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by seaborgium
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: When will J-Archive.com upload answers and questions for Season 6?
Replies: 3
Views: 71

Re: When will J-Archive.com upload answers and questions for Season 6?

It's not often I feel like I should report an OP for being off topic.
by seaborgium
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:36 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)

I said Ibsen, assuming the "peers" mentioned in the clue were fellow Scandinavians on the Nobel committee, which doesn't really make sense, since surely he would have gotten the Nobel if the Nobel committee people thought he should have.
by seaborgium
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:44 pm
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: :(

Not a great start. I will get better.
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 14, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Now I'm up against BlishS in public and RutterB in private. Heaven help me. I only missed one, and it was both's margin of victory. I didn't think it would be "The Periodic Table," which felt a little clunky to me (and besides, the actual thing has more than 21 elements! Even in 1975!), and I vacil...
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1604

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was muddling around the '70s and '80s when my brother said, "It has to be 2016, right?" I might have seen the light in time if left to my devices, but it wasn't looking good, so I'll assume it would have been a miss anyway. My bad for letting my guard down; I had my fingers in my ears and heard my...
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 13, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 383
Views: 48687

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

mas3cf wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 4:53 am
Good catch. My first source said 99 was the record, but NOAA says 100. Unfortunately, that ruins the clue because Alaska would also fit. Deleted.
Or you could do what CasketRomance said and just change "of" to "over."
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

A Greek-derived compound related to reptiles was so obviously "amphibian" to me that I never had a chance. On Romanov, however, I did have a chance, and I blew it by being sure that Nicholas II couldn't have been in the same dynasty as Catherine the Great. I said Ottoman, which, along with being a p...
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 13, 2019 2:00 am
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)

My one flub on the night was mixing up Canada's two "colorful" territorial capitals, Whitehorse (Yukon) and Yellowknife (Northwest Territories). Any ideas on a mnemonic device for those two? 5xer Robert Slaven has the username "robertyknwt" here, and the last 5 letters stand for "Yellowknife, North...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:11 am
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)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:30 pm
What does sausage have to do with a waltz? I almost WAGed "polka".
"Vienna Blood Waltz" as opposed to Vienna blood sausage; it was a throwaway joke. The real giveaway was Johann Strauss, Jr., AKA "The Waltz King."
by seaborgium
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

What is your opinion on my other example (S in NSAID, where I got credit for "steroid" instead of "steroidal")? I may be a bit more lenient on that one, but I don't know for certain that 'non-steroid' and 'non-steroidal' have the exact same meaning. I would guess they do, but ... As to 'base' and '...
by seaborgium
Tue Sep 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

To be fair, seaborgium, I have a lot more confidence in you being able to suss out the correct answer (or correct enough) to this than your typical D or E rundler, yet most of them knew it, too, so I've just got to assume it's something people just knew. My point was less that I could work it out a...
by seaborgium
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4357
Views: 681423

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

For next week I am lining up the games to archive. When I enter a new person into the Archive I have to include how they did in the tournament. I have notes and of course the tapes while often I find it easier to recall if a player was QF only, semifinalist or finalist by looking at the Wikipedia a...
by seaborgium
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

You know how there's that question every once in a while where you see the results and wonder "how the heck does everyone other than me know this?" That was the UBI question for me on Friday. Even after seeing the answer it wasn't something that rang a bell for me. Weird. This American Life had an ...
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 161
Views: 11035

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

Any expert want to share a hint of when Season Two might air? I enjoyed the show and well done by all of the experts and Sherri over the episodes. thank you for the kind comments and meticulous record-keeping, MarkBarrett! :) i do not know what the future plans are, but, like fats domino, i’m hopin...
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

econgator wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:14 am
seaborgium wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:27 am
I got credit for "universal base income" instead of "universal basic income,"
I think you got lucky there. Those are two different things.
I consider it analogous to the time I said that the S in NSAID stood for "steroid" instead of "steroidal" and got credit.
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I got credit for "universal base income" instead of "universal basic income," and that ended up being my margin of victory in my public and private matches; now I'm #1 in an A rundle for the second time ever. I should have gotten Suzuki Method, but I said Kawasaki Method instead. I blame having seen...
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 60
Views: 4634

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:27 am
In round three, a double miss in the number of states that border the Pacific ocean. Both teams said four, forgetting Hawaii. It is better than both teams saying three.
How do you know it wasn't Alaska that was forgotten?
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

The clues were there. I ngvar K amprad, founding something in Sweden. But no matter how many times I read the clue, it just didn't click. I think it was because "founding" had me stuck on something more institutional. Billy Corgan -> Smashing Pumpkins -> Rat in a cage was easy. An art livestreamer ...
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 217
Views: 5133

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

The clues were there. I ngvar K amprad, founding something in Sweden. But no matter how many times I read the clue, it just didn't click. I think it was because "founding" had me stuck on something more institutional. Billy Corgan -> Smashing Pumpkins -> Rat in a cage was easy. An art livestreamer ...
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]
Replies: 161
Views: 11035

Re: Fun with GSN's "Best Ever Trivia Show" [Spoilers]

Leslie Shannon (at least it sure looked, acted and sounded like her) won $1,000 and faced Ryan to try to up her total to $10K. Leslie being on the show makes me wonder if there's any S&P rule regarding knowing the panelists. I know on shows like Pyramid, contestants who were friends with that week'...