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by boson
Sat May 19, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 545

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

I got plumbum for lead and lumbar for part of the back, but didn't know plumbago. Plumbar ain't right.
by boson
Sat May 19, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's like Claire wasn't even playing to win the tournament. That's the impression I gathered, too. Claire's two DD wagers seemed to indicate that she was only battling for 2nd. First DD was either a $5 bet if she had low confidence in the category or all-in otherwise, and the second DD was a mandat...
by boson
Tue May 15, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

earendel wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 10:32 am
:( Nothing in my inbox or spam filter for Cleveland.
Me neither...
by boson
Sat May 12, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 804

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results

dinghammer wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 7:08 pm
Seems like getting FJ right really is the optimal strategy.
Nah - a lock game so FJ doesn't matter is always the best strategy.
by boson
Fri May 11, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3401
Views: 312150

Re: Reretaken Down

But yet, you're disagreeing with Netanyahu and Mossad. Do you think you know more than them? Or do you think they're evil Jewish liars? Oh, nice loaded question. While you're at it, why not ask when I stopped beating my wife? Nice try at evasion, but it's not a loaded question. You either think Net...
by boson
Thu May 10, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1032

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:39 pm
I couldn't think of anything better than Erma Bombeck, and I was pretty sure she was long dead.
I said the same thing. I blame crossword puzzle constructors for using ERMA and NORA far too often.
by boson
Mon May 07, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Is there any confirmation for Atlanta? May 13 sounds very unlikely; it's Mother's Day. Maybe just a typo? Even an ordinary Sunday would seem unlikely. I was just quoting from this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/8fbkqj/i_have_an_audition_for_jeopardy/ . Seems as reliable as any o...
by boson
Sun May 06, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16372

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

How he, and the hosting company, don't have multiple redundant backups is a mystery to me. This is Thorsten's livelihood, and hard drive failures shouldn't threaten that.
by boson
Tue May 01, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Is there any confirmation for Atlanta? May 13 sounds very unlikely; it's Mother's Day. Maybe just a typo? Even an ordinary Sunday would seem unlikely. I was just quoting from this thread: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/8fbkqj/i_have_an_audition_for_jeopardy/ . Seems as reliable as any o...
by boson
Tue May 01, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16372

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

One of these days, I'll spend a weekend on the Pen and Paper Math one-day rather than doing it while sleepy on Sunday night and finishing over coffee on Monday morning. As it is, I wasn't too displeased with 8/12 and a 75th percentile finish. Awesome. I spent a couple of hours on it while procrasti...
by boson
Tue May 01, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

triviawayne wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 7:22 am
Here is what we have for a schedule so far, I'm sure they are in each location for more than one day, but this gives us an idea of their path. If there are more we know of, please add:

4/25 - NYC
5/17 - Tampa
5/31 - NYC
6/9 - New Orleans (Teen)
As mentioned above -
5/13-15 Atlanta
by boson
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 320
Views: 21541

Re: HQ Trivia

With inspiration from dhkendall, cmp146 and I did HQ together tonight. We both got to question 12: (paraphrasing) Which 1990s talk show hosted by these celebrities lasted the shortest time? a) Magic Johnson b) Chevy Chase c) Pat Sajak Neither of us had a clue so we hedged our bets and picked two dif...
by boson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: TCONA 8

Thanks all - I don't want to be a doubter - I believe it will happen and we're planning on going. But triviawayne did say "all worries have been proven for naught"... I don't see the proof, just some people in good faith planning to go.

We'll look into booking tickets over the next few days.
by boson
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: TCONA 8

triviawayne wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:15 pm
it is happening, there will be a full schedule, all worries have been proven for naught--see you there!
Thanks - though I still see no schedule or much other indication of life. How can you reassure me and others who might want to sign up?
by boson
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 7
Views: 423

TCONA 8

The Trivia Conference of North America (note the name change) http://qnatrivia.com/trivia-championships-of-north-america/ is slated to take place in Las Vegas August 3-5. I know many boardies have attended in the past and spoken highly of it. This year the organization seems a little slow - does any...
by boson
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 320
Views: 21541

Re: HQ Trivia

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:25 pm
Strange, for me, there's nothing in the upper left corner of the screen. Oh well.
Me neither - and I just updated my Android app. Maybe just for Iphone?
by boson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

You didn't say how you did, so, how did you do? It's not like he won a ToC or anything ... I don't know this guy from his nom de board. Who we talking about? http://j-archive.com/search.php?search=fireantsdefense&submit=Search You can search on j-archive for the jboard-name of most contestants. I d...
by boson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Impressive time, morbeedo! I don't run, but I have friends who have run multiple marathons. I don't think Boston was in the cards for them this year, though. To stick with the topic: Have there been invitations to other cities than New York yet? There are people on reddit/r/jeopardy mentioning audi...
by boson
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 320
Views: 21541

Re: HQ Trivia

I like seeing how the HQ writing tries to screw up bots. Usually they have tacit, necessary layers of knowledge between the question and the answers. Today there was a good example of this: "The world's largest living single-stem tree is named for a soldier who fought where?" with Battle of Shiloh,...
by boson
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226338

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

After ten years, I'm going swimming again! New York on April 24! Huzzah! Congrats! Best of luck with the audition. I think you and I both auditioned in Toronto in 2008, so I hope your latest audition is a good omen for me. My two auditions have been in 1998 and 2008, so I could use the every-ten-ye...