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by Dr. J
Sat May 24, 2014 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Mystery of Contestant Selection
Replies: 101
Views: 11896

Re: The Mystery of Contestant Selection

I would certainly consider your voice if it's particularly quiet or flat. Remember, your FIRST hurdle is passing the audition; worry about the show after you ace the audition! If you've never watched yourself perform or speak, you should. (Or have a trusted friend weigh in.). You're going to be a pe...
by Dr. J
Fri May 23, 2014 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...
Replies: 685
Views: 84221

Re: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...

Dr J....Does it bother you any when Julia (along with Larissa and you in the BOTD) are hailed as the "top winning women" on the show, as if women should be categorized separately from men on the show? As a feminist, I'd say yes. As a narcissist, I'd say not at all! These days, the narcissist is win...
by Dr. J
Fri May 23, 2014 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...
Replies: 685
Views: 84221

Re: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...

Anyone who thinks that J! questions are somewhat biased (skewing male, white, Eurocentric) are right; they're a product of the writing staff, who reflect their own backgrounds while writing. Do you mean the subject matter, or who can do well on them? If it's the former, I'd agree. It's not just the...
by Dr. J
Fri May 23, 2014 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An outchange for the worse in the 2014/2015 ToC? (SPOILER for 4/25 show)
Replies: 149
Views: 27862

Re: An outchange for the worse in the 2014/2015 ToC? (SPOILER for 4/25 show)

New York Magazine will have an article on The recent Outchange Phenomenon this Tuesday. I can only hope Steve Friess interviewed the OP... (Julia and I were both contacted.) Hopefully this will lead to increased wailing, garment rending, and gnashing of teeth.
by Dr. J
Wed May 21, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...
Replies: 685
Views: 84221

Re: Haters gonna hate, I suppose, but...

Jeopardy isn't so much a test of intelligence or even, broadly speaking, "education" as it is a test of whether you've had the same kind of educational background -- and cultural background -- as people who write for Jeopardy. THIS. So much THIS. Anyone who thinks that J! questions are somewhat bia...
by Dr. J
Tue May 20, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sports Jeopardy
Replies: 273
Views: 52118

Re: Sports Jeopardy

kristianzoerhoff wrote:I just got the same email Rex did. I just hope this isn't a scam to get us all in one room for some sort of Quarter Quell.
That was the Battle of the Decades (or at least that's why I brought my Mockingjay pin...)!
by Dr. J
Tue May 20, 2014 5:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 19111

Re: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Although it is a fun exercise, we may never even see Julia vs. Arthur unless they both make the finals. There have been so many strong champions since the last TOC that it is going to be quite the bloodbath. 7 super champs and 3 5-game winners who averaged $20,000+ per win. It is going to be tough ...
by Dr. J
Sat May 10, 2014 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/5/14 week
Replies: 38
Views: 3837

Re: FJs for the 5/5/14 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
But I'm pretty sure I took more than 30 seconds for #5. I rarely go 5/5, so I wish I'd been there for this round!!
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Don't get TOO excited...did he say he wrote it down?!?!?
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Look, I'm not trying to insinuate that the writers wrote anything with Ken specifically in mind or to help him; Ken doesn't need any help (or any stinking badges, probably). But I also have no doubt that they fully expected that both Ken and Brad would go deep in this tournament and knew this as the...
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I took note of the use of "work" and "premiered" with the latter date in the FJ clue... Now if only you'd gone from "latter date" to "latter day," you might've been in business. (I spent some time in Austen land, too, before honing in on the "premiere" part.) Was "popular" part of the clue phrasing?
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How finnicky are they on pronunciation? I answered with "Soleil Moon Frye," but I pronounced the "L." I'd say it's close enough to be unambiguous and warrant a correct answer, but if not, I've learned my lesson - answer as vaguely as you can get away with. Yep -- just say the last name, and if it's...
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Would you call the Tuesday FJ! a geography question? Tuesday seemed as much like a Current Events question than a geography question, IMO. Do you think they did a Mormon FJ with Ken in mind specifically? I don't know, but I find it interesting. S&P makes sure that the prepared games are chosen rand...
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Didn't put anything down for FJ. Wonder if they purposely didn't put that in Ken's game... I wonder about that as well. If they had done it, I'll bet Facebook would have just exploded with allegations! Grrr.... the contestants are chosen without knowledge of what the questions are. The questions ar...
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 17025

Re: Friday, May 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really, really liked these boards (Fashion! Finally! It's a peplum, boys!) and what a well-fought fight at the end there. A nail biter. Hubs and I paused on the FJ and started working through it, focusing on what popular non-book premiered in 2011. We've seen Book of Mormon twice, so boom, there i...
by Dr. J
Fri May 09, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 156
Views: 17435

Re: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Considering that I'm co-writing a role-playing game on the Bus Boycott, that was as instagetty as it gets for me. Ran Movie Directors, too. So sorry to see the cannons go off for you, Danny Boy! We'll commiserate over bourbons and beer in a month. How will the game work? It's part of the Reacting t...
by Dr. J
Wed May 07, 2014 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 156
Views: 17435

Re: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

alietr wrote:I don't know about that pin, Stephanie ...
It's clearly cursed. Dan should have passed it on to Brad :)
by Dr. J
Wed May 07, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 156
Views: 17435

Re: Wednesday, May 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Considering that I'm co-writing a role-playing game on the Bus Boycott, that was as instagetty as it gets for me. Ran Movie Directors, too. So sorry to see the cannons go off for you, Danny Boy! We'll commiserate over bourbons and beer in a month.
by Dr. J
Wed May 07, 2014 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Player nicknames
Replies: 3
Views: 1016

Re: Player nicknames

In advertising today's match on their official Facebook page, they referred to Dan "The Boston Buzzer" Pawson. I love it! (Makes me wonder if they picked up our penchant for giving them nicknames. Regardless I know what I'm calling Dan from now on!) He's Katniss EverDan to me -- let's see if the Mo...
by Dr. J
Mon May 05, 2014 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 142459

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

All the payouts are similar to regular TOCs, except for the top prize. Lose in 1st round=$5k, lose in 2nd round=$10k, lose in 3rd round=$25k? Finals=50,000 for 3rd, 100,000 for 2nd, $1mil for 1st. The only one I'm not sure about is 3rd round loss. At least that's what I remember from my cursory glan...