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by sarisson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3460

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The All-Star tournament only had players who made their debuts in 2000 or later. So yes, another supertournament is in order. It could have a variety of other 2000's and 2010's top players (including superchamps) who weren't picked for All-Stars, plus the greats from the 80's and 90's. Coelacanth ha...
by sarisson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
I believe there's only one Howard Johnson's left, and it's not in Rock Ridge. Here's an article about the next-to-last one to close:
https://newengland.com/today/living/new ... estaurant/
by sarisson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2121

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

Not eligible to take the test but I got 44 on Tuesday, 41 on Wednesday, and just 39 on this one. I had serious doubts I'd even pass this one.
by sarisson
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2844

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think that the Sameer Rai who James plays tomorrow is the same Sameer Rai who was considered to be the best high school quiz bowl player in the country during his junior year. It is. He also got a 108 on last year's (and 2017's) WQC, which is insane. Interestingly, I think I was the only other pe...
by sarisson
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2885

Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Bugatti got off to a slow start, but then vroom vroom! If he hadn't hit that last Daily Double, he could easily have lost. FJ was a TOC-level clue. A lot to parse in 30 seconds. I would've gotten it if it had been an LL question, but I spent the first 20 seconds figuring out what it meant. Amazi...
by sarisson
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3602
Views: 367157

Re: Reretaken Down

For the LLamas among us:
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/mick-mul ... 329e147a61
Kind of a mean-spirited article, really, as his lifetime average is over .400.
by sarisson
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1891

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

47/50 (not 48 upon further review). Missed #1 and #19 (no clue on either), and #30
SpoilerShow
said "Apennines"
I wonder if
SpoilerShow
hyperinflation would be accepted for #4? I thought of "inflation" just to be safe.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6192

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

He accused me of cheating at LL on this very forum because I missed some TV questions against him on 500Q and then accused Scott Blish of being a fraud in LL because he lost to Alex Jacob. FWIW, James tied Alex Jacob on the 2012 WQC (and finished well behind the current one-day record holder, AP, a...
by sarisson
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9749

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I guessed correctly on 2 yesterday but wasn't 100% sure of anything. I managed a rare 4(2)-4(4) tie and got myself onto the Sandra leaderboard for the entire league! Will I stay there the rest of the season???
by sarisson
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)
Replies: 121
Views: 6192

Re: April promo with spoilers (kind of minor, kind of major)

Here's a fun video of him with three other notable J! alumni: (ETA Jboard won't let me embed so here's a link): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pmo-FmYJbaw (ETA it DID let me embed!) The image on the website was taken from here (scroll down): https://bridgefeed.acbl.org/playing-in-style/ so I don't ...
by sarisson
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9749

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I think this is one of the earlier times I've clinched non-relegation (as long as I don't forfeit). I'm currently sitting in the lowest spot in the promotion zone from C to B. I had been thinking of making this my last season in LL; I'm not sure if a promotion after a ridiculous number of seasons i...
by sarisson
Sat Mar 16, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9749

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I also started with "magazine" and switched to "almanac." Cost me a 9(6) but I managed a 9(5) and a win. I now have a winning record in A (!) and the second-best defense in all of Horizon... second only to the player who leads all 12,000+ LLamas.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3466

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easiest finale of a super-tournament, no, tournament , ever. As AP said yesterday, it's just a buzzer race, too easy for this echelon of players. The other episodes were more difficult than regular games but not on the level of BOTD or M$M or the UTOC. I only went 1/10 on the 2015 TOC finals but got...
by sarisson
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9749

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

A Horizon again with mrexley, BigDaddyMatty, BoK, Blue Lion, and tjconn, maybe others as well.
by sarisson
Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15020

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I went 8/12 on Thermo but finished slightly ahead of former Harvard physics instructor (among other things) PahkJ. I haven't used thermo much since grad school.
I had one of my highest-ever 1DS finishes in "Bird Nerds OR ELSE," which was a lot of fun.
by sarisson
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 15020

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I'm 7-3 in Video Games and will win on MD11 because my opponent hasn't shown up yet, but I'm eliminated from championship contention. It seems as though if you lose more than two games, you're out of the running, because I went 8-3 in the American West and failed to qualify. I'm 4-3 in Women so far.
by sarisson
Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1483

Re: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Made an accurate precall today, not only of the disaster but the phrase. Couldn't believe it when he read the clue! If you plan to visit the Hindenburg crash site, you'll need permission (and have to be a US citizen) because it's on a military base. However, you can drive past it on CR 547 and see a...
by sarisson
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 908

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
This is my fourth 5+ streak since December 5. (Final) Jeopardy must be getting easier because I'm not really getting smarter.
Through December 5: 25/53
Since: 28/32
Hmm.
by sarisson
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1605

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

These boards were Celebrity Jeopardy level. The combined Coryat was $3200 more than the previous season high (October 8, 2018). A picture of a hunting structure when you're spotted a hint about ironically not being able to see, for $2000?! Only two choices for Final, but when I saw "battles in their...
by sarisson
Wed Jan 09, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2110

Re: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

AT's pronunciation of "Oh yeah" was just like his impression of the actors in Fargo, so my response was Faygo , which I'm pretty sure is carbonated. Anyway, that's the official soft drink of juggalos, not Nebraskans. More Snoopy clues in the future, writers! I went 12/12 on the Peanuts 1DS and thoug...