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by MattKnowles
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1591

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

36R with a bunch of misses. The episode was already archived so thanks for that. I get Biscayne Bay and Bay of Biscay mixed up. The clues were fine but I'm having fun imagining the Jeopardy writers going to a small metal concert and surveying people - "You all like Def Leppard and Motley Crue, right...
by MattKnowles
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 99
Views: 11137

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

It’s been announced that Alex is back in chemo

https://youtu.be/cJd8p_1BYMg
by MattKnowles
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1478

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

I considered Twain and then went with Dickens.

Tolstoy's Wikipedia page mentions that he is well known for a Nobel prize controversy because he didn't win.
by MattKnowles
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 430 - Back to School (final results)
Replies: 26
Views: 1153

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (final results)

Thanks for hosting! Woohoo!
by MattKnowles
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 430 - Back to School (final results)
Replies: 26
Views: 1153

Re: TD 430 - Back to School (Q's 1-3 revealed)

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:40 pm
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by MattKnowles
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Is J! getting easier, or...???
Replies: 5
Views: 480

Re: Is J! getting easier, or...???

I think it has gotten easier but not by very much. I track some of my scores and they seem to be a little higher on recent games compared to games in the early 2000s. The games from the 80s seem much more difficult. I think it could just be natural variation. They might have new writers and editors ...
by MattKnowles
Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1852

Re: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Scores through Second Bonus

6. SINGLETONS FOR ALL? Name any of the 270 current stations on the London Underground. Some station names are similar, so be as specific as possible. Trafalgar Square heppm01 *Trafalgar Square was on the Bakerloo line from 1906–79 Trafalgar - see above MattKnowles I was listening to this before par...
by MattKnowles
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 260
Views: 6168

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

TIL there was a solo version of synchronized swimming. A website says "the event's supporters claim that the synchronization is with the music."
by MattKnowles
Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 13
Views: 1522

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

Are the QF match-ups randomly selected or do they have a seeding/placement system? I would have put Alan Dunn higher than bronze. I think James should be a platinum. James doesn't have a lock because there are a lot of strong competitors but he should be the heavy favorite. Are tickets for the tapin...
by MattKnowles
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 427 - Crazy Eights (Final results)
Replies: 37
Views: 1588

Re: TD 427 - Crazy Eights (Q1-Q2 revealed)

I think Kenny Bania would have worked for question 1 but I couldn’t remember the name and decided not to go with “ovaltine guy”
by MattKnowles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Sure, I'll try to put one together. It won't happen right away but once I get around to it I'll post an update here.
by MattKnowles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Re: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Thanks for the feedback so far. The NAQT playlists are pretty close to what I'm looking for. I'm listening to the "Canonical Country" playlist now. I have more trouble with country, jazz, and oldies from the 20s/30s/40s/50s than anything else. The IHeartRadio playlists might work really well for the...
by MattKnowles
Fri Aug 02, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?
Replies: 7
Views: 561

Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy?

Any Spotify playlists with songs that have been mentioned on Jeopardy? Jeopardy mentions a lot of popular and interesting songs from different genres. Has anybody made a playlist on Spotify or another service? It would be fun to listen to and it would be helpful for studying. I've tried to search fo...
by MattKnowles
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 427 - Crazy Eights (Final results)
Replies: 37
Views: 1588

Re: TD 427 - Crazy Eights

Thanks for putting this together.

For number 5 there is an error on the form. It says "Must be a number."
by MattKnowles
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1372

Re: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Were there two clues about "Watership Down" today? I'm not really sure but I thought there was one in the J round in "British Literature" and one in the DJ round for "Legendary" or whatever the category was with Shangri-La and Atlantis.
by MattKnowles
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2739

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do you know which old thread talked about this? I'll go read the previous discussion.
by MattKnowles
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2739

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Assume Player 1 has twice the score of Player 2 and both contestants independently have a 50% chance to answer FJ correctly and Player 2 wagers everything. If Player 1 bets $1 they win in RR/RW/WW (75% to win) and lose on WR (25% to lose) - they have a 75% chance to win. If Player 1 bets $0 they wi...
by MattKnowles
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2739

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Roey played really well. I like the "whoever's closest" numerical idea for a tiebreaker instead of the buzzer face off. Assume Player 1 has twice the score of Player 2 and both contestants independently have a 50% chance to answer FJ correctly and Player 2 wagers everything. If Player 1 bets $1 they...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 29, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 99
Views: 11137

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

alietr wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 9:20 am
Potentially good news from Alex ...

https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/alex ... d=63329193
the article linked above wrote: The 78-year-old television veteran revealed that he's "near remission,..."
That's great news.
by MattKnowles
Wed May 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 421 - Short and Sweet
Replies: 27
Views: 1703

Re: TD 421 - Short and Sweet

Is a wrong answer elimination or a penalty? If you did a penalty of +100 it would lead to a secondary contest between "eliminated" players.