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by heppm01
Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2076

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

cheezguyty wrote:
Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:22 pm
Roughly 58% of one-day champs lose their second game.
The mathematician in me has to point out that technically speaking and by definition, 100% of one-day champs lose their second game.

But yeah, we know what you mean.
by heppm01
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2076

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What I know about American Playwrights would fit in a thimble. I was hoping it was one of those categories with a clue that was only tangentially related, such as "This american playwright is much more widely known as the current quarterback for the New England Patriots". Given that, the two names t...
by heppm01
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1807

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

Hit on Simon right away but then Peter Gabriel popped into my head for "Biko". A quick loop back to "American" in the clue cemented my initial guess.
by heppm01
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1859

Re: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hit on Dust Bowl immediately but as others also mentioned, I associate that more with an event than a region. I went with Tornado Alley and for a brief time found myself quite smug for avoiding the negbait...
by heppm01
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 432 - Throwback III (Final results)
Replies: 55
Views: 1495

Re: TD 432 - Throwback III

I am now accepting applications for the position of "Shepard". Responsibilities include managing a herd of up to 11 sheep.
by heppm01
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 468
Views: 52644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:51 am
Made-up:

FASHION

Yoshida Kōgyō Kabushiki manufactures over 40% of the world's supply of these.
Spoiler
Show
What are zippers?
Fantastic clue!

That said, I'd rather the category was Clothing instead of Fashion
by heppm01
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1969

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:26 pm
For the Asclepius/Caduceus question, I said "Who is Mercury?" instead of "Hermes" - what's your ruling?
Same here, and ruled myself correct.
by heppm01
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2770

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Completely failed to pick up on the opera hint in the clue. Eventually settled (uneasily) on the Sears Tower after considering WTC, Space Needle in Seattle (1962), CN Tower in Toronto (1976) and whatever that tall building in Dubai is called (2009).
by heppm01
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1969

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure if I could've spelled Kilauea correctly in the 30 seconds; I may have resorted to phonetic spelling... "Kill away, uhhh..." would have been acceptable. Started with Old Faithful then realized the importance of the Pele angle. Came up with the right response but as mentioned a few times in ...
by heppm01
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 145
Views: 80251

Re: Pavlov revival

alot I applaud your effort but think you may be a little too generous in your interpretation of Pavlov in this context. I can't say I ever heard of "Dulce et Ducorem Est" and don't have any reason for it to trigger a Pavlovian reaction. Should I know who wrote it? Maybe. Should I really drill it in...
by heppm01
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 468
Views: 52644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

A couple more made-ups: GEOGRAPHY Of the world's 100 most populous countries, it has the highest population density. What is Bangladesh? I like this one but think it needs a little more detail or perhaps a TOM. I guessed Singapore which has a much higher density but apparently falls outside the top...
by heppm01
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2121

Re: Friday, September 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 9:12 pm
only foe i knew of hamilton was that burr dude...had no idea if that dude had ever been on currency and relegated to another piece before being permanently erased...so that is what i went with
Exactly my thought process. It's clear I have a pretty big gap in my knowledge of that time period.
by heppm01
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 431 - Abbreviated Version (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 1413

Re: TD 431 - Abbreviated Version (Final results)

clt013 wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:58 am
11. AT = Alex Trebek (The host, of course.); Also, the first two letters of Athens - initial host of the modern Olympic Games. Name a country that has hosted both the Summer and Winter Olympics.

WRONG ANSWERS = 10
heppm01 (Rome)
Reading is hard. :lol:
by heppm01
Fri Sep 20, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2260

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "multitasking" on the WE INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS DD ("toggling"), which I rule close but no cigar; I gladly welcome suggestions to the contrary. I also responded with multitask(ing), although was uncomfortable with it. As jeo425 expounded, I think it was a poorly written clue. Got FJ halfway ...
by heppm01
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1991

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No way I was falling for the too-obvious "La Marsellaise" I went with Haiti (or more precisely, "What is the national anthem of HaitI?" because I don't have a clue what it is called). If you had told me that it wasn't Haiti it would have been quite a while before I made my way to Canada, detouring t...
by heppm01
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2050

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ came quick. My thought process was: "Hmm, dude that wrote War and Peace" -> "That would be Victor Hugo" -> done.

D'oh!

If only I had taken the remaining 27 seconds to review my work instead of sitting there smugly...
by heppm01
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1747

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is mighty small nit I'm picking here, but the way I parsed FJ they were asking for the name of the museum that had two words added to it. To me, that would be The National Air Museum. The accepted response of National Air and Space Museum doesn't make sense to add two words to because then it w...
by heppm01
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's FJ! analysis
Replies: 41
Views: 2042

Re: TPH's FJ! analysis

In FJ (assuming a non-zero wager) the penalty for getting it wrong and not answering at all are the same. There's been many times that you've indicated you couldn't come up with something and an equal number of times that we've told you to just take a guess anyways. My suggestion is that when the ne...
by heppm01
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 13
Views: 1658

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

Could you explain the "Position" column please?
by heppm01
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2791

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Between the title track and "Life in the Fast Lane", HC seemed like a no-brainer to me. But then, the album was released during my formative years.