Levar Burton to be the next host of Jeopardy?

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  1. Evil Headhunter

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    That's absurd. People don't need foresight about social media. They just need to be decent, kind people. That's not too fucking hard to ask.
     
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  2. Owain Taggart

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    Especially when Social Media is immediate. It's full of people living in the moment, and it's often exactly how it's designed.
     
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  3. valkyrie013

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    Twitter being nice, decent, kind, respectful?
    HA HA HA HA HA good one. :guffaw:
     
  4. dupersuper

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    Foresight's not generally a verb...
     
  5. Evil Headhunter

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    I don't mean on Twitter. I mean in general.

    ...and there are plenty of people who fit that description on Twitter, too.

    Yeah, that's because I meant to say "People don't need foresight about social media."
     
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  6. CountDarcula70

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    I think at this point maybe it's just time to end Jeopardy. It's had a great run. At this point they are making a complete mockery out of the show. Why did they not just have a hand picked host years ago to replace Trebek??? They ended up waiting until he died. True he wanted to work till the end but still. They should have had someone waiting in the wings.
     
  7. Evil Headhunter

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    Samantha Bee throws her hat into the ring:

     
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  9. Charles Phipps

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    Weird, I came up with that EXACT joke.
     
  10. Owain Taggart

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    Which is kind of what I've been saying after the whole Richards fiasco. At the very least, have them take an extended break from it to have them time to recuperate from it and be able to get a better plan in motion. The result would be a rejuvenated show that they could then relaunch at a time when people are not so tired from the controversy. They been rushing headlong into it and stumbling around like an awkward drunk at a dinner table.
     
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  11. Sad Kelpian Child

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    In a world where morality is black and white, sure.

    In the real world, morality is difficult, nobody has complete information, ideas are always changing, the line between provocative humor and aggression is ambiguous, everybody’s ideas are constantly in flux and their relationship to socially acceptable ideas even more so.

    Can you honestly say nothing you’ve ever believed is considered wrong now? That nothing you consider funny would bother anyone?
     
  12. dupersuper

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    You're on the internet: there is no room for nuance here!
     
  13. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Not in the slightest. I do my best to be painfully well aware of my own bigoted tendencies (to the point where, if I am to be referred to by my ethnicity, I prefer it be in the most dysphemistic terms possible), because that is the first step to mastering them, which is, in turn, the first step towards being anti-racist.

    As to humor, there are plenty of jokes that I still consider riotously funny, that I don't tell outside of very select company, because I also consider them offensive. So I don't tell them unless I know those around me will recognize both aspects, and will neither take offense nor be encouraged to act on bigoted impulses. Generally, I make my own ancestors the fall-guys, but when I tell an ethnic joke that's an outright slur, I follow Asimov's lead, and make some fictional ethnicity, e.g., Ruritanians, the fall-guys.

    The only jokes that have ever permanently ceased to be funny to me are jokes about space shuttle disasters. Including the entirety of Airplane II: The Sequel. They stopped being funny the day the Challenger Seven joined Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee.

    And likewise, when I order beef Stroganoff in a restaurant, I rather like to order it as "a herd of self-indulgent cattle." But I only phrase it that way if I can be reasonably certain the individual taking my order will (1) get the joke, and (2) NOT regard it as sexual harrassment.
     
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    I had always heard for years late 00s-early 2010s until his downfall that Matt Lauer was pretty much assured the job for when Alex would retire.
     
  15. cardinal biggles

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    Ugh, so glad we dodged that bullet.
     
  16. DarrenTR1970

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    AV Club is reporting that Miyam Bialik and Ken Jennings will split hosting duties for the rest of the season. There will be no other guest hosts.
     
  17. Owain Taggart

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    That's more or less what I expected. Plus it's rather late to start up another search at this point in time.
     
  18. hbquikcomjamesl

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    Points are in space. Moments are in time. Events are in both.:nyah:

    I can certainly live with Mr. Jennings and Dr. Bialik playing tag-team. I wouldn't mind a return of Mr. Cohen, either.
     
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  19. Timby

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    I've never rooted so hard for a show I've never watched (Call Me Kat) to get renewed for another season. :lol:
     
  20. Owain Taggart

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    That's deep. Do you work for a greeting card company? :D