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by georgespelvin
Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Re: Hugh Downs dies at 99, hosted Concentration

Concentration with Hugh Downs was the first game show I remember watching.
by georgespelvin
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20169

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I know nothing about soccer, but I do know that Emirates appears as the sponsor for practically every international sporting event I watch (tennis and golf). I was surprised that I got a two for that one because my record in sports questions is pretty good and my opponent would not have known that I...
by georgespelvin
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 419
Views: 20169

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I've meant to post here about this season but keep forgetting about it, so I'll post it all now. Day 1: I had to face (in Laguna B) a friend of mine that I had referred into the league last season. She's a former Kids' Week Champion and it was unfortunate that we played each other this game because ...
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4241
Views: 587429

Re: Reretaken Down

I have no stake in this discussion or even a keen interest in it, but I will say that whether an episode (game) of Jeopardy is shown in a market has no bearing on whether sharing a copy violates copyright law. In 1999, the network showing "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (I think it was the WB then) postp...
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 851
Views: 210089

Re: J! in the Media

Perhaps that is why she is on Facebook now. Time to take the test again (can people that took the test in January take the test now on the rolling basis?)
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 75813

Re: Learned League 84

I WAGed on Bryan Ferry for the mime, thinking that it was a logical guess of a British rocker of the early '70s. I considered George Harrison because of his cheeky sense of humor and appearances with Monty Python people, but thought that he would be too famous (of course Bowie is pretty famous). I w...
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 25, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 851
Views: 210089

Re: J! in the Media

If someone can confirm this, I might be optimistic enough again to try to get on the show. :shock:
by georgespelvin
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4241
Views: 587429

Re: Reretaken Down

On Facebook I got a friend suggestion for Maggie Speak. Now there's a sure way to make sure that I never get called to be on the show. :roll:
by georgespelvin
Sun Apr 05, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 75813

Re: Learned League 84

Quailing? I beg your pardon, I got five out of six on Friday. :lol:
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 75813

Re: Learned League 84

I got five out of six right, missing the Ramones question. I knew the Paul McCartney question because I knew he recorded "Mary Had A Little Lamb". By the way, McCartney recorded that as a protest because the BBC had banned playing his previous single, "Give Ireland Back to the Irish". Based on the s...
by georgespelvin
Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4241
Views: 587429

Re: Reretaken Down

The SyFy channel has shown the Season 4 episodes on occasion during its twice a year marathons.
by georgespelvin
Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 75813

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: 354
Views: 75813

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: 354
Views: 75813

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: 354
Views: 75813

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: 4241
Views: 587429

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: 90
Views: 10604

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: 100
Views: 12612

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: 107
Views: 14915

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: 107
Views: 14915

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...