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by teapot37
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1048

Re: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought it was a bit in poor taste for Alex to throw shade on Maya's bet to start the game. Is it even fair play for the third group to know who they might face if they get through this game and to get this reminder advice? Contestants are only sequestered for the quarterfinals. They watch the se...
by teapot37
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 46
Views: 1041

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Well, I'm in the lead for a trophy... unfortunately, it's the Dawkins (most MCW). Pulled Japan, Langston Hughes, and stone/iron/bronze yesterday.
by teapot37
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 262
Views: 11210

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew there were several two-time winners of the Masters (including Nicklaus and Woods) and Best Director (John Ford won like 4 times). It turns out three people have won two Pulitzers for fiction: Updike, Faulkner, and Booth Tarkington. I also figured if it was someone I'd never heard of, they we...
by teapot37
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 971

Re: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've seen RTJ in concert. They're a blast.

No way I was missing the Pillars of Hercules DD.

Instaget FJ.
by teapot37
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 46
Views: 1041

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Match day 1 is live!

Just as a reminder to everyone, and especially our rookies - do NOT discuss a match day while it is live. No matter how obliquely. It can wait until tomorrow.
by teapot37
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1798

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Asking about Mersenne Primes seems a bit much for high schoolers, no?
I certainly knew about them in high school. One of my math teachers had a poster of one of the Mersenne primes on his wall.
by teapot37
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1295

Re: Monday, November 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:22 pm
EDIT 2: Ugh, that Ariana Grande clue did NOT age.
It also turned Mr. Davidson into a woman for some reason (he was her fiancé, not her fiancée).
by teapot37
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 385
Views: 42071

Re: HQ Trivia

Ugh, I made it to tonight's final round question. I knew Susan B. Anthony was the "obvious" answer, so I went with Martha Washington. Pocahontas would have netted me $59. I made it there, too. I was sure that Martha Washington was the first woman pictured on US currency, but some Googling after the...
by teapot37
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1337

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know Minor for $200 was home runs and not any other baseball stat? The clue referenced Crash Davis, Kevin Costner's character from Bull Durham who famously sets the minor league home run record during the events of the film. As you can imagine, it's something of a dubious honor ...
by teapot37
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 262
Views: 11210

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oof. Yes, that was painful to watch as one could see the wheels come off the track. I didn’t see that coming at all. She started out her game so confident, then got a big laugh for her “just stupid” comment, then went right off the rails. Yikes! Why does the show insist on saying “you’re leaving he...
by teapot37
Thu Oct 25, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 385
Views: 42071

Re: HQ Trivia

Effin' Khloe Kardashian.
by teapot37
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2077

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was one of the best-written FJ! clues in recent memory. The TOMs were all around, but you had to be paying attention and piece them together. What is a) a place mentioned particularly in recent news, b) that would be significant as a warm-weather presidential retreat, c) but would be privately...
by teapot37
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2077

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was never getting this FJ. Warm-weather retreat made me think of summer and of more comfortable northern climes during that time of year. I kept trying to think of some sort of land sold to the US by a foreign country and came up empty. Even when Alex gave his little explanation before the reveals...
by teapot37
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 11086

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Kind of frustrated that my opponent, a .765 career TV player, chose to only miss the 24 question, which I assigned a 0 to.
by teapot37
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 246218

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Not in terms of the types of operations in each question. 200: just addition and subtraction (and I think most people [who are not you] can do 500-380 in their head) 400: addition, subtraction, and exponentiation (squares) 600: radicals (square roots), addition, subtraction, and multiplication 800: ...
by teapot37
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 246218

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I think you should probably understand that you're not the greatest arbiter of difficulty for math questions.
by teapot37
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3075
Views: 246218

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

500 - X = 380 (First, yes, you certainly COULD subtract 500 from both sides. You would just get -X = -120, which implies that X = 120.) how I would do it: Subtract 300 from both sides. This leaves 200 - X = 80. Then subtract 80 from both sides. This leaves 120 - X = 0. You can either add X to both s...
by teapot37
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 262
Views: 11210

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is the video for the complete 10/12 episode.  https://drive.google.com/open?id=1H_l807mnkUQoRiKUqbFE0j-Hotkt6cAI Two J! alums make an appearance: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=218 http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=5161 I would have made the same choice as Bu...