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by Quantum
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

Ahem, I think I am the person on the jboard whom triviawayne is calling a lunatic. :D However, you will see on this page that I have already surrendered on the idea I was propounding. I cannot verify where I got the original idea about seeding.
by Quantum
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396497

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Impressive time, morbeedo! I don't run, but I have friends who have run multiple marathons. I don't think Boston was in the cards for them this year, though.

To stick with the topic: Have there been invitations to other cities than New York yet?
by Quantum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 14636

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (507 & 508 REVEALED)

My second choice was going to be hematology, which looks as though it would have been a singleton!
by Quantum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 14636

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (503 & 504 REVEALED)

Just adding: Of course if the piece actually was "O Christmas Tree," now I should be sinking like a rock in the rankings!
by Quantum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 14636

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (503 & 504 REVEALED)

There were only three of us with "O Tannenbaum." Mine was definitely "O Tannenbaum."

O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum,
Wie treu sind deine Blätter.
Du gruenst nicht nur zur Sommerzeit,
Nein auch im Winter, wenn es schneit,
etc.
by Quantum
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

Okay, I am persuaded.
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 14636

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (503 & 504 REVEALED)

Memo to self, re Oneida: The other competitors really know a lot. I am unlikely to get very far by attempting to pick something relatively obscure. In the future, I will keep looking for the Man O' War type options!
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 374 - Cherry Blossom Festival (BONUS AND FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 61
Views: 8513

Re: TD 374 - Cherry Blossom Festival (BONUS AND FINAL RESULTS)

Thanks, SenseiCAY for a very informative and interesting game!
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

Not to convince everyone that I am a conspiracy theorist, but . . . I thought that they brought on some fairly tough opponents for Ken Jennings, to prevent complete run-aways in the games. (Not that it did that much good.) Was this your impression, or not? One of the contestants I knew ran a local T...
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

Well, that's very encouraging!
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

I was suggesting something slightly different--not picking the players based on a game's questions, but picking the questions based on the players, or a player. I am certain that they know by now how they could get rid of me as a contestant if I was not going over well with the TV audience. (Perhaps...
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 114
Views: 14636

Re: TD 375 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 5xx (501 & 502 REVEALED)

xxaaaxx, I picked Man 'O War, because I figured a lot of the players would find him ultra-obvious, and so avoid him. This worked even better than I expected!
by Quantum
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions
Replies: 40
Views: 6428

Re: POLL: A Hypothesis about Auditions

I've had two auditions. The first was in Chicago, a 4 to 5 hour drive. I requested Orlando for the second (that would have been fun!). Going to Orlando, I would fly. I could not make it for the date of the Orlando audition, so I was offered an alternative locale, and picked Lexington, KY. It may hav...
by Quantum
Sat Mar 31, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13548

Re: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)

Great set of TD questions! I especially enjoyed the Before and After, though I did not recognize many of them until I saw the answers. Very clever! The level of erudition displayed by the other participants is truly impressive to me. When I play J6!, I feel as though I know quite a few things. In co...
by Quantum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13548

Re: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (415 & 416 REVEALED)

I knew the one tower was either the John Hancock Tower or the Sears Tower. Another "Oh, well," moment. In defense of the older man by the beer display (back a bit), I should say that his first recommendation was that we should get our guests the beer they liked. No help there. So we looked for what ...
by Quantum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13548

Re: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (413 & 414 REVEALED)

Many years ago, my spouse and I were hosting our first picnic. We wanted to have some variety of beer, but we didn't know much about them. So we went to the local grocery store and asked an older man looking over cases of beer what type of beer he recommended. He suggested Pabst Blue Ribbon. We went...
by Quantum
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13548

Re: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (405 & 406 REVEALED)

First TD game. Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Lots of added points coming up. I will continue playing as long as there are no expressions of scorn! :D
by Quantum
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 90
Views: 13548

Re: TD 372 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 4xx (403 & 404 REVEALED)

To cheer you up, Saturnalia, I have a wrong answer coming up, one that should have been a singleton if I had been a bit smarter.
by Quantum
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 73820

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I am aware that one has to be invited to participate in the Learned League. Could you give me an idea of the Jeopardy! level that is needed, in order to be invited? And also how one would demonstrate that? Thanks!
by Quantum
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 396497

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Good luck to you also, morbedo! It sounds as though you would be a really interesting contestant to have on the show!