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by immaf
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition rules clarification
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Audition rules clarification

If I was in a couple of months, I would take the test anyway as the audition date would be outside the window of the 18 months. Then when and if invited, I would alert them to the situation and ask if I am eligible for the audition. This way it does no harm to anyone eligible, while giving myself e...
by immaf
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football pre-emptions
Replies: 56
Views: 4415

Re: Football pre-emptions

In football season (ALL football season), The CBS affiliate in Boston pre-empts Jeopardy! every Friday. Not because they show sports, but because they show a local program ("Patriots All Access") ABOUT sports. They shove Jeopardy (and Wheel, but who cares?) to 2 AM or some such.
by immaf
Sun Sep 01, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1944

Re: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores

I credit G&S with my singleton on the Underground question. There's a lytic in the "nightmare song" from IOLANTHE: "They're a ravenous horde and they all came on board at Sloane Square and South Kensington stations" OMG--are you in costume for that show in your profile pic?! As a matter of fact, yes.
by immaf
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores
Replies: 36
Views: 1944

Re: TD 428 - Short Quiz on Random Trivia - Final Scores

Considering I'm usually found in the bottom half, was a very good showing for me. Thanks, Peachbox! I credit G&S with my singleton on the Underground question. There's a lytic in the "nightmare song" from IOLANTHE: "They're a ravenous horde and they all came on board at Sloane Square and South Kensi...
by immaf
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34787

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I also think you are ineligible if you are running for public office.
by immaf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2768

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Given the category, I would have bet $0 on FJ. Without any hope at all of knowing the answer, I guessed "Hotel California" simply to avoid the ignominy of saying nothing.

Surprise!
by immaf
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2403

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought for FJ was Shel Silverstein, but he didn't seem the least bit Picasso-like. I switched to Sendak in plenty of time.
by immaf
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2751

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ, I said Sylvia Plath, but I wasn't at all sure. I kept telling myself "There's another one I can never remember who wrote a story I can never remember." I was right!
by immaf
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 812

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen:

Having read "Angels and Demons," I never felt the need to read "The Da Vinci Code." They are, for all practical purposes, the same book.(Or so I understand.)
by immaf
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2046

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Achilles because Greek + hero. The TOM of cliffs meant nothing to me. Even if spotted Thermopylae, I doubt I would have gotten Leonides.
by immaf
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2081

Re: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed jury-rigged, but I wasn't at all sure. I didn't even remember jerry-rigged until Alex mentioned it would have been accepted.

For what it's worth, jerry-rigged is getting flagged as being misspelled. Jury-rigged is not.
by immaf
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Final Standings Posted!)
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

Re: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Questions 1-6 Revealed)

Wrong answers – 9 points ROME immaf This surprised me. I checked, and there *is* a Rome, Ohio. I suppose one could argue that Romano cheese is not *particularly* associated with Rome (Roma), but am I wrong? It's a village, the question asked for city. That's the only thing I can see precluding it. ...
by immaf
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Final Standings Posted!)
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

Re: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Questions 1-6 Revealed)

Wrong answers – 9 points
ROME
immaf
This surprised me. I checked, and there *is* a Rome, Ohio. I suppose one could argue that Romano cheese is not *particularly* associated with Rome (Roma), but am I wrong?
by immaf
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Final Standings Posted!)
Replies: 76
Views: 2871

Re: TD 425: O-H-I-O (Questions 1-3 Revealed)

Standings after question 3

1. immaf — 2 + 2 → 4 pts [↑]
This won't last long.
by immaf
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2696

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My brain was irretrievably stuck on Oceania, even though the number of letters was wrong. (Upon sober consideration, Oceania also includes Australia, so the amount of land was wrong, too.)
Stupid brain.
by immaf
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34787

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Got the invite for Columbus the other day, but waited to share just because I wanted to confirm there wouldn't be an eligibility snafu because of WWTBAM. Guess I should be extra glad I aired during Week 1 last season! Will the 5th time be the charm? 5??????? what was your score on this test? I'm ho...
by immaf
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3014

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A frustrating FJ for me. I knew what gizmo they meant, but I couldn't think of its name.
by immaf
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 398
Views: 34787

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

And as for the Austin pub quiz audition in NYC, it did seem difficult to imagine TPTB skipping NYC for an entire year of auditions. I'm pretty sure that for the past several years, they have alternated Boston and NYC as an audition city. I used to be out of sync with that schedule, and there were s...
by immaf
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2493

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:27 pm
What an embarrassing FJ. Answered Vancouver :oops: :x :evil:
You are not alone.

However, I actually found the crossword clues to be extremely easy. (I do a lot of crosswords.)
by immaf
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 7062

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Me during the think music: Ummm? Maybe Arlo Guthrie? Probably not. There was the other Guthrie, though -- what was his name? Nope, it's not coming. But Arlo was the dad, right? He was older? And therefore more likely to be known to Steinbeck? Oh what the heck, I'm probably way off base anyway. I''ll...