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by RobW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1381

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A way to remember the provinces in order starting on the west coast is that the first letters spell BASMOQ. I had the odd certainty that I'd see a geographic quad-point question in the TOC. So I had a few mnemonics at the ready... UCAN (I already knew this US classic from the 3rd grade) NN, S&M (wo...
by RobW
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2158

Re: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Golf wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:26 am
In early with popcorn!

Would love to know where the total Coryat ranks all time.
This game felt familiar, Coryat-wise...
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5910

if that's any indication, I think this champ has legs! ;)
by RobW
Sun Mar 01, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 12221

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

India has universities named for Indira Gandhi & this man, her father (Jonathan: Who is Nehru?) (Alex: Be more specific.) (Jonathan: I can't.) Jawaharlal Nehru Ouch. That's pretty harsh. Only justification I can think of is that the name of the university in the clue includes the first and last nam...
by RobW
Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 9018

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So you jump through all the hoops you have to in order to get on this show, accrue a nice sum in your previous appearances and you've got a runaway so you can't lose, and you bet zero dollars in FJ? Zero? I’ll ask you the same thing I asked you not once but twice that you failed to answer back in t...
by RobW
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 8589

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Golf wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 pm
The night visitors will have something to say about Amal’s negs as well as her DJ and FJ wagers. :roll:
I see what you did there. ;)
by RobW
Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 5014

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It wasn’t a mispronunciation, it was more she didn’t remember what the word was, she said it as if she thought it was Piram, not Priam . certainly not the worst mistake! I can report that this was a flashcard typo. The most painful kind of miss! (Ga lam iel cost me $1600 for precisely the same reas...
by RobW
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 5014

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 8:07 pm
I found myself wondering if Audrey could possibly have been serious when she asked AT whether she might change her DD bet after she saw a clue she clearly didn't know the answer to. Sounded to me like a serious request. :roll:
Nah, just her bone-dry wit.
(Audrey is a friend...)
by RobW
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 5702

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

I am really disappointed with the audition cities they have. Not all of us have the funds to fly out to audition and being from Denver, California is the only state that is closest to me. Your point about cost is valid, of course, and it's why they have this national tour in the first place. But I ...
by RobW
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 4847

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

jeopardyfan939 wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:17 pm
Apparently, Ken Jennings announced he does not plan to return to the Jeopardy! set after the GOAT tournament.
Really? I'd love to see the source of that...
by RobW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 4509

Re: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, and Karen is a lovely and talented contestant, but her timid FJ wagers are beginning to get on my nerves. Is there a category that would cause her to cut loose, just once? In her locks she hasn’t had a ton of room, but most contestants don’t have the psychological makeup to do so. Naturally, if...
by RobW
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4528

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got it on 1970, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Yes. Best Picture winners are up there with US Presidents and world capitals that you absolutely should try to get down for Jeopardy, or really trivia in general, purposes. Giving the year turned this from more of a puzzle it out to a straight re...
by RobW
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 5183

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Identify Colorado on a map, for $1,600, in a TOC? That may be too easy.
They clearly edited the audio after that clue reveal...

...to get rid of the dozen groans and eyerolls from one particular portion of the audience :)
by RobW
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 665
Views: 139131

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

RobW wrote:
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:20 pm
alietr wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:01 am
I've caught up on all of these.
well, almost. :) Mine is downright nonsensical at this point.
Maybe change it to:
Chump, chum for JH, or champ? TBD in Nov

(just the underlined bit if space is tight...)
<sigh>
let's go with "Boy, this was fun! :)"
by RobW
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 6097

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anyone else wish they'd used another word besides "ostentatious" in WORDS THAT USE ALL 5 VOWELS? It seems a shame to start the category with a six-vowel word when all the other responses had exactly five. Yes, and I was also surprised that they avoided FACETIOUS and/or ABSTEMIOUS. (perhaps dee...
by RobW
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 6097

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dhruv's FJ! response made it difficult for Alex to speak as it was obvious the emotion was hitting him. There was also an audible "Aww" from the audience. Like the pro he is, Alex kept it together to conduct the rest of the round. For some chronological context, this was happening the day after Ale...
by RobW
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1375

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

We in the peanut gallery that day were quick to agree on the brutality of the bugle category.
(except for Alan and Kyle...)
by RobW
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4735

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The producers will almost certainly do whatever maximizes the odds of James/Emma in the finals. I would expect that, subject to a couple of seemingly hard rules (no QF rematches in the SFs, and attempt at gender distribution), Emma will get one of the softer draws they could give her, James will be...
by RobW
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 5042

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

Pretty disappointing episode as there were a bunch of not so difficult misses including the three Daily Doubles. I agree with that first bit of your sentence, the last bit let's just agree to disagree. :lol: Metric System was a pretty bad neg... Ain't that the truth! As this point the panic was set...
by RobW
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 5042

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

Did anyone else take exception to Rob's placement of an S at the end of Cracker Jack Handey? I let it go because I thought there could have been a possessive in the latter part of the clue (like "writer whose 'Deep Thoughts' were...") and didn't want to go back and check, but with the game archived...
by RobW
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 5042

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

Johnblue wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:22 pm
Manx is Isle of Man. Mancs has never been an abbreviation for Mancunians that I’ve ever seen. J is getting sloppy.
well it was casual (impolite, even) usage but I had definitely heard the term "manc" referencing a Mancunian.
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