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by boson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 373
Views: 38718

Re: HQ Trivia

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:42 pm
For the benefit of Canadians:

The Canadian version of "Confetti" will debut on Facebook Watch at 5:30 PM Eastern on Monday, October 15.
Oof - that is an awful time. I am typically mid commute or scrambling to feed my kids dinner then.
by boson
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1174

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

I watch Jeopardy the way I watch sports. I root for people I know or who have some connection to me... But largely I root for amazing stuff to happen: I want to be awed by how much stuff the contestants know; by how fast they are on the buzzer. I am impressed with daring bets on daily doubles, and b...
by boson
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 533
Views: 46458

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel Week, Day 2: Physics https://gizmodo.com/donna-strickland-third-woman-to-ever-win-nobel-prize-i-1829450105 Scientists Arthur Ashkin from the U.S.-based Bell Labs, Gérard Mourou from École Polytechnique in France, and Donna Strickland from the University of Waterloo in Canada shared the Nobel ...
by boson
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8585

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Had a long bus ride and hours watching kids at the skating rink this weekend, so I had plenty of time to do the anagrams. I got them all, and was one imperfect money from tying with dozens of others for the win. It was fun, but a few had me pulling my hair out - I had nothing on the Turkmenistan que...
by boson
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8585

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Congrats to the boardie rundle winners (I should research everyone, but I can't today. Please add in yourself or others!): Ontarioquizzer - A Delta Teapot37 - A Piedmont Woof - A Continental You? Brag here! In the boardie rundle Plasticene narrowly beat out teapot37 on match point differential. Than...
by boson
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7125

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I'm guessing the first 8 games will be to decide which 3 teams play in a 2-game final. First 8 games: each team plays round-robin style and has 4 games. That sort of works, but a round-robin tournament for 6 teams in 4 games doesn't work out evenly I don't think. I started doing the math on this, a...
by boson
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7125

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

I never watched David Madden play, so I have trouble handicapping him... However, Brad picked the two professional trivia writers in the field. That looks to be the team to beat to me. Having the best player of all time as the captain helps. Other than that, I can't predict too much without the form...
by boson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony

Congrats to Schliemann and the other TOCers - very impressive all round! Thanks to rjaguar3 and the team - another stellar run of questions.

The SHC is part of my anti-hubris regimen: ten questions a day to combat your ego! Congrats to those who excel - you give me a goal to shoot for.
by boson
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8585

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Brutal day yesterday. I was lucky to get 4 - I said "Milne" for the two-movie Christopher Robin question. I was thinking of A.A. - not his son, so another point proving you should just give the last name if permitted. It wasn't enough though, as my opponent got 5 and correctly knew I would miss the ...
by boson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 146
Views: 5882

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Great job Susannah! I might have tried the 250k question:
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"iso" means same "morph" means shape? That seems pretty close to right. Sad trombone.
Does anyone have a link to today's "B" game? acthomas - great start on yesterday's show! I want to see the end.
by boson
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cheap trivia resources - support charity
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Cheap trivia resources - support charity

I'm a big fan of the "humble bundle", which started out selling independent video games cheaply with the proceeds going to charity. I sometimes buy bundles of e-books from them - where the money can be directed to different charities. This week's bundle is titled "Trivia Champion": https://www.humbl...
by boson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! All Stars First Pick Poll
Replies: 12
Views: 637

Re: Jeopardy! All Stars First Pick Poll

Lots of great players here: Alex, Matt and Ben all could be my first pick... but the decades tournament wasn't that long ago. Gotta go with Roger.
by boson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8585

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Midseason Classic: I got 11 right: somehow I read the "Most german speakers in a city outside Germany" to mean "outside of Europe" and I was completely stumped, but went with a lame guess of Buenos Aires. Why I moneyed it is another question with no good answer. Even if I had all 12 right, I wouldn'...
by boson
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 328
Views: 8585

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Reminder everyone:. The mid-season classic is still live! You have until noon Eastern/9am Pacific to submit. Represent your league!
by boson
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7125

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

If viewership goes up with better players ... everyone loves watching Maseratis. These are likely bad assumptions, and we've had this conversation on this board and its predecessors too many times to count, but the summary goes something like this: Jeopardy! is a quiz show, implying not just quiz b...
by boson
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7125

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

It strikes me as odd that the jeopardy powers that be keep bringing in the same quality of contestants they always have: a couple of really good quizzers per week (or so), and 8 or so people with more average skills. But with the TOC and this tournament they hype the top players. If viewership goes ...
by boson
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy All-Star Games
Replies: 142
Views: 7125

Re: Jeopardy All-Star Games

Yeah, it does sound fun. We'll have to try to get some of these contestants back here to do some trash talking and build a team of fans!

So: Who would you draft first given first pick?

Unlike, say, quiz bowl, you don't need to balance strengths, so you go on straight J prowess.
by boson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 67
Views: 831

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6

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2: utter
4: umber
6: underwater
8:
10: ureter

3: Lopez
6: Margaret
9: magnanimous
12: Milliken
15: Odets
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by boson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5
Replies: 68
Views: 879

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5

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2: united states fish and wildlife service
4: ibis
6: blind
8: ornithology
10:

3: Burr
6: milk
9: Miranda
12:
15:
by boson
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 4
Replies: 70
Views: 899

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 4

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2: The Price is Right
4: Wheel of Fortune
6:
8: $100,000 Pyramid
10:

3: Handel
6:
9:
12: Debussy
15: Copeland