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by jev15
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1767

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

I thought Springsteen was an ironic wrong answer because his bandmate Steven Van Zandt was the founder of Artists United Against Apartheid and was pretty severely critical of Graceland.

FJ was an Instaget for me because despite the controversy I love that album.
by jev15
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1467

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hercule Poirot seemed obscure for the top box, especially relative to Sherlock Holmes at $400. In terms of books sold, Agatha Christie ranks below only Shakespeare and the Bible. She has been translated more than any other author. Hercule Poirot is her most famous creation, and has been featured in...
by jev15
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 460
Views: 11866

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I was one of the 36% who confidently answered The Lion King for highest-grossing G-rated movie. Now I really want to know what that movie did to earn a PG.
by jev15
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 460
Views: 11866

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm in B Taiga. Excited to have made it up to B, dreading my inevitable downfall.

There are three players with the same surname in my Rundle. That's got to be unusual.
by jev15
Tue Jul 23, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1966

Re: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shocked by the Vonnegut TS on Slaughterhouse-Five. It's easily his most famous novel and the opening line references the plot device. I was surprised it was even in the bottom row. Maybe that's what threw off the contestants? Didn't really land on an answer for FJ. Thought of Victora Falls but also ...
by jev15
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2003

Re: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had no hope on FJ. I got stuck in New England and settled on New Hampshire with very little confidence. If I remember correctly, NH was the first state to have two women in the US Senate and a female governor at the same time.
by jev15
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 8141

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I don't like this. It feels contrary to the spirit of the tournament. I liked Emma and I guess the argument is that she should get some extra credit for beating James, but I don't think I buy it. This is favoritism and someone is going to get left out who earned that place.
by jev15
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1837

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

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 12:12 am
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i watched some of the game, saw the hideous uniforms and didn't get the clue correct...
Counterpoint: Those uniforms are gorgeous and the Nationals aren't fit to wear them.
by jev15
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 110
Views: 9337

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I have been wondering if they might make some rule changes to counter the analytic approach to the show. The easiest one I can think of would be to truly randomize Daily Doubles so that they could legitimately be under any box in any category, making it impossible to hunt them. I'm not saying they s...
by jev15
Fri May 24, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 419 - TD or Not TD (Final results)
Replies: 37
Views: 2349

Re: TD 419 - TD or Not TD (Final results)

Thanks for running the game, clt013! My apologies for the delayed acknowledgement, I've had a crazy month and forgot I even entered this one.
by jev15
Mon May 20, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6095

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In case anyone else was wondering, James's Daily Double wager of $10,617 was in honor of the date of the first game, and first win, in the history of the Vegas Golden Knights, October 6, 2017.
by jev15
Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3945

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

JayK33 wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 4:00 am
I don't know what a "pulp magazine" is, but I think I would have gotten this one.
Pulp magazines were cheaply printed magazines that ran short stories with lurid illustrations. They were usually associated with a specific genre, like mystery or sci-fi.
by jev15
Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3945

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I ran the "Minute" and Snake/Bird/Monkey categories, got all but the bottom in Car Talk and Smorgasword, but I was 0/5 in Roman Names and Gross Confessions. TV was tough. I know a few things about MTM, but "Laura Petrie" is not one of them. That clue seemed rather generational for the top box. Didn...
by jev15
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5062

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

$1,155,000 for 15 games is $77,000 average. With $1,061,554 banked that has James needing $93,446 (and a win) tomorrow to hit the magical average. To even mention such hypotheticals would have seemed insane prior to James hitting the stage. I appreciate that you allowed for the possibility that Jam...
by jev15
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34867

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Boston, 44.
by jev15
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 4583

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

44/50. Should've been 45 but I thought it was Hainesberry instead of Hansberry. Even dumber was saying Hudson instead of East River.
by jev15
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2319

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ for me. I've read the collection in question as well as all the Poirot novels.

I was disappointed by how easy they made the "They Adapted My Book." All of those were airport novels.

Steven may regret saying the Smorgasbordello was his kind of place, considering we know he is married.
by jev15
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 4725

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

French and Indian War was just way too easy for a Daily Double of this magnitude.
by jev15
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3437

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looks like I'll be in the minority not checking the box for this FJ. I never got anywhere close. I associate "Ancient" too strongly with Greece and Rome. I wound up with The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, which I know wouldn't be it. I wonder if strategically, Ken or Brad thought about trying to av...
by jev15
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 414 - The Academy Awards - Final Standings!!
Replies: 70
Views: 3156

Re: TD 414 - The Academy Awards

Did you change your mind about Q11?