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by georgespelvin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37335

Re: Learned League 84

I'm doing badly enough in B league without making it worse by committing a rare sin (for me anyway) of not reading a question carefully enough. I answered "Star Trek" instead of "Khan" and "Spock". It cost me a win, although fortunately I got a tie, leaving me still on the wrong side of relegation (...
by georgespelvin
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37335

Re: Learned League 84

My opponent gave me three points on the "Mack the Knife" question? Really? Obviously, he doesn't know me very well. I gave him a zero for it because he has a great score in pop music questions. OK, it's only my fourth best category but three points? I know I shouldn't complain because it was a givea...
by georgespelvin
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37335

Re: Learned League 84

Regarding Robert Johnson, all I could think of was this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Johnson but I thought that the myth about his death happened in Mississippi. Different Robert Johnson.
by georgespelvin
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37335

Re: Learned League 84

I was very lucky that Thorsten accepted "news reels" instead of film. I knew that Pathe was a major newsreel producer but after I sent in my answers I kicked myself for not reading the question accurately (it was looking for something more broad and general). Shockingly (and helped by one forfeit) I...
by georgespelvin
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4006
Views: 499106

Re: Reretaken Down

I've been listening to all of the hits from 50 years ago from the Billboard Hot 100 because (I hate to give away my age, but. . .) this marks 50 years since I first started regularly listening to pop music. I just found a little known, very minor pop hit by Roy Clark (of "Hee Haw" fame) that mention...
by georgespelvin
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 6827

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

I got a 35 tonight taking it for real with two hours of studying beforehand. Yesterday, I got a 39 with one stupid miss without having done any studying. More difficult categories for me today than yesterday despite the (taunting?) gifts of "1970s Music" and "Superheroes", which, along with U.S. His...
by georgespelvin
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 7958

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

I wish I had taken the test tonight. I got 39 without any studying. I'm likely taking it tomorrow night after some studying.

I thought that the answer to question 7 was O'Brien's (well, in the Jeopardy sense anyway).
by georgespelvin
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 9513

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James, Ken and Brad have known each other for years through trivia competition circles so I don't think that the jab was meant to be mean-spirited (that said, I understand that James is not personally popular in at least some of those circles and the fact that Brad had suffered so through the compet...
by georgespelvin
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 9513

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those of you that are veterans of the original Sony message boards and go WAY back to the days of Ken's initial run, you likely remember the woman that used to prepare complete recaps of each day's play (starting before Ken) and creating the format that is still used here to this day. Her name i...
by georgespelvin
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

Well, I actually am proud that I won my first regular season rundle, finishing 16-5-4 in Laguna C, Division 1, clinching on the penultimate day and then winning the last game by forfeit. I won the rundle by four points and finished with the most wins and the fewest losses. It's my most points in a s...
by georgespelvin
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

Well, yesterday I got a glimpse of my likely future in B League if I get there next season (I have a three point lead with two days left). I lost 5(4)-6(5). I defended my opponent perfectly. :(
by georgespelvin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

Thanks for the information. In other words, as I've stated before, I'm going to be killed in B League next season. Even if I win out this week, I will still have a lifetime losing record in C League despite being nine games over .500 this season so far. :roll: I should add that there seems to me to ...
by georgespelvin
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

My seemingly inexorable shocking march to winning my C League Rundle continues as I have now won seven in a row (it helps being old and being pop culture savvy when I was growing up, which was the case yesterday with SCTV and Flash Gordon). Anyway, as I look on the detailed standings board to see ho...
by georgespelvin
Sun Dec 15, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

I have no six packs this season, but still lead my C Rundle with a 12-4-4 record. I'm winning with defense because my total match points are far below those around me. :shock: It did help that I had my first forfeit win of the season on Friday where I got what is my usual number right (three). Boy, ...
by georgespelvin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 7:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

I know this is old, but my most proud moment in Learned League so far was the COBRA question last week because I had no clue but figured out the TOM in the question. :idea: For some reason, my first reptilian guess was the cobra, then I visited non-snake critters (since he said "reptiles" and not "...
by georgespelvin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

I'm starting to get very nervous about my success in my C league rundle. I suspected from the beginning that it was very soft and that is appearing to be the case. Usually I finish exactly at .500 give or take a point. This season, with pretty much the same number of match points I usually get, I'm ...
by georgespelvin
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26288

Re: LL83: Learned League

I should take off a few seasons more often. Apparently I then get to return in a new rundle of newer players. I'm off to my first 3-0 start ever and am the only undefeated and untied player in my rundle. :D About the only thing that went wrong for me this week (in terms of missing a question I shoul...
by georgespelvin
Sat May 25, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 1 info
Replies: 18
Views: 1959

Re: Season 1 info

I confess that I actually felt kind of the same way when I first saw the rebooted Jeopardy in the first game when it originally aired. If you are used to something familiar for years that you liked and see something different, it's natural to show an initial dislike. I believe that it's also true th...
by georgespelvin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek wins Emmy
Replies: 4
Views: 1055

Re: Alex Trebek wins Emmy

If/When Alex has to leave the show, I would hope that Jeopardy would record a winner-take-all match between Brad, Ken and James for Alex's last hosted game.
by georgespelvin
Thu May 02, 2019 7:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs
Replies: 49
Views: 5548

Re: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs

Even if the new rule meant that correct responses would be ruled incorrect with extraneous, not germane material, that would not completely eliminate "shout outs". As pointed out upthread, if you don't know the response and it would be incorrect anyway, there is no cost to you for the shout out. Mor...