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by seaborgium
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

Ironhorse wrote:
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:02 pm
I'm relieved that I'm not the only person who said Crimea.

I've largely stopped paying attention to current events altogether since Trump got elected, just for my own sanity.
In your previous post you said you'd said Chechnya!
by seaborgium
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 314

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: In later times on the old board, I'd center the smileys on an occasion like this so the symmetries could line up. I said Chechnya and thought about Crimea but didn't change to it. I couldn't think of any avian named characters besides Jonath...
by seaborgium
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 3015

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

Maybe it'll be such a letdown when winning totals revert to the mean that they'll double clue values again.
by seaborgium
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 652
Views: 33905

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Morris Rishty: I do not believe the Japanese are Buddhist. Gilbert Gottfried: YOU FOOL!!! Clearly this is factually incorrect, but was he subsequently concluding that the Japanese were Christian? I just don't understand how, even after ruling out ideas of Buddhism in Japan, one can immediately go f...
by seaborgium
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2771

Re: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, given that everyone who has gotten past five digits in regular games has won a total beginning with 1, 2, or 4, I guess James is going to get to a million now. And now I am unspoiled about James. Jackie Fox posted on Facebook in advance of James's first game (like, "You're going to want to wat...
by seaborgium
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Best Ever Trivia Show
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Best Ever Trivia Show

And that is why I got kicked out of a taping group with $50 for my trouble.
by seaborgium
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2861

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

"Structure in Genesis" seemed like negbait for Noah's Ark. "6 1/2-foot tall painting" was sufficient to nip any ambiguity about that in the bud. Not necessarily. The Ark was huge too, and I could see someone making a really big painting of that. They didn't say the painting was big, they said it wa...
by seaborgium
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2861

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:48 pm
"Structure in Genesis" seemed like negbait for Noah's Ark.
"6 1/2-foot tall painting" was sufficient to nip any ambiguity about that in the bud.
by seaborgium
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

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

Didn't know there was a 2018 TV version of "Fahrenheit 451", so I immediately dismissed it and figured it had to be another Liederkranz. Why even guess when I'm absolutely positively unmistakably certain that I am wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong? Doesn't being so frequently wrong mean that sometimes ...
by seaborgium
Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 42
Views: 2370

Re: Confetti Discussion

Well, Confetti differs from the other "quiz for money on your phone apps" by using an existing platform. I was able to go to Confetti's page and see a list of episodes back to October 15. All the questions and payouts can be gleaned from those videos.
by seaborgium
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

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

Didn't know there was a 2018 TV version of "Fahrenheit 451", so I immediately dismissed it and figured it had to be another Liederkranz. Why even guess when I'm absolutely positively unmistakably certain that I am wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong? Doesn't being so frequently wrong mean that sometimes ...
by seaborgium
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 72
Views: 4283

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

Reading this, I guess "nothing" is the answer.
by seaborgium
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 559

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

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

I thought of Madonna first but didn't stop thinking and made it to Jane Fonda. Everything else was an instaget.
by seaborgium
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

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

An interesting note about James unrelated to his game play: periodically there's been discussion here about how the stated 18-month duration for how long applicants are in the pool post-audition isn't completely rigid. On his FB fan page, James reported that he got The Call 22 months after his audi...
by seaborgium
Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

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

Are you reading the same stats I am? He's only beating Ken by large margins in things that are wagers or directly caused by wagers. There's nothing "only" (which is to suggest negligible or irrelevant) about outscoring Ken Jennings by a magnitude of 1.8, nearly double over the course of seven games...
by seaborgium
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3952

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

Amazing player, the best I've ever seen. Just a casual $89k. It seemed almost pedestrian. Really? The best? I haven't analyzed the Coryats or anything, but just from watching my impression is his depth of knowledge isn't on the same tier as Ken's and Brad's. Yes, I would say so far he is tracking t...
by seaborgium
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4062

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://www.learnedleague.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=5081&p=50028#p50028 Referring to "rampant cheating" as a fact in LL isn't much in the way of libel, but it was kind of a dick move at least to accuse Thorsten of turning a blind eye to anything of the sort, and overall the post makes me more credulou...
by seaborgium
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)
Replies: 6
Views: 501

Re: Jeopardy! article from Games Magazine (1987)

Season 1 5x champ John Hnat's ToC yearbook blurb mentioned getting fooled by Steven Dorfman's third sample clue.
by seaborgium
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2108

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

I missed barley (rye), Franzen (no guess), Audi (Jaguar), Tolstoy (Dostoyevsky), and NOAA (I saw "hurricane" and "4-letter" and went straight to FEMA, realized my mistake on thorough reading, but could only think of USGS as another four-letter government service). I got spoiled on Andy Bryant by a F...
by seaborgium
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2635

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

I initially thought Madonna, but somehow I ditched my "video" = music video assumption. I couldn't think of a 1982 porn actress, and made my way to exercise videos; after a brief detour back into music videos with Olivia Newton-John, I recalled my parents' friend's Jane Fonda videos at her house. (A...