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by AlphaDummy
Fri Apr 01, 2022 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 4476

Re: Friday, April 1, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Chalk me up as another one who went straight to Suriname on FJ. I also blurted out "bilious" rather than "choleric" and thought it could be at least arguably correct...at least until I went back and saw "one of the 4 humors" specified. And, of course, there are two vari...
by AlphaDummy
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What would be one suggestion that you would like to add to Jeopardy?
Replies: 53
Views: 12197

Re: What would be one suggestion that you would like to add to Jeopardy?

Put me down for "none of the above/double the consolation prizes". What I *really* would like to see, but I know will never happen: A return to the contestants walking onto the set, with the original "drum-and-flute" intro music from the Art Fleming era. There was just a slight s...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Appropriately "random" Random FJ from the Archive
Replies: 8
Views: 1222

Appropriately "random" Random FJ from the Archive

Didn't get a chance to see today's show, so I checked out the Archive. All good. And then I looked to the random FJ on the right. Happy 4/20 to all who observe:
Includes today's FJ, of course...


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by AlphaDummy
Sun Jan 03, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 76
Views: 16179

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Had Covid - was hospitalized for four days at the end of November. Not a life-threatening situation, but still miserable enough to realize that 1) I would not wish this on my worst enemy, and 2) if someone chooses not to wear a mask, they are recklessly taking a chance on inflicting the same malady ...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 8799

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:28 pm Jeers to the contestants for running away from Westward Ho.
Fell for India in FJ :(
Another opportunity in my life that I will never have:

"I'll take 'Ho' for a thousand dollars"...
by AlphaDummy
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 26588

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

Plume for plumage? Merriam-Webster's definition for plume directs to plumage, and there's no "seven letter" restriction, so I think it's reasonable to count. Felt this one was between Tuesday's easier test and Wednesday's harder test. Good luck in getting happy emails, everyone! I would b...
by AlphaDummy
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 26588

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

mahatma wrote: Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:24 pm Are we sure the Mexico painter wasn't
Spoiler
Frida Kahlo
?
I'm with you on this one.

Looks like I managed to sneak in with a 39. Thought this one was a bit tougher, although I got 40 and 39 from the video the last two nights. At least I'm consistent...
by AlphaDummy
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 12892

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"It's Not Rocket Science" was the crappiest, laziest category in a while. Please don't do anything like that again, J! writers. Did anyone else immediately think of Tim Kazurinsky's Dr. Jack Badofsky character on SNL once it became apparent where this category was going? (Edit: And yeah, ...
by AlphaDummy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 14414

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Montgomery Ward" sent me down the line of "Christmas gifts" and all that I could come up with - after far more than the allotted thirty seconds - was "Jolly Old St. Nicholas". Never in a million years do I come up with Rudolph.
by AlphaDummy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 20023

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Guessed the right two, but flipped the sequence. Given the wording of the question, I would assume that this would be a case of "close, but..."
by AlphaDummy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 142035

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Given that there were apparently only two of us from the board who signed up for Milwaukee, it is quite possible that the auditions might well have come and gone without our knowledge. I also signed up for Milwaukee - so there's at least 3 of us. :) Oops...I went off the list at the top of the firs...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 142035

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Congrats! Apparently we're just not going to schedule Milwaukee auditions huh We have seen in the past where a city would be on a list, and we never hear of auditions in said city. While there is no confirmation, but just speculation on my part, when this happens, they invite some of those to the n...
by AlphaDummy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 19165

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

Emma came in cold. She made that bet without having seen James play once. Sure. But she certainly is capable of dividing $2 million+/30+games Still, though. Emma has literally studied the game more than maybe three or four people here on JBoard. She knew what she was doing, James or no James. I wou...
by AlphaDummy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 142035

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

dhkendall wrote: Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:30 pm Chicago, 38. Hope that’s not too low!
Well, hell. Was hoping you might have picked Milwaukee...
by AlphaDummy
Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 43578

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I know that getting an audition is a crap shoot, but I believe there are two different games going on. I try to remember that while Jeopardy! the show is a competition, Jeopardy! the contestant search is a casting process for a TV show. In my limited experience with quiz shows, it is an exceptional...
by AlphaDummy
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 142035

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Milwaukee, 38
by AlphaDummy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 27800

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Barely squeaked by with 37. Would have done better except for a couple of inexcusable brain farts - added an extra "n" to "buccaneer", which DQ'd the answer given the category (it took me a few seconds to come up with the answer, and then I rushed it...but when the category is &q...
by AlphaDummy
Sun Feb 24, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/18/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 4943

Re: FJs for the 2/18/19 week

Searching in vain for anybody else who might have come up with Mother Jones instead of Emma Goldman (who inspired an "oh, crap" as soon as she was revealed, but never would have crossed my mind.) Ah, well...
by AlphaDummy
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 7966

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When the FJ clue was revealed, I was still in J/DJ mode, did a split-second scan for key words, spotted COSSAC, recognized it as some sort of military acronym, locked onto SAC...and immediately thought "Strategic Air Command". :roll: At least I recovered in time to come up with "Norma...
by AlphaDummy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 14521

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Four years of HS Spanish would have paid off on FJ, if only. "Cerezas" = "cherries", and my thought would have been "Turkey leads the world? Who knew?" No second thoughts, though, even if I had been at the podium...the translation was just too perfect.