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by acthomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 76
Views: 3347

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

Someone near and dear to this board has received The Call. I hope alietr is being coy about a personal tape date, but in other news... I got The Call and taped this past Monday. And then my +1 got it and I was her +1 Tuesday. Fun times had by all. I got 5 days notice between The Call and taping, so...
by acthomas
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14137

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

This post reminded me of the pub quiz question asking which two English words can be formed from the initials of a James Bond film title. That's a brain buster! For those of you who just found this, didn't look upstream for the answer, and want to take a hack, here's a clue... Both of them are Bros...
by acthomas
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 76
Views: 3347

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

One thing I’ll add for those considering WWTBAM: my friend the contestant has been on both J! and now Millionaire. He commented that the Green Roon experience at Millionaire, though interminable, was more pleasant than the one at J! We both attributed this to the lack of competition between contest...
by acthomas
Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 58
Views: 2808

Re: TCONA 8

Thanks for the Quiz Bowl tips! Should be fun, even if I bomb terribly What's the deal with the Millionaire auditions? Do you just show up or do you need to sign up in advance? If Millionaire holds auditions at TCONA, you can just show up. If not, you can go over to the studio next to Bally's and au...
by acthomas
Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 386 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 9xx (FINAL RESULTS FOR THE RING)
Replies: 87
Views: 2473

Re: TD 386 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 9xx (FINAL RESULTS FOR THE RING)

Thanks a lot for putting these on!

In a related note, I will now forever rue that Hallmark doesn't make President's Day cards.
by acthomas
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 76
Views: 3347

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

So I sent in a new audition remotely. Crickets. I am super tempted to fly down next week for the beginning of taping and try out again (then if necessary try out again at TCONA). One site says taping begins Tuesday July 10: https://millionairetv.dadt.com/tickets/ Their ticketing says July 9: http://...
by acthomas
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14137

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Volante wrote:
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:11 am
"Rarebit" isn't lepus related...gotta be something else... :evil:
(I ended up putting down 'hare of the dog')

And curse you Clyde Bruckman for not saying who the Big Bopper lost the coin flip to!
I immediately flashed back to that episode too. I may have mentally edited the right answer in.
by acthomas
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 382 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 8xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2781

Re: TD 382 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 8xx (FINAL RESULTS)

Well, it's gonna take a miracle for me to recover in the grand standings after that prat-fall of a game.
by acthomas
Sat Jun 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:09 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 am
Anyone know how long it takes to hear something after submitting an application online?
To answer my own question ... one week.
Congrats! (I hope.)
by acthomas
Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:38 am
Anyone know how long it takes to hear something after submitting an application online?
Wondering the same thing. It's been over 2 weeks for me.
by acthomas
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

If that lady had been a baseball fan and gotten her last question right, would they have had to bring her back next season? Have they held anyone else over the break or have they always done really tight edits? The episodes don't air in the order they're taped, so she would have just been slotted i...
by acthomas
Tue May 29, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2069

Re: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue May 29, 2018 4:15 pm
On DD2 I will guess Virginia did not know where to locate Gothenburg? I wonder if she gets it right if she knew the country?
I had it down to the 50/50 of Volvo and Saab. I assume others in that situation would come up with the same coin flip in various proportions.
by acthomas
Mon May 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2458

Re: Monday, May 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This author whom Helen Keller could identify by his cigar scent was the first to call Anne Sullivan a “Miracle Worker” Got it because I literally couldn't think of another author who was famous for smoking cigars -- of any time period -- which I guess was the pure tease-out intention. So I guess I'...
by acthomas
Fri May 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had enough recollection of J! clues like these to get it: #5868, aired 2010-03-03 WHAT'S NEXT ON THE LIST? $2000: World's tallest building: The Eiffel Tower, surpassed by the Chrysler Building, surpassed by... #4590, aired 2004-07-16 THE TOWER $4,200 (Daily Double): Upon its completion in 1930, t...
by acthomas
Wed May 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

It looks like Central Park is said to have 26,000 trees, certainly seemed quite plausible that this number could be in the 9,000s. Anyone have a good reason why one should know to go benches over trees? Maybe the precise number given? Obviously every bench had to be procured and installed, so would...
by acthomas
Wed May 23, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day - B3-B4 and final standings revealed
Replies: 73
Views: 2809

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day - Q5-Q6 revealed

Wpwells wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:37 pm
As much as I'd love to bribe you, I think you made the right call there :(
I'm too cheap for a bribe, but I liked the answer and I'm sure some blue satin sashes are indeed tied.
by acthomas
Tue May 22, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 4:43 pm
Margaret Schugt faced a $5,000 question:

A "davenport" and a "chesterfield" are two kinds of what type of furniture?
A. Chair B. Couch C. Lamp D. Ottoman
"It's two chimps on a davenport in a basement!" -Wayne's World
"Sit on the chesterfield". -my grandma
by acthomas
Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 364
Views: 32205

Re: HQ Trivia

It's a reward for reaching Q5 last night. This is the first time I've ever seen HQ use an expiring Extra Life, so I'm guessing it's an experiment to see if it drives off-night participation. Or to depress the total winning amounts so fewer people can reach the cash-out threshold. Unless they change...
by acthomas
Mon May 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 364
Views: 32205

Re: HQ Trivia

I got a notification today that I had received an extra life for tonight's game. I've been playing for 2-3 months and have never had an extra life. Is this something everybody gets? Is it a reward for getting through most of the Sunday night game? Just random? It's a reward for reaching Q5 last nig...
by acthomas
Mon May 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 40024

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 6:13 pm
SpoilerShow
Should have been gettable. A campanile is a bell tower.
I got it from what campanology is the study/practice of.

(Excessive use of spoiler tags here?)