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by oddsox
Fri Jan 13, 2012 9:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 14238

Re: Thursday, January 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote: What do I need to know about Alexander the Great? All I know is that he was great in some way.
off the top of my head: associated with Macedon/Macedonian Empire, died young (30s?), "there are no worlds left to conquer", fought with Persia.
by oddsox
Tue Nov 22, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 14456

Re: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lemmings are apparently a rare species. I never would have guessed that this occurred as infrequently as it has. I would have figured there would be far more clues that the writers misjudged the difficulty, or were written poorly, or just required a guess. Quite surprising to me. here's the article...
by oddsox
Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 14456

Re: Monday, November 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The rare triple-wrong answer on a top-row question! I believe that Slate article on the J Archive mentioned that there have only been 10 of those in the archived history of the show.
by oddsox
Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 13713

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

dhkendall wrote:Actually Mark said "letter or combination of letters", all except possibly Matt Lee don't qualify (and I think At is a symbol, not sure)
Astatine, yeah. Missed that qualifier... that's pretty strict.
by oddsox
Fri Nov 18, 2011 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 13713

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

If this thread can divert into elements puzzlers then I have one where I don't have an answer. The show Breaking Bad highlights a letter/letters in the names of the cast that are periodic symbols. Is there anyone who could not appear on the show because their name contains no letter or combination ...
by oddsox
Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 11717

Re: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Insta-get FJ, but I'm an insurance guy, and I recently read a novel (set in early 18th century England) that both touched on early maritime insurance and had a lot of the action take place in coffee shops, so the coffee shop reference didn't mislead me at all. I wouldn't expect many to know this FJ.
by oddsox
Fri Nov 04, 2011 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 18942

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

Completely missed the 'world capital' part of the clue and immediately went to Kiel. I don't think that the word capital was part of the clue. The category was WORLD CITIES (not shouting, just adhering to J! cap conventions ;) ). If it had been narrowed down to capital, I would hope that I would ha...
by oddsox
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 149
Views: 98604

Re: Pavlov revival

ROYALTY England and Great Britain Current: current dynastic name—Windsor homes—Buckingham Palace (official); Sandringham, country house in Norfolk; Balmoral, a castle in Scotland; Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth II; loves horses and dogs, espec. Corgis. Succeeded in 1952. Married 1947 to Prince Phili...
by oddsox
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 149
Views: 98604

Re: Pavlov revival

thejeopardyfan wrote:Okay, I asked mrbungle (who had e-mailed me the Pavlovs) if I could copy and paste them, and he said yes! I noticed, though, that I only have a hard copy of the Royalty Pavlov list. Does anyone have it, to share?
yes. see next post.
by oddsox
Fri Nov 04, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 18857

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

Norway and Iceland was my FJ guess. Really tough.
by oddsox
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 18942

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

Forgot who mentioned it earlier, but Jay absolutely killed me with that interview. he's got a great comedic sense.
by oddsox
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2012 online test for adults
Replies: 43
Views: 7144

Re: The 2012 online test for adults

They already have a deal in place with I think the Hilton in Culver City, which offers discount rates to contestants. "DoubleTree by Hilton," specifically -- I hope the contestant rate is eligible for HHonors points! (Couldn't take the 2011 test since I'd had an in-person audition at that very hote...
by oddsox
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 69724

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

11/2: $20,000 :cry:

happy to break the $20k barrier in the TOC.
by oddsox
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 18942

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

Completely missed the 'world capital' part of the clue and immediately went to Kiel. Yes, I have played Diplomacy. The answers left me feeling that I had missed something in the clue, and boy was I right. Nice baseball 5/5 for me. Disappointed with my Roman Equivalents performance, as I went along w...
by oddsox
Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 10393

Re: Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discuss (SPOILERS

Extending my segue powers to an unbelievable second one in the same post: Did anyone else think Evan said "St. John" for the Newfoundland and Labrador capital one? I'm guessing that there was probably a faint "'s" there that the judges caught, perhaps on review, because it's a mistake even some Can...
by oddsox
Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave
Replies: 84
Views: 15956

Re: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave

stunned that I got the drop bonus on what was a complete educated guess. My thought process was "I don't know any of these... let's go with something slightly under a football field for the hammer throw... how about 90 metres?" shocked in a good way that the actual WR is 86.7m, set in 1986. I guess ...
by oddsox
Tue Nov 01, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 12678

Re: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

...but also as another part of what I like to call "the Jeopardy daily facade" (where they do things like have the contestants change after each game to give the illusion of a new day - Alex's Halloween comment at the start of the game was part of that as well, of course) I'd phrase it differently....
by oddsox
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave
Replies: 84
Views: 15956

Re: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave

Possibly the first time I've had a share of the lead in a TD at one of the breaks... hopefully I can finish strong for once! :)
by oddsox
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 11392

Re: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Norwegian artist -> The Scream -> Scream movies, fits clue, done. wife got the painting right away but took about 10 seconds to get from there to the movies. neither of us have seen the movies, but the mask is pretty iconic.
by oddsox
Wed Oct 19, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 15052

Re: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

Precalled Tesla and stuck with him on FJ without considering Bell. I didn't know he was Scottish but he should at least have been in consideration. oh well. 34,800 Coryat which is my highest in recent memory, though. I knew the actor they were going for for Anita Van Buren, but my thought process wa...