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by acthomas
Wed May 23, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

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 - Q7-Q8 revealed
Replies: 35
Views: 956

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: 384
Views: 26948

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: 320
Views: 21539

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: 320
Views: 21539

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: 384
Views: 26948

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?)
by acthomas
Fri May 18, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

French for "already seen" from the 5/18 episode: My airing got preempted for breaking news. Do you (or someone else) have the rest of the post-$5K clues from today handy? I'll give you the fast version: Monya $7,000 Skullcandy company specializes in : Earrings Sunglasses Hair Clips Headphones Monya...
by acthomas
Fri May 18, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:35 pm
French for "already seen" from the 5/18 episode:
My airing got preempted for breaking news. Do you (or someone else) have the rest of the post-$5K clues from today handy?
by acthomas
Fri May 18, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 379 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 7xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2059

Re: TD 379 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 7xx (715 & 716 REVEALED)

9021amyers wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 pm
FACT: Pasadena city hall’s exterior stood in for its Pawnee, Indiana counterpart in Parks and Recreation.
I was super tempted to say Pawnee just out of fandom, but didn't know if it would be accepted.
by acthomas
Wed May 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Saturnalia wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:32 pm
SOCIOLOGY $800 : First communion can be this type of 3-word ritual representing a change from one role to another.

Does a response of "Coming-of-age" work for you guys? (EDIT: Or "Coming of age" -- no hyphens -- rather.)
That's what I said, but I'm not loving it.
by acthomas
Mon May 14, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 9
Views: 400

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

For those of you in the know: if we auditioned last summer for episodes filmed in 2017 and 2018 (at TCONA, for me), and they say you're in the pool, should we just sit tight, wait for summer to come and hope for the call? From the casting producer: We have been getting this question a lot. They wil...
by acthomas
Mon May 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 9
Views: 400

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

For those of you in the know: if we auditioned last summer for episodes filmed in 2017 and 2018 (at TCONA, for me), and they say you're in the pool, should we just sit tight, wait for summer to come and hope for the call?
by acthomas
Fri May 11, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

So that's two Fridays in a row where most of the contestants have just chosen... poorly. I guess the end of season on a Friday is the best place to burn those off?
by acthomas
Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's the good thing about Millionaire -- you can take as much time as you need. My understanding is some of the longer ponderings are edited out. I thought to myself when watching that I would say "well, there are 119 other permutations of CHARS, so if you'll permit me 2.5 seconds apiece to go th...
by acthomas
Fri May 11, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 384
Views: 26948

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

After how she did on the $5,000 question, I knew she wasn't getting past that last one. (It didn't record, so I have to paraphrase.) Knitters refer to undoing stitches by what clever term? A. Tinking B. Wesing C. Tehcorcing D. Mooling She used ATA and 50:50 on it, and ended up with 34% saying A and...
by acthomas
Thu May 10, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1032

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wpwells wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Is it just me or have the FJs this tournament been extra tough?
Given a get rate of 3/12 so far, that's true empirically. So far I've only missed Monday's.
by acthomas
Tue May 08, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1180

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 12:09 pm

Not exactly this version, but credit to the bouncing ball for my knowing the old song:
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You can learn a lot from cartoons.
I learned the melody cold from Looney Tunes. But never once the name or the words!
by acthomas
Tue May 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 1850

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Q1 - Q2 revealed)

Lets get the scoring started. I'm going to drop the original question into a spoiler box to make it easier to review the questions. 1. Roger, Roger. One of my favorite movies of all time is Airplane! Identify one of these people with first or last name of Roger or Rogers. The answer must include th...
by acthomas
Mon May 07, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1502

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Haven't seen the game yet today but went with Nashville off the Clue of the Day. Only one Oscar won, and the Nash in question was famous in the wrong century. Anyone else?
by acthomas
Thu May 03, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16371

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

For those that answered square root of 12345678987654321 correct, is this something you just know or is there a relatively simple pen and paper way to figure this out? I couldn't see any real simple way to get this other than trial and error. I knew it instantly because it was a question on Million...