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by seaborgium
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 211
Views: 5386

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Easy set yesterday. Very few misses on my player tracker page. Somehow my opponent missed Monte Carlo despite a nearly 90% lifetime math get rate (I know this was a classified as business and econ, but figured anyone with math knowledge would know it). I've been wondering what some of the guesses w...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 22, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Always remember Cyrus McCormick from one of those compendiums of bad student essays you used to see floating around the internet. Some poor student wrote that "Cyrus McCormick invented a mechanical reaper that did the work of a thousand men", only they missed writing a critical 'e' in the name of t...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 793

Re: Thursday, March 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kate gave a response of "what is Discharge" in what I thought was the 3 Consecutive Consinants category. Had me scratching my head and waiting for a reversal. I thought it was supposed to be the first three letters of the word they were looking for. What was the actual clue/category? No problem wit...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 211
Views: 5386

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I changed Easter to Good Friday, still got 9(5). (It cost me my private match, but I'm okay with that.)
by seaborgium
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought of Morocco, but the I decided to read "much closer country across the water" as "country on the way to Mexico" and chose Cuba instead (even though Spain still claimed it at the time). It's my fault for inferring more than was implied, but "across the water" made me think a bigger body of w...
by seaborgium
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1149

Re: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:35 am
First, I had no idea who was involved in "That 70's Show".
Which was the more important information in that clue, the actors involved, or the fact that the 1970s ended in the show's final episode?
by seaborgium
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1516

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What did you think of ALL BETS ARE OFF? I liked the extra think step required, but overall I thought the clues were kind of lame. I couldn't figure out how the Breaking Bad clue fit the theme until the episode ended and I remembered "Bet"ter call Saul :? Alpha (not alphabet) Veronica (not Betty) Br...
by seaborgium
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3985
Views: 564629

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Because I love a challenge almost as much as I love a gimmick, and since pannoni4 made the game available, here's another 17-years-ago today game, March 18, 2002. Karen Lempert vs. Jason Lautenschleger vs. Mary Mansfield. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1723 You've got Mary credited w...
by seaborgium
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1516

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What did you think of ALL BETS ARE OFF? I liked the extra think step required, but overall I thought the clues were kind of lame. I couldn't figure out how the Breaking Bad clue fit the theme until the episode ended and I remembered "Bet"ter call Saul Alpha (not alphabet) Veronica (not Betty) Break...
by seaborgium
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3985
Views: 564629

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Clue of the game will be ODD JOBS for $200 (DJ), an absolute obscurity here in 2019: In an odd modeling job for a Benson & Hedges print ad, model Rob Ramsel was clad only in these What are pajama bottoms? Here's a People magazine article about the ad (no pictures) https://people.com/archive/bartend...
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 531

Re: FJs for the 3/11/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I couldn't think of anyone other than Sam Shepard on Monday. On Thursday it was a fact I'd already noticed, and I even made a joke on Twitter once about pronouncing the city and abbreviation together as "alba-nigh-nigh." I didn't unde...
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3985
Views: 564629

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I think one can reasonably expect it to be a title character, although I admit that's 20/20 hindsight and you'd have to be pretty brave to make such an assumption on the spot. I imagine it would have been easier to come up with a movie title that was just one weird word. (I'll spare you the "sounds ...
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1516

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it's a terrible clue for Watson. It involves synthesis of two fields of knowledge (state capitals and postal abbreviations) and not just straight knowledge of facts. Unless somewhere in its databases is a list of wordplay facts about state capitals that includes the fact that Albany ends wi...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1640

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had a third correct response for the "bewilder" clue: flummox.
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 578
Views: 29913

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

2016 J! champ Sally Neumann played today and provided a cautionary tale (albeit one with a happy ending) about taking a moment to think about questions. One of the first five questions asked how fast a clock's second hand travels, with the choices being 78, 45, 33 1/3, and 1 RPM. She said that she w...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1516

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's obviously not enough time to run through 30+ States in 30 seconds, so for that, I think the clue stinks. There wasn't any T-O-M in it either, that I could see. I'm pretty amazed all three managed to come up with it. I disagree on not having enough time, everybody is different. Some can do i...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1516

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

but would have still won had they bet bigger and gone with 12899 A surprising number of trailing players have No Idea How To Bet Properly, even in this situation when the play is Go All-In, and will become Random Number Rhonda and inevitably bet short. Betting to win by $1 still wins those situatio...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 578
Views: 29913

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Have any other people gone from Thousandaire to the main game? That was weird to see him again. I recall Jason Zollinger has appeared in both Thousandaire and the main game; he also competed against Seaborgium in J!'s TOC final. He's never played the main game. And it was the same thing as Thousand...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 578
Views: 29913

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe I'm confused, but I thought Jake Freud went for an answer he didn't mean to on the $30,000 question, to his benefit. The question was about Ekman's seven universal facial expressions, providing joy, anger, fear, and contempt as four of the expressions, and asking which of the four choices of s...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 211
Views: 5386

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I changed Clinton to Ford, with the logic that Ford was a word as well as a name. Unfortunately I had diluted the question's wording to include cities that had a president's last name as part of their names and never read it carefully enough after the initial reading to break myself of that idea. Co...