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by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

trainman wrote:Peanuts strips
I loved Peanuts collections when I was a kid, and less so the stuff in the daily paper. I'd forgotten how trenchant Schultz could be. He became ever more watered down as the strip progressed.
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38784

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

bomtr wrote:
jkbrat wrote:
reddpen wrote:And yet somehow you managed not to leak results?
Well, that Depends ...
easy enough for a trivia whiz.
Intelligence always correlates to puns. Sadly.
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The contestant coordinators asked us during one of the breaks to stop saying "please" and "can I" and "Alex" to speed things up! It just was a bad habit we all managed to use that round. Well.... I hate to see politeness called a bad habit - how about we just say it's a good habit that's awfully ha...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38784

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

I went down to the lobby looking for other contestants that night, but it was just about deserted. At the time I thought that everyone must have packed up and left already; I wish I had hung around, but I was awfully tired. The stress of so much fun, dreams come true, and then crushing disappointme...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38784

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

On the set before they began taping, I was drinking water like a horse at a trough. Well, that was very kind of them to set it up that way for you! :lol: I thought that was the urinal... *awkward* I had what I politely term "gregarious bladder" that started the instant I got to the studio. I believ...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 9371

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed FJ -- went with Deepa on both uranium and plutonium (heck, at least those have planets in their names!). Helium -- from Helios, I imagine -- didn't even occur to me. Off to study stepson's copy of The Elements AND The Disappearing Spoon! I went for iridium! I was thinking about elements that...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 9371

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was a fantastic game. Completely redeemed my Monday appearance, and was even better than last night. Back story is that Martin (on last night) and Deepa (on this evening) were both with me on day 1, and were the holdovers guaranteed to appear on the Wednesday. I was glad to not play either of t...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 10000

Re: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm going to just be honest and say I am pleased as punch that Betsy made over $20,000 on her second win. A) I'm pleased for her. B) It doesn't feel like a fluke that I lost to her! The Monday game was so weird (and besides you fine people, I have heard all sorts of folks tell me that it was the wei...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 10000

Re: Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nice knowledge, Betsy, on Alice Waters. I never heard of her in my life. I was ready to say Julia Child. I remembered a J! clue about Julia Child being a California girl. I had a friend who worked for Alice Waters and I've read so many articles about her and ... whatever. School nutrition is her th...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:Speaking of one letter off -- the whole show I was trying to remember whether the middle contestant was Tim Callo or Tim Gallo.
I think you mean TIM Callo or TIM Gallo.
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

By the way, is "cutting off their beards" the correct response they would have been wanting on that final DD, or would there be some other way of saying the same thing? Is there a special word that refers to cutting off a beard, like there is for throwing someone out a window? If there isn't, we sh...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

By the way, is "cutting off their beards" the correct response they would have been wanting on that final DD, or would there be some other way of saying the same thing? Is there a special word that refers to cutting off a beard, like there is for throwing someone out a window? If there isn't, we sh...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

bpmod wrote:
glennfleishman wrote:But I didn't "know" Sand in the sense that it was something I could have affirmatively discussed the way I know 1,000 other authors.
Is that 'a thousand other authors', or 'one thousand other authors'?
Mille oltre attore!
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The reason they hadn't adjusted the $8,600 down to $6,600 was because her $2,000 miss hadn't happened yet. It was the clue after the first DD when Betsy gave the incorrect title of the Anne Bronte work. Oh, right! But it still said $8,600 after that briefly. It just so happened that both clues were...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

At that point, they hadn't adjusted the $8,600 score to $6,600 on the contestant display. So I had $5,000, knew the game was running down to last moments, and felt that I had an all or nothing situation in a category I knew quite well. Wait- really? So you were wagering based upon an invalid oppone...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are you saying that he might have wagered more than $0 if he had more money? Actually, I think he is saying that he might have wagered more than $0 if he had had more money. But I might be wrong. If I recall the briefings right, the minimum Daily Double wager is $5. You know, I'd feel worse about t...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do people just get nervous on the stand, and add sounds they didn't mean to add? Yes! Did Glenn really think her name was George Sands? No! In fact, I didn't know it was George Sand at all. I'll explain what I recall of my stream of consciousness. Inner monologue: "That long name. It's that French ...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Glenn, since you're on this board, I must take issue with your wager on that first DJ DD. Had you wagered less than everything on it, you would have had a better chance to win the game (because you were the only one that had the Final right) because you might have wagered more than $0 had you had m...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

erak wrote:I can't stand how you have to add "H.W." to George Bush to differentiate him from George W Bush these days.
Yes, I said Bush, because I couldn't immediately figure out how to say the right Bush. When Alex asked to be more specific, I just blurted the whole dang name out!
by glennfleishman
Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 17800

Re: Monday, October 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I recall correct, Betsy said "Wildfeld Hall" instead of "Wildfell" during the taping. I remember having an urge to correct Alex when he said she added a letter, because she didn't - she just changed the last letter :) To be fair to Alex, it's possible she said "Wildfelld". :lol: Oh, was that it?...