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by opusthepenguin
Wed May 05, 2021 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 400

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Jamie! I was rooting for you and groaned every time you attempted to throw the game away. I'm glad that didn't work out. Here's a list of the attempts: DJ4: Jamie talks about a certain club when the rules say you're not supposed to. 8-) DD2 (DJ19): Jamie bets $3000 in a category that has produce...
by opusthepenguin
Wed May 05, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 400

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No erratum necessary in my opinion No, it had been transcribed wrong in the Archive Right. I think Mark's question was whether the now-correct transcription required an erratum to indicate that the clue omitted the letter Y even though Y is (arguably) a consonant. If that wasn't the question, then ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed May 05, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 400

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't "LV" the apparent typo in the $800 clue. Oh, wait, was that Mark's typo or the show's? Because that changes everything. I was playing off the Archive and would have easily gotten "LV LCY". https://i.ibb.co/JyxVct6/ill.jpg Should there be a note or an erratum? Or the writers are doing a grad...
by opusthepenguin
Wed May 05, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rename the "lock-tie"?
Replies: 14
Views: 273

Re: Rename the "lock-tie"?

Lock-tiebreaker This is accurate and simple yet indicates the difference from when ties were allowed. Nah, Chu Dilemma just sounds better. Anything with dilemma sounds better, or something similar. You have to make it sound like the leader is up against something. I also like: The Chu Quandary The ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue May 04, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1097

Re: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ring the doorbell and run away? Definitely ditch and not dash in my neighborhood. A very rare antic for my friends and I as we had other ways of being nuisances in our youth. Definitely 'ditch' out on Long Island. I learned "ditch" in my late teens in Southern California. In the early 70s in Tulsa ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue May 04, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The phrenology DD recalls this Final Jeopardy! from season 34 ETYMOLOGY: This 8-letter word meaning "cultured" or "intellectual" originated with a phrenology concept What is highbrow? Didn't get it then. Didn't get it this time either. Here's the poll if anyone else wants to check their work. https...
by opusthepenguin
Tue May 04, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was the exceptionally rare case when my FJ precall hit. I most likely woke my wife up with my loud guffaw upon the reveal. A $24k combined Coryat sounds very low. Is this a case for a Fourth podium poll, Opus? 13 triple stumpers providing $15,600 in lach trash. Of COURSE it's... not. Pick up a...
by opusthepenguin
Mon May 03, 2021 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BW one is done: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7014 I think I only had to type "Bill" twice. Once was for correcting a player's mispronunciation and the other was for adding a little about the correct FJ! response. Anderson definitely had more host add-ons. Corrected?? She was right...
by opusthepenguin
Mon May 03, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1281

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bill Whitaker comes off like a substitute teacher trying a little too hard to ingratiate himself and get the students on his side. Still, not bad for a first shot and he did clear the board. I would've recommended a second take on his read for what should have been "How many countries are IN this co...
by opusthepenguin
Mon May 03, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week

Happy to join the fiver club this week and surprised that so few (45% as of now) are checking the Friday box. To me, it was as simple as "'Ix' looks like 'Oz', done". I latched on to Noland and imagined a connection to Nowhere -> Erewhon and went Samuel Butler. Was concerned that Ix could have some...
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6030
Views: 1332208

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Robert K S wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:13 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 4:09 pm
I wonder how the capitalization was determined for DuVoisin.
Looks like no capital V on his LinkedIn page.
But no accent either. Interesting.
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6030
Views: 1332208

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

May 17, 1991 (1991 College Finals #2, only the first 20 clues are in so far) has been posted in full at archive.org: http://archive.org/details/jeopardy-may-17-1991-college-championship-final-2-convert-video-online.com Looks like André puts an acute accent on the e when writing his name out. He's j...
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6030
Views: 1332208

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

May 17, 1991 (1991 College Finals #2, only the first 20 clues are in so far) has been posted in full at archive.org: http://archive.org/details/jeopardy-may-17-1991-college-championship-final-2-convert-video-online.com Looks like André puts an acute accent on the e when writing his name out. He's j...
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 13806

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis has died at the age of 89. Dukakis won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Cher's world-weary mother in Moonstruck . She also had memorable parts in Steel Magnolias, Look Who's Talking , and Mr. Holland's Opus . Dukakis, who was also an...
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 472

Re: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :| :mrgreen: :| Easy week except for Friday. Congrats again to TPH for pulling out the perfecto with a clue that's hovering around (and currently just under) the 50% mark. The feat is extra impressive since, as Bamaman pointed out in the game thread, TPH bl...
by opusthepenguin
Sun May 02, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The year might have helped me, but I can't be sure because none of the "alphabet-y" verbage takes me to Oz. I went with Jonathan Swift, from a couple of centuries before. It seemed like a setup for political satire. That's a decent guess, I think. I might have considered Swift if he'd occurred to m...
by opusthepenguin
Sat May 01, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host

The game wouldn't be as fun with Watson reading the clues. It could be if Watson were programmed to engage in repartée, but just didn't quite know how to do it: Contestant: "What is Minnesota?" Watson: "Ooh, sorry, you were thinking about Volume 13, page 43 of the Encyclopedia Britannica." "I'll wa...
by opusthepenguin
Sat May 01, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to TPH for the perfecto! When I saw the FJ, I was worried about your chances. Good on ya for getting this one. I considered Baum for FJ. But I'd read several Oz books back in the day and none of those names rang a bell. In retrospect of course I can see that the names look Baum-y, but that ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat May 01, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host
Replies: 29
Views: 1274

Re: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host

7, same as Mike Richards, but I'd put Richards ahead of him in the rankings. He was mostly technically proficient, but I just didn't warm to him. I was glad when his run was over though apprehensive about what the next stunt host will be like. I know nothing about Bill Whitaker except that he's 69 y...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1536

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 1:43 pm
The players seemed to have problems with recalling it was not just animals but 7-LETTER ANIMALS.
Which was a stupid category anyway. Hmmmppphhh.