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by whatisbishkek
Tue May 10, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 6579

Re: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

In Cleveland it appears that tomorrow's episode aired today. I was fairly baffled when at the end of the episode they announced that the winner was the third finalist, joining the winners of the two previous days.
by whatisbishkek
Thu Apr 21, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 5516

Re: Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What could have happened... The first round DD was an obvious time for the TDD, so add an extra $3k to the total after the first round. So then he has $17600 when hitting the next DD in a free money category he was obviously more than comfortable in. So this should have been another TDD and $35200,...
by whatisbishkek
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 5556

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex said all the responses would end in "go", but he said bongos. I know the instrument is normally called that, but he still did not follow the rules. What's more, "ginkgo biloba" clearly does not end in "go." It seems like either the writers screwed up or Alex failed to accurately describe the c...
by whatisbishkek
Wed Jan 27, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 7583

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had to take the clam on Guadalcanal. As Alex was reading I was preparing, "What is Midway?" and before he was done I was able to stop myself, "Wait, that's 1943, but someone will guess it." As the error happened I realized it was Guadalcanal, but I don't count such things the way I score even tho...
by whatisbishkek
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 7583

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How was "identify the planet Jupiter from a picture of the planet" a $600 clue?

Speaking of Jupiter, FJ was an instaget for me and I then found myself wondering whether the fact that I recently watched 2001: A Space Odyssey helped me get it so easily, just by having put space disasters in my mind.
by whatisbishkek
Tue Jan 19, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 9097

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Judges: Would "lottery" be accepted for "A green activity: _ _ tt _ _ _"? ("Green" for this response referring to money rather than part of a golf course.)
by whatisbishkek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 10448

Re: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also, I did not hear Brad say "What is?" on his (white tailed) Deer response. I was waiting for a reversal but it never came. Same here. I suspect Alex, expecting to hear the word "what" at the beginning of the response, processed "white" as "what" and then blanked over the next word not being "is,...
by whatisbishkek
Wed Dec 02, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 10448

Re: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What was Joyce thinking with that FJ wager? With a $12,000-$11,400 lead, she decided to wager small, but she wagered just enough that an incorrect response would have dropped her below third place's doubled score by one dollar. One of the most perplexing wagers I've ever seen.
by whatisbishkek
Thu Nov 19, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 17462

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know it was only a $200 clue, but the North Pole clue doesn't make any sense to me. The clue read, 'This location of Santa's workshop has a zip code, 12997." First of all, to fit within the category, they must have been referring to the town North Pole, Alaska (and surrounding area), whose zip co...
by whatisbishkek
Thu Nov 12, 2015 11:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 12096

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fun fact about that FJ: Catherine, Dan, Greg, Kristin, Brennan and I were all sitting together in the audience watching this match. IIRC, we all missed it. We all thought the wording was misleading, to say the least. None of us thought that "PC" means "conforming to orthodox opinion"--not even remo...
by whatisbishkek
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 8177

Re: Friday, October 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

No DD when you're within $1,000 of the leader is a "get right or go home" moment -- especially when there are so many unplayed clues remaining on the board. Roger's TDD's in the BOTD finals were appropriately made because they came at "go big or go home" moments. Dennis's DD last night didn't come ...
by whatisbishkek
Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 8206

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote: Discounting the "lines of longitude converging at the poles making CO and WY trapezoids" thing
Which isn't relevant anyway because the clue just said four straight lines, not that it was a rectangle.
by whatisbishkek
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 8206

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's not very noticeable but the southern border of Colorado has some ridges in it. Wow, I never knew that. I stand corrected. I wonder how many people are aware of that? https://www.google.com/maps/@37.0077592,-106.7045921,10z The "ridges" are quirks of projecting the curvature of the earth on a m...
by whatisbishkek
Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 8206

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

MitchO wrote:It's not very noticeable but the southern border of Colorado has some ridges in it.
Wow, I never knew that. I stand corrected. I wonder how many people are aware of that?

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.0077592 ... 045921,10z
by whatisbishkek
Thu Oct 22, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 8206

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Am I not remembering correctly the clue to which Wyoming was the response? I thought it said the only state whose borders are four straight lines, and I don't understand how Colorado doesn't fit that description. I still got it, because it said including Montana to the north and Colorado to the sout...
by whatisbishkek
Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 12936

Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Woppy T wrote: Did anyone else think the guy on the right resembled a young Ken Jennings?
I thought so too.
by whatisbishkek
Fri Oct 16, 2015 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 12936

Re: Friday, October 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I still think of them as the California Angels, and at the risk of being pedantic, is that really a double redundancy? What's the double part? Isn't it just a redundancy? The Los (The) Angeles (Angels) Angels. Does that make it more clear? Brian But would the leading "the" really be considered part...
by whatisbishkek
Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 151
Views: 18260

Re: Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What an impressive run by Matt, but I'm not surprised that he ended up going down on a TS FJ. For his performances in the first two rounds of every game, he's probably the most dominant player besides Ken Jennings, but his FJ performance seems fairly pedestrian for someone who is so dominant otherwi...
by whatisbishkek
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 8870

Re: Thursday, September 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Glad to see I wasn't alone in WAGing "bon appetit."
by whatisbishkek
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 11059

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

There was one question I still have serious doubts about, wondering if there's more than one correct answer to it: "Tall and lean, (it) is the fastest breed of dog... hare hunter... in early times, only royalty bred them" As a graduate of Southern Illinois University, I know for a fact that the sal...