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by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15167

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In any Final Jeopardy scenario, there are eight possible combinations of hit-and-miss outcomes: The Nitpicker's Club would like to inform you that this is incorrect. For two reasons. 1. This is not true for "any Final Jeopardy scenario," only those with three players. Several scenarios each year in...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Oct 14, 2017 5:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15167

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In my post upthread, I said: I’m surprised, though, that amid all the richly deserved praise for Scarlett’s game, no one has mentioned Austin’s reckless overwager in FJ . . . Well, I seem to have remedied that situation. I’ve stated before Chernicoff’s First Law of Final Jeopardy Wagering: Bet with ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 15167

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In addition to the stellar performance by Scarlett, can I just say that that was the most exciting, competitive slugfest of a Jeopardy! match I’ve ever watched? Two great players with broad knowledge bases, slugging it out on the buzzer, seesawing the lead. A Jeopardy! classic. I’m surprised, though...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 10623

Re: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did they really accept Eros as the winged son of Venus and Vulcan? Roman dieties, so only the Roman name of Cupid should be correct. :geek: This wasn't one of those categories or clues that specified you had to give either the Greek or Roman name ( Cf. the clue asking for the Greek counterpart to V...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 4817

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Events for $200 was a coinflip on Veterans/Memorial IMO.
The clue mentioned that the dedication was in November.
. . . except that in 1923 they weren’t Veterans’ and Memorial Day, they were Armistice and Decoration Day.
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 4817

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For a tourney where a lot of the kids have been making fairly savvy FJ wagers, that was a very rough moment for Connor and Emily. It just goes to show the importance of wagering strategy. We all understand that a player in Emily’s position should bet small enough to keep Connor locked out, knowing ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Up Close and Personal
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Up Close and Personal

Bamaman wrote:Anybody else read it in Jim McKay's voice?
Bob Costas.
by OldSchoolChamp
Sat Aug 06, 2016 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Up Close and Personal
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Up Close and Personal

Thought y’all might enjoy this (slightly updated) piece, which I originally wrote for the Sydney Olympics of 2000: Up Close and Personal Life hasn’t always been easy for Shpilke Zbnrskljvrzh. Growing up in the remote village of Grzkbblnik in her native Plotznia, Shpilke and her family often couldn’t...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/4/16 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2860

Re: FJs for the 7/4/16 week

I have ridden the It's a Small World attraction in at least one of the Disney parks.
Better’n that—I rode it at the New York World’s Fair in 1964.
by OldSchoolChamp
Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote:Couldn't you at least tell us to get off from on top of your damn lawn? :P
Not without killing your buzz. ;)
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So the title Du côté de chez Swann has a preposition followed by a preposition?? Mon Dieu. I don't know what to think of about that. Back to at you. It’s not really so strange as all that. Although the French expression chez Swann could plausibly be rendered in English as “Swann’s place,” it has no...
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:You're kind of a buzzkill, Steve.
OK, guilty as charged. Sorry for killing anybody’s buzz. I’m a professional grammar nerd (write and edit for a living) and I guess I let myself get a little carried away. I’ll shut up now . . . .
by OldSchoolChamp
Thu Jun 23, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

We do sometimes use such double prepositions in English: you might pick up a fallen spoon “from under the table,” or someone born in, say, Pasadena might tell people “I come from near Los Angeles.” Or if you're a kid who doesn't want to hear about his least favorite bedtime story book, A Child's Hi...
by OldSchoolChamp
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Chez is not a possessive in French, it’s a preposition. That's the first I have ever heard of 'house' being a preposition (or at least part of one). The interwebs seem to agree with that, but, for corroboration, they use the French word only in an English sentence, which makes things ambiguous at b...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was also a particularly egregious example of the unfair rule that re-crediting a response initially ruled incorrect doesn’t negate a subsequent correct rebound by another player. . . . I believe the question was worth $2000 and the score at the time was Hunter: 18400 Jim: 9800 Liz: 16700 . . ....
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rather generous of J! to accept the French title. To pick a nit, the French title wouldn't be for "Remembrance..." but for "à la recherche de temps perdu". More to the point, the French title doesn’t fit the category. Swann’s Way is an instance of “Whose What?”; Du côté de chez Swann is not. While ...
by OldSchoolChamp
Fri Jun 17, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 10130

Re: Thursday, June 16, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rather generous of J! to accept the French title. To pick a nit, the French title wouldn't be for "Remembrance..." but for "à la recherche de temps perdu". More to the point, the French title doesn’t fit the category. Swann’s Way is an instance of “Whose What?”; Du côté de chez Swann is not. This w...
by OldSchoolChamp
Mon May 30, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chess Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 5904

Re: Chess Strategy

colonialrampage wrote:
econgator wrote:
grindcore wrote:BTW, if a pitcher does the macarena during his wind-up and throws the ball shot-put style right over the plate for a strike, it wouldn't be a wild pitch, but it would be a wild pitch.
Balk
Not unless there were runners on base :)
Or unless it was his standard motion.
by OldSchoolChamp
Mon May 30, 2016 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chess Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 5904

Re: Chess Strategy

Great, now I have an American telling me, a native Russian speaker, how to say "Алехин". And that I'm "definitely wrong" about pronouncing my birth language. OK, it seems I owe you an apology here. Nothing in your earlier posts suggested that you are a native Russian speaker; the only evidence I ha...
by OldSchoolChamp
Sun May 29, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Chess Strategy
Replies: 67
Views: 5904

Re: Chess Strategy

Backing into this whole discussion a bit late, but thought I'd add my thoughts to what's already been said (and said and said and said...). I'm very very far from the world's best chess player, but I do know enough to contribute to the discussion without, in IronNeck's words, "making counterargument...