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by bomtr
Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 8372

Re: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It has been said by a couple of posters that Farhad's silly bet on the last DD didn't matter because of the two triple stumpers at the end. This is not quite true. An adept would, after doubling or nearly doubling if they want to reserve a pittance to hang for FJ, know they had to ring on the last c...
by bomtr
Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 125974

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

a little dismaying that more knew Harley Quinn than Pepys.
by bomtr
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 379092

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Already had an audition. Got the letter.
by bomtr
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4128
Views: 555389

Re: Reretaken Down

Story about the Seattle auditions: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/jeopardy-auditions-ill-take-terrifying-experiences-for-100-alex/ I believe I spy a board member in one of the photos, but I'm not naming any names! :) Maggie's a Boardie?!?! (Even with my prosopagnosia I recognize who you'r...
by bomtr
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 11792

Re: Thursday, July 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hate to see contestants rewarded after useless DD wagering. Not going for the lead? Bet $5. And the preponderance of I-don't-want-to-think-about-this $2000 DD bets! Seriously, seems like well over half of DJ DD bets are $2000. The contestants are 2/12 on FJ this week, with 3 TS in a row. Seems lik...
by bomtr
Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 12636

Re: Thursday, July 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised they accepted "Gershwin" but forgot about the second "Strauss". George and Ira Gershwin were brothers that both collaborated to make music. Ira Gershwin has come up in Jeopardy a lot but mostly in associated with his brother. Ira Gershwin was a lyricist, not a composer. Would "first...
by bomtr
Sat Jul 08, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 4993

Re: Friday, July 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had Sami. Poll options this week for Sami/Saami/Lapps/Laplanders? As long as you can check all the boxes... Jon's fluttering eyelashes were charming, but it's hard not to be annoyed by someone who abjectly refuses to use DDs the way they should be. He actually missed several of those DDs, so ther...
by bomtr
Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 8457

Re: Friday, June 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I picked up they were hinting "Sound of Music," but forgot that most of it took place in Austria and went "Switzerland." That was a particularly dumb miss for me, because I work at a bank and see international currency names on a daily basis, including "Swiss Frank." Lach Trash: Disco Nap Really, y...
by bomtr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 29, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 6054

Re: Thursday, June 29, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My trick is knowing what 'horse latitudes' means.
by bomtr
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 10392

Re: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

WAY TO GO, BRANDON! On FJ, Alex said the first part of the clue was important, but 'censored content' cinched it for me at the tail end of the clue I struggled with some of these categories but picked up Moroni and Nicola Sturgeon and a bunch of LT: subzero, biting, lava, Trinity, cloud, acronym (m...
by bomtr
Tue Jun 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 80372

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

Got my first ever (?) 0(0) score on the Golden age of television first day. I may have had some other minileagues oh-fers, but haven't yet got one in the main course. I'm hoping to learn something, to have this be a positive experience, but I'll settle for it being over quickly if that doesn't work...
by bomtr
Sat Jun 24, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 7006

Re: Friday, June 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got the Oort cloud and some respect for Lisa's miss with Magellanic Clouds. I don't know what they are, but they are a thing. The Large and Small Magellanic Clouds are two small cluster galaxies, among the nearest galaxies to the Milky Way. It's really not that great a guess for the clue, having ...
by bomtr
Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 379092

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Completely off the subject, but I finally got another audition; next month in Seattle.
by bomtr
Wed Jun 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 10836

Re: Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Diamonds and Rust, by the way, is a fantastic song.
by bomtr
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 11126

Re: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

When I played this off the Clue of the Day this morning and in light of yesterday's FJ, which I got but with very low confidence, I thought J! had really stepped up their game with the FJs. Whoa, not just the author but his first novel too? Pretty sure it was FSF, but less sure of his first novel. N...
by bomtr
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 80372

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I eat Mexican food. Never eaten at a Chipotle. Went with carne asada.
by bomtr
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 22438

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

dhkendall wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:49 pm
Agrajag wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:47 pm
Long-time lurker, first-time poster... No clue what #13 (large sailing ship/large glass of beer) is even after googling. I think I found all the rest:
Vessel
thinking that is schooner...

edit: man, i'm slow
by bomtr
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 22438

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

I always seem to have one inexplicable derp and this time it was on the Cubs... :roll: I'll see your cubs and raise you a slurpee. Plus I left 3 totally blank, which i've never done before. woke, cw series, and i could not parse that company with colors clue. This will be my worst showing in a very...
by bomtr
Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What is wrong with Ken Jennings?
Replies: 59
Views: 14130

Re: What is wrong with Ken Jennings?

PeteMoss wrote:
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:45 am
Looks like it is more than just me who thinks there is something wrong with him.

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/05 ... ron-trump/
You have become known by the company you keep. Good god. And goodbye.
by bomtr
Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 18235

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

46 last night from sherder's video. 45 tonight from sherder's video. My obligatory bible miss, though i thought of samson, big box store got in the way of superstore, got there but not in time, couldn't pull cartier in time, plug and play not in my vocab, and my obligatory pop music miss with drake....