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by MSTieScott
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 469

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: JFK
:| :| :mrgreen:

Chuck Berry aside, I'm giving myself credit for writing "Leika." I got a little mixed up with the camera company.
by MSTieScott
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/28/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 297

Re: FJs for the 12/28/20 week

I air-wrote "poo-bah," spent a lot of time thinking it didn't look right (without A.A. , the word Milne wasn't triggering for me), and air-crossed-it-out with less than ten seconds left. Not a good week for me, although I did answer Benjamin Franklin, Education, and Mariana, so at least I get to che...
by MSTieScott
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/21/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 522

Re: FJs for the 12/21/20 week

On Tuesday, I spent the entire thirty seconds with this image at the forefront of my mind... https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/0/04/Kissinger.jpg ...while suffering a complete brain lock on the name. But during those thirty seconds, I was able to quote verbatim, "No one must know I d...
by MSTieScott
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2335

Re: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I understand that, even though it annoys me as a viewer, there is strategic value to hunting for the Daily Doubles. Is it too much to ask, then, that if contestants are going to pick clues wildly out of order, that they actually hunt for the Daily Doubles? As Double Jeopardy drew to a close, both of...
by MSTieScott
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 596

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( I am not happy. I don't have the trivia retention to be able to pass the Jeopardy! test (as evidenced by my performance on the last three clues polled) and I usually come nowhere near sweeping a week of Final Jeopardy!s. And the only reason I didn'...
by MSTieScott
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2450

Re: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I need somebody to explain the category name "Hash Tags" to me -- I spent the first two and a half clues trying to figure out what the category was going to be about. Even now, I'm not sure I fully understand it: I'm assuming tags is supposed to be the reference for "with people's names," but hash i...
by MSTieScott
Fri May 29, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3653

Re: Thursday, May 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In the spirit of answering something for Final, I tried "upswing," which I was pretty sure would be wrong, but at least sounded vaguely musical.

I couldn't process Ancient History for $1200 because I was too distracted by millenium.
by MSTieScott
Fri May 22, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 3452

Re: Thursday, May 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

J! Archive is down for the moment, so I can't provide the exact wording of the clue, but for the rhyming words Daily Double, I said "peasant and pleasant." Any objections as to why that would be wrong? (OED says that peasant can be used as an adjective.)
by MSTieScott
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6610

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To assess the difficulty of the sports category: I know next to nothing about sports and I got the four non–Daily Double clues right. I knew what the Daily Double was going for, and the only reason I got it wrong was because I couldn't remember exactly how many people were on a football team and sai...
by MSTieScott
Sun Sep 29, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/23/19 week
Replies: 42
Views: 4937

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

0 for 5 because I didn't figure out Sydney Opera House until there were only about three seconds left in the think music.

After looking up definitions, I'll assume that my response of "flint-hearted" would have been deemed incorrect.
by MSTieScott
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 5729

Re: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the writers were trying to steer people away from answers such as "God Bless America" with the first part of the clue: "In a tribute with no precedent." I think their intention was to point out that while playing a song reverent to another country might be unusual, it would be unprecedented ...
by MSTieScott
Wed Nov 21, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 6081

Re: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

(My affiliate is on a one-day delay because of football...) I'm a little surprised to see no objections to the reversal on the Y2K clue -- 00 isn't a year, which is what the clue explicitly asked for. At best, maybe you could argue that she should have been prompted to be more specific if her respon...
by MSTieScott
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 108
Views: 16445

Re: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

4-Letter Verbs for $200:

TO ORGANIZE PAPERS, OR TO ADMINISTER TO ONE'S RAGGED NAILS

I said "clip."

Judges?
by MSTieScott
Thu Dec 25, 2014 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 7275

Re: Thursday, December 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was left wondering why the throne category wasn't called "Game of Thrones," but I see via the Archive that the show already did that in 2012. Alex inadvertently helped me in Final Jeopardy! when he remarked that International Symbols was "a new category." With that comment fresh in my mind, the fi...
by MSTieScott
Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 10482

Re: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What is the fans' consensus on what seems to be increasingly frequent "response can be formed from some of the letters in this word" categories? I audibly groan every time one is revealed because unlike the contestants, I can't see the word "METAMORPHOSIS" up at the top of the board. So by the time ...
by MSTieScott
Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 10162

Re: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:Anyone know what he was mouthing when he learned his answer was right? My guess is "holy $#!+!"
That was my interpretation, too.


The clue: Out on a date without an adult watching over you

My response: What is "unsupervised"?

Judges?
by MSTieScott
Mon Dec 31, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10591

Re: Monday, December 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is strictly a guess: I suspect that with as famous of a guest presenter as a United States President, the show was determined to allow all five of the Harlem clues to air. Unfortunately, the contestants saved the category for last, resulting in a long Double Jeopardy (even with that one-word ma...
by MSTieScott
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 17537

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure how much things have changed since then, but four or five years ago, I was in the audience for five episodes. For the last two, I was seated over by where they put the contestants' friends and family, and I could see the monitor that relayed signaling device information. I remember that it ...
by MSTieScott
Thu Jul 26, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 12963

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would there be any merit to an argument that Final Jeopardy requires a higher degree of precision than the first two rounds?

I agree that it's a tough call, but I think I'm siding with the judges on this one. Partially describing the correct response isn't the same as giving the correct response.
by MSTieScott
Fri May 18, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 12430

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hello -- long-time game show fan, first-time poster to this board. I've noticed through these Washington, D.C. shows that when they return from commercial to reveal the Final Jeopardy! clue, Alex is suddenly much larger compared to the game board than he was before the commercial break. Question for...