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by hbomb1947
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! archive - questions about clarification notes on clues
Replies: 4
Views: 376

Re: J! archive - questions about clarification notes on clues

The archive currently has a comment about the 1984 election but notes the EC hadn’t officially voted yet. While the clue writers didn’t own a crystal ball it was a poor choice given the answer could be wrong by the time the show aired. I would have put it on the November 4 episode where an election...
by hbomb1947
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! archive - questions about clarification notes on clues
Replies: 4
Views: 376

J! archive - questions about clarification notes on clues

I was going through some old clues on the archive and came across this FJ clue from December 4, 1984: "President elected to 2nd term with 523 electoral votes, the greatest number in any election" http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=355 The correct response was FDR, who amassed all those EV...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 17308

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Probably Couric and Jennings are the only actual Auditions so far. As mentioned in the video a little upthread, Bialik holds a Ph.d. in neuroscience, so I would say she checks the "gravitas" box. And having just turned 45 last month, she's the right age to have the potential for a decades-long run ...
by hbomb1947
Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 271
Views: 17308

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

So, 6 weeks of Ken. 2 weeks of Mike Richards. One week of Katie, Bill, Aaron, Mayim. That is 12 weeks booked. Assuming those are consecutive weeks, the will need new hosts in early April. I wonder if any other former Jeopardy players will take a turn? Where was it announced that the latter four are...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3445

Re: Hosting Question

If even a temporary hosting gig would disqualify someone from competing in future supertourneys (by virtue of having been employed by the show), I would think that would be a huge disincentive to James in particular, and maybe some others. And TPTB may not WANT people like James (and Brad) to be re...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3445

Re: Hosting Question

If even a temporary hosting gig would disqualify someone from competing in future supertourneys (by virtue of having been employed by the show), I would think that would be a huge disincentive to James in particular, and maybe some others. And TPTB may not WANT people like James (and Brad) to be rem...
by hbomb1947
Sun Feb 23, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020
Replies: 35
Views: 10091

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020

$11,000 plus FJ
by hbomb1947
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 13537

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

For no. 48 (RHYME TIME, "one scrawny small equine"), I had "Skinny hinny," which I think fits the clue (rather than the apparent intended correct response of "bony pony"). Judges?
by hbomb1947
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 15897

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Playing jff, I got 46. My misses: 19. NHO "The Masked Singer." Said "Clowns" just to say something. 35. Was trying to remember E.L.'s last name, and said "Gray" instead of "James." 41. Frozen for Wicked . 47. A RTFQ error. Thought it was asking for a hunter rather than an archer, so I answered way t...
by hbomb1947
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/23/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 2930

Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Roald Dahl's oeuvre is not a strength for me as lit goes.

I had both the Unabomber and Kaczynski.

J! was pre-empted in my area on Wednesday. :evil:
by hbomb1947
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 4426

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:04 am
Alex and Usha each went way too far south for their guesses and we'll see how posts go here for it possibly being a poll choice.
French Guiana isn't a country, so there's that.
by hbomb1947
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 15214

Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

thenextofken wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Would they have accepted just "Colassus" on the second DD? I got that part, but if he gave me a BMS, I would've been at a loss.
Highly unlikely. "Colossus" is a generic term for a large statue.
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/16/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 2926

Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Mistletoe for holly.

I negged with third wheel for fifth wheel.

J! was pre-empted during its usual timeslot in my market on Wednesday.
by hbomb1947
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 984
Views: 247467

Re: J! in the Media

Here's today's Good Morning America piece on the GOAT tourney.

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/cult ... wdOuQ6uKw8
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 3863

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:34 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:24 pm
I did have "the 85 theses" on Monday.
Then you should have it marked wrong, not right.
Have you noticed what key is immediately to the left of the "9" on a keyboard? :)
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 3863

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:( :( :(

I did have "the 95 theses" on Monday. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" for the holiday song.

The Clemson clue was way, way undervalued.
by hbomb1947
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 12448

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ireland was part of the UK but not of Great Britain and therefore Stoker would have been a UK citizen but not a British one. The adjective "British" refers to the UK as a whole. This may be strange and indeed controversial -- just as it's controversial that citizens of the United States are referre...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 12448

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree with the sentiment that this FJ was an unfortunate lapse by the writers. Since Bram Stoker was Irish, Dracula , despite the fact that it was penned in London, is no more a "British" novel than The Sun Also Rises (written by Hemingway in Paris) or The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (writte...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/25/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 3992

Re: FJs for the 11/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( On Wednesday's FJ I got to plastics instantly, but got stuck on Casablanca (which I sort of knew was released in 1942), not 1941, for the other movie. That clue needed more than 30 seconds. Would have been better suited to LL. David Copperfield on Fri...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 12448

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree with the sentiment that this FJ was an unfortunate lapse by the writers. Since Bram Stoker was Irish, Dracula , despite the fact that it was penned in London, is no more a "British" novel than The Sun Also Rises (written by Hemingway in Paris) or The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (written...