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by mfc248
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 133
Views: 6582

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Jacinda Ardern, the Prime Minister of New Zealand, announces her first child is due in June.
by mfc248
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 133
Views: 6582

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Related somewhat to Friday's Final: Thomas S. Monson, the president of the LDS Church, passed on Tuesday at age 90 of natural causes.
by mfc248
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2725

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So, would they accept "The Barber of Seville" as a response? This is all I could come up with, too, as I blanked on the name. I knew that the Looney Tunes had sung it too, but still couldn't come up with it. You failed me, Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd. I had the same response, and ruled it incorrect o...
by mfc248
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I’m no expert on Canadian provinces and territories although I know enough to pick the right territory among three when one is already provided in the clue and the other one came about around a century later. TBH I could have sworn I'd see more Nunavuts than I did. Yes, I know that Nunavut was crea...
by mfc248
Tue Dec 26, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wrote "What is the Yukon?", and I assume that would be acceptable since the clue gave the word "territory", although IANAJ. I don't know whether I played too much The Yukon Trail as a kid or what, but that was the easiest FJ I've seen in a while. And naturally, the one occasion we see someone not...
by mfc248
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Secret Bunker News
Replies: 287
Views: 27179

Re: Secret Bunker News

Can you please record the 12/25 wheel too? I had an off-forum request for it. Ok. There'll be some holiday-related delay in uploading it. The Christmas Day J! as well, please. ABC's NBA tripleheader will cause extensive pre-emptions - here's a list of what I've found in the bigger markets: Not airi...
by mfc248
Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1911

Re: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It seems like there are a disproportionate number of contestants from Rochester. Is that the continuing influence of the now greatly reduced Eastman Kodak Company? Or the very technically oriented University of Rochester? Or am I simply suffering from confirmation bias? There have only been two thi...
by mfc248
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 4094

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If "Sgt. Pepper" is an acceptible answer, then there is no question Wilbur's answer should be accepted. He gave additional info which wasn't wrong. Now if the complete title was necessary, ok then. Just say so. :| The affected contestant has so said: I asked. The judges wanted the complete album ti...
by mfc248
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Projecting When the Next ToC Competition Might Take Place
Replies: 28
Views: 1415

Re: Projecting When the Next ToC Competition Might Take Place

This thread seems like a good place to drop a link to the newest of my J! pages: consolidated ToC data . Relevant to this discussion, among the included data are numbers of games of ToC qualifying periods, and breakdowns of winners of 6+, 5, 4, and 3 games plus tournament winners. The just concluded...
by mfc248
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3005

Re: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So yeah, the wording on FJ confused me but I saw it said "this state" so I guessed Iowa. Not familiar with the apple-selling, although if I had known apples I absolutely would have guessed Washington. Also knew none of the DDs today. LT: Prosciutto, Term (we get commercials for term life insurance ...
by mfc248
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 4395

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Oct 30, 2017 8:42 pm
Anyone know what the blue ribbons represent?
Dark blue is the color of colon cancer awareness, in honor of the 16th player who didn't make it to Culver City for this event. They're Jason's idea.
by mfc248
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1995
Views: 199673

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I've started hearing that emails for a set of auditions in Toronto have been sent out; nothing yet on when said auditions might be held.
by mfc248
Thu Oct 12, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 5502

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hey Scarlett here, just signed up for the boards to post in this topic. Where on earth does it air early enough for there to already be results up? The earliest airing in in Montgomery, AL, which is at 9:30 AM. For the record: this is 9:30 AM Central (10:30 AM Eastern). Here's a comprehensive list ...
by mfc248
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2907

Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I started tonight off with a joke that might resonate with those having long memories of a certain era - one that I had to walk back a bit after Johnny spoke. Brian is the given name of "Kato" Kaelin, houseguest of O.J. Simpson on the infamous night of 1994-06-12. For the money list it’s: Ken Jennin...
by mfc248
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: smallest hometown of a contestant
Replies: 37
Views: 2934

Re: smallest hometown of a contestant

Given my profession and avocation, that's some fascinating stuff, Matt. Thank you. Is there somewhere to find the over/under-representation percentages? I can put it together, but I'm curious if you have it readily available. I'm really not surprised about DC at all. Ask and ye shall receive! I exp...
by mfc248
Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: smallest hometown of a contestant
Replies: 37
Views: 2934

Re: smallest hometown of a contestant

What are you saying here? I think he's missing a "no longer". But I'll let badgerfellow confirm. Apologies for not being clearer. You are no longer allowed to say where you are originally from, just where you currently reside. I always thought that was a ploy by the J! folks to obscure how many Cal...
by mfc248
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 626
Views: 45798

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to L'Oréal, died yesterday at 94. According to the most recent Forbes list, she was the world's richest woman and 14th richest person.
by mfc248
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 2628

Re: Friday, September 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Judges: opiate vs opioid? I felt like the clue was hinting at both opium-derived and synthetic stuff, which I thought fit 'opioid' better, but opiate was the accepted response. Short answer: yes, I'd accept "opioid." But it gets a bit more involved... The clue, in full: Codeine, methadone & Demerol...
by mfc248
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1755

Re: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

$26,400 - 34 R, 0 W, :mrgreen:. It only took two games for J! to have enough time to run a full roll of the staff credits. And said roll included a production assistant named "Nicky Trebek"! I wonder what, if any, relationship exists. (I knew on sight it wasn't either of Alex's kids.) Lord Byron fo...
by mfc248
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 87
Views: 2437

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 6, Day 6

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2: SAT
4: Bangkok
6:
8: 2
10: Thunder Bay

3: North Carolina
6: California
9: Illinois
12: Colorado
15: