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by Dr. J
Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What was your buzzing strategy?
Replies: 56
Views: 9138

Re: What was your buzzing strategy?

I had several buzzer analogs that I used to practice, and guess what -- they were all useless when it came to the real thing. I had practiced using my pointer finger instead of thumb, and that went right out the window once I was on set; it just wasn't going to work. I really had to adjust on the fl...
by Dr. J
Fri Jan 23, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: UPDATE: Final call for new trivia game show
Replies: 192
Views: 31473

Re: New trivia game show is looking for contestants

I finally succumbed, and have my Skype audition next week. Any ideas when they might start taping?
by Dr. J
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Is Jeopardy! on in the Philippines?
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Is Jeopardy! on in the Philippines?

They just aired my games recently, as I was contacted by a few viewers in the Philippines. Imagine my surprise!
by Dr. J
Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 2115
Views: 169951

Re: For the LLamas Among Us

I knew that Michael Jordan/David Robinson question was the key to a potential coup for me. First, it was something in my worst subject that I could get right. Second, it was my opponent's second-worst subject, and I was sure that he, living in India, was not going to have the same lucky fluke of kn...
by Dr. J
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 15753

Re: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm really surprised that Julia missed that FJ -- seemed obvious to me -- but even more surprised that she wagered anything. $16K is a great score for advancing to the semis. She must've felt good about the category (which makes the miss that much more perplexing...). Good game by Joshua, who had th...
by Dr. J
Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 7936

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

All those years of plowing through Caldecott Award winning books as a child, and I never knew he was an illustrator!! Man, I would've bet the farm on this category and had a VERY red face at the reveal. I'm surprised (based on my own ignorance, of course) that it was a triple get! I was happy to run...
by Dr. J
Tue Nov 04, 2014 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 12988

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

Another bleh game after yesterday's bleh game. What an FJ blunder... ouch! The returning champ seemed to have Reagan on her mind... after making him CIA Director yesterday. The clue said "fittingly" which instantly led me to Taft. Looks like Casey should have brushed up on basic Presidential trivia...
by Dr. J
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 6563

Re: Tuesday, October 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also wonder if TPTB are pissed because they are paying out more prize money and have to pay contestants travel fees that didn't get to play during their scheduled two days. They usually have two or more people who are alternates from California for just these occasions, so travel costs aren't rea...
by Dr. J
Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! fonts - for font nerds
Replies: 8
Views: 4328

Re: Jeopardy! fonts - for font nerds

As a self-described font nerd, I appreciated this article on a number of levels. Thanks for sharing! I'm still shaking my head at the redesigned Daily Double graphic -- not particularly legible, and with really retrograde (and not in a good way) colors and font choice. Almost as bad as Comic Sans...
by Dr. J
Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 8346

Re: Monday, October 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've never eaten at a Good-bye Ruby Tuesday. Never even seen one. Google doesn't seem to be able to find any, even. You're not missing much. Agreed. Ate there once. Blech. If you like all of your food topped with a layer of cheese that can only be removed with a belt sander sporting 80 grit paper, ...
by Dr. J
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!
Replies: 47
Views: 6439

Re: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!

Buzzer timing and stamina are much more important aspects of the game if one hopes to win multiple times. I'll add getting a good night's sleep to that list. Yes!! And eating right. This is the time to try out some "nighttime" products (Advil PM, or is that Aleve??) if you have trouble sleeping. Th...
by Dr. J
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!
Replies: 47
Views: 6439

Re: So Excited... Friend Has Gotten "The Call"!

I'm of the camp of "study your butt off" until/unless the studying itself is completely stressing you out. Better to study wagering if you have no experience with that, as it will serve you as well (better, even?) than content knowledge. I also advocate taking breaks from studying to consider what y...
by Dr. J
Mon Oct 20, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 11214

Re: Monday, October 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Do we assume that they would have accepted Quasimodo as an acceptable answer, despite the phrasing of the clue? By the time I guessed it, it would have been all I'd have had time to write!

Liked both Emma and Frederick -- always good to see some lively contestants!
by Dr. J
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7370

Re: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Math slip up -- just one more reason I always bet $2000 :). 3,100 flavors is still one heck of a brain freeze!
by Dr. J
Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7370

Re: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh, Dan...you made some silly guesses tonight. McDonald's in 1896? Can't get Virginia Woolf when spotted "A room of one's own?" Sigh.

Instaget FJ. Hubs wanted it to be Baskin Robbins (31,000 products?)
by Dr. J
Tue Oct 14, 2014 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 9638

Re: Heart of American Darkness

Joe Louis (it's always struck me as odd that, in the first half of the 20th century, Americans had little or no objection to a black man's pummeling a white man into near unconsciousness -- as Louis did to to most of his opponents -- in a boxing ring, but the idea of a black man playing alongside w...
by Dr. J
Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I'm Going To Run A Theatre Based Auction: Any Jeopardy based items or skills?
Replies: 16
Views: 2762

Re: I'm Going To Run A Theatre Based Auction: Any Jeopardy based items or skills

I have several sparkly pipe cleaners left, as well as felt and Cheez-It boxes, so I can make a fake mustache if you'd like (could be modern Alex, classic Alex or handle-bar!). If you want more than one, just let me know! I also have Alex's genuine fake mustache (oxymoron?), but that's not leaving my...
by Dr. J
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6028

Re: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

After briefly considering Kenny Loggins, I remembered Elvis and all those bad, bad movies. Can't believe Matt whiffed on Denver when spotted D and C. That's only 3 states to consider.
by Dr. J
Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 10992

Re: Monday, September 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Can we talk (RIP Joan Rivers) about how awful that new DD graphic is?? Is it 1985?
by Dr. J
Thu Sep 11, 2014 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Our long national nightmare is over" - Ken Jennings
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: "Our long national nightmare is over" - Ken Jennings

Ahem...I wonder what could have POSSIBLY inspired Mr. Trebek to consider growing his mustache back... :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: :arrow: