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by georgespelvin
Wed May 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311140

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: 11
Views: 927

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: 15873

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: 1085

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: 299
Views: 47769

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: 1859

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: 28656

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.
by georgespelvin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I was a bit upset with myself not remembering Turkey wasn't a country until after WWI, but was glad to get credit. I knew from a recent read of a Lawrence of Arabia bio that he was fighting Turks and also connected Gallipoli/Turkey/WWI. Was pretty sure Bulgaria was correct based on books about Russ...
by georgespelvin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Not recalling your nom de Llam', I can't check if "scull" was accepted or not, but I'm guessing that it was, and that the commissioner didn't want to penalize people who figured out "scull," thought the question compelled a suffix, and chose the wrong one. Why do you say that? If it's the counterpa...
by georgespelvin
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

If anybody here got Moscow, I'd love to know what led you to it. I thought it was common trivia knowledge Moscow considered itself the Third Rome. Umm...no. :oops: I went with Jerusalem. So did I. Now I feel better as I am in good company. I won yesterday with five correct to move out of the relega...
by georgespelvin
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

It wasn't until I got here that I finally connected with Bayeaux Tapestry. It just raised a big question mark with me during and after the round. It was my only miss, but my opponent gave me a zero for it, so I wound up 9(5). Still 3-5 and barely out of relegation. My opponent gave me a three on the...
by georgespelvin
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff
Replies: 43
Views: 2752

Re: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff

I’ve been to the AM session which starts at 11. Think you need to get there by 10:15 but check your confirmation email. Don’t know what happens if you show up late. They line you up and lead you through the studio lot in single file. You pass through a metal detector, then enter the studio and get ...
by georgespelvin
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311140

Re: Reretaken Down

Here is a fun and painless way to learn things that might be useful for many quiz competitions. https://www.facebook.com/TEDEducation/
by georgespelvin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff
Replies: 43
Views: 2752

Re: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff

In that case, I know they are always looking for new blood because not everyone shows up every week. You would be welcomed with open arms. :D Please forgive my earlier negative assumptions. I'm in a sour mood this week. In fact, I was about to delete my prior comment but Dave had already responded t...
by georgespelvin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff
Replies: 43
Views: 2752

Re: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff

No one yet has answered my question about whether or not the Wednesday night quiz at O'Briens is open to the general public, or just to people who have appeared on the show before. Assuming this is the correct website -- which I think it is -- it's open to everyone who wants to play. http://obriens...
by georgespelvin
Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

We all know that Thorsten tends toward generosity. How you feel about that often depends on whether his generosity helped you or hurt you in a particular match! :) I can finally scratch my itch and respond to this after waiting for almost an entire day--I was relieved that Thorsten didn't "ding" me...
by georgespelvin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I recorded a 4(3)-3(2) victory on MD5, to end my first week in D rundle at 3-2 and in 10th place. Thorsten was generous on the pop music question; I said the acts had berries in their names and got credit for it. I knew Strawberry Alarm Clock and the Raspberries but wasn't sure about the other acts...
by georgespelvin
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

The Spice Girls almost tripped me up too except I knew that Bananarama fit the rest of the theme. After I submitted the answers and I told my wife the question, she pointed out to me that the Spice Girls were not a trio--there were five of them--so even though the Spice Girls are the biggest selling...
by georgespelvin
Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 28656

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I was clobbered yesterday 7(5)-1(1). It would have made the score more respectable (7-4) if I would have put down "obtuse" for the angle, which was the first thing that popped into my head, but the way the question was phrased (using pi instead of degrees) made me think that was wrong. I should have...
by georgespelvin
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 39446

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Dang, really surprised that the GotG clue on Twilight Zone was the 2nd least guessed. That was a massive story...or so I thought... I was shocked that I won this quiz (actually tied with one other person) although I knew that I got all 12 right after I submitted it. :o I thought it was quite easy. ...