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by jeff6286
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am proud of the fact I only got "Empire Strikes Back" in the Star Wars category. Seriously? An entire category on a mediocre sci-fi franchise that peaked with Episode IV (the origional) and has regressed consistently since? Low hanging troll bait. We've all got things we don't like in pop culture...
by jeff6286
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1015

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Stare decisis means that this, a past decision in a given area of law, should be respected." Alan simply translated the Latin, and was ruled correct. I'm not thrilled by this, since it doesn't really fit the clue, but it was probably (?) consistent with J!...err, precedent. That ruling seemed awfu...
by jeff6286
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231340

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

That will be $3.80.

Sure, here’s $5.00.

*head explodes*

I guess he just wasn’t cut out for the high-stakes financial world that is McDonald’s. My God can you imagine if it had been $3.81?
by jeff6286
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Two years between TOCs seems so long, I know we just did it but hopefully they aren't going to make that the new normal. I would think May is a better spot than February, 18 months from the previous TOC and leaves them flexible with the following one to put it in either November or February and be 1...
by jeff6286
Tue Oct 09, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 146
Views: 5865

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

So I heard that Brett Lazer, who I met at TCONA, and who works for Fleetwit trivia, was to be on Millonaire today. But then I came home and saw that my DVR did not record the show. The rest of this week’s episodes are also not set to record because aren’t listed as new episodes. The original airdat...
by jeff6286
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 146
Views: 5865

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

So I heard that Brett Lazer, who I met at TCONA, and who works for Fleetwit trivia, was to be on Millonaire today. But then I came home and saw that my DVR did not record the show. The rest of this week’s episodes are also not set to record because aren’t listed as new episodes. The original airdate...
by jeff6286
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2085

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

Not sure of the exact definition, but hiw bet was too big. Surely the intent is to stay above 1st's cover bet if he misses. It just seems so obvious there is no advantage from him not to stay above 6,000 in this situation. (so the 2nd place player SHOULD bet small-is that what is meant?). In the sp...
by jeff6286
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8570

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I recently learned that I ranked 40th among "luckiest LLamas" of LL78. This helps explain why, after 18 seasons in A Rundles, I finally managed to win one. By any measure, this was one of my weaker offensive seasons, though I did have an above average defensive season. In fact, it looks statistical...
by jeff6286
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8570

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I recently learned that I ranked 40th among "luckiest LLamas" of LL78. This helps explain why, after 18 seasons in A Rundles, I finally managed to win one. By any measure, this was one of my weaker offensive seasons, though I did have an above average defensive season. In fact, it looks statistical...
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1235

Re: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I precalled Godot and Pygmalion, just because I know they both come up very often in Final. Reading the clue I was basically stymied to understand it or get the context but it was about an Englishman and “speaking” so I semi-confidently locked in Pygmalion as I couldn’t think of anything that felt b...
by jeff6286
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Yes you are certainly right that it is 20, not 30. I forgot to double check my math on the last step.
by jeff6286
Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I'm guessing the first 8 games will be to decide which 3 teams play in a 2-game final. First 8 games: each team plays round-robin style and has 4 games. That sort of works, but a round-robin tournament for 6 teams in 4 games doesn't work out evenly I don't think. I started doing the math on this, a...
by jeff6286
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I'm with the several like minds on here and Reddit that this is certainly a confusing format. 6 teams, 10 games? I've been trying to make sense of it ever since I first heard about the tournament and I just can't. As for the contestant selection, very excited to see a lot of my favorites returning....
by jeff6286
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231340

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

22841 may not be, but 24000 is. If you see a mountain breaking 24k, think Asia, not zebras. Why should I think 24K = Asia? I'm pretty sure South America and Africa have high mountains too. 24 is just such an arbitrary cutoff. 24k is a height that no mountain outside Asia reaches, that's why. There ...
by jeff6286
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1291

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

38 right. Space Probes (3), Pro Football HOFs by Team (5), Toys & Games (5), How Cheap Were They? (2), Reading (4), The T Leaves (3) Acting the Part (2), Islands in the Sea (1), 8-Letter Words (1), Orange You Glad (4), Australian Histoy (3), Only at the Met (5) Lach Trash: wine, Zoe Saldana, Ned Ke...
by jeff6286
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

After a little research, I see that my crazy idea of a team having to face each other in the finals is not what's going to happen. I found this (which I'm sure many have seen): How will the competition work? Teams will return to Los Angeles in January 2019 to compete against each other head-to-head...
by jeff6286
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8570

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

If you enjoy science fiction, the Jemisin trilogy is an absolute masterpiece--supremely inventive and meaningful. The Hugo award is very well deserved. (I was so confident on this one, that I entered "Mae Jamison," who is the astronaut of course. A case of unneeded information being wrong and sinki...
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1531

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The easy way to fix this would have been to ask for the device, rather than his name. In 1789 this doctor proposed 6 articles on penal reform to the French Assembly, including one on capital punishment becomes In 1789 the French Assembly received a proposal of 6 articles on penal reform, including o...
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1531

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe Lori can protest with the claim that accepting this response violates their clear and well-established rules on spelling/pronunciation. Making her own response wrong as well as the other two players would make her the winner. :mrgreen:
by jeff6286
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7123

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Man, biggest game show prize winner in history goes more incognito than one would expect