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by Woof
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2065

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:54 pm
I came here looking for just one boardie-llama announcing they got Laika from morbeedo's One Day Special, Doomed Voyages

:shock:
Sorry, but it didn’t hurt that I played it.
by Woof
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 135
Views: 6400

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Chris Harrison did do The Bachelor and Millionare at the same time. Well, doing two shows at the same time is a lot easier on an android than it is a human being... (Seriously don't get the appeal for Chris Harrison at all. I've seen mannequins with more personality.) Chris Harrison had a special g...
by Woof
Wed Jan 13, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2065

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My son made the precall for FJ: “Dad, what was the name of the first dog in space?” (Id been thinking of jumbo, Lassie, Rin Tin Tin and Balto. Fortunately, I’d watched Lasse Halstrom’s excellent “My Life as a Dog” so I had the answer at hand.
by Woof
Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 3476

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken's voice is terrible. Way too high. I am surprised that they didn't work with him to bring it down. He did speed through the questions which I liked. A decent voice coach could almost certainly help him with that. One side benefit of being the son of an (amateur) opera singer: I have no problem ...
by Woof
Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 3476

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yes, I thought that Ken did a quite creditable job of guest hosting. My wife was less convinced, comparing his performance to Vanna White filling in for Pat on Wheel. I thought that was a bit unkind, but whatevs. I’ll wait and see how his performance changes with practice. Got no farther than Viva a...
by Woof
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 3412

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went with "isomer" for Final. Turns out it's from the Greek for equal + share. I couldn't decide between the two until I made the connection with "topography." I bet the writers expected players to get it from Utopia , famously coined from the Greek for "no place". I would have thought that Greek...
by Woof
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 3412

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

An interesting end to the Trebek era. I agree that the wording of FJ left much to be desired. I started with isomer but knew the -mer didn’t mean place so thought if other iso- terms. I got to isotope before Think music had ended but would I have had time to finish writing it? The tribute to Alex at...
by Woof
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1146

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

I started watching Jeopardy! during the Art Fleming era, either the first or second season. It was a breath of fresh air on daytime TV on those days when I was out of school and helped nurture my love of learning. When Alex started, I was in grad school and didn’t own a TV and I lost track of the sh...
by Woof
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1535

Re: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After having last nights episode pre-empted by scenes of sedition, it was good to get back to the calm presence of Alex. It’s still so hard for me to fathom that mere days after this episode taped he was dead. Yes, there are a few signs of ill health visible, but I am in awe of his ability to projec...
by Woof
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 2658

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Kristin and James set quite the high bar in The Final Chase, but Ken showed why he’s the GOAT in trying to catch them.
by Woof
Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2187

Re: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, tough boards for the players tonight. As Mark B predicted, I did answer “fashion” to the LVMH clue (Möet Hennessey seemed unlikely to award something for a collection). FJ wasn’t quite an Instaget but close. King executed in 1649? Gotta be Chuck I. Charles == Carolus (L.) from Karl (German) and...
by Woof
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1917

Re: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Brayden got a stiff challenge from David but won with superior wagering and better performance in the DDs. I also precalled Don Quixote as I couldn’t think of another famous literary work from the 17th Century. I was surprised when none of the three came up with the right work, let alone the correct...
by Woof
Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 356
Views: 10568

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Group 368 for me.
by Woof
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021
Replies: 41
Views: 1908

Re: 2020 in review and what's in store for 2021

I think that they wouldn't want Ken (or Brad, James, Pam, Colby, etc.) as the permanent host because that would make a whole lot of serious trivia players ineligible to be on the show. One could make a pretty good argument that recent history suggests they're not exactly after a "whole lot of serio...
by Woof
Wed Dec 23, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 928

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We were puzzling over why this game was rebroadcast this week. Presumably it was for Alex’s trip to the AFB in Japan, or was there some other aspect of significance to this game?
by Woof
Thu Dec 17, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1854

Re: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Brayden certainly looks impressive, though his conservative wagering has probably cost him 30-40,000 in earnings. His misses on Gravity’s Rainbow (with one of the most memorable opening lines in fiction) and on FJ do point to chinks in the armor, though. I was worried about the categories in the fir...
by Woof
Fri Dec 11, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 356
Views: 10568

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I got two points for the Waldheim question. Also, I really overthought the irrational number question and thought that is was transcendental numbers specifically. Not a bad guess, and one that you might want to argue for with TAI. Transcendental numbers are a subset of irrationals (specifically tho...
by Woof
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 356
Views: 10568

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

teapot37 wrote:
Wed Dec 09, 2020 9:11 pm
Comrade in Russian is "tovarisch".
Da, Tovarisch. :mrgreen:
by Woof
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 356
Views: 10568

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

What phrase is most commonly used in economics and finance for the purchase of the equity of a given firm using funds acquired in large part via borrowing? (Either the phrase or its standard three-letter abbreviation is acceptable.) I thought "sounds like leveraging" and have heard of a leveraged b...
by Woof
Mon Dec 07, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 356
Views: 10568

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

8/12 on the Mid-Season Classic. Sub-optimal moneying but good enough for a Top 10% finish and Rundle qualifier - though not a great overall finish for Taiga (64th place!) Surprised that Marbury v. Madison played harder than Wagyu Got credit for Beider Manhoff (for Baader Meinhof) I might have pulle...