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by Volante
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1010

Re: Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:50 pm
And the Webby goes to...
by Volante
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 1919

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ clue was pretty poor for requiring so many letters. That being said, unfortunately per the rules of the game Wilbur's response is incorrect. It's a title and titles have to be exact. "Gone with the" and "Silence of the" would not be acceptable Oscar winning films. True, but it's not a hard a...
by Volante
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 1919

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Kenny better pop back in and take credit for this one, too! :lol:
Kenny wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:11 pm
Today is the 50th anniversary of the release (or drop, as they say in the music biz) of the Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," June 1, 1967. Not sure how that would come up in a question.
by Volante
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 1919

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought the negbait of the night was "Torah" instead of Pentateuch. I said the latter as well and didn't realize that those first five books could also be called "Torah." Obviously neither did the contestants. I too said Pentateuch. What was the wording of the question again? Used to refer to the...
by Volante
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/13/17 week
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: FJs for the 11/13/17 week

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:18 am
I missed solar wind, but voted incorrectly as I thought it was the Van Allen clue. I don't know how to unvote.
Uncheck the box and resubmit.
by Volante
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1410

Re: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wheatley wrote:
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:11 pm
I was clueless on FJ - am I to assume that 9 times out of 10, "Albanian" is a TOM for Mother Teresa? Not that I'm complaing, quite the opposite I'm happy if this is so because it means I'll get it every time they use it in the future.
More like 49/50. The last 2% I'd split between Zog and Hoxha.
by Volante
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 3041

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For "hero sandwich"/"ham sandwich", do you accept "hoagie sandwich"? I would, but I'm a little biased -- that was my response. No question - if hero is the expected answer hoagie's correct too. I said "ham" and was a little unsure they'd take the neg back since you can see 2 kinds of meat in the sa...
by Volante
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 3041

Re: Friday, November 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For "hero sandwich"/"ham sandwich", do you accept "hoagie sandwich"? I would, but I'm a little biased -- that was my response. No question - if hero is the expected answer hoagie's correct too. I said "ham" and was a little unsure they'd take the neg back since you can see 2 kinds of meat in the sa...
by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:25 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]

Barring endgame scenarios, if a contestant is 50%+ sure of their answer, shouldn't they ring in? If you get it right, you win the clue value. Get it wrong and you lose the value. So a 50/50 guess has an expected value of zero. Half the time you win, half you lose. Averaged out, that's zero. But you...
by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/13/17 week
Replies: 22
Views: 526

Re: FJs for the 11/13/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(
by Volante
Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]
Replies: 27
Views: 526

Re: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]

Only got Astley, but I have heard Tainted Love. The other three all drew a complete blank.
by Volante
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:47 pm
reddpen wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:05 am
Tied some guy named SterlacciJ tonight. Damn, no BWA for Q6, the European stock exchange.
SpoilerShow
BeNeFr
This is amazing. Slow clap.
Now it just seems like piggybacking...this was my WAG:
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BeNePax
by Volante
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 578
Views: 36419

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Cause J! asks about these things:

Serena Williams (duh) marries Alexis Ohanian (Reddit cofounder) in New Orleans.
To maybe help remember, Serena's daughter (born ~3 months ago) is named Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr.
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:36 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]

LeFlaneur wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:37 pm
For FJ I answered " smart phone. "I gotta know, what do y'all think? Acceptable or not?
Blackberries were out before 2007. I acknowledge both legitimate and sarcastic replies questioning how smart they really were, but they qualify.
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 578
Views: 36419

Re: 2017 Current Events Study Guide

Leonardo da Vinci - Salvator Mundi sells for $400m, shattering auction record Actually $450m And possibly not even a Leonardo... MLB awards: AL RotY (poster's privilege, don't care!) - Aaron Judge, Yankees. NL RotY - Cody Bellinger, Dodgers Both unanimous. AL Cy Young - Corey Kluber, Indians, 2nd. ...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 197
Views: 3470

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD3)

:( This was a major facepalm moment, as I play… a lot of cards. I've never heard of the dead hand being called a kitty before, so that threw me off. Oh well. I've never heard of the kitty being called a dead hand before. :cry: I thought of kitty, but didn't think it was right from the description a...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3252
Views: 288979

Re: Reretaken Down

Tried Firefox 57 for most of yesterday and all of today. Did not care for it. Used System Restore to roll myself back to 56. (Firefox, in typical arrogant software fashion, does not provide a rollback option because who would want to do that? Are you against progress or something?) I might try agai...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:02 pm
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]

And to paraphrase a statement from KJ's "Brainiac" -- Not counting TOCs and special invitations, every Jeopardy! player leaves with the same regular-game record -- each has exactly one loss in regular game play. Well, after they removed the five game cap... Most of those undefeated 5 days were brou...
by Volante
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:42 pm
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]

AFRET CMS wrote:
Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:10 pm
And to paraphrase a statement from KJ's "Brainiac" -- Not counting TOCs and special invitations, every Jeopardy! player leaves with the same regular-game record -- each has exactly one loss in regular game play.
Well, after they removed the five game cap...
by Volante
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:18 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]

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Did anyone else say "signature" for the "watermark" clue? Signature was my first instinct, but I don't remember enough about the exact wording to know if it would have been accepted or not.
Category was "Compound Words", so no.