglas
2. Terry Fox
3. Pierre Trudeau
4. Sir Frederick Banting
5. David Suzuki
6. Lester B. Pearson
7. Don Cherry
8. Sir John A. MacDonald
9. Alexander Graham Bell
10. Wayne Gretzky

This was in 2004. I would straight up disqualify Don Cherry. Seriously, what was he doing anywhere close to this list?
What a terrible list.
Spoiler:
Here's mine:

1. Alan Thicke
2. Alex Trebek
3. The Shat
4. Dan Ackroyd
5. Phil Hartman
6. Samantha Bee
7. James Randi
8. Ike Broflovski
9. Ben Heppner
10. Bat Masterson
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I would question whether acting ability and fame makes one 'greater' than the accomplishments of some of the statesmen, scientists, and inventors in the original list.
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Jeff V wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:14 am
Moat_Man wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Jeff V wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian
Spoiler:
1. Tommy Douglas
2. Terry Fox
3. Pierre Trudeau
4. Sir Frederick Banting
5. David Suzuki
6. Lester B. Pearson
7. Don Cherry
8. Sir John A. MacDonald
9. Alexander Graham Bell
10. Wayne Gretzky

This was in 2004. I would straight up disqualify Don Cherry. Seriously, what was he doing anywhere close to this list?
What a terrible list.
Spoiler:
Here's mine:

1. Alan Thicke
2. Alex Trebek
3. The Shat
4. Dan Ackroyd
5. Phil Hartman
6. Samantha Bee
7. James Randi
8. Ike Broflovski
9. Ben Heppner
10. Bat Masterson
You're of course viewing it via what Americans have solely been exposed to. Domestically, those in that list have done their fair share to have earned being on the list (Excemption Don Cherry). That's also completely discounting those in the list who are in it for reasons other than fame, but rather contributed in other ways, such as Terry Fox, who in the 80's had cancer, had to have his leg amputated and nearly ran across the entirety of Canada in a campaign to raise money and awareness about cancer research before he succumbed to his illness. He made it as far as Thunder Bay in Ontario.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
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Rumpy wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Jeff V wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:14 am
Moat_Man wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Jeff V wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian
Spoiler:
1. Tommy Douglas
2. Terry Fox
3. Pierre Trudeau
4. Sir Frederick Banting
5. David Suzuki
6. Lester B. Pearson
7. Don Cherry
8. Sir John A. MacDonald
9. Alexander Graham Bell
10. Wayne Gretzky

This was in 2004. I would straight up disqualify Don Cherry. Seriously, what was he doing anywhere close to this list?
What a terrible list.
Spoiler:
Here's mine:

1. Alan Thicke
2. Alex Trebek
3. The Shat
4. Dan Ackroyd
5. Phil Hartman
6. Samantha Bee
7. James Randi
8. Ike Broflovski
9. Ben Heppner
10. Bat Masterson
You're of course viewing it via what Americans have solely been exposed to. Domestically, those in that list have done their fair share to have earned being on the list (Excemption Don Cherry). That's also completely discounting those in the list who are in it for reasons other than fame, but rather contributed in other ways, such as Terry Fox, who in the 80's had cancer, had to have his leg amputated and nearly ran across the entirety of Canada in a campaign to raise money and awareness about cancer research before he succumbed to his illness. He made it as far as Thunder Bay in Ontario.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
Not excluding the heroism of Terry Fox, all those lists suck. Not one of them includes Neal Peart. :cry:
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gbasden wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 8:16 pm
Rumpy wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:46 pm
Jeff V wrote: Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:14 am
Moat_Man wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:02 pm
Jeff V wrote: Tue Jul 21, 2020 4:19 pm If he keeps this up he could surpass Alan Thicke as the greatest Canadian of all time.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_Canadian
Spoiler:
1. Tommy Douglas
2. Terry Fox
3. Pierre Trudeau
4. Sir Frederick Banting
5. David Suzuki
6. Lester B. Pearson
7. Don Cherry
8. Sir John A. MacDonald
9. Alexander Graham Bell
10. Wayne Gretzky

This was in 2004. I would straight up disqualify Don Cherry. Seriously, what was he doing anywhere close to this list?
What a terrible list.
Spoiler:
Here's mine:

1. Alan Thicke
2. Alex Trebek
3. The Shat
4. Dan Ackroyd
5. Phil Hartman
6. Samantha Bee
7. James Randi
8. Ike Broflovski
9. Ben Heppner
10. Bat Masterson
You're of course viewing it via what Americans have solely been exposed to. Domestically, those in that list have done their fair share to have earned being on the list (Excemption Don Cherry). That's also completely discounting those in the list who are in it for reasons other than fame, but rather contributed in other ways, such as Terry Fox, who in the 80's had cancer, had to have his leg amputated and nearly ran across the entirety of Canada in a campaign to raise money and awareness about cancer research before he succumbed to his illness. He made it as far as Thunder Bay in Ontario.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Fox
Not excluding the heroism of Terry Fox, all those lists suck. Not one of them includes Neal Peart. :cry:
That did seem like a glaring omission.
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Nivek Ogre and cEvin Key would top the list of Canadians for me, but I might be a bit biased.
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Rest In Peace, Alex. Dead at 80.
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Oh man. If you can believe it, my family just started watching Jeopardy together every night a few weeks ago. This makes me sad.
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Sad day. We all knew it was going to happen, but it's still shocking. I bought his autobiography recently and plan on reading it soon. I wonder if my city will have some sort of service for him, as that's where he was born. My city should perhaps name their new public library after him.
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2020 No one gets out alive!.....Seems that way,

So he lived about a year and a half after diagnosis. RIP Alex. Seen him SO many years of my life. Weird that he is gone now even though I knew it was a death sentence he had been handed. Nobody like Alex. Condolences to family and friends.

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Probably my wife's favorite celebrity since I've known her. RIP
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I'm sad in the form of a question. :(
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What is sad news?
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Weird that he died in the same week as Sean Connery. I will miss him when the shows run out later this year.
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So, my city, where he was born in the 40's, is talking about the possibility of renaming the public library in his honour. The 'Who is Alex Trebek Memorial Library' is being bandied about.
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I wish things were done for more people when they were alive.
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Oddsmakers have included Trump as a long-shot bet to replace Trebek.

I'm sure that they're looking for suckers when they make that an option. BUT you know, if it'll get Trump to go peacefully...
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Jaymann wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 5:22 pm Donald, I'll take Worst Presidents for $200.
That made me laugh out loud. Simple but funny.
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I have fond memories of watching Jeopardy at my grandparents' home in the early 90s before my grandfather passed away. They'd always watch the news at six, and then Wheel of Fortune followed by Jeopardy at seven. When my granddad died this tradition went with him. (My grandmother's still around, turning 93 next week.)

My other grandfather actually met Trebek during his career as a broadcaster. I believe they were on some trip together in the U.S. as Canadian media personalities. He wasn't too impressed with him, but this may or may not have been based on Trebek's desire to hit a strip club with the group while my grandfather was more socially conservative. Unfortunately we also lost my grandfather earlier this year, so I can't ask him to recount the tale.
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