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by georgespelvin
Mon May 06, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek wins Emmy
Replies: 4
Views: 600

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: 2711

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...
by georgespelvin
Thu May 02, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs
Replies: 49
Views: 2711

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

CasketRomance wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 2:46 pm

never understand why they don't go with the keypad...typing is faster than writing
To say nothing of the fact that you have to start your Jeopardy journey by doing an online contestant test on a keypad.
by georgespelvin
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3132

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, now I know where Chris Claremont got the idea to name one of the Madripoor gangleaders in "Wolverine" "Tyger Tiger" back in the late 1980s. I always thought that it was a puzzling and stupid name. I never knew it came from Kipling. I thought that the aggressive wagers were foolish because the ...
by georgespelvin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 8684

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I can't think of any good reason why they would want a photo when you register unless they intend on using it during the selection process. This seems wrong. Okay, it's a TV show and I understand they would like telegenic contestants but it is so very contrary to the J! ethos. On the bright side, I...
by georgespelvin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3606
Views: 371821

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: 16672

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: 509
Views: 79960

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: 26775

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: