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by cinemaniax7
Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1528

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "Not the Mama!" category was a nice shout-out from the writers to the early-'90s sitcom Dinosaurs . For all you young 'uns on the board, Dinosaurs was a live-action (puppet) show about a family of anthropomorphic dinosaurs — dad, mom, teenage son, teen daughter, and baby — who live, work, and go...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 18, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

After 12 seasons and 279 episodes, The Big Bang Theory has ended its run. Since its premiere on Sept. 24, 2007, the show has garnered 52 Emmy Award nominations and 10 wins and generated a spinoff prequel, Young Sheldon.

SPOILER ALERT: The elevator was finally repaired.
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 14, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Six-time Emmy winner Tim Conway has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for his work on the 1970s sketch comedy The Carol Burnett Show , Conway also earned plaudits for guest appearances on the sitcoms Coach and 30 Rock . He was also the voice of Barnacle Boy in more than a dozen episodes of Sp...
by cinemaniax7
Sat May 11, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Peggy Lipton, who played Julie on the iconic 1960s TV series Mod Squad, has died at age 72. She was also a regular on the original Twin Peaks series. Comic actress/writer/producer Rashida Jones is the daughter of Peggy Lipton and music producer Quincy Jones.
by cinemaniax7
Thu May 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Jim Fowler, wildlife expert and longtime co-host of “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with Marlin Perkins, has passed away at the age of 89. Fowler appeared on more than 100 episodes of “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.”
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 07, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

News that may affect J! music categories and the phrasing of future clues: Rolling Stone magazine will begin publishing its own music charts in a challenge to Billboard magazine. The new “Rolling Stone Charts” will encompass the top 100 singles and the top 200 albums in the U.S., with the singles ch...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 484
Views: 78868

Re: J! in the Media

James's latest victim is Judge Judy:

https://www.thewrap.com/james-holzhauer ... in-streak/
by cinemaniax7
Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Oklahoma Sooners become the first college football team to have their quarterback go #1 overall in the NFL draft in consecutive years. The players in question are, of course, Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019).
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 484
Views: 78868

Re: J! in the Media

This FiveThirtyEight article on James’s record-breaking run includes some number crunching of past games posted on the J! Archive.

https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/th ... -jeopardy/
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3435

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

45 on Wednesday's test (playing for practice only)
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Charles Van Doren, who in 1956 won $128,000 on the rigged game show Twenty One , has died at the age of 93. Van Doren was a central character in the 1994 movie Quiz Show , Robert Redford's film about the game show scandals. https://www.thewrap.com/charles-van-doren-champion-of-rigged-50s-quiz-show-d...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3239

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

It's not ideal to take one of these tests at 11:30 pm after taking Ambien, but it's still more advisable than tweeting while on Ambien. Unofficial score of 41.
by cinemaniax7
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2002

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, I know Dryden called puns the "lowest and most groveling kind of wit.” Dryden hated movies, too... ;) Also Dryden is the guy who invented the entirely bogus "you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition" idea. Sounds like Dryden and I need to have a long heart-to-heart. As a book editor, I...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1986

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "adroit" rather than "adept." Judges?
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2002

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Upon hearing of Aretha's death that evening last August, I remembered that earlier in the day I'd heard a DJ on the radio talking about the anniversary of Elvis's death. I turned to my wife and said, "That means the Queen of Soul and the King of Rock and Roll died on the same date!" We started throw...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't think I could have come up with anyone other than Poirot as a mid-1900s mystery solver (those hard-boiled American detective stories just don't spring to my mind very easily), but the 12 and the two titles with Greek references certainly erased any minute possibility I had of thinking of a ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1686

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The “12 labors” angle never occurred to me until Alex mentioned it. But it was an instaget because I remembered reading “The Cretan Bull” when I was going through my Hercule Poirot phase.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1770

Re: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At least Dave wrote down the name of a fish! I'm a bit surprised that Salmon P. Chase is not better known here on the board. As a child, I looked him up because I had read that he was depicted on the now-defunct $10,000 bill. If I'm remembering correctly, that was the largest U.S. denomination ever ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 271
Views: 13906

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The European Union has voted to eliminate Daylight Saving Time. Member states will be able to choose whether to remain on "permanent summer" or "permanent winter" time. Countries that want to be permanently on summertime will adjust their clocks for the final time in March 2021. Those that opt for p...