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by boson
Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 275
Views: 6652

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Said Wellington instead of Melbourne to miss one of my moneys. I saw Shanahan's name during the weekend somewhere, so I punted the question (I would have missed it for sure, so it isn't really a gray area). I was sure the "Game Change" tv show clue would have been about James Carville and his wife (...
by boson
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy
Replies: 8
Views: 360

Re: A Shore's Conjecture taxonomy

By popular (all right, one person's) request: A game satisfies the conditions of Shore's Conjecture if: (a) it is not a crush, and (b) the second-place player can make a wager that is large enough to pass the leader's pre-Final score while still small enough to keep the third-place player locked ou...
by boson
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 275
Views: 6652

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Thanks! But today I've got KnobelR, so I'm not feeling so hot Now you are just sandbagging... Congrats on your victory and moving to first place! I have two games by Voodoo on my phone, both supported by ads, including, too often, the Helix Jump game. Still missed it. No chance on the others I miss...
by boson
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1783

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Canadian calls it a tough FJ. Regina is a little obscure already for Americans. Victoria as capital of BC, Edmonton as capital of Alberta are very tempting. I got it, but there is no shame in saying either of those. Do you consider Saskatchewan and specifically Regina as "Western"? That was th...
by boson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1783

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Canadian calls it a tough FJ. Regina is a little obscure already for Americans. Victoria as capital of BC, Edmonton as capital of Alberta are very tempting. I got it, but there is no shame in saying either of those.
by boson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18533

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

NASA is opening this up to tourism at a $35,000 per night rate, travel not included. International Space Station (ISS) https://gizmodo.com/nasa-is-opening-the-iss-to-tourists-but-dont-worry-you-1835334514 Internet is $50 per gigabyte extra Yeah, the travel to get there is the kicker. Tsiolkovsky wa...
by boson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 208
Views: 14734

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I don't know about the NYC pub trivia audition, but I know they'll get some amazing quiz minds at the Vegas audition. Maybe they are coming around to promoting the ratings boost they have when great players are on the show? The business of ratings and the contestant selection priorities are a myster...
by boson
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 275
Views: 6652

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Oh, it felt so good to dredge up the Marquis de Sade out of the back of my brain. I had been all "I know I can get this, let me stew on it" for most of the day when the "Hospital at Charendon" part faintly evoked the movie "Quills", which is about de Sade in a sanitarium (I think, I never saw that ...
by boson
Fri May 31, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia Nationals
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Re: Trivia Nationals

Very tempted. Working out some details - cmp146 and I may go again this year.
by boson
Mon May 27, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 275
Views: 6652

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Sigh, another US holiday that I don't get, where Learned League is unexpectedly off for a day.

Enjoy the Memorial Day long weekend everyone!
by boson
Wed May 22, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 275
Views: 6652

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I got moved vertically (downward) and horizontally, as I move from Midland A to Outback B. Jury is still out if the winner of each Rundle gets a free Blooming Onion. I'm a rookie now and know I'm supposed to stfu, but is there any significance to the "horizontal" placement? A through E, I understan...
by boson
Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 872
Views: 47158

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 7:26 am
triviawayne wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 7:24 am

I can see Disney continuing to make new episodes and put it on the eight O&Os just to retain the property.
There's no way to make the economics work on just the eight O&Os. And that would be a hella expensive way just to maintain the rights.
What is "eight O&Os"?
by boson
Mon May 13, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1645

Re: Monday, May 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had nothing on the final... so with some Wikipedia research I'll help others who were similarly lost: "The Courtship of Myles Standish" is a 1858 poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and was extremely popular in the 19th century. It tells the story of the Mayflower pilgrims - centering on the love ...
by boson
Wed May 08, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18533

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Because Secretariat is also a Triple Crown winner, asking for the holder of the Kentucky Derby record time doesn't produce a new name, but maybe in a TOC they'd ask for the name of the previous record holder: Northern Dancer . FTR, Secretariat holds the record for the fastest time in all three Trip...
by boson
Fri May 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 872
Views: 47158

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats Andy! Well played. I was hoping the string of wheelhouse geography questions could continue - it looked like a straight path to a million. I was stumped on the 100k too. Your +1 argued that fruit flies were used for DNA research, but 1947 is too early for that... I guess other genetic resea...
by boson
Fri May 03, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 872
Views: 47158

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Today is our gracious host's game - best of retro luck Andy/alietr!
by boson
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2865

Re: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:03 pm
A shout out to the powers-that-be: if you ever switch from BC/AD to BCE/CE, I am shutting the TV off forever.
We've switched this board, back on 2014 CE.
by boson
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4305

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mgiusto wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 12:40 am
PS: How can I send a PM to someone? It's sitting in my outbox and never sends. Thanks
A message in the outbox means the recipient didn't read it on the board yet. However, since the board also sends an email with the message, it doesn't mean it wasn't read.
by boson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 568
Views: 86144

Re: J! in the Media

Our own OntarioQuizzer was on CBC radio last night talking about James Holzhauer:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/ho ... -1.5108996
by boson
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 342
Views: 43230

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

triviawayne wrote:
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:40 pm
MOVIES

From 1983-2015, five different actors have played the same character in movies sharing this word in the title.
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