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by acthomas
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I do appreciate that they've mostly gone back to basics with the format. But Chris Harrison is so dry and uncharismatic that.. okay, he's SLIGHTLY better than Ty Treadway, I won't go that far. YMMV on whether or not you like a host on TV, but I can personally attest that in-studio, Chris Harrison d...
by acthomas
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seriously Brian? You went to Florence, but you didn't go to the UFFIZI!?! It is literally the most important site in the city. I'm guilty of that. The lines were super long, we only had 2 days in town, and I was exhausted. There is a lot to do there especially if you're more into history than art.
by acthomas
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:26 am
acthomas wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:18 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Yes, credit to crosswords for ERNE.
I knew the word from crosswords, but not the animal type! Made me think fish. Glad it wasn't in my stack.
But the clue is almost always, "Sea eagle".
Forgive me for mentally mixing it up with "chicken of the sea".
by acthomas
Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:17 pm
Yes, credit to crosswords for ERNE.
I knew the word from crosswords, but not the animal type! Made me think fish. Glad it wasn't in my stack.
by acthomas
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The pudu is a favorite of Jeopardy! alum Bob Harris. Yeah, when she didn't immediately lock in A, I thought, "Too bad, she hasn't read Prisoner of Trebekistan ." Crap, I've read it twice and didn't remember that at all. And yet thanks to both Scrabble and TV, I could tell you what FUGU and KURU are...
by acthomas
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Millionaire will be in reruns 12/17 - 12/21 & 12/24 - 12/28 for sure and I would expect 12/30 - 1/4/19 as well. These three weeks (The B games) were shown in double run markets to open the season. For those areas that only get one game a day these shows will be new and first run. About time! My epi...
by acthomas
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2199

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a no huddle snap for processing and writing to be done before the music. I was prepared to do a 32-team speed round in 30 seconds if necessary as I spent the break making sure I could instantly recall the teams in their 4-team division blocks. Nope, not necessary. I got it down qui...
by acthomas
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:22 pm
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This same question came up in the last couple of weeks on a trivia app -- HQ or Confetti, I forget which -- and many of us agreed, including me.
by acthomas
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Too bad he didn't say he wanted to "poll the audience" (as many contestants do). :mrgreen: The producers specifically ask you NOT to state it that way. Always say "Ask the Audience". I know, but some still do. I think contestants would be forgiven for a pun that pointed. (Or blunted, here.)
by acthomas
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:14 pm
The 15GB that Google provides is filling up, so this will likely be deleted next week. The thumbnail is no spoiler.
Thanks kindly!
by acthomas
Fri Oct 26, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Pre-empted in my market today for the FBI press conference. Does anyone have a backup?
by acthomas
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've just been wondering, does anyone know if the $1,000 audience contestants are still eligible to participate in the future as regular contestants? I have no idea, but do you know what the odds are? Especially if you're not young and pretty/handsome? Pretty small that you're picked for either, an...
by acthomas
Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2522

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

Don't care for bow ties and will usually root against the wearer of a bow tie, all else being equal. This is my acknowledged game show prejudice, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why all the parents who dress their kids for game shows (Whiz Kids Week on Millionaire being the main one) thi...
by acthomas
Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2522

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

Don't care for bow ties and will usually root against the wearer of a bow tie, all else being equal. This is my acknowledged game show prejudice, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why all the parents who dress their kids for game shows (Whiz Kids Week on Millionaire being the main one) thi...
by acthomas
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 49
Views: 2522

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

I tend to start rooting against champions once they hit the 5 game mark. They've qualified for the big dance, so let someone else have a crack at it!
by acthomas
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 3975

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And I'll grant that Oscars is a tougher category that it might otherwise seem, given that there are close to 100 years of Oscars with 5 (or more) nominees in each of the big categories. Still, they tend to focus on winners in the past 40 years so it's at least a tad more manageable than some other ...
by acthomas
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Some thoughts on McKinnie's B episode If you wanted to have a "Rocky" marathon 130 min (907/7) seems too long for an average film time. 110 min (765/7) looks better to me. And I've yet to see A or D come up as the right answer when there are 4 numerical choices In my online research, and in a game ...
by acthomas
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Are you going to be on every week? :) Your +1 appearance with Tara Whittle airs today for the B slot. Sure feels like it! And to add to it, I'm in the audience for the A slot episode today, right behind the +1. But that should be it, which is good because it means my Jeopardy eligibility clock can ...
by acthomas
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Andrew, what can I say? It was a risk well worth taking, and it didn't pan out for you, unfortunately. The expected value was definitely there. It sucks to gamble with that much money, but it was entirely justifiable. And you get a lot of Mouse money, too, to help salve that wound. https://i.imgur....
by acthomas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 827
Views: 42806

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

You did a really good job acthomas. $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at. ;) I knew the moon landing question before the choices even came up. Also, the study of bats is Chiroptology. I am looking forward to seeing the other J!Boardies on Millionaire this season. :D Two stories: 1) I had "ologies and ph...