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by John Boy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1147

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Volante wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 10:35 pm
I tried spending the whole time coming up with Ithaca. Can't imagine I would've ever made it to the horse.
And I thought I was the only one.
by John Boy
Thu May 17, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2160
Views: 224971

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Thank you all for your kind words.

I appreciate it.
by John Boy
Thu May 17, 2018 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2160
Views: 224971

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

See you in Cleveland! Got an invite for June 28. Just got my invitation for Cleveland, also June 28!!! My last audition was 2006, the first year of the online quiz era. I've taken every online contestant quiz in the past decade and passed most of them without a nibble. My wife and I are so stoked a...
by John Boy
Tue May 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/7/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 578

Re: FJs for the 5/7/18 week

:cry: :D :D :cry: :D

3-for 5, for the 4th time in the last 5 weeks. I sense a very mediocre pattern here.

Blah
by John Boy
Tue May 15, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1034

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Scott's wagering mistake was serious, but Erika's was fatal. Erika was in a very straightforward four-fifths scenario and should have won on the double stumper, but she apparently had not done any studying on wagering. ...deep sigh....And another game lost because of a contestant knowing nothing ab...
by John Boy
Sat May 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1268

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy". I'm not a huge fan of it; it's almost pure YEKIOYD. I did get it, but I prefer to have to think about it. As Davey said, n...
by John Boy
Sat May 12, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1268

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy". I'm not a huge fan of it; it's almost pure YEKIOYD. I did get it, but I prefer to have to think about it. As Davey said, n...
by John Boy
Fri May 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1000

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

IronNeck wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 10:40 pm
A lot of easy Triple Stumpers this game, probably as many as we had in the first three games this week combined.
Amen. LT on nose, asbestos, Eddie Rickenbacker, Golden Triangle, cello, Stonewall (Jackson) AND McGuffey.
by John Boy
Fri May 11, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1000

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 8:39 pm
I couldn't think of anything better than Erma Bombeck, and I was pretty sure she was long dead.
I was pretty sure also she has been gone much longer than that, but she was also all I could come up with. At least we remember the dear lady.
by John Boy
Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1000

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is it just me or have the FJs this tournament been extra tough? They have been for me, but who knows if that's just a run of categories bad for me. Monday: Fargo was absolutely ungettable. Tuesday: Globe Theater was a lucky get. Wednesday: William Tell was right up my alley, but I know opera is, uh...
by John Boy
Thu May 10, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1220

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The old joke used to be that a highbrow is someone who could listen to "William Tell" and NOT think of The Lone Ranger. And of course a generation of kids grew up associating that "galop" with the galloping Silver in the opening credits to the old TV show. This was an easy-peasy get for the old guy....
by John Boy
Wed May 09, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1165

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What would have been built with a thatched roof? Famously destroyed in a fire and rebuilt? Likely not used anymore for much besides being a novelty landmark? Got it. Exactly my line of reasoning. I blinked hard at first, then put the pieces together. To me this was the 180-degree opposite of Monday...
by John Boy
Wed May 09, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2160
Views: 224971

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Was choosing a preferred audition city mandatory when registering? I don't recall. There was something weird about the audition city selection this go-round, but it was there It wasn't originally. I had to go back in and make a choice. I somehow registered without a selection at first. When I logge...
by John Boy
Fri May 04, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 2039

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

All three players should duck if around others when this $800 clue in LAKES & RIVERS goes TS: Greg Lake was the middleman for these prog rock legends I hate clues like this that specify subtypes of a cultural genre, esp. a genre that I know nothing about anyway. If I don't know anything about rock ...
by John Boy
Fri May 04, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 2039

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The only way I would have had a chance at FJ is if I had approached it by thinking of films that are often ranked as the greatest of all time. My path was by thinking of famous events that occurred around November 10, so there was no hope for me. Yeah, but nothing in the clue mentioned one of the "...
by John Boy
Thu May 03, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1788

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Today's Jeopardy! Page-a-Day calendar: Category - Alexander Hamilton Answer - Hamilton thwarted the ambitions of this longtime enemy several times; Enough was enough on July 11, 1804 A day late for me to get Wednesday's FJ... ...wondered if anyone else noticed this. Must be a truly fluky coincidenc...
by John Boy
Wed May 02, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1929

Re: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And this is why you can never tell the true talent of a contestant after one game. Bad wagering from both first and third. If Osman is not going to cover 2nd, then bet just enough to cover 3rd. This would have won. In the end, the lone savvy wager makes all the difference. This. With all the posts ...
by John Boy
Wed May 02, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1929

Re: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

55 = LV, I'm thinking "Levi's"? Correct answer Louis Vuitton. I feel stupid now for missing an easy answer. I thought Osman was going to go on a nice streak. How long has it been since a champion won consecutive games? My wife also guessed Levis. Shows you're thinking in the right ballpark, but Lev...
by John Boy
Wed May 02, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1929

Re: Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

LV fashion designer = Louis Vuitton. Not too bad. I pretty much wrote off this FJ when I saw the category. Anything to do with fashion is, for me, in pretty much the same black hole as pop music. When I read the clue I was pleasantly surprised. No, make that astonishingly pleased. 55 in Roman numer...
by John Boy
Tue May 01, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1572

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Final thought on this game: The cartoon category just kicked my butt. At least I've heard of King of the Hill, but couldn't dredge it up in time during this game. The other 4 were pure stand-and-stares that made me wonder what the hey they were even talking about. Cartoons sure have changed since th...