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by Anachronism
Wed May 25, 2022 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 775

Re: Wednesday, May 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll take television shows the mass media critics say everyone should watch, but only a tiny percentage of the audience has ever heard of for $400, please... crickets... call me catatonic. At least it was shorter and less painful than the five-minute commercial for the music awards show even less pe...
by Anachronism
Tue May 17, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!

When asked for clarification, as in if it should not be gathered from this omission that Bialik is not hosting, Erwich responded: “Correct.” Translation: When asked to commit to hosting this infamous mockery of the Jeopardy concept, Bialik replied, "despite appearances to the contrary if you'v...
by Anachronism
Tue May 17, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!

When asked for clarification, as in if it should not be gathered from this omission that Bialik is not hosting, Erwich responded: “Correct.” Translation: When asked to commit to hosting this infamous mockery of the Jeopardy concept, Bialik replied, "despite appearances to the contrary if you'v...
by Anachronism
Tue May 17, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!
Replies: 16
Views: 860

Re: Primetime Celebrity Jeopardy!

When asked for clarification, as in if it should not be gathered from this omission that Bialik is not hosting, Erwich responded: “Correct.” Translation: When asked to commit to hosting this infamous mockery of the Jeopardy concept, Bialik replied, "despite appearances to the contrary if you'v...
by Anachronism
Thu May 12, 2022 2:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39
Replies: 35
Views: 2380

Re: Suggestions and Changes for Season 39

Some of Ken's patters at that point remind me of a Dennis Miller riff. Which probably should be eschewed. Preferably by a ruminant. Makes him seem too happy to be there. Alex had mastered the "I have a definite personality, but most of the time you're not even aware I'm here" vibe. I liked...
by Anachronism
Mon May 09, 2022 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 3890

Re: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I heard that if you have a nose ring and you sneeze while outside during a thunderstorm, you can take out the entire power grid. At some point Jeopardy will be accused of racism for not having a proportional representation of various demographic categories among winners. It won't be enough to have p...
by Anachronism
Mon May 09, 2022 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 3890

Re: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just from watching, and not doing the same calculations, my sense is that Amy's games were more similar to Jason's. Something major has changed with the casting recently, and while Mattea is a formidable player who can compete with almost anyone, I would be very surprised if she could take more tha...
by Anachronism
Sat May 07, 2022 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 3890

Re: Friday, May 6, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I looked at this last week, I found it remarkable that the average number of Triple-Stumpers in Mattea's games was more than 10 (it was 12 on this show). I compared that to Jason Zuffranieri's run, which was the last 10+ run with Alex. That was much lower. The combined coryat in those games was...
by Anachronism
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2293

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

53,200 seems pretty good, given that the face value of every clue on the board is $54,000. It's not unusual to go through an entire season without seeing a 50k game. Fun to browse through the archive and look at some of those big games. Like the one where Buzzy defeated six-time champ Andrew Pau. I...
by Anachronism
Thu Apr 28, 2022 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2293

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Christina was attempting to buzz in as much as Mattea and didn’t miss. She was a legitimate player here. Exactly what I thought. Also, without the box score I wouldn't have remembered if there was a third contestant. It was the first time in Mattea's run there was a 40,000 combined coryat and fewer...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 27, 2022 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2490

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm always hesitant to call out an FJ when at least one of the contestants gets it, but this one was a stinker, I have to say. We now have 3 of the top 10 longest streaks in this season alone. Something seems to have changed. Mattea is very, very good (especially for her age), and I enjoy watching ...
by Anachronism
Wed Apr 20, 2022 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2904

Re: Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ok, having seen the box score I am going to be a bit unkind. Attempting to buzz in only 22/60 times? That’s just sad. We’ve got enough data now to know that most contestants will attempt 30-40 buzz ins per game, so this lies outside the norm. And then to be wrong on 50% of your successful buzzer at...
by Anachronism
Tue Mar 08, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3611

Re: Friday, March 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

EDIT: Additional detail from the programming director: ...there was a download issue in our servers and basically, the hardware indicated that we had the correct, scheduled episode (#8590) for Mar 4th but the content of the show was from an episode that had aired on Fri, 2/18. Our server received t...
by Anachronism
Mon Mar 07, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3611

Re: Friday, March 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tonight's Bad News and Good News: Bad: Good old WOIO, the local affiliate, somehow managed to air the wrong game. Instead of the game all you guys just watched, I got to see Matt Takimoto's second game, the "Merry Wives of Windsor" game. Boo, Hiss. Good: I did quite well, improving signif...
by Anachronism
Wed Feb 16, 2022 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3947

Re: Monday, February 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell is an adjunct assistant professor? Very commonly, academics are classed as "assistant professor" only if they've earned their PhD; otherwise they're called "lecturer." An "adjunct assistant professor" would be a part-time, not-tenured, one of those. Likel...
by Anachronism
Tue Feb 15, 2022 4:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3947

Re: Monday, February 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell is an adjunct assistant professor? Final was instaget. I took a second to verify that they were asking for the largest u.s. city on the lake and therefore the answer was Duluth and not Thunder Bay. Thunder Bay has been the largest city on Lake Superior since 1970 when it was formed fr...
by Anachronism
Thu Feb 03, 2022 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3145

Re: Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've been assuming it's because they chose Mayim as the permanent host after the Richards debacle, and Ken fills in for her while she's busy on her sitcom. That doesn't mean that relationship hasn't changed since, but it explains why it's worked like that all season now. FJ: I have a bad habit of co...
by Anachronism
Wed Feb 02, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 31, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 3446

Re: Monday, January 31, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to the list of viewers hoping they retire "Stupid Answers". It's a questionable test of actual knowledge, and it always produces these confusing situations about how contestants should phrase their answers. Some of the triple stumpers were surprising. Capital of Kentucky was an eas...
by Anachronism
Sat Jan 29, 2022 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 28, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3655

Re: Friday, January 28, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is that what it was? Simply wasn't on the DVR. I assumed some local politician was bloviating somewhere. Golf? Might as well start pre-empting for Call me Kat reruns.
by Anachronism
Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 117
Views: 8128

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wading into this pile-on against my better judgment, but what makes this Veto poster a troll? I agree that telegraphing a discord AMA with an unknown was a bit of a spoiler, but why the vitriol? Veto also decided to put spoilers in thread titles. I nuked the threads. Wow. That JBoard handle is an a...