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by opusthepenguin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

RKane wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Not bad. Although I precalled Team Brad steamrolling from the get-go.
So what was your reaction when that didn't happen? :D
by opusthepenguin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: First-season contestant story from 1964
Replies: 8
Views: 592

Re: First-season contestant story from 1964

I'm confused by the math. He says there are 1000 applicants each month and 40 appear on the program. That's 1 in 25, right? He then says "Obviously, more women apply than men." (If that's true, when did that change? Or did it?) Thus "only one out of every 20 women are selected." So... the general ch...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It’s weird to have a team tournament and you are wondering how some teams are specifically going to try to hide the deficiencies of some of the less strong players by sticking them in SJ or hoping they can pull off the FJ. A tournament of great players shouldn’t have to do that, right? Possibly the...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

By pure chance though, two of the clues that Brad uncovered were Daily Doubles. If you really think seeking and finding DDs is "pure chance," I'm not sure you've been watching this game... or maybe you're just hard of herring. Players like Alex Jacob, Roger Craig and Brad Rutter have turned picking...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am so sick of this. Congrats to Larissa. :) I guess in all supertournaments Brad needs a game to shake off the rust. He was a real killer today. If by "killer" you mean dead even with Ken, then yes. They both scored $11,600 in regular clues. By pure chance though, two of the clues that Brad uncov...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had the 14th amendment ending slavery. Serious trivia fail. I did too. I also had the 20th repealing prohibition, so my mistakes canceled out. I wish I could be this lucky when I need it. For the last number I have always been able to remember it in matching it to usual legal drinking age. I use ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3465

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am so sick of this. Congrats to Larissa.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4005
Views: 575663

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Re: Re: The 1992 Seniors Tournament: I seem to remember a moment on the old J! boards over a decade ago about how the eventual winner, Leonard Schmidt, put down for his Final Jeopardy answer "Lower Slobbovia". That's a made up name! Leonard Schmidt. How dumb do you think we are? Not sure whether yo...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 4073

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ from March 30, 2016: OBITUARIES : On his death in 2015, his New York Times obit said he "built his stardom 90 percent on skill and half on wit" If you don't know the correct response, JBoard might not be the place for you. If you had given me that clue nearly any other day, then I would've recog...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I should have put in the original post that any listicle found on the Internet should be taken with a grain of salt. But yes, as our fine feathered friend points out, there's quite a few that should have been included. I like to complain. You shouldn't take that away from me by including preemptive...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just came across a Pitchfork list of 50 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time which had Pulp Fiction as #10: https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-50-best-movie-soundtracks-of-all-time/?page=5 Woof. What an awful list. I mean, I wasn't expecting Thief or The Grey Fox, even though those...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just came across a Pitchfork list of 50 Best Movie Soundtracks of All Time which had Pulp Fiction as #10: https://pitchfork.com/features/lists-and-guides/the-50-best-movie-soundtracks-of-all-time/?page=5 Woof. What an awful list. I mean, I wasn't expecting Thief or The Grey Fox, even though those...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/25/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 810

Re: FJs for the 2/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Knew Havel was Czech. Have heard of the Velvet Revolution and associate it with Czechoslovakia. But "a smooth change of government" just didn't put me in mind of a revolution, velvet or otherwise. I had no chance on that clue. Spun my wheels on Tyger,...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3670

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If Alex had done his standard $100 minimum on the second DD, here's how things would have looked entering FJ: Team Buzzy: 0 19100 19100 39000 Team Colby: 7600 7600 15200 22800 Team Austin: 5200 8900 14100 23000 Should the last column for Team Buzzy read 38200 or am I not understanding your chart? Y...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2980

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

loved not having to hear the lame "make it a true daily double"....all in is such a better phrase No way, triviabro. Gotta make it a TDD pizz on that sheep crap Sorry, bro. "True Daily Double" is on-brand. "All in" ain't. It's like hearing Olivia Colman when everyone's expecting Glenn Close Of cour...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4005
Views: 575663

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

GoodStrategy wrote:
Sat Mar 02, 2019 9:12 am
Here's another contestant who lost two regular-play games.
Larissa Kelly's sister, Arianna, would be another:

http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=4622
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3670

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed FJ. Presidential trivia is not my thing, so naturally I panicked and scribbled down a 20th c. election year. I only ended up off by 8 years. Agree that the 19th c. guesses made no sense. I mean, there's no reason why the last time couldn't be hundreds of years ago, but safe to assume the w...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3670

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man, I had a bad feeling on the SOUNDTRACK DD - that category was too wide open for me to feel any confidence. Would have bet $5, especially with a whopping $0 carryover score from Day 1. Pretty Woman came to mind, but I discarded it because 'woman' was already in the clue. Also, Pretty Woman came ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3670

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That second DD was insane. I've watched Pulp Fiction multiple times and still couldn't get it. They could have picked more plot-relevant songs. For Pulp Fiction I don't think they could have: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110912/soundtrack Arguably though, if they'd picked Misirlou or Bustin' Surfb...