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by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 05, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 175

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

This Is Kirk! wrote: Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:05 pm First time I've gotten all five FJs and all three bonus questions right in a long time. Also got both apex and vertex. Yay me! :)
That is pretty darned impressive. The respect I have for you just went up from whatever it was to a little bit more than that.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 04, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1381

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why do you think so many successful contestants practiced with a mock up for countless hours before appearing on the show? That sounds like selection bias to me. Do you know how many unsuccessful contestants did the same thing? I imagine it's not an inconsequential amount, but they don't get asked ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 04, 2021 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1381

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was so funny and weird to me. The category is VERY specific, so to choose it first is essentially saying “I know everything about Dennis Quaid movies!” Whoops! Maybe this is the category he was hoping for: $400: "Zero defects" astronaut-turned-innernaut Tuck Pendleton $800: Jerry Lee...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1381

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 11:32 pm
opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:29 pm I was surprised by the Sleepy Hollow = Tarreytown TS. That seems like one of those chestnuts.
Tarrytown, but no change in pronunciation, so you're still good. :)
It's always the ones I think I know that end up getting me. If I hadn't been sure, I'd have looked it up.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1381

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got 4/5 in the Quaid category :) Same here. Missed Midway. That one seemed like a misfire by the writers. It was probably the talk of the town while it was being cast and filmed and they just didn't realize how little it made its way into public consciousness outside Hollywood. I was surprised by...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The only ambiguity I detect is that she elongates the s sound a bit so that it almost sounds like a new syllable. But it's not. Agreed. To me it becomes a little more ambiguous when I watch her say it, but I can't point to any specifics that make me feel that way. And in any event I have no trouble...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1365
Views: 354126

Re: J! in the Media

the twelve winners face off the next two nights, and the final three will faceoff the last night in a two game total points affair But how can you go from twelve semifinalists to three finalists in four games? 1. Lowest score among the winners gets booted. 2. First four games have no winners, only ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Question, board: Regarding the $800 clue in ENDS IN EX, shouldn't Amy have been negged for responding with "perplexed"? It's not a 7-letter word, nor does it end in "ex." The closed-captioner also heard her say "perplexed." Given where this occurred in the round, in a ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Note 2: check the red underline squiggles before hitting Submit. Note 3: where do penguin (opus) and squarekara get all their weird comic panels? I made the Lichtenstein one myself! Part of the subtle point was that both spellings are correct but don't refer to the same thing, so red squiggles won'...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:51 am I had no idea Canberra was a planned city...and when it occurred to me as the response I worried maybe Auckland was. But I stuck with the right one....
Good thing too since Auckland isn't a capital!
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought you were a dentist? I don't think I'd announce to my dentist that I hate them at the beginning of an appointment. I'm afraid they'd go all Marathon Man on me. Rabid anti-dentites! Next thing you know they'll be saying they should have their own schools! https://i.imgur.com/M7rWQao.gif
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 1:03 am
twelvefootboy wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:52 am Thanks, MasterCone for the insight on the missed Lichtenstein clue. I'm a little surprised KJ added the grace notes (how Lichtenstein is smaller) after botching the original call.
*Luxembourg
The misspelling was worse than I thought!
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:52 am Thanks, MasterCone for the insight on the missed Lichtenstein clue. I'm a little surprised KJ added the grace notes (how Lichtenstein is smaller) after botching the original call.
Image
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 02, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 673
Views: 185716

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

TenPoundHammer wrote: Thu Dec 02, 2021 12:48 am I think it's time that I go back to "Not J! contestant material".
Why not focus on the positive and go with Wheel Winner?
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SQL errors on the site
Replies: 5
Views: 387

Re: SQL errors on the site

It's one of those things and I'm used to it although I hate when I've got the game freshly archived and have to wait to get in just to post the link. On Saturday around poll time I never have a problem, so it could be too many people on weekdays checking in about long-running champs? There are susp...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Final Jeopardy! was straight out of Ken's trivia podcast "Omnibus" -- there was an episode about sister cities back in 2020. ( Link ) Sister Cities also get alluded to regularly in clues and have had whole categories devoted to them. Anyone who has watched Jeopardy! over the last 5 o...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MasterCone wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:42 pmAnd twitter thinks I'm a serial killer on adderall so there's always that!
Oh come on! Adderall? Where do they get this stuff?
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 01, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 10:38 pmIt's a bummer that a question referencing cones had to be the pivot point for the Master of Cones :roll:
I totally missed that! Reminds me of the time "wheelhouse" was a triple stumper in one of Alex Jacob's games.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1721

Re: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:03 pmKen's French accent is good to passable - give the man the job!
Well... let's hear him say genre, Robbie Burns, and Dracula just to make sure.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 30, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2123

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote: Tue Nov 30, 2021 5:53 pm Great job, Pam. You didn’t seem fazed at all by a nine-day champ as you blew through the first round like Sherman through Georgia. (Keeping with the Civil War theme). I also had “apex and I don’t know” for the DD.
I had apex and... ... ... convex? Best I could do.