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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: 8909

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: 6942

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: 5052

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: 60606

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: 12834

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: 60606

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: 60606

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: 2584

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.
by sarisson
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 4252

Re: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Manchester is the town(ship) next to my hometown, and is technically also the site of the Hindenburg disaster. My grandparents lived in a retirement community there. So you can probably guess who I was rooting for. I made the same mistake on Final. I knew Armenia bordered Iran, but I wasn't sure abo...
by sarisson
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 6211

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a nightmare board. I'd managed at least $20,000 in every game in the TOC... until this one. I achieved personal worsts in Coryat score and negs, not just in this tournament, but in any game. There were four categories where I knew absolutely nothing. But I did correctly guess on FJ. I think...
by sarisson
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 60606

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

B Horizon, with a few other boardies. (Not sure if LegerM is also a boardie, but he's a ronin visiting from Continental.)
by sarisson
Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Denny McLain, the AJ Score, and Predicting the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions
Replies: 6
Views: 1439

Re: Denny McLain, the AJ Score, and Predicting the 2017 Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions

I like this a lot. For multiple reasons, but mainly because it's been an extremely accurate predictor of who makes it to the finals. I came up with a "Jeopardy passer rating" a while ago, where DD's and Finals are analogous to touchdowns, and negs to interceptions, but the AJ Score is better. Can th...
by sarisson
Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 9661

Re: 2017 ToC Quarter-Final Matches Revealed - Discussion

I'll be surprised if Jason doesn't win the tournament. Agreed. His LL QPct after six seasons is .823, well ahead of anyone else in the tournament and even ahead of Jeopardy's two greatest players. And I would say his stats are legit because he got a 105 on this year's WQC... and if you took that WQ...
by sarisson
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 82636

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

Loved the Blazing Saddles 1DS, although I spent my s***load of dimes on some of the easier questions and missed only the one about the s***load of dimes. Harrumph! Harrumph!
by sarisson
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 5969

Re: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ right only because he was my incorrect guess in one of the finals last season. 10 straight solves are a new personal record. This episode required a lot of mental gymnastics, especially the "zero sum" category. Skullturf and the other boardies in a certain LL league no doubt had to restrain...
by sarisson
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 96
Views: 12161

Re: Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you got at least one triple stumper right, along with FJ, congratulations! You won this episode from your couch. I extended my Final Jeopardy streak to eight; my record is nine. If tomorrow's category is Academy Awards, that streak's probably gonna end. Technically tonight's $1 isn't tied for the...
by sarisson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 82636

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I'll ask -- how did you get to Baghdad on that one? I was thinking of a lot of places that had greater proximity to the actual Gulf. I guessed Baghdad - no real hint other than thinking where a train might head from Anatolia (which meant "Turkey" to me. I see that I was largely right) that went to ...
by sarisson
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 82636

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

I beat Fritz Holznagel?! :o I assigned the Lebanon question a 3, and it was the only one he got right. He gave me a 3-pointer on Baghdad, even though geography is my best category. I still have no 3-pointers in the 60's ML, which I suppose is historically accurate because the NBA didn't have 3-point...
by sarisson
Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES - 10/9 J! Round category [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 2905

Re: STATES BY COLORFUL LOCALES - 10/9 J! Round category [SPOILERS]

I've heard of Bowling Green due to the "massacre," but clammed because I thought it was in Tennessee... which, it turns out, is an alternative fact.
by sarisson
Mon Oct 09, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 7202

Re: Monday, October 9, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Austin got to say "P***y Galore" on national TV... which, oddly enough, is not the first time that character was mentioned on the show. The 12-27-2013 game featured her as part of the clue ($800, Colorful Movies). I interpreted "Historical Areas" as "former regions/names", so anything other than Gau...