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by alietr
Thu Dec 02, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1354
Views: 353084

Re: J! in the Media

Sorry to learn about online negativity toward MasterCone, who played so brilliantly the other day. Gutless wonders will always take potshots at high achievers, I guess. :roll: Posting this info in case anyone is unclear about the object of the game. Newsweek: Amy Schneider Defends Fellow 'Jeopardy!...
by alietr
Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1035

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Meh. The game's not nearly as interesting without a strong rooting interest. Plus the steamroller aspect makes it even less interesting. Like many, had the precall of Brasilia, but came to the correct answer quickly. For planned cities, I pretty much thought of Brasilia, Canberra, and -- because I l...
by alietr
Wed Dec 01, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 1856

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I enjoyed this game and the no nonsense approach by MasterCone. I loved the rapid fire selections and answers, I mean this is serious stuff! Glad you enjoyed the experience and I think you showed enough "personality". I read a comment somewhere relating your game intensity to your profess...
by alietr
Wed Dec 01, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SQL errors on the site
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: SQL errors on the site

It's one of those things and I'm used to it although I hate when I've got the game freshly archived and have to wait to get in just to post the link. On Saturday around poll time I never have a problem, so it could be too many people on weekdays checking in about long-running champs? There are susp...
by alietr
Wed Dec 01, 2021 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 1856

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote: Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:48 am
MasterCone wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:42 pmAnd twitter thinks I'm a serial killer on adderall so there's always that!
Oh come on! Adderall? Where do they get this stuff?
Psst! C'mere! Yeah, you. Over here, by the alley. Whatcha need, bird?
by alietr
Wed Dec 01, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 1856

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Damn damn damn. You went in there locked and loaded, Pam, and I was sure we were going to have a giant killer on Board. I can't remember someone coming out of the gate as focused as you were. I'm glad you enjoyed the experience, and sorry it didn't work out better for you. You seemed to have lost yo...
by alietr
Wed Dec 01, 2021 5:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SQL errors on the site
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: SQL errors on the site

If we knew, we'd fix it. Usually if you just reload the page it works fine. If we ever figure it out, we'll let people know.
by alietr
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 91
Replies: 101
Views: 2682

Re: LL Season 91

How did I miss Glasgow and Mt. Fuji (went with Iwo Jima on the photography association hint)?? I was stuck between Rainier and Fuji for a bit, then the second photography hint finally clicked (originally thought it had something to do with Hokusai) You learn something every day: https://en.wikipedi...
by alietr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1916

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went to Ottawa on a family vacation in 2006, and if I recall correctly, we went for a walk in the city one day which included crossing over the canal. This was in spring, so no skaters, but still, nice of the writers to give a layup to the Canadian viewers. The more I think about it, the less surpr...
by alietr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1916

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ldfghjkl wrote: Wed Nov 24, 2021 5:26 pm
Peachbox wrote: Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:02 pm Only knew it because of research for a previous TD. See Question 3.
What does "TD" stand for? I looked around for a while, but couldn't find any explanation of it. Thanks!
The Think Different series of contests on here.
by alietr
Thu Nov 25, 2021 6:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Stories From Bar Trivia Night
Replies: 25
Views: 1217

Re: Stories From Bar Trivia Night

We had a Jeopardy alum team one night, and we ended in a tie for first place. The winner was determined through a dance-off, which (former JBoard participant) Rex Kramer won for us.
by alietr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 294
Views: 65885

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Travis McMichael; his father, Greg McMichael; and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were convicted in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery.
by alietr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1622

Re: Monday, November 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My point was that Sony's interest in promoting the Beatles is evident; in promoting Disney+, not so much Obviously, they're interested in getting paid to have sponsored categories, even if the money is coming from an ostensible competitor. (Of course, Sony doesn't have a Disney+ equivalent -- not e...
by alietr
Wed Nov 24, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 1916

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

given that I live 100 metres from the Rideau Canal, this was a sub $200 clue. my kids feel extremely smart after getting this triple double stumper FJ. FTFY. I thought Amsterdam would be pretty iffy, but stuck with it just because of the canal association. How often do the canals actually freeze ov...
by alietr
Sun Nov 21, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4788
Views: 839257

Re: Reretaken Down

I wish I had thought of this at the time ...

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by alietr
Sun Nov 21, 2021 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/15/21 week
Replies: 24
Views: 512

Re: FJs for the 11/15/21 week

I didn't check 'yes' for the cemetery, although I have stood on the sidewalk and looked into it through the fence. If the clue had said 'seen', I would have checked the box.
by alietr
Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1934

Re: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 11:37 am
floridagator wrote: Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:24 am I was offended by how easy the ionization Daily Double was. But then I've been hoping for him to lose for days.
:roll:
He was right about the first part. Seriously, on a $1600 clue? As for the second part, even if I thought that, I wouldn't be so crass as to post that publicly.
by alietr
Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 46804

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Robert K S wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:32 pm
squarekara wrote: Wed Nov 17, 2021 3:25 pm I refuse to keep up with these name changes.
Solidarity!
Same here. I still call it Shea, or if I'm generous, New Shea.
by alietr
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1549

Re: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Michael's response on Facebook to my inquiry (re-posted with permission): So, they never gave me explanation on that one. To be honest, in the rush of things I had actually forgotten that that was an even a question I had until I watched the show last night. Now I hear you guys saying this, and peop...