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by Dr. J
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4852

Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It was a long, long time ago, but my recollection is that the explanation they gave was that they didn't want you to forget to put it in the form of a question, thus invalidating your response (and gave a specific example of it) and causing a debacle. I don't remember it having anything to do with ...
by Dr. J
Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4852

Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Doug will affirm that the contestants were not given any special instructions other than the "who is" prompt that all contestants are given. (The producers tell you to write the correct question phrasing before the clue goes up, probably to give you more time to answer. So they say, "write down WHO"...
by Dr. J
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1995
Views: 199957

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Thanks for noticing, Mark. Any idea how many J! Couples there are? Enough to field a tourney, perhaps??? ;)
by Dr. J
Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4852

Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So am I the only one who thought Bette Davis? I got stuck thinking about What Happened to Baby Jane (which I don't think she was nominated for) and couldn't get any further. I didn't feel good when I saw Doug taking a long time to write anything. But, proud of his showing -- he made good bets and go...
by Dr. J
Sat Mar 05, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 5386

Re: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Excuse my ignorance, but what the heck is a "Rift Outchange game?" If you search for the terms "rift trend" and "outchange" in the search box you might see what I'm playing at. ;) I also didn't know that Helen Reddy was Australian, but the TOM to me was the word "anthemic" -- I Am Woman fits that b...
by Dr. J
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 5386

Re: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Could there be a better FJ question for a Rift Outchange game? I'm wondering what are the odds that was not a randomly selected clue for this game with three women contestants. I'm not usually good at providing odds, but this one's easy: ZERO. That's why they have a lawyer pick the clue sets for th...
by Dr. J
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 5386

Re: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Could there be a better FJ question for a Rift Outchange game? I was giggling the whole time the clue was up. Sad that it was a triple stumper.
by Dr. J
Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "500 questions" is casting for season 2
Replies: 58
Views: 6885

Re: "500 questions" is casting for season 2

Yep, that guy. He was supposed to host last year, too.
by Dr. J
Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL68: For the LLamas
Replies: 1062
Views: 50065

Re: LL68: For the LLamas

Does anyone know how Learned Hand pronounced his name? If it were my name, I'd definitely go with two syllables on Learn-ed. I almost answered "one word titles with an exclamation point" before remembering it was Oh! Calcutta!. I totally forgot that Hello Dolly! had an exclamation point, but new the...
by Dr. J
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 11734

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

And, as Jesus himself said, "the poor will always be with you." He was probably talking about trolls, too. But most interpreters of that verse have not taken it to mean that "whelp, poverty will always be a problem, so let's just not work on it." The worst of the trolls will always exist, but there ...
by Dr. J
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 11734

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

Look, I teach American women's history, and I can tell you that immense cultural changes have taken place in this country around issues of gender. We're in a time of immense change right now, IMO. None of those changes would have occurred if there hadn't been people -- both women AND men, usually --...
by Dr. J
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 11734

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

By all means, explain how we can stop anonymous internet commenters being mean to people. Like what can I do, on a practical level right now, to stop even one mean comment from being posted. Be specific, and if it has even the remotest chance of stopping one harassing post, I'll do it. You can't ST...
by Dr. J
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 11734

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

I was sorry to see "the debate that ruined gaming/MTG/sci fi/etc." come to trivia. Gosh, I'm so sorry that my desire to be part of a safe, welcoming community that values my contributions despite (or -- gasp -- even because of) my ovaries, and insisting that others uphold a standard of decency in t...
by Dr. J
Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)
Replies: 987
Views: 49349

Re: LL67 (For the LLamas Among Us)

I've taught Native American History courses for years and had a concentration in grad school, so that was an instaget for me. Not many Kiowa writers out there!
by Dr. J
Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned
Replies: 279
Views: 23622

Re: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned

...I would not allow those concerns to play into the hands of those who would just prefer we not even recognize that women are sometimes treated poorly because they are women, by men who do so because of what society has taught them. Rex THIS. SO MUCH THIS. Sexist behavior is taught/learned, so any...
by Dr. J
Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 3873

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ category is one of my wheelhouses and got it pretty quickly. But I can easily see someone starting on the wrong end and not getting to 2008 in time. Count me as another victim of the wrong starting block. I came to it a couple seconds after the think music ended. Think of how much time could...
by Dr. J
Wed Sep 23, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned
Replies: 279
Views: 23622

Re: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned

It might be helpful to recall the origin of the term: https://www.guernicamag.com/daily/rebecca-solnit-men-explain-things-to-me/ Solnit makes clear in her article that not all men are mansplainers and women can be condescending, too, but there are definitely a breed of mansplaining men (and I work i...
by Dr. J
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 4956

Re: Monday, September 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm crossing my fingers that they changed the horrid graphic for the Daily Double. (A girl can dream...)
by Dr. J
Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned
Replies: 279
Views: 23622

Re: Zach Horan (legendneverdies) Banned

I want to personally thank the mods for this move. I have plenty of ZH stories, and they continued after the my appearances (once Julia won so many games, he made sure to to rub it in). I think it's helpful to have this thread to discuss why something that seems merely annoying is more than that, an...