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by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I think you underestimate it. A few years ago, money spent on video games in a year surpassed that of movies; there are now "sports" leagues of video games; I know of more arcades/barcades than existed 20 years ago; and the prices of classic games went to the point where I stopped adding to my libr...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

alietr wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:08 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:52 am

Successful first week for me. I tied yesterday, so 2-1-0 for the week.
If you tied, you aren't 2-1-0.
You know how everyone except the U.S. writes dates out in the logical order of D-M-Y? I guess I do the same thing for LL records: W-T-L.
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm sure David means it to be humorous but Kendall's Law has always rubbed me very much the wrong way. It seems like it could be taken as a slap in the face to those like Roger Craig or Alex Jacob, just to name two who notable worked insanely hard to ge to the point where they could dominate this g...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

It took me a while to realize the answer for the geography question didn't necessarily need to be a country on the Arabian Peninsula. Once I got past that mental block, Somalia seemed obvious (and it just came up in Jeopardy! the day before). My answer for the Dimbleby brothers company was Cambridge...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Because obviously Alex Jacob knew this one. It was just a brain fart and came to him a second too late. There was no brain fart about it. So are you saying he was trying to kill time? He only bet $100, so it's certainly a possibility. His strategy may have been just to "kill" the DDs. I wouldn't do...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:19 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 1:59 am

Bering was a Dane.
Denmark is generally considered part of Scandinavia.
Correct, and the clue asked for "this Scandinavian..." Although the year and the fact he left from Norway certainly pointed to Amundsen, I could see someone thinking of Bering.
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I'm a little surprised Atari had the low get rate. With the popularity of classic gaming, I thought all ages would know who Nolan Bushnell is. I think you may be overestimate how popular it is. Still very much a niche thing. What percentage of people play video games of any kind? I bet it's conside...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Because obviously Alex Jacob knew this one. It was just a brain fart and came to him a second too late. There was no brain fart about it. So are you saying he was trying to kill time? He only bet $100, so it's certainly a possibility. His strategy may have been just to "kill" the DDs. I wouldn't do...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:13 am

Did anyone else play J6 today? It was the easiest set I've ever played (11/12).
Maybe they figure they need to throw us a bone so we don't feel bad after missing so many while watching the All-Star matches.
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Talking Mime wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Enough has been said about Larissa, Brad, Alex et al, but I wanna say that I liked Jennifer's performance a lot. I thought that there was a possibly that she'd be a non-factor, but she held her own very well.
I agree. Very nice job by Jennifer tonight.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 1919

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LOL, just LOL at Hawaii Five-O being a soap opera created by Agnes Nixon. How is Scandinavian Arctic Explorer from 1906 not Pavlovian for Amundsen? A gimme. How many else can you name? How about Vitus Bering? Obviously earlier, but I could definitely see Bering as a knee-jerk guess. Can you elucida...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 538

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

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by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 538

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Michael Dupée specifically says in his book that if you bet $0 in Final Jeopardy, you should not attempt the question, because otherwise, random people will ask you why you bet $0 on something you knew. It's not like it's all that difficult to explain it, though. Or you could just :roll: Or even ¯\...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 538

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

alietr wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:38 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:33 pm
Michael Dupée specifically says in his book that if you bet $0 in Final Jeopardy, you should not attempt the question, because otherwise, random people will ask you why you bet $0 on something you knew.
It's not like it's all that difficult to explain it, though.
Or you could just :roll:
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I started with Somalia because of the pirate-based-economy a few years back, it obviously was the furthest east. Farthest. Not meaning to pick on you, but it's my latest grammar annoyance, and if someone else looks it up and learns it, so much the better. It'll depend on where somebody looks it up....
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 28
Views: 538

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

I just can't imagine not writing down the correct response if you know it.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... Knew Somalia was the westernmost country and was quite confident that Senegal is the easternmost. I put those two down without even counting letters. ... Do you have an Africa map you look at in a mirror? ;) You know what's funny is I always make this mistake. I have the correct mental picture ...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm sure this has been discussed, but will they play a full game tomorrow or just single J!? Should be a full game, I believe. From what I gathered yesterday in a response to my question, it will be a full game tomorrow, and Match 2 will also be split up to three episodes like this was. So Alex was...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1900

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, drat, I was really hoping for Team Colby to come through tonight. Love all three of those players. Knew Somalia was the westernmost country and was quite confident that Senegal is the easternmost. I put those two down without even counting letters. My funny guess of the night was "Liederkranz"...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 54
Views: 972

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Lots of people names their kids Paris, right? I made it through Western, Northern, and Eastern Europe, but never made it down to the Balkans. I figured their names were too weird. Cost me a loss to my cria, o ignominious fate! Austin Powers did not get rubella, which makes me wonder about his chose...