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by Anachronism
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 133
Views: 5450

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I don't know whether the Arthur Chu omission is a snub or not. They're already including Ben Ingram, the winner in Chu's TOC. And they're including Julia Collins who came in third in his TOC but won more regular season games than Chu--almost twice as many--and who is the winningest woman of all tim...
by Anachronism
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 133
Views: 5450

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I guess I'm in the minority that doesn't like this direction. The last few days, we've had a champion who strikes poses (I guess that's "character" these days) and it all seems so contrived and artificial. He's perfectly fine when he isn't trying to be a cartoon character. This entire tournament see...
by Anachronism
Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1304

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

South Bend didn't have a zip code in 1940, either. Nothing had a ZIP code in 1940. That was my point. In fact, you can look at zip code assignment in 1963 to illustrate Notre Dame's separation from South Bend. The first three digits identify a sectional sorting center and the last two determine whi...
by Anachronism
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1304

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not only that, but you'd have to know that the screening was apparently off-campus in nearby South Bend (Notre Dame is an unincorporated town, and has its own zip code). It didn't have its own ZIP code in 1940! I figured that there wouldn't have been a movie theater in the town of Notre Dame, so So...
by Anachronism
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1304

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not only that, but you'd have to know that the screening was apparently off-campus in nearby South Bend (Notre Dame is an unincorporated town, and has its own zip code). Not that I made it as far as Gipper myself.
by Anachronism
Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1495

Re: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess I'll be the first one to have Chile as an FJ guess. Like others have said, kayaking to me suggested ocean kayaking. I never even thought of kayaking down a river. How lame. :D I just watched on DVR, so I'll offer a third. Never occurred to me it had to be one river, and not a series of trib...
by Anachronism
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1353

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I think the problem with asking for a RQ in this case is "soft" mallets were indicated to point away from popular parlance. It's a very hard question that leads to negging, but it doesn't feel incorrect. You can't easily play the kids' toy commonly (and incorrectly) known as a xylophone with a soft ...
by Anachronism
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 5 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1508

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 5 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Emotional Devotional wasn't accepted. Oh well, 60 points ain't bad. ;) I love the creativity we saw with the responses. If there was any way to call a baptismal ceremony a devotional, I think that would have received credit. By the way, I think we need a reminder of the amount of work rjaguar3 puts...
by Anachronism
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 1985

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

spell4yr wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:03 am
So about the R4D4 8-pointer:
I think we're going to have to accept both, because there's a key word I didn't put back when self-editing: scripted. Having to know the day and time of the show's airing was not supposed to be the point of the category.
by Anachronism
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 1985

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I think the 15 pointer is way overvalued. I had a particularly vicious set of Brit Lit questions, but rjaguar3 wisely made it possible for people to score more than 0 on the category (I think the Forsyte question remained intact, but I had it at a low value - I'm still learning how SHC works in det...
by Anachronism
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 1851

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

In the book and movie, Tom Robinson is convicted and later killed. The description makes it sound like he was acquitted. The word "exonerate" has a specific meaning (in the line of vindication) that was more critical to the plot of the novel. The reader has to understand that Robinson was innocent,...
by Anachronism
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 2449

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 2 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

I also see some people answered "Flying Jenny" - let me put in a plea for that too. I've seen that nickname used as well. Here's an example. The Flying Jenny is the right-side-up one. The only real answers that fit the question are 'inverted Jenny' and 'Jenny invert'. The clue arguably fits either ...
by Anachronism
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting
Replies: 17
Views: 901

Re: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting

Sadly, I'm not interesting enough (and I don't own a cell phone, so I can't answer all the required questions on the questionnaire) so I'll have to pass. Plus, I couldn't even sit through one minute of Blair Witch Project - doubt I'd be able to actually live it. It's a Mike Darnell production. https...
by Anachronism
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2280

Re: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Stuck on 1992 and whether GHWB was a governor, couldn't move on in time, so I wouldn't have hit the clearer 1980 as fast as Ryan did. It would be interesting to search past FJs for this type of question, "last election involving...," and see whether it's worth trying to memorize a basic table of 20t...
by Anachronism
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 2512

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My hearing may be going, but I would swear Johanna left off “ what is” in her answer to the Newton question. I also thought she missed it on her Bell answer, but she might have muttered it under her breath. I thought the same thing. My thought was she said it so quickly that maybe it got edited out...
by Anachronism
Sat Jul 07, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2320
Views: 264137

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Someone on Reddit reported that Detroit emails went out today. I saw that, checked my e-mail, and wept. It was legitimately the only glimmer of hope I've had all year. I can still foolishly hope that several people miss their chance to respond so they go further down the list. After eight tries, I ...
by Anachronism
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Preliminary announcement
Replies: 14
Views: 1401

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Preliminary announcement

I'd be happy to write questions, play-test and edit as a non-player.
by Anachronism
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1703

Re: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ and "unclean" got me thinking of a Carol Burnett skit where the dog misbehaved and was banished to the backyard. No coming back from that. Sounds like that miss will poll at least 25% on its own.
by Anachronism
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?

Crap. Don't click on the corrected spoiler, even if you've already seen Monday's show.
by Anachronism
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1442

Re: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?

cheezguyty wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:50 pm
Also, the middle contestant on last Monday's show was named Tracey, not Sharon.
And you don't find that suspicious?