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by Stanislaus Jacob
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 444
Views: 28745

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Let's get this one out of the way now... Best Original Song winner for next year's Oscars: "Spirit" from The Lion King. Beyoncé, Ilya Salmanzadeh and Labrinth. https://news.avclub.com/beyonce-has-blessed-us-with-a-new-song-from-the-lion-ki-1836245618 The backlash against the Disney remakes that has...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2440

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have seen the movie and remember the basic concept of that scene, but I had no memory that the word glitch was in it. Even if I had, I would not have known that the astronauts themselves actually originated the word. I actually got this one on the grounds of "What else could it be?," but I never k...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 105
Views: 7297

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I think James's streak (not his money winnings!) ended at a low enough number that he will play in a regular ToC, which I don't think would have been the case if he had won 50-60 games (as seemed very likely just a few days ago). That said, I don't know about "we could see a big upset. JH hasn’t nec...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Sat May 25, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 1 info
Replies: 18
Views: 1297

Re: Season 1 info

I am kind of taken aback by such an over-the-top negative review after just one episode. But I guess there was proto-clickbait even in the days before literal clicks. By the 1998 article it seems all forgotten. (Although it is funny that the final comment in the 1998 article is about Tom Clancy vs. ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 5244

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What does everyone think "Hello Tuesday" meant in James' FJ response? Do you think he was referring to 3 days prior to this show when he eclipsed $1m in earnings? Maybe he knows Tuesday Weld (who to my surprise is still alive - she is only 75, so there is no reason why she should not be alive, but ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 382
Views: 29971

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

May 14 and May 23 are pretty far apart. That seems longer than they ever spend in a single city. Do we know which of these dates is more likely to be correct? (In the extremely unlikely event that I got a replacement call, May 23 would be a much better date for me, although of course I would move H...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 382
Views: 29971

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

May 14 and May 23 are pretty far apart. That seems longer than they ever spend in a single city. Do we know which of these dates is more likely to be correct? (In the extremely unlikely event that I got a replacement call, May 23 would be a much better date for me, although of course I would move He...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

StevenH wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
I thought it said that it was a word where the second letter was x.
Oh, that makes sense. (I removed the spoiler tag since it seemed that was generally not the practice - I can restore it if anyone wants me to.)
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

What was the category name for extremity? I thought it implied the word was supposed to have two xs. I could not come up with it either way.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4263

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

It just said "you have completed the test" when I was done. When will I know if my test taking meant anything? They only inform you if you have been selected for an audition. Officially you never know you did not pass or if you passed but were randomly non-selected (although usually you can infer w...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4590

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a feeling things are going to get interesting around here over the next few days/weeks, and not really in a good way. I think this weird, old thread is about to become relevant again: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5006 Jeez, did you even bother to read to the end of the thread you ci...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4590

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew he was a Munchkin, but would "Wizard of Oz cast" been incorrect? joan kenmore is still alive...technically munchins should not have even been accepted...she played a munchkin in the film when she was 6...she wasn't a "little person", but played a munchkin....technically...they should have on...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 7186

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I understand the points made by Jennifer Morrow, but I still do not believe that James could be stupid enough to jeopardize (no pun intended) his future TofC participation and even his winnings from this run (if there is a run - I have decided not to actually check out the site) by creation of a spo...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 7174

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

I have seen many threads on this subject over the years, and I don't think I have ever seen anyone suggest a promotion for one of the Clue Crew. All three obviously know how to read clues competently. And all current members happen to be women and/or minorities, if that is a consideration. I guess i...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2145

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a brilliantly, beautifully constructed FJ! clue. The clue: FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE In a 1947 collection he solved 12 mysteries, including “The Cretan Bull” & “The Girdle of Hyppolita” I'm not a big fan of the clue, mainly the word "collection". Was it a compilation of previous years of work? Did ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

Re: This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try

This needs to be picked up by something like The View and go viral. That's the only chance it has, laudable though the effort is. Yes, it was one of those ideas that comes to a person in the middle of the night and then seems implausible in the morning. Hence my "Don't get your hopes up" tone from ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try
Replies: 8
Views: 1258

This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try

The only time I can remember a viral petition of this type actually being a success is the petition to get Betty White to host Saturday Night Live - and that involved a private corporation, not the federal government. But stranger things have happened. Yes, you have to register, and yes, the rest of...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Feb 26, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2390

Re: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I obviously don't know any of the teams' internal strategies, but I think that Team Ken pulled off a second-level move with their lineup to thwart Team Austin's strategy. I have a feeling that Team Austin was counting on Team Ken using their ideal lineup in the second game, and had so they had chos...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3539
Views: 335638

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

I have to admit I never heard of Hausa. I have heard of Igbo, of Wolof, of Fulani (and of course Swahili, but that is East Africa), but Hausa does not ring a bell. Unless it is a variant spelling of Xhosa, I haven't, either. I work with someone who speaks Hausa, so it's not new to me. This page sug...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/18/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 12
Views: 666

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/18/2019 (SPOILERS)

I did not know Humane Society, rotorcraft, and Desert Inn but would not have rung in on any of them. (For Desert Inn I did not even have a guess.) For neonatal I dumbly said (and would have rung in with) prenatal. That gives me $10,000 at the end of DJ. With Doug so close behind me, I think I have t...