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by RKane
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2852

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wheelhouse category...precalled Day-Lewis. Instaget, but then again is this literally as deep in wheelhouse as J! goes. And yes, the "hyphenate" aspect is beyond confusing. In fact, it made me take about 1 secpmd to answer the question, rather than 0.5 seconds. And then I thought they were referring...
by RKane
Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

More to the point, the Radio Shack clue was over three years ago now.

Also, no country has more borders than China, with 14. Thus, if there are 16 commonwealth nations, at least one is not a border of England.
by RKane
Thu May 03, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It took a few seconds, but I couldn't come up with anything better after hitting on Casablanca. Similar. It took me about 10 seconds to go from thinking "War & Movies" implied "War Movies" but not believing The Bridge on the River Kwai was correct. Was the River Kwai liberated? I don't know, moreov...
by RKane
Thu May 03, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

why? not everybody knows old music...music is a generational thing...unless you are a real music geek or a geezer, why would anyone know who that trio is? Yeah, while we're at it, let's get rid of classical music categories, since unless you're a real music geek, why would anyone know who those com...
by RKane
Thu May 03, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

hscer wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Thank you Roger Craig for letting me get "Bell" in the Bronte category.
LOL me too!

I don't think I have ever encountered that piece of information elsewhere, but it is forever etched in my brain nonetheless
by RKane
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

For example if you know all 12 signs of the zodiac you'll get most of the clues correct because you'll know it can only be one of the 12 signs. If you can only think of 10 or 11 of the signs then it's going to be much much more difficult because you'll have 10 or 11 answers but also "some other" an...
by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

You've overplayed your hand, TPH. I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it. No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be. The jig is up. I'm sure there are plenty of great writers who suck at J!. No ...
by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

You've overplayed your hand, TPH. I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it. No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be. The jig is up. I'm sure there are plenty of great writers who suck at J!. No ...
by RKane
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

You've overplayed your hand, TPH.

I have long been suspicious of your rather well-written posts, and this recent series as pretty much confirmed it.

No one who writes that well is as awful at Jeopardy! as you claim to be.

The jig is up.
by RKane
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

And what does the latter half have to do with flags of convenience? The Marshall Islands is a country with a flag of convenience. Not sure if you can make out my avatar, below "DISCO VOLANTE" it says "PANAMA" but the movie Thunderball took place, essentially, entirely in The Bahamas. Therefore, the...
by RKane
Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

I know you're hell-bent on never letting anyone give you advice, but: But then again, I'm familiar with nothing -- even if it's something as simple as "this character works in a dollar store", that bogs me down instantly because I don't know how ANYthing in retail works. I don't know how stocking sh...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

As another person with dyscalculia, I can tell you that seeing line after line of numbers and mathematical instructions unfortunately sends my brain screaming in the opposite direction: not only can I not take it in, but it might as well be written in Ancient Greek for all the sense it initially ma...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

I know nothing of the sort and nor do I care. Anyways I have edited both posts. However it occurs to me that choice of words was actually serendipitous. You know how you have constantly explain to people you are not into illegal sex acts and no one ever seems to get it through their head and you get...
by RKane
Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

I never said it was illegal. It's obviously simulated and the "animals" are people in a costume.

much like S&M clubs are not illegal because they do not actually involve people being chained and spanked against their will.

But I have edited the post anyway
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

That's too bad, because it's effectively a self-contained answer to the question, and is actually more clear than the STEPS 1 - 6. Let's discuss the appendix line by line: Okay, well, note that the numbers 53 and 28 actually represent a certain amount of things. I hope that's obvious. The point of n...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

Then why have there been so many times this year where I DID try to suss out the wrong answer but still got absolutely nowhere and had no idea how to even whittle it down? Confirmation bias? I don't know. But on Tuesday (the Animal Farm clue) you said you were close, you described a sussing, and sa...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

This is a great point. There's 2 possibilities here: 1) The answer is really obscure. If that is true, you're not going to get the answer anyways. 2) The answer is not obscure at all. If this is true, you should be able to reason out a educated guess. Setting aside that 2 is way more common than 1,...
by RKane
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

= Can you do this problem: 53 - 28 ? That also involves carrying but it is simpler. If not we can break that down. No idea. No idea? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQ3YHd2R3xA Well, here goes: http://m.uploadedit.com/bbtc/1520673351592.txt (The external link worked better for formatting than any e...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

Well, the guesswork I noted should take about two seconds...i.e., with a few seconds, you should be thinking of tech companies. Why? What if that doesn't occur to me at all? It should, though. I'm not even saying this particular clue, although I would imagine 90%+ of people who watched the episode ...
by RKane
Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254658

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

Fuck this, I give up. I don't know what misguided hubris made me think I could do this, but I realize now it's a waste of time. If a player who was two or three answers away from being considered one of the all time Jeopardy greats can't get through to you, I don't know how I expected to. Either you...