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by MattKnowles
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 118
Views: 24431

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In Maggie’s spot I would have bet $9,998. I would assume the leaders would bet it all but one might hold back a dollar so that thwarts that strategy. If I hated the category I would probably bet nothing. In the lead I would absolutely bet it all. Even if I hated the category. From Maggie's spot the...
by MattKnowles
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 650123

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

One thing is for certain these days, people on the left feel a lot more comfortable expressing this hate in public. And they don't seem to understand that outlets like CNN and PBS and NPR are heavily biased in terms of what they choose to report. I don't know where to look for news these days, but ...
by MattKnowles
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 118
Views: 24431

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. I would just hate-hate-h...
by MattKnowles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 118
Views: 24431

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's great to see a game with two players both getting the same high score. Really competitive. I was 3/5 on big clues. I said Red Tide instead of Crimson Tide. Since they needed the sports team that's a miss. I missed Cromwell but might have gotten it on a different day. I didn't play well in DJ ex...
by MattKnowles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 650123

Re: Reretaken Down

DBear wrote:
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:05 pm
Well, that didn't take long...

Impeachment articles filed against Biden
As long as we’re raisig the profile of bad actors...apparently Matt Gaetz was raised in the house featured in the film The Truman Show.

Weird.
by MattKnowles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1422

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For one of the greatest literary sf books and hands down the greatest post-nuclear holocaust book ever. How do you feel about Alas, Babylon? I liked that one. I didn’t like The Road but I’m a big McCarthy fan. I don’t think I’ve heard of the one you recommended but I’m always looking for something ...
by MattKnowles
Fri Jan 22, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 2711

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

In hindsight it may have been a mistake to move TCONA to Tanzania.
by MattKnowles
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1422

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I want to see more of the ceramics engineer and the Ph.D. in chemistry discussing the structure of a diamond. I went 2/4 on big clues. Blanked on Calgary for no reason and then guessed Hammett for Final Jeopardy. I've seen the FJ factoid before but I couldn't remember who it was, I went with the fir...
by MattKnowles
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 9539

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Moving the goal posts. “Do you have a source for that?” - “We can’t trust the sources”. Why ask for a source and then say the media can’t be trusted? I think if people are willing to be white nationalists that want to overthrow the government I feel like they’re willing to lie about being white nati...
by MattKnowles
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1392

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

4/4 on big clues today. I started watching the Crown and there is an episode where the queen insists Buckingham Palace is the seat of the queen. Would have gotten that anyway but it reaffirms my decision to start watching the Crown for Jeopardy reasons just a couple days ago. I should have gotten Ra...
by MattKnowles
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1653

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last time Caligula/Nero come up as a response I missed it and decided to figure it out or use a mnemonic. So that worked.. So? Did you figure something out? Do you have a mnemonic you’d like to share? I used the mnemonic “All Tigers Can Claw Now” to remember the order of Augustus/Tiberius/Caligula/...
by MattKnowles
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1653

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't get Final Jeopardy. I got stuck trying to think of a car rental place for some reason. Maybe I associate that with business travel. I liked the "Sounds like the movie's sequel" category. The clues were funny. I think Brian mispronounced Maori. I think he said it with 3 syllables instead of 2....
by MattKnowles
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1544

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

3/4 on big clues. I'm going to go watch The Crown. It's very popular with the Jeopardy writers and they have good taste. I did really well on almost everything except the music class category. I feel like I should put some time into studying that type of category but it also seems like something tha...
by MattKnowles
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1675

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I like Final Jeopardy simply because it's a good piece of trivia.

Queen Elizabeth II has met every US President between Truman and Trump except for LBJ. Good factoid. I missed it with JFK.
by MattKnowles
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 2711

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

A Newsweek poll on January 6th showed that 45% of Republicans supported the assault on the Capitol. Another Newsweek poll today shows that 69% of Republicans believe that antifa was involved or responsible for the incident. I’m used to inconsistency and double talk but this level of gold medal menta...
by MattKnowles
Thu Jan 14, 2021 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 2711

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Richard Burton married Elizabeth Taylor twice.

Recommend moving this thread to a new thread.
by MattKnowles
Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2486

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Laika. My precalls for the category for Keiko the orca and Koko the gorilla.
by MattKnowles
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 9539

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

If they want to have a contest between Ken and Aaron to determine which guest host moves on to the next round I'm ok with them throwing footballs at difficult trivia answers to determine the winner.
by MattKnowles
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 9539

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I Think Aaron Rodgers hosting Jeopardy sounds like a great idea. He would potentially bring a lot of fans into the mix since he would appeal to non-nerds and academics, I can see the potential for a lot of new viewers who wouldn’t normally watch the show. I also think he has the basic qualifications...
by MattKnowles
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4014

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's something about this forum and the homophone categories. It's a frequent issue. Ken did really well. The game should be fast paced. That's part of the fun. I thought he read much faster in the game today than he did as a guest presenter in earlier episodes. Tanay played really well. I missed...