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by MattKnowles
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 383 - Numbers Game (Final results)
Replies: 57
Views: 1228

Re: TD 383 - Numbers Game (Q4-Q6 revealed)

WRONG ANSWER = 11 MattKnowles (Beijing - not a Winter Olympic host) It may be implied that you were looking for a Winter Olympics host, but nothing in the question explicitly requires it. It's implicitly required. 6. 68 - Jaromir Jagr was a member of back-to-back Stanley Cup champions and the secon...
by MattKnowles
Fri May 25, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 1640

Re: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The 2-syllable territory ceded to the US by Mexico lead me to Gadsden and I never made it anywhere else. answered singularity for black hole. :ugeek: That answer should be fine. I might be wrong, but I thought I heard Tom say “A Handmaid’s Tale” when it should be “The Handmaid’s Tale”. They don't ru...
by MattKnowles
Thu May 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 2340

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Josh played really well. I want to see him bet a lot on daily doubles and win a bunch of money.

I couldn't come up with anything on FJ. Thanksgiving minus 15 days is approximately Veterans Day. I tried to think of a landmark that was liberated on Veterans day and got nowhere.
by MattKnowles
Wed May 02, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2072

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The letter-before-dying hint got me to the Hamilton-Burr duel. I picked Hamilton by mistake. I'm familiar with the milk commercial but I haven't seen the musical.
by MattKnowles
Tue May 01, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172517

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

The British Museum is very famous and worth remembering. I have trouble on some of British Museum clues because they can be phrased to avoid the terms "British" and "Museum." They don't write "This British Museum has a collection of Egyptian pieces" because that would belong in the Stupid Answers ca...
by MattKnowles
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2460

Re: TD 376 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 6xx (609 & 612 REVEALED)

My answer of Thessalonia for the European Island probably should have been marked wrong. I was trying to go for Cephalonia but instead pulled something very close to the name of Greece's second biggest city and the namesake of a New Testament book. I looked it up afterwards and couldn't find an isla...
by MattKnowles
Tue Apr 24, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 2174

Re: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought of the location of Victoria Falls instead of Lake Victoria and that dragged me away from the Equator. Victoria falls is much farther south. I guessed with "Borders" and then started wondering about Tropic of Cancer (I got Cancer and Capricorn mixed up anyway). If I hadn't gotten confused w...
by MattKnowles
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172517

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Have you tried memorizing lists of things as a study aid? Do you remember the lists some time after you stop studying them? Yes to the first, no to the second. I've tried memorizing the six steps of troubleshooting, but nothing works. Saying them out loud for minutes on end never works. Flash cards...
by MattKnowles
Tue Apr 24, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172517

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

All right, fine, so my brain just doesn't work the same way as yours. Wanna explain why I had nothing on tonight's FJ!? The key words were right there: Congress met in June 1778 to sign these but found errors in the official copy; it had to reconvene with a new set in July "Blah blah blah, document...
by MattKnowles
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 2153

Re: Monday, April 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was 4/4 on the big clues but did really poorly on the furniture category. I'm not good at the furniture categories. FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE Congress met in June 1778 to sign these but found errors in the official copy; it had to reconvene with a new set in July The wording of the clue "sign these" in...
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2409

Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Surprising FJ. Got it, but I thought it a good level more difficult than Thursday's. Thought orangutang would be far more obscure than gorilla. By the way it's orangutan. I think I've seen someone get negged on the show for adding that "g." The fruit flavored drink "Tang" had a series of commercial...
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3575

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)

floridagator wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:18 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 am
I watched "The Third Man" recently and definitely recognized the theme but I did not know it was simply titled "The Third Man Theme." I
It's also known as "the Harry Lime Theme"
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Spoiler alert: In the movie, Harry Lime is the Third Man.
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2409

Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

By the way it's orangutan. I think I've seen someone get negged on the show for adding that "g." Dictionaries list "orangutang" as an alternate spelling. My mistake. I corrected somebody else and I was the one that was wrong. It doesn't look like Jeopardy! has ever negged anybody for saying orangut...
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2409

Re: Friday, April 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Surprising FJ. Got it, but I thought it a good level more difficult than Thursday's. Thought orangutang would be far more obscure than gorilla. By the way it's orangutan. I think I've seen someone get negged on the show for adding that "g." The fruit flavored drink "Tang" had a series of commercial...
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 396
Views: 25102

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

It's in the news that President Trump has a lawyer named Ty Cobb. I think this is likely to come up simply because he shares a name with the famous baseball player.
by MattKnowles
Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3575

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)

I watched "The Third Man" recently and definitely recognized the theme but I did not know it was simply titled "The Third Man Theme." I didn't know what a zither was before watching that movie but now I do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oEsWi88Qv0 STANDINGS FOR THE RING AT THE HALF: https://imgur...
by MattKnowles
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3575

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (517 & 518 REVEALED)

On the bright side, if my score increases by 51 points with the upcoming Auld Lang Syne sheep then I'm guaranteed to remain in the same place.
by MattKnowles
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1721

Re: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think the writers jumped the shark on "if you have time to lean you have time to clean". Anybody here heard that one? It sounded familiar but I don't know that I've heard it in my normal life before. It looks like it is especially associated with Ray Kroc and McDonald's. It looks like this phrase...
by MattKnowles
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 37
Views: 1454

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

diamond is called "ice" because it is cold to the touch because it is... wait for it... the best thermal conductor in nature. I did not know that. I'm glad you posted it. In spite of my regular use of this trivia, I Pavlov'd to Gold because of it's role in switch contacts. It is almost as good as S...
by MattKnowles
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3575

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (507 & 508 REVEALED)

My score looks pretty bad already. Let's see how bad it looks once we get to Auld Lang Syne.