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by Wheatley
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

I saw no way to pick Northern Ireland in Best Short Film at $200. What wsa the TOM there? That whole category was miles over my head. "The Troubles" was the name given to the decades-long violent conflict in N. Ireland between Irish nationalists/republicans (who want N. Ireland to join the Republic...
by Wheatley
Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2195

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

LaKedra did awesome tonight! Me, I talked myself out of what should've been an instaget, because my brain was looking for all the reasons possible to dismiss it. There was the colors thing that threw many people, and "Taiji" sounded Indian to me, which made me settle on Karma and Dharma. Just to mak...
by Wheatley
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 4423

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

Fantastic game, you absolutely mopped the floor with the wheel! I make no exaggeration when I say that's one of the best performances I can recall. J may not be for everyone but you've clearly found your game. I must say I'm absolutely green with envy, and hope I too can gt on Wheel someday. They st...
by Wheatley
Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 91
Views: 4375

Re: HQ Trivia

Does it cost anything?
by Wheatley
Fri Dec 08, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1633

Re: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex's parrot impression was horrendous - the contestants were wise not to say, but the miss speaks for itself.
by Wheatley
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1633

Re: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I recognized The Blind Side as a Sandra Bullock movie, but I forgot to RTFC and had no idea what they wanted. Then in the second box, I recognized the quote, but gave the movie and not the actor. Did AT explain the category? Also, what led everyone to Merkel? Yes, he did say they wanted the actor. ...
by Wheatley
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1981

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Shouldn't "Mad Hatter Day" be June 10th, since he's a British character and the British write dates as Day/Month? Lach Trash: Ink (WECIB for HP). Ran "Victim of Gravity." For FJ, I opted for "The Gun-Handler's Manual," not knowing if that was a real thing but taking a wild guess that unruly + milita...
by Wheatley
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

Common Cold, explosive, Spain in the top box. Explain? I'd like to coin a new acronym - YOK, for "You Oughta Know." It's my retort to YEKOID, on the basis that it's reasonably common knowledge, and that it'll probably be used as a TOM in future games, so it's for your benefit. YOK Semtex is a type ...
by Wheatley
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 2200

Re: Thursday, November 30, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex usually says that it's a runaway, but he didn't mention it this time. No clue on FInal Jeopardy, but I'll take this as a learning experience - in future games, I'll know that Cedars and Lebanon can pavlov each other, and that Lebanon has the unique tree-flag. I had no idea that "favoring" refer...
by Wheatley
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1612

Re: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

NoWhammies10 wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:37 am
Judges: "squeaking" for "creaking" in the Onomatopoeia category? Squeaky hinges cause creaky doors!
I said that too, and marked it correct, because while they said “wooden door” they ultimately asked about the noise the hinges make.
by Wheatley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:29 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm

In this case, "borrow" 92 to make it the much easier solve of 1492-592 = 900.
Then, "pay back" the 92 with 900-92 to get a final answer of 808.
I don't see how to make 900-92 easier because that involves borrowing.
For me it's easier to solve when one side is a round number.
by Wheatley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

Okay, if I can't for the life of me figure out how to shortcut 1400-592, what should I work my way up to? Or should I just admit defeat in math? I can't help with the Common Core solution the others were using, but I like the "borrowing method," that's where you make the numbers easier to deal with...
by Wheatley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1612

Re: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hate to call an FJ "Kids' Week" after saying the same about one from last week, but if the size 3 Keds fits. I say this because of the amount of help in the clue, not just the subject material. And yet it went 1/3... Granted, nothing's Kids Week if the topic is outside their wheelhouse, and that ...
by Wheatley
Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1612

Re: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hate to call an FJ "Kids' Week" after saying the same about one from last week, but if the size 3 Keds fits. I say this because of the amount of help in the clue, not just the subject material. This tip is probably not helpful since they'll never do a video game question agian, but the Atari and m...
by Wheatley
Sat Nov 25, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 1453

Re: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I told myself “this seems like a good FJ category to bet big on, worst case scenario there’s a finite number of choices for a wild guess,” but I never expected a kids’ week answer.

Lach Trash: Pencil Sharpener, Prague
by Wheatley
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

I started tivo'ing Wheel a short while ago. Now I'm glad I did.
by Wheatley
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1814

Re: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

During the first DD, did anyone else hear someone saying "you wanted me to remind you?" I've replayed my recording several times and heard it each time. Lach trash: Bob's Burgers. There are several leftover elements that suggest cannibalism: -In the pilot, Bob is falsely accused of making burgers fr...
by Wheatley
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2226
Views: 119480

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:38 pm
Greek seemed very YEKIOYD too.
As Alanis Morisette one said, "You oughta know," because not only is a lot of the English language derived from Greek, but it's extremely prominent in science, so memorizing those gives you an edge in two categories for the price of one.
by Wheatley
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2173

Re: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was clueless on FJ - am I to assume that 9 times out of 10, "Albanian" is a TOM for Mother Teresa? Not that I'm complaing, quite the opposite I'm happy if this is so because it means I'll get it every time they use it in the future. Coryat of $2200, and no I'm not forgetting a zero there. Lowlight...
by Wheatley
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Projecting When the Next ToC Competition Might Take Place
Replies: 28
Views: 1297

Re: Projecting When the Next ToC Competition Might Take Place

Is there a minimum number of games you can win to guarantee a spot in the next ToC?