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by John Boy
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1275

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hmm. This was an instaget for me. Pretty sure Sax was Belgian and not German or French. This may be a pretty obscure little fact but not of "Liederkranz" proportions. I had heard of the man and his instrument (probably because I've read a lot about music in Europe and in that era) so this was an in...
by John Boy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1157

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I joined Mark in a panicked race around the map Same story for me. Ain't gettin' this one unless I hit a lucky dart. There's obviously not enough time to run through 30+ States in 30 seconds, so for that, I think the clue stinks. There wasn't any T-O-M in it either, that I could see. I'm pretty ama...
by John Boy
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1066

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At least I had a baseball novel for FJ, but my guess was Eight Men Out . Now THAT is not a bad miss. If I had thought of EMO I might have gone that way as well. But "say it ain't so" leads to baseball/black sox, and Roy (not Joe) leads to Hobbs, leads to The Natural. Yeah, too bad for Sam, not know...
by John Boy
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1060

Re: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good to see three evenly matched contestants all do well enough to go into FJ over $10K. LT: pneumonic, crawdad, Henry Clay, Adirondacks. And instaget FJ. I was reminded in this game of the old joke (yeah, pretty much everything reminds me of an old joke): Why were all the other dinosaurs unable to ...
by John Boy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1169

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was it just me or was this an unusually easy set of boards? I got 45-0 of the 60 clues (quite high for me) plus a Coryat over $40K, plus instaget FJ. LT: Underwood (deviled ham), Luther Burbank, lymph, Count of Monte Cristo, Maude (really? Maude, a TS? Has that much time passed?) Once again Conor ha...
by John Boy
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try
Replies: 8
Views: 991

Re: This Is an Extreme Longshot But Worth a Try

Amen. Signed and shared.

Thank you.
by John Boy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1234

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't expect Dana to go on a long streak of wins, but sorry to see her go. She went out the same way she always played, solid, and ending with another perfect FJ wager. And that's the same way Conor came in. His $400 may have seemed too small, and I imagine friends at his watch party will ask him w...
by John Boy
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1234

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:31 pm
I normally don't pay attention to the contestant interviews, but Josh's last words are particularly haunting given recent events. :shock:
Instaget FJ. I guess it does help to be of a certain age. :geek:
Yeah, that has to come in handy some times. Uh, doesn't it?
by John Boy
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1279

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dana's game-2 win via savvy wagering enabled her to play game 3 and double her winnings. You go, girl!!! Meanwhile, my dad the physics/chemistry teacher would be so proud that even his son who did not follow his footsteps into the sciences was able to pick up the LT on cesium. I'm watching games fro...
by John Boy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1574

Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was intrigued by the "Selkirk-Robinson Crusoe" clue (another TS). In a J! contestant quiz a few years ago they gave us a similar clue, asking which fictional character was based on the real-life shipwreck of Selkirk. I got this one immediately, largely from having learned it from that quiz. Ran th...
by John Boy
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 69
Views: 4734

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Amen to all of the above. This is the saddest thing I've heard in a long time. Prayers for Alex and his family, and I hope he feels the strength that is going his way from millions of us who love him.
by John Boy
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3208

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Buzzer race? Uh, yeah. Looked as if Monica was going to break her wrist trying to buzz in some times. Disappointing to me to see it come down to that, but I'm not sure what clues they would have to put up there to differentiate among all these contestants and their collected brain power. Got my only...
by John Boy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2400

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was amused by the discussion of the "opening collage." Every time I see that thing I crack up. I mean, let's face it, this tournament features 18 UBER-NERDS!!! And I say that with all the fondness in the world, because I have been a nerd since before the word was invented and I embrace my nerdines...
by John Boy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2400

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

boson wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:58 pm
I wonder how the producers ensure the teams are all working fairly and individually without collusion? During regular play, the producers are quite scrupulous to avoid opponents who know each other.
NO COLLUSION!!!!!
by John Boy
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2400

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 8:15 pm
Austin Powers wrote:
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:39 pm
The questions are too easy. It’s a buzzer race and honestly it’s not great viewing for that reason
you think? i might have got the least correct of any jeopardy episode in recent memory
Consider the source. Austin Powers (the boardie, not the movie character) is no mere mortal.
by John Boy
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3494

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

weird...triple stumper and this was an instaget for me....also marking the 1st final jeopardy solve during this tournament for me Also instaget here. I thought of Eisenhower immediately and had 1952 written down before he finished reading the clue, then spent 30 seconds trying to figure out how it ...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1840

Re: Monday, February 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There seems to be a fair bit of interest in this tournament from board regulars. If so, good on you. Me? After 50 years of watching J!, I've become accustomed to a particular rhythm: intro, J! round, commercial break, interview, J! round (2), commercial break, DJ! round, commercial break, FJ!, end o...
by John Boy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2509

Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

what a waste of en episode...too much jibber jabbering...did they really need to go to a break, come back and interview and then go to another break? about as bad as an american football game...pure dull crap without much action Pretty much my impression as well. One third of an episode playing J! ...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1826

Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else read the FJ clue, come up with the tune "London Bridge is falling down," and then start mentally humming/singing it to recall the last line? Yeah, for sure. OK, I use memory devices when needed. But I still thought this was a very nice FJ clue: not a softball, and not a Liederkranz. Nice...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 92
Views: 3269

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

I can only hope I do as well as I've done the past few years, but also get through the random selection afterward for the auditions. My luck, however, is abysmal. I'm curious to compare. Between 2009 and 2017, inclusive, I passed a J! online contestant quiz seven times without getting an invitation...