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by Linear Gnome
Wed Jan 26, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3418

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Props to Amy for eclipsing Holzhauer's streak. By the end of the next two-day taping session, she will have either been dethroned or made more history (or both, conceivably). So "both" came in, after all. I'm already excited about the next ToC! I got a little lucky on today's FJ!. I fell ...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Jan 24, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1865

Re: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

triviawayne wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:17 pm Best I could come up with for FJ is "that one in Chicago"
I got closer. I said "that one in Chicago named after the guy with the department store".
by Linear Gnome
Mon Jan 17, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3387

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No comment yet on Amy's misspelling? I did notice it. I would not pronounce Amy's spelling the same way as the correct response, but there are enough words where an "a" has a sound similar to "au" that I don't have a problem with it. The first one I thought of was "Lara Cro...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3387

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The game is parked here: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7243 If someone can please provide a tape date through post here, reddit post, correction suggestion, etc. then I'll get it added. Thanks. I hadn't noticed that the Archive now lists tape dates. Cool addition! How long have you...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4031

Re: Friday, January 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget, even without my father-in-law being buried there. Surprised at the TS. Caps a perfect week for me. I also managed to get a perfect week. Props to Amy for eclipsing Holzhauer's streak. By the end of the next two-day taping session, she will have either been dethroned or made more history (...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 14, 2022 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Daily Box Scores bugs discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 904

Re: Daily Box Scores bugs discussion

It seems strange that Amy would have a "-$8,000" as her net Daily Double take in Thursday's daily box score, when she actually made +$8,000. Sure, that minus sign could be serving as a divider, and the notation for contestants who really do lose money on Daily Doubles involves shading the...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote: Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:38 am Box score is in (for those who don't usually go back to the first page of the thread).
This is a cool new feature. One teeny-tiny nitpick that I would make is to put a $0 wager in FJ! in red when the player gave an incorrect response. I don't see any down side to that.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4329

Re: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Give me Clark's response, or give me Cory's response. Having now watched the show, I'm glad Ken picked up on the incorrect response pattern and supplied the appropriate remark. Yes, Ken provides a significant amount of value added on a regular basis. I am hoping that, some day, he will receive a pr...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 12763

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll add to the chorus of thanks to Mark. There are all kinds of reasons why my guess of Martin and Lewis was dumb. If I'm not mistaken, on DJ1 Ken pronounced the second syllable of Grenada as "ah" and not "ay". It's supposed to be "ay", isn't it? Have a good 2022, ever...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Dec 26, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What would be one suggestion that you would like to add to Jeopardy?
Replies: 53
Views: 8839

Re: What would be one suggestion that you would like to add to Jeopardy?

I don't think $1,000 is enough for third prize and for some people, $2,000 just barely covers the travel expenses. I like the idea of providing a little more cash for the consolation prizes, so $2,000 or $2,500 for third and at least $3,000 for second, but no more than $5,000. This, or what econgat...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Dec 22, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 3880

Re: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

SweepingDeveloper wrote: Wed Dec 22, 2021 6:54 pm At first I was confused with the Basho clue. Isn't a haiku 5/7/5? I counted 5/5/4.

I then did some digging, then it hit me: The syllables are Japanese:

夏草や 兵どもが 夢の跡

Natsukusa ya/ Tsuwamonodomo ga/ Yume no ato
That occurred to me.
Then I thought about it more,
and it all made sense.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Dec 21, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 5616

Re: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure why I thought Elizabeth Barrett Browning was American.
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 6186

Re: Thursday, December 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:07 pm Different from the N.W.A. chatter how about Foucault? French names can be tough sometimes. Imagine a triple miss with:

Phuck-you
Phuck-all
Phuck-it
Oh, Phuket (Thailand).
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 17, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 4772

Re: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Question on Sam's Latin DD: I thought he corrected himself before Mayim ruled. Was the problem that his response was judged to be "Citius, Altius, Fortibus, Fortius" rather than "Citius, Altius, Fortibus Fortius"?

I managed to get FJ!. Props to Sam as well as Ed and Alisa.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Dec 14, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 4363

Re: Tuesday, December 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I did manage to get this FJ!, but I'm not a fan of the clue. I started with "baryon" based on "heavy", but I've never heard an adjective form of that, so I decided that either they were going for "strange" or I had no idea. Clues 5 to 9 were "Alliterockers", t...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3778

Re: Friday, December 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vowela wrote: Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:53 pm Shouldn't the answer for the one clue have been "card decks"? I'm confused why cards, without decks, was negged, but decks, without cards, was accepted.
Cards wouldn't satisfy the "biggest to smallest" specification (category theme aside).
by Linear Gnome
Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3541

Re: Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last week someone mentioned being on the wavelength of the writers. That is how it seemed to me for solving the FJ! clue as I smelled what they were cooking. MacArthur felt like 1940s & 1950s as relevant years to me and I did not think 1960s was the place to go, unlike the players. Yes, this wa...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 5742

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Excellent showing, MasterCone! I put Junior Chamber of Commerce on FJ! just to have something. When did this tape? MasterCone had said that one of last week's games taped on October 4, so I'd wager that this week taped on October 5. (Tried and failed to make a ninja edit that turned out to be comple...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Nov 29, 2021 6:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2821

Re: Monday, November 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 4:37 pm If she graduated high school in 1993, she was possibly born in 1975, the band that cost her $16,000. (Would have had $8,000 more going into FJ).
She was talking about her eighth-grade class, though; I assume 1993 refers to that.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Nov 20, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1904

Re: Friday, November 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How was the sink clue worded? In hindsight, that answer was obvious, but I said plunge. J27 - To drop down fast into water https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7196 In a bathroom one can find a sink while verbs such as flush and plunge were not what the category wanted. Maybe someone is p...