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by boson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 578
Views: 36419

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

alietr wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:13 am
Teen heartthrob David Cassidy of The Partridge Family dies at 67.
He was the stepson of his mother on the show - Shirley Jones. His half-brother Shaun Cassidy was a heartthrob about 5 years later on the tv show The Hardy Boys.
by boson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

So LL going on hiatus is annoying, but going on hiatus for a holiday I don't get to celebrate is beyond annoying. Sigh.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
by boson
Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Everyone in A Magnolia got Paradise Papers - a real outlier on a question with a 56% get rate.

I expect an audit soon, and now I worry most of my opponents are Russian oligarchs.
by boson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 2594

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was not the best game of any of the finalists. I was in shouting distance of beating their combined Coryat, which I don't think represents what I would expect from them. Nerves must be a big factor. Alan didn't dominate the buzzer quite as much as his previous matches... until he was behind at ...
by boson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2006

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just one of those quick calculations that nobody takes the time to work out. There is no clock ticking, but there a some pressure to be felt not to take as much time as you think you might need. In the promo video on Facebook for the finals here they show the full (sped up) time Alan took for the c...
by boson
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

cf1140 wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:28 am
I'm surprised the Jeanette Rankin question polled so low.
It is now over 10% non-americans in LL, where it must be a vanishingly small number who got it. I lived in the us for 7 years, and have been playing us-centric trivia for decades, and had no hope on that one.
by boson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 3118

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've got to say it warms my heart to see a slew of Jeopardy alumni band up to defend Lisa from naysayers on Twitter right now. It looks like they really are a close knit circle, one that I hope to have the privilege of joining one day. I don’t do Twitter. Are people bashing her for losing so badly?...
by boson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 52
Views: 2296

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

I’m assuming this is a different Matt Bruce though. It is the same Matt Bruce. alt.college.college-bowl was destroyed by trolls following him across the internet. It was really nasty, and I probably shouldn't have brought it up, since it became hateful and unfunny fairly quickly, but I hadn't thoug...
by boson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2853

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:34 am
boson wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 am
Lilly's few negs (DD and "Lost Things") kept her from being in contention (though of course the missed final made those moot).
"Lost things" was a correct response by Lilly.
Oops. Thanks for the correction. I was looking at the game progress graph and missed which question was which.
by boson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 52
Views: 2296

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

His friend's name was Matt Bruce. Meow Please stop. Cease and desist. ;) Sigh, I must be a professor/dad because I can't let an inside joke sit and be mildly amusing without explaining it too much. For some of the dark history of the internet and Matt Bruce's place in it, read on: https://motherboa...
by boson
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2853

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I was one of the contestants yesterday, and the FJ category of "Vice Presidents" came up, I would likely have an involuntary gasp and freak-out. This is likely my least favourite category, and the one where my opponents would have the largest advantage over me. Why Americans like knowing facts ab...
by boson
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2853

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In that Franciscan category, how are you supposed to get Grey? The only thing I can think of is by knowing that Greyfriars is a thing. But other than that, I don't see anything in the clue that helps. Hey Bobby-- From the habits they once wore, a Franciscan order of Britain & Ireland is known as th...
by boson
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 52
Views: 2296

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:24 pm
His friend's name was Matt Bruce.
Meow
by boson
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall up with our Llama dead.
by boson
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 21455

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I somehow got all confused in the fully palindromic 1DS and was convinced that I needed an "s" in two clues and answered s"trap" and s"irene". I guess I figured the s was needed from somewhere else and got confused. Except for that I would have had 12 correct. Fortunately my moneying wasn't great an...
by boson
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2218

Re: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thanks to the Only Connect Facebook group for listing 4 countries wholly below the tropic of Capricorn this week (Uruguay, New Zealand, Swaziland, Lesotho from what I recall). I guessed luckily to get Lesotho over Swaziland. This was well played game overall - all three with deep gets. I bet the spi...
by boson
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 2492

Re: Monday, November 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good match! Pranjal and Buzzy are formidable, and Hunter could have stayed with them but for that DD miss. It seemed like there was an edit after Buzzy's Ford Fusion miss, which might explain why there was no rebound on the relatively easy question. Buzzy was pretty weak on the backing bands for a m...
by boson
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 141
Views: 7197

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't even know Millionaire showed on here, but I was home early this afternoon and checked it out (Vancouver Global at 2:30pm EDT, for the record).
SpoilerShow
That math answer was a thing of beauty.
Raj is looking good!
by boson
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1468

Re: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm kind of glad the contestants missed O'Leary.

I am beyond glad that the Conservative party of Canada didn't pick O'Leary as their leader.
by boson
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1537

Re: Friday, October 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:11 pm
My sympathies to anyone who got to the capital city and then failed to know the corresponding country.
Thanks... Sigh.