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by Anachronism
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1561

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And in the category of unusual misses (yeah, getting fancy with the Universities should have cost him Auburn - I was surprised it was accepted) is Lonnie and the plethora of journalists held hostage in Israel. Also surprised neither got FJ. Mary Ann is certainly quick and has good range of knowledge...
by Anachronism
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1295

Re: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yet how do you feel if you sit there having gotten FJ right from first place and yet you're going home? An optimal bet is only optimal if you know how others are going to bet. In this case, I don't see anything wrong with either bet. For that to be true, there would have to be situations where my b...
by Anachronism
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1295

Re: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yet how do you feel if you sit there having gotten FJ right from first place and yet you're going home? An optimal bet is only optimal if you know how others are going to bet. In this case, I don't see anything wrong with either bet. I'm really hating the in-game commercials. But the Grande clue was...
by Anachronism
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/29/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 651

Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

2/5 for FJs. I had Danube and Rhone although Rhine was also in mind, I believe. I'm glad I got the first one, at least, when it seems like that was the one that most of the people who missed the answer left out. Same boat, not as glad, considering my wife and I spent a couple of days in a hotel ove...
by Anachronism
Fri Nov 02, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 400 - RR (Final results)
Replies: 41
Views: 1119

Re: TD 400 - RR (Q1-Q11 revealed)

I would also suggest that if Rosemont and Chicago are considered the same answer, then so too should Pontiac and Detroit be. I wondered about that. If there's one answer I could have made (I would have dropped the question otherwise), it was Pontiac. The local ads for that Wrestlemania were everywh...
by Anachronism
Sat Oct 27, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1447

Re: Friday, October 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The last couple of days have been quite brutal with the slow-bouncing (it defeats the strategy if you say "um........." before each bounce, btw) and videos. I think they must have added a commercial as well. Glad for DVR because every commercial slot is held by one of a handful of political candidat...
by Anachronism
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2077

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The puzzle was a good one and I would not rate is as difficult as Alex made it sound. I completed it in ink with no mistakes while never being stumped for long or frustrated. For the things I did not know the crosses were reasonable to help with the solve. The toughest thing for me was 16A: Accent ...
by Anachronism
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1341

Re: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not just the INF treaty, but this taping has one-upped Sports Illustrated. If you're old, like me, you might remember the dreaded "Sports Illustrated Cover Jinx." It's got nothing on Friday's show. One of the funny things about The Good Place on NBC, which is getting some notice out there lately, is...
by Anachronism
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 49
Views: 1673

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

I root for the show. I'm worried every year is Alex's last year (especially with his unfortunate injury history) and that he will be replaced by someone more political. I'm more for a "peaceful" experience, for lack of a better word. I find it easier to lose myself in watching. With the exception of...
by Anachronism
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1290

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Started with Germany, but something about the lakes made me think that word was too important, so, thanks to traveling there a few years ago, had this image of walking across a bridge in Geneva next to a huge lake into an area with a lot of beautiful old architecture. Still a little ticked off at hy...
by Anachronism
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2603

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All the talk about whether the category name was confusing seems to have spared Cody a lot of well-deserved grief for his FJ wager. I'm thinking he outsmarted himself by wagering "little enough" not to fall behind Kirsten if he negged and she doubled her score. And forgot that he might win on a dou...
by Anachronism
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2603

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Okay, I'm glad I wasn't the only one to misunderstand the FJ category. I guess I can chalk that up to not hearing that word every day. I did manage to get kind of on the right track, but I erred in thinking The Artist was the 2012 Oscar Winner instead of Argo (one year off) and I nearly hit a dead ...
by Anachronism
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Prayer for Owen Meany (IMO) is one of the great modern pieces of literature. Published about 30 years ago. It's too bad Irving is currently in that place where a great author keeps pushing out truly awful prose. A wake-up call that something like that is a triple-stumper in a group of very knowled...
by Anachronism
Sun Sep 23, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 146
Views: 8486

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: 146
Views: 8486

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: 47
Views: 1997

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: 47
Views: 1997

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: 47
Views: 1997

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: 2021

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...