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by hscer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2614

Re: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed the word "died" in the clue and thought the battle took place in 1854, which didn't make sense, so I tried to think of a) what they called Kansas-Nebraska, and b) some sort of skirmish with Native Americans. Oh well.
by hscer
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1940

Re: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't be the only one surprised we're already done seeing Dave on Jeopardy.

Obvious FJ in retrospect, but I couldn't do better than Czechia and Slovakia. 1990 threw me. I did think of North Korea but, unbelievably, not China, just Russia and South Korea (which would of course be terribly wrong).
by hscer
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2561

Re: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did Dave really not know it or are we back to mind games of past champs with a lock and zero wager of not wanting to give away knowledge of an area, looking ahead to TOC strategy? :) Someone actually did that? Alex seemed thrown off near the end of DJ when Dave pronounced the leader of Turkey as er...
by hscer
Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1885

Re: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a rough start to the game with two players still in the red at DD1. BOOK OF THE MONTH wanted a response with a month of the year. One of the 12. Seems simple enough, yet grasping that categorical hint seemed to fly over the heads of the players. We also had two guesses of countries in the ...
by hscer
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2047

Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

only seeing 2/5 of the Historic Losers clues made me very sad
by hscer
Thu Jun 28, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1692

Re: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Okay I am pretty sure that is the first time I've ever heard IRA pronounced as a word instead of the initials. It really started to get to me around the $1200 clue lol. Mentioning the deaths caused by the "Great Leap Forward" makes up a bit for the nonchalant reference to Che as merely a "revolution...
by hscer
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2019

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ah, so peach was the key word. I thought the Masters was older than that though. But nothing else came to mind, so that's a get.
by hscer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2324

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a game. Fun DD3 wager.

And that is possibly the closest you'll get to a Clavin FJ wager in real life.

Is there a term for getting ~Lach Trash in FJ?
by hscer
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 2059

Re: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:59 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:33 pm
I'm surprised just "Allman" didn't get a BMS.
I'm shocked. I think that from now on when they ask for a BMS, you should be able to just say, "No, give me the money."
heh, yeah, count me in the confused here too
by hscer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 2521

Re: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Man, I can't believe that wasn't a triple get. Getting both the year and genre made it too easy, at least for me.
by hscer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 1652

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Love when a contestant finds both DD's consecutively. But my immediate reaction (after a satisfied laugh at Ali pulling it off) was $2000. That would have made it a runaway in the end at least. Thought $500 was a bit small either way. Anyway, FJ was a get. Stuck between Brisbane and Perth, but Weste...
by hscer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3040

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone vote for BMS? That wasn't a choice, though perhaps it should have been. Here's a link to the poll and its discussion: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=3567 Note that This Is Kirk! opines that "it really comes down to a question of semantics." So it really is identical to the issue c...
by hscer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3040

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:28 am


I probably should have added “for elections that happened before you were born”.
Yeah that addition would have avoided my unnecessary pedantry
by hscer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3040

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anybody else think Ali should have gotten credit, perhaps after the break, for "semiotics"? Yes, I knew before he said it what they were going for, but when I heard his response I thought to myself "yeah, that works too". This raises similar issues to our 2016 discussion on the Alekhine Defense. A ...
by hscer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3040

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's interesting how, but for that errant headline, Dewey would be totally unknown today. This is the fifth archived game he has been the FJ subject. I recall one other where they answered he got the most electoral votes against FDR. But I agree he is probably the best known presidential loser. Wel...
by hscer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3040

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Kind of an evil final. Looked like all 3 contestants wrote down their answers instantly. I first went to Truman--and sometimes winners will "congratulate" their opponents on a good campaign--but figured it ultimately had to be Dewey.
by hscer
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2294

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wonder if Rogowsky is going to bring up Jeopardy's HQ Trivia category on HQ Trivia tonight (or whoever hosts).
by hscer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2920

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was gonna say something like, "I wonder what thought process would lead to a wrong answer on this final, assuming anyone got it wrong," but...yeah.
by hscer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 2302

Re: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:07 pm
I have a chess piece tattooed on my arm (not the malka or the reinha) so I wouldn't have forgiven myself for missing this one.
do you play online anywhere?

I wonder how this one will poll
by hscer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 369
Views: 35628

Re: HQ Trivia

I was unlucky tonight as I was a split-second late trying to tap the Goodfellas answer. I was lucky in that they just yesterday released the Android extra life update. (If you don't know it, swipe up with two fingers, rapidly and multiple times, from the gray extra lives heart.) I got lucky again on...