ABC News replaced Jeopardy with coverage of the Pope arriving in New York City, and only returned control to Alex Trebek after the first 17 minutes had been lost to posterity... and me.
DRAT, DRAT, and DOUBLE DRAT!
WORD FOR TODAY
1. an authoritative decree, sanction, or order: a royal fiat.
2. a fixed form of words containing the word fiat, by which a person in authority gives sanction, or authorization.
3. an arbitrary decree or pronouncement, especially by a person or group of persons having absolute authority to enforce it:
The king ruled by fiat.
Synonyms: authorization, directive, ruling, mandate.