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by tiwonge
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1480

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was thinking Cerasus was a varietal of some fruit, and I had never heard of it, so I didn't get that hint. Was waffling between figs and pomegranates, and went for figs because I assumed they'd have a wider variety of type and maybe that was a variety of fig I wasn't aware of.
by tiwonge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 16
Views: 1088

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

alietr wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Someone said she got The Call for July 9th.
Another somebody (a former Jeopardy! champion) got the call to tape on 7/19.
by tiwonge
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1673

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately thought of Haydn, but I couldn't figure out which of his hooks this might be. I was alternating between Farewell and Surprise because these seemed to be two hooks that could be added later. (The Clock symphony, probably not, and I couldn't think of any others at the moment.) I went wit...
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?

There are 6 different orderings of contestants, so any ordering has a 1/6 chance of happening. That would be true if the contestants were randomly selected from a pool that was 50% M 50% F. I'm not sure that's true for podia 2 and 3. It's definitely not true for podium 1. That said, I don't think t...
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1237

Re: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?

There are 6 different orderings of contestants, so any ordering has a 1/6 chance of happening. Over a 5 day week, the chance of that particular ordering is 1/6^5, or 1/7776. If there are, say, 210 episodes per year, and Jeopardy! has been airing for 34 years, or approximately 7000 episodes. It would...
by tiwonge
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 36
Views: 2502

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

A student says he was invited to a July 14 audition in San Francisco.
by tiwonge
Wed May 23, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2697

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Saturnalia wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 1:50 pm
And then I whiffed on final. No idea, though of course it was obvious in retrospect. I said "the furies" just to have something.
Furies, not furries?
by tiwonge
Wed May 23, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2697

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're in the US, Alex. Pronounce "lieutenant" like an American! :) There have been plenty of categories that would be easier taken in order, but I don't know if there have been any with this advisement attached to it. (I mean, I don't think that "pep" made "pepper mill" any easier, but I might have...
by tiwonge
Sun May 20, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 2726

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

3) Founded by Catholics? Is Maryland from Mary's land? As in Mary mother of Christ? These TOMs are killing me. At one point, I believe, the only legal Catholic church in the British empire was in the colony of Maryland. (This is one of those little trivia bits I learned as a Catholic. There's a goo...
by tiwonge
Thu May 17, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1818

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

First Communion, for 8 year olds, would not qualify. A rite of passage could be passing from any life stage into a subsequent one. Retirement, graduation, first job, first kid, first alcoholic drink, and First Communion might all be rites of passage, but one only comes of age one time. While it use...
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1818

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

SOCIOLOGY $800 : First communion can be this type of 3-word ritual representing a change from one role to another. Does a response of "Coming-of-age" work for you guys? (EDIT: Or "Coming of age" -- no hyphens -- rather.) That's what I said, but I'm not loving it. That was my guess, too, but I don't...
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1818

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first association of Menelaus is from O Brother Where Art Thou?: Gov. Menelaus "Pass the biscuits" "Pappy" O'Daniel. But that was enough (with Ulysses) to get me to the Trojan War and then the Trojan Horse.
by tiwonge
Wed May 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2996
Views: 187008

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

When I took a class on Arabic, the first thing we did was learn the alphabet. Each letter has four forms--its unconnected form, what it looks like when it is the first letter of the word, what it looks like as the last letter of the word, and what it looks like connected on both sides. (For some let...
by tiwonge
Mon May 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1659

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the FJ, I started by thinking of distinctively southern cities. "It wouldn't be Atlanta. Savannah, no, not named after a monarch. Charleston? That's it." I don't know where I would have gone after that. Maybe New Orleans, Williamsburg, Vicksburg? (Once I exhausted my supply of traditional southe...
by tiwonge
Fri May 11, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 1069

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results

Ranjani, 12K would've got you a spot in the semis easily. No need for the big bet. :( There's no way for him to know that. This was from tonight's game. And she shouldn't have made that big bet. There was still no reason for her to know that. The contestants are sequestered. However, that's a score...
by tiwonge
Fri May 11, 2018 4:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2996
Views: 187008

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

I'd go the bear route. They are synonymous with Yellowstone, which sounds like Jellystone, home of Yogi Bear and Boo boo. When I was in Yosemite, there were all sorts of warnings about bears, and about not leaving food out and using the bear boxes to store food and food-smelling items. Thee were ph...
by tiwonge
Wed May 09, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2996
Views: 187008

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

For some reason, I keep keep getting Yellowstone and Yosemite mixed up. Suggestions? In this particular case, it was made very easy by including geyser in the clue (US National Park with) geysers = Yellowstone And I know that, but just like "Which of Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Neptune is biggest", it bl...
by tiwonge
Wed May 09, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1728

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I heard "galop" and went to the Infernal Gallop (the music traditionally used for the can-can), from Offenbach's Orpheus and the Underworld (I think--this is from memory, as I was thinking through it). It didn't feel right for three reasons--it felt too hard, I wasn't sure if it was an opera or not,...
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 2958

Re: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe they didn't know Versache's first name, and guessed it might be L?
by tiwonge
Tue May 01, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2451

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I enjoyed watching Alexandra today. I considered Dante but decided the nocturnal theme was not prominent in his work. Indeed, he was a comedian. Then I went to POe. I knew Hoffman but I wasn't sure the three initials were required so I stayed clam. Here are some state capital counties I came up wit...