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by Robert K S
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wasn't around in 1960, but I remember "Mr. Custer" from Wacky Favorites , a 2-CD collection of novelty tunes sold in 1993. I got it for Christmas, perhaps the first Christmas I got a CD player. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXivWY5LORA And, yeah, the song probably wouldn't be resold to...
by Robert K S
Sun Dec 05, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1375

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

harrumph wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 10:55 pm A contestant who is quicker on those two operations should be able to time the buzzer better
Ah, got it.
by Robert K S
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 172

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

I felt compelled to check both the German and the French boxes... I think I got "cities" first from "villes" and then I got to "sister" from "Partner".
by Robert K S
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1375

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Buzzer speed strikes me as not purely a test of reflexes but also the processing speed of the contestant's brains in ascertaining the correct response to the clue combined with the decision whether or not to ring in has a significant part. That depends on the contestant's ring-in strategy. Didn't H...
by Robert K S
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1365
Views: 354120

Re: J! in the Media

the twelve winners face off the next two nights, and the final three will faceoff the last night in a two game total points affair But how can you go from twelve semifinalists to three finalists in four games? Swimwear? I miscounted. Maybe they can have four podiums for the final four. MarkBarrett ...
by Robert K S
Sat Dec 04, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1375

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was so funny and weird to me. The category is VERY specific, so to choose it first is essentially saying “I know everything about Dennis Quaid movies!” Whoops! Maybe this is the category he was hoping for: $400: "Zero defects" astronaut-turned-innernaut Tuck Pendleton $800: Jerry Lee...
by Robert K S
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1375

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not sure whether or not it would have helped me if the Final clue had "on average" in it, but without it, I spent all my time trying to think of an event with a 34-minute periodicity. In hindsight, the key word in the clue was "fulfills", which should have led to only a few p...
by Robert K S
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

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

Sounds like she said "perplecks", which is not 7 letters and does not end in -ex
by Robert K S
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1365
Views: 354120

Re: J! in the Media

goongas wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:24 am the twelve winners face off the next two nights, and the final three will faceoff the last night in a two game total points affair
But how can you go from twelve semifinalists to three finalists in four games?
by Robert K S
Fri Dec 03, 2021 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

tddeveryday wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:47 am I stand corrected. In addition to that, the dictionary I used was Lexico, but I misread their pronunciation guide. 2 and 3 syllables are both acceptable there too.
I still feel "Garfield" has three syllables
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

tddeveryday wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 6:37 pm unctuous has three syllables
M-W has two two-syllable variants. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unctuous
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Are there any Tournaments in store for Season 38?
Replies: 33
Views: 2126

Re: Are there any Tournaments in store for Season 38?

Assuming 16 games followed by a two-game championship match, I don't think you can get from 36 teams down to 3 without some fundamentally unfair fudging, e.g., elimination of low-scoring winners. But if we have 18 two-player teams, that would mean six quarterfinals producing 6 winners plus 6 wildcar...
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Done: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7205 Anyone have easy tips for whether the words in FROM THE GREEK get italics or not? Too many style rules for me to keep track of everything when archiving. In this case, no italics, as they're all words that have been fully assimilated into En...
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1365
Views: 354120

Re: J! in the Media

Jeopardy! has begun promoting the National College Championship on Facebook. It will air starting Tuesday, February 8, on ABC in primtime, and will be hosted by Mayim Bialik. It will also be streamed on Hulu. I can't find any definitive word as to the format, but details ought to be released--or le...
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1205

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! category had me expecting Stanley For the second day in a row I went with something you discarded on your precall list, saying Livingstone, and for the second day in a row, my response was off by only minus a few years from the year mentioned in the clue (here, 1871 versus 1876). For anyone...
by Robert K S
Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

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

Ditto the above sentiments. Amy makes it hard for challengers to come out swinging, but you showed what it looks like and must have had her at least a little worried...
by Robert K S
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

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

New Delhi here. Timing-wise, it's not far off. 1911 vs. the clue's 1913. For Mark to feel confident eliminating it, he must know something I don't! India didn't get independence until 1947. Maybe I was too liberal with my interpretation of "national" and "immigrant", but I didn'...
by Robert K S
Wed Dec 01, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

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

New Delhi here. Timing-wise, it's not far off. 1911 vs. the clue's 1913. For Mark to feel confident eliminating it, he must know something I don't!
by Robert K S
Wed Dec 01, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

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

So, looking at Pam's picture...is that what new Jeopardy! contestants get as far as pictures go? Instead of posing headshots with the host, they get a long shot of the host and the contestant, surrounding the Jeopardy! sign? I guess I can understand that. Alex was a legend. Ken is a legend, too...b...