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by alietr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1084
Views: 290669

Re: J! in the Media

I'm not convinced by the argument proffered by some that the clue constitutes "sexism", but it was certainly a sloppy clue; frankly, a sloppy category overall. The term appears to have been used in one medical paper and not widely caught on. There was no real reason to include it. I agree it was a ...
by alietr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 60032

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Wasn’t Alex involved with the show beyond just hosting? I would also think doing Jeopardy involves more preparation than Wheel of Fortune. Having to be ready to rapidly read off 300 answers a day would require some work beforehand. Pat just gets handed a list of ten puzzles and he’s good to go. He ...
by alietr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 60032

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Savannah says she has a day job so she’s not in the running for the hosting gig. Just saw her on Today (via Twitter) pushing products for Amazon Prime Day. Kind of blows the mind. I figured some of them weren’t really auditioning for a full-time gig, but it is disappointing that she doesn’t even wa...
by alietr
Wed Jun 23, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

My Sandra was even better than I thought ... I came in tied for 14th out of the whole league of 23,942 -- the 99.994th percentile.
by alietr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MasterCone wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:06 am
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 9:57 am

The category got some people worked up: https://www.aol.com/entertainment/jeopa ... 15464.html
Hadn’t seen that, but not at all surprised. It was definitely a very problematic clue.
Yup. That was awful.
by alietr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

There are actually some decent choices in the BWA voting.
by alietr
Tue Jun 22, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

My very first Sandra! An .857 DE, which is 150 points over my average with only 10 UfPA. 'Twas a very good season.
by alietr
Mon Jun 21, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I probably have already posted it, but a Washington Post story about me and The Pelican Brief:

Quiet on the set! Moviemaking in Washington doesn’t always go flawlessly.
by alietr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1604

Re: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeff6286 wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:28 am
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 1:26 am
60 R
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
Trying this with as little snark as possible...what is the purpose of bumping two-week old threads just to let us know that you know everything? You think we haven't figured that out by now?
I have to agree on this point.
by alietr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 32370

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

teapot37 wrote:
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:29 am
(The discus and hammer records are older, both dating back to 1986, and are held by an East German and a Soviet, respectively.)
And I'm sure they weren't drugged or anything.
by alietr
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I just checked out the NAQT "You Gotta Know" for June 2021. It's usually loaded the first day of the month, but I'm dead certain I checked and it wasn't there at the beginning of the month. The topic? "Countries once known by different names". What's the first thing on the list? "Bangladesh adopted...
by alietr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL BWA Entries
Replies: 178
Views: 45553

Re: LL BWA Entries

It's a Water, Water, Water, Water World (Probably one of hundreds that put that in...) Yeah, I completely forgot about the existence of the movie "The Postman." I put "Field of Schemes" Heh. That's actually a friend of mine's website ... fieldofschemes.com (mostly about professional sports teams le...
by alietr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

*sigh* read...the...clue... "adjacent?" "opposite?" That's tangent! *loses because of it...well, that or defense, being better at either would've been enough...* And now I'm in the red. On the last day of trig class, our teacher mentioned a mnemonic to remember all the functions -- the Indian Princ...
by alietr
Fri Jun 18, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 970

Re: Thursday, June 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

squarekara wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:03 pm
econgator wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:51 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:48 pm
Marion Berry
Barry
https://images.app.goo.gl/KVgPDBGB3xBDJyR97
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by alietr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1300

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Jun 16, 2021 5:27 pm
Cue the Twilight Zone music ...
by alietr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1630

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:26 pm

So we haven't had a DH Kendall sighting for a while? Hope things are well north of the border.
He has just chosen not to participate here of late.
by alietr
Wed Jun 16, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 493
Views: 60032

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I agreed with the ranking all the way through to 2 (I rate the person ranked 1 in the bottom 3). Odd how the writer manages to rank Guthrie when we've only seen two days of her hosting. I mostly agree with your ranking, although I put Rodgers ahead of Cooper and Ken just barely ahead of Buzzy. Mike...
by alietr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17194

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I knew sinister was related to being left handed and I’ve seen the etymology of ambidextrous somewhere before but I didn’t think of that connection. Went from Spanish derecha to Derek. Kicking myself for missing Dexter and Venice. I got you beat ... I had droite (French), destra (Italian), and dere...
by alietr
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1630

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was beaten to the Ruby Yacht.

Savannah Guthrie's already tall. A few years ago, she was on a flight I was on. I thought it was an impressive debut.

Count me as another who didn't like the wording of the FJ clue.