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by ParrotRob
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511145

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

Deleted because apparently "stating the obvious" is insensitive and we should, instead, pretend it doesn't exist.
by ParrotRob
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511145

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

Ignoring the obvious apples/oranges logic there, yes, there are basic things you just have to know. Watts=Los Angeles is only slightly more obscure than Harlem=New York. Which is why I've literally never heard of Watts=LA before this clue came up, right? You can't expect "I've literally never heard...
by ParrotRob
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 16640

Re: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Between the easy TS's and Jon's phrasing, this was a difficult show to watch.
by ParrotRob
Tue Feb 25, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511145

Re: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was the TOM for Los Angeles Times in Journalism for $400? Watts riots, large newspaper. Of course, you have to know Watts is in LA, but again, you just have to know stuff. I hate the "sometimes you just have to know stuff" excuse. Seems like a way to weasel out of lousy clue-writing. Sort of l...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511145

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

Sometimes you need to know something to get it right. As I said above, I knew they had won three straight (actually three in four tournaments) so that was a good starting point. I wasn’t 100% certain it was Brazil, but I felt pretty confident. If I don't immediately know it, then I assume it's just...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 35125

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

They have such an enormous pool of test-takers who never get an audition invite, it raises the question of why they felt an anytime test was necessary. Ultimately, of course, it's at their discretion. Pretty sure it's a publicity stunt. I thought I had read where the reign of James caused ratings t...
by ParrotRob
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 35125

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

This will benefit people like me that auditioned 17 months ago and just missed the scheduled test. If I understand the rules correctly, I should be able to retest on-demand in April.
by ParrotRob
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 8986

Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:30 pm
ParrotRob wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't
You can say it, we kind of do.
Which one are you again?
The bald one. You know.
by ParrotRob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 8986

Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:51 pm
I wasn't going to say this, and it's probably a case of "all bald people look alike" when they really don't
You can say it, we kind of do.
by ParrotRob
Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4126
Views: 554181

Re: Reretaken Down

This is some funny shit :lol:. Did this thread time warp to the 1800's? Who has a flask? I assume there is a monocle, cape, and pocket watch involved in this story :). Huh. I have several flasks in several different sizes from 100ml up to 375ml. I would have thought that pretty much anyone who take...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 8986

Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Civil War was just another "in one ear and out the other" category for me. There is literally NO way to make war facts even the tiniest bit interesting or retainable to me. Maybe so, but two of the questions weren't even "war" questions: 200: What's the highest military award for valor? 600: What p...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Predictions
Replies: 18
Views: 4122

Re: Season 37 Predictions

A couple other predictions: Another Jeopardy! DVD. This time, it would be a series. It would have James Holzhauer, Jason Zuffranieri, Jennifer Giles, Alex Jacob, Buzzy Cohen, Alan Lin, Pam Mueller, Colby Burnett, David Madden, Brad Rutter, Larissa Kelly, Ken Jennings, Matt Jackson, Monica Thieu, Ar...
by ParrotRob
Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4126
Views: 554181

Re: Reretaken Down

I absolutely hate the format of the contestant photos on the jeopardy website: https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zone why bother trying to remove the perfectly serviceable background from the photos? look at the edges around brooke's hair on thursday. they need to hire better graphic designers! L...
by ParrotRob
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 5808

Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)

floridagator wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:34 am
Why did I not get the 5 point bonus?
Same here?
by ParrotRob
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 439 - Buffalo (final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 5808

Re: TD 439 - Buffalo (Questions 1-8 revealed)

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:52 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:50 pm
Dare I ask how many joined me for RBIs?
Just one.

I was kind of surprised by how the whole question played. On this topic, I really had no idea how the board's knowledge would play.
I should get some kind of award for basically picking every sheep.
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 5226

Re: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know William the Conqueror, especially when just spotted the years? Where are you from? Around here, that's very basic history every high-schooler is taught. I got absolutely zero world history in high school somehow. Huh, go figure. Around here, 10th grade is World History, 11t...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Forum Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Re: Forum Question

Start here and have fun: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1052 Holy crap, that was 8 years ago!!! Haven't fixed what ain't broken apparently. Fair enough. I just wasn't sure if it had ever been kicked around and I couldn't find the right combination of search terms that returned a manageable l...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4126
Views: 554181

Re: Reretaken Down

I haven't watched since the 1994 strike, but the game has changed so much, so I need to ask: why would a team pull a pitcher if that pitcher hasn't given up a baserunner? Wow, you really HAVE been away from baseball for a while! In today's game of statistics and hyper-analysis thereof, it's not unc...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Future events for the rest of Season 36
Replies: 26
Views: 4753

Re: Future events for the rest of Season 36

any attempt to glean rhyme or reason WHY things get scheduled the way they do will never yield more than speculation. Here's a graphic that gives you rhyme and reason. https://mattcarberry.com/Jeopardy/MJC-calendar.png While that graphic shows WHEN everything was, it doesn't give any inclination WH...
by ParrotRob
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Forum Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1019

Forum Question

Being relatively new here, I'm sure there is a pretty good reason for this, but I can't find anything through searching, so I'll just go ahead and ask... Is there any particular reason that all of JBoard,tv is munged together into one big forum? In another board I participate in (Geocaching) - there...