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by MinnesotaMyron
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 4
Views: 130

Re: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's nice to get a geography clue with my middling geography knowledge. I eliminated the Z's as too far south, then started thinking about what was in that area vs. countries in that part of the alphabet.

I should have that little list (countries on the equator) memorized, but, well ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ .
by MinnesotaMyron
Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 719

Re: Thursday, November 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's a non-zero chance I'd have written "ohm". I wonder if that would be accepted these days?
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5737
Views: 1149138

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Nice catch with the Clavin, Sg. Time for a new scrape of the entire Archive to create an updated Daily Double heatmap, I guess. Were you thinking of the top-row DD from this week's new game? Naw, just the fact that 3 new games would mean 9 new DDs, which would make the percentages on the one that d...
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 27
Views: 1145

Re: Hosting Question

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:10 pm
"When you get too famous/scrutinized not to sweep things under the rug anymore"
He should have deleted all his old tweets the second he got signed up as "Ambassador of the Game", if not months before.
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5737
Views: 1149138

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I have a memory from the very early part of Season 2 of a game in which some confusion over the difference between the words capital and capitol led to one player being named champion at the end of a game, but then one of the "losing" players showing up as champion the next day. I don't know what yo...
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 888

Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And why was her being born in California important? Maybe as a negative constraint? Madonna is from Michigan, that's sort of well known, and I think Whitney was from Houston New Jersey. That phrase stuck out to me too as extraneous though. If you aren't getting it from the rest of the clues, "Calif...
by MinnesotaMyron
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5228

Re: What ought to happen next?

(I don't think I've publicly come out in support of Brooke Burns, but she's my #1 choice. She has experience hosting various quiz formats, and she'd bring the same kind of class to the game that Alex did.) Is she going to continue to host The Chase, when that gets rebooted with the J! GOAT contesta...
by MinnesotaMyron
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5228

Re: What ought to happen next?

Writers might also need to prepare more extra questions. I'm sure Alex rarely spoiled a clue, so one extra per category may have been enough. With guest hosts, you can't rule out a couple of spoiled clues during taping. So there may be some extra behind the scenes work in unexpected places. This is...
by MinnesotaMyron
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/16/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 421

Re: FJs for the 11/16/20 week

All 5 correct, but 3 misses on the bonus clues. That doesn't happen very often.
by MinnesotaMyron
Sat Nov 14, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 4008

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Posted by me in the Pavlov thread, almost exactly a year ago: At various times during my 8 years playing LearnedLeague, I have missed all of the following questions: What are the 2 South American countries that do not border Brazil? Ecuador and Chile What are the 2 South American countries that are ...
by MinnesotaMyron
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5228

Re: What ought to happen next?

Kingrat47 wrote:
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:03 pm
Maybe you decide to have a game with twelve revealed clues total and have Oprah host.
This was a funny line. Kudos.
by MinnesotaMyron
Tue Nov 10, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5737
Views: 1149138

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Page 2 again so soon?

I doubt they're going to show anything we don't already have, but GSN is broadcasting a Jeopardy marathon on Saturday from 9a-3p ET.
by MinnesotaMyron
Mon Nov 09, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2319

Re: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's in the archive: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6862 Another archivist added a note for the Friday show, "Last show aired before Alex Trebek's death at age 80 from pancreatic cancer." The same archivist or another one can decide what note to add to today's game. It wasn't me, but...
by MinnesotaMyron
Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles
Replies: 44
Views: 2997

Re: Trebek Obits and Appreciation Articles

https://thebulwark.com/alex-trebek-1940-2020/

Bill Ryan at The Bulwark, with a fun anecdote to start his story off.
by MinnesotaMyron
Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5737
Views: 1149138

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Page 2? That won't do. No full game to report yet, but I thought I'd point out that the play "The Caine Mutiny Court-Martial" just joined the J-Canon as a response. There were previously 4 hits for it in the Archive, 3 with "Herman Wouk" as the correct response, and 1 with "Lloyd Nolan", who I suppo...
by MinnesotaMyron
Fri Nov 06, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, looking it up the French and Spanish for thumb are pretty much right there in the clue. Darned if I knew either of them though. Matched the champ with Little Mermaid. Maybe if I had remembered "pollux"= thumb it would have helped.
by MinnesotaMyron
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1238

Re: Thursday, November 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went the conquistador route, so like Mark, I "mist" guerillas.
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 04, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1585

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Nov 04, 2020 8:56 pm

What was that pendant Keoni was wearing? I wondered if it had a Celtic connection that I wasn't recognizing.
Spoiler
2020-11-04 - Keoni's Pendant.jpg
Looks like Maui's hook to me.
by MinnesotaMyron
Wed Nov 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1585

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nightmare FJ. On the surface it's "easy" but I got 2 out of 3, and was then struggling to get the one on the other side of the map. I had it finally, but not within 30 seconds.