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by JonathanHenke
Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 22071

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

Given the amount of ugliness out there on the Internet, it really warms my heart to see the culture that has developed here at jboard.tv — the way that even the most basic objectification or dehumanizations is simply not socially acceptable. And when I see you all on social media jump to the defense...
by JonathanHenke
Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 9075

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:Huh. Could have sworn Obama just started a Twitter account recently ...
Didn't Obama post a photo on election night 2012 that set the record for most retweeted tweet (later surpassed by Ellen's Oscar selfie)?
by JonathanHenke
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 11274

Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Volante wrote:Too obscure a reference? Too obscure a reference...
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Ha! Yeah, that went right over my head the first time. Good one!
by JonathanHenke
Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Don’t be so Shore (12/29/15 SPOILER)
Replies: 8
Views: 1874

Re: Don’t be so Shore (12/29/15 SPOILER)

[Sigh...] I’ve made this point before, but I’ll say it again: Counting wins or losses based on the contestants’ actual right or wrong answers is an intellectually dishonest way of evaluating Shore’s Conjecture. The measure of a wagering strategy is how it performs against all possible combinations ...
by JonathanHenke
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 11274

Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A follow-up trivia question, thanks to Wikipedia: In addition to John Denver, who is the only other songwriter to have written two official state songs? A guess.... Stephen Foster Bingo! The two are: "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Old Folks at Home" (a.k.a. "Swanee River"), one of the state songs of F...
by JonathanHenke
Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 11274

Re: Monday, December 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A follow-up trivia question, thanks to Wikipedia:
In addition to John Denver, who is the only other songwriter to have written two official state songs?
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/21/15 week
Replies: 23
Views: 3538

Re: FJs for the 12/21/15 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :?: :mrgreen: :( :?: :mrgreen: I didn't see Thursday, and it was spoiled before I could play it here. I like to think I would have completed my perfect week, but who knows. I might have come up with WHHarrison given a few more seconds. And I said Diana, since I know it ...
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Name That Senator
Replies: 42
Views: 5125

Re: Name That Senator

I couldn't tell all the old white guys apart, but my BF got 70. I keep telling him he should try out for Jeopardy!
by JonathanHenke
Fri Dec 25, 2015 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different best practices
Replies: 51
Views: 12033

Re: Think Different best practices

RandyG wrote:I added this Intro section to the sticky post: ....
THANK YOU! That's great! Very helpful!
by JonathanHenke
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7964

Re: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That Adele question was the most "recent" I ever remember on the show. The relevant news came out on 11/28, and even assuming the show was taped the next weekday, that's just 22 days between the news happening and the show airing. My game taped in November 2004 and had a whole category on the 2004 ...
by JonathanHenke
Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7964

Re: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ, though I didn't realize that the ruins of the Temple of Diana still exist! I had to work my way through the Wonders I could remember: The Great Pyramid at Giza is the only one of the seven that's still around, but (a) it's not dedicated to a woman, as far as I know, and (b) it's not in rui...
by JonathanHenke
Tue Dec 22, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 6572

Re: Friday, December 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm just disappointed that nobody has mentioned...
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by JonathanHenke
Tue Dec 22, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 8931

Re: Monday, December 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Robert K S wrote:I feel like I didn't get the "dummy"/"effigy" pun, if there was one.
I saw "Hey dummy" and could only think of Dennis Duffy from 30 Rock.

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Which didn't help. At all.
by JonathanHenke
Sun Dec 20, 2015 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/14/15 week
Replies: 24
Views: 3492

Re: FJs for the 12/14/15 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
No answer Monday, Notre Dame Thursday, and Bering.
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 12, 2015 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 11807

Re: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It just seemed odd casting blacks to play historical figures that were white. A little different than casting The Wizard of Oz with an all black cast. I have not seen it so I might have gotten the concept if I had. I didn't have a problem with it, was just curious as to why they did it that way. An...
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10141

Re: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

hbomb1947 wrote:Add me to those who negged with "crocs" for the shoe named after an Australian animal. Is there enough of a critical mass for that neg to have it as a poll choice? :)
Crocs were my initial (and only) response, but at least I had the good sense to recognize they couldn't possibly be right.
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 12, 2015 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10141

Re: Friday, December 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I haven't heard anyone say that they approached FJ the way I did: I started with thinking about presidents where it's easily known what year they died. That pretty much left only Lincoln and Kennedy (maybe Garfield, McKinley, or FDR, but those weren't likely). OK, Kennedy ... John, John. Done. That...
by JonathanHenke
Tue Dec 08, 2015 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different best practices
Replies: 51
Views: 12033

Think Different - an intro for newbies

To change the topic slightly: as a newbie to (this version of) the board, I would have found it very helpful to have a short intro to what a TD is . For instance: Is it (like LL) something you have to sign up for? Is there a season commitment? Are points cumulative? How is it scored? What's the time...
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/30/15 week
Replies: 30
Views: 3004

Re: FJs for the 11/30/15 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Montenegro on Wednesday's clue, as I lost the coin-flip with Kosovo on a 50-50-90.... The only Grimm brother I could name was Jacob. Ditto, ditto, ditto, and ditto. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
by JonathanHenke
Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 10173

Re: Friday, December 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

As a new-sh Minnesota resident, I thought that FJ was a softball down the middle of the plate. "Minnesota has a lot of Lutherans" is trivia in the same way that "snow is cold" is trivia. I'm surprised to see so many people having trouble with it.