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by glennfleishman
Sat Oct 20, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 11317

Re: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

First time on the JBoard. Was curious about Glenn's response "A Hundred Years of Solitude"... I've always seen it as "One Hundred Years of Solitude", and was half-way expecting it to be rejected. Are the powers-that-be more lenient when it's a translation of a title?? And congratulations, Glenn, on...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 11317

Re: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had to make the assumption that Abby might get the answer right or wrong That's a safe assumption! Ha, ha, ha. I meant I bet on the assumption that she and I would both be right or both be wrong. Silly me. I needed to retain enough to win if Matt was right, but I knew I would lose if Abby were ri...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 11317

Re: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Glenn is squeaking by some close escapes. It would have been a lot easier if he had named Mailer to seal the match. Search Norman Mailer in the archive and see all the hits. Don't you know it! I had a few weaknesses in literature (though not many), and I should have known Mailer. Michener was just ...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 11317

Re: Friday, October 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also knew that is Turner's favorite movie so it was an instaget for me as well. Nice wagering by all three players. glenn made the exact MSB. Abby was getting crushed, so she went all in (minus a dollar) and did not bet to protect second place, which would have given her zero chance to win with g...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Economist on Jeopardy!
Replies: 23
Views: 3626

Re: Economist on Jeopardy!

In my ongoing documentation of being on Jeopardy, I wrote a piece for BoingBoing today that goes into more depth. Regular JBoard participants already know all this (or have been part of it!), but I keep finding that everyone who is interested in Jeopardy also has a lot of functional and logistical q...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15188

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nice work, Glenn. It's an awesome feeling seeing first place miss FJ, locking in the win for you, isn't it? Yes, that was just two bits of luck in a row: I mean, dendrochronology?! That was a ridiculous DD for that category. One of the gang I was with for the viewing party was the son of a forester...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 109122

Re: Audition Emails

That touches on something I've often wondered. Do the coordinators look back at your earlier interviews, info sheets, and the like when making selections? In other words, do they keep everything about you on file and draw from it? Maggie knows all, remembers all. She remembered one of my earlier st...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15188

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Communist East Germany was solidly in the Soviet bloc, the Warsaw pact countries pretty much took their orders from Moscow, so I don't think East Germany would have had a problem with renaming with Soviet names, and it's not like they tolerated dissidents so the views of the general public would ha...
by glennfleishman
Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15188

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

And I felt really foolish when my wife Mona --- who knows my love of WWII and Cold War history --- looked at me and archly said, "You *really* think a German city would be named after Stalin, after what the Russians did to them during the war?" Oops! That was my logic! I didn't affirmatively know i...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38786

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

susanp wrote:
Bunkie wrote:Hey fellow first-weekers, I got my "Alex 'n me" photo from Glenn a few minutes ago.
How far in advance of your show did you get your picture? I am still waiting on mine, and I'm on early next week.
Glenn (who I call other Glenn) sent me mine on Monday of this week.
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15188

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ok, so the Detroit affiliate totally screwed the pooch; when they came back from commercial before FJ, they had cut to a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT GAME!! (According to J-Archive, it was the game from a year ago!) So...what happened in the game?! I take it that Glenn won (Congrats!), but how did it go do...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15188

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Contrary to Alex's suggestion, the dates hurt rather than helped me on FJ. The period 1953-1990 made me think of the Cold War, East Germany, and the Soviets, so I ended up going with Stalin (who died in 1953, so it actually could have made sense to rename a city after him). I would've needed more T...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Economist on Jeopardy!
Replies: 23
Views: 3626

Re: Economist on Jeopardy!

Were you able to access Roger Craig's statements? I'm not sure where they are but he has outlined his own comprehensive study program and strategy. Yes, I think I watched a video of him, if I'm not mistaken. His training approach was very interesting, and I think it let him make the huge Daily Doub...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Economist on Jeopardy!
Replies: 23
Views: 3626

Economist on Jeopardy!

One of my various gigs as a journalist is writing twice weekly for the Economist's Web site at the Babbage blog. (We don't get our full names there, but do get initials: "G.F.") In light of my appearance today on the show, I wrote up an essay about how I examined studying strategies before taping by...
by glennfleishman
Thu Oct 18, 2012 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 15274

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Or, I suppose, they could also see your weaknesses, so maybe it's a wash. I suspect this is part of the post-Ken planning: they did a lot of work to level the playing field, including more rehearsal time with the buzzers. I think watching the game play with the previous champion before you play is ...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 15274

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

:cry: I can't believe The Stephanie Show got canceled. I wonder if everyone in the green room suddenly and inexplicably felt a great lightness in the Force, as though the weight of a thousand steamrollers had been lifted off their chests. Yup. I'm on tomorrow. I was a little panicked up until this ...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 15274

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Felt bad for the center player (Jan?). She seemed to take her time in choosing categories, but then again, I was accused of jibber-jabbering, so who am I to say anything... Jan was a real sweetheart, and, I think, the oldest contestant among the group I was in. She went in surges throughout the gam...
by glennfleishman
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 15274

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ooof...if you're gonna lose on Final, don't let it be because you misread the clue. Maybe she would have gotten it. And here I thought we had someone near-unbeatable... I misread the clue. For sure. NEVER would have gotten to India, because I thought they were asking for a two-word answer. Le sigh....
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38786

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

I'm still curious how the word about JBoard is getting out so well... I love it! I found it when I got called for an audition and started Googling for any information I could find about the audition, taping, etc. I somehow missed it in prepping for the show, but I met Tom Nissley (who also lives in...
by glennfleishman
Tue Oct 16, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 38786

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

Good luck to Glenn in keeping Stephanie from winning her ninth game :) Keep her from winning? At this point shouldn't we just wish her opponents luck in getting out alive? Backstage, we were calling her "buzzsaw," which was a term of respect, because, oh my goodness, she's amazing. Terrifying. And ...