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by econgator
Sat May 19, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Claire was probably right to wager $4,501 given that Steve was more likely to go all in than stand pat, but it would have been interesting for her to wager $4,500 and risk the tiebreaker on both ends. What is the tiebreaker for a two-day finals tie for second place? I don't know this for certain, b...
by econgator
Fri May 18, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1066

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's like Claire wasn't even playing to win the tournament. Larry's smart wager on his DD all but locked up the championship for him. I thought FJ! was too easy. (A boundary between 2 colonies? Surely it can't be the Mason-Dixon Line.) Spent the last 25 seconds trying to think of any other famous b...
by econgator
Fri May 18, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311147

Re: Reretaken Down

pinkfreud wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:01 pm
I love the style of that car! It reminds me of some recent "box" cars such as the Kia Soul, Nissan Cube, and Toyota Scion. I guess it's true that everything old is new again.
Yeah, but the older car is a good-looking car. The recent ones are monstrosities. :)
by econgator
Fri May 18, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25851

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The question asked where the character lived. Had Holden taken up permanent residence in California or was he just there for treatment? It says "lived", not "purchased a home and put down roots". I was stationed in Charleston, SC for 6 weeks for school. Does that mean I can't say I've lived in Char...
by econgator
Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25851

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas. I have no idea and when playing I thought he was NY. Who can find Rachel Lane and see if she has done anything about it? Or can someone figure out why perhaps HC is n...
by econgator
Thu May 17, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25851

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Why is Holden Caulfield not correct? He tells the story in a hospital(ish place) in SoCal. That's certainly much closer than Kansas.
by econgator
Thu May 17, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1529

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've heard of lumbago, but even had I thought of it I would have discounted plumbago as a nonsense word.
by econgator
Wed May 16, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1080

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

First Communion, for 8 year olds, would not qualify. A rite of passage could be passing from any life stage into a subsequent one. Retirement, graduation, first job, first kid, first alcoholic drink, and First Communion might all be rites of passage, but one only comes of age one time. While it use...
by econgator
Wed May 16, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1079

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also surprised they couldn't pull French Guiana. Dashel Hammitt was also a surprising TS. I'm surprised they didn't get Resident Evil. It's more popular than all the other games mentioned in the category. No one is surprised that they didn't get basking SHARK?!?! Never heard of a basking shark, so ...
by econgator
Tue May 15, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day
Replies: 7
Views: 349

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day

SenseiCAY wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 12:47 pm
[*]All answers are due by 10 AM ET on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018.
Ummmm ... what?
by econgator
Sat May 12, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1215

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

merica wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 11:12 am
DBear wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Now THIS is the kind of FJ I expect in a Teachers' Tournament. Too bad about Ranjani, I was hoping she'd pull out the win after running Shakespeare and coming up with "syzygy".
But IIRC, she mispronounced "syzygy", did she not?
Hard 'g' instead of a soft 'g', but still meets the show rules.
by econgator
Sat May 12, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25851

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nice job by Zuri; I didn't know that one off the top of my head like she did. I had to reason out that it would be roulette. I guess we spoiler everything here: Why would it be roulette? It involves children's level math by comparison to Keno with all the combinations to work out for x number of gu...
by econgator
Fri May 11, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 774

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results

DBear wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:51 pm
Ranjani, 12K would've got you a spot in the semis easily. No need for the big bet. :(
There's no way for him to know that.
by econgator
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1215

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.
by econgator
Thu May 10, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 967

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wpwells wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 2:01 pm
Is it just me or have the FJs this tournament been extra tough?
I'm 1-for-4, so yeah.

I thought of Fannie Flagg, but I know she's still alive. The only other funny author I could even come up with was Erma Bombeck. Wouldn't have gotten the right response if you gave me a year.
by econgator
Tue May 08, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2158
Views: 224505

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

triviawayne wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm
darkgreenblue wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Was choosing a preferred audition city mandatory when registering? I don't recall.
There was something weird about the audition city selection this go-round, but it was there
It wasn't originally. I had to go back in and make a choice.
by econgator
Tue May 08, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1152

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Saturnalia wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 9:58 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Tue May 08, 2018 7:57 pm
I just said "The Globe". Judges?
I think you're fine.
The correct name of it now is "Shakespeare's Globe", so if they accept Globe Theater, then they'd have to accept The Globe.
by econgator
Mon May 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1479

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Like most others, not a clue on this one. I said Stanford just to say something.
by econgator
Sun May 06, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 15879

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

How he, and the hosting company, don't have multiple redundant backups is a mystery to me. This is Thorsten's livelihood, and hard drive failures shouldn't threaten that. He seems to run LL pretty much as a one man band. I wonder if the growth of the league has gotten it to a size where the technic...
by econgator
Sun May 06, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 15879

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

Seems to be a bit more than first thought: http://learnedleague.com/temp.htm The important part: Saturday, May 5, 8:01pm PT Earlier this evening, I was informed by the LL's hosting company that, due to a catastrophic data loss event at the company's data center where LL is hosted, the entire content...