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by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1452

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:02 pm
I know it's a common error, but I'm sort of surprised the judges didn't neg Buzzy for his response of tricep.
Agreed. Not sure how that one got through without a neg.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]

Sorry, I wasn't implying that the thread needed a spoiler tag, I just meant that if Jasper wanted to discuss a particular clue to be sure to include it in spoiler tags. He did mention a couple clues in the game thread, so I was curious if he was thinking about one of those when he started this topic.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]

I think they'd have to and I see no reason why they wouldn't. They are willing to bring back contestants who were ruled against to their detriment, after all.

Which clue are you referring to? Please use spoiler tags.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Woof wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:19 am
dhkendall wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:04 am
I was two letters away from my first beer of the season, WAGging "Eurodex" instead of "Euronext". :cry:
And I WAGged Eurex, which should be a thing if it isn't already.
Although I'm not sure if it should be a stock exchange or condom brand...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 1911

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I sort of missed the opening of the show because I was cooking dinner. Did Alex says his usual "remember this is a two-day, total point affair" line?
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I've never heard of Euronext, but I thought my guess of "BRAMBO" (Brussels, Amsterdam, Bourse) was pretty good!
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 1911

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BKavett wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Kalamata olives are just the dark olives. They're nothing new. I had no idea what they were going for with that clue though, because it was written "All of" not "Olive."
Incorrect. It was "olive."
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 1911

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also +1. NHOI. Must be a hipster food like arugula and quinoa. You've never heard of kalamata olives? No, not a hipster food. I didn't have any problem with only giving the Pope's name and not number. It was "Papal Names" not "Popes" after all. I biffed with iPad on FJ, too. Great minds think alike...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

zerobandwidth wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 am
Is it at this point that I confess my FJ! SWAG was Robespierre? :oops:
(prepares for the pointing and laughing) ;)
Not sure why you'd think this is a terrible guess.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

My answer for the M.F.K. Fisher question was "travel" because I had read her Two Towns in Provence . I wasn't aware that she was best known for food writing; and, in fact, an MFK Fisher Award for Excellence in Culinary Writing is given out every even-numbered year. You learn something every day. He...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2728

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There are ways to prepare for it, but you can't cover all bases, especially if you're prone to it in daily life, unless you recreate the conditions exactly - and by that I mean playing a real game of Jeopardy!, on the Jeopardy! set, with all the stakes, again and again until you become acclimated t...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Did anyone else say "signature" for the "watermark" clue? Signature was my first instinct, but I don't remember enough about the exact wording to know if it would have been accepted or not.
Category was "Compound Words", so no.
No love for "sig" and "nature?" :D
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1767

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was thinking way too early in French history and finally got to WWII too late. I said Petain about two seconds after the music stopped. Did anyone else say "signature" for the "watermark" clue? Signature was my first instinct, but I don't remember enough about the exact wording to know if it would...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2728

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If the DDs are gone and you're still picking 800 or 1200 before 400, who cares? Unless you're in a specific late games situation where you're protecting a lead, why would you ever think it necessary to pick $400 clues before $800? The only reason I can think of is that many players would default to...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

And I guessed Sweet Gum for Sugar Maple. That was a weighted coin-flip in my head, but I remembered that a nearby park has plaques next to various trees, showing their species, and saw a reasonably-confident dotted line between acer and maple , and gum was something else I didn't remember. Those ar...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2728

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also saw Jason's comments on reddit. The part that you left out of your quote was, "I was REALLY staring at the scoreboard and didn't realize there was still a DD on the board". As far as I'm concerned there were really two plausible reasons they didn't hunt for that DD: 1. like Jason said, they ...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2728

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't have any issue with Lisa's emotion coming through. These are human beings, not robots.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 147
Views: 2031

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

zerobandwidth wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:46 am
[*] :( Coin-flipped Terminator and Aliens, responded with Mother. Oh well.
Wasn't that a life form rather than a machine, though?
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288154

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING- Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal. I want to keep my plugins you jerks! I hate hearing that. 57 is supposed to have a much smaller memory footprint. I hope so. I've ...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288154

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING- Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal. I want to keep my plugins you jerks! I hate hearing that. 57 is supposed to have a much smaller memory footprint. I hope so. I've ...