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by alietr
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 5579

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ouch. That one hurt. Like watching a car crash in slow motion. So sorry to see that, Bud. FWIW, I would have assigned a 70% likelihood to the brain as well. On the football field question, I was surprised the 50/50 took away 48,000. They usually leave you with the two likeliest, but I guess they we...
by alietr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 934

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Heh. Tepper used to sit next to me in Finance class. Obviously he learned more in the class than I did.
by alietr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1057

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

I'm surprised this has never come up before, but if it has, I don't remember it. So my general hierarchy would be: People I know or know of through other friends Boardies Fellow alums DC area Interesting/unusual occupation, especially one not generally associated with having high brainpower and/or w...
by alietr
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1057

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Jboardies first, of course. After that, fat women.
... with the delightful scent of stale herring breath, no doubt.
by alietr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 960

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:08 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:08 am
Did anyone else respond to the Jabberwocky clue with "outgribe" for pedantry's sake, since "outgrabe" is the past tense?
As old as I am, I've never seen anyone try to conjugate that verb before. :shock:
So it was your first conjugate visit?
by alietr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 530
Views: 45966

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:42 pm
Mitch Albom sequel to The Five People You Meet in Heaven: The Next Person You Meet in Heaven
The Washington Post's review of the book is titled "Reading ‘The Next Person You Meet in Heaven’ is hell"
by alietr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Christiane Amanpour worked at the same radio station as I did, but was there right after I left to go to grad school.
by alietr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337405

Re: Reretaken Down

Not sure what to make of this, but there is a J! reference ...


https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delaw ... D=ref_fark
by alietr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1042

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The crazy thing is that I used to GIVE TOURS OF THE U.S. CAPITOL when I was an intern for a House member way back when. I precalled "The Apotheosis of George Washington," which I always discussed during my tours (the title of the fresco on the underside of the dome -- painted by Brumidi, whom I did...
by alietr
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1042

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We both precalled Brumidi, but that probably would have been above the usual FJ difficulty. I got it right. Someone else didn't but "it's on the other side of the Capitol". I explained that solving it had no connection to familiarity with the Capitol.
by alietr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1244

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:10 pm
Incidentally, one of my co-workers was just telling me a couple days ago about a negative interaction he had with Pete Rose in Vegas last week.
Can you share? Sorry, Cincy fans, I've always hated him.
by alietr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1244

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn’t even realize I ran “BEST” until somebody told me after my watch party! It did strike me as kind of an easy pair of boards, though not especially great for my strengths (other than trial venues — which was more history than law). That clown fish clue as a $1000? I almost didn’t ring in becaus...
by alietr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 5579

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:51 pm

The Scrabble question
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I thought X was worth 10, so I might have gone with D. Sixteen = Sixteen, although the red flag went up telling me the answer would follow the pattern of being B or C. Turned out to be C
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Only Q and Z are worth 10. An X is 8.
by alietr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 5579

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

... The degree of difficulty by question value seems to be all over the map. Is there a randomized element to the question order, or do the writers set the questions and dollar values? I would say the questions are matched to dollar value without a random factor. I'm looking forward to Wednesday wi...
by alietr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:53 pm
So "Antenna" BMSes to satellite dish, huh? Wanna explain that one?
Thanks for the reminder. IIRC, the clue said "microwaves". I don't think I've ever heard of DirecTV's frequencies being considered microwaves.
by alietr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Holy cow, four misses already. And here I was going to say I hope no one ruins the perfect record.
by alietr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 5579

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was stunned by the softball for the second $100K question. That was a softball? I thought it was. But then again I've been to B.A. three times, and had a two-week job for a bank where my office overlooked ... Casa Rosada. Somewhere along that plaza I had the best steak I've ever had. Yeah, my eye...
by alietr
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1101

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Doug mentioned on Reddit that he initially sang "Sweet Caroline," but was made to record the response in a normal speaking voice during the commercial break - seems it would have cost the show about $10,000 to license the relevant content. Well, they do specifically tell you not to do that. I was s...
by alietr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2042

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kirsten, I"ll be understanding of your dilemma if you'll be understanding of having yelled at you, "Stop guessing! Stop guessing!"
by alietr
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2042

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shouldn't "This will go viral" automatically eliminate it from going viral?