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by boson
Sun May 19, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 808
Views: 41151

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: 1318

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: 271
Views: 13907

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: 808
Views: 41151

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: 808
Views: 41151

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: 2566

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: 3790

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: 484
Views: 78874

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: 323
Views: 41244

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.
SpoilerShow
batman
by boson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 808
Views: 41151

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:33 pm
Alas, the indicators that this is the end for the show are becoming more evident.
Please tell - I haven't been able to watch recently. Why do you think it is the end?
by boson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3606
Views: 371545

Re: Reretaken Down

alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:12 pm
Our doorbell camera caught a meteor last night that tracked off the coast of New Jersey:

https://video.nest.com/clip/e01cab736c4 ... 761b2c.mp4
That's awesome! Now I want one of those cameras - but for astronomy, not the doorbell.
by boson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4598

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope they do another UToC-type tournament again. It would be great to watch James go against the likes of Ken Jennings, Brad Rutter, and Roger Craig. Whenever his run ends, that is. Probably in 2025 or so. Fortunately for us Sony is probably wellll ahead of us in contriving an opportunity to brin...
by boson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 3598

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
100 miles*100 miles =10,000 square miles.
by boson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4598

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did they say plutonium was named after a Greek God? Isn't Pluto the Roman version of Hades?
by boson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4598

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Amazing. It doesn't even seem like the same game. Like the doped up Lance Armstrong vs the tour de France 20 years ago. Lkke Usain Bolt vs a high school sprinter. Like Ken Jennings in dominance. So he's 9 of 10 in finals. What records are we looking for in final J? What is the record for most correc...
by boson
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 13471

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

Buzzing speed matters. In every game so far, there’s one player who barely buzzes in, and I doubt it’s because they don’t know the answers. Of course buzzing speed matters greatly, but I think James also knows a bit more of the material than the average contestant. This reminds me of triviawayne's ...
by boson
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 8636

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

Passed the test every time since the online version began - with a break for the 1~2 years where Canadians were discouraged from entering. My only audition in that span was in 2008. My wife cmp146 on this board got 3 auditions starting at the same time, and got on the show in 2015 from her last one....
by boson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4707

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Somehow he seemed to put the buzzer down for extended stretches, and still had almost 30k Coryat and the second highest score alltime. Amazing.
by boson
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2436

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

44 tonight (41 and 43 for real)

Misses:
SpoilerShow
franken for franzen
citadel (blank)
schumer for Aidy Bryant
Dostoyevski for Tolstoy
mangled NOAA and typed NAOA
Captain Phillips for Private Ryan (duh, it said captain miller in the question)