~~ the quindecim
He had a way no one else has; he could fill the mundane with jazz in a class of his own making. Voice inflection, dry 'erh joking, his dry humor entertained all-- rich or poor, whatever your call. We understood his little ways-- nuances uttered in a phrase seen and heard, sometimes with no word, just a look, or tilt of his head. Often, he said more than we heard-- making sense of seeming absurd. Associations oft metered as if to be footed and rhymed, orated class, measure timed. Others have tried, and they have failed to find the finesse where time sailed as it did wrapped up in his words. First one--then others gave answers-- but not inciting responses he could when wording those ripostes in the best projection or tone-- such that the question would be known. Even celebrity has tried and quite miserably were failed as global viewers turned away, quit trying to fill that special sway. It is time to cease and desist efforts to fill shoes--What man, this?-- a role fades back into the mist.
Alex Trebek was the much-loved, long-time host of NBC’s game show, “Jeopardy.” Continuing as host of the show throughout his battle with cancer, Trebek earned global fan respect. His talent as the host of “Jeopardy” was in his ability to posit answers to contestants who then responded with the correct query. Trebek had a long history in the television business where he started at the bottom and literally worked his way up through the ranks. In 1980, he hosted his first “Jeopardy” show and continued until his death in November 2020. This is the position with which Alex Trebek will ever be connected. and he left shoes that no one else will ever be able to fill or satisfy the viewing public. The recent controversy surrounding the show has, I believe, sealed the show’s fate. It will never be the same. Is it time to allow “Jeopardy” to disappear into the mist as well?
Born George Alexander Trebek in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada on 22 July 1940 to George Edward Trebek–a Ukrainian child immigrant to Canada–and Lucille Marie Lagacé, a Franco-Ontarian. He died 8 November 2020 at the age of 80 after bravely continuing to “live” through his battle with cancer. His technique as “Jeopardy” host was part of what gave the show its long-running popularity. There will never be another Alex Trebek.
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