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by acthomas
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 66
Views: 1777

Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - FINAL STANDINGS

I am trying the mantra "the answer I most medium suspect" (thanks, Dwight Schrute).

I don't think it's helped.
by acthomas
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fleming Episode
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Final Fleming Episode

Also, is it just me, or is the Final Jeopardy! music about a half-step lower than it normally was? I've heard someone say that the pitch did get a little lower on later Fleming episodes. I know I've seen other 70s and 80s game show episodes where the music would be slightly lower pitched. Most like...
by acthomas
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1568

Re: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Every beer geek in the audience got tonight's Final Jeopardy. Wrong. Every true Scotsman beer geek in the audience. If anything I wonder if the temptation to reflexively answer Pliny the Elder (the more well known of the two beers) would have hampered things. Probably not, based on the cluing.
by acthomas
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 1707

Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:05 pm
Btw, it's supposed to be "ZEER-o-eth", not "ZEE-roth", right? Have I been pronouncing it wrong all this time?
You were correct. I giggled a little at it.
by acthomas
Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2275

Re: Q8 RESULTS

8. SOUNDS KINDA THE SAME - Give the pair of similar sounding names or words from one of the picture sets below. Answer must contain 2 responses that sound kinda the same Swiss Roll/Cicero - I love this answer, but I can't accept it :( acthomas <sigh> Everything's coming up turds for me this time.
by acthomas
Fri Jan 05, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 2172

Re: Friday, January 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:53 pm
The Ducks are a real team?! I thought they were made up for that movie. The only one I got there was the only one they didn't, Red Wings.
Life literally imitates art: The movie came first, for which they were made up, and then Disney as the team owner christened Anaheim after the movie's team.
by acthomas
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 80
Views: 3519

Re: HQ Trivia

There are two things about it I really like: 1) It's a lot easier to have a trivia event with family than going to a pub quiz, especially when I'm the one who lives far from everyone else. We played quite a bit at Christmas and bonded a bit more when we had a bigger group on several devices; on top ...
by acthomas
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2275

Re: TD 363

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:13 pm
classicroadster wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:58 am
off to an amazing start with two wrong answers...
But you're having fun, right? :)

Still time - anything can happen - and probably will!
Amazing that I can already feel so humble (and self-doubting) about what I feel is an awful beginning... and still be dead middle.
by acthomas
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1552

Re: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Had FJ down to Agatha Christie and Virginia Woolf, but wasn't sure whether Woolf was primarily a novelist (narrator: she was) and figured *maybe* they would consider mystery novels to be essential to the British experience. Sadly not. Also had the death date quite wrong. As an aside, I wish Ron Howa...
by acthomas
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2275

Re: TD 363

Lots of fun! Looking forward to the grading.
by acthomas
Mon Dec 25, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 80
Views: 3519

Re: HQ Trivia

Does anyone know if someone is systematically archiving HQ games, either in text or video form? Youtube has the occasional game posted but nothing comprehensive.

My request has nothing* to do with missing out on the bonus game last night and wondering how I would have done.

*everything
by acthomas
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14282

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

66% league get rate and I'm still not connecting at all on "Sam Hill." (Sam Juan Hill I know.) Except for an occasional "Die already!" popping into my head, I'm thrilled about not having thought about The English Patient in 20 years. I'm surprised at all this hate directed toward The English Patien...
by acthomas
Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14282

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

So I'm in a weird spot right now. I was in Central/MurderDeathKill for many seasons and bouncing between C and D, and after winning D one season, getting transferred to Summit, and winning C Summit my first time, I'm now in the promotion zone (2nd in B Summit) and threatening to win my rundle three ...
by acthomas
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (BONUS RESULTS AND FINAL STANDINGS)

apologies for old fortran exponentiation format, just a habit of an old goat Ooh, story time! I taught Fortran in college to students who generally had little programming experience and needed one computer science class to graduate. Technically, I was a TA, but most of the learning of Fortran actua...
by acthomas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (Q1-Q8 RESULTS AVAILABLE)

Seeing the answer I expected to be a lower score turn into the sheep is the very defining characteristic of the TD experience, isn't it?
by acthomas
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14282

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I need to learn to submit later in the day. Q3 asked to identify this person. I had no clue in the world. She's Meghan Markle, apparently. An hour after submitting, I stumbled across this tweet from Jennifer Morrow. Sigh. Others can correct me if I'm wrong, but I think you'd be cheating if you saw ...
by acthomas
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)
Replies: 59
Views: 1661

Re: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (Q1-Q4 RESULTS AVAILABLE)

My response is missing from #4. I wish it were about me bragging but I'm pretty sure I had "C Drives Me Crazy" to get me 8 points.
by acthomas
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14282

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I first thought, "Nov 7. Election Day. Obama." Then I started overthinking it... "But that's only 10 months or 9 years. Odd for an anniversary thing. Hmm...2017...Princess Di died 20 years ago, that's a nice round number. Let's try that." :evil: I went with Princess Di too. There's some new series ...
by acthomas
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1589

Re: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

braphel1 wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:27 pm
Also, I appreciate the positivity on this board. Other parts of the internet aren't as kind, especially with regard to my buzzer mashing techniques (I was doing exactly what they told me to do).
They're just jealous.
by acthomas
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 567
Views: 14282

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

zerobandwidth wrote:
Sat Dec 09, 2017 10:03 am
Q5 in my head was a 50/50/90 on organ vs. accordion and sure enough I went the wrong way.
Like LLama MMama, like Cria.