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by georgespelvin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3512
Views: 347227

Re: Reretaken Down

Yes, but former three time Jeopardy champion Erin Zwiener won in a state representative race in Texas! https://www.statesman.com/news/20181106 ... in-suburbs

Love her campaign website. https://www.erinforyall.com/
by georgespelvin
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 12010

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:33 pm
8-8-8 for me this season with the last day deciding where I get a 9 in my record.
Does that make you the Learned League Anitchrist?

Once again, I need a win to finish exactly at .500 and my lifetime record is just three above .500. Just call me Mr. Mediocrity.
by georgespelvin
Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 351
Views: 65147

Re: J! in the Media

I wasn't sure if this belonged in this thread or Retaken Down. https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/lo ... 61721.html

Note the egregious misspelling in the article title.
by georgespelvin
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Is the glass half full or half empty? After finishing LL77 at exactly .500 (10-10-5), I finished the ML with a record of 4-4-3. Additionally, I finished LL76 just above water at 11-10-4. Another statistical oddity is that in the last two seasons and the ML combined I've had 12 ties after going a phe...
by georgespelvin
Sat Jul 07, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

After my initial travails where my defense was sieve like and I was dead last, I rebounded to finish dead even, 10-10-5, and in seventh place in Laguna C. On the last day, my match was 8(5)-8(5). I thought that my opponent wouldn't know the full name of the ACA and my opponent thought that I wouldn'...
by georgespelvin
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I said "eye liner" instead of mascara. No soap. I've occasionally had to wear mascara for stage makeup.
by georgespelvin
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

My opponent yesterday probably didn't think that I am regularly trying to be a Jeopardy contestant. I was assigned and received three points on the art question. Now art is one of my poorer categories but, as everyone here knows, Artist/Tahiti is Pavlovian for Gauguin. That gave me the win. Good fo...
by georgespelvin
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

But seriously, only 34% knew The Leatherstocking Tales? Both my opponent and I got this right and we each gave each other zero points. My opponent yesterday probably didn't think that I am regularly trying to be a Jeopardy contestant. I was assigned and received three points on the art question. No...
by georgespelvin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I thought of Buddha and Jack and Diane first on their questions. I talked myself out of Buddha because I thought the question sounded mythological and went with Vishnu, thinking of his avatars. And then I talked myself out of Jack and Diane because I thought that the song came out in the mid to lat...
by georgespelvin
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I was hoping to continue my renaissance when I followed my six-pack with five correct, but I tied my opponent. We both gave three points to the Dowager Empress question and we both missed it. I'm only one point ahead of relegation again. :( On the positive side, the question did make me remember tha...
by georgespelvin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

My love of science fiction and comic books made "cryogenics" a gimme.
by georgespelvin
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I haven't posted here about this season because I was doing abysmally (dead last at one point and in the relegation zone until two days ago). However, I have been 4-1-1 since a 1-6-1 start and yesterday got my first six pack in at least two seasons. My opponent gave me two for portmanteau, which wou...
by georgespelvin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 21710

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Is it just a problem on my end, or have today's matches not been sent out yet? Not that I should care being that I'm dead last in my rundle. :oops:
by georgespelvin
Wed May 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3512
Views: 347227

Re: Reretaken Down

Actually, it probably was Alex Ovechkin that got Opus mad. . .
by georgespelvin
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sports Jeopardy Still Alive
Replies: 12
Views: 2479

Re: Sports Jeopardy Still Alive

i do the same...i record jeopardy...i usually start watching it 11 minutes after it starts...that is the time where you can begin it and won't have to worry about being caught up to the live airing and can ffwd without that happening...i never watch the interviews...get rid of them and add another ...
by georgespelvin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 39513

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Now that the Musical Eyestrain quiz deadline is passed, I can say that I'm proud that the smith (by coincidence) used my Telemachus question of several weeks ago from my Trivial Person of the Week contest on Facebook.
by georgespelvin
Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category
Replies: 34
Views: 2222

Re: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category

I only missed the $1200 clue. Anything before 1990 though is my wheelhouse.
by georgespelvin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 351
Views: 65147

Re: J! in the Media

I vote that Amazon is merchandise, not media.
by georgespelvin
Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fleming Episode
Replies: 26
Views: 3225

Re: Final Fleming Episode

I guess that since Brad Rutter lost to Watson that Robin (Robyn?) Geehan(?) is really the only undefeated Jeopardy player (except for the ToC winners I guess, except for Burns Cameron).
by georgespelvin
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 61125

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I haven't written anything lately out of superstition, but I just had a 4-0-1 streak end yesterday. Despite this, I am still only two points ahead of relegation in my C League rundle. I think that the secret to my recent success is that I've finally gotten the feel of playing defense again.