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by sims
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 365 - clt013 (Q1-Q13 revealed)
Replies: 34
Views: 1068

Re: TD 365 - clt013 (Q1-Q7 revealed)

Even getting that wrong answer I'm not doing too bad!

And I'm super annoyed because I live in TN (the "only reason I won my game", no I won't let that go) and have driven between there and LA many many times. I assumed 59 had to end in TN even though it isn't the road I start on, I guess?
by sims
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 72
Views: 2047

Re: TD 364 - 2017 in Review - FINAL STANDINGS

Man, I started out so strong...

I did really like how you jazzed up the standings and the race to the top with a narrative.
by sims
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2312

Re: TD 363 - Q7 RESULTS POSTED

I thought everyone would choose Krampus. I'm so bad at these.
by sims
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 363 - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 80
Views: 2312

Re: TD 363 - Q5 RESULTS POSTED

I guess I should have gone with Austin on #5.
by sims
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 3488

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

I know that sometimes there's an answer in your head you don't know why you know it, but you think you do and if you overthink that and don't buzz in right away you might be too late. But I didn't buzz in on anything except for stuff I wasn't like 90%+ sure about, except for the one time when I was...
by sims
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 3488

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

One thing I've noticed about Buzzy (and this is from only seeing his ToC matches, not his regular ones) is that he seems unafraid to neg. Which is a great strategy in quiz bowl, and less good in J! It's probably why I did much better at J! than I ever did at QB. Barring endgame scenarios, if a cont...
by sims
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 3488

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

Buzzy seemed to be getting an unusual number of responses wrong, costing him a bit. (Went back and counted - Buzzy was first to ring in on 12 clues, Alan 13, Austin 18. Slight advantage to Austin, but pretty even.) One thing I've noticed about Buzzy (and this is from only seeing his ToC matches, no...
by sims
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 359 - Remix (Final results)
Replies: 27
Views: 1316

Re: TD 359 - Remix (Q1 - Q8 revealed)

Dang! I thought Sister Sister would not be that popular! And I didn't go with Sirhan Sirhan because I thought it would be more well-known among the people who do this kind of thing.
by sims
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 14581

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm surprised the Jeanette Rankin question polled so low. Me too. I put 0 points for that because I thought it was the easiest. (I'm also a rookie so I didn't have that much info about what my opponents strengths/weaknesses would be). I guess I also need to get better at gauging what is common know...
by sims
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 4133

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

It seems certain sectors of the J! fanbase have serious problems with sexism. Scarlett Sims was the victim of some savage comments online, ignoring the fact that she played the game of a lifetime . Thanks! I am sure I didn't see the worst of it, since I didn't even look at twitter and convinced mys...
by sims
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2563

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

LT: Abruptly, Auxilliary, Dropped. I feel like every board just gets harder and harder. I'm definitely picking Alan to win. Austin just isn't as fast on the buzzer as he is, and from what Austin said about his study strategy, he knows a lot of the basic one-to-one J! answers but might struggle on st...
by sims
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 14581

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

[*] :?: Never heard of marginal utility , guessed brand loyalty instead. Seems like a YEKIOYD giveaway to economists, unless the German word gives a literal translation. It doesn't really. I know nothing about economics and went with the translation "border use." Which I mean maybe if I knew margin...
by sims
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 4133

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

The Peaceable Kingdom (Sorry guys- my 4-year old knows this one!) Is that because of Little Einsteins? Because I think my 4 year old would also get that one. I was thinking this was the hardest match (or worst categories for me or whatever) of the ToC so far, but my coryat was 26,400. 36/3 Lach Tra...
by sims
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 570
Views: 14581

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm in R Juniper D2. And really really excited about my first season!
by sims
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2809

Re: Thursday, November 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So yeah, the wording on FJ confused me but I saw it said "this state" so I guessed Iowa. Not familiar with the apple-selling, although if I had known apples I absolutely would have guessed Washington. Also knew none of the DDs today. LT: Prosciutto, Term (we get commercials for term life insurance a...
by sims
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 2992

Re: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Count me still unaware whether Patti pronounces her name Lu-Pown or Lu-Pony, but I reckon Austin's probably right here? I'm just curious if you've ever heard anyone pronounce it Lu-Pony! (Because yes, Austin pronounced it correctly). I have to think that a cameo by a "Patti LuPony" character in a f...
by sims
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 2992

Re: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was pulling for Alan tonight because I remember his regular games. I suspected he would beat Austin because people talk about Alan being fast on the buzzer and Austin had complained to me about always being right behind me on the buzzer. It was a fun game to watch though. I feel like the teacher d...
by sims
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2669

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

Didn't keep track of coryat last night because when I watch with family I don't do that.
Didn't know FJ... well, I knew it was "that country that's inside South Africa" but I kept thinking Namibia for some reason... Geography is not my strong point. Got all DDs.

Lach Trash: Purple, Donny, Mozart
by sims
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 3074

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

Ok, so I haven't watched a ToC in a while (I lived in Germany during the last one) so I was a bit surprised at how much harder a lot of the clues seemed to be. (Having said that, my coryat was 27,600k, which kinda surprised me because there were things I have no idea how they knew). Lach Trash: Silv...
by sims
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 53
Views: 2918

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

Someone on Reddit did mention that he had seen the end of Austin's run and gave a few details that, in retrospect, definitely described Scarlett's dominant performance. But even that poster didn't mention which game, or Scarlett's name. Half-scrupled, then, I guess. That post was deleted almost imm...