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by nserven
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 762

Re: J! hosting plans post Alex

They seem to be reading the room pretty well. Enough people, I think, want their Jeopardy! in some form and there doesn't seem to have been a clear pipeline in place for who would succeed Alex. Ken was the clear first choice, and I imagine that Jimmy from the Clue Crew counts as part of the "family"...
by nserven
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 4795

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

I am grateful, knowing how debilitating his illness could be, that he continued to do what he loved to do, and what we loved watching him do, right up until the end. It seems like so much work to talk that much episode after episode, and he kept going.
by nserven
Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS The last time that the two major-party candidates shared the same first name was over 100 years ago when these two faced off, one losing for the third time. Who are William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan? There's an app called QuicWit where they offer up a prize ...
by nserven
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1742

Re: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't know the words for "thumb," but pul- pointed me toward "chicken." I said Chicken Little.
by nserven
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

The last time that the two major-party candidates shared the same first name was over 100 years ago when these two faced off, one losing for the third time.
Spoiler
Who are William Howard Taft and William Jennings Bryan?
by nserven
Thu Oct 29, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1330

Re: Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I call hubris on the $5000 daily double. He seemed to expect all of the South America questions to be extremely easy. I call giant eye roll. How dare he try to win the game?!?! If you consider that Suriname (Dutch Guiana) took the other Guianas out of play, the Colombia clue mentioned two other cou...
by nserven
Thu Oct 22, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1533

Re: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Trumbo stumped a lot of boardies the last time he was an FJ clue, too (asking for the book): https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=471&p=16623&hilit=trumbo#p16623 8 hits for "Trumbo + blacklist" in the archive. I find it interesting that they used to always put him in the clue, whereas they've now ...
by nserven
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1533

Re: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Trumbo stumped a lot of boardies the last time he was an FJ clue, too (asking for the book):

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=471&start=20

8 hits for "Trumbo + blacklist" in the archive.
by nserven
Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2062

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since "type" was not only in the clue but the genus term, would simply "A" have been accepted?

I said narcissist. It sounds like he was that, too.
by nserven
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 FJ Poll (SPOILERS)
Replies: 17
Views: 407

Re: Monday, October 12, 2020 FJ Poll (SPOILERS)

The oddly vague wording of the clue ("around 2010" rather than "in 2010") made me think some kind of periodic insect that might have been so spread out it couldn't be pinned to a single year. I said locusts.
by nserven
Sun Oct 04, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/28/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 655

Re: FJs for the 9/28/20 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :(

I got the name wrong for Tuesday. I said Gitchee Gunee.
by nserven
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

US CITIES This city's sister cities include Chongqing, China; Toyota, Japan; and Turin, Italy. What is Detroit? I really enjoy these, but my sense is that they're too hard for regular play. I could be wrong. Maybe you could run a poll or two with 8 to 16 of your FJs. In Season 35, boardies respondi...
by nserven
Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 3184

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That is a good question. What history has "th" for "Thailand" have, pre- internet codes? I think internet codes deserve as much respect as state postal codes, but has the show given it in the past? The internet code for Thailand is .th, so even if she did mean the internet code, she forgot the dot....
by nserven
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

PLAYS

In most productions of this 1962 play, the title line is sung to “Here We Go ‘Round the Mulberry Bush” to avoid licensing fees.
Spoiler
What is Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

(because “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” is owned by Disney, while “Mulberry” is public domain)
by nserven
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4154

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Alex...I have a feeling Oprah has praised other women authors in the 6 years since Maya Angelou passed - maybe even other ladies who've died besides Toni Morrison... :roll: Oprah has championed many writers in her career, but I think the stronger link that we were supposed to remember, and to w...
by nserven
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3813

Re: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I followed Steve's (presumed) logic: mold --> penicllin --> Fleming. (And was impressed he included the first name.)
by nserven
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 376
Views: 95097

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Sweden ended its investigation into the 1986 assassination of PM Olof Palme (11 hits in archive). The prime suspect died in 2000.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/10/europe/s ... index.html
by nserven
Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

CLASSIC TV ACTORS On his death in 1982 this actor was buried with full police honors in Los Angeles and LAPD badge No. 714 was retired. Who is Jack Webb? Perhaps easier for older generations. Webb has only one mention in the J-archive in the last 8 years and his last as the correct response was in 2...
by nserven
Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1291
Views: 185705

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AMERICAN WRITERS

These two writers with the same initials died two years apart in New York City; one used the other’s words for the title of a 1959 work.
correct response
Who are Lorraine Hansberry and Langston Hughes?
note
*their “full name” initials are not the same, but...
by nserven
Sun Apr 26, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 38290

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

Even though the "unavailable" message was shown on the home page, I was just able to take the test.