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by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Aug 02, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 9933

Is Jar-Jar Binks on the "Jeopardy!" payroll?

Very confused by the Star Wars Palpatine, 7 Hills of Rome Palatine, and I swear the contestant's response of Palantine. Yes, that's exactly what she said, but confusing isn't the appropriate adjective -- idiotic is. The other five responses were the precise same names as the Star Wars characters re...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Jul 30, 2016 4:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 7372

Any resemblance to the Statue of Liberty is purely COIN-cidental

Lord Carnavaron for FJ :oops: There's no way you'd have passed muster with the judges with that. But returning to more important matters, the 1946 Roosevelt dime was preceded by one with Lady Liberty on the obverse? Have the writers never seen the coin? While something of a misnomer, it's still cal...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 108
Views: 12190

Idiomatic idiots

I wonder if anyone asked Jesus for clarification at the time. "When you said you will rise on the third day were you counting the current day as the first day, or did you mean the next day?" Since there's no proof that it ever happened, only an anecdote written long after it was supposed to have ha...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 108
Views: 12190

Putting the ZERO in "zero-g"

It really doesn't seem worth it to do some quick math in your head and wager correctly, does it? For some reason I thought the question excluded Collins because he didn't go down onto the moon, so I went with Aldrin. Knowing the female pilot would have helped, of course. I feel extra bad about miss...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Dec 27, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 5604

The Jeopardy! writers give birth to bad clues via the Lamasery Method

The clue asked for a novel written by James Hilton and the correct response was "What is Shangri-La?" But the novel was Lost Horizon where Shangri-La appears. While it doesn't affect the fact that the clue was very poorly worded (gee, another sloppily-written clue. Who'd have expected that from the...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 14756

The time of the PUN far

If you call Matt's daily double celebrations unsportsmanlike, than you also have to call Alex's stalling unsportsmanlike. Matt's histrionics weren't unsportsmanlike because they were clearly spontaneous and not calculated, or done with any strategic gain in mind. That said, they were somewhat juven...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Nov 21, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 14622

Triple turn'ed stumper!

dirkgonnadirk wrote:btw, we need to stop calling it a triple stumper when one person has no intention of trying to answer the question
He may not have wanted to wager much, if anything, but of course he wanted to give a correct response. He didn't because didn't know it.
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 14622

What's the Zip Code for Chateau d'If?

I know it was only a top-of-the-board clue, but the North Pole clue in the DJ round doesn't make any sense to me. The clue read, "This location of Santa's workshop has a zip code, 12997." First of all, to fit within the category ("'North' and 'South' America"), they must have been referring to the ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 111
Views: 9858

To paraphrase David Letterman's famous introduction: Yma, Indy. Indy, Yma.

A Raiders of the Lost Ark "premake" trailer as if it were made in 1951. One of the movies used is Secret of the Incas . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUPDuQq9GsM This is very funny; whoever put it together ought to be commended. As for the FJ clue, it was misleading -- not to the contestants; it l...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 134
Views: 12762

As the song in 'Camelot' goes: Φ on Goodness, Φ!

When Alex referred to one of the answers on Final being easy and the other being more difficult, I assume he meant that Greek was the easy one. But I was with Matt today. Cyrillic was an instaget and Greek took me about 25 seconds. The Cyrillic alphabet is based mainly on the Greek, but includes a ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 8129

Over-the-counter meditation

For pi I said that it's a transcendental number (which it is) and, since transcendental meditation can be a form of psychotherapy, it should satisfy the clue as well as "irrational."

And it's "RAYKS-moozayoom."
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 103
Views: 8533

The Dead Pointillists Society

Kilmer's lit prof characterized Trees as "slight." :? "Trees" (1913) I think that I shall never see A poem lovely as a tree. A tree whose hungry mouth is prest Against the earth's sweet flowing breast; A tree that looks at God all day, And lifts her leafy arms to pray; A tree that may in summer wea...
by Sage on the Hudson
Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 8628

Grim, grimmer, grimace

I am sad to have missed tonight's FJ as well. My answer was a dumb one, as the person I said the name of lived in the 1700s. So I was way off. Congrats to Brennan for running the week. Looking forward to seeing him play on Monday. I'm not; I'm getting rather irked by that odd, lip-less grimace of h...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 7130

Order in the Court!

I believe that Chris put Margaret Court's maiden and married surnames in the wrong order. Court should come before Smith. Oh well, no neg. He did transpose them, and he should have been docked. As unacceptable as saying Jacqueline Onassis Kennedy or Oliver Holmes Wendell. Apparently the judges were...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Apr 21, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 132
Views: 12396

Like molasses in January, indeed

Sorry to see you go, Alex. Unlike some people (well one person) here, I can see you played your last game with the same strategy as the rest. I learned a thing or two watching you, and I look forward to seeing you in the TOC! I'm not sorry. Boy, was that guy irritating. His successs was remarkable ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Apr 07, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 112
Views: 11570

Coup de Crap is more like it

Once again the judges embarrass themselves by accepting the appalling, nonsensical locution "coup de grah" -- which alters not only pronunciation and spelling, but meaning -- for coup de grace . The worst part of it is that it sends the unmistakable message to countless viewers that this idiotic phr...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Mar 28, 2015 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11126

The check for your winnings in is the mohel

MitchO wrote:I'm Jewish, I've known many friends who have traveled to Israel, and I'm fairly sure I've never heard of El-Al Airlines in my entire life.
Have you at least been circumcised?
by Sage on the Hudson
Mon Feb 09, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/2/15 week
Replies: 36
Views: 3899

Tunisia: traditional center of Tin Pan Alley.

And all this time I thought algorithm was named for Al Gore's dancing the Macarena at the 1996 Democratic National Convention.
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 12224

The Daley Show

OSXpert wrote:As a Chicagoan, I was personally offended than no one got "City of Big Shoulders."
It should be San Antonio, Texas, since that's where Joan Crawford was from.
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Jan 14, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 7761

The Midwest Cuckoos

zakharov wrote:Oklahoma? Seriously? The song has Iowa in the name!
The movie adaptation of Oklahoma! was released the year before The Music Man opened on Broadway.