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by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 2099

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)

I want to give a sincere THANK YOU to our resident penguin for creating these daily polls during the ToC. They definitely added to my enjoyment of the board these last two weeks.
by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 2099

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)

Measurement: I don't think I'd have gotten the $200 clue without having seen others first. But I'd like to think I'd have gotten the $1000 clue if I had seen a couple of others. I'm familiar with all three of the examples there. Unlike the $600 clue, where I knew neither. My personal order for the c...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 6484

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was a lamentable FJ! for me. Jeremiad is not (OK - was not) in my vocabulary, so that wasn't a help. Longest book? Isn't that Psalms? (Quick sanity check after the fact - Jeremiah is 130 pages in my Bible, Psalms is 180. Not the measurement specified in the clue, of course.) But Psalms doesn't ...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1966

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

I'm kind of surprised there were no Maren Morris fans taking the coin flip and going with "Hallelujah" for the "can I get one" part of the clue. I'm claiming a get on certiorari, although I probably would have skipped a syllable. I can't say I've ever heard it pronounced. Otherwise, my only LT would...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1668

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:13 pm
EDIT: Admittedly the clue in this game didn't mention the word "resort". But if you can't figure out which pavlov corresponds to "more than 20 championship golf courses", maybe you should give up on Jeopardy! and try Wheel instead.
Go stuff yourself.

And your images are not working.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 5672

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You don't need to correct people who know they were wrong. +1 Particularly with unhelpful information. I thought it was helpful and interesting. And I didn't see it as a correction. I can see saying it needed a little more social grace. (Something like "Ouch! Yeah, 55 and 99 years too early respect...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1668

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

$1200 for Charge and Cease Fire. The latter was an educated guess based on the clue rather than knowing the call.

If it's not already, "South Carolina island" probably needs to be a pavlov to Hilton Head - at least for me. I'm sure I've seen that one multiple times on J! and I miss it every time.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 5672

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:58 am
You don't need to correct people who know they were wrong.
+1
Particularly with unhelpful information.
by Peter the accountant
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/6/2019 - Wednesday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 1133

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/6/2019 - Wednesday TOC (SPOILERS)

Put me down for 2 clams and a Ross. I stayed quiet until after Amundsen got worked out, then tried to rebound.

And don't talk to me about the Norwegian thing. I was too focused on the photo and the ice shelf to have heard that bit.
by Peter the accountant
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5038

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no hope on FJ today. Never heard of the lady. No idea where Howard University is. No idea of whatever it was that kept her out of theaters. All I had to go on was singers active in 1939. Not much to work with. The Not Australia category had me initially thinking New Zealand. Took me 2 clues to...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/5/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 2005

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/5/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)

I'd be watching FJ from the sidelines based on my 4th podium performance. I know who the wildcats are, and the name of that small village. But that's not enough to come back from negging on the new name for Deseret - an embarrassing miss from home since the topic has come up very recently.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 6175

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rob, I could feel your pain through the TV screen. I suspect this demonstrates that there is an underappreciated element of luck in this game. You can know 90% of the right responses, but when a single clue in that 10% comes up at just the wrong time, it can be devastating to the entire game. Major ...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1948

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

A meager 3600 here. I stayed clam on Bq, but knew it was something starting with becq and that I'd seen it many times before.
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 6191

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since he hasn't weighed in yet, I guess I'll play the role of TPH for this game.

I "knew" the famous run associated with the battle was a lot shorter, so a 150 mile run couldn't be pointing to THAT battle. So it must be something else. Ended up staring at FJ today. :oops:
by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 5608

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would disagree with your last sentence. All in frequently is a good wager from third, if you need to add something to get ahead of what the leader will have left on a miss, it usually makes sense to just bet it all. I guess that is a philosophical difference. Sure, you can go all-in from 3rd if y...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 5608

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sounds like I'm in the minority of getting FJ correct fairly quickly. I did have the internal debate over whether it was really a denomination or not, but based on the event described, it had to be the clue they were looking for. I would have preferred it be described as a "movement" rather than a "...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 8055

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Blah Blah Blah Cascades" = NOT Washington = OMG MASSIVE MASSIVE NEGBAIT. Cascades should always include Oregon. I can forgive not realizing the range extends into the far north of California, but almost half of the range is in Oregon. I did get that one easily, mainly because I've visited Mt. Lass...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 8055

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to the list of right author, wrong reason. I think this might be a clue that favors those who don't know too much. I have no idea when GoW was written, so the year didn't distract me. The quote sounds like a story about the dust bowl, so off I went with the standard answer for "dust bowl auth...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 5957

Re: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I spent too much time running through the Caribbean to get this one. I suspect when J! talks about British colonies, the Caribbean is the last place you should look, not the first. I has been nice to see good FJ wagering the last two games. There had been an awful lot of bad wagering over the previo...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 6557

Re: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Digging dog took me to Lassie, which I pretty quickly rejected as murder would not be a topic covered in a Lassie film, if she ever made the crossover from TV to film. And that left me with exactly nothing. I've never been a fan of Hitchcock, and couldn't name a movie of his beyond Psycho.