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by kerryoakie
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 27
Views: 809

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I was moderately ill with cough, aches, and general malaise in early March (notably, no fever). It honestly felt like I had mono again, though without the sore throat. I traveled a lot for work and had been on 14 flights in January and February, all domestic. My SO had severe symptoms appear a few d...
by kerryoakie
Mon May 18, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP India Cooper
Replies: 16
Views: 1412

Re: RIP India Cooper

I met India in 2019 while we both moderated the Regional Finals for the National History Bee. She and I bonded over the lack of good coffee provided by the school :lol: . I was hoping to see her again this year, but she didn't attend (for now-obvious reasons). My condolences to her family and friends.
by kerryoakie
Wed May 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 139
Views: 34243

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

In a shocking new entry into the "dumb celebrity baby name" contest, entrepreneur Elon Musk and his partner, the musician Grimes (aka Claire Boucher), have named their baby boy "X Æ A-12". In the subreddit /r/namenerds, there's some good conversation about how this could be pronounced. In Californi...
by kerryoakie
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 19
Views: 3260

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Adam Schlesinger, EGOT nominee and bassist for Fountains of Wayne ("Stacy's Mom"): https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/01/arts ... virus.html
by kerryoakie
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 149
Views: 32658

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

42 Indianapolis
by kerryoakie
Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 9334

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

42 for real yesterday and 38 today playing from the video.

Both are better than my usual mid-30s, so either I'm actually doing better or the test is slightly easier.
by kerryoakie
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 11106

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Fairly certain I got 42, which is my best performance in recent memory! A few tip-of-my-fingers (Valhalla, Dodgers) and one I wrote read too fast (Orion for Sagittarius), but otherwise felt pretty strong. One that I kicked myself for missing was Jaffa, knowing that from somewhere in the recesses of ...
by kerryoakie
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3497

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I really enjoyed Karen's run and am excited to see her in a future ToC.

Unfortunately, my FJ! was preempted by NBC's special coverage of the Iranian missile strikes, so I was unable to actually see her finish. Luckily, ABC didn't interrupt the GOAT Tourney!
by kerryoakie
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 84151

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Greta Thunberg, teenage Swedish climate activist, is named TIME's Person of the Year.

https://time.com/person-of-the-year-201 ... -thunberg/
by kerryoakie
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 4886

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

My entry point to this FJ! was the 2018 current-ish events angle, not Mark Twain. I didn't event know Mark Twain had visited Hawaii.

Not sure if I could've spelled Kilauea correctly in the 30 seconds; I may have resorted to phonetic spelling...
by kerryoakie
Fri May 17, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 819
Views: 192184

Re: J! in the Media

NPR's All Things Considered ran a piece on James yesterday evening from a new perspective: James' brother's wife's brother, Kenny Malone (follow that?). Since they share four nieces and nephews, the story focused on "favorite uncle" status more than James' Jeopardy dominance. Transcript and a link t...
by kerryoakie
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 10755

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

I was stuck on a last-minute flight during the Eastern test, which is my region. I really wish I had been able to take that one because I choked big time on this test. I normally float around the high-30s and I definitely didn't crack 35 this time. Seemed much more difficult than past years.
by kerryoakie
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 11256

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

What about someone from NPR such as Ari Shapiro or Audie Cornish? They both have excellent voices that I would gladly listen to for 61 clues and check these imaginary "boxes" that are being thrown around. Also, All Things Considered isn't as polarizing as some cable news channels, so Jeopardy wouldn...
by kerryoakie
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 11256

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

LeVar would be interesting. He's a good trivia player as well, having won on both J! and The Weakest Link. I'm down with that. Yeah, a host who's 62 would be a great way to attract a younger viewing demographic. Many younger people (myself included--late 20s) remember LeVar Burton primarily from Re...
by kerryoakie
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Show tickets question
Replies: 13
Views: 1974

Re: Show tickets question

I saw the tickets for Saturday and almost grabbed them, but I wanted to confirm flights first. With spring break and short notice, flights were very expensive, but I decided it's worth the cost. Less than 6 hours later and all the J! tickets were gone. If anyone sees them pop back up for Saturday, p...
by kerryoakie
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: reddit jeopardy done?
Replies: 54
Views: 11643

Re: reddit jeopardy done?

I live in the inner city and never had good results with antenna TV, no matter how much money I invested in the enterprise with huge antennas, amplifiers, UPS backups for the amplifiers, etc. Got digital drop-out every few seconds (which, if you're familiar with digital anything, is way worse than ...
by kerryoakie
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants
Replies: 13
Views: 1583

Re: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants

Millionaire was very specific about wearing no shade of blue, because players who wear blue end up getting lost in the set. So that eliminated 90% of my wardrobe options "No blue" must have been a newly added rule this past year because I wore blue for S15. Not that I was able to wear my option 2 o...
by kerryoakie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34375

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I've been lurking on the LL site for years now, mock-playing 1DSs and Match Days and occasionally reading the message boards. As of this morning, all of the content I had been able to access are now behind a login wall. Was there a commissioner announcement regarding this change? I travel ~60% of t...
by kerryoakie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34375

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I've been lurking on the LL site for years now, mock-playing 1DSs and Match Days and occasionally reading the message boards. As of this morning, all of the content I had been able to access are now behind a login wall. Was there a commissioner announcement regarding this change? I travel ~60% of th...