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"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

"More than a place, the Shady Dell was and will forever remain a state of mind." - Shady Del Knight

Monday, August 14, 2017

This Friday's in Jeopardy!

Shawn Spencer, you control the board. Please select a category and amount.

Alex, I'll take Potpourri for 100.

The answer is...

A Debbie Harry look-alike, she often
shares her feelings with friends.
(DING) Shawn...

I feel a great disturbance in the Force,
as if someone... or something...
is trying to contact me.

My inner eye has 20-20 vision
and my future's so bright
I gotta wear shades. 

I see a house, a house of stone...
A lonely house, 'cause now you're gone.
Seven rooms, that's all it is,
Seven rooms of gloom!

Please hurry with your response, Shawn. Don't let the buzzer sound.

Who is pro wrestling legend Gorgeous George?

NO... no... not what we were looking for. (DING)

Gus, can you take it?

Who is Julianne Hough of
Dancing With the Stars?

No, I'm sorry. That is incorrect.

The correct

question is....











  1. I think this is the first time you included not one— not two— but three of our favorite television shows in the same post! lol You always crack me up when you do a Shawn and Gus bit— and this one with the guys on Jeopardy is a hoot. It is also a clever way of announcing Friday's big post. I look forward to attending the second Riley’s rave and dancing to the music she and her friends play. The timing couldn’t be better as we are in the middle of watching the second season of Sense 8. I’ll be back Friday for sure— and wearing my dancing shoes!

    1. Hi, Kathryn!

      Thanks for coming over early! I’m happy to know you’re "Psyched" about Riley’s Rave #2. It’s been a long time coming. Riley’s Rave #1 was held more than a year ago:

      I promise you this. The Sense8 sensates have another dynamite playlist in store this year, one that’ll keep you dancing (including dancing in the DARK, as you shall see).

      I am also pleased to know that you got a kick out of the bit with Shawn and Gus as contestants on Jeopardy. As you might recall, this is their second stint on the game show. Back in 2015 the dynamic duo played Rock Jeopardy:

      Thanks again for reporting in, Kathryn. Have a super week and I’ll see you back here on Friday! By the way, I hope you don't mind but, for your benefit, and so you don’t forget, I took the liberty of writing the password CODE BLUE on your hand in magic marker while you slept last night. :)

  2. Tom,

    Great lead into your upcoming Friday post! I'll be sure to catch it over the weekend at some point. Every time I think of Jeopardy I think of the movie "Groundhog Day". I never can get the answers when watching the show which makes me feel dumb. lol I guess I shouldn't beat myself up too bad. I think they provide the questions for the contestants to study up on. I reckon if if I were give them ahead of time then I might know some of the answers, too. Thanks for visiting this morning and I'll see ya around the cyberblock, my friend!

    1. Hi, Cathy!

      Thank you very much for taking a peek at my promotional post announcing Friday's rave party hosted by the cast of the excellent sci-fi TV series Sense8.

      Yessum, it seems likely that contestants on game shows like Jeopardy are given material to study in advance to help them fire off those answers (questions) during the televised competition. There are also volumes written on how to beat the various games on The Price Is Right, for example.

      Thanks again for dropping by, dear friend Cathy. I hope you have a great week and hope you'll be here for the dance party this weekend!

  3. I'm not familiar with Riley Blue, so you know I'll be back Friday to get "in the know"!

    1. Hi, Kelly!

      Thank you very much for coming over, dear friend! I'm happy to know that Riley Blue and the other seven sensate characters of Sense8 will all be brand new to you when you come to the rave this Friday. The post begins running at 5 am but, as that other Kelly, Kelly MacNamara famously stated in Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls, "When does ANY party start? When you get there!" :)

      Thanks again for checking in, dear friend Kelly, and enjoy your week!

  4. I hope Riley appreciates this introduction. It couldn't have been more exciting with those two super sleuths and the famous game show host presiding.

    1. Hi, Cheryl!

      How are you today, dear friend? Thanks for dropping by for my teaser post announcing the main event coming this Friday - Riley's Rave II (the Sequel) a rave to end all raves (until the next one comes along :).

      I hope you will return Friday or over the weekend and do some serious dancing with the sensates of Sense8.

      Thanks again for coming by, dear friend C-Lee!

  5. Don't have a clue, what this post is about, friend Shady, since I don't watch TV ... but I do know what Code Blue means, since I work in a hospital setting ... Love, cat.

    1. Hi, cat!

      How are you, dear feline friend? Thanks for coming!

      Seems like my posts are as much a mystery to you as yours are to me. :) Well, as I see it, we are here to learn from each other, and I am happy to exposure you to material with which you are unfamiliar. I hope you will return this Friday to discover what all the hoopla is about as the cast of Sense8 hosts Riley's Rave #2.

      Thanks again for coming over, dear friend cat!

    2. ... thanx 4 ur lovely comment, friend Shady ... c u friday ... meouw ... always, cat.

    3. Hi, cat!

      Just for you, just because you are my special feline friend, I am changing the rave password to "meouw." :)

      See you Friday, dear friend cat!

  6. Hi Shady!

    Highly enticing post! I've no idea who she is but she has a pretty name. You did say there will be dancing, right?

    Have a fantastic week!

    1. Hi, diedre!

      Thank you very much for coming over today, dear friend. I'm delighted to see you!

      Yessum, there will be club (house) style dancing at this the second of five raves hosted by Icelandic DJ Riley Blue and featuring the eight principal characters of the popular sci-fi television series Sense8. It promises to be a bash that people will be buzzing about for years to come. :)

      I hope you can come by again when the dancing gets underway at the end of the week, dear friend diedre. Thank you again for coming by today!

  7. I'm not familiar with this Riley Blue. I'll have to check in Friday and find out about her.

    Um...Should I have put the above in the form of a question?

    1. Hi, Kirk!

      Thank you very much for popping in, good buddy. I'm glad to see you!

      Good one, Kirk! FYI - this is the second stint on Jeopardy for Shawn the psychic sleuth and his partner Gus, and this week's rave bash will be the second one hosted by Riley Blue. Riley is a fictional character, an Icelandic DJ transplanted to the UK and rocking the clubs of London with edgy house beats. Riley and her feelin' friends the "sensates" star in the sci-fi TV series Sense8, a show that Mrs. S and I highly recommend. You will meet the whole gang this Friday. You may bring a plus-one but please remember the password CODE BLUE or you will be turned away at the door by the burly bouncer. :)

      Thanks again for swinging by, Kirk.
      I look forward to seeing you this Friday wilding on the dance floor. Till then have a super week, good buddy!

  8. Glad I made it back in town just in time for your announcement! What a fun Jeopardy segment! I've seen some of your raves, but, don't remember if I've seen Riley! She is cute, love the hair! I will definitely remember the password!

    Stay cool, Shady! See you in a few days...getting Scootie ready for school! ♫

    1. Hi, Suzanne!

      Thanks for swinging over, dear friend! It's good to know you made it back from Kansas City and that you are prepping Scootie for the start of school. I'll bet he's excited. Welcome!

      I'm glad to know my Jeopardy teaser tickled your funny bone. When you told me you don't think you remember Riley Blue it puzzled me because Riley's first rave was held in July of last year and I thought you had returned to blogging by then. I went back to that post and checked the comments and did not find one by you. From that point I moved forward in time post by post to determine exactly when you rejoined me. Along the way I found a comment you left on my Aug. 12, 2016 post weeks after it was published. Thank you for that, dearie! A few more posts after that I finally found the exact day you came back to me - Aug. 30, 2016. What a great day that was!

      Thank you again for joining me today, dear friend Suzanne. I hope you enjoy meeting Riley Blue and her international group of friends at Riley's Rave #2!

  9. This post made me smile and feel good about coming here today

    1. Hi, Jo-Anne!

      Mission accomplished, dear Aussie friend! It makes me happy to know that my Jeopardy - Psych - Sense8 teaser post put a smile on your face.

      Thank you very much for dropping in, dear Jo-Anne. Enjoy the rest of your week and remember that you are invited to Riley's Rave #2 this weekend!

  10. I just got tested at the hospital for all our codes but I'm not sure this "code blue" was one of them! I'll just have to tune in on Friday and see! Hope your week's been super!

    1. Hi, YaYa!

      Thank you for taking a peek at the post, a Shawn & Gus tease promoting the main event, Riley's Rave II, coming up on Friday. Just for you I am changing the password to "Yeti." :)

      Thanks again for dropping by, dear friend YaYa. I hope to see you this weekend at the big house party right here on SDMM!

  11. Hmmmm You stumped me. I am not familiar with Miss Riley but I like her name. Very fun intro!!

    1. Hi, Holliberry!

      How are you, dear friend? Thank you very much for coming over as I shamelessly promote tomorrow's big house party - Riley's Rave 2.

      I beg to differ, dear friend. You Are familiar with Miss Riley Blue because, a year ago, you attended her first rave:

      I hope you will have just as much fun this time around. I'm glad you enjoyed the intro feat. the goofy guys from Psych.

      Have a great day, dear friend Holli. I hope to see you back here at the dance!

  12. Hi Tom! Never heard her name but I LOVE Gus!!!!!

    1. Hi, Katia!

      I just now noticed your comment on my page two. I am very happy to see you, dear friend!

      If the Psych television series is available in Italy I hope you will give it a try. It is hilarious.

      I also highly recommend the sci-fi series Sense8 and I invite you to put on your dancing shoes and come to Riley's Rave II which is now in progress.

      Thank you again for coming, dear friend Katia, and have a super weekend!

  13. Yes it is available in Italy, one of my favorite, really fun!

    1. I'm so glad you are familiar with Shawn and Gus, dear Katia. Thank you for informing me and have a great weekend!

  14. Alex Trebek is always a good choice and love these shows to introduce this lady that I have not heard about.

    1. Hi, Birgit!

      I keep finding your comments on my page two, leading me to believe you receive delayed post notifications by email, but nevertheless I appreciate your visits, dear friend.

      Riley Blue and her cohorts must have slipped your mind, dear BB, because you attended Riley's Rave #1 last summer and left two comments on the post! :)

      I hope you will come over and dance your troubles away at RR 2 which will be running five more days.

      Thank you again for your visit and comment, dear friend BB!

    2. After I wrote this, I realized I did read part 1 but you forget, I'm a blonde so sometimes these things pass me by plus stress can be added.

    3. Hi again, dearie!

      It's like Grace Slick once said: "If you remember the Sixties, you weren't there." :)

      Thank you for returning to read my replies, dear BB. It's a sign of a loyal friend and I appreciate it.

      Enjoy the rest of your week!

  15. I'm heading to Riley Blue's Rave right now... Who's Riley Blue is my question too!

    Michele at Angels Bark

    1. Hi, Michele!

      It was so nice of you to visit and dance at the rave tonight. Like BB (above) you must have forgotten that you attended last year's Riley's Rave and left two comments on the post! :)

      I believe a person with your values would appreciate the series Sense8. Mrs. Shady and I are loving season two. If you have Netflix we highly recommend it.

      Thanks again for your comment on this post and on the RR #2 post, dear friend Michele!


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