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by billiej
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1316

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

boson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
I said Asunción, which appears to be incorrect.
Yup - I made the same mistake. Wikipedia says the Portuguese name of the island is Ilha da Ascensão.
Same... :oops:
by billiej
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1517

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

We're at 0/9 getting it and 8/9 taking a guess. 9/9. I did put down Gemini to have something, figuring "two" was the key word. Right book, wrong page. FWIW, I had the same reasoning. I did think of Pisces at the last second, thinking maybe it was supposed to be fishing line, but decided to stick wi...
by billiej
Thu May 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Leszek Pawlowicz on Win Ben Stein’s Money
Replies: 12
Views: 1053

Re: Leszek Pawlowicz on Win Ben Stein’s Money

I miss this show.

That is all.
by billiej
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 35
Views: 1748

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

If it weren't for obsessions this board wouldn't exist. :lol:
by billiej
Fri May 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1438

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 am Lefty wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 am MinnesotaMyron wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm "Pine" was what gave it to me. "Ribbed" made me think of Trojan. Good one. Did the writers do that for their pleasure? And just when I thought I couldn't love this...
by billiej
Fri May 18, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 2336

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

Appears I'm not the only one to stumble upon the correct response. I did it more as a joke, and only after dismissing pscoliosis. :lol:

Even an inelegant get is a get...
by billiej
Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1526

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

I'm really surprised "ditto" was a TS. These teachers might be too old to have used them in their careers, but Jake and Steve are certainly old enough to have used plenty of them as students. Lots of oldsters have memories of "take one, pass them back" followed by 25 fifth-graders inhaling the alco...
by billiej
Mon May 14, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hammer's "Did you get this?" poll, take 2
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Hammer's "Did you get this?" poll, take 2

:mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Not bad on these, but I think I only got one FJ, and the tournament in general has seemed harder to me than past years.
by billiej
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 2206

Re: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another one who thought the FJ was horribly written. I thought they wanted two different designations. I had the equator for the first one, so I ended up writing "What is 0 degrees latitude & longitude"?. Honestly, if they just had one item, I would've had it. I had the same thought and wrote down ...
by billiej
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sports Jeopardy Still Alive
Replies: 11
Views: 1044

Re: Sports Jeopardy Still Alive

It would be great if it could find a home, but the format makes it a difficult fit anywhere. Trivia is far too nerdy for an audience like ESPN's always in search of the "hawt take" and Patrick's vision of Sports Jeopardy is far too whimsical for an audience like Jeopardy's, where the greatly reduce...
by billiej
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2336

Re: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I found this FJ clue to be awkwardly worded, as if they literally wanted a three word phrase - no more, no less. It threw me as well, I assumed that "and" would be one of the three words in the phrase, so said "truth and life", totally whiffing on "way". If the clue had said "these three things" or...
by billiej
Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1904

Re: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:33 pm
As a federal employee, I would have been in trouble had I missed the holiday question.
Haha, yes, if there is anything I know, it's federal holidays. :lol:
by billiej
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2204
Views: 234853

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I guess they just skipped over Maine on the way. :P Good luck!
by billiej
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 1661

Re: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew when Grant was president.

I knew Colorado is The Centennial State.

Unfortunately, my brain did not piece those two pieces of information together within 30 seconds. :oops:
by billiej
Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2613

Re: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ clue had a lot to process in 30 seconds. "Hard Day's Night" came to mind immediately (along with several others, including "Working in a Coal Mine" - which I knew was Devo, but thought it was a cover of a 60s song). "Working in the Coal Mine" was a number 8 hit written and produced by Allen ...
by billiej
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 3081

Re: Monday, March 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I've ever heard of Gogol, I don't remember it - and I wasn't going to come up with him from a picture, even with the concept of dropping an "o" from googol. Even reading about him on Wikipedia, I still don't think I've ever heard of him. Chalk one up to poor representation of world literature in...
by billiej
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 399
Views: 25722

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:15 am
Stephen Hawking has died on Pi day.
https://gizmodo.com/physicist-stephen-h ... 1823754958
And Einstein's birthday.
by billiej
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1970

Re: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hated the "perfect" category and the chiding reminder by Alex. It's not fair to ask contestants to go against their Jeopardy instincts and change the phrasing of their responses just to satisfy a gimmick category. At least they didn't penalize for it. I believe it was meant to be a gentle reminde...