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by xxaaaxx
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

I'd love it they never did another Kids Week, Celeb, or "Power Players" Week ever again. The latter two are utterly unwatchable garbage 97% of the time, and Kids Week....just isn't enjoyable trivia (the Teen Tournament teeters right on the edge sometimes). If there's popular demand for them, eh what...
by xxaaaxx
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 126
Views: 7544

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

The question about the decade when Janette Rankin became Congresswoman was wrong. Janette Rankin became Congresswoman in 1916, and the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920. It was ratified in 1920, but it passed the House/Senate in 1919. Has there been a clue about the passage/ratification of an amend...
by xxaaaxx
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28382

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

https://news.avclub.com/old-town-road-breaks-billboards-hot-100-record-offic-1836800601 "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) has now topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks straight, a new record passing "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men and "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Dad...
by xxaaaxx
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer reruns 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 1013

Re: Summer reruns 2019

I wonder what percentage of people here watch any of the summer reruns. For me, it's a 6-week break and 30 extra minutes of free time every weekday.
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2315

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of my worst categories....so naturally it was near-instaget. L.A -> Cali ->Hotel California, with less than 0% confidence, because I know almost nothing about albums/years and had nothing else to base a WAG on.

Of course they bet it all. *sigh*
by xxaaaxx
Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1732

Re: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is, by the way, the first game that contestants could have seen James Holzhauer play beforehand. Started his run on 4/4, and this was taped on 4/6. ...and even then, they wouldn't have seen him break the game yet; he "only" won $43k and $38k his first two games. On 4/6, he was just an impressi...
by xxaaaxx
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1247

Re: Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John could have taken the lead at DD3... ...instead John decided to go big in the typical spot of big wagers in second place in the FJ! round. * sigh *...maybe he thought he was leaving himself a chance to get back to 50% if he got it wrong? Meh. 3 more games to go. Maybe we'll start seeing bigger ...
by xxaaaxx
Sat Jul 20, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

*snip* If there's a correlation between Alex saying second place is at exactly half of first and second place betting it all, so be it. But the fact that Alex pointed it out doesn't itself indicate how second place will wager. Hmm...out of all the times 2nd place in a lock-tie failed to make the al...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 126
Views: 7544

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

The whole "beat the experts three times and join the team" bit seems utterly hopeless.
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another tiebreaker. Yay. I still hate it :evil: Bring back co-champs you cheap....

Instaget FJ.
by xxaaaxx
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ consisted of 2 seconds to recognize that 1948 short story + dark/psychological etc + woman author had to be The Lottery , followed by 20 seconds of repeating "Shirley....Shirey...err..." to myself before remembering 'Jackson'. That would've been the most aggravating miss in years. Didn't know she...
by xxaaaxx
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1538

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Job involving surveillence...spy, cop..oh, private eye -> gumshoe...yeah, footwear, rubber, that works. Wasn't expecting a near-instaget Word Origins FJ, but I'll take it.
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1607

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The breakup of Standard Oil, for 2000!??! Don't think Hey Mickey belonged at the bottom either, but music isn't my strong suit (2/5). Instaget FJ. Mildly surprised it wasn't a triple get. Steven's terrible wager? No surprise at all :roll: A free 2nd win for Sam and a $1000 gift to Kirsten. Sorry Mar...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 426 - Grab Bag (all questions revealed)
Replies: 31
Views: 1576

Re: TD 426 - Grab Bag (Q1-Q6 revealed)

I thought the US flag might be the "it's so obvious that everyone avoids it" answer, but wasn't brave enough to try it (good thing). Nope, that prize goes to the LOTR books and the Hobbit (did Two Towers seriously go unused?). Meanwhile, "Mere Christianity" sheeps, and out of 26 toppings, 4 people j...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1744

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:44 am
Did you read the thread? At least two of us went with Alex the pretty decent.
I meant I was surprised we didn't get an Alexander guess on the show.
by xxaaaxx
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1744

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was wrong with Hannah’s wager? Her score was lower than Ryan’s MSBIW score, so she had to improve her score to win. Yes, she could have bet differently and accomplished the same goal, but I don’t think it was a horrible bet. Much better than zero. ...but she did bet zero. She had to improve he...
by xxaaaxx
Sat Jul 06, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/1/19 week
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( "arouse compassion" seemed to be hinting at pity -> pitiful. Not sure why this wasn't the answer they were going for, or why it required a pause. 4/5 in that category, missing only 'lousy', of all things. jury -rigged. I'll be ...
by xxaaaxx
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 1388

Re: Friday, July 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was so happy when Jim made it a TDD, and when that "easy" Adele clue came up, I was thinking, "see, J! contestants, this is what happens when you...Jim? Um...Jim??!?!" Oh well. It was still the right move. Spent the commercial break brainstorming all the 16th c. names I could -- monarchs, artists,...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1458

Re: Thursday, July 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My reaction to the category: "oh s%!#". So of course they give us a holiday softball: Austria, title character's death, 1823 - 32 = 1791 -> Mozart -> Amadeus, done.

A game filled with good DD wagers. Maybe there is hope.
by xxaaaxx
Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3698
Views: 398035

Re: Reretaken Down

I just got 2,196. Is it possible to hit a triple? If it is, I've yet to see one. Even when they could easily take 3rd, judging by their previous baserunning aggressiveness, they stop at 2nd. Except when the ball goes to the wall, then it's an inside-the-park HR. So far 2368 is the best I've done. T...