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by hscer
Sun May 27, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?
Replies: 40
Views: 6619

Re: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?

how do you keep doing it lol
by hscer
Fri May 25, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 6490

Re: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In FJ I was on Team Proper Noun until about 20-25 seconds. No idea if I'd have been able to write it in time on account of choking on the spelling.
by hscer
Thu May 03, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9045

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What was the score the rest of DJ after Josh missed DD3? I want to say something like 14,000-800-800. DD3 was clue 16 and after the miss he led 13400 to 9000 to 1800 with 14 clues (turned out to be 13 played) worth $20800 remaining. That means Josh added 14000 of that available money in those clues...
by hscer
Thu May 03, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9045

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What was the score the rest of DJ after Josh missed DD3? I want to say something like 14,000-800-800.
by hscer
Thu May 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9045

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thank you Roger Craig for letting me get "Bell" in the Bronte category.
by hscer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 6772

Re: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I saw no way to figure out Mary Todd Lincoln, "beginning", Civil War, or Wonder Woman in the top boxes. The First Ladies clue mentioned "Union Army" camps and hospitals, so it was basically asking who was First Lady during the Civil War (a good thing to know). The Blue Book clue mentioned The Blue ...
by hscer
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 6772

Re: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

StevenH wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm
I only knew this FJ because I remember a similar question coming up on WWTBAM a long time ago.
I didn't know it and I eventually teased out an incorrect response. Seems like that happened to a few of us.
by hscer
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 5067

Re: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This week's FJ writer must have found the "US History Photos" file.

Now if only all the online test clues were like that.
by hscer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This felt like a YEKIOYD final to me, not knowing about/remembering the Centennial State nickname. Fortunately, I did pull the answer anyway from the back of my head.
by hscer
Fri Mar 30, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 3748

Re: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:58 pm
Saw an error catch on Reddit with PRO BASEBALL TEAMS $200: When they started play in 1995, they had a Devil of a name

The first season for the team was 1998, so that is an ERRATUM for the archivist.
Yup, also an answer to the clue "how you get hscer to clam on a top-row baseball clue"
by hscer
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 6080

Re: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Theoretically, when third place has less than half the leaders' score, you should both be betting nothing there, right? But that relies on the other tied player knowing what's up, which seems...unlikely
by hscer
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 7494

Re: Monday, March 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If it comes up in later posts do the judges have a problem with a FJ! response that omits “The Department of?” that i don't have speculation on, but if they didn't take just "DHS" there'd be a problem for sure Not sure, but any time they have a clue where the full, complete answer is this unwieldy,...
by hscer
Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 7494

Re: Monday, March 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:56 pm


If it comes up in later posts do the judges have a problem with a FJ! response that omits “The Department of?”
that i don't have speculation on, but if they didn't take just "DHS" there'd be a problem for sure
by hscer
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 8212

Re: Friday, March 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wanted my $2000 VP clue, dammit!

The 2x-exact is probably the situation most impacted by the tiebreaker rule so that did make for an interesting ending.

I did consider the guardian of Hades but for some reason I thought that was Charon.
by hscer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests
Replies: 31
Views: 4920

Re: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests

42 - 44 (for real) - 48 for me. It would also be interesting to run the stats for real vs for practice , as well as before your real test vs after . Does making it real make it harder, at least subconsciously. It might. On my actual attempt, I never thought of Yale for "Connecticut" and "Ivy League...
by hscer
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 9486

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hints galore in this FJ. 1950s, page length, female author, business. But especially page length.
by hscer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 15317

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Tuesday (for realsies): 34 Wednesday: 40 Thursday: 39 I didn't think that there was a huge difference in difficulty between the three tests. I feel like I just choked under pressure and blanked or lost out on guesses more on the first test. Wednesday was definitely harder for me. Three poetry quest...
by hscer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 15317

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

practice test 80% Tuesday test 80% this test 80% (actually 42) test I actually took...68% hooray Been there too many times. After scoring 37 and 41(!) on "practice" tests only to get 31 and 33 on the tests I actually took a few years back, I had to stop looking at the other tests entirely for the s...
by hscer
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 15317

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:53 am

Lefty wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:25 am
Just barely had time to look up the right ALT command for 𝑙'𝑎𝑐𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑎𝑖𝑔𝑢 in "touché". Whew!
I hope you're joking. The chances of them not accepting touche are approximately nil.
Especially since they didn't bother with an accent on the Trocadéro clue on Wednesday