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by hbomb1947
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Paralytic president = not FDR = HUGE negbait. Anyone else join me in that one? Yes, and it was a head slap. FDR had polio. Wilson had a series of strokes, never recovered, but his VP didn't succeed him because his condition wasn't made public. 25th amendment only ratified in 1967, after JFK's assas...
by hbomb1947
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition rules clarification
Replies: 3
Views: 98

Re: Audition rules clarification

I have received conflicting information about audition rules and I thought someone here could guide me. My 18-month clock runs out 3/27/20. The next online test is in January 2020, or so I've been told. Am I eligible to take the test or not? Who told you that? The last online test was in April 2019...
by hbomb1947
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 794

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shouldn't Russian authors be considered Eurasian authors rather than European ones? (During the precall phase, I wondered whether the FJ category name ruled out Russian authors, even though any Russian writer of note will have lived in the smaller European part of the country.) I thought the categor...
by hbomb1947
Sun Sep 15, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 447

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Goliath-Ville on Monday because I had nothing. However, once the correct response was revealed, it rang a bell - like, I had definitely heard of the place-name Gath before. I didn't exist yet in Feb. 1964. I've never seen an ep...
by hbomb1947
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Deconvoluting Holzhauer
Replies: 8
Views: 558

Re: Deconvoluting Holzhauer

He buzzed in about 25% of the times he didn't have the right answer Can you tell us how this number was computed? How do we know how many times he didn't have the correct response and didn't buzz in? As opposed to had the correct response and didn't buzz in? How do you factor in when he was beaten ...
by hbomb1947
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1364

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do I have a leg to stand on here? Of course. The clue was asking for the original name of the museum, not the current one (but J! will almost always accept extra, so long as that extra is not incorrect). I also answered the National Air Museum. The way the clue was worded, it was simply asking for ...
by hbomb1947
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1443

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Carolyn was only two years off with Peter Pan, however Peter Pan is an English novel and unlikely to have a plains state. Actually it's a 1904 play, not a 1902 book (although its titular character first appeared in the 1902 novel The Little White Bird , which wasn't children's literature, and Barri...
by hbomb1947
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1364

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:46 pm
They should have been picky about it. The museum is the NATIONAL Air and Space Museum.
Meh. From Wikipedia: "The National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution, also called the Air and Space Museum . . ."

For the record, I wrote "What is Smithsonian Air and Space?"
by hbomb1947
Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1364

Re: Thursday, September 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tried the precall game on the category but my mind just went completely blank. "Air and Space Museum" did flit through my mind briefly, but I swatted it away because we weren't in space in 1946 so there's no way we could've had a space museum back then. Ended up with nothing. The museum was first e...
by hbomb1947
Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1443

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I looked at Jason's ending score 41143 and saw that as April 11, 1943. Still most likely his mother's birthday, Yes, he stated that on FB. And of course Jason has been influenced by James's style in the new season, and there's nothing wrong with that. He wasn't starting at the bottom of the board i...
by hbomb1947
Tue Sep 10, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1606

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought today's FJ was as easy as yesterday's was hard. And it still would have been an instaget for me without the "Sunday."
by hbomb1947
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2351

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The best I could come up with was a response similar to Holly's (I said Goliath-ville). I thought this FJ was a good illustration of why it's desirable to have a runaway. :D Jason showed that if you're a good enough player, you don't have to have quite the knowledge base of James to make elements of...
by hbomb1947
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:12 pm
Good luck everyone!
What Kirk said!
by hbomb1947
Sun Aug 25, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 495
Views: 32663

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Cherokee Nation announces that it plans to appoint a delegate to the U.S. House of Representatives.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/25/politics ... index.html
by hbomb1947
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 395
Views: 33003

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

Tonight I returned to Austin Rogers's pub trivia quiz in Manhattan. He clarified that the visit to his trivia night by J! personnel (which still hasn't been scheduled) won't actually be an audition. Instead, the J! crew will be "scouting" (in Austin's words) for people to invite to audition. (Honest...
by hbomb1947
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 395
Views: 33003

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

What’s the likelihood of 2 boardies facing off in season 36? 0% What is your basis for saying that? I would agree as the show would want to avoid putting two people on at the same time who know each other. I think they've done it before after they changed the rules to eliminate ties; didn't Scott B...
by hbomb1947
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 395
Views: 33003

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 am
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:17 pm
What’s the likelihood of 2 boardies facing off in season 36?
0%
What is your basis for saying that?
by hbomb1947
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1267

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Richard Scarry for Sendak.

Was spoiled on Dead Sea, but confident I would have gotten it.
by hbomb1947
Sat Jul 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3229

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I got FJ until checking this board. I don't know now if I answered "Carpathia", or "Carpathian". I will check the Schrodinger box for this on the poll. I didn't like the clue phrasing which leads to Lusitania immediately and then requires parsing. I wonder if the contestants were hornswog...
by hbomb1947
Fri Jul 26, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3229

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:33 pm
I got enough Lach Trash from . . . port (wine) . . . to finish second from the imaginary 4th podium.
I negged with sherry for the wine. Are port and sherry the Oxbridge of fortified wines?