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by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3424

Re: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anna Oblonsky is the maiden name of this title character Um, her maiden name was Anna Arkadyevna Oblonskaya, not Oblonsky—just as, on marrying Alexei Karenin, she became Anna Karenina. Can you explain that? Russian surnames have a masculine and a feminine form, the latter formed by suffixing -a to ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3424

Re: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Marriage Made in Literature 200 wrote:Anna Oblonsky is the maiden name of this title character
Um, her maiden name was Anna Arkadyevna Oblonskaya, not Oblonsky—just as, on marrying Alexei Karenin, she became Anna Karenina.
by OldSchoolChamp
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3185

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else notice this? Kimberly Flynn: 4800-4800=0 Lindsay Evans: 11400-1801=9599 Nick Klotz: 15400+7401=22801 (New Champ) Surely Lindsay meant to bet 1799, preserving a residue of 9601 in case of a miss and keeping Kimberly shut out if she doubles up to 9600. That would be a pretty shrewd wag...
by OldSchoolChamp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 5591

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Woof wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:42 pm
OldSchoolChamp wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 am
OldSchoolChamp wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 am
“Phenomenons”? Really???
At least they aren't saying "a phenomena" yet. I see that one all the time.
Yeah, the media is full of it.
Well played.
;-)
by OldSchoolChamp
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 5591

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lefty wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 am
OldSchoolChamp wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 am
“Phenomenons”? Really???
At least they aren't saying "a phenomena" yet. I see that one all the time.
Yeah, the media is full of it.
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4168

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Has Alex ever been this tutorial with betting advice before the FJ clue reveal? Maybe he's sick of bad wagering day after day after day. He might as well have filled out their bets - I don't think 3rd place has (correctly) bet zero in this situation in recent memory. On the contrary, it’s player B ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4161

Re: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was able to get both President's, since both Harrison and Taylor died very early into their presidential terms. My first thought was that Webster was a Whig, and the Whigs only ever won two presidential elections: Harrison in 1840 and Taylor in 1848. Realizing that both died in office, and both o...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 4488

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:09 pm
I'm surprised, but not surprised at easy misses like "caucus", and TS like (vomit in mouth) Ted Cruz.
Not to mention not recognizing the Gettysburg Address.
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:38 pm
OldSchoolChamp wrote:
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Is there a kill file on this board?
In the upper right where your username is, click on the down arrow and then User Control Panel. The last tab is Friends & Foes. Click on that, and then Manage Foes on the left. You can add a username there to ignore their posts.
[flush...]
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

good to see that champion was a one and doner I'm so glad you've added that thoughtful, incisive commentary to the discussion. I wonder if people will be rooting for you if you get on. i would hope nobody would...i like when people are against me and then i can shut them up by doing what they don't...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, that was a travesty! Just as TPH said upthread, that was one of the biggest scoring foul-ups I’ve ever seen. In the first place, they were right the first time to neg Hannah on “Marsh of Dreams.” Somnus doesn’t mean “dream,” it means “sleep.” And even if they were to accept “dreams” as a stret...
by OldSchoolChamp
Tue Sep 25, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 4124

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Buster Brown may have been obscure to you, but it's not at all obscure to someone my age (maybe 25 years older than you are). I saw endless Buster Brown commericals as a kid with him and his dog Tige. I’m Buster Brown; I live in a shoe. That’s my dog Tige— He lives in there, too. Advice to prospect...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 3802

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:46 pm
I thought the reference to Boston was a TOM for Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale was from Connecticut and did his spying (and was hanged for it) in New York.
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 3802

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First, let me say I thought this was a hard-fought, competitive game that any of the three players would have deserved to win. Yes, there were some big misses and the wagering was a bit sloppy, but Jordan, in particular, fought gamely all the way and would have been a worthy champion if the breaks h...
by OldSchoolChamp
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 12997

Re: Monday, January 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MattKnowles wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Everybody on this forum seems to be surprised that they had a BMS for the pope but nobody has shown surprise that the reigning Jeopardy! champion didn't know who the pope was. Sometimes I forget that it's not John Paul II so I can sympathize with him.
Wait . . . you mean it isn’t Pius XII?
by OldSchoolChamp
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 7531

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cary left Alex’s hands tied for the FJ! round as the host and judges had no choice to in not accepting the pluralized response. The singular form of the parent territory has also been offered as a response on the show - and been rejected.. As well it should have been. I love the sardonic little smi...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 11808

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:00 am
9021amyers wrote:
Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:04 pm
The Wingfoot generation of Goodyear Blimps are actually semi-rigid, and thus not truly blimps at all.
I was hoping someone would mention this.
And by the way, beetles don't have femurs.
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 15, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 11808

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

With no one getting the answer correct, the returning champ should have been the winner. How do you figure, given he finished behind someone who bet $0? Incidentally, how has no one mentioned the folly of Brennan's standing pat? Assuming Craig makes the predictable "internal shutout" bet of $5201, ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 9170

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's usually better to wager $1. Clues that are a triple get or a triple stumper are relatively more common than clues with a split solve. If you bet the $1 you only lose if you miss and they hit which actually has less than 25% probability. Yes, but I assume your statistics are based on a two-play...