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by billiej
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2998

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Peachbox wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Has the old show Superfriends to thank for getting FJ. :lol:
That's about the extent of my superhero knowledge. I interpreted C. King as "seeking", but still got to Aquaman because I thought I remembered him having some sort of sonar.

Whatever...a get is a get. :lol:
by billiej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2075

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

At 40, this would've been the best of the bunch for me (of course). Now whether I would've actually been able to do that if I had stayed up late enough to take it for real...who knows. Alas, there's always next year.
by billiej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 155
Views: 7369

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

What we know is that somewhere around 100,000 people take the online test. Of those, 2500 to 3000 will audition in any given year. The only unknown is the “passing rate” but if we posit that 10% of the test takers get a “passing” score then there’s a pool of 10,000 to choose from. Truly random sele...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

For those who say scary and sherry don't rhyme, how do you say them? Scary rhyming with hairy, and sherry rhyming with Jerry. I've honestly never heard either word pronounced a different way. All four of those words rhyme. You'll never convince me that they do and I will never convince you that the...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

nserven wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:57 am
VAdame wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Missed:
Kendrick Lamar, said Drake. Hey, Drake, "Duck"worth...makes sense!
I made this exact same mistake, same reasoning.
Add me to that list. Quack!
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4051

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone get the Misspelled clue for $200? I scanned that one six times and couldn't spot a single misspelling. They should've made it WAY more obvious in the top box. A Massachusetts town being named Worcester but pronounced "Wooster" is fairly common knowledge. Actually, that's "Woostah", c'mon...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm
This is California: Mary, Sherry, Scary, Merry, Marry, Hairy Jerry all rhyme
Yeah, I'm struggling trying to figure out how they *don't*.
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2836

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

It didn't crash for me, but based on the videos from yesterday I'd say the difficulty was pretty similar. Maybe even harder. Last year's test was easier, at least when I took it. This year is definitely harder. I didn't even pass last night, for the first time in a few years. If i had waited for th...
by billiej
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4573

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 pm
b. NHO "dead cat bounce," but I may have to add it to my vocabulary.
I could swear my cats gave me a dirty look when I shouted that out. Even weirder is I actually apologized to them. :lol:
by billiej
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4573

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Clues that had my head spinning: What are Wobblies? What is Norwegian Wood? What is Pitchfork? In the documentary Free Solo, they give Alex Honnold an MRI and find he has very low activity in the amygdala, i.e. he literally has no fear. I wonder if James would submit to a scan? I could see myself m...
by billiej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2804

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42. Misses: 5 Red Dead Redemption 11 Billions 13 solicitor (said barrister) 17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something) 31 Pavarotti (said Domingo) 36 orchid 39 halogen 46 flamenco (paso d...
by billiej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2804

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

That one bodied me. I'm very out of trivia/Jeopardy practice (I've been taking some time off from it) and it shows. I'm interested to see if people felt that was a tough test because it felt like it to me. You aren't the only one. I had my hopes up after the test a couple of weeks ago, but this was...
by billiej
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 4879

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seeing as how the rest of the post has nothing to do with the game, I'll just add one more thing: Much respect for Anna, handling her unfortunate draw with aplomb as she did. Her reality is my worst nightmare should I ever get on stage. someone else on here remembered arceneaux? would never have gu...
by billiej
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 94
Views: 4591

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Pat Kiernan gets my vote
He's long been at the top of my list, although I must admit now that you guys have Burton on my radar, I'm liking that idea, too.
by billiej
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I got the call!
Replies: 14
Views: 905

Re: I got the call!

harrumph wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:50 am
NHO the call.
It could literally be anything!
by billiej
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019
Replies: 49
Views: 1884

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (West Palm Beach), March 27, 2019

DysonSphere wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:03 am
45/50, which would be my all-time high score if I had taken it for real. Seemed like a relatively easy test to me.
I agree it seemed easy, and my 44 seems to back that up. I can only hope I can pull that off when I take it for real. I tend towards the mid to high 30's, maybe hitting 40 once.
by billiej
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/18/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

:twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Thought of Moonlight, couldn't remember Spotlight. Haven't seen either. Despite living in one of the states mentioned in Friday's clue, I had no idea that Arbor day was celebrated in different months. Or if I did, I forg...
by billiej
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants

Millionaire was very specific about wearing no shade of blue, because players who wear blue end up getting lost in the set. So that eliminated 90% of my wardrobe options "No blue" must have been a newly added rule this past year because I wore blue for S15. Not that I was able to wear my option 2 o...
by billiej
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/4/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: FJs for the 3/4/19 week

This almost never happens!

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Knew Sun Tzu
Did not get the 35 connection until mentioned
by billiej
Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 71
Views: 5698

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

This news comes on the heels of the anniversary of my mother's death from cancer. After 35 years of having Alex in my living room, I feel like this is happening to a member of my family, too. :cry: I am going to hang on to the fact that he looked and sounded so good, and displayed such hope and humo...