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by xxaaaxx
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3748
Views: 409721

Re: Reretaken Down

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:02 am
This is the 6-person group I'm in through the wwtbambored board:

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...and you all picked the Cowboys to win...hmph! :twisted:
by xxaaaxx
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1411

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"In 1876..."
Custer, ho hum...
"...in the Dakotas..."
Ooooohhhh. Hmm...last hand, cards? Wild Bill! Yeah, in Deadwood, that works.

Not my favorite collection of games recently.
by xxaaaxx
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2039

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ. I didn't realize it was released in 1700; for some reason I thought it was older. "Don't say St. Louis, don't say St...damnit". The Pony Express/St. Joseph connection strikes again. When's the last time a contestant got that right? Also, the average retirement last 8000 days? OK ... ~22...
by xxaaaxx
Sat Sep 28, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1801

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I Pavloved from Irish to Yeats, then proceeded to unpack the clue: Irish-born + outcast + 1898 ---> Wilde Ditto. I'm annoyed that I couldn't clear the cobwebs in time to remember that it was from The Ballad of Reading Gaol specifically, but a get is a get. So we lost a 19-day champ to a one-and-don...
by xxaaaxx
Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2047

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I the only one who finds it dirty when the writers do a "The last X where Y happened" clue when Y happened in the most recent example of X? Not only do I find it exceptionally misleading and easy to overlook, I also find it makes for a very uninteresting clue. I don't know about 'dirty', but I a...
by xxaaaxx
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 16
Views: 1921

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: 161
Views: 11774

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: 558
Views: 37058

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: 1209

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: 2781

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: 1966

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: 1453

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: 2894

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: 161
Views: 11774

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: 2894

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: 52
Views: 2761

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: 1717

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: 1813

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: 1904

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: 2053

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.