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by Peter the accountant
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1632

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yikes, Dan's interview. Between himself and the staff person who goes over the chat stories that should not have happened. Dan's 18-month-old likes the opening of J!, the music and Johnny's introduction, but then Alex comes out and the show is just not as good. :o It got a laugh and Alex looked rig...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 680

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

My grandmother had a recording of Peter and the Wolf that she played (probably at my request) over and over when I was young. No way was I missing that one. I do miss her, though.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4351

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed this episode (thanks again, KABC and NBA), so only read FJ here. I was way out in the weeds. I never heard the quote from Steinbeck, so couldn't solve it directly. The best I could do was tie in to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the 50s. (Which, in hindsight, is the right gene...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8365

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For anyone still thinking that James bet was wrong, just watch this (good to hear Keith again!) and then be quiet..... because you're wrong :) : http://thefinalwager.com/2019/06/05/final-jeopardy-june-3-2019/ Innumeracy is running rampant lately. Anyone who would argue that James threw the game by ...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2772

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched this episode online after the preempted 2:07 am airing was itself preempted by live coverage of D-Day commemorations in France. Condolences to fellow Angelenos who will wake up to an unpleasant surprise on their DVRs; PM me if you want to find the show. [edit: actually, I should post that...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3927

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being this is the first post-Holzhauer game, did Emma or any of the challengers implement any of James' strategies (e.g. aggressive DD/FJ wagering, Forrest Bounce)? Seeing as no one actually answered your question, yes. There were definitely elements of James' strategy present in this game. The gam...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3927

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being this is the first post-Holzhauer game, did Emma or any of the challengers implement any of James' strategies (e.g. aggressive DD/FJ wagering, Forrest Bounce)? Seeing as no one actually answered your question, yes. There were definitely elements of James' strategy present in this game. The gam...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 3100

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

These spoilers are getting out of hand. Next thing you know you're going to tell me something really crazy, like
SpoilerShow
Vader is Luke's father
or
SpoilerShow
the professor can do all kinds of science-y stuff on that island, but he can't fix a hole in the boat.
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8365

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After reading all of the rambling here, one thing I can comment on is that I managed to be well and truly unspoiled. I didn't check this board over the weekend, only taking the weekly FJ poll on Friday night Monday morning. (Edit - looks like I took the poll on Monday, not Friday. Still, I didn't no...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 736

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( I'm claiming a get on Monday in spite of trying to come up with anything else that could make sense. Had no idea that the game was that old. I figured it for part of the 1950's board game explosion. Thursday was an educated guess. Figured Germany was too ...
by Peter the accountant
Tue May 21, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

Got Sandy D on Tuesday. Thursday was an instaget to "the guy that wrote Roots". I came up with Alex Haley just before time ran.

My wrong guess for Friday was Life. Wasn't sure it was old enough (and it's not), but it was the best guess I had.
by Peter the accountant
Mon May 13, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

Knew the right poem on Monday, but had no idea who authored it. NATO and Warsaw Pact was an instaget. The rest was a long, useless jumble with not even a reasonable guess anywhere. Spent my time on Friday running through the South and Midwest in my head, looking for two neighboring states starting w...
by Peter the accountant
Mon May 06, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

Having a background in business was helpful this week. Chamber of Commerce was an instaget for me, while Friday had me thinking of crowdsourcing before switching to crowdfunding with plenty of time left.

The rest of the clues ... well, let's just not talk about those, shall we?
by Peter the accountant
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/19 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1065

Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

Not a great week for me. Missed the box of shame by one nickname in the Atlantic. NHO of Elgin. Don't know enough geography to place Tanzania on a map (can do a bunch of other places, but not that one). I think I might have maybe sorta herd of Deerslayer, but that answer wasn't going to happen. I wa...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4305

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

As already noted, James wins simply by knowing a lot and buzzing in quickly. He wins a lot of money with his aggressive wagering strategy and DD hunting techniques. The aggressive wagering could easily be a problem for someone without his extensive knowledge base. He has some quirks I'm not fond of,...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4305

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

another thing, was Alex out of line with his "you better not miss this one, James" for the Las Vegas clue? I'm not saying that James wouldn't have got the correct response otherwise, but it still feels below board. I think so. Granted, it was a low leverage situation being at the very end of a runa...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:52 pm
Edward VIII for the abdication and J! likes to also ask about Edward VII who followed after Victoria's death. Edward VI goes all the way back to 1500s.
:oops: :oops:

What's a couple of II's between friends?
by Peter the accountant
Mon Apr 22, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 14683

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

One thing I have learned is that the bottom clues are not necessarily that much harder than the top. I haven't been keeping formal track of them, but I'm finding that part of the difficulty at the bottom is my own mental state - thinking that they're going to be harder. If I think the clue is hard, ...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Apr 22, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Friday's miss was a bit embarrassing. Knew there were at least 8 Henrys (thanks to the many wives), and recalled George VI as being the current Queen's father. I completely forgot about the Queen's uncle, Edward VI, who abdicated, putting her in line to become Queen. Guessed WIlliam, since I knew th...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

Catching up a bit with the DVR. Got my first perfect week. Missed 'em all. :oops:

Wednesday was especially frustrating. I quickly got to the Russian royal family, but couldn't get a name. I'd go with Russian royal family - but I doubt the judges would buy it.