Friday, September 17, 2021

The Latest on the Jeopardy Host Situation with My Speculation and Suggestions


 This is an exact quote from the official Jeopardy website

Beginning Monday, September 20, Bialik will serve as the host for several weeks of episodes, which will air through November 5. After that, Bialik and Jennings will split hosting duties as their schedules allow through the end of the calendar year.

My speculation - in 2022 Mayim will become the permanent host of Jeopardy.  Her previous commitments precluded her from getting the gig now.

My suggestions - rotating hosts should do the tournaments and specialty shows as everyone had their favorite guest host.  This would include Buzzy Cohen, Ken Jennings, and Levar Burton.  It appears that the "powers that be" at Sony Pictures Television did not want anyone with previous game show hosting experience to be considered.  I disagree with that and suggest Meredith Viera and Brooke Burns be invited to host tournaments.


Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Yom Kippur Messages from Previous Years in Bruce's Journal

 


I thought I'd review what I wrote about Yom Kippur from previous years in Bruce's Journal and put the links in.

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2012

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2017

Monday, September 13, 2021

The Matt Amodio Show Resumes Tonight

 


You can learn much about Matt Amodio from seeing the video above which tells of his 18 victories on Jeopardy, most of which were decisive.  His style is similar to James Holzhauer as he picks the most expensive clues first so he builds a big lead that is insurmountable as his opponents are left with the $200 and $400 answers.  Matt usually gets the Daily Double correct and bets large in the first round.  He bets conservatively in Double Jeopardy to protect his lead.

How long will his run last?  You'll never know when a champion can slip up on a Daily Double or in Final Jeopardy.  David can slay Goliath.  I remember the contestant that finally beat Ken Jennings was a one-time winner.  Perhaps Matt will eventually appear on The Chase.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Previous Posts in Bruce's Journal about September 11

 


I did a search of posts that I wrote in previous years about the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  I am providing links to them.






Thursday, September 9, 2021

The Oldies Meet and Greet will be a Zoom Meeting in Fall 2021

 

Bruce, Karen, and Lee at the Oldies Meet and Greet in 2009

Jeff Scheckner and I concurred that for safety reasons we should not hold the traditional oldies meet and greet this Fall.  We felt that it was not advisable to have 50 or so people in close proximity at a restaurant at this time.  I also found out that Ben's Deli in Manhattan is closed on weekends until further notice.

We will try to have a Zoom meeting instead and will look for speakers.

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

I Must Completely Let Go of My Former Employer by Not Looking at Websites

 



After retiring from an organization after 25 years, I maintained a little curiosity as to what happened thereafter I left.  I was able to learn much by looking at the library’s websites.  For example, I found out that my successor left after two years on the job partially because she had a long commute.  I suffered through a long and complicated commute for 25 years.  I found out three former colleagues retired after 25+ years of service.  I just found out the University Librarian reorganized the department.

I was frustrated in my efforts to keep in touch with former colleagues through email or phone calls.  It turned into a one-way street with no reciprocity.  Only two colleagues kept in touch with me.  Another person just clicks on “Likes That” in Facebook and Twitter.  That is not keeping in touch. I learned the hard way that “out of sight out of mind” supersedes keeping in touch.

I made a Jewish New Year’s resolution not to look at the library’s website any longer.  After 3 ½ years I feel that I must move on and let go completely.


Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Rosh Hashanah Wishes

 


My best wishes to all of my readers for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

 
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