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by worldwidewebster
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 5661

Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

MinnesotaMyron wrote:I feel like today's FJ is vaguely worded and could have broken bad. But another sole get from Cindy renders those concerns moot. Incredible.
Was it? I was 100 percent sure WHICH two people they were asking about; I just had no idea where either of them were from.
by worldwidewebster
Tue Dec 20, 2016 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 4242

Re: Monday, December 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wonder why they chose to put her in the second game on the second taping day. Maybe she knew she wouldn't be up to consecutive days of taping? Just a wild guess, of course. When I showed up to be an alternate on Wednesday, I was told that someone had gotten too sick to play on Tuesday and had bee...
by worldwidewebster
Sun Dec 18, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 6748

Re: Thursday, December 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cindy is my hero. This times a million. I hope it's okay to reveal some behind the scenes info (it doesn't cast anyone in a negative light, and it also would have been potentially observed by any of the random Sony employees eating lunch at this time) but Cindy was really struggling by the afternoo...
by worldwidewebster
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 6748

Re: Thursday, December 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cindy is my hero. This times a million. I hope it's okay to reveal some behind the scenes info (it doesn't cast anyone in a negative light, and it also would have been potentially observed by any of the random Sony employees eating lunch at this time) but Cindy was really struggling by the afternoo...
by worldwidewebster
Tue Dec 13, 2016 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 7259

Re: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Like everyone else here, I was rooting for Cindy the whole way. What a phenomenal performance, especially in the circumstances. I did think she sounded as if she wasn't in the best of health, but whether I would have thought that without knowing the circumstances I don't know. Well-deserved win, an...
by worldwidewebster
Tue Dec 13, 2016 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 7259

Re: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ahh! I've been holding my tongue so hard because I was a local alternate for this day. You guys, Cindy is my hero. She was doubled over in pain off camera and clearly very sick (though we didn't know the details, and she was vague when I asked if she was okay). I was happily surprised when she pulle...
by worldwidewebster
Sat Aug 27, 2016 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2277
Views: 253304

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Got the call! :D I thought my (second) time in the pool had expired, so there's hope for those of you who are still waiting -- the "18 months" may not be a *totally* firm deadline. Since I'm a local, I don't know if I'll actually play next week, or be brought back later. (Kind of hoping for the lat...
by worldwidewebster
Sat Aug 27, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2277
Views: 253304

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Got the call! :D I thought my (second) time in the pool had expired, so there's hope for those of you who are still waiting -- the "18 months" may not be a *totally* firm deadline. Since I'm a local, I don't know if I'll actually play next week, or be brought back later. (Kind of hoping for the lat...
by worldwidewebster
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2277
Views: 253304

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Got the call! :D I thought my (second) time in the pool had expired, so there's hope for those of you who are still waiting -- the "18 months" may not be a *totally* firm deadline. Since I'm a local, I don't know if I'll actually play next week, or be brought back later. (Kind of hoping for the latt...
by worldwidewebster
Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.
Replies: 134
Views: 13217

Re: Jeopardy taping three tournaments in D.C.

So, I guess "Power Players" is a permanent fixture now...? Is it at least going to replace Celebrity J!, I hope?
by worldwidewebster
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 13508

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

You could educate yourself on issues of harassment and bullying (online or otherwise) This is all the gaming and sci fi communities have talked about for ~2 years at this point (GamerGate and Sad Puppies controversies respectively), so I'm well versed in the arguments. Its become all negativity all...
by worldwidewebster
Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 13508

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

Let me get this straight, DysonSphere...you think women should just suck it up and deal with incessant harassment because, oh well, that's just how the internet is, but for your sake you want everyone here to stop talking about it because it makes you uncomfortable? What makes your discomfort so muc...
by worldwidewebster
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 11655

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

PeteMoss wrote:I had no idea who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were. I never heard of those songs.
SpoilerShow
Green Day.
by worldwidewebster
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 11655

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

Is it weird that for the Crimean War nurse question, I could only come up with Mary Seacole, rather than the much more obvious answer they wanted? Stupid brain.
by worldwidewebster
Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J-archive and preparation
Replies: 16
Views: 2795

Re: J-archive and preparation

For a while there was a great resource, http://jeopardy.devinshelly.com/, which allowed you to choose which categories you wanted to study in the archive, what difficulty level, a year range, and so forth. It also enabled the user to just play all categories and then identify weak areas (because it ...
by worldwidewebster
Thu Dec 24, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 3859

Re: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got tricked into seeing that movie by sleep-deprived friends with small children who swore it was good. Apparently my efforts to blot it out of my memory were more effective than I thought! I could only think of Merida. Now I have to go drink eggnog until I've forgotten it again.
by worldwidewebster
Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 5415

Re: Thursday, December 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you are in the contestant pool and had to watch this game - I am sorry, I can only imagine how that must have felt. The way the contestants were going, "twenty right, every night" would have gotten you a lock game. It does, admittedly, begin feeling rather personal when that phone refuses to rin...
by worldwidewebster
Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 124
Views: 8079

Re: Monday, November 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

And did Alex say "lifeboy" rather than "lifebuoy"? As for buoy = boy, that's an accepted pronunciation, even in the US: see http://beta.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buoy, where both are given. The rest of the world pronounces buoy as boy; I never knew there was an alternative until a couple of ye...
by worldwidewebster
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 4512

Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyone else think that drought clue was ridiculous? It seemed like the obvious answer, but "this war"? How were we supposed to know there wasn't some specific term we would have to come up with? It seems, since we came back from the TOC, there've been more than the usual number of questions like th...