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by talkingaway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 105
Views: 11545

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

I don't see the problem in Celebrity J! of letting celebs play along with FJ!. If one celeb gets booted, just "give" them enough to play along, but not enough to get into 2nd place. If two neg out, let them play the Prisoners Dilemma for 2nd and 3rd place money, even if one got a higher negative sco...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 523969

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I remember being floored by "Coriolanus" being a top box once in regular play. That was one of the few times most people agreed with me that the value was way out of whack. Which one? WRITTEN BY $200: "Measure for Measure", "Coriolanus" LET'S GO "C" A PLAY $400: Caius Marcius' victory at Corioli ea...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 35158

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Zoom auditions with a 50-question test are coming for the cities on the list!!! Guess I will have to pass if I get picked. I have no camera. Do you have a smartphone? I think you can Zoom that way, although I don't know the specifications for J!. You can also buy a basic webcam for $25 at Best Buy ...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3004

Re: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, I've heard so many of Shakespeare's plays that have been on FJ!, but I don't think I have heard of Coriolanus as one of his plays. Someone fill me in on this? The archive had no hits for Coriolanus in FJ! (well, except for today's game, as the search engine does pick up wrong answers.) There's...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 151
Views: 35158

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Maybe it's bad karma to say this out loud, but I kind of hope I don't get The Email this time around for a Zoom audition. Even if I never got on the show, I imagine part of the fun is physically going to the audition and interacting with staffers and contestants, and playing the game live. (Well, at...
by talkingaway
Thu Apr 16, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3004

Re: Thursday, April 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm in the Othello crowd along with Xiaoke - wrong side of Northern Italy, with Venice vs Genoa. Oops. Still, I can't hate my guess completely. I remember reading The Tempest in high school, but it was rushed at the end of the year, and didn't stick in my head like the tragedies. I think I wanted to...
by talkingaway
Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 105
Views: 11545

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

After a pretty solid first celeb last week, this week’s episode left a lot to be desired. And I’m not at all a fan of rules being ignored. I was on your side, then the show's side, then your side again. Remember that "Celeb Weeks" on WWTBAM are a lot of kayfabe. Everyone gets 32K for their charity,...
by talkingaway
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3034

Re: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For some reason I found it very hard to think of cities that aren't capitals even though I knew it didn't need to be one. Matched the three with Lincoln, although I knew it would be wrong. I also fixated on state capitals but I went with Madison, WI. I didn't realize it until now, but I think I sub...
by talkingaway
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3034

Re: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still think Panama Canal was more difficult, but I'm biased, since I lived in Cleveland for 3 years in elementary/middle school, and even had a unit in our history class about "Ohio history". I'd NHO Moses Cleaveland, but I knew Ohio is chock full of dead presidents, and logic would dictate that a...
by talkingaway
Wed Apr 15, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2671

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Two things I didn’t understand from tonight’s show. First, the definition of congruent they gave for the area of the 3-4-5 triangle. I got the right answer, given what they said... but I don’t get what it means. And googling the definition of ‘congruent’, I didn’t see anything that appeared to matc...
by talkingaway
Tue Apr 14, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2671

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue came to me quickly as "cartographic feature... passes" was enough for me to sniff out the feature and from there it would be sad if I could not figure out the country. Ouch if someone got the feature but instead picked a certain place in Africa. Based on the wording of the clue, Equato...
by talkingaway
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2671

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Response to the Star Wars clue: Episode V. Judges? I'm guessing "be more specific." I'd say BMS if Alex knows his Star Wars and has the presence of mind not to neg it - and he probably does. Worst case, judges would refund your money (or even give you full credit) because it should have been a BMS....
by talkingaway
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 2578

Re: Monday, April 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The music category hurt my soul. 2/5 recognizing songs (Maroon 5 and Queen). YOU KIDS GET OFF MY LAWN I got those two, and did get Panic! at the Disco (including the exclamation point), mainly because that song "High Hopes" seems to have permeated pop culture and sports culture a little. It seems l...
by talkingaway
Mon Apr 13, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Is the rest of Season 36 going to be all reruns?
Replies: 6
Views: 1174

Re: Is the rest of Season 36 going to be all reruns?

If they want to stick with this season for reruns, they might start from the beginning and run the second half of the Zuffranieri games. But you're right; I'd anticipate an earlier than usual delve into the rerun stockpile this season - another thread seemed to imply that the current stockpile would...
by talkingaway
Mon Apr 13, 2020 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 2578

Re: Moday, April 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, poor Beni. Nevermind the meaning being off, "ortho" and "dox" are both Greek, not Latin. And I really liked him. Another rare FJ! click-to-advance for me...I'd love to go back and see how much of this stuff I'd have known in college. Relatively confident that FJ! I'd still get in an instant. App...
by talkingaway
Sun Apr 12, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4166

Re: Thursday, April 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Beni starts with HOMOPHONES - "What is manner and manor?" Reading this, one sees 2 different words, but watching the game, I immediately thought, duh! don't need to say both words because phonetically they are THE SAME!! Then we get Beni again ("raise and raze"), then Xiaoke ("laps and lapse") - by...
by talkingaway
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2641

Re: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also went with the more complex Pentateuch instead of Torah. Wikipedia has "Pentateuch" in the the second sentence of the article on the Torah as a virtual synonym, and when I tried to search for "Pentateuch", I got redirected to the page on Torah. Unless for some reason someone tells me that the...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2641

Re: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I pounced on "Quid pro quo" so fast that I hit the 30 second skip button, and the camera was still focused on Natalie, and nowhere near the BOM BOM of the Think! music. Hope she's safe at home. I also went with the more complex Pentateuch instead of Torah. Wikipedia has "Pentateuch" in the the secon...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4811

Re: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm actually going to agree with you on this. I'm not a superfan, but I've seen all the main "Skywalker saga" movies and the two interloping ones that came out in the last 3-4 years, and had never absorbed the term "astromech". I can't see why R2D2 would be astromech instead of C3PO just based on e...
by talkingaway
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4811

Re: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posting for the first time to answer the second question: R2 is specifically an Astromech droid, while Threepio is not. That seems like an oddly specific detail that only superfans would know. Or anyone who has watched the movie ... I have watched the movie and I don't remember "astromech" being pr...