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by mahatma
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3886
Views: 454690

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:28 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:31 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
There's a Mr. Burns in The Simpsons?!
OH COME ON!
I just think that if you're going to ask for a Simpsons character in the top box, it should be someone a little more iconic than that.
Like Smithers?
by mahatma
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 95
Views: 17209

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

45 New York
by mahatma
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 9397

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

45 for rillz on this one, after 48 and 45 (if I give myself 'skinny hinny') from the video on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Blanked completely on the Italian author (not sure I've ever heard that) and young female prime minister. Simply wrong on Wagner, Farrow and 'Shallow'.
by mahatma
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 9397

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Are we sure the Mexico painter wasn't
Spoiler
Show
Frida Kahlo
?
by mahatma
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4466

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ for me, but I did need the dialogue to assist. Given just the year, it would have been a guess between a couple of films. Even having the movies (mostly) memorized, I would be leery of a question that was just '1970 Best Picture winner'. I've seen too many arguments of the form 'That mo...
by mahatma
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"? Is gilligan a death metal band? there should be one...want to be one of the founding members? my vocals are shot in my old age, but i can still churn out some decent growls and grunts...screams a bit shakier though I'll ...
by mahatma
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 2733

Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am
wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"?
Is gilligan a death metal band?
by mahatma
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 4043

Re: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also, I gotta get those damn Presidential dates on some flashcards. This is something I should commit to memory, but it just seems so dang boring. I also went with Andy Jackson on this FJ, even though I figured it was probably wrong. I would argue no more or less boring than rote memorizing anythin...
by mahatma
Fri Nov 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 434 - Another Short Quiz - Final Scores
Replies: 44
Views: 3185

Re: TD 434 - Another Short Quiz - Final Scores

so they went alliterative with the all of the names of the pierogies except for 1? any idea why jalapeno hannah instead of say jalaepno juanita? a phonetic thing? Jalapeno Hannah is alliterative, Jalapeno Juanita is not. I'm more disturbed by the switch in nomenclature order for the onion one.
by mahatma
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 5915

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For anyone misparsing the FJ! clue, I'd recommend the one technique I've learned painfully from misinterpreting clues myself: look for THIS. Literally, the word "this". I think in almost every FJ!, the correct response replaces the word "this" in some sense...I read it somewhere in here or online s...
by mahatma
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 5915

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was a little surprised to see this TS in final. When I think of major beneficiaries of this internal migration, I think of Arizona and Nevada, and those don't signal 'Bible Belt' to me. I was very excited to get one that James got wrong, but then thought maybe this was gamesmanship. In a similar n...
by mahatma
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 6026

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
Anyone else pronounce "diabetes" in the style of Wilford Brimley?
Nope. I usually go with 'the BEET-us', or simply 'the sugar'.
by mahatma
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4994

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This quiz has two errors. Nashville, TN is NOT one of the correct answers, as even the information above the quiz proper points out. And Columbia, SC is omitted as a correct answer. Columbia should replace Nashville. No, the quiz is correct on both counts. That article is out of date. The problem i...
by mahatma
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4956

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:12 am
Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname.

Why do those, along with every single South American country, completely fall out of my head whenever I need them?
It's the holes.
by mahatma
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 433 - LLL (Final results)
Replies: 37
Views: 3257

Re: TD 433 - LLL (Q1-Q6 revealed)

I wonder if we should change the name of this game from 'Think Different' to 'Confirmation Bias'.
by mahatma
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4994

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I found the use of the term 'urban places' in the FJ! clue a bit confusing. Are we talking just about city populations, or are we talking 'urban area' or Metropolitan Statistical Area (many of which cross state boundaries)? Both Worcester and Springfield, MA (+ CT) show up in the top 100 of the latt...
by mahatma
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

I was really close to saying dumbbell, but caught myself with “wait, those don’t have handles” and getting to kettlebell. They don't? I guess there are dumbbells that are like mini barbells, where you add weights to a bar, but most of the dumbbells I see are fixed weight, and what is that thing bet...
by mahatma
Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1781

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

I didn’t see the show live, so I didn’t see the Exercise clue. Any indication why dumbbell would not have been acceptable? Unlike barbells, the handles on dumbbells are also attached.
by mahatma
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 4622

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe a poll question could be: 'I had the same answer as the contestants until I read the second half of the clue.' I wonder how high Pentecost rises on the 'inside baseball' scale re Christianity. I wonder what an equivalent event or term might be for other major religions, and would J! contestant...
by mahatma
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 6707

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Wray wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:14 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:06 pm
Why no other Hemingways here so far?
I was a Hemingway. But for no other reason than I ruled out Steinbeck, because obviously the date was wrong for Grapes of Wrath. &^%$#@!!!
Hemingway might have been a good guess, if the clue text read more like: ‘Sometimes it was dry, sometimes wet.’