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by seaborgium
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 437
Views: 20519

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I felt like I had heard of those names before, and it seemed to me that I was more likely to have read up on Milli Vanilli than any of the other four choices. After the 50:50 (full disclosure: I had already looked up Milli Vanilli and confirmed my hunch by then), I imagined that no one was calling t...
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 23, 2019 2:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 965

Re: Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"What is hubris?" "Nope." I could get a lot of mileage out of a clip of that. (Not a request; I have the wherewithal to make it myself.)
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 437
Views: 20519

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Donnie's end was disappointing. He surprised me by going against his +1. After that lifeline on a $250,000 question, the next contestant used hers on $3,000. The lifeline had some very dodgy etymology in explaining the word "altruist"; it sounded like she just knew the answer and tried to make stuff...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Is it just me, or was the grading on the Pun 1D unnecessarily harsh? I think Thorsten is in a pretty impossible spot on a quiz like that, and his system is not set up to have the quiz's writer assist with grading, (Beyond whatever guidelines they can give in advance) so he probably has to make a lo...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1303

Re: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My brother thought it was amusing that Kelsey got Frasier.
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3547
Views: 353442

Re: Reretaken Down

Austin Rogers game 9 reran this weekend. CHEMISTRY, $400: Gallium turns to liquid slightly above this temperature sometimes given as 72 degrees Fahrenheit The correct response was "room temperature" (it was a stand and stare), but I suddenly imagined that they couldn't really neg someone for saying...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1468

Re: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the souvenir clue was massive negbait for "memento". Not a lot of French words ending in O. But then again, there was another in this category, bistro , and in the game, hebdo ... Oh, I was going to mention, hebdo is short for hebdomodal , which is in fact an English word as well (meaning...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3902
Views: 535218

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 5/9/88: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6091 to give the 1988 Seniors Tournament its first representation in the Archive Player pics of Jim Gaylord, Louise Reyburn Dice & Tom Wickham: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1890/44093391792_bab7a364f9_n.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.c...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1468

Re: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the souvenir clue was massive negbait for "memento". Not a lot of French words ending in O. And I would know that why? If it had actually been French and the correct response, you would have complained that you considered it but rejected it because it didn't have a pile of silent consonan...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

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

Ryan Seacrest was all I could come up with yesterday, although I was pretty sure American Idol was later than 2000. I also got stuck on the idea that the "syndicated talk show" was a radio show.
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1468

Re: Friday, January 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:11 pm
I thought the souvenir clue was massive negbait for "memento".
Not a lot of French words ending in O.
by seaborgium
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

On the "What band has had all of its members inducted into the RnR hall of Fame without itself being inducted" question, I said CSNY and got credit. That question's use of "only" was ill-advised.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 17, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 437
Views: 20519

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question. I reassured myself that the midpoint of January falls on the 16th. I know twice-monthly things don't ...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 437
Views: 20519

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:03 pm
The pudu is a favorite of Jeopardy! alum Bob Harris.
Yeah, when she didn't immediately lock in A, I thought, "Too bad, she hasn't read Prisoner of Trebekistan."
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 16, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1212

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was it just me, or did the show play an ever-so-slightly different musical cue at the point before Johnny read the promotional considerations, as Alex was walking over to the contestant lecterns? I thought it sounded different too, enough that I rewound my recording and played it again. A more conc...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:50 am
John Boy wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:04 am
Another nice, solid win for the champ. Congrats to Anneke! Now in the J! Players' HoF.
How so?
The official website used to list the players whose cumulative winnings were $50k or more.
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is "Connectiquette" the longest single word to ever appear in a category title? I would bet not. At best it's tied with TRANSPORTATION. The longest words to appear in a category name are probably TELECOMMUNICATIONS and INTERNATIONALITIES, with 18 letters each. Other lengthy portmanteaus that have b...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Couldn't do "soledad" to "solitude" in Translation for $200. That whole category seemed extremely tough, since you had to YEKIOYD instead of going for cognates, since there WERE no cognates. Soledad is certainly a cognate for "solitude." (And Witwe for "widow.") "Birth of Venus" rings no bells for ...
by seaborgium
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3228
Views: 270088

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

I won tonight, and my nephew was with me, playing on his phone. Seven cents for each of us!
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 429
Views: 10856

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I've been enjoying following the R&R ML thus far, as well. I feel I'd have done pretty well if I'd signed up. I did talk myself out of one correct answer I'm kicking myself for: "I remember Green Jello having that legal dispute... nah, no way Maynard was in that band..." It would have been funny if...