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by merica
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 367 - 30 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 45
Views: 1942

Re: TD 367 - 30 - Q3 and Q4 Results Posted

What a rollercoaster - a singleton :mrgreen: and then a sheep :oops: Cheers was one of my first exposures to American culture - I moved to the US as a 3-year old in 1990, and my dad used to binge watch his box set of Cheers on VHS before binge-watching was a thing (and when box sets took up an enti...
by merica
Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 181
Views: 9660

Re: HQ Trivia

Latest notification from HQ: "We removed our minimum cashout balance! Update your app to get your money now 🤑" (If you can't see emojis, that last thing is a smiley with dollar-sign eyes sticking out a green, dollar-signed tongue.) I believe the latest update also allows you to choose when to apply...
by merica
Sat Jan 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 365 - clt013 (Final Results)
Replies: 40
Views: 1584

Re: TD 365 - clt013 (Final Results)

CLT, thanks for hosting these! It seems we share many of the same interests (born 1974 here, in Illinois, huge sports fan, I'm a Seahawks fan since the days of Steve Largent and Jim Zorn so I should have gotten the 12 seconds answer since it equates to the 12th Man, etc.). I usually do poorly in the...
by merica
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 365 - clt013 (Final Results)
Replies: 40
Views: 1584

Re: TD 365 - clt013 (Q1-Q7 revealed)

threearruda wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:00 pm
I've really got to stop underestimating the sports knowledge of boardies...stunned Evansville and Valpo were the co-sheeps.
I hear ya. I weighed Evansville and SIU (sheep / unused). Of course I went with the sheep :lol:
by merica
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 181
Views: 9660

Re: HQ Trivia

I just played for the first time. Here are some observations. The blonde lady who hosted was annoying. Are all the hosts that bad? The comments that people post fly by too quickly to read and are a distraction. If you swipe the comments (I believe to the right) they actually go away. The app is muc...
by merica
Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 181
Views: 9660

Re: HQ Trivia

Out of curiosity, how long do these games take to play? Depending on technological glitches, anywhere from 15-30 min. I gave up on it pretty quickly for this reason. There are 12 questions and they give you a 10 second timer to respond to each question. The game takes 20 minutes. They certainly str...
by merica
Sat Dec 30, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 362 - Mixed Bag - Final Scores
Replies: 44
Views: 1772

Re: TD 362 - Mixed Bag - Scores through Q8

there must be a lot of sports fans in the TD because I mostly went with the sports answers, and I think they've all been sheep. I hear ya. Here was my thinking... ***weighs Candy Maldonado vs. The Candy Man vs. John Candy*** "Oh, Candy Maldonado sounds good; everyone knows John Candy and many will ...
by merica
Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2174

Re: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

R: 26, W: 3, costing 2600 FJ: :( Coryat: 16,000 One for the judges - pit master instead of pit boss? On FJ, I didn't recognize the name, so had to run down the TOM path. Who looked a bit like Hemmingway? I went straight to the Gorton's fisherman. I probably have an extra bias to seafarers with Hemm...
by merica
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (FINAL STANDINGS AVAILABLE)
Replies: 59
Views: 1978

Re: TD 361 - Squares and Primes (Q1-Q10 RESULTS AVAILABLE)

last place with one wrong answer. Sweet. And had I remembered my angles on the pentagon question, I would have "saved" only three points anyway. I'm still hoping for a top 10 finish someday...someday. Certainly not today! Great game though.
by merica
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1858

Re: Thursday, December 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't get Joe's strategy on that DD - at that point in the game, you have to go all in just to have a chance to win. Which, we debate DD strategy all the time and I'm in the camp that says that it's hard to judge how someone standing there feels about a clue, but when you're almost $10,000 behind...
by merica
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 360 - Taylor Made (Final results)
Replies: 52
Views: 2158

Re: TD 360 - Taylor Made (Q1-Q5 revealed)

H. Jon Bon Jovi jbeltz WRONG ANSWER - 10 gamawire (Bon Jovi - song credited to Jon as solo artist, not to the group) Yikes! I might have given credit for this answer, if only for the "Last name" rule. I agree that gamawire shouldn't be penalized here. Of course, I may have given the same answer as ...
by merica
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 4564

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

a fun match to watch but I too was stunned that both FJs were triple stumpers. I got both immediately. Now I didn't get a whole lot of other clues along the way, but...
Thought the wagering was appropriate by all involved. Congrats to all! 50k for third is a good hour's work :D
by merica
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 2061

Re: TD 356 - Ball-a-palooza (Final results)

Great TD. Of course I enjoy the sports trivia; thought I might find my way to Sports Jeopardy but that sounds like that is not meant to be. I think this is my first top 10 finish after about 30-40 entries. I always somehow find a way to Think Similarly to others. :D Congrats to the podium finishers!
by merica
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Eclipse Poll
Replies: 118
Views: 5260

Re: Eclipse Poll

After the 6 hour drive home, we forgot it wasn't Tuesday now. I guess we automatically index every time it gets dark. We decided to go Southeast from St. Louis as our best odds and headed to Paducah, Kentucky. Weather seemed good enough about an hour from there and we had 2:14 of totality. (deleted...
by merica
Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Eclipse Poll
Replies: 118
Views: 5260

Re: Eclipse Poll

After the 6 hour drive home, we forgot it wasn't Tuesday now. I guess we automatically index every time it gets dark. We decided to go Southeast from St. Louis as our best odds and headed to Paducah, Kentucky. Weather seemed good enough about an hour from there and we had 2:14 of totality. It is ki...
by merica
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 124
Views: 3270

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2017--Round 1, Day 1

SpoilerShow
2. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
6. Alabama
8. Rock the Casbah
3. knee-jerk reaction
6. backstroke and breaststroke
15. loose lips sink ships
by merica
Wed Jun 07, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 346 - Baseball (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 2372

Re: TD 346 - Baseball (Q1 & Q2 revealed)

Seriously, my category, baseball. And I have two sheep through two answers. I knew all of the pitchers and almost all of the gold glovers. Ugh. I'm sure Ichiro won't be a singleton for me on Q3, and I'm guessing that Jim Kaat will be used by quite a few on Q6 as well. **sigh** not sure how to approa...
by merica
Wed May 31, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 6725

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

I did not like that test. Not sure why but I will have to wait for another time before reaching 35. Will have to study next time!
by merica
Wed May 31, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 6782

Re: May 30 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion

I'm pretty sure the hybrid Chevy is the Spark instead of a the Volt. The Volt is fully electric and not a hybrid. The 2017 Volt offers the best of both worlds with an electric charge that seamlessly switches to a gasoline-powered generator when your charge runs out. http://www.chevrolet.com/electri...