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by Wheatley
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

"His death in 632 AD led to a disupte over whether Abu Bakr or Ali was his true successor." I got nothin'. The category was founders of religion. You got nothin' out of the successors having Arabic names, or the prompt of the 7th Century? I know that Muhammad has something to do with Islam, but exa...
by Wheatley
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 pm
"His death in 632 AD led to a disupte over whether Abu Bakr or Ali was his true successor."

I got nothin'.
The category was founders of religion. You got nothin' out of the successors having Arabic names, or the prompt of the 7th Century?
by Wheatley
Wed May 29, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3714

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's so unreal that $69k was a low scoring game for James.
by Wheatley
Tue May 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3214

Re: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I could see Sara being a multiday winner if not up against this titan. Pity.
by Wheatley
Fri May 24, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 4707

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I though "MC Escher" with the prompting "Impossible staircase artist" was way too easy for bottom-row
by Wheatley
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

"Pretty Woman" is a film?! As opposed to...? A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film? And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles. An...
by Wheatley
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
by Wheatley
Thu May 23, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 6285

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Laura was in an interesting position here, potentially being a spoiler to Nate if she stole enough answers.
by Wheatley
Thu May 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

The clue said it won an Oscar . That was huge newsl, never before has a superhero movie been considered highbrow enough to stand a chance. Oscar + superhero = Black Panther trumps the "claws" equation by a mile. Then why put "Claws" in the clue, other than to serve as a red herring the size of Mont...
by Wheatley
Thu May 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

and for future reference...queensberry rules=boxing...retain it The last hit I got was from 2006. I shouldn't have to dig that deep for something supposedly Pavlovian. Did you search QueensBURY or QueensBERRY? Bury is the intuitive spelling, but Berry is correct. Marvel + claws = Wolverine, right? ...
by Wheatley
Tue May 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2212

Re: Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I raise an objection to the "Extras" question. David Bowie made up a song about Ricky Gervais' character Andy Millman, not Gervais himself.
by Wheatley
Tue May 07, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 3906

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not that I have a horse in this race, but damn - if I was up to $20K in a QF tournament game I would choose carefully which clues I am ringing in on the rest of the round. No more DDs, so while it is possible that someone can get within 50%, nobody is going to overtake you. At first, I wondered why...
by Wheatley
Mon May 06, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 3906

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did the teachers get to witness any of James' games? Be curious to see if any of them try to imitate him. What was the logic behind Julia's wager? I would've thought the optimal strategy to be putting herself at $16,001.
by Wheatley
Thu May 02, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 4404

Re: Thursday, May 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That Josh was a worthy contender. A shame he had to appear during James' reign of terror.
by Wheatley
Mon Apr 29, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should there be a shoutouts box in FJ?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Re: Should there be a shoutouts box in FJ?

I felt that “No” was inclusive of that
by Wheatley
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should there be a shoutouts box in FJ?
Replies: 7
Views: 849

Should there be a shoutouts box in FJ?

With the rule change about no more shoutouts, I was thinking that a solution might be to have a shoutouts box on the FJ writing screen, a designated area of the “paper” where anything written in there doesn’t count as part of your guess. I wanted to see if people thought that was clever or asinine, ...
by Wheatley
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs
Replies: 49
Views: 3987

Re: Rule Change Effective 4/29/19 - No More FJ! Shout-Outs

I had always planned, if I ever got on the show and the FJ answer seemed to be "Bette Davis", that I would write her last name at the bottom in the shape of a smile, or at least with a sort of symmetry that would suggest lips, while the B in "Bette" would be her right ear and the ? would be her lef...
by Wheatley
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3560
Views: 349998

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

You just want to throw away the right answer because you "might" get it wrong? I swear, I just don't understand your mindset. In most trivia games, if I don't know the answer, I just throw something out there and hope it sticks. And if it doesn't, I learn something new. Are you just scared of liter...
by Wheatley
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 5774

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James has been very lucky on DD finding, and has had less board monopolization than last week. His buzzer speed this week wasn’t as good as last week , and I think there will come a game where he doesn’t get any of the DDs, comes into FJ behind, and gets it right but loses because the person in the...
by Wheatley
Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 5774

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alix probably wins some games if she was going up against the typical Jeopardy field. And she hit the right category for the first DD in DJ but didn’t choose the right square. Not that it ultimately would have won her the game or anything, but that is the luck that allows James to accumulate his bi...