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by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1537

Re: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know William the Conqueror, especially when just spotted the years? 1066 and Battle of Hastings are Pavlovs for William the Conqueror. That was on one of the online tests last week. I go back to "war is absolutely boring". I know there is someone named William the Conqueror, but...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Feb 04, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1631

Re: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, I must protest that Hundred Acre Woods, like Revelations, is flat out wrong. Playing at home, I said "Wood", and then I was worried if I'd get negged if I was on the show. Glad to know I was actually right. I might have corrected the writers about "Deathly Hollows" if I wa...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Feb 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 82
Views: 3426

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Still swimming from 2019, but because of my appearance on Millionaire, I'm not technically in the pool until after May 1.
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 98
Views: 6293

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Kansas City Chiefs def. San Francisco 49ers 31-20 to win Super Bowl LIV. It's their first championship since Super Bowl IV in 1970, and the first title for KC head coach Andy Reid. KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes was named Super Bowl MVP. And just to clarify, the Chiefs represent Kansas City, Missou...
by 1stlvlthinker
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2297

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:35 pm
I'm still trying to figure out how Hawaii has Interstates.
Not sure if joking, but it's paid for by federal money, so follows (almost) the same naming conventions, even if it doesn't make sense.
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2297

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

7.) "This company with a sea name." Closed captioning said "C name" so I guessed Carnival. I'm not counting this as a neg on my scorecard, because I would have stayed clam had I not looked at the captioning. You're not the only one. I saw the boat, heard the name, got set to answer "Royal Carribean...
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2297

Re: Friday, January 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

7.) "This company with a sea name." Closed captioning said "C name" so I guessed Carnival. I'm not counting this as a neg on my scorecard, because I would have stayed clam had I not looked at the captioning. You're not the only one. I saw the boat, heard the name, got set to answer "Royal Carribean...
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 812
Views: 79407

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SPORTS GEOGRAPHY In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city? Seattle Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL the 2nd lon...
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1463

Re: Thursday, January 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Joshua lost a LOT of money on FJ!. 13400 * 2 = 26800. 26800 + 1 = 26801. 26801 - 21000 = 5801. 21000 - 5801 = 15199. 15199 > 13400. 15199 = $15199. $15199 + $1000 = $16199. At minimum. Please, for the sake of my own sanity - all you jboardies who have the wonderful opportunity to get on Jeopardy, l...
by 1stlvlthinker
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 3466

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

40 for me on the last test. The only one I had never, never heard of was Elena Ferrante, so I'm going to wiki dive into her right now. Stupidly put Morrison instead of Angelou. I'm guessing "Shallow" is from "A Star is Born"? I need to watch it. Should have gone with my gut with Wagner too, but didn...
by 1stlvlthinker
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 3516

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

44 yesterday, 38 today, and frustratingly, seeing some answers I should know, but didn't pull.

Stuff like Coleridge, Sebelius, and Bergen.
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 4030

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

In the pool, but playing along on YouTube, 44/50. That's my best score ever, and the studying has paid off. Lost the flip on Athens/Sparta, despite morbeedo going over coin flippy questions with me earlier. Couldn't pull copper or Jung in time though I shold have known it. Had peppers instead of ora...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1736

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Having never seen it, I thought Mr. Smith was later, like in the 50's. I didn't have any other guess though, so I would have put it down and been surprised when it was right. I could have taken 1,000 guesses and never gotten "Zero" on the Sue Grafton clue. It just seemed wide open. You know Grafton'...
by 1stlvlthinker
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2143

Re: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had the same $2k neg, thinking that UNIVAC didn't come out in time for the 1950 census. Poll request? Picked Lady Bird Johnson for DD3. Need to remember SMU = Laura Bush as a Pavlov. Congrats to Traci for a strong showing. She experienced my biggest Jeopardy fear, leading at the end of DJ and get...
by 1stlvlthinker
Sat Jan 18, 2020 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2316

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was way off on FJ.

1) Maybe they exhumed Queen Victoria? I know she had descendants ruling countries during WWII?
2) Maybe one of the current royals then? QE2? Probably not?
3) What about Prince Charles?

Wait, Prince Philip is related to the Russians? FML.
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5600

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the most notable takeaway from the third match is that Ken has adopted James's (objectively correct) betting strategy with full success, while James has adopted Ken's risky buzzing with far less success. Now, I'm on record saying that James may have buzzed too conservatively in his regular ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1200

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

Should have had Grand Rapids, but it just wasn't coming to me in the time alotted. 0/4 for me.
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3786
Views: 399203

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

This is why we need to teach it this way instead of the way we currently do it, as 34 x12 ------ I agree - that's what a lot of the "new math" is about - understanding over rote, which I support 100%. The problem is that almost any method used to teach multiplication, when inappropriately applied, ...
by 1stlvlthinker
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3786
Views: 399203

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

Hell, you can use FOIL to multiply two-digit numbers: 34x12= (30x10)+(30x2)+(4x10)+(4x2)=300+60+40+8=408 34x12 isn't in (A+B)(C+D) format, though. So, 34 isn't 30+4 and 12 isn't 10+2? I literally never would have thought of it that way. This is why we need to teach it this way instead of the way we...
by 1stlvlthinker
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3786
Views: 399203

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

Hell, you can use FOIL to multiply two-digit numbers: 34x12= (30x10)+(30x2)+(4x10)+(4x2)=300+60+40+8=408 In fact, FOIL (aka the distributive property) is why the multiplication algorithm you learn in third grade works. Technically, I always used “FOIL” incorrectly - I expanded its meaning to any us...