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by glennfleishman
Thu Jan 17, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC 2013 Pre-Taping Rankings through 1/11/13
Replies: 35
Views: 4748

Re: TOC 2013 Pre-Taping Rankings through 1/11/13

I don't want to provide any spoilers but I did attend (in the audience) some of the ToC tapings. I was able to say hi to a few of the friendly Jeopardy faces, but got hustled out before I gave Maggie a hug (the security/crowd management folks weren't helpful, but she was also incredibly busy). I tha...
by glennfleishman
Sat Nov 24, 2012 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 6777

Re: Friday, November 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I enjoyed Paul's style a lot, and don't begrudge him the wins at all — the Jeopardy gods (writers?) are fickle, and lots of strange circumstances emerge over a bunch of games. But, Paul, I'll tell you, both me and my eight year old by your third game were both yelling at the TV, as if we could affec...
by glennfleishman
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Apologies for misspelling your name. I spelled it right at first, then let doubt seep in and went back and added Ns in. Fixing it now! No worries at all! Believe me, I have seen and heard every imaginable variation of spelling & pronunciation of my name... I loved when you jumped in to try to clear...
by glennfleishman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've been invited to talk about my experience on http://www.thejeopardyfan.com/, so check back there if you're interested in more commentary on this game (and my own defense of the $0 wager). :-) You've got nothing to defend. It was the best wager you could make given your knowledge base and the ci...
by glennfleishman
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have Jeopardy fever in the house. At least two of the 25 million weekly viewers are now younger than 70. I think you're getting a little too full of yourself, Glenn. It's more like 13 million. The contestant folks (Maggie et al.) said it's 9 million per night. The weekly number put out by the syn...
by glennfleishman
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

We usually just sit around in our PJs and watch "How Green was My Valley" over and over... Please tell me that you both have footie pajamas. Good Keith and Stephanie stories (about children). At my viewing party for the October 18th game, a couple told me that their 8-year-old daughter had been wat...
by glennfleishman
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats on your run; you made some gutsy moves and you've got mad buzzer skills. But I have to know: did Alex linger a little longer over your handshake at the end of the game? If I find out that that wily Canuck has been two-timing me with another 7-time champ, I'm going to block his text message...
by glennfleishman
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 11346

Re: Friday, November 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Several people have now encouraged me to post here, so here goes. Hi, I'm Keith Whitener. You may remember me from such Final Jeopardy! missteps as 'Thinking the zombies in Resident Evil have swine flu' and tonight's debacle. In all honesty, Golden Bears did flit through my mind, but for the life o...
by glennfleishman
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 8314

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's what my receipts say: $147,570 in "winnings" and $2,000 more in consolation prize. How much I'll actually get after taxes? Don't know yet! Since you're salaried, I should recommend you consult an accountant when it comes in. I've been self-employed for decades, so all my income is in the for...
by glennfleishman
Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 8314

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was wtaching the show on tape and didn't stop the fast forarding in time and saw the FJ answer pop up. I stopped and rewound it so I could hear and see Alex introducing and reading the answer, but before I stopped it I saw it was about states not having legal gambling and knew Utah and Hawaii rig...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 31, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5991

Re: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Other thoughts, towards the end of Double Jeopardy, I was trying to catch up and got caught guessing. The worst thing that happened was I correctly guessed a Ballet question (!), which stripped down the resistance to guessing that I had built up when prepping for the game. Didn't have a great set o...
by glennfleishman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 13481

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just wanted to chime in and say that I was delighted to see Glenn on the show. I've long been a reader of TidBITS (since 1990/91 or so?), so I recognized your name immediately, and was happy to have a face to put with the words I've read for so long! Plus, I really enjoyed the pieces you've writt...
by glennfleishman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 13481

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

i'm way behind, but let me just add my voice to these lists: congrats, glenn! what a disastrous DD wager, compounded by her ultra-timid wager on the 2nd-row DD in capricorns. with wagering like that, it's almost forgivable that she seemed to deliberately be picking clues so as not to hit the DDs. 1...
by glennfleishman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 29, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 12165

Re: Monday, October 29, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think maybe I was just trying really hard not to be too quiet. I certainly don't consider myself a brash person! I'll post here again about my experience later tonight! That was an amazing game, John-Clark! I just watched it with my sons (ages 5 and 8), who have become fans since I was on. Really...
by glennfleishman
Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 29, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 12165

Re: Monday, October 29, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:I thought John Clark was very loud and obnoxious at first, but he seemed to mellow in DJ!
Maggie: "John-Clark, you're doing great, but the stage manager says you could be a little quieter. You're being just a little loud. Great work on the buzzer. Ok! Let's get going!"
by glennfleishman
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:Someone has to say it.

"That's Numberwang!"
Have never laughed so hard as during that sketch.
by glennfleishman
Sat Oct 27, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7376

Re: Friday, October 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

And even from the remove of 2,000 miles and two months, I could feel just how intensely Alex wanted Tori to win after interviewing her. She was certainly easy to root for. I felt bad that she didn't do so well. My wife had a number of surgeries as a child due to an issue with her ear, which had to ...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 26, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

My going Hulk over the "Schultz" misspelling was meant to be humorous, and now I realize I didn't really make it come off that way. I thought it was funny. Of course, Mr. Fleishmann had the perfect reply. :roll: (There's no innocent look emoticon. I want an innocent look emoticon.) See how you put ...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 26, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 15578

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I loved Peanuts collections when I was a kid, and less so the stuff in the daily paper. I'd forgotten how trenchant Schultz could be. He became ever more watered down as the strip progressed. THERE IS NO T IN HIS NAME WHY CAN NO ONE GET THAT RIGHT ARGH FSKJFHSDFKSHLAF That makes me sad, and I'm the...