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by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Originally from..." - how does that work?
Replies: 65
Views: 9477

Re: "Originally from..." - how does that work?

When you're going over your information and your stories in the green room, they'll go over the pronunciation of your name and where you're from. That's the point where I said, "Actually, can I be 'originally from Ann Arbor' rather 'from than Iowa City'?" They had no problem with it. "from than" is...
by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 20, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 19899

Re: Friday, November 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

(I guess I'm the only one who gets Jeopardy! at 4pm, so I'll just keep talking to myself.) This also means that of the top five players ever, by regular-game win streak, none has won a tournament of champions. I would move to Minnesota just for that. I can see why you left the Bay Area, it's not th...
by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Does this mean I can be one of the cool kids now?
Replies: 74
Views: 9689

Re: Does this mean I can be one of the cool kids now?

As a Coldplay fan, good song choice with the video.

Looks like you had a fun time. Can't wait to see the show!
by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments
Replies: 102
Views: 17555

Re: 2015 TOC Pre-Taping Stats, Predictions & Comments

patkav wrote:
patkav wrote:I'll be over here, coloring my Kerry! Kerry! Kerry! sign. Green(e), of course.
I'm just saying.
Your rank makes it look like you're George W. Bush. Just gotta screw the English language a bit more.
by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 5 results in)
Replies: 34
Views: 6031

Re: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 4 results in)

periwinkle wrote:What do TPTB do if there's a tie for the last wildcard slot? Just noticing that Kerry's bet means if she had not gotten FJ!, she would have been tied with Dan for the last slot (if neither runner-up from today's game moved up past $14,000).
I'd guess tiebreaker
by arjavrawal
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 15765

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Four presidents ago I would call recent, especially for those of adult J! age. People of your age would consider "recent" differently. ;) Perhaps. Especially when you look at the fact that only about 200 out of something like 1400 (for a middle school! outrageous, right?) know who the current presi...
by arjavrawal
Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 5 results in)
Replies: 34
Views: 6031

Re: 2015 TOC Wild Card Standings (SPOILERS)(Game 3 results in)

pdano wrote:Wow, that is an absurdly high cut-off for three games in. And with a bunch of FJ misses, too. Goes to the strength of the field.
Pardon my ignorance, but in the last 5-10 years, when has the field not been strong?
by arjavrawal
Wed Nov 11, 2015 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 15765

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That $600 clue in VETERANS was way overvalued. Not only does it ask us to name the president in 1982, but it *pictures* him? A popular recent president? The $1000 clue was "Got your 6", obvious on retrospect of course given the charitable organization, but would "Got your 6 o'clock" work? I didn't ...
by arjavrawal
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Things you miss about Jeopardy!
Replies: 71
Views: 10336

Re: Things you miss about Jeopardy!

I'm actually mostly comfortable with J! as it's been in the past few years. I watch 80s or 90s episodes online, and I'm often struck with how cold and stern AT feels at times. I think Johnny's "This! Is! Sparta! Jeopardy!" generally has more emphasis now than it did in the old days. The boop-boop-b...
by arjavrawal
Wed Nov 11, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I need your help...
Replies: 14
Views: 2647

Re: I need your help...

"How did my audition go? In the immortal words of Fat Amy: 'Crushed it.' #jeopardy #nowthewaitbegins" - Me on Twitter, Saturday afternoon (Hope there are some Pitch Perfect fans here. :P) Some of you have already seen me post about it a bit on Twitter and Facebook and the like, but I just wanted to...
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 120
Views: 14114

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Probably the best DJ! I've ever seen, right near some of the Decades games. Brennan pulled it out quite nicely.
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?
Replies: 61
Views: 12881

Re: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?

gnash wrote:
arjavrawal wrote: Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.
Seriously? A National Geographic (-like?) picture is not kid-friendly? You scare me.
It's not kid-friendly if it contains nudity, does it?
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?
Replies: 61
Views: 12881

Re: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?

kristinsausville wrote:
patkav wrote:Thirded.
Fourthed.

And there had been so much progress with making Jboard more women-friendly.
Fifthed.

Keep it kid-friendly, por favor. Just because the other kids at my school are interested in that sort of thing doesn't mean I am.
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Things you miss about Jeopardy!
Replies: 71
Views: 10336

Re: Things you miss about Jeopardy!

Shows taped on the road, especially for tournaments. Having participated in the first game Jeopardy! ever taped "on the road" ( Battle of the Bay Area Brains , taped at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium prior to the 1998 College Tournament), I kind of miss these too. Were those ever aired? Don't ...
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?
Replies: 61
Views: 12881

Re: Should Jeopardy! end its partnership with National Geographic?

I'm inclined to believe that NatGeo will start publishing anti-climate change propaganda sometime soon.
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 10, 2015 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Things you miss about Jeopardy!
Replies: 71
Views: 10336

Re: Things you miss about Jeopardy!

Shows taped on the road, especially for tournaments. Having participated in the first game Jeopardy! ever taped "on the road" ( Battle of the Bay Area Brains , taped at UC Berkeley's Zellerbach Auditorium prior to the 1998 College Tournament), I kind of miss these too. Were those ever aired? Don't ...
by arjavrawal
Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Familiar face on Millionaire
Replies: 268
Views: 70596

Re: Familiar face on Millionaire

ElendilPickle wrote:Here's a preview of my game. It's a bit of a spoiler, but it doesn't indicate how much money I ended up with. 8-)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwB-DGN7-cg
Didn't she run for president at some point? '76 I think.
by arjavrawal
Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4444
Views: 664422

Re: Reretaken Down

Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos. (I'm disappointed, but not at all surprised, that a group of intelligent people this diverse would eventually fall into a political conversation. Today is Election Day in the US. The Election Day ONE YEAR BEFORE THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS. Please try to not make i...
by arjavrawal
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4444
Views: 664422

Re: Reretaken Down

It is with that in mind, 9021amyers, that I present my best masterpiece yet. (See attachments for more.)

I rest my case.
by arjavrawal
Mon Nov 02, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4444
Views: 664422

Re: Reretaken Down

Bush's campaign manager just resigned, and he's been telling donors that it's "not on life support". Having studied politics while elementary school passed by, it's pretty easy to say that when a Bush family member politician says something you know not to believe it. Fixed that for ya. If Carson i...