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by Doug527
Sun May 13, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek on CBS Sunday Morning [Possible DC SPOILER]
Replies: 10
Views: 1568

Re: Alex Trebek on CBS Sunday Morning [Possible DC SPOILER]

Haha cool! They used some footage from my game as part of the story. I can be seen for a split second at 4:18.
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 52
Views: 7302

Re: Monday, May 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just think they figured the song started on the eastern end of the country like (maybe?) the US one does (I honestly don't know, I learned the Canadian version when I was little and for the longest time, was the only version I knew. once I learned that it was a re-write of the American original, ...
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex retiring
Replies: 95
Views: 21243

Re: Alex retiring

I really wanted to be on that show when I was younger. Also really wanted to be on http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/olmec-legends-hidden-temple.jpg though I don't think Kirk Fogg would make a particularly good J! host. Then, after answering the Daily Double, you make your way to the Shri...
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 52
Views: 7322

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

It also might hurt that there is a Susan Collins who is a well-known figure in her own right (U.S. Senator from Maine).
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy wagering theory
Replies: 53
Views: 9215

Re: Final Jeopardy wagering theory

I don't agree with the wagering calculator in this situation, because I don't think a $1,001-$1,800 bet is wise at all. What if it's a Triple Stumper and Bing irrationally wagers $0? I think (although I may be mistaken here) that the wagering calculator assumes rational betting by the opponents. Br...
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Re: J! Archive search system down temporarily; kludgy Google substitute
Replies: 26
Views: 5779

Re: J! Archive search system down temporarily; kludgy Google substitute

dhkendall wrote:Can I suggest putting a search box on the main page as well (this, of course, can apply to the "regular" search algorithm as well) - I've found it a bit odd that I have to go to a season page when I go to J! Archive just to use the search ...
I enthusiastically second this recommendation!
by Doug527
Thu May 10, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy wagering theory
Replies: 53
Views: 9215

Re: Final Jeopardy wagering theory

I'm curious. Among those of us who are champions, how many worked out a mathematical strategy for winning that takes into consideration all possible outcomes (good luck with that!) and how many just wrote down a number that looked good to them? It's really easy to come up with such a strategy when ...
by Doug527
Tue May 08, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex retiring
Replies: 95
Views: 21243

Re: Alex retiring

My thought on Alex's replacement: Neil Patrick Harris. Not sure if this is sarcastic or not...but I don't disapprove of this at all. He's an excellent awards show presenter and while it might be rocky off the bat (some of those clues are darn tough to pronounce!), I think he'd hit his stride. And I...
by Doug527
Tue May 08, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Help needed--semifinal win interviews (spoiler)
Replies: 5
Views: 1242

Re: Help needed--semifinal win interviews (spoiler)

Are you sure? 480x270 looks like her post-semifinal interview to me, since it's discussing her being a finalist.
by Doug527
Sat May 05, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 5/4/1992 FInal J! and tiebreaker
Replies: 19
Views: 1975

Re: 5/4/1992 FInal J! and tiebreaker

Not only did we all live through it, but seriously... the mistake should've been to get it "wrong" in the first place, and list it. Unless you've personally experienced the lack of leap day in 1800 and 1900! :lol: Why are we spoiling all these thingies anyway? Seriously...I was just about to ask th...
by Doug527
Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz
Replies: 194
Views: 20369

Re: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz

Great game, Randy! And for me, a marked improvement in my second-ever TD. Can't believe I finished in a tie for 30th!

Congrats to everyone, particularly those who made the podium!

Now I've got the itch to host a TD. Time to start getting the brain gears a-turnin'...
by Doug527
Thu Apr 26, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz
Replies: 194
Views: 20369

Re: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz

I figured I wasn't going to be the only person to come up with that answer, but FIFTEEN?! Yikes.
by Doug527
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz
Replies: 194
Views: 20369

Re: TD 148...... 1960s music quiz

Wow, I employed my Wild Card at an excellent time in Question 3. Too bad I've been almost-sheeping (lambing?) my way through the other questions!
by Doug527
Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11682

Re: Monday, April 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mike, you did a great job. You pulled yourself out of the hole more than once, you finished in second place ahead of the returning champion, and you got the FJ question correct. Being Canadian, I would assume the American Revolution is not something you studied all the way through grade school, so ...
by Doug527
Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's More Than Just The Clues
Replies: 38
Views: 3311

Re: It's More Than Just The Clues

What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing!
by Doug527
Mon Apr 23, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 16398

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'd neg "aliens", but I'm fairly sure that's a normative judgment on my part, because I don't think I'd neg "extraterrestrial life" (an EB article on which he is also listed as a contributor). I'm actually surprised that this question caused so much controversy...I thought it wasn't too poorly writt...
by Doug527
Mon Apr 23, 2012 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 12095

Re: Friday, April 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

At the risk of spoiling an as-yet-unaired episode, I'll say this: There was a clue in a game when I was in the audience recently that asked for somebody's full name. The first contestant answered with the 'given' name as most people know that person and the last name. When BMSed, the contestant rep...
by Doug527
Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/16/12 week
Replies: 38
Views: 3074

Re: FJs for the 4/16/12 week

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

Not the best week for me...nor apparently was it the best week for the writers. Here's hoping next week's games feature a bit more balance and a bit less purely arcane trivia.
by Doug527
Sat Apr 21, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4407
Views: 719080

Re: New old games in the J-Archive

Is there anything I can do to help out with the archive? I'd love to if you need/want the help!
by Doug527
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 15461

Re: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The main reason I think the FJ is not good is that it punished me for knowing the exact year, while rewarding those who had it pegged for earlier. You were punished for not considering that that there were two presidents in 1969 or not considering when the Super Bowl would have been held relative t...