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by svocan
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings
Replies: 94
Views: 25323

Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

But if I were you, I'd do my best to put it out of my mind, and tell everyone else that it's probably over. Indeed, absolutely nothing is guaranteed (legally, even Ben and Drew shouldn't *expect* a spot), everyone is there at Her Majesty*'s Pleasure, and it's basically TPTB's whim to do what they w...
by svocan
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings
Replies: 94
Views: 25323

Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Okay, never mind, kickerofelves just set me straight and pointed out that the ToCs are happening every fifteen months. Alas.
by svocan
Wed Sep 04, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings
Replies: 94
Views: 25323

Re: 2013-14 Tournament of Champions Standings

Hey everyone, Can anyone outline any kind of process for predicting who will be invited to the ToC, and when? As far as I can tell I'm in 13th place at this point, and I have always assumed I'd be out of the running with only three wins, but enough friends and family are prodding me about this I fig...
by svocan
Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 6980

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

kickerofelves wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:OK, so kickerofelves/Adam: how tall are you, anyway? You seemed about a foot taller than the other two guys during the closing credits.
Only about 6'2". Salvo is (I'm guessing) 5'9"ish? And Ryan is... not large.
I'm 6'0". But the TV camera subtracts three inches, apparently ;)
by svocan
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've never been to Pittsburgh, but based on their discussion, 'O' Fries sound like quite a draw. The full name of the establishment they're referring to is The Original Hot Dog Shop . But when you go to Pittsburgh, your first fry experience should involve a Primanti Bros. sandwich. You don't have t...
by svocan
Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 6980

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I promised I'd ask here, since two out of the three players (Adam and Salvo) are boardies (and also, the two that got FJ! right), what was it that gave you this? I was probably 80% confident on it. I knew the date was (approximately) right, recalled that it won a Tony during its initial run, and kn...
by svocan
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Patronaut wrote:
svocan wrote:I was there from 1997-1999, mainlining O fries the whole time.
O fries.....I can't eat those anymore. Sigh.
People think I left Pittsburgh simply because I dropped out of CMU. The reality is that I left the city to keep myself from eating any more O fries.
by svocan
Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I didn't get Panther, I would never be able to go back to my second Alma Mater, the University of Pittsburgh. My (only) alma mater too. :) Ah, you guys went to Pitt, eh? I did two years at CMU, until I joined the world's swelling ranks of architecture school dropouts. This is why you may have no...
by svocan
Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I didn't get Panther, I would never be able to go back to my second Alma Mater, the University of Pittsburgh. My (only) alma mater too. :) Ah, you guys went to Pitt, eh? I did two years at CMU, until I joined the world's swelling ranks of architecture school dropouts. This is why you may have no...
by svocan
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Synonym for chorus" -> "corral"? RTFC, man. "Chorale" is a homophone. It wasn't a great guess, but it wasn't as egregious as you make it out to be. Wow, harsh. Yes, I couldn't think of refrain, so I went with a homophone, chorale/corral. Man. I decided to look up "chorale," to discover that it can...
by svocan
Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 11436

Re: Monday, April 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

groovitude wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:"Synonym for chorus" -> "corral"? RTFC, man.
"Chorale" is a homophone. It wasn't a great guess, but it wasn't as egregious as you make it out to be.
Wow, harsh. Yes, I couldn't think of refrain, so I went with a homophone, chorale/corral. Man.
by svocan
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 8294

Re: Friday, April 5, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I heard "Watership Downs" too, and I'm pretty sure closed captioning corroborated. *nod* It sounded to me like he said "Watership Down...s". Maybe he was waiting for a "correct" and when he didn't immediately get it, he slipped the "s" is. The added "s" sounds right for Salvo's error on the Watersh...
by svocan
Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 11873

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats to Rebecca on an outstanding run, and to Salvo for a nice win. That said, he'd better learn how to wager in FJ or he's not likely to be around for long. And let me add my attaboy to Salvo, who played a nice game (but I'd love to hear about your wagering rationale, since you didn't make the...
by svocan
Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 11873

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Salvo is yet another rather unusual and interesting name we've seen this season. Can't put my finger on its potential origin. All I know is that the word salvo has something to do with repeated or consistent firing of ammunition like from a cannon. It's Italian, and it's short for Salvatore. :) Reb...
by svocan
Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You Ought to Know: (me)
Replies: 19
Views: 1992

Re: You Ought to Know: (me)

1. I hope I wasn't the guy with the elevator difficulties ;-) 2. My phone call came in the middle of the vice presidential debates. The screen of my phone said "Culver City, CA" and I thought to myself, who do I know in Culver City? And why are they calling during the debates? So I ignored it. The v...
by svocan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 39196

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

I'm on April 4. :)
by svocan
Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8636

Re: Monday, April 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My wife did ask, "Why the hell is Alex wearing jeans?" ...you weren't the only ones. ;) Quoted for truth. My reaction was "how the flying spaghetti monster did they let him get away with that?" I think he was wearing sneakers, too. :roll: Oh yes, the jeans were the talk of the town that day...
by svocan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 8636

Re: Monday, April 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was gobsmacked that Jim was wrong on that. He scared the daylights out of me in practice. He WAS a bit scary, wasn't he? So, this was the first of several shows that I sat through in the audience -- I was called for the Tuesday 11/27 taping (i.e, this week), and was one of the unused people carri...
by svocan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 39196

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

Do I know you, dippy?
Also, it seems I'm too new around here to respond to private messages, alas. Though now that I'm discovering the world of JBoard and J-archive I am SO GLAD to have discovered it AFTER the taping! Holy statistical jargon and detailed analysis!! :shock:
by svocan
Mon Apr 01, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 207
Views: 23808

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hope everyone had a Happy Easter or a Happy Passover. Probably a mistake searching info about this game online, but it seems like if Tom had not won, Ryan or I would have been vilified. Everyone loves Tom (I among them) and really is happy that he won. I'm actually looking forward to watching Reb...