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by TomFromMD
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 11694

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For "hero sandwich"/"ham sandwich", do you accept "hoagie sandwich"? I would, but I'm a little biased -- that was my response. No question - if hero is the expected answer hoagie's correct too. I said "ham" and was a little unsure they'd take the neg back since you can see 2 kinds of meat in the sa...
by TomFromMD
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3872
Views: 518150

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

That FJ is a little brutal in terms of having enough time to write it down, even if you know the answer. It's even harder if you go with Bosnia and Herzegovina ...although that wouldn't have been a country at the time. I came up with Czech Republic for the other, which at least is easier to spell. ...
by TomFromMD
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 5982

Re: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was born in the mid 70s. I never knew of the Thing until I was a teenager in the 90s. I got it instantly.
by TomFromMD
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3123
Views: 256423

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Stoli = vodka Which is such a common TOM that it's only come up 5 times before. Yeah, clearly top box material. I take it you don't go to bars much. Stolichnaya is one of the main brands of vodka, and it's understandably near-universally referred to as Stoli. I'm not sure I've ever actually had it,...
by TomFromMD
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 4493

Re: Monday, July 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:03 pm
Bone free and venomous? Must be a jellyfish.
Sigh. If you asked me yesterday, I would have said jellyfish. Then I ran across the blue-ringed octopus. Turns out, almost every I can find reference calls it "one of the most venomous".
by TomFromMD
Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 3138

Re: Friday, July 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

From flag research, I knew that FJ was talking about the people were the people from Sapmi, but had no idea what they were called (as others pointed out, they call themselves Sami). So I reluctantly guessed Lapplanders, knowing that they were somewhere up there too. Turns out they're the same people...
by TomFromMD
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 4238

Re: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I started thinking of every island nation I could think of around there - Reunion (technically part of France), Mauritius, Comoros, and then Seychelles. Once I came up with Seychelles, that jumped out for the tongue twister portion. Looking at a map, a) I missed Mayotte b) Seychelles is the only one...
by TomFromMD
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 4691

Re: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ was an instaget in our house. There was an American Experience series on PBS on Disney a couple years back. He learned from his mistakes with Disneyland, where other developers quickly bought up the surrounding land, which really limited his ability to expand. When he decided to build something s...
by TomFromMD
Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 4788

Re: Friday, June 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Golf wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:37 pm
Nice to see an intelligent wager win a game that most would have lost. Brittany for example.
3401 would have kept him above the 0 bet that Brittany should have made, IMHO. That said, it would have left him open. I don't get why people go all in from 3rd like that.
by TomFromMD
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 284301

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

3. be selected for audition--this is a random draw from all those who also passed the test AND also chose the same audition city as you. Assuming this is true, and assuming that they spent the same number of days in each city, you might be able to game this one a bit by picking the city with less "...
by TomFromMD
Thu Jun 22, 2017 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 284301

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

but there are roughly the same number of male and female contestants appearing on the show. Just to keep it off topic, I'd wager a whole lot of money that the actual people that are making it to Culver City are intentionally 50/50, and it's only the fact that a few "extras" that get bumped that kee...
by TomFromMD
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 7252

Re: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

In lots of places, blue laws only apply to alcohol. I know Massachusetts was like that when I lived up there. Per Wikipedia: Blue laws in the United States vary by state. Blue laws are laws designed to enforce religious standards. Many states prohibit selling alcoholic beverages for on- and off-prem...
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 7252

Re: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Chris cost himself a tie by holding onto that last buck. Anyone remember what happens to the payout in that case?
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:37 pm
Get yourselves a massive floral hair accessory and maybe you'll get picked!
There might be something to that - check out tonight's contestants.
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

One look at Alex should have told him he was forgetting something. Based on his mannerisms, I'm guessing he has Asperger's or something, so he might not pick up on those kinds of cues as easily as you or I. Agreed on the DDs - the first was a bit aggressive, the second was good, and the third was b...
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

She said "Samuel Pepys? P-E-P-Y-S?" and got zapped. As for the other reference, that's all else I could find. :T Ah - I thought we were just talking daily doubles. For regular questions, it may well be that they let you change it to the form of a question until the lights on the podium go out. You'...
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

[Here's another citation: the inaugural Teen Tournament from 1987. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4g27HTZNXg I saw two correct responses that were properly stated, and one where she said "No answer". I looked at your other reference in the archive, and didn't see anything that indicated that you ...
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What's the rule on whether you can correct yourself if you forget the "what is" in DJ? It seemed like Peter had a little time left on that DD, would they have accepted it if he corrected himself? You only have two seconds before the judges issue their word to rephrase your response. [Citation neede...
by TomFromMD
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 67
Views: 11607

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

Jeopardy isn't deterministic, like a dealer in Blackjack, so there are different strategies that your opponent could use, and those could impact your own. A pretty good basic strategy (that still has some holes) is: 1) If you're in first, bet enough that you have 2 times the second place, plus $1. U...
by TomFromMD
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11105

Re: Monday, June 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

According to The Other Wiki , Southwest was founded in 1967, but did not start flying until 1971. Never would have guessed Delta in a million millennia. Instaget here, based on the general area of the cities. Yeah, Southwest was much later - also, for a while, they ONLY flew in Texas, so as to avoi...