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by MattKnowles
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2559

Re: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was in the audience for the taping for this episode and the previous one. There was a big group of pancreatic cancer survivors and supporters who showed up wearing purple shirts. If the show said anything about them I missed it. There was a shot of them in the audience before one of the commercial...
by MattKnowles
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Gameplay Strategies

If the scores are 20000-17000-200 at a DD at the end of the DJ round and if you're in first place you can bet as much as 11500 and it is still an ok bet. Betting at least 5,500 is recommended, a 6000 bet would be good to put them at less than 2/3. I do not agree with this endgame DD scenario. Why w...
by MattKnowles
Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 779

Re: Gameplay Strategies

Strategic Choices: -Hunt for daily doubles or don't hunt for daily doubles -Stay in one column or bounce between different categories -Take clues from top row to bottom row, from bottom row to top row, random order, or some other order -On daily doubles, bet aggressively or bet small. Be careful gue...
by MattKnowles
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2145

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The quote in FJ was "witty" which was the TOM for Wilde.
by MattKnowles
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 3246

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: 131
Views: 18389

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: 56
Views: 2614

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: 27
Views: 1668

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: 27
Views: 1668

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

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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: 627

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: 2405

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: 487
Views: 17672

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: 19
Views: 2568

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: 2046

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: 681

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: 681

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: 681

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: 2046

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: 1616

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: 3337

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.