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by Alyssa
Tue Aug 19, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 204: Vote for Pedro: Flashback to 2004 - Revised Final Standings
Replies: 118
Views: 13792

Re: TD 204: Vote for Pedro: Flashback to 2004

As a Harry Potter fan, I knew Prisoner of Azkaban came out in 2004 otherwise I wouldn't have known any of them. I answered with the Harry Potter film also. And I also used it as an answer in TD 202 that has yet to have its scoring finished. In Question 10 of that TD, there are a bunch of anagrammed...
by Alyssa
Sat Jul 05, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 197: Picture This (Revised final standings)
Replies: 209
Views: 34467

Re: TD 197: Picture This

RandyG, thanks for the fantastic TD! The photos and music made it very interesting and entertaining. You put a lot of time and effort into creating this TD and I really appreciate it! On May 3, 2014, in the thread "Think Different 188: Sheep Descending", I wrote: I wish I could do better than I have...
by Alyssa
Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Return of Chronology
Replies: 78
Views: 11290

Re: The Return of Chronology

Participants: Alyssa Random Assuming that Random is a random list: I'm hoping I can beat Random, even if I don't beat anyone who's playing the normal way. I'm only 14 and it appears that a lot of these events happened when I was really young and not paying attention to the news. I'm aware of a few ...
by Alyssa
Wed May 28, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 162
Views: 14880

Re: Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congratulations to Julia! She's amazing.
I was surprised when Manuel answered "What is Texas?" in response to a clue in the category about state names ending in -IA.
Leander wrote: I'm hugely impressed by someone who can master both art history and engineering.
So am I.
by Alyssa
Mon May 12, 2014 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 190: We Didn't Start The Fire
Replies: 159
Views: 17225

Re: TD 190: We Didn't Start The Fire

If you had absolutely no knowledge of the British monarchy other than seeing the Queen jump out of a helicopter with James Bond during the 2012 Olympics, you would be only 1 point worse than the best score on this question. Technically, you'd be two points, as Elizabeth II would now score 5 points,...
by Alyssa
Sat May 03, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 188: Sheep Descending
Replies: 59
Views: 10151

Re: Think Different 188: Sheep Descending

Thank you, Vanya! I loved doing this TD.

Wow, esrever has won the last 3 TDs that he has entered (185, 186 and 188)! Congratulations! I wish I could do better than I have. I haven't even had a "podium finish" yet.
by Alyssa
Wed Apr 23, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 6412

Re: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Blue Lion wrote:
goforthetie wrote:Hey J! writers, Akrotiri isn't an enclave!
Next time, the writers should use Hamtramck, Michigan, which is surrounded by the city of Detroit.
Another enclave in a U.S. city is Norwood, Ohio, which is completely surrounded by Cincinnati.
by Alyssa
Fri Apr 18, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 8560

Re: Friday, April 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a very easy FJ. I think it will score close to 100 percent in the FJ poll.
by Alyssa
Wed Apr 16, 2014 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 186: The Numbers All Go to Eleven
Replies: 162
Views: 22779

Re: Think Different 186: The Numbers All Go to Eleven

Thank you, Vermonter! Congrats to the podium finishers. Wow, esrever has won two TDs in a row! I wonder if anyone has won two or more of them in a row?
by Alyssa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 185: New Hampshire, The Granite State (Revised Final Standings)
Replies: 100
Views: 16743

Re: Think Different 185: New Hampshire, The Granite State

dnbguy wrote: Scores After Question 5:
18) Alyssa -- 2
I wish I did actually have only two points after five questions, but that would be mathematically impossible! Obviously it's a typo.
by Alyssa
Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 185: New Hampshire, The Granite State (Revised Final Standings)
Replies: 100
Views: 16743

Re: Think Different 185: New Hampshire, The Granite State

dnbguy wrote:Scores after Question 4:

1) esrever -- 4
Wow, esrever has four singletons to start the game! I don't recall any past TD in which a player had as many as 4 singletons to start. Great accomplishment!
by Alyssa
Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 186: The Numbers All Go to Eleven
Replies: 162
Views: 22779

Re: That Extra Push Over the Cliff

Question 11. BUSINESS. Name a company in the top 11 in terms of market capitalization of those based in the United States as of March 31, 2014. For those who are unsure of what "market capitalization" means, it's the price per share of a company's stock times the number of shares that have been iss...
by Alyssa
Thu Apr 03, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! contestants who've played under multiple names
Replies: 24
Views: 3276

Re: J! contestants who've played under multiple names

(Interestingly those kinds of situations will probably happen less and less in the future - with the effects being felt first in the Teen/College tourneys. If anyone can give the reason then you get trivia points from me.) This is because, for each rank of name (#1, #2, etc.), that ranked name is b...
by Alyssa
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 37855

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

My username is also my first name. I'm on several other boards and I've always been able to get the username Alyssa. I thought it would be more popular on the boards, since it was the 11th-most-popular name given to baby girls in the U.S. in 1999, the year I was born.
by Alyssa
Tue Feb 11, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 124
Views: 12464

Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

esrever wrote: I didn't get FJ, because I didn't make the connection between the November 2012 date and the U.S. presidential election.
Same here! But I was only 12 (almost 13) when the last election happened. I didn't pay attention to it. Also, I don't use or read Twitter.
by Alyssa
Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/3/14 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2665

Re: FJs for the 2/3/14 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
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This was a very bad Jeopardy! week for me. I got only 11 clues correct in the entire game on Wednesday and a high of 19 clues correct on Thursday. I'm only 14, so the Teen Tournament and Kids Week are more on my level. But I'm learning lots of interesting facts!
by Alyssa
Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 176: Florida -- Don't Hate Because We're Warmer Than You Are!
Replies: 122
Views: 13724

Re: TD 176: Florida -- Don't Hate Because We're Warmer Than You Are!

Michigan (Gerald Ford) -- 8 CrunchyTaco Vermonter mennoknight This Is Kirk! Aardvark jeffwolfe ComingUpMilhouse cbec New Jersey (Woodrow Wilson) -- 2 Alyssa PowerofHoodoo I submitted "New Jersey" as my answer to #11, not "Michigan." I have the same situation Aardvark had--but in reverse! I submitte...
by Alyssa
Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 176: Florida -- Don't Hate Because We're Warmer Than You Are!
Replies: 122
Views: 13724

Re: TD 176: Florida -- Don't Hate Because We're Warmer Than You Are!

econgator wrote:Scores after Question 2:

Alyssa 2
Bamaman 2
I'm surprised I'm in the lead (tied with Bamaman) after my first two answers -- both singletons! But I see sheep in my future.
by Alyssa
Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 10003

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"You're all too young to remember 'I Love Lucy'." No they're not. I'm 26, I'm pretty sure I'm younger than they are, and I knew it. I'm 14 and I knew "I Love Lucy." I have seen the Vitameatavegamin episode. I ran Kiddy Lit because I have read all five. (But only the first three Sorcerer's Ring book...
by Alyssa
Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 7461

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:Woolworth = 5 + 10 being a TS was bizarre.
I got it correct because my great-grandmother Rose told me she worked at a Woolworth store in the 1940s - and she called it a "5 and 10."