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by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 80
Views: 3518

Re: HQ Trivia

I had the first game where an extra life would have helped yesterday... Missed Q11 and knew Q12. Considering the format, I think the questions are very well written. For now I'm happy to give them 15 minutes a day. I'm surprised they haven't tried to monetize yet though . THEY HAVE YOUR PHONE NUMBE...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 1280

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought it was absolutely bizarre they let Olivia get away with not once, but twice not responding with a possessive when the category was "Getting Possessive." I don't get it. Yes, in a sense she "lived twice" on those clues...and then she couldn't take the hint on FJ!... ;) I didn't get the vib...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 1280

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did David pick up the $2K for the rebound on Athlete's foot? If so, he really has no reason for sour grapes as he would have been another $2k behind if it played out organically. I thought it was a lousy WAG by Gilbert, instead, it was almost genius! I guess they're lucky he didn't go with "jock itc...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff
Replies: 39
Views: 1673

Re: Questions about getting tickets, and other stuff

This seems like a good thread for this question. During the discussion about Alex's surgery and the change of taping schedule, I checked the J! web site and noticed that January 24 showed tapings at 11 AM and 12 PM. Based on the availability of a ridiculously cheap round trip and the ease of reusin...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's "Did you get this?" poll (potential weekly spoilers)
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: TPH's "Did you get this?" poll (potential weekly spoilers)

You proved otherwise on Wheel. You just don't have as good an aptitude for Jeopardy. But there's no shame in that. The people here have a much higher aptitude for Jeopardy than an overwhelming percentage of the population. All we ask is that you realize that, and keep that in mind when you post on ...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fleming Episode
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Final Fleming Episode

That pitch thing drives me nuts. I have perfect pitch, so listening to some of the Beatles songs where they screw with the tape speed ("Rain", "Strawberry Fields Forever", etc.) throws me massively off balance. Also "When I'm 64" was raised a half-step (to C#) so Paul's voice would sound "younger"....
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 1602

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought today would be the day Gilbert plays the whole game with that rocket start. I like him for his poise and pretty solid knowledge foundation, he gets the answer without the TOM. I like him even more that he clammed or didn't know silly minutiae about a 65 year old over-hyped movie lol... I N...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Fleming Episode
Replies: 18
Views: 770

Re: Final Fleming Episode

Thanks for the chance to use the wayback machine. I was a tweenager when the show came on daytime tv and remember how novel the concept was. I also remember being annoyed that it came on so early in the morning and I had to get up by 10:30 AM! For a short time it was appointment TV, along with the M...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/8/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 600

Re: FJs for the 1/8/18 week

Tu - I knew it was about Pompeii and named the only Roman scholar type name I know, but said Pliny the Elder; NHO the younger. Then why bother specifying the Elder? We hillbillies have a deep sense of manners - I would always say "Alexander the Great", or "Robin the Boy Wonder". Why do you ask, Mr....
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/8/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 600

Re: FJs for the 1/8/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: M - instaget on Nixon - familiar with the call sign story Tu - I knew it was about Pompeii and named the only Roman scholar type name I know, but said Pliny the Elder; NHO the younger. W - epic fail on pulling the Warren name in spite of knowing exa...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anybody go with Algeria? I was mentally debating between the two before settling on Egypt. My first thought was Nigeria, but I knew it was pretty high up on the list of WORLD countries by population. So no way was it only third in Africa. My very next thought was Egypt and I liked it. Mostly desert...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Crash Course (The Youtube Series)
Replies: 13
Views: 451

Re: Crash Course (The Youtube Series)

I just found these after burning through all of the Minute Physics videos and different math series that just are too slow and time consuming with few graphics and mostly slow talking heads. The off camera interviewer isn't much help either. I love the numberphile topics, but jeesh - writing on pape...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 13, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Why do they do double answers, especially on a DD? DDs are the right time to do double answers. The contestant has a little extra time to process the clue and come up with both parts. They are just bad anytime IMHO, even in Final Jeopardy unless there is a substantial entanglement. You've gotta dum...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's "Did you get this?" poll (potential weekly spoilers)
Replies: 36
Views: 964

Re: TPH's "Did you get this?" poll (potential weekly spoilers)

Clam X 7.
Could not submit a null ballot; you might need to add a box of shame, or just label it "for tfb". I did know (and probably would have got 2 of 3) heresy, sword, and perjury on reveal but the game is too fast for me with my half attention span. I'll never get a mythological clue.
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Why do they do double answers, especially on a DD? DDs are the right time to do double answers. The contestant has a little extra time to process the clue and come up with both parts. They are just bad anytime IMHO, even in Final Jeopardy unless there is a substantial entanglement. You've gotta dum...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 66
Views: 1776

Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - Q5 Results

SHEEP (+11) --------------- twelvefootboy 1. xxaaaxx [s] - 17 (+2) Good use of the drop by xxaaaxx, who hops into the lead on a question with no singletons. Badgerfellow retains second place, and Peachbox drops to 3rd with a 6-pointer, but still has both a drop and a sheep heading into the second h...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1497

Re: Friday, January 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tonight's FJ category ... Shitholes. I see I wasn't the only person to think about this. Yeah, aren't we funny people :lol: . I answered what is the shithole Egypt. I've hated on the conventional 7 continent convention previously, but is the Middle East in Africa or what? I stuck with Egypt, wonder...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1833

Re: Re:

I blanked on Warren's name thanks in no small part to our crude POTUS' insults which dominated my retrieval process. Last semester, I mentioned Tecumseh's curse to our team. But it did end with Reagan. Unless you subscribe to the Zombie Reagan theory. And the Android George W. Bush theory. I got an...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2367

Re: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I recall an instance where a correct response by player A was initially negged, and later corrected. All good, right? No, because not only did player B get money for it too, but hit a DD that would have otherwise been player A's. And, thanks to that extra money and the DD, player B was within range...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2367

Re: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wow, Gilbert - very solid play. You won all four quarters but may have gone into CLAM mode one clue too early to get a runaway. Rebecca has caught a huge break IMHO. But she made her luck with a great finish and a $1200 last pick answer that broke the runaway game and now she gets a mulligan. Here i...