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by talkingaway
Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 75
Views: 4655

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

Given all of the extra space afforded by HDTV, I wish they'd keep the scores on the screen in a corner. In a similar vein, why doesn't Wheel have an on-screen letter board? Because on Wheel, if all three players lose their turn, they usually get edited out if it doesn't affect the scores, so if the...
by talkingaway
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy fantasy credits team!
Replies: 25
Views: 378

Re: Jeopardy fantasy credits team!

Is this one of those "I let Watson's AI watch Jeopardy! credit rolls, and asked it to create a new one. Here's what it came up with:" things?

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by talkingaway
Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1270

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looking up the United Nations list of 193 countries on Wikipedia, "Thailand" is the only one that begins with "Th", and the only one on the list that begins with a "T" and has an "h" anywhere in the name. On the one hand, I think there's a good case to be generous here - I think that's the theory wh...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1104

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ugh - listen to the category... :roll: :roll: :roll: I had a woman who was in medicine at the turn of the century...I had Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale. I then shoehorned Nightingale in, because she was on the correct side of the Atlantic, and figured that nursing could entail a great deal o...
by talkingaway
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1559

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How was coffee "obvious" on Potpourri for $800? Guess who produces more than 1/3 of the entire world's coffee beans. I didn't have an answer, but if the clue were twisted around to "This South American 1932 Olympic team sold coffee...", I probably would have probably gone for Colombia. But then aga...
by talkingaway
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1559

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had the Kubla Khan / Xanadu part of FJ right from the obvious "dome" TOM, but for some reason had difficulty with getting the right author. I got there, but it was a Wordsworth/Coleridge coin flip for me that came up the correct side up for once. I got Marx and thought it was pretty obvious, but l...
by talkingaway
Fri Sep 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Courtesy of Rex Kramer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVXiKgFZHYY&feature=youtu.be&t=54 To my ears, by the way, the Real Berry says it more like Berry and the Fake Berrys say it more like Barry. But one thing that has become clear since this all started is that most of us, mergers and non-mergers...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1276

Re: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else happen to notice at the start of the game that when they called the clue for 800 in A SHRUBBERY that they showed the graphic for 600? Confused me as I was tracking my Coryat. Composer named Gustav ____ for a $2000 clue? I risked going for the obvious one, and was rewarded. Almost ran SCI...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Uh, no. Sorry. Berry and Barry are just two distinct names and two distinct pronunciations. Not that it mattered in determining the winner of this game, but the neg seemed quite correct to me. Now why couldn't she just follow the advice of countless former players and boardies and use last name onl...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The GOAT was a little different as they all had plenty of Jeopardy experience and they all knew each other. But it fit in with her flighty personality. I thought his DD bet was risky as a miss puts the other two back in the game. I am betting small and taking my time coming up with a response. Risk...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ACM Awards category poll (9/16/20 spoilers)
Replies: 17
Views: 308

Re: ACM Awards category poll (9/16/20 spoilers)

*400: Easy once the video came up. Wasn't quite sure with just the clue, and NHO "The Fighter", and country + Idol could probably go to a couple of people - Kelly Clarkson was the other that came to mind, but I knew it was Carrie. 800: Didn't buzz in. If it had been a DD, I probably would have gone ...
by talkingaway
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope that players like Kelly are not the direction the producers want to retake the show. As TalkingAwauy posted, a little goes a long way.. :o Honestly, I'm willing to give the producers a lot of leeway. The contestant pool shrunk from about 365.8 million to about 19 million. (Okay, not everyone...
by talkingaway
Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1426

Re: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man, there were a lot of negs in DJ! that I got tripped up on, along with the contestants. I don't know why, but "code breaker" instead of "code talker" came to my mind too, even though I had 100% heard of code talkers. I'd accept "windtalker", as that was another name by which they were known. In f...
by talkingaway
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's funny about the official J! response, because I was just thinking through the logic in the same way. I actually still agree with the judges. My last name is Conley - two syllables. Some other common variants include Connolly and Connelly, with three syllables. I've always noticed that people ...
by talkingaway
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to the long list who was shocked by the FJ ruling. I correctly spelled Berry Gordy, but I may now consider only using last names from now on :shock: Question from a young whippersnapper here born after 1982: What headline was the clue referring to in DD1? Dead line, not headline. From a quic...
by talkingaway
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 3192

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I actually support the judges' ruling - mainly on the basis that Barry and Berry are two completely different names. It would be like if you were asked for Harper Lee's 1960 novel, and you wrote "Two Kill a Mockingbird". Even if they sound alike in some dialects (not mine), they're two different wor...
by talkingaway
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 201
Views: 40071

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

I really appreciate a couple of posters above telling us about what their Zoom call was like. I'm not sure I'm understanding it correctly though. Would somebody mind explaining how there are 10-12 people per Zoom call, but you speak your answers out loud to an interviewer? Wouldn't you all be speak...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 2148

Re: Monday, September 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Muddler vs pestle...I'm gonna neg myself, even if they're both pretty much the same thing. I'd say 96% of the time I've seen "muddle" or "muddled" in the context of drinks, it's been either as a verb or as an adjective. For some reason I've never really thought of "muddlers", even if I know exactly ...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 75
Views: 4655

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

A friend of mine got the call for September 30. She has to arrive at Sony at 7 am and will have to do her own hair and makeup. The contestants also will be mic'ing themselves. In other words, no close staff interaction at all. Weird thought, but as a man...I would have absolutely no clue how to do ...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 changes and predictions
Replies: 75
Views: 4655

Re: Season 37 changes and predictions

I've been wondering about contestant pictures with Alex, and how that would work given the distancing. I'm guessing it's very easily photoshopped. The picture can be photoshopped, but the experience can't be. For a lot of folks, one of the highlights of your day on J! is getting to "meet" Alex, whi...