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by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The get rate of tiebreakers isn't going to be found on the Archive because the show will edit out any double stumpers and only show whichever question garners a correct answer.
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not just because Roey's from Arlington (where I live), but I LOATHE this tiebreaker rule. What's the point of it? It's also stupid that the loser in this case only got 2000 instead of nearly 20k :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: I suspect most people would rather see a sole wi...
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

For all the mentions of Nancy Zerg, does anybody seriously think the show would have brought back Emma had she won one game? I think the timing of the cutoff has most to do to avoid a situation where Rachel and Emma are the only female contestants (as Ryan B. and Sam would have knocked Lindsay and A...
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do you have any data on anybody not betting it all from second in this scenario? It blows my mind that anybody would do that. I would guess the wrong bet happens more often than the correct bet (but I'm not going to go hunting for examples). Granted that people make bad bets all the time, but surel...
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Here's my off the cuff, not at all accurate sortings (not intended to be ranked within each tier):

Gold - James, Josh, Eric, Kyle, Anneke

Silver - Emma, Francois, Lindsay, Rob, Gilbert

Bronze - Rachel, Dhruv, Alan, Ryan, Steven
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Welp, there goes Roey. I think he should have bet for the win, but I guess he didn’t like the category. No guess on final. Didn’t know there was a second Adolf, and even if I did, I would have thought 1962 was too late. He was the main organizer of the Holocaust. He escaped to South America after W...
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do you have any data on anybody not betting it all from second in this scenario? It blows my mind that anybody would do that.
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game reminded me of the local game show mentioned in my sig line (a two player version, filmed in Lawrence, Kansas in 2008), because the game that filmed after mine had this wagering scenario. The player with exactly twice his opponent also chose to bet 0 in this scenario, but this time it work...
by Ironhorse
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went with Daniel Defoe, knowing he was probably a few decades too late.
by Ironhorse
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1532

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

Surprised This Machine Kills Fascists was a TS.
by Ironhorse
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1532

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

My mom was a fan of The Lottery, and I read it in high school for fun when noticing it was in the short story anthology we were read something out of, so I did get this one.
by Ironhorse
Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

However, as anyone who reads this thread can grasp, any such criticism is simply not applicable in the present instance, because at most Emma could have bumped one person, and that person will get a ToC berth. How can you be sure? Just because they're eligible for the next ToC doesn't guarantee the...
by Ironhorse
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 426 - Grab Bag (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 1374

Re: TD 426 - Grab Bag (Q1-Q9 revealed)

10. Animals (named) Provide the name of one of these famous animals. Stray mutt found on the streets of Moscow, became the first dog to orbit the Earth. Laika Pet cat of Bill Clinton, who was rehomed after Clinton left the White House. Socks Cat who lives in a Rhode Island nursing home, and has com...
by Ironhorse
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

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

:( :mrgreen: :(

Woodstock on Monday
by Ironhorse
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 101
Views: 5650

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I think what's been rubbing me the wrong way about this whole discussion is that comments seem to operate under the assumption that various parties aren't here, which there is no evidence for. Not that there's necessarily evidence for the opposite, but this isn't like an MLB forum where you wouldn'...
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm


"War of Northern Aggression" and "The Cherry Orchard" were NHOIs in the top box for me.
I envy you on the former, as a northerner transplanted into the South.
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

WORD ORIGINS again? This month. Booo! Not going to happen for me in 30 seconds as like anagrams I'm plain not very good at it. The closest I got was seeing "boots" in the clue and trying to think of something with "foot" for a word. Right idea though I needed to get closer to a synonym for "boots" ...
by Ironhorse
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Murphy Brown but no way I would have gone that route had I thought of Roseanne. Roseanne would certainly be pretty strong negbait especially if you're too young to really remember the original runs of either Roseanne or Murphy Brown. There wasn't anything overtly political that I can reca...
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Murphy Brown but no way I would have gone that route had I thought of Roseanne.
by Ironhorse
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 426 - Grab Bag (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 1374

Re: TD 426 - Grab Bag (Q1-Q6 revealed)

7. Name a US city with a population of at least 100,000 that borders a city in another state or district by land or water. This, along with the next question, garnered the majority of the drops. Music and Geography are far and away my favorite topics, but I do take this sort of feedback into consid...