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by VoluptuousLoser
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 9160

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

So they hated Emma for defeating James, and now they hate her for accepting an invite to the TOC. Got it! So you believe that if you criticize an action someone takes, that means that you hate the person? I don't think Emma earned her position in the tournament on the merits, and I think she should...
by VoluptuousLoser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 65406

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe I'm confused, but I thought Jake Freud went for an answer he didn't mean to on the $30,000 question, to his benefit. The question was about Ekman's seven universal facial expressions, providing joy, anger, fear, and contempt as four of the expressions, and asking which of the four choices of ...
by VoluptuousLoser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 65406

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe I'm confused, but I thought Jake Freud went for an answer he didn't mean to on the $30,000 question, to his benefit. The question was about Ekman's seven universal facial expressions, providing joy, anger, fear, and contempt as four of the expressions, and asking which of the four choices of ...
by VoluptuousLoser
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 65406

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

For what it's worth, they edited out some of our discussion. One thing that got cut out was Louis asking me what I would do if I were the contestant. I said, "I would answer B with no hesitation, but I can't stand in your shoes," meaning that tolerance for risking $25,000 might be different than min...
by VoluptuousLoser
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 71662

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:29 pm
VoluptuousLoser wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:49 pm
The incident recounted by Seaborgium was the most brutal panem-related event since the Hunger Games.
You make your first post in a year and a half for that?
Hey, it's not often I get a chance to talk about someone making a more inexplicable mistake than I did on WWTBAM.
by VoluptuousLoser
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 71662

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The incident recounted by Seaborgium was the most brutal panem-related event since the Hunger Games.
by VoluptuousLoser
Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

And while I liked seeing familiar faces, I wish they'd use something besides the j-archive for a contestant search. AFAIK, their casting is just like everyone else's in that you apply to them, not that they come to you. They did approach certain people. And they advertised in a few places that have...
by VoluptuousLoser
Fri Jun 03, 2016 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Why would the length of the gap matter? Brian No reasonable belief that one show was a continuation of the other, and no reasonable expectation that the last champion would resume playing nine years later when an entirely new production got underway. By the way, does anyone even know if the winner ...
by VoluptuousLoser
Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

There's no criminal case to be made here. OTOH, I could see Mason suing in civil court based on the claim that he had a reasonable expectation to continue as champion. He has no civil claim. You cannot recover non-economic damages (e.g., pain and suffering) unless you have economic damages (e.g., m...
by VoluptuousLoser
Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Of course, what the federal authorities choose to do about the producers' violation of the law could affect renewal as well. I assume you think they violated the law on quiz show rigging, 47 USC 509 ? Here's the text: (a) Influencing, prearranging, or predetermining outcome It shall be unlawful for...
by VoluptuousLoser
Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

The ratings don't scream renewal but, then again, the ratings for Season 1 weren't that great either. And it's not like this show is expensive to produce. Here are the ratings for Season 2: Thu.: 5.06 million total viewers (2nd in time slot); 0.9 rating, 3 share in 18-49 demo (2nd) Fri.: 4.44 M (1st...
by VoluptuousLoser
Tue May 31, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

- Mason wanted to come back - Mason was told he wasn't coming back two days before taping - Ken absolutely knew that Mason was disinvited the day before taping - Ken taped We can certainly speculate that Ken demanded guaranteed TV time; being the first up would have been the only way to gave guaran...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sun May 29, 2016 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

If this person had not walked out, would they have appeared on the show for certain? Is this person somebody we would know from being on a much more successful trivia show hosted by a certain Canadian ex-pat? He would have been part of the contestant pool for certain. Whether he would have gotten t...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sun May 29, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Brian, are you at liberty to say who it was who walked out of the taping? I'm not *not* at liberty but, since I know he didn't do it to call attention to himself, I'll leave it to him or to others to identify him. If he didn't do it to call attention to himself, he should have hired a less voraciou...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sun May 29, 2016 4:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Brian, are you at liberty to say who it was who walked out of the taping? I'm not *not* at liberty but, since I know he didn't do it to call attention to himself, I'll leave it to him or to others to identify him. If he didn't do it to call attention to himself, he should have hired a less voraciou...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sun May 29, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

kprather895 wrote:Brian, are you at liberty to say who it was who walked out of the taping?
I'm not *not* at liberty but, since I know he didn't do it to call attention to himself, I'll leave it to him or to others to identify him.
by VoluptuousLoser
Sat May 28, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

- Mason wanted to come back - Mason was told he wasn't coming back two days before taping - Ken absolutely knew that Mason was disinvited the day before taping - Ken taped We can certainly speculate that Ken demanded guaranteed TV time; being the first up would have been the only way to gave guaran...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sat May 28, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]

Does anyone know if Richard Mason really cares? Yes, it seems unlikely that anyone would ever turn down a chance to win money, but isn't it possible that he had some kind of schedule conflict or other reason for not wanting to participate again? Has he himself been complaining on Twitter or somepla...
by VoluptuousLoser
Sat May 28, 2016 1:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Possible Spoilers]

Now if we're going to get conspiracy stupid, let's really get really stupid. It is well known Ken refused to be on Million Second Quiz when they wouldn't pay his way. So we already know Ken is not above dictating terms to game shows. Knowing the challenger position is worthless, he may have said he...
by VoluptuousLoser
Fri May 27, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Spoilers after 5:00 p.m. PDT on game nights]
Replies: 215
Views: 24201

Re: 500 Questions (Season 2) [Possible Spoilers]

I agree with you two. But when if Ken had already signed his contract before he realized what was happening to Richard Mason and he didn't have a clause to drop out? Then he'd play to the best of his ability. Ken doesn't seem to have mentioned the show in any context since his appearance, which you...