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by OrangeSAM
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 6217

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious though; aside from the fact that Spain is the answer, is there some detail that eliminates Emma's--and my--response of Norway from consideration? I would assume the implication was that it would be a country that would not normally be on GMT+1 due to its location with respect to Germany...
by OrangeSAM
Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 13323

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You know, I just don't get this smart wager theory. Yeah, he locked out the third guy with his bet to lock in what... a GRAND? ... The bet was not about $1k. It was about closing one avenue to a loss he could control while keeping open the two avenues to a win, which were ultimately out of his cont...
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 31, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Help Support JBoard!
Replies: 268
Views: 45283

Re: Help Support JBoard!

I'm bumping this since Woof has been on way too long, we need to get some money to Robert, and I have no idea what the queue looks like at this point. $10/month supports us. Such a deal! Anyone? I'd still like to take a month in memory of Mrs OS and to thank this community. To fill some of the deta...
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 31, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 609
Views: 45489

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4...you get the picture: https://twitter.com/ScrippsBee/status/1134309888723546114 pretty lame imo...they should have kept them going...if there is a game 7 of the stanley cup playoffs it continues until the tie is broken...regardless of how long it takes...same should have...
by OrangeSAM
Sun May 26, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 612
Views: 106297

Re: J! in the Media

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.5118294/former-jeopardy-contestant-says-reigning-champ-james-holzhauer-is-a-menace-1.5118295 This interview by a contestant from 1991 about his experience says things that are no longer true. He went away from the game with scen...
by OrangeSAM
Sat May 25, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 90
Views: 8080

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 11:54 am
...I actually am indifferent, but wish not to be provocative....
Your new avatar, if not provocative, is open to interpretation.
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 24, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 5071

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

New record. This is the kind of game in which I really wanted him to find all the DDs to see what kind of bets he would make. Only thing is I wonder if he would have been able to come up with "pruning hooks." That was a rough one, wasn't it? Not something you're likely to guess if you don't know it...
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 17, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 612
Views: 106297

Re: J! in the Media

There's a brief interview with James in the latest Sports Illustrated. No, not the swimsuit issue. Quite a bit on his sports gambling techniques and how it was applied to J!
by OrangeSAM
Thu May 16, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2026

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else sing along to the disco category? .... .... ...just me? Hmph. Instaget FJ. Maybe he was gunshy after missing two DDs, but I'd have gone all-in if I were Conor. I guess it doesn't make his job that much harder tomorrow. Conor did a nice job with his 1996 baseball signing story although I...
by OrangeSAM
Thu May 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 63821

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Sergei Eisenstein question should have been $7,000 instead of $20,000. Stephen Friedrich: T. S. Eliot was English I believe. Bruce Springsteen: BORN IN THE USA!!! Me: Actually, American born naturalized British citizen. ;) Stephen: I think that's the poem of ... that came on a path of forest, "...
by OrangeSAM
Sun May 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2494

Re: Thursday, May 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

57 R (Missed No Holds Barred, End Run, and Mr. Holland.) DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Hedgehog, Aardwolf, (Montgomery), Exodus, (South Africa), Tabla, H. G. Wells, Battle of San Jacinto, (Alice B. Toklas) You're slipping. :) #6461, aired 2012-10-22 FORMAL MOVIE TITLES $200: 1995: His "Opus" #5929, air...
by OrangeSAM
Mon May 06, 2019 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3787
Views: 420045

Re: Reretaken Down

I ran a quick analysis of the numbers from my user profile.

We are nearing (or perhaps just passed) 300,000 postings to the board. Rounding errors, you know.

I was more surprised to find that I still have posted about 1 in 150 posts to the board despite being much less active over the last 3 years.
by OrangeSAM
Mon May 06, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1417

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( Bad week. I spent all my time on Friday trying to come up with something that took the financial aspect of the clue metaphorically. When they panned James on the camera, it seemed on a surface level like he was befuddled halfway through as well, though of course I have ...
by OrangeSAM
Sun May 05, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 4929

Re: Friday, May 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have done some calculating. According to my numbers, through 22 games, in locked games, if James had bet the maximum he could for FInal Jeopardy, and still be guaranteed to win, instead of betting meaningful numbers, he would have acquired an additional $46,687. That is a lot to leave on the tabl...
by OrangeSAM
Sat May 04, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Question about game scheduling
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Question about game scheduling

My guess would be that after S & P selects the games, TPTB go back say that they have a category (not originally included) that they'd like to insert for a certain date. After review, S & P randomly selects the category to be replaced.

Just a guess.
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3636
Views: 365646

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

So the name was literally the only TOM Literally, no. I shouldn't be surprised you've forgotten this already, but European island nation was also there. Again. Because Iceland is the only island in all of Europe, right? The only island nation with a significant Nordic populace. Oh, crap, I give up!
by OrangeSAM
Fri May 03, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3636
Views: 365646

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 2:09 pm
So the name was literally the only TOM
Literally, no.

I shouldn't be surprised you've forgotten this already, but European island nation was also there.
by OrangeSAM
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3636
Views: 365646

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Only you, TPH, could get lost when asked to get to the Bermuda Triangle. :P
by OrangeSAM
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 4174

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:22 pm

For me, FJ was a toss-up between Bermuda Triangle and Sargasso Sea, not really able to lock in one over the other
Two reasons:

A. The Sargasso Sea was named by sailors who encountered it a couple hundred years before and,

B. Why would a "pulp magazine" be interested in the Sargasso Sea?
by OrangeSAM
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 407
Views: 38914

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:30 pm
Chicago, 38. Hope that’s not too low!
Depends on the current rate of exchange.