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by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 669
Views: 62088

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

econgator wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:58 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 am
If the former, Tellurium qualifies.
Pretty sure that was named after Edwurd Tellur.
Hur dee hur hur.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1360

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Loved Elise’s gameplay! This is the first time I’ve been actively irritated that contestants no longer walk out to the podiums, nor come out from behind them after the game. I really wanted to see the rest of that dress! Oooh, I didn't even think about that. I'm picturing it with a full skirt that ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1360

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's a nursery rhyme about three geese? Not ringing the faintest of bells. I had no idea what to even WAG. But as soon as he said "one flew east, one flew west", I knew exactly what they were going for. I watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in college English class, but it was too far back i...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Count me as one who is tournamented out. Ordinarily I wouldn't want even this Brad/Ken/James thing for another year at least. Let me just enjoy regular play for a good while. But that conflicts with my stronger feeling that Alex should be the one to host the Brad/Ken/James slugfest. So let's get thi...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 669
Views: 62088

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

THE PERIODIC TABLE The two elements named after heavenly bodies known to the ancients. What are helium and selenium? Is Earth considered a heavenly body? Or are we thinking of Earth as the fixed point in reference to which "the heavens" are defined? I assume the latter, but this might be debatable....
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Are you a regex whiz?
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: Are you a regex whiz?

1. Identify the problem 2. Realize that the problem could be addressed using regular expressions. 3. Now you have two problems. I know. I'm no help. I'll be fascinated if we do have a whiz who can spit out the proper combination of brackets and asterisks and alphanumerics and such that almost magica...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1744

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

I have perfect pitch, so I would be able to detect even the slightest bit of speeding-up. Listening to "Rain" by the Beatles is super distracting for this reason. How do you feel about historically informed performance practice where they play pieces by Bach, Beethoven, and even Mahler at the lower...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1444

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

Went with Toys R Us for FJ, even though I was pretty sure they were from back east somewhere. I knew Bend, OR was important, but I didn't know which company to associate with that location. Turns out I would have been better off focusing on 2004. I well remember getting DVDs from Netflix back in tha...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1444

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

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:11 am
Barbados & Bonaiare: This big "C"

Shannon: What is Curaçao?
Sathvik: What is Grand Cayman?
And nothing from Kevin. This despite the fact that Shannon said, none too softly, "Oh, Caribbean" after her neg.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1444

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

True North wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:06 pm
Would’ve gone 5/5 on Aeneid (and had a $40K day) if not for the head-slapping answer of Poseidon instead of Neptune. :oops:
Ouch. And since they took the category in order, you'd already been reminded that The Aeneid was a Roman work, not Greek.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1744

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

I got FJ immediately off "City of Light." When I flew through Buffalo's airport to visit Niagara Falls this past Labor Day weekend, I did a little research on Buffalo and learned that it had acquired that moniker due to being the first U.S. city with widespread electric lighting (which was powered ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I interpret the "Trebek" exclusion as just a simple way of saying you aren't eligible for regular J! if you have been on Teen Tournament, College Tournament, Teachers Tournament, etc.... just as a way of making it clear. Perhaps. But they could just say "on any version of Jeopardy! ," which they do...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3636
Views: 365932

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

Any reason I should know exactly how tall Robert Wadlow was? 8 seemed like a perfectly good guess. There's no need to know exactly how tall Robert Wadlow was. You just have to be aware that occasionally someone clocks in at taller than 8 feet. (Most recently, Sultan Kösen was in the news in 2009 wh...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3636
Views: 365932

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

Any reason I should know exactly how tall Robert Wadlow was? 8 seemed like a perfectly good guess. There's no need to know exactly how tall Robert Wadlow was. You just have to be aware that occasionally someone clocks in at taller than 8 feet. (Most recently, Sultan Kösen was in the news in 2009 wh...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Well this will be fun! Who do I want to win? Ken Who do I think will win? James Same here but I'd add a final line: Who do I know will somehow win despite or even because of poor wagers combined with bizarre luck and a few inexplicable decisions by James and Ken? Brad I'm not sure I can watch this....
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Same here but I'd add a final line: Who do I know will somehow win despite or even because of poor wagers combined with bizarre luck and a few inexplicable decisions by James and Ken? Brad I'm not sure I can watch this. Haha I feel sick at the thought. https://media0.giphy.com/media/iy3bmxCu5xl4I/g...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 885

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)

I want to give a sincere THANK YOU to our resident penguin for creating these daily polls during the ToC. They definitely added to my enjoyment of the board these last two weeks. Aw, thanks. My pleasure. A big thank you to Mark Barrett as well for getting these games archived so quickly. The polls ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Well this will be fun! Who do I want to win? Ken Who do I think will win? James Same here but I'd add a final line: Who do I know will somehow win despite or even because of poor wagers combined with bizarre luck and a few inexplicable decisions by James and Ken? Brad I'm not sure I can watch this....
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Well this will be fun! Who do I want to win? Ken Who do I think will win? James Same here but I'd add a final line: Who do I know will somehow win despite or even because of poor wagers combined with bizarre luck and a few inexplicable decisions by James and Ken? Brad I'm not sure I can watch this.
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 116
Views: 4650

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

jstainer wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:14 pm
irene wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:34 pm
Well this will be fun!

Who do I want to win? Ken
Who do I think will win? James
Sam here. :(
Hi, Sam! What are your thoughts on the subject?