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by twelvefootboy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm waiting for the "Jason left money on the table" reconciliation. It looked like he regretted he'd just dropped ten dimes just because you are supposed to sit on fifteen when the dealer has a four card up. Yeah, it feels good, and you know the edge is yours, but it still sucks when the dealer draw...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Strange Phenomenon when Researching 1950s Quiz Show Contestants
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Strange Phenomenon when Researching 1950s Quiz Show Contestants

Then I came across a picture called the "Roll of Champions" from Question. "Wait, there's Richard McCutcheon, Joyce Brothers, Gino Prato, Catherine Kreitzer, Gloria Lockerman..." Do any of you have that sort of feeling when watching past champions on Jeopardy? Is there some sort of psychological th...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 447

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( NHO Gath. It's an awesome place name. The rest were high confidence answers, except 2016 was a lock. I know the McArthur quote as "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away". I've seen the "really big shew" as a child, mostly just remember...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1364

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Blasted country music category was ridiculously easy, even at the maximum dollar amount. I think that's the thing whenever they have a celebrity doing the clue. They want to make sure the celebrity doesn't spill the beans about whatever the clue is, so it's always something that is ridiculously obv...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 383
Views: 48687

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

didn't realise alaska was on exactly 100...knew hawaii was on the nose, but for some reason thought alaska had eclipsed 100 Not yet, but it's bound to one of these days. :? Amazingly, the 100 record is from 1915! I guess the silver lining is, once Fairbanks hits 110, I'll be able to word the clue t...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Only 35% recognize the Mercury Seven? I'm flabbergasted. Sounds about right to me even for the Baby Boomer demographic. If LL is this low, the general public has no name recognition for it. The arbitrary (to most of us) designations don't provide any context or perspective now. It's just the "space...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I waffled between Denmark, Indonesia, Canada, and the Philippines. Only Denmark made sense given the wording. But Australia was MCWA? I'm curious about people who got Fill or Kill. Did you just guess? Did you know it? I consider myself very well versed in finance and I don't think I have ever heard...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1443

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I suppose Alex is unaware of his dissing of Jason's strategy by crediting it to James H. Jason has played just the way he pre-ordained he would play and only saw a maximum of 2(?) of James' games. The only difference is that he doesn't seek to maximize his upside no matter what the category in FJ. ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1443

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A pretty decent FJ clue that let's regular people solve it and feel good about it. Obvious in retrospect, not so simple if you don't associate it with children's literature. It seems to transcend "children's" literature and fit more into what we call Young Adult. I suppose Alex is unaware of his dis...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1606

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Very nice comments from Sean, glad you shared with us. Too bad some have to go home, but none of you are losers. I loved Valerie's line about keeping her accent for marketing purposes :). I detoured very briefly trying to think of another series with potential cliffhanger or finale then got to Beatl...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Way down here in Taiga D, the twelvefootboy L7 streak has ended. :!: I may do better than the Miami Dolphins this year. Of all things, it was a quilting question that ended my O-fer. I expect to remain in the lavender zone, but who knows. I did play 5 of the top 8 players already and the categories ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Your Day 7 match is 4xer Mary Ann Borer. And I have her just where I want her with my 0-6 record here in 24th place! She is probably overconfident just because of her 5-1 position in 2nd place! I think Vegas has twelvefootboy as a nine point dog and still can't get any handle :lol: . I read somethi...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1837

Re: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores

Thanks for the TD. It is nice to see participation up again - 47 players! Gives more room at the bottom for me! Nothing will rescue me from the next TD coming up unless there are important musical groups named "sheep plus five" from various eras :lol: .
by twelvefootboy
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I'm waiting for TPH to wield his runcible spoon. :lol: I owe that get to him for some previous posts. Meanwhile I channeled TPH too much and didn't guess anything for the Air Supply clue and gave up a potential tie. I even thought about "love" as a WAG and decided that would be too easy and put down...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Apparently "planet" wasn't accepted for "exoplanet". Though more confusing is 34% picking -black hole-. Black hole here. I think the question was a huge negbait for black hole, which was predicted decades earlier but the actual observation was sometime in the baby boomer era. I cycled through pulsa...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I got assigned a 2 for the Arnold/Willis question? Whatcha talkin' 'bout with that kind of defense? I got assigned a 0 (correctly, theoretically) for that one but missed it to end up with the dreaded 9(5). For some reason my brain latched onto the Hardy Boys and never let go of that notion. I've ne...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

twelvefootboy has been called up to the minor leagues after my rookie season and will be kicked around in Taiga D division 1. If squizzle or OSXpert want to let me know what date my whipping is scheduled, I am KMeares, currently holding onto 17th place by virtue of the alphabet. I will accept anonym...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's FJ! analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 1142

Re: TPH's FJ! analysis

I know you try. God knows you try. But if you seriously missed that many clues, and added "NHOI" that many times, I seriously have to wonder how in the hell you passed the contestant quiz. I don't see any contradiction here. The vibe on the contestant quizzes is pretty test-taker friendly and just ...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 16
Views: 1818

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

Also, bring back tie games (that is, both contestants come back the next day whenever one occurs) as well. I think this is a good example of addition by subtraction. I get that they don't want leaders to play for a tie, but if both players were tied before FJ and shoot the moon and both get it, bri...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 427 - Crazy Eights (Final results)
Replies: 37
Views: 1581

Re: TD 427 - Crazy Eights (Q5-Q6 revealed)

6. Name one of Laura Ingalls Wilder's "original" Little House series books [Initials include (not limited to): FB (6,3); OTBOPC (2,3,5,2,4,5); TLW (3,4,6); THGY (5,5,6,5)] WRONG ANSWERS = 11 twelvefootboy (On the Brink of Puke Cliff) :lol: Sadly banned at my elementary school, along with the gritty...