Things That Suck for $200

Though I love my paycheck when I see lots of hours, I realize I’m not getting any younger, and sometimes the long hours wear on me a bit. I know that the injured (or torn, damaged at any rate) rotator cuff in my arm seems to be getting worse, as unaided, I can’t lift my arm above my elbow without a great deal of pain, if at all. I’m also slowly killing my internal organs, taking 1600 mg of ibuprofen every morning that I work, in order for the pain to subside enough to be able to work relatively painlessly.

I got somewhat of a break from politics on my social media, but definitely not the way I intended. After leaving work today, waiting in the drive-thru line to get my son a burger, I scrolled onto social media, and I see several posts saying things like “RIP Alex” or “condolences to his family”. I clicked on the first source, and the Wall Street Journal loaded with a headline about the death of Alex Trebek, host of Jeopardy! Many more links came into view, as well as all sorts of people talking about it. Trebek was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, and was getting treated. However, the disease ultimately defeated him at the age of 80.

It is said that when it comes to Hollywood and celebrities, they always go in threes. Well, Alex Trebek died today, preceding him on Halloween was Sean Connery and Eddie Van Halen back on 06 Oct. There were others sprinkled in over the last month, but these are the three whose names I recognize.

With everything that is weird, stupid, appalling and downright horrifying, today we add yet another heaping pile of manure onto the ginormous shit show that is 2020. Unlike the uncivil things happening surrounding the election, Biden’s supporters gloating, Trump’s refusal to concede the election (including the supposed lawsuits he’s been filing in regards to the election), it seems that Alex Trebek had absolutely no haters. I replied to a tweet this afternoon stating that Trebek was “one of almost everyone’s favorite Canadians”. Whomever Sony decides to put in his place as new Jeopardy! host is going to have some mighty huge shoes to fill.

And now, the quote of the day:

“I don’t gamble, because winning a hundred dollars doesn’t give me great pleasure. But losing a hundred dollars pisses me off.”

Alex Trebek

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