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by the_phil
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Occupations
Replies: 15
Views: 2150

Re: Occupations

Leah wrote:What's Compliance doing with Engineer and Architect?
I wondered the same thing. They're dramatically different.
by the_phil
Fri Jun 13, 2014 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: About Coryats
Replies: 28
Views: 2160

Re: About Coryats

2. to consistently pass the online test? $20K I think it's probably a pinch higher, maybe more in the $23k range. I was averaging around $28K last I took the test (which was admittedly 2013) and routinely scored around 40 when practicing on ones from the past few years. 3. to have a decent shot at ...
by the_phil
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Set with the lights off
Replies: 8
Views: 1013

Set with the lights off

Someone posted a picture to reddit today of the new set with the lights off.
Wow. Just... wow. I taped this season, and this is still kind of jarring to see.
by the_phil
Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Practice Game before taping
Replies: 5
Views: 776

Re: Practice Game before taping

I think they try to get everyone to get a DD, and definitely everyone walks through the FJ procedure. (Wager goes here, question word goes here...). It was my understanding that everyone would get the chance to do a DD wager, but it somehow felt like not everyone did. It definitely would've been gr...
by the_phil
Thu Feb 27, 2014 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Vanya's ranking game
Replies: 52
Views: 5217

Re: Vanya's ranking game

I also seem to be missing from the entrant list?
by the_phil
Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A relatively simple statistical question
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: A relatively simple statistical question

Well, you only really get game-relevant buzzing experience when you get used to Alex's cadence, and you only get that through gameplay. My buzzing was pretty mediocre the first couple of games until something clicked, and then it turned into a big advantage. I think it's a pretty big deal. I think ...
by the_phil
Tue Feb 25, 2014 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A relatively simple statistical question
Replies: 15
Views: 1834

Re: A relatively simple statistical question

Presumably some of this advantage was due to familiarity with the signalling device Not as much as you'd think. There's a good chunk of practice before the tapings start in the morning, so as a contestant I don't think you're ever unfamiliar with it. You may start cold, because you haven't used it ...
by the_phil
Fri Feb 14, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 107
Views: 74034

Re: Pavlov revival

alietr wrote:Crap. That explains why all of those sit-ups were for naught.
If only TPTB would let contestants go shirtless. Then they'd be relevant in the wardrobe thread.
by the_phil
Thu Feb 06, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 178: Countdown
Replies: 102
Views: 7521

Re: TD 178: Countdown

4. If your answer is incorrect, your score will be the number of people who gave an incorrect answer to that question PLUS the number of available correct answers. EXAMPLE: You and three other people give an incorrect answer to Question 10. Your score for that question would be 14. I love the idea ...
by the_phil
Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Difficulty coefficient
Replies: 10
Views: 1176

Re: Difficulty coefficient

Opus, you are indeed correct. I am speaking about how difficult the games are to the average home viewer. I want to get a feel for tournament play vs. typical play for the average home viewer. What do you think the odds are that we, as a group, could collect some data on this? How many of us have a...
by the_phil
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 107
Views: 74034

Re: Pavlov revival

goatman wrote:LOTS OF STUFF
People still don't quite get what a "Pavlov" is. Goatman, lots of great info in your post, it's just not condensed (and it's certainly full of non-essential non-Pavolv responses, like the Queen Latifa tidbit).
by the_phil
Fri Jan 10, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Second audition before the call?
Replies: 21
Views: 2047

Re: Second audition before the call?

When I auditioned back in 2009 they took polaroids of everyone. Do they still do that? Perhaps this has replaced taking photos. They still take the polaroids. I get the impression that the video is for them to double-check what stuck out in their minds, etc. That, and to counteract any bad pictures...
by the_phil
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Registration now open for adult online test
Replies: 98
Views: 10000

Re: Registration now open for adult online test

Paucle wrote:Probably going to choose Raleigh again
As a Raleigh resident who had to schlep it to Tampa last year, I wish I could audition again for fun, just to not have to drive anywhere.
by the_phil
Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 4483

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

heelsrule1988 wrote:Yay for a fellow Raleigh resident being on the show and being a boardie! Obligatory question: Carolina, Duke, or State?
None of the the above. Syracuse. It took 6 years, but I finally convinced them to follow me to ACC country.
by the_phil
Thu Dec 12, 2013 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 4483

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Sorry it didn't work out for you, Phil. I hope you had a blast-and-a-half nonetheless. I really did. And I never would have gotten there without the infectious passion of the people on this board. Phil, nice job on the day one name signature. Sorry we don't get to see day 2. Did you have another pl...
by the_phil
Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 648
Views: 112714

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Any chance my new rank can be "freakin' Meredith" ?
by the_phil
Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP online Howdies?
Replies: 42
Views: 5293

Re: RIP online Howdies?

When I taped, I got the overall impression that most contestants would prefer for their "funny" intros to be buried and forgotten. Congrats on having one you're willing to hunt for! ;) It was a little like pulling teeth, no doubt. But I have some friends that I think would really get a kick out of ...
by the_phil
Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP online Howdies?
Replies: 42
Views: 5293

Re: RIP online Howdies?

Or, as has been noted before on this board, they just put up the wrong clip. (Last time that happened, I enquired, and apparently everyone who plays records a regular and a "returning champ" one. Of course time will tell if they are returning champs, but if they do match, I'd chalk that up to coinc...
by the_phil
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)
Replies: 227
Views: 32243

Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)

Does anyone else not really like the Beast? It's not that I dislike him (which I think is the point with sarcastic British gameshow antagonists on American TV), but to me it seems I feel more annoyance than animosity towards him. I can't tell if that's what they're aiming for. I'm sure I'm not the o...
by the_phil
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show Season 30
Replies: 24
Views: 3816

Re: Boardies on the Show Season 30

I was waiting a bit to let my date get closer, but I suppose it's close enough now. I'll be airing Dec. 10 :)