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by boson
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2093
Views: 214140

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: 2093
Views: 214140

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: 264
Views: 16558

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: 2093
Views: 214140

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...
by boson
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1234

Re: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jack solved the clue for the win although I got a chuckle out of him making it one word to have me picturing TR playing in the CFL. You beat me to it. Daniel and Ashley gave us the Ottawa spelling, while Jack favored us with the Saskatchewan version. It's a good thing the clue specified "alliterati...
by boson
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2093
Views: 214140

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

klakins wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 am
I took the online test for the first time on March 7th. I got an email about 10:30 last night inviting me to the New York City audition on April 25th. Looking forward to the experience!
Awesome! Congratulations on the audition. May the odds be ever in your favour.
by boson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Congratulations to Vermonter who cracked the code and came up with a 'very best wrong answer' for this season. '8 simple rules for burning my heretic daughter' placed third in voting. I'd watch that 1490's sitcom. I voted for it to place, but my winner was the perfect clerihew about clerihews from t...
by boson
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Congrats to MillerC37 aka teapot37 for his win of the boardie private 'Rundle in the jundle' and thanks again to BigDaddyMatty for organizing the league. It was a challenging rundle: qpct around .670 puts it as a top-B/low A rundle. I think we need to introduce a mandatory trash talk/congratulatory ...
by boson
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 255
Views: 13826

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

We don't need any of this crap now if we would get over the paranoia surrounding fission power plants. A pellet the size of an eraser replaces a ton of coal. We can burn rocks for 200 years and by then should have a handle on fusion. After Fukushima Daichi it’s a tad disingenuous to dismiss fears a...
by boson
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks! Yeah I guess I've also been following this thread for the past few weeks, and I have ...
by boson
Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I would love to know how cloaca hit 44% (didn't get it; NHOI) and Bay City Rollers got 50% (got it). I thought both were highly obscure. Once you hear the word cloaca, and learn its kinda gross purpose, it is hard to unlearn it. The video someone posted to th LL message board has further cemented i...
by boson
Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1607

Re: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is exhibit 1 where sometimes the leader should wager to tie an all-in wager from 2nd place.
by boson
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 264
Views: 16558

Re: HQ Trivia

This past Sunday's $25,000, "keep playing until we have exactly one winner" game had two players left after 26 questions. No one got Q27 right, and only one of them even guessed (so the $25,000 rolls over to make next Sunday's prize $50,000)! As it turns out, one player was kicked out before he cou...
by boson
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I wanted to guess the actress who starred in 'Boys dont' t cry' and 'Million dollar baby', but wracked my brain for hours and couldn't come up with her name. Audrey Hepburn had 1 win and a bunch of nominations - my best guess when that didn't come. My worst LL league day in several years. I only got...
by boson
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

I truly have no idea what's considered good, bad, or great in terms of number correct, so any thoughts? I'm used to quiz bowl, which is a wholly different format. Also, does anybody have any idea what the criteria are to "pass," and how long it takes for J! to let you know (on average)? Sorry about...
by boson
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

46

Missed:
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scruff, John Green, Clarence Thomas, Manzanar. I'm counting homonym for homophone after looking it up.
by boson
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I'm disappointed not to get credit for 'sigma' instead of 'six sigma'. I knew the answer, I just thought he was looking for the statistical symbol.
by boson
Wed Mar 14, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 298
Views: 45842

Re: J! in the Media

A preview of today's categories from the Jeopardy twitter:

by boson
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 264
Views: 16558

Re: HQ Trivia

It looks like The Q is making a big change: players who have been eliminated can continue answering questions, their performance will be logged over the course of each month, and those with the best records at the end of the month will earn cash prizes. If I understand it correctly, the best perfor...
by boson
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I had two RTFQ moments in yesterday's match. I actually did read the whole question about the card game, but then in looking over it again I completely forgot about the dance portion of the question in light of recalling euchre as the one card game I knew that removed a significant number of cards ...