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by kerryoakie
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 673
Views: 50265

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: 2581

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: 621
Views: 109386

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: 6291

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: 8386

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: 8386

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: 1476

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: 9637

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: 1113

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: 23693

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: 23693

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...
by kerryoakie
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2862

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

I remember hearing a story within the last couple years, probably on NPR's "All Things Considered" about Halvorsen. I'm sure I would have gotten it anyway. It was more or less a WECIB? edit: I suspect it was this https://www.npr.org/2017/12/18/571735618/recreating-the-berlin-airlifts-candy-drop-in-...
by kerryoakie
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm
What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ.
12 years spent in Catholic school and I still missed it :( . Though, I am 10+ years removed from any Bible or liturgical calendar studies...
by kerryoakie
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2498

Re: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Plactus wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:01 pm
I quickly went to the right area of the solar system, but decided "carried... to the underworld" sounded more appropriate for Charon. Ah, well.
Count another for Charon...
by kerryoakie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 398
Views: 60576

Re: HQ Trivia

After I don't know how many attempts, I finally conquered HQ last night. It took an extra life after missing round 9, but I am now $2.47 richer. :lol: Sure wish I didn't mess up an easy (for me) Q12 in the HQ football quiz on Sunday. I used an extra life on that one, missed Q13, then had gimmes for...
by kerryoakie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3794

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a case during FJ where I knew too much about specific design schools and didn't think to keep it simple. I have architects and designers in my close family, so I went that route rather than the German route and came up blank. Oh well, 50% to start the season...
by kerryoakie
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 5, Day 1
Replies: 78
Views: 3622

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 5, Day 1

Spoiler
Show
2: Panama
4: Kilimanjaro
6: Chicago
8: Florida Georgia Line
10: South Detroit

3: Pennsylvania
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by kerryoakie
Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 77
Views: 8297

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

Got bumped last Thursday, then waited all day today to tape because the 2 celebrity contestants wasted sooooo much time. There was even a chance I might get bumped to tomorrow, but they fit me in - thank god! My work here is done. Viva Las Vegas! Congrats! I was bumped twice as well; once for a lea...
by kerryoakie
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 1
Replies: 83
Views: 4303

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 4, Day 1

Spoiler
Show
2: Zachary
4: Zelda
6: Zayn
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3: Rowling
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15: Anne
by kerryoakie
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3
Replies: 84
Views: 3786

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 3, Day 3

Spoiler
Show
2: NYC
4: Skee Ball
6: Waterworld
8: Donkey Kong
10: Y

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