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by nlw44
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2036

Re: Wednesday, March 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyway, instaget FJ. In a million years, I didn't think "name the three 'J' countries" would be an FJ clue. A sole get? If they ran out of time, sure. Two of them naming islands of Indonesia instead of nations? Weird ending. Name the three H countries. Go! The three V ones. Go! 30 seconds. It's a s...
by nlw44
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I said in a previous game's thread that I tended to like Gilbert, but he and the others lost me when when they didn't get Casablanca. If you don't know that one, you don't deserve to win. For me playing along at home, I CLAMmed. I thought "I know Claude Rains was in Casablanca but was he in other s...
by nlw44
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 4304

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Let's talk FJ. Again, I figured out the TOM in the clue. I thought the play was An American Cousin, but I wasn't sure about the first word. Recalling lessons learned here, I left the initial article off, and went with American Cousin. Judges? Not in a million years. "Our" is not an article. Your re...
by nlw44
Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 4360

Re: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really like Gilbert. He is not flashy, no shtick to distract and make the show all about himself, no tics or interjections - just clear, crisp clue requests and responses, a pleasant demeanor, and a wide knowledge base. I don't know how long he'll be around, but I'll take someone like him over an ...
by nlw44
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 3340

Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tricky FJ as Warner just isn't in the news very much. Unless you live in VA or the DC area, or are a political junkie - I'm guessing this polls fairly low and I'm not surprised none of the contestants got it. Gilbert did a good job to come up with an actual name to counter Kaine - pretty impressive...
by nlw44
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2638

Re: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Guessed Cicero for FJ. Researching after watching the show tells me I was one century too early. I suppose someone else is going to tell me he didn't have a famous uncle, either. I'm claiming a small victory in that I could name a Roman from something close to the right time period. Hopefully I can...
by nlw44
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2956

Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The thing about this FJ is that I'm not sure if it is technically correct. Yes, the plane Nixon was on became a different designation at the moment Ford took the oath of office, based on the pilot's recollection (as noted at thejeopardyfan.com), but my understanding is that Ford really became the pr...
by nlw44
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 301
Views: 48389

Re: J! in the Media

I saw this on The Jeopardy! Fan: https://thejeopardyfan.com/2018/01/2018-college-championship-postponed.html I'm thinking positive thoughts that whatever is going on is 0-1 on the shock scale and not 9-10. Alex, the show, and the contestants have made mainstream entertainment news more than once th...
by nlw44
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2879

Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nearly pure WAG on the FJ answer, which I got only because Corvette sounded more French than Mustang. I was thinking of "Chevy" Corvette, so Chevrolet being French too didn't even occur to me. But a get is a get, so I am happy. Also happy because the electricity came back on well before J! time, AND...
by nlw44
Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2399

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Boy that word within a word category took a long time to explain, and it took me 3 clues before I finally got it. I don't usually do well on word-play clues anyway. It was an awkward category, no question about that, but you could get most, if not all, of the answers just from the first part of the...
by nlw44
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2399

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My family and I watched Local Hero , which I've always loved, after dinner on Christmas, so I was very ready to get Peter Capaldi on tonight's show. I even mentioned to them that he had been the latest doctor before the current female one. Sometimes I remember his name, sometimes I don't, but it did...
by nlw44
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3802

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I can't believe that AT thought there was even an inkling of a chance that the judges might not accept "yin yang" instead of "yin and yang."
by nlw44
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 2535

Re: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Does anybody have the wording for the daily double with Vietnam as the response? I guessed China for the clue. It looks like the Red River is in China and Vietnam but the clue writers called out the Red River basin which would anchor the response to Vietnam. I don't have the wording, but my fairly ...
by nlw44
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 2499

Re: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So Jim is in a negative/distant third situation, and every time he gains control of the board, he changes category and begins again at the lowest value clues. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. Personally, I think it's foolish to begin at the very bottom, but at least finish a category that is already in progress...
by nlw44
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 6248

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

I never considered Vermont, because I knew it became a state in 1791 (the year before Kentucky). So for me, the year in clue was an an anti-TOM. A state capital since 1805 ruled out every state except the 13 colonies, Vermont and Kentucky. I'm usually not so hot with word clues but I had the good f...
by nlw44
Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 4195

Re: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you remember that it was famously said of Byron (by one of his lovers, I think) that he was "mad, bad, and dangerous to know" the "questionable behavior" in the clue points right at him. Lady Caroline Lamb - pretty well-known as one of his lovers. I thought it was relatively easy as an FJ in a T...
by nlw44
Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2936

Re: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It seems that to have any staying power as a Jeopardy! champion, one needs to know something about the history of British royalty extending back several centuries. I am curious; how do successful players know such information? My schooling (large city public and parochial schools) did not touch thi...
by nlw44
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 4729

Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really like this FJ clue. The hints are all there, with a logical progression from a to b to c (farm girl to cows to cowpox to smallpox vaccine to eradication of smallpox - okay, a to b to c to d to e) without giving too much away. I, too, have been thinking of a faster way to get it down - maybe ...
by nlw44
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 3575

Re: Friday, October 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seems that Jeopardy! has a big crush on Luther Burbank. I can't say that I've heard much, or anything, about him aside from in Jeopardy tests and the show itself. I'm sure he was a great and innovative man and scientist, but I'd bet a lot of money that way more Americans have an inkling of an idea w...
by nlw44
Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 3554

Re: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How did Austin get away with saying "Montbatten" instead of Mountbatten?