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by jpahk
Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Daily Double Distribution?
Replies: 17
Views: 1911

Re: Daily Double Distribution?

Zyzzyva wrote:My favorite one is when Joon doubled up late in DJ in mental arithmetic.
that's my favorite too.

(but it really was there the whole time—there were no irregularities in taping that would have required its placement to change once the show started.)
by jpahk
Thu May 29, 2014 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: World Quizzing Championships
Replies: 26
Views: 3016

Re: World Quizzing Championships

i'll be quizzing at the cambridge venue with jean cui and fritz holznagel.
by jpahk
Tue May 27, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 9650

Re: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So we finally learn the truth about Joon Pahk-. He's shiftless. a few years ago, there was a crossword blogger who called me "the shiftless lad". he's since stopped blogging, but i haven't started using caps. so i enjoyed seeing that clue. i've also never heard of fantastic sams, and i didn't get f...
by jpahk
Mon May 26, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 2115
Views: 167110

Re: For the LLamas Among Us

fyi, the inspector general is a play; dead souls is a novel. (also, inspector general is good, but dead souls is great. but that information is less likely to help you get a trivia question right.)
by jpahk
Sun May 18, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 189
Views: 15283

Re: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My question about this game is if Colby got his DD right, would he have won on a triple stumper, or would Roger have wagered like Pam did against Fritz? this comment (and the DD poll) reminded me: did anybody else get jacobi = james from knowing that the adjective "jacobean" refers to the reign of ...
by jpahk
Sun May 18, 2014 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Moderation Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 7111

Re: JBoard Moderation Discussion

i used to be a regular game thread participant. what has driven me away is not the negativity towards contestants, but what i perceive to be a drastically reduced signal-to-noise ratio in the discussion threads. This is a good, though different, point. Personally I try to make my noise high-quality...
by jpahk
Sun May 18, 2014 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Moderation Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 7111

Re: JBoard Moderation Discussion

i used to be a regular game thread participant. what has driven me away is not the negativity towards contestants, but what i perceive to be a drastically reduced signal-to-noise ratio in the discussion threads. there is a great deal of infighting, sniping, and effective trolling (intentional or not...
by jpahk
Thu May 15, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 18961

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wasn't a fan of the "famous dates" category, but props to the contestants for handling it well. The only one that I was able to get in time was "fall of Constantinople." brad's get on the bill of rights was a jaw-dropper, every bit as "wow" as larissa's a tree grows in brooklyn from the first rou...
by jpahk
Thu May 15, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]
Replies: 69
Views: 5500

Re: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]

fj wagering nous matters more for average players than great players, because great players are likely to be leading going into fj, and the leader generally faces fewer difficult decisions than the trailing players.
by jpahk
Thu May 15, 2014 1:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 189
Views: 15283

Re: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nobody's expected to know ALL the lyrics. I'd say the first six words are definitely TOC-level knowledge. that about sums it up. if you've ever sung beethoven's 9th, there's a reasonable chance you might remember the first few words. i did. my wife, who speaks german, did not. by the way, i am lovi...
by jpahk
Tue May 13, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 14478

Re: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, this is awkward. I respect you and your judgment a great deal and hesitate to irk you by not shutting up. But I do have some thoughts and I enjoy the interchange that results on this board when I express them. I am not infrequently persuaded to change my opinion as a result. the respect is mu...
by jpahk
Tue May 13, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 14478

Re: Monday, May 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wasn't a fan of the "Robert Scott" DD or Ken's wager on it. In Ken's position I probably would have wagered $3000. i just want to point out that ken absolutely nailed this wager. if he gets it right, and the rest of the board goes the way it did, he ends up locking out chuck by $200, $30600 to $1...
by jpahk
Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 186: The Numbers All Go to Eleven
Replies: 162
Views: 20322

Re: Think Different 186: The Numbers All Go to Eleven

do we need to name the twitter account, or is the name of the person acceptable?
by jpahk
Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 185
Views: 14359

Re: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

However, once Larissa negged on a response that included "self" but not "self-e", they could not retape without having some of the game not being transparent to viewers (probably a last resort under Standards and Practices). The easier solution was just to have Alex admit the error and give Larissa...
by jpahk
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 127
Views: 10782

Re: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

fun game. congrats to roger, but stephanie and vijay were also outstanding. i had a good feeling about roger's chances when the CERN category showed up. (and yes, stephanie, i remember colby running the LHC category against you in the ToC. burned twice by the same accelerator! why does the higgs bos...
by jpahk
Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's the best-played single game of Trebek era?
Replies: 24
Views: 3376

Re: What's the best-played single game of Trebek era?

This game had 62 correct answers, and a combined coryat of 47,000, but it ended as a Joon Pahk lock, so I don't know that I would call it a good game. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3734 it would have been more exciting with the 63rd correct answer, that being michael's daily double....
by jpahk
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 11258

Re: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Mathew5000, I thought the players see the clue on larger screens, not on the board. nope, the contestants read the clues on the monitors on the board. the one exception is that pictures or videos show up on a somewhat larger monitor to the side of the game board. when there's a lot of text in the c...
by jpahk
Thu Mar 06, 2014 1:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 11424

Re: Wednesday, March 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

i didn't think it could be done, but today's thread is now officially even more painful than yesterday's. congratulations, el jefe and lieph82. golf (and interlocutors), your reign was brief but i am sure you will be back with a vengeance.
by jpahk
Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 149
Views: 14747

Re: Tuesday, March 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I once stuck my hand in Offa's Dyke. I am curious if someone who didn't know the fact cracked it. yeah, i got there without knowing offa's dyke. hadrian's wall put me in the north of england, but "twice as long" made me think it was further south, where the island is wider. and the ff in offa seeme...
by jpahk
Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 11258

Re: Monday, March 3, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For me, that whole J! round was a whole lot of huh. it was tough, certainly tougher than the DJ round, but it was not beyond the pale. i picked up lach trash on (jeru)salem's lot, tommyknockers, cargo cult, kilauea, west virginia, and shrapnel. (would have had yelp, too, but only with two guesses—i...