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by acthomas
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

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: 1382

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: 1382

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: 1382

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: 2159

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: 150
Views: 6428

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: 150
Views: 6428

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: 150
Views: 6428

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: 150
Views: 6428

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...
by acthomas
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 339
Views: 9041

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Volante wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:31 am
Ricky Bobby cost me a perfect, could not dredge up Talladega at all. As penance, I've put it on the top of my Netflix queue.
Shake and bake!
by acthomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Susannah wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Hi! My name is Susannah.
And you get to adopt the unofficial but excellent title of "Kickass Millionaire Champion". Great work, Susannah! Pleasure to watch.
by acthomas
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Waiting on pins and needles for my (quickly thrown together) watch party to happen! I've decided to wait until the A run (which should be in December) until I comment online about my game -- there'll be a live tweet for sure -- but I'll say now it was a wonderful experience that I'll remember foreve...
by acthomas
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Enjoy it, y'all!

Sadly I never received any notice from Millionaire's PR about this air date in the B run, so it was something of a surprise to see it airing today.
by acthomas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:20 pm
My DVR only recorded 1 new episode today. Are they showing 2 new episodes per day?
Right now they are -- markets with a "second run" time slot are showing 2 new ones for a few weeks, then they'll be repeats of the originals we're seeing now.
by acthomas
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 6428

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Live look-in at me waiting to hear my WWTBAM air date.

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by acthomas
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 392 - Mini-TD - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 49
Views: 1212

Re: TD 392 - Mini-TD - FINAL STANDINGS

Q6 is Think Different in a nutshell. "Of course everyone's going to pick the hip Justice with her own movie out, so I'd better pivot" my aunt Fanny.
by acthomas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 392 - Mini-TD - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 49
Views: 1212

Re: TD 392 - Mini-TD - Q4-Q5 RESULTS

4. ASIAN ISLAND NATIONS Name one of the 10 island nations of Asia I've got no skin in this game, but why is Papua New Guinea incorrect but East Timor correct? I know there might be a subtlety here about what's considered Asia vs Oceania, but seeing as PNG shares an island with Indonesia as well, an...
by acthomas
Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 392 - Mini-TD - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 49
Views: 1212

Re: TD 392 - Mini-TD - Q4-Q5 RESULTS

4. ASIAN ISLAND NATIONS Name one of the 10 island nations of Asia I've got no skin in this game, but why is Papua New Guinea incorrect but East Timor correct? I know there might be a subtlety here about what's considered Asia vs Oceania, but seeing as PNG shares an island with Indonesia as well, an...
by acthomas
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 77
Views: 4414

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: 18762

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...