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by StrangerCoug
Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 273
Views: 36740

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

Unfortunately, like countless contestants before him, he let the flawed "grab the money as soon as I know the puzzle" and "the wheel hasn't been kind to me up til now so I won't touch it with a 10 foot pole if I don't have to" menalties win over any sense of mathimatics or strategic desire to win t...
by StrangerCoug
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3068
Views: 243746

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread

If you really want to learn about these trivia facts, get a copy of Steven J. Ferrill's book, The Cultural Literacy Trivia Guide, 4th Ed. for about ten bucks on Amazon. He still runs a webpage with 15K clues and mouseover flashcard study zones in 62 categories Whereabouts is this site? I feel I nee...
by StrangerCoug
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New tie-breaker rule: Yea or nay
Replies: 46
Views: 4793

Re: New tie-breaker rule: Yea or nay

silverscreentest wrote:I don't think there's going to be much difference in the show. Instead of offering ties, leaders will wager that extra dollar. Regular games will look much the same. I'd be surprised if there's a tiebreaker clue more than once a year.
This. I wish there was a third option of "Don't care either way".
by StrangerCoug
Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 273
Views: 36740

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

Now that Buy a Vowel boards brought this to my attention... (That's where I've been :P ) I'm actually neutral about the change regarding ties. Granted, I see the argument about wagering strategy being affected, but on most shows I think it will go unnoticed, at least by the casual viewer. *cue the a...
by StrangerCoug
Mon Aug 04, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Why doesn't Jeopardy tend to be as successful abroad as in the U.S.?
Replies: 47
Views: 4131

Re: Why doesn't Jeopardy tend to be as successful abroad as in the U.S.?

NYCScribbler wrote:Wheel taught me to read, so I can't say it's all bad. I'm decent at it.
Looks like I'm not alone in that department. I did as well.
by StrangerCoug
Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Why doesn't Jeopardy tend to be as successful abroad as in the U.S.?
Replies: 47
Views: 4131

Why doesn't Jeopardy tend to be as successful abroad as in the U.S.?

If you go to the Americans Hate Tingle page on TV Tropes and open up the Live-Action TV tab, it says this: Jeopardy! is one of the most popular game show franchises in America. The original version ran from 1964 to 1975, and the current version has been on the air since 1984, usually paired with Whe...
by StrangerCoug
Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What happened to Alex's arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: What happened to Alex's arm?

Thanks.
by StrangerCoug
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What happened to Alex's arm?
Replies: 7
Views: 987

What happened to Alex's arm?

My dad noticed that Alex had a cast on his arm in today's episode and wants to know if he broke it again.
by StrangerCoug
Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 10825

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The bad news is that I had to watch the guy from my hometown fight an increasingly hopeless battle against Arthur (and no, I don't know Chris despite Chaparral being tiny). The good news is that I got a chance to see someone pass the $200K mark, which is my benchmark for "the next Ken Jennings". Mos...
by StrangerCoug
Wed Jan 15, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 7136

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fell for the pope trap but couldn't come up with a specific name. I only know the last few or so (John Paul I on).
by StrangerCoug
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 5310

Re: Friday, January 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know. Haven't really been watching much, either.
by StrangerCoug
Fri Jan 10, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 5310

Re: Friday, January 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't even need the "female presidents" part of the Final Jeopardy question to get it. The phrasing of the question ruled out Brazil, and I was fortunate to stay in that part of the world. Was able to get Argentina after about five seconds or so (just needed to remember what it was called!). J! d...
by StrangerCoug
Sun Dec 01, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for 11/25/13 week
Replies: 31
Views: 2133

Re: FJs for 11/25/13 week

:( :mrgreen: :?: :( :( Wednesday's correct response was spoiled to me (thought the FJ! would be up and ready for me to guess since I had to leave my sister's where I was watching), so I left it unchecked. Would probably have gotten it right, though.
:( :mrgreen: :(
China.
by StrangerCoug
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 5392

Re: Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I need to be slapped in the face for saying "off the rack" instead of "out of pocket", and there were others in that category I really should have gotten, too. Ran Literatura en Español. The later clues took some thought, but I was able to get them before the contestant rang in. I would not have got...
by StrangerCoug
Mon Nov 25, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 5376

Re: Monday, November 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Long time no see, everybody! (Coming home from university on the late side hasn't put me in the mood to watch the show much—I'm the kind of person who likes doing his own thing.) Ran One-Letter Response. I think the $2,000 response belonged there, but the rest felt like it belonged in the first Jeop...
by StrangerCoug
Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 5938

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm surprised "radii" was a $2,000 clue and a TS. It seemed like basic geometry to me. Got both missed DD's, though the arrows and olive branch took a few seconds to come to my mind. Carribean —> Spanish sounding names —> blah blah blah close to Florida —> Cuba. Oops. Jeffrey You and I have the same...
by StrangerCoug
Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 3304

Re: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Neither state I remember living in very long has its largest city as its capital, either. (Santa Fe instead of Albuquerque, I believe, and Austin instead of Dallas.) So easy yet so stupid to make the mistake. Now I'm wondering what states you don't remember living in. Unless you'd rather forget the...
by StrangerCoug
Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 3304

Re: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

*goes up to a chalkboard and writes the sentence "The capital of a country is not always its largest city" as many times on it as will fit for answering Istanbul for FJ* Perhaps interestingly, of the 7 largest countries in the world by population, all of them (including the one you live in) except ...
by StrangerCoug
Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 3304

Re: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hmm... Interesting that I'm the only person so far to even be in the right country. (Admittedly, I thought it was Athens first, then discarded it before Alex finished reading the clue after realizing that Greece does not border the Black Sea.)
by StrangerCoug
Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 3304

Re: Friday, October 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

*goes up to a chalkboard and writes the sentence "The capital of a country is not always its largest city" as many times on it as will fit for answering Istanbul for FJ*

4/5 in Pleas, missing just the last.

DJ seemed easy.