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by Le Master
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 10468

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

Making them truly random would be a rule change. Even making them randomly selected with something other than a uniform distribution would be a rule change. Currently you go into the game expecting the DDs to be clues for which that format is appropriate, usually because they have something to teas...
by Le Master
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Changes & Predictions
Replies: 113
Views: 10468

Re: Season 36 Changes & Predictions

I have been wondering if they might make some rule changes to counter the analytic approach to the show. The easiest one I can think of would be to truly randomize Daily Doubles so that they could legitimately be under any box in any category, making it impossible to hunt them. I'm not saying they ...
by Le Master
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104191

Re: J! in the Media

Not the same thing. Those were done by viewers ripping broadcasts of the show, whereas the footage of James's loss was uploaded before being broadcast anywhere. (Never mind that there's a virtually unlimited field of potential perpetrators of the former, whereas the latter could only conceivably ha...
by Le Master
Fri May 31, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3924

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Lionel red herring took too much time away from me as well so I couldn't come up with a response in time. James not having any natural brain farts or mental lapses in 26 straight FJs is absolutely absurd.
by Le Master
Tue May 28, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 4823

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also, it's terrible, why was this a hit. Because it was a Paul McCartney single released when his band Wings was at its peak. Shocking you haven't heard it. I think it's a pretty decent song. I wouldn't turn it on on my own, but it's pleasant to listen to whenever it comes on. His post-Beatles musi...
by Le Master
Mon May 27, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 4823

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Too bad Alex misheard the last DD bet from James, as it would have been a new one day record otherwise. James quite clearly said "twenty two thousand", then Alex replied with "twenty thousand even?" and James nodded. Guess he didn't bother correcting Alex for a measly two grand. Just rewatched that...
by Le Master
Fri May 24, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5022

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:22 pm
It seemed to me that James probably knew Sun Valley right away and was setting up a joke.
Yeah, I didn't even expect people to not think it was a joke, especially considering his shit eating grin during the think music.

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by Le Master
Fri May 24, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5022

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 11:05 am


Scores at the end of the Jeopardy! Round
James: 24600
Sam: 2200
Susan: minus 600
New record. This is the kind of game in which I really wanted him to find all the DDs to see what kind of bets he would make. Only thing is I wonder if he would have been able to come up with "pruning hooks."
by Le Master
Thu May 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 6741

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

teapot37 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Clingman's Dome is an astounding get. If I hadn't been to the top of it this past weekend I would never have gotten it. (There is parking about a half-mile from the top.)
Amusing because your username was Laura's incorrect response.
by Le Master
Thu May 23, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104191

Re: J! in the Media

hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:21 pm

Where did she say these things?
I included links.
by Le Master
Thu May 23, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104191

Re: J! in the Media

James made some remarks to Robin that made her feel bullied. The ones she has said publicly are: "Why'd you even try out if you didn't want to play?" when he overheard her saying she didn't want to play first the day of taping. "How's that MATH coming?" 15 minutes after her telling them that her hus...
by Le Master
Tue May 21, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 44
Views: 5589

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

Linear Gnome wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:23 am
OK, thanks. That makes me feel better about missing it.
by Le Master
Tue May 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6947

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today is World Metrology Day, and not a clue or category? As far as I recall, the producers cannot target clues to a particular day. They provide boards for the entire week, and S&P shuffles them. I don't know the rules exactly, but there are exceptions to that. There was an Earth Day category on E...
by Le Master
Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 44
Views: 5589

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

GSN is going to show James's "The Chase" episode with commentary by Ken Jennings today (Monday) at 4PM Eastern time (YMMV). This was replayed yesterday but I forgot to record it, and I don't see any more airings scheduled on GSN. Is there a way to watch this that I'm not thinking of? Thanks. i reco...
by Le Master
Sun May 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 44
Views: 5589

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

GSN is going to show James's "The Chase" episode with commentary by Ken Jennings today (Monday) at 4PM Eastern time (YMMV). This was replayed yesterday but I forgot to record it, and I don't see any more airings scheduled on GSN. Is there a way to watch this that I'm not thinking of? Thanks. I migh...
by Le Master
Sat May 11, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 2193

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised they negged "I Get by With a Little Help from My Friends" but didn't neg "Baby, You Can Drive My Car."
by Le Master
Thu May 09, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 18445

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I'm not sure if this is the right thread, but in thinking about James's phenomenal run, I can't help but wonder if another advantage he has is that he has two opponents, both of whom would like to win. Often it seems like his opponents are knocking each other out trying to keep up with James. It ab...
by Le Master
Tue May 07, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 18445

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

Actually he started following Brad yesterday. Classic. Shows who's in his sights now. I for one can't wait until the Menace King can unfollow both Ken and Brad. Also, I think I realized why I like James so much, or, at least, found an interesting analogy. I also am a big Djokovic fan (in his case, ...
by Le Master
Tue May 07, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 18445

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 4:23 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 3:41 pm


is weird...jennings is the only person that the holzhauer dude follows on twitter
Last week James followed three: David Madden, Julia Collins and Ken Jennings. As he passed 19 & 20 he unfollowed the corresponding champ, leaving just the one.
Actually he started following Brad yesterday.
by Le Master
Sun May 05, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 18445

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

I don't think he's actually mad. https://twitter.com/KenJennings/status/1124884553355513857 It's public that Ken was there the last day of filming for the season, so he would either know James's run didn't reach the length of his own or I think he would have accepted by now that James will probably...