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by MattKnowles
Thu May 06, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 458 - 51 [Final results]
Replies: 19
Views: 741

Re: TD 458 - 51 [Q9-Q11 revealed]

clt013 wrote:
Thu May 06, 2021 8:29 am
STANDINGS AFTER Q11
1. MattKnowles - 18
1. MarkBarrett - 18
I feel like there's a showdown here. Good luck Mark.

Or anybody else who is likely to vault into the lead.
by MattKnowles
Thu May 06, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1132

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

42R. 4/4 on big clues. Educated guess on Andorra. Something that borders France and sits between two countries. I felt like it was a tough game while I was playing along but ended up doing ok. I've burnt the inside of my mouth with a calzone so I'm sympathetic to that answer. Was expecting liger to ...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 05, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1417

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

46R. 3/4 on big clues. Missed Toulouse. Got Rumours but it took me a while. That DOUBLE "OU" WORDS category was tough for me. Matched the contestants with 1/5. Missed Entourage and Taxi in the sitcoms category. I was in the 12th percentile on yesterday's LearnedLeague Arbitration one-day. Top 90% is...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 05, 2021 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1199

Re: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed Taiwan and said Philippines. I'm curious who got Taiwan. Got it from dinner table discussions in the '50s when my parents were very worried about international crises. We had the Cold War going on, neighbors building fallout shelters in their back yards, and then China started shelling Quemo...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 05, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rename the "lock-tie"?
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Rename the "lock-tie"?

You’re still locked into a tie at the end of FJ. You’re no longer locked into playing the next day. Except you're not locked into a tie because it could be statistically beneficial for you to go outright for the win in FJ and avoid the tiebreaker round entirely. You could still lose from a lock gam...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 05, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rename the "lock-tie"?
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Rename the "lock-tie"?

I think it should stay lock-tie. There is still a tie at the end of FJ. Can you help me understand this a little better? It's not the "tie" part that's in issue, but the "lock" part. You’re still locked into a tie at the end of FJ. You’re no longer locked into playing the next day. I think you’re v...
by MattKnowles
Wed May 05, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rename the "lock-tie"?
Replies: 20
Views: 584

Re: Rename the "lock-tie"?

I think it should stay lock-tie.

There is still a tie at the end of FJ.
by MattKnowles
Tue May 04, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1199

Re: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That clue about Taiwanese islands is more interesting than I thought. Quemoy island is also called Kinmen and it's located in an awkward spot. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/2e/Taiwan_ROC_political_division_map_Kinmen_County.svg/1200px-Taiwan_ROC_political_division_map_Kinmen...
by MattKnowles
Tue May 04, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1199

Re: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

38R. 4/4 on big clues. I haven't read The Gulag Archipelago but One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich is coming up on my reading list and I can see my copy of it from where I'm sitting. I also went through an archive game earlier today with an overlap (before & afterish) category that wanted " The ...
by MattKnowles
Tue May 04, 2021 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 434
Views: 36995

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

This article has some information: https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/entertainment/a36319746/who-will-be-new-permanent-jeopardy-host/ " ... According to executive producer and previous guest host Mike Richards, who recently spoke on The Wall Street Journal’s podcast The Journal, a decision will ...
by MattKnowles
Mon May 03, 2021 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1353

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

44R. 3/4 on big clues. Guessed Twain for FJ. Didn't know the "Go West, young man" factoid. In my head I've had Horace Greeley and Joseph Pulitzer mixed up, thinking Greeley had the rivalry with Hearst. I've also mixed up Horace Greeley and Horace Mann. Glad to learn more. I thought Bill Whitaker did...
by MattKnowles
Mon May 03, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15873

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Rats. Got all 12 right in Comic Strips, and was just 16 points away from the Championship. I would have gotten close to 0 right and didn’t play that one. Most of my comic strips knowledge comes from reading them in the local newspaper as a kid. That local paper didn’t have a lot of the comics that ...
by MattKnowles
Sat May 01, 2021 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

36R. 2/4 on big clues. Missed Jesus and Baum. Tough game for me. Lots of missed clues that I could have gotten. Some clues that I missed that I want to get next time are Between the World and Me , Vernon Jordan, Commodus, polecat, and the Book of Mormon. I missed the Bill & Ted clue. I'm pretty sure...
by MattKnowles
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3429

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

46R. 2/4 on big clues. Missed with The Da Vinci Code. Took me too long to parse the clue and needed more time to get Calvin Coolidge. Final Jeopardy may have been written to help ensure more money went to charity. Some clues that I missed that I want to get next time are Diane Lane, full-bore, Spasi...
by MattKnowles
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4537
Views: 704616

Re: Reretaken Down

So what’s up with UFOs in the news recently? Pentagon report says the Navy sightings are legitimate. Nobody has given any good earthly explanation for that. The idea that China or Russia has leapfrogged our technology is being touted as non-credible. Private companies seem like they’re actively prom...
by MattKnowles
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15873

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

About 70% of my points came from NASDAQ showing up on Jeopardy! earlier this week.
by MattKnowles
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 4993

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...Might be a question for the weekly poll here: I recognized Kelly's hand gesture as potentially a white power signal when he made it. I.e. you didn't have to be told by someone else. The thought immediately occurred to you. I think it would poll quite low since no one on the board brought it up u...
by MattKnowles
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2370

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

42R. 4/4 on big clues. Wasn't sure about FJ and I didn't know if Huston, Ford, or DeMille was the director of The Ten Commandments but managed to pick the right one. Before my time. I know DeMille from Sunset Boulevard more than his films. I'll break with the crowd and say that Leah's wager was perf...