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by alietr
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]
Replies: 22
Views: 204

Re: '80s Music category 11/16/17 [Spoilers]

One of the stranger combinations I've seen recently ... Rick Astley doing Never Gonna Give You Up with the Foo Fighters: https://youtu.be/APmoU74ZsG4 And as long as we're on 80s music, here's a haunting acoustic version of Take on Me: https://youtu.be/ELrvfhcUpQw (Damn, I'm so happy with this new vi...
by alietr
Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 2114

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you neg there are at least four possibilities. 1, one of your opponents already knew the answer and will collect but had you not rang in they would have gotten it anyway. So no harm done. 2, your opponents given an extra couple of seconds still will not know the answer. Ask yourself how many mor...
by alietr
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2218

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm curious whether anyone answered "berries" to today's pop music question. I could only figure out Strawberry Alarm Clock and The Cranberries, and decided less specific was the way to go. It would seem "berries" would have to be unacceptable, not because of Bananarama, but because of Buckcherry. ...
by alietr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 34
Views: 2027

Re: LL BWA Entries

For the Home Alone picture, I put "KHAAAAAN!!!!!!"
by alietr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]
Replies: 13
Views: 483

Re: Reversing the Acceptability of a Response [POSSIBLE 11/16 SPOILER]

No need for a spoiler alert on this thread. I started this particular discussion. Nothing in the wording of my post suggested that I was addressing anything specific to yesterday's ToC telecast (round-one, 16 November 2017). My intention was to make a general inquiry as to what would happen if an e...
by alietr
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 2114

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2017 11:24 am
LGBTQ: I wonder if responding just "trans" would have prompted a BMS or an outright neg. We'll never know!
IIRC, the clue said 11 letters. So ... outright neg.
by alietr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1954
Views: 183794

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I wonder if Alex passed the test.
by alietr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288222

Re: Reretaken Down

Tried Firefox 57 for most of yesterday and all of today. Did not care for it. Used System Restore to roll myself back to 56. (Firefox, in typical arrogant software fashion, does not provide a rollback option because who would want to do that? Are you against progress or something?) I might try agai...
by alietr
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1796

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Close, but no kewpie doll. I said "Vichy", not remembering that it was named after the town, not a person. I know Petain, but wasn't coming up with him in the requisite 30 seconds. It was, however, a good FJ. A little bit of thinking and some knowledge combined. Also, a reminder ... let's keep it ci...
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2772

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Re: DD hunting. I'll bet comments about failing to find the last DD have been made only by people who haven't been contestants. Until you're actually on, you really have no idea just how fast everything moves. Yes, there are contestants who can maintain enough awareness to recognize every aspect of...
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2772

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Re: DD hunting. I'll bet comments about failing to find the last DD have been made only by people who haven't been contestants. Until you're actually on, you really have no idea just how fast everything moves. Yes, there are contestants who can maintain enough awareness to recognize every aspect of ...
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288222

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING- Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal. I want to keep my plugins you jerks! I hate hearing that. 57 is supposed to have a much smaller memory footprint. I hope so. I've ...
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2218

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread (MD2)

Volante wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 am
I'd like to hope everyone remembered the sugar maple!
Doesn't have as nice a ring to it as "Remember the Maine!"
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 2772

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:28 am
My first miss of this tournament, but I still think I'm ToC-caliber!
Oh, dream on!

Not sure where I pulled WFG from since I didn't even notice 'small' when I read the clue, so maybe it was subliminal. I'll take it, though.
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Buzzer!
Replies: 47
Views: 1785

Re: The Buzzer!

I didn't take any bites out of the buzzer, or smash it into my forehead.... damn, I wonder if that could have helped! :lol: Maggie was fine with me using my index finger to click the buzzer and it worked quite well for me, I held my own against my competitors in my mock game today. Great to hear! A...
by alietr
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3249
Views: 288222

Re: Reretaken Down

Freaking Firefox...57.0 broke -EVERYTHING- Luckily loading the 52 ESR package over the top restored mostly everything...still lost my history bar but I'll have to deal. I want to keep my plugins you jerks! I hate hearing that. 57 is supposed to have a much smaller memory footprint. I hope so. I've ...
by alietr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 2503

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Going through the list of Vice Presidents, I thought I'd only recognize a few names of VPs who didn't ascend to the presidency prior to the mid-20th Century, specifically Burr and Hamlin. But there are a few other noteworthy/recognizable ones -- George Clinton, Elbridge Gerry, John Calhoun, and John...
by alietr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 246
Views: 34132

Re: J! in the Media

Jalopnik picked up on Austin's Grand Tour https://jalopnik.com/jeopardy-finalist-hatches-elaborate-plan-to-travel-the-1820420501 Personally, you couldn't pay me enough to be an American driving through Mexico and Central America as far as the Darien Gap. But I guess some people are more adventurous...
by alietr
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 2218

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Apparently nobody watched Lost or at least remembers it. I gave it a 0 to two people (including private rundle) with high TV scores and both missed. 17% get rate on one of the most iconic moments of the show. I watched every episode of Lost. I was a big fan. I discussed it endlessly. I had no idea ...
by alietr
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!
Replies: 52
Views: 2115

Re: Maintaining Confidentiality of Who Has Won on Jeopardy!

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:28 am
There have been two Teen Tournaments and a ToC where it happened in the finals
I knew I could count on you!