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by mfc248
Tue May 12, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 31772

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (R-PA) has introduced the TRAP Act (Time to Repeal an Archaic Policy Act of 2020), intended to repeal the Logan Act of 1789. Regardless of where you fall on the political spectrum, you've gotta marvel at how they come up with those acronyms. If they put half the time into the...
by mfc248
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/20/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 2577

Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( Not much of a problem with any of those first four Final clues, but I felt most fortunate to pull that last one out of the fire. Immediately went to Sue Grafton, but discarded it because the clue was clearly worded for a living author. The c...
by mfc248
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1672

Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?

(This is a lightly edited repost of something I wrote on r/Jeopardy this past Monday.) Now that the 2018-19 season of Jeopardy! is complete, we have another full season's worth of data to look at. Here's the full breakdown of players by Designated Market Area (DMA) for Season 35 . Also, a compariso...
by mfc248
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 812
Views: 186637

Re: J! in the Media

Kudos to Mehrun. And I'm still bummed I missed this. America Fell in Love With Jeopardy Again This Year in Washington the Romance Never Faded During this season, the show’s 35th, 10 percent of the contestants have hailed from the District, according to a producer — tied for first place with New Yor...
by mfc248
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 5306

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anybody else here see that first category in the Jeopardy! Round pop up and think “Alex Trebek, compensated endorser”?
by mfc248
Fri May 24, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 80986

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

After losing more ministers over Brexit, Theresa May announces her resignation as leader of the United Kingdom's Conservative Party, effective June 7; that resignation will trigger a party leadership contest, the winner of which will succeed May as Prime Minister. The Tories anticipate concluding th...
by mfc248
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 2334

Re: Thursday, March 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As soon as she said "only skating marching band" I knew Sarah was a fellow alum. I was rooting for her. Steven was about two seconds away from being a 1xer. I also pinned Sarah's alma mater from that anecdote. I missed the third word in the above quotes on the original viewing; catching it would've...
by mfc248
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 198
Views: 26193

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

"The first round of play consists of two two-game matches played over three shows." Ummm, what? Why would you do that? Presumably there will be more chatting. I think J! is pretty proud of these all stars, and will have longer interviews and retrospectives on their lives (like what they have on the...
by mfc248
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 80986

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

D.C. Circuit Appellate Judge Amy Berman Jackson^ voids Paul Manafort's plea deal, ruling the President's former campaign manager "made multiple false statements to the FBI, the OSC [Office of Special Counsel, aka Robert Mueller] and the grand jury concerning matters that were material to the investi...
by mfc248
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 80986

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Four players have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America: closer Mariano Rivera, designated hitter Edgar Martinez, and starting pitchers Roy Halladay and Mike Mussina. Martinez was elected in his final year on the writers' ballot. Rivera is...
by mfc248
Fri Nov 23, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4093

Re: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No J! In NY due to football. I was living in Montreal in 1976, so that was easy. My recollection of Munich was jogged by watching part of The Little Drummer Girl on cable this week, in which the Munich massacre was referenced. Moscow was the one that didn’t immediately come to me, probably because ...
by mfc248
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is eliminated?
Replies: 25
Views: 2825

Re: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is elimina

If they want to treat this as a one hour final with four boards, they could at least let them bet Day 1 money in DD's and FJ. Interesting. Maybe Day 2 would be the Triple Jeopardy and Quadruple Jeopardy rounds. Clue values from $800 to $4000 in TJ and $1600 to $8000 in QJ. And maybe they can carry ...
by mfc248
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3872

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

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by mfc248
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3872

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's win or go home take a seat in the audience time! Our semifinal matchups:

Wed 11/14: Tim / Autumn / Claire
Thu 11/15: Maya / Caleb / Jack
Fri 11/16: Audrey / Emma / Rohan
by mfc248
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years
Replies: 16
Views: 2080

Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years

Per The Hollywood Reporter: Alex Trebek, Pat Sajak, and Vanna White have agreed two-year extensions to their current contracts, keeping them in place through 2021-22 - that is, Season 38 of Jeopardy! and Season 39 of Wheel of Fortune.
by mfc248
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3982
Views: 497843

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

"Liquid gold" had me thinking of some valuable mineral or liquid and coming up blank. I could've taken 10,000 guesses and never come up with olive oil. How was this a triple get, and how exactly do you counterfeit olive oil? It's not like it's THAT valuable... When it comes to olive oil, place of o...
by mfc248
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 3310

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vowela wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Anyone else just say oil? Gonna' guess that's not good enough.
I would not credit it; unmodified, I most naturally equate "oil" with "petroleum."
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm
I assume "Ventilation" is okay on Roof for $400?
I counted it, along with "Karen Blixen" on the final clue of the round.
by mfc248
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 3178

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Doug mentioned on Reddit that he initially sang "Sweet Caroline," but was made to record the response in a normal speaking voice during the commercial break - seems it would have cost the show about $10,000 to license the relevant content. "St. Pierre" led me to western Europe on Final; with no lar...
by mfc248
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 7333

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

I went down the “hyphenated names” road as well; I eliminated Daniel Day-Lewis early. Only one other hyphenated name came to mind, though - so despite a high level of confidence that Jan-Michael Vincent was not the correct response, onto the paper it went. Here’s an interview with Kirsten on NTV , t...
by mfc248
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I can’t be on J
Replies: 9
Views: 1943

Re: I can’t be on J

Matt Bruce got as far as the green room, but knew Ken Jennings, who was still taping, and thus couldn't play, and then someone he knew started working on the show before he ever got his chance. Condolences. So then how were Scott Blish and Alex Jacob able to play each other!? My understanding is th...