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by Leander
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 438

Re: FJs for the 6/10/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Worst week in a long time. For some reason, thought part of Waiting For Godot took place in a graveyard and never considered another answer. Saw no way to get to glitch. Considered FUBAR and SNAFU. 50/50 between smallpox and polio Friday and...
by Leander
Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1411

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Regarding FJ: Took me a few seconds to check my date math before writing down smallpox. The TOM for me worked out as: disease gone (presumably worldwide since no “US only” or other qualifier) since 1978 (2018-40); assuming worldwide, smallpox is the only disease to be completely eradicated in human...
by Leander
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No idea on the tax question

Spoiled on James’ loss by online news headlines Monday implying it was going to happen

Knew Kit and Christopher
by Leander
Tue Jun 04, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 3099

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

Emma came in cold. She made that bet without having seen James play once. How do we know she didn't come to the studio the week before to watch a taping? Official Jeopardy! and press interviews? Would she be required to mention she was there? Does the show keep track of every person in every audien...
by Leander
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8359

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Third (pardon my ignorance): what the hell is "Kip" Marlowe? I' know who Marlowe was, read some of his work in college, even came up with "Who was Marlowe?" for this FJ. Is "Kip" some nickname I've just never heard of? Was Marlowe, unbeknownst to us, secretly Kenyan? And what's up with including th...
by Leander
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: 2019 World Quizzing Championships

JayK33 wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 2:38 am
It's interesting that Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter never seem to take part in this. I wonder why?
I’d guess because there’s only downside for their reputations by participating.
by Leander
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by Leander
Thu May 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3111

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tainted by association with Nazis -> "Deutschland über Alles" -> Germany. What? It's not Germany?! But... but Deutschland! That's Germany! HOW IS THAT WRONG?!? I still don't see how that ends up being Austria instead and I've read the Wikipedia article on it. Two clues to me that it was not Germany...
by Leander
Thu May 30, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3111

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew that a hymn tune by Haydn famously got turned into “Deutschland Uber Alles”. I did not know that the same tune was the Austrian anthem, but the wording of the clue did not seem to point to Germany, so I went with the only other logical choice of Austria.
by Leander
Sat May 25, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Seen Glory
by Leander
Sat May 18, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

9/10 FJs for the tournament
by Leander
Sat May 11, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

No idea Wednesday, got stuck on trying to make something out of “loose lips sink ships”.
by Leander
Sat May 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No guess on Friday

Will be watching the whole Teachers Tournament, to hopefully see some competitive games.
by Leander
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/19 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1065

Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Guessed Americium, NHO Europium

Pre-empted for the draft only on Friday in the NY market
by Leander
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

D-Day Monday

If I could have remembered Attica, Wednesday would be an instaget, but had a mental block on anything beyond the A. Went with Artemis Fowl (glad to see I wasn’t the only one)
by Leander
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 5849

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Typo in the clue about rare earth metals - there aren't three Ms in "uncommon". The show is starting to get boring. I recognize James is insanely good at what he's turned the game into, but I'm not sure it's necessarily what I want to watch. I stopped watching the show during the Ken Jennings era f...
by Leander
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 14681

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

An interview with James Holzhauer- Not sure if we can make anything of the fact that it's written in the past tense... https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/jeopardy-james-holzhauer-winning-strategy.html#_ga=2.114365633.75105172.1555449984-2141391358.1527612724 Unfortunately we probably can make somethin...
by Leander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

No guess Tuesday.

Needed 1939 to get the munchkin answer.

Ate at HoJo’s many times as a kid.
by Leander
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3491

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Playing for fun, 44, would have been 45 if I didn’t dither over O Henry. Probably my best ever. Missed the video game, Dick, halogen class and Glover, plus too slow on O Henry. Guess I should have taken it for real.
by Leander
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/1/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Thought of Elvis and Prince, then realized too late that Prince was wrong. Not sure I would have come up with Aretha. Tried to connect adjacent capitals that began with the same letter, never got to Berlin. Used to walk by Schwartz’s once a ...