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by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 12407

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

The website Inside Higher Ed has covered this story:

http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018 ... l-accounts
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2957

Re: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I believe it's the TV in the last photo here? At least to give an idea of size and positioning. https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2015/12/alex-trebek-stylist-phil-wayne No. Watch the game tonight closely during Final Jeopardy. There's a jib that starts on a long shot of the set that zooms in tow...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 3495

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

To me, this question was a toss-up between Dewey and Truman. Since it was widely expected that Dewey would win, it seems very possible that Truman could have sent a telegram congratulating Dewey on his "win," only to find out later that the results were in his favor. As it turns out, the election w...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 3076

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't see why GDP wasn't good enough. I'd have thought it qualified as an acronym that was understood enough as an answer, but I guess not? Definitely don't agree that it should've been negged after the fact if they wanted "gross domestic product" in full, anyway. At least it didn't really affect...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 12407

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I don't know about Michigan law, but in most states, a felony conviction would bar you from voting, not to mention ruin your post-prison life. That seems incredibly excessive for entering with the door wide open. I strongly suspect (since this seems to have been a plea bargain) that a 5-year prison...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2598

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

There clearly is a pun either way. The editions I skimmed on Google Books prefer "sun" by a majority but not unanimous vote.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2598

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

Interesting point that may help people in the future: The full sentence is "Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York." The words are (as so often in Shakespeare and other old-time poets) out of order - "The winter of our discontent is now made glorious summer by t...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 3116

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought death and taxes seemed strange within the context given, but I knew it was a Franklin quote and had nothing better, so... I thought the wording of the clue was somewhere between very odd and totally misleading. And I, like you, got the correct answer only because of knowing the quote. Mos...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue May 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 3019

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This should probably go in the dedicated thread, but since there have been several posts back and forth already, I will continue: I guess his point is that he considers cursive only to refer to the specific cursive letters used in the Roman/English alphabet, and not to any form of writing in any alp...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri May 11, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 245744

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

I got Bacchus because he is the Roman god of wine and figured he wouldn't be in the Bible. It's hardly unlikely. The Greek gods Zeus, Hermes, and Artemis all get a shout out. Yes, but I think it would still be tricky to consider him a Blblical character even if he were mentioned in passing. Many pa...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed May 09, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 12407

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I think Quantum actually meant to defend Dr. Jass, but she writes about as well as MTGcollegestudent. Even though she has apologized, it is still further reason to look the thread until conviction or acquittal or some other concrete event occurs.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon May 07, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 278835

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Maybe just a typo? Even an ordinary Sunday would seem unlikely. I was just quoting from this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/8fbkqj/i_have_an_audition_for_jeopardy/ . Seems as reliable as any other post on reddit. Edit: whoa. the board automatically embeds the reddit thread! Gran...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon May 07, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 278835

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Is there any confirmation for Atlanta? May 13 sounds very unlikely; it's Mother's Day. Maybe just a typo? Even an ordinary Sunday would seem unlikely. I was just quoting from this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/8fbkqj/i_have_an_audition_for_jeopardy/ . Seems as reliable as any o...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Mon May 07, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 12407

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Here is my suspicion: Jass and the unnamed "friend" to whom she showed the results Jass obtained by logging in to the accounts of the President (and others) at Adrian College may both have been up for promotion to Full Professor. Or possibly just the friend who has "since been promoted" (according ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Thu May 03, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 12407

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

There is a difference between "Remember that she is innocent unless she is proven guilty" and "I just know by instinct that she is actually and truly innocent." I think Goatman probably went too far when he said the latter, but I sympathize with his desire to hope that the charges were not true.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Tue May 01, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 278835

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

MartinMoore wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:54 pm
Is there any confirmation for Atlanta? May 13 sounds very unlikely; it's Mother's Day.
Maybe just a typo? Even an ordinary Sunday would seem unlikely.
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 245744

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

2016 ... Not even a guess on FJ! I couldn't think of a legendary British woman at all. The name doesn't ring any bells, either. I am vaguely aware that a Guinevere exists in Arthurian lore, but knowing nothing actually about her, I was high and dry. 2018 I saw no way to decode this FJ!, since the c...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 245744

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

I haven't seen Roseanne since I was 5, and at that point, I didn't know who any of the actors were. I guessed wrong, then. Sorry. But if I may shoehorn in one of the themes of this thread - I did guess. I didn't say "TPH could like literally any show," but rather I tried to make an inference based ...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 245744

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

Also, "performance." What is performed on Christmas? The only other thing I can think of might be a manger scene or something like that. Christmas is a notable day. It's unlikely to be irrelevant. (In fact, in almost all cases, if they give you a specific day or a specific year or a specific time o...
by Stanislaus Jacob
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 2959

Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This can be a tricky clue, since there's no real way of getting through all fifty states in thirty seconds. If you hit Maryland early, it's certainly gettable, but if you start in the west, like I did, there's no way you're getting to Maryland in time. Ultimately went with Montana. I blame Disney. ...