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by alietr
Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Elizabeth Pfeifer
Replies: 1
Views: 195

Elizabeth Pfeifer

Sad to report that Elizabeth Pfeifer, one-and-done to Keith Whitener and long-ago Boardie has passed away at the age of 57.
by alietr
Sat Sep 14, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 58140

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Millionaire ratings were never going to approach anything too great, such as J! ratings. Tamron Hall , whatever you think of her, probably in some people's minds has the potential to be the next Oprah in terms of ratings. She was a very liked anchor on the Today Show who left after somebody more pr...
by alietr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3710
Views: 403437

Re: Reretaken Down

Volante wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:59 pm
*crosses fingers* Goin in for PRK in about 2 hours so if I don't show up the next couple days it's because my face will be covered in ice (reportedly)
Good luck! It is an amazing experience (LASIK in my case).
by alietr
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 58140

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

WJLA in DC is airing paid programming (i.e., infomercials) during Millionaire's former (dreadful) 1:00 time slot.
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1364

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They should have been picky about it. The museum is the NATIONAL Air and Space Museum.
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I answered "pump and dump" because it sounded familiar. It didn't make much sense to me but I was hoping I'd misunderstood the question. "Pump and Dump" is a stock phrase -- it refers to artificially raising the price of a thinly-traded company by buying shares, touting the company's prospects to c...
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2542

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Late to the party. Instaget FJ: Daphne du Maurier Wait, what? Oh nooooo!!! Shirley Jackson!!! Rebecca was published 8 years earlier than The Lottery and it was a novel, not a short story, but otherwise it fit the clue! :oops: I get email notifications from The New Yorker, and they have a link to Th...
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3710
Views: 403437

Re: Reretaken Down

From the Incredible Coincidences Department ... Giants' manager Bruce Bochy (who began his managerial career in 1995) began the day with his career record at 1,995-2,019. But THEN, also on Tuesday, when the Mariners won their game, their win-loss record from 1995-2019 stood at ... yep, 1,995-2,019.
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football pre-emptions
Replies: 56
Views: 4255

Re: Football pre-emptions

CasketRomance wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:34 am
looks like fox is airing a primetime baseball game tonight...not sure why they decided to air the dodgers vs the fricking orioles, but that will begin at 715pm eastern time
They wanted to see lots of home runs?

It was ironic that an O was the one to set the record.
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I waffled between Denmark, Indonesia, Canada, and the Philippines. Only Denmark made sense given the wording. But Australia was MCWA? I'm curious about people who got Fill or Kill. Did you just guess? Did you know it? I consider myself very well versed in finance and I don't think I have ever heard ...
by alietr
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1606

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:00 am
HATED Topo Gigio! When ol' Ed would introduce that incredibly boring fake rodent, I'd just go out of the room for a few minutes.
Oh man, that's harsh! I looooved him! Kees me good night, Eddie. I still say that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZpJm18Mbba8
by alietr
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Administrative Note
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: Administrative Note

Please let me know if there are any other residual issues by posting here.
by alietr
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Administrative Note
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Re: Administrative Note

We seem to have resolved our issues. Please note that the icon in between image= and strike is the spoiler tag (until we figure out how to get it to say 'spoiler').

Andy and Robert, thanks for the assistance!

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by alietr
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Add me to those who originally read "South" instead of "Latin". I was running through the countries in my head, finally re-read the question, and then it was an insta-get.
by alietr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 601
Views: 98403

Re: J! in the Media

I was reading an article on clouds and their effect on climate, when a familiar name popped up -- 2004 TOC champion Russ Schumacher:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/5/20699 ... eat-planet
by alietr
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

And there is a link on the front page to get questions in advance if you don't think you're going to be available to answer them on a particular day.
by alietr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Growth of Learned League:

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by alietr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

With the explosive growth of the league from 5000 to 15,000 in the last few seasons, I also expect there to be many under 30 players, making it the wrong era for them to know about Van Doren. Big time game show fan here, and loved the movie Quiz Show, but I missed it. I wonder if there's a way to s...
by alietr
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Administrative Note
Replies: 16
Views: 1695

Administrative Note

I updated the board software yesterday, and it appears that several functions, including the spoiler tags and private messages (that I have found so far) are not functioning properly. I'll see what we can do about resolving the issues.



This shouldn't show up.
by alietr
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 601
Views: 98403

Re: J! in the Media

From a column in The Washington Post: I was stunned. My family was watching a rerun of the “Teachers Tournament” on “Jeopardy!” I got excited because I knew the correct response to this question: “This proposed federal rule would have required all retirement planning advisers to act in their clients...