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by talkingaway
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2339

Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I counted "unique" as right for DD1 because I can't see why it is wrong. If someone can tease it out, I'll mark it wrong. I counted it as a "no harm, no foul" at first, but I think I'm giving myself credit. I looked it up in Merriam's Thesaurus online, and it goes both ways in terms of synonyms, an...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 01, 2020 2:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2674

Re: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

World of Colors seemed very YEKIOYD. $1,200 in particular seemed not to have a TOM. Not one I could pull in the allotted time, but Huangdi = the Yellow Emperor (first emperor of China). For $800 and $1600, the cognates "albino" and "vermilion" were the TOMs for me. Midori, agreed, yekioyd... Ever h...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2674

Re: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Change one letter in "royalist" for a synonymous anti-Revolutionary? That just seemed...easy to me, and definitely not a normal TS, but I'll take the rare Lach Trash when I can get it. Of course, I was stumped on Teresa May, so...it's easy when you know it. I'm supposed to know that Chicago has zip ...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why didn't "boil" get BMSed to parboil, anyway? The clue was "As its name indicates, this verb involves bringing to 212 degrees, but only for a brief period ." "Boil" doesn't fit the second half of that description. I think the issue may be that "parboil" is one word - it's not like a BMS on "Hemsw...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Alex: And today's Final Jeopardy! category is... *J! double-ping plays* REDACTED CLASSIC JEOPARDY! CATEGORY Alex: Oh, this is a tricky one. Today, we're actually not going to give you the category before making your wagers, but it IS a classic Jeopardy! category. Good luck! *Commercial break* Clue: ...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1603

Re: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! had several routes to it, I suppose. Having literally scrolled past "Hemingway and Gelhorn" on my On Demand menu (because I had already seen it) right before watching J!, this was an instaget. Cuba would have been enough for me, since I think it was pretty prominently featured in the movie. The ...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 30, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3770
Views: 389783

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

From what I understand, this is actually the backbone of computer science: you have a really big problem. The task is invariably broken up into "black boxes" that you come back to later. If you need to find the square footage of a house, you break it up into fining the area of each room. From there...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74298

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

U.S. CITIES It's the most populous city named after a U.S. President. What is Jacksonville? I'll admit, I'm biased, because I "fell" for Washington, D.C. - I knew it had to be wrong, but I couldn't come up with anything else. I might burn off Washington D.C. as an answer - you could do it by either...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3770
Views: 389783

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

See, what gets me is that the only way to make things "easier" is to splinter them into a bunch of smaller problems, which just sends my brain running in the other direction from the heaps of work that have just been added. From what I understand, this is actually the backbone of computer science: ...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 30, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3770
Views: 389783

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

This is why we need to teach it this way instead of the way we currently do it, as 34 x12 ------ I agree - that's what a lot of the "new math" is about - understanding over rote, which I support 100%. The problem is that almost any method used to teach multiplication, when inappropriately applied, ...
by talkingaway
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3770
Views: 389783

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

Hell, you can use FOIL to multiply two-digit numbers: 34x12= (30x10)+(30x2)+(4x10)+(4x2)=300+60+40+8=408 In fact, FOIL (aka the distributive property) is why the multiplication algorithm you learn in third grade works. Technically, I always used “FOIL” incorrectly - I expanded its meaning to any us...
by talkingaway
Sat Dec 28, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1770

Re: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Curious now if Alex pronounced the book club the pun-way, as "Indie-spensable" - I imagine he did. Business Insider tailed Alex during a taping day for a video, and they showed him marking up his clue sheet with various diacritical marks and lines for emphasis - I noticed he underlines "THIS" in a l...
by talkingaway
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tally up another FJ! response of Haiti. Tally up another expectation for a reversal on bar. Did anyone else notice an odd timing issue when contestant Alex was responding to a clue? He rang in, the camera framed him and there was a lengthy pause as his timing lights started extinguishing before hos...
by talkingaway
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1673

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised at the non-reversal for bar, too...and, like Usha, I said "bar". I'll admit - I actually thought it was spelled "barr", so I figured the extra "r" made it a non-"STUPID ANSWER"....but, frankly, the phrasing of that question was suspect, at best - particularly the words "based on". If...
by talkingaway
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1601

Re: Wednesday, December 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I came so close in 9 Letter Words - instead of "posterior", I had "derriere". I guess if I had pluralized it...maybe the judges would have to convene? It's etymologically correct, meaning "from behind/the rear". Unfortunately, using my shortcut of "find a medium-long word" didn't work here. TIL NiCa...
by talkingaway
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1639

Re: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And how was Bucky Fuller's GEODESIC dome a TS? Oh well, I'll take it. I got negged on this one because of the visual. If the clue had been "Buckminster Fuller: _____ dome", bingo, I'd get it. And if I'd read the clue and seen Buckminster Fuller, and slowed down a little bit...yeah, I'd get it. But ...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1639

Re: Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dangit, I had a good idea for a FJ! clue tangential to one of the clues in this show, but it wasn't quite "pinned" enough for prime time - I couldn't get the wording quite right. It went along the lines of "This NBA arena has a name that actually refers to the city of a divisional rival about 500 mi...
by talkingaway
Tue Dec 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2563

Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of the toughest first round boards I've seen in awhile, for me at least. Considering I mistook "Peter Pan" for "Lord of the Flies", it wasn't going to be a good round for me. (In my defense, Jack lead me to John, the middle kid in Peter Pan, and Peter Pan -DOES- have no adults, so...it was only ...
by talkingaway
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4523
Views: 760831

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I filled in 3/22/02: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1727 All of the links should work including the player pics. THE 3 for $800 asking for the 3 U.S. manned capsule programs made me laugh in recalling Elise Nussbaum's reaction in facing that as a DD last month. Once again, thank you ...
by talkingaway
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1902

Re: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quick question: How are people not freaking out a little more about a DD in the top row? I mean, that's fairly rare, right? Looks like one per season for the last 2-3 years or so, so I guess we've met the quota, right? I always assumed a DD in the top row meant some kind of abnormality - either they...