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by mfc248
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2277

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I perused Paris’s IMDb bio prior to tonight’s episode, and I noticed that among the things on his CV since starring in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is “real estate broker.” Hey, you know who else went from a stint in show biz to hawking property? Press Your Luck host Peter Tomarken! Which rem...
by mfc248
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 6031

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

Is it distillation or fermentation? I think I might have gotten exactly 35 with distillation, I had a brain fart with Kelly Ann Conway. She was in the news today too...Also missed easy neuron and Arno (I have been there too...) "boiling a liquid & then condensing the vapor" in the clue seems to poi...
by mfc248
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 273
Views: 31822

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

The episode that I timed was the March 1 game in which the tiebreaker occurred. The description of the interval I timed isn't quite right. I started the stopwatch upon Alex finishing reading the clue, so it included the words "30 seconds, good luck," the Think! music, and the first two responses. T...
by mfc248
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 273
Views: 31822

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

In the case of those 57, you have enough questions to separate from the pack. A really good player will most likely get through the buzzer race often enough -- while also answering ones only they know -- that it isn't such a big issue. That's not the case when it's only one question. mfc248 put the...
by mfc248
Sun Mar 04, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2304

Re: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Plus, I don't think it's farfetched to imagine that when [x] is a full name, using [x] to refer to "The [x] Show" is an acceptable shorthand. (I say "full name" because I'm not sure I'd accept just "Cosby" for "The Cosby Show.") With respect to this specific example, “Cosby” alone must be rejected ...
by mfc248
Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/26/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1220

Re: FJs for the 2/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( [ :mrgreen: ] :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: First 1/5 week of Season 34. Hoover Dam on Tuesday; a near-miss with Jersey & Guernsey on Thursday; and nothing came to mind either Wednesday or Friday. Instaget on the tiebreaker, though I didn’t note the additional TOM (April at the start ...
by mfc248
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 3881

Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cool game. Was it the fall of 2013 that they had four ties in quick succession and that led to the tiebreaker rule? And here it's four seasons later and it finally got used. That neg on the alimentary Daily Double was painful to watch. I think at that point a lot of contestants' cardiac sphincter w...
by mfc248
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 3881

Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Explanation about TB process would have been great. 1) What would happen if the first person to ring 'negs' - does that make the other player winner? 2) What if it is a stumper? Will there be no champ? Didn't like the new TB procedure. A correct response is required to win the game on a tiebreaker....
by mfc248
Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 332
Views: 19796

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: 332
Views: 19796

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: 4245

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: 2219

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: 2219

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: 294
Views: 30897

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: 2738

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: 5651

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: 1752

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: 3812

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: 5339

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: 2160
Views: 225242

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.