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by jeffwolfe
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard games
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: JBoard games

The person who ran the SHC decided to stop doing it due to the time it takes. A few people kept it going for a couple years but it fizzled out. It is a major time investment, much more so than a regular game. True. I think there's value in mentioning it, though. Frankly, my motivation was probably ...
by jeffwolfe
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard games
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: JBoard games

Well, there's Summer Hiatus Challenge, but that's different in all the ways that it's different.
by jeffwolfe
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 448 - 42 [Final results]
Replies: 18
Views: 741

Re: TD 448 - 42

Disappointed there's no Douglas Adams category.

Also, this is the second TD in a row not to explicitly ban outside research. Are we assuming we'll never another new player who doesn't know that rule?
by jeffwolfe
Fri May 29, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 513697

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Teaching the Sport was a quick 0/5 for me. Any reason I should know that pitch at $200 was a fastball? If I google "two seam", the next word that pops up in suggestions is "fastball", and I doubt that it's using my search history. Thus, "two-seam fastball" is an actual phrase - but I can see how yo...
by jeffwolfe
Tue May 26, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 513697

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Tue May 26, 2020 1:41 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 4:21 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 21, 2020 11:17 pm
Which planet is the biggest again?
Pluto. Pluto is the biggest planet. Commit it to memory.
And all this time I thought Pluto was Goofy's dog...
Pluto is a cartoon dog, Jupiter is the spring training home of the St. Louis Cardinals, and HD 100546 b is the biggest planet.
by jeffwolfe
Tue May 26, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Teachers Tournament Wild Card standings (Final results)
Replies: 17
Views: 16300

Re: 2020 Teachers Tournament Wild Card standings (Game 1 entered)

The 2003 ToC QF had exactly six $0 finishes, and two negatives. The two non-winners with positive scores went through, obviously, and the other wild cards had $9,000 and $7,600 before FJ. The ones who didn't make it through had dropped from $7,400, $6,400, $5,300, and $2,600. Edit: Because $0 was I...
by jeffwolfe
Mon May 25, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Couple questions about two 80s clues
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Couple questions about two 80s clues

First question: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6435 Clue #10 for $1000: Officially named Catalan, # of tourists each year outnumbers residents here 30 to 1 I could not identify any official reference that identifies Andorra's official name as Catalan (I know the language is Catalan)....
by jeffwolfe
Mon May 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Couple questions about two 80s clues
Replies: 17
Views: 1296

Re: Couple questions about two 80s clues

First question: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6435 Clue #10 for $1000: Officially named Catalan, # of tourists each year outnumbers residents here 30 to 1 I could not identify any official reference that identifies Andorra's official name as Catalan (I know the language is Catalan)....
by jeffwolfe
Thu May 14, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5122
Views: 975717

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Anyone know how to do the -fu to find out who else besides Hank Aaron played for the two Milwaukee MLB teams? https://www.baseball-reference.com/friv/multifranchise.cgi has this capability. The other two players are Felipe Alou and Phil Roof. Fun fact: In all their time in Milwaukee, the three were...
by jeffwolfe
Fri May 01, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 513697

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Snopes Says Nope for $200 felt very badly pinned. I also went with "The Moon" which IMO makes more sense. Except for the fact we didn’t go to the moon in 2012. For future reference, we also didn't land on the moon in 2002. Or 1992. Or 1982. We did in 1972. 1972 was the last year NASA sent people to...
by jeffwolfe
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 3437

Re: TD 442 - 11 Assorted Questions (1-7 revealed)

Fun fact: The federal holiday we call President's Day is officially known as Washington's Birthday. According to Wikipedia, the various states use 14 different names for the holiday but the federal name is relevant here since the postal service is a federal agency. Not that I'm suggesting you should...
by jeffwolfe
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3744

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...Fawlty Towers in the '70s? Monty Python would've been a better guess. :shock: ... ?? Fawlty Towers was aired first-run from 1975-1979. It's true I suppose, MP would have been more likely to have an audience advisory... but I'm not sure what "concerns" either Cleese show ever addressed. The sale ...
by jeffwolfe
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 9058

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am well familiar with the term "graphic novel" but I totally blanked when the clue came up.

I also said "walking stick". Is that a regional thing?
by jeffwolfe
Sun Mar 01, 2020 4:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5122
Views: 975717

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:28 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:29 pm
CROSSWORD CLUES must have still been new (evidenced by Alex's long-winded explanation), but the $600 clue is an all-time great out of the writers, in my opinion.
I had nothing on that one.
Seems like Alex's comment should be on the clue instead of the response.
by jeffwolfe
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)
Replies: 23
Views: 6522

Re: TD 440 - Story About Nothing (Final results)

Top of the rankings! What? They're listed upside-down? Never mind.

Only four sheeps and no wrong answers. That's the way to do it.
by jeffwolfe
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 513697

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Which is why I've literally never heard of Watts=LA before this clue came up, right? You can't expect "I've literally never heard of" to hold much water after posting "NHO" in every other recap thread for ten years. It still has far, FAR fewer hits in the Archive, so it must clearly be a lesser bit...
by jeffwolfe
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 12546

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Found this BBC article linked from the Wikipedia article on the Lebanese space program:
https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-24735423
by jeffwolfe
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 438 - 2020 (Final results)
Replies: 25
Views: 2946

Re: TD 438 - 2020 (Q1-Q3 revealed)

I went back and forth on whether it was Carnie or Wendy Wilson. I started out thinking Wendy but ended up submitting Carnie. D'oh!
by jeffwolfe
Wed Dec 18, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 5021

Re: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

well known that nancy reagan *then davis) was an actress and that was the movie that she starred in with her future old man News to me. I still don't see why I should've known that the next one down was Mrs. Trump either. old man trump was associated with beauty pageants...makes sense it would be h...
by jeffwolfe
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 3659

Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q2 revealed)

I did not intend for defunct or relocated teams to be used, but leaving out "current" meant a poorly pinned clue and led me to accept Expos. I am too lazy to list all of the other possible answers that I did not plan to accept and that nobody used. You did say that the number of correct responses s...