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by John Boy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1026

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tricky one. Was tempted to say "La Marsellaise" but thought that would be too easy. Took a closer look and just so happened to recognize the Routhier name. I thought it would be too easy as well. And still took the negbait like a starving mackerel. Jeesh. Meanwhile, it certainly didn't take long in...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 97
Views: 10643

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I am now five weeks into taking chemo infusions for pancreatic cancer, and I can offer this perspective: Alex Trebek is a remarkable incredible trooper for being able to continue to host Jeopardy to the high standard that he sets.  Chemo really does take it out of you.  I am on a two week cycle for...
by John Boy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Dickens for lack of anything better (never mind that he had been dead for 30 years at that point :? ). Can someone walk me through the thinking that leads to Tolstoy? Or is it as simple as patriarch = Tolstoy? Unsure about his dates, I also said Dickens. I wonder if there was any particul...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 13
Views: 1496

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

I predict the ToC will present several clues that leave me standing dumbstruck and open-mouth and wondering WTF???

…..just like my ordinary daily life.
by John Boy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: The good news: I get to start the new season with a Perfecto FJ week! The bad news: once again, the clue about a kids' book keeps me from having a Superfecto Week. Dang kids! Get off my lawn and out of my J! game!
by John Boy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: regular-season earnings board (SPOILERS)

(Jason) seems to be getting stronger as he goes along. He's in the top 10 all-time in regular-season earnings and is picking up speed. If he gets past #7 on the list he has a long way to go to reach #6, so it will be an interesting time to keep watching. "a long way to go"; You mean like, next week...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jason has turned into a bona fide buzzsaw. Couldn't happen to a nicer guy. I think that pretty well sums up my reaction to the guy. We don't often see contestants who are both, and watching him is a great pleasure. On this FJ I immediately started thinking of early presidents, when it seemed everyo...
by John Boy
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1404

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Blasted country music category was ridiculously easy, even at the maximum dollar amount. I think that's the thing whenever they have a celebrity doing the clue. They want to make sure the celebrity doesn't spill the beans about whatever the clue is, so it's always something that is ridiculously obv...
by John Boy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Really powerful, overwhelming win by Jason. Very impressive. I had trouble in the first round, including forgetting the category in the first DJ and completely whiffing. Managed to get LT on Cuzco, Cossacks, and gigue. And very much surprised myself by getting a Children's Lit FJ to stay perfect for...
by John Boy
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With his 9th win and $233,243, Jason vaults from 46th to 34th place on the all-time leaderboard. Full top 100 list here: https://www.reddit.com/r/Jeopardy/comments/cjw6d8/top_100_alltime_winners_of_the_trebek_era_as_of/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share That list includes tournament winnings,...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2374

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the consensus seems to be this was not one of the better FJ clues we've seen. The whole Goliath thing hardly even qualifies as a TOM because it's so obvious. This one was more arcane fact recall. You're probably right, along with those predicting a very low get rate for this clue on the wee...
by John Boy
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2374

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Welcome back, boys and girls, from your summer vacations. Now everybody write a 500-word essay on what you did all summer. Meanwhile, back in Culver City, I know it's only the first game of the new season, but I nominate Holly already to take the season trophy for the absolutely best incorrect FJ re...
by John Boy
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH's FJ! analysis
Replies: 14
Views: 1145

Re: TPH's FJ! analysis

I know you try. God knows you try. But if you seriously missed that many clues, and added "NHOI" that many times, I seriously have to wonder how in the hell you passed the contestant quiz. No offense dude, but as often as you tell this board you "NHO" things that the great majority of us have in out...
by John Boy
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?
Replies: 16
Views: 1690

Re: Holzhauer betting for 2nd in the TOC to make more money?

Just when I thought I'd seen every last crazy damned conspiracy theory.... :roll:
by John Boy
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3240

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope he'll come back strong and willing to try and implement his strategies! Not trying to diminish JH's approach, but it isn't viable for most contestants. JZ deserves credit for controlled aggressive play. Can't wait for Season 36, where we'll inevitably see many contestants attempting to imita...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3240

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you don't know the right answer, at least one in the right neighborhood isn't that bad. At least Lusitania was a noteworthy ship of the same era, though for being sunk, not picking up survivors. I'm guessing Maggie got a bit confused and was conflating Andrea Doria with Enola Gay, yes? The misspe...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2599

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mahatma wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:15 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:57 am
My whine is the ubiquitous presence of boomer music and culture in every public space. If it was a retro thing that would be fine, but it HAS NEVER GONE AWAY! 0
If you're hearing boomer music everywhere you go, maybe try riding in different elevators.
by John Boy
Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2599

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I guess we had to see it one more time before season's end: a dumbass all-in wager from third place loses a game she could have won. And surely you know an all-in bet from the leader is never, ever gonna happen. If you are in 2nd place in this game, what would you wager? Then perhaps re-think...
by John Boy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2599

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was an instaget for me, but the Eagles are my favorite band. Hotel the song I think has been discussed pretty widely as being about fame and the Hollywood scene, but I understand why this will probably poll low, and am not sure if there was another intended way to tease this out without just o...
by John Boy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2030

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Ditto all the above. All best wishes and sincere prayers for your health.