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by seaborgium
Sat May 19, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1102

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

2010 ToC: 4 single gets and a TS in the QFs; a TS, single get, and triple get in the SFs; a TS and a double get in the finals. Likewise in this tournament (although the QF and SF get patterns didn't occur in the same order). One difference is that I did twice as well (6/10) in this tournament. It w...
by seaborgium
Fri May 18, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1102

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

2010 ToC: 4 single gets and a TS in the QFs; a TS, single get, and triple get in the SFs; a TS and a double get in the finals. Likewise in this tournament (although the QF and SF get patterns didn't occur in the same order). One difference is that I did twice as well (6/10) in this tournament. It wo...
by seaborgium
Fri May 18, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1102

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Claire: 1400 14700 16100 30800
Larry: 11799 20000 31799 51799
Steve:  2600  9000 11600 20600
Larry: Wager less than $999, and enjoy your victory.
Claire: Larry has you locked out. Bet $4,501 to cover Steve.
Steve: You can take second place if Claire misses FJ, but you have to wager $0 and no more.
by seaborgium
Fri May 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25883

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Monya is an O'Brien's Pub Quiz regular. I was worried she'd be wrong because I missed a DD on Jeopardy by saying the South China Sea, and I thought I recalled the clue mentioning Korea, so my guess was that the correct response, the Yellow Sea, is what China and Korea share. (After finishing that se...
by seaborgium
Fri May 18, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1550

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Am I the only one who noticed that the $400 question in Round 2 for "21st Century Best Sellers" was wrong? The Da Vinci Code came BEFORE the two books "Angels & Demons" and "The Lost Symbol". There was no book between those two. The order is The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol, Infe...
by seaborgium
Fri May 18, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1550

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought, "Well, if you add a p to 'lumbar' it begins with 'plumb,' but lumbar is just an adjective," then went elsewhere and got lost in the mists. But I got back to "lumbar" and remembered lumbago, and "plumbago" sounded vaguely familiar to me. (My dad got to it at about the same time I did.)
by seaborgium
Thu May 17, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311202

Re: Reretaken Down

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:02 am
What the hell is Ximena?
Mexican. (And I didn't omit "minus the C and rearranged.")
by seaborgium
Tue May 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159302

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

No guess on FJ! Even when he spotted the other 5, I had no idea that Arabic was the missing one. And I wouldn't remotely consider Arabic "cursive". And what do you think "cursive" means? The etymology of the word seems to come from a Latin word for "running". What does that have to do with Arabic? ...
by seaborgium
Tue May 15, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

No guess on FJ! Even when he spotted the other 5, I had no idea that Arabic was the missing one. And I wouldn't remotely consider Arabic "cursive". And what do you think "cursive" means? The etymology of the word seems to come from a Latin word for "running". What does that have to do with Arabic? ...
by seaborgium
Tue May 15, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1092

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 7:27 pm
No guess on FJ! Even when he spotted the other 5, I had no idea that Arabic was the missing one. And I wouldn't remotely consider Arabic "cursive".
And what do you think "cursive" means?
by seaborgium
Tue May 15, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/7/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: FJs for the 5/7/18 week

Interesting that so few people got Gold Rush . Not that I think people are missing much when it comes to skipping the silent era, but the version of Gold Rush with narration, available on Youtube among other places, is quite amusing. I only got it because of "in the Yukon" at the beginning; I didn'...
by seaborgium
Tue May 15, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/7/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 555

Re: FJs for the 5/7/18 week

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

I feel like Fargo had just enough information for it to be gettable, but not quite enough to reach the average for FJ gettability. I got The Globe once my dad used the word "replica" in his out-loud brainstorming.
by seaborgium
Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?
Replies: 28
Views: 1612

Re: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?

And Hans! I think Andy Kravis won too.
by seaborgium
Sun May 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 306
Views: 20669

Re: HQ Trivia

Congrats to hanzz and jeff6286 for being among the 45 splitting $25,000 tonight! $555.55 or $555.56 per person.
edit: I hear that Schliemann won too. Confirm/deny?
by seaborgium
Sun May 13, 2018 4:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25883

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

But whereas I can understand someone who is not into movies struggling with that one, Dan has no one to blame but himself for missing the $7k question. Even if he is bad pop culture (although I'm shaky on it and knew Rihanna was from Barbados), it is either foolhardy or lazy not to look up all the ...
by seaborgium
Sat May 12, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311202

Re: Reretaken Down

Then again, so is pretending that any US politicians has "basically" chanted "Death to Iran". Just another bald-faced lie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-zoPgv_nYg Video is from 2007. You couldn't even find anything from the last decade! Even worse, the video shows John McCain, a warmongering lu...
by seaborgium
Fri May 11, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25883

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think the pitfall in Megan's question that the writers took advantage of is that it's easy to gloss over elections that didn't give us a new president.
by seaborgium
Fri May 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25883

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought the Thousandaire segment was the most exciting of that episode.
by seaborgium
Thu May 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 972

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think my ToC is the last tournament that the QF FJs have played this tough. We were at three gets after four days too.
by seaborgium
Thu May 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159302

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Yeah, I could come up with justifications for a lot of those correct responses, but I think I would end up sounding like someone on the board, after a J! clue asked for the biggest 3-digit prime number, who justified 997 by saying that 900 + 50 + 37 [sic] looked prime, whereas, for example, 900 + 50...