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by sarisson
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/5/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: FJs for the 3/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( First sweep in a few months, although I've still never had an 8/8. Technically the country one should be a (duct tape)- since I had Jamaica and Jordan after 15 seconds but not Japan yet- but I know I would've gotten it in 30 seconds.
by sarisson
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 15769

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

45 or 46 for me, by far my best ever. (I got a 40 or 41 on the test that led to my audition.) I hit "submit" on most of them well before the time limit. That means the next two nights' tests are going to be much tougher....
by sarisson
Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 43622

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

The last two days, I beat mrparadise and a five-time champ from the mid-90's to advance to 5-2-1, just outside the promotion zone. My TCA is one of the worst, but my CAA is one of the lowest and my DE one of the highest in my rundle. I also had a forfeit win. You've got to get wins any way you can.....
by sarisson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 13363

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

This article's a month old now, but it doesn't look good for her (and it really doesn't look good for the university's IT department):
http://www.mlive.com/news/jackson/index ... ounts.html
by sarisson
Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 4327

Re: Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If the FJ! clue’s wording had left off the English translation I wonder if it still goes 4/4 including me? It would've been a triple stumper for most groups of contestants. And even if the clue writers had gone the other, easier way and left off the Portuguese term, the curse of knowledge could've ...
by sarisson
Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 43622

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

B Horizon again, with two boardies I recognize.
One of the other players is not one of the NBA's all-time leading scorers, it turns out.
RabnerG is a local high school academic team coach, whose team I may have faced years ago.
by sarisson
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/5/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2931

Re: FJs for the 2/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :(
I'm 62/100 in regular games this season. In LL75, I went 93-150, also 62%, so I would say there's a strong correlation between FJ and LL percentages....
by sarisson
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm in Group 84 of Gen X Pop Culture with cmp146, and I'm occupying Group 40 of Wall Street. I don't recognize any other J! alum or boardies.
by sarisson
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Going along with the thread on LL about best/worst returns on One-Days, yesterday I finished in the 97th percentile despite only getting 6 right on "Reviews." :o I would've had 7 and finished four places higher if not for an RTFQ fail (typed "Gettysburg Address" instead of the speaker).
by sarisson
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 9894

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If When I get on the show, I'll be at least the third teacher with that last name. I can't even be the first Teachers Tournament winner with that last name. I too was expecting someone to go the wrong way with "Decoration" for FJ. "Armistice" should poll well above 50% here. There was an LL questio...
by sarisson
Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 10143

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

While there have been some really tough boards recently, I found this easy. I came within 1 of tying the combined number of correct responses, and would've exceeded it for the first time if not for a few unnecessary clams. The Young Sheldon category was one of my favorites from this season. My Ameri...
by sarisson
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I'm staying in Horizon for what will be my 11th season. Amazing how the league has more than doubled in size since I joined in LL66, with more than twice as many leagues as there were then. I don't like the fact that only the top 30% show up in the 1DS standings now. I just barely got on in Condense...
by sarisson
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 9547

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first reaction to "15 men on a dead man's chest" was "That's a $2000 clue?" And then nobody got it. Forget the trap door, they walk the plank. Seriously though, I suspect they were very nervous up there. 140 million and 1.4 billion are an order of magnitude apart for the populations of Russia and...
by sarisson
Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 7596

Re: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't always get Final Jeopardy, but when I do....
I got two answers tonight thanks to LL67: Mesquite (which I missed then) and TARP (which I got in a 6-pack on the final day of the season against BigDaddyMatty).
by sarisson
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 5466

Re: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Writing "Guernica" is better than writing nothing at all. It took me a while to process that FJ, but "American Gothic" was all I could think of that sounded rural. Plus it comes up on the show quite often. Like the new champ, I was out on the field during a Trenton Thunder game, but many years earli...
by sarisson
Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

So I had a five-game winning streak immediately followed by a five-game losing streak, which I snapped yesterday. That was the longest losing streak of my ten-season career. Has anyone ever had a five (or more) game winning streak, immediately followed by a five (or more) game losing streak, without...
by sarisson
Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 13963

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a masterful performance, TPH! I used to think I was good at Wheel, but I would've flubbed that one puzzle even with just the last letter remaining. :oops: Maybe I should change my rank to "Not WOF Material." I hadn't seen a full episode in over a year, since my high school classmate was on....
by sarisson
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I can now say I've beaten someone who has beaten the all-time leader in game show winnings.
Usually this time of the season is the hardest for me, but not this season. I'm one point out of the promotion zone! Maybe Thorsten is saving the obscure, toughest questions for last.
by sarisson
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 66394

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

I finally beat mrparadise (I think, since he was referred by goatman) yesterday, on my third try, and am now one game below .500 on the season. My previous high TCA was 86, but I'm projected to finish with 96! Get rates have gone way up this season across the league. I already have 64 points despite...
by sarisson
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/27/17 week
Replies: 36
Views: 2846

Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
This was a week of "almost solves." The "Howl" clue was a Final in MJ's thirteenth win, two years ago. He got it wrong.