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by talkingaway
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: Monday, January 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had wished a more specific version of the date given in response to this clue for this game of "Jeopardy!" (such as one involving a calendar year) was given instead of that one (even though it was accepted): "American Airlines Captain Beverley Bass was piloting one of the 38 planes that were dive...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 858

Re: Monday, January 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Frost on FJ!, but was nervous about it. It was more of a WECIB for me - I too had "New England, 30s, 50s = Frost", but didn't hone in on the two specific events in the years. In fact, I fast forwarded too quickly and didn't even see the category until the music played - I started thinking ...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1327

Re: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I could NOT come up with Susan B. Anthony, but I remembered hearing the story about the I Voted stickers on a grave. For some reason I came up with Edith Wharton and Margaret Mead, knowing both of those were wrong. Admittedly, a dingus brain fart on my part. County line seemed mixed up to me. I thou...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 70
Views: 3961

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Related to the previous news about the coronavirus in China, there's about 7 or 8 blockbuster Chinese movies who have had their release delayed in both China (to mitigate public congregation) and the US (due to contractual obligations that they have to show in China first, or to synchronize the worl...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I fell for the Guam trap too. And, no, I couldn't name all five territories...I got Puerto Rico, Guam, and American Samoa, and picked Guam since it was closeish to Japan, which I knew drove left. Logic, right? I totally blanked on USVI, and NHO Northern Mariana Islands. I Googled the territories whi...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1490

Re: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The champ's wager I understand from an "Oops!" perspective. After two hours (plus breaks) of trivia over two taping days, with Jeopardy! adrenaline, I'd be a little rummy too, and maybe even overlook third place. After all, a max wager of $14500, plus a miss by John (which is necessary for a win), w...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1476

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was anyone else super glad when "a galaxy far away" was deemed incorrect? It warmed my nerd heart. I'm wondering if just "far, far away" would have been accepted, or would have been BMSed. Probably a neg, but it was my immediate response, and the clue was typical Jeopardy awkwardness. Any other gam...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1476

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Never seen Mr. Smith, and I'll admit it's a hole I should change, yet somehow I still got it. Old B&W movie about injustice in politics? Yup, Mr. Smith. Surprised that the Simpsons parody is "Mr. Spritz goes to Washington", referring to Krusty the Klown...but I guess Mr. Smithers would be a little t...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 21, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 782
Views: 75757

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MOVIES In "Empire of the Sun", Christian Bale's character refers to an event that takes place in this eight letter city when he says, "I thought it was Mrs. Victor's soul going up to heaven." What is Nagasaki? Wanted to get Nagasaki without really having to differentiate between that and Hiroshima, ...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 20, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1728

Re: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ugh. That FJ! was way easier than I made it, but with a 30-second time limit, my trick didn't come to me. Monday evening quarterbacking, there's an easy trick: Presidential succession order. If you know that, after VP, Speaker, and Pro Tempore, the next four in line are State, Treasury, Defense, and...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2083

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree it was a bad FJ. But not as bad as Lindsey’s bet. Since anxiety seems to be a theme for this week's J! contestants, maybe I'd chalk it up to BLAST - Bright Light Auditorium Syndrome of Trebek? Her score if she won is $14001, which is $1 ahead of third place. So...trying to grasp at straws f...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2704

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

BuzzerBlog has been saying that the American version of The Chase should come back and it would be perfect to have Ken and Brad as two of the chasers. As much as I agree with that and would love to see Ken, Brad, and James in a version of this on prime time...The Chase would essentially have to be ...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 433
Views: 46802

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It is disappointing the J! producers didn't leap at putting as many of these auditioners on as soon as possible. Better trivia players = better show = more people watching. It's a balance. Remember there are plenty of casual viewers out there who find the 90 seconds before round 1 restarts just as ...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 709

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Maxwell only. Iago crossed my mind, but over-TOMed it with Polonius. Curtains! (Literally, for Polonius.)
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1873

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran mythology - "Between a Scylla and Charybdis" is a common way of saying "Between a rock and a hard place" I'll be the first to admit that my immediate recall of Charybdis came not from Homer, but from that great 20th century poet, Sting ;) Honestly, given my love of 80's music, I'm about 99% cer...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2083

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Gangsta Rule told me I might wrong because "Queen Mother" is a (possibly informal?) title It's a formal title, although many do not use it (most just use Her Majesty Queen [name]). For Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, while George VI was alive, she was Her Majesty The Queen. When George died, she would th...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2083

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It wasn't really pinned... if the Duke of Edinburgh can be used then presumably any of his children or grandchildren can be used, as well. Then it becomes a game of "who is most likely to have consented to donate their DNA" and I would pick a younger person over an older person in a heartbeat. The ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2704

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Personally, enough already with the special tournaments. GOAT was wonderful. Let's bask in its beauty for a while. I agree with this. If you exclude "regular" tournaments/events (ToC, Kids, Teen, Seniors, Teachers, Celebrity, Power Players - some of which may be defunct or on "indefinite hiatus"), ...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3040

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I psyched myself out on FJ!. I figured it couldn't be as simple as the "last" Central American country you hit traveling from the US to Colombia - but, apparently, it is. I don't know why, but the fact that it was a FJ! clue made me think that Central America did some weird boomerang thing, so I wen...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 5981

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've been to enough tapings to know that there's no way to do it live. Way too many things go wrong in a typical taping that take time to resolve. Never been to a taping of a game show, but I have seen the movie “Game Show”, and S&P is absolutely critical - nobody wants a game show scandal part deu...