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by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14564

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

CONGRATULATIONS katie! you were fantastic. so good that i don't feel any kind of regret at playing pretty poorly in the early going of this game. nobody had ever given me a whipping on the buzzer before, but once you hit your stride in DJ, that was that. i'm glad i got to finish up reasonably strong...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 10255

Re: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

i agree. it's a loose-but-not-wrong use of "alliterative".
by jpahk
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 10255

Re: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

i think an unqualified O is just plain wrong. 40+% of the population is type O, but the clue said 7%, which makes it O– for sure. this is one of the rare cases when the clue is specific enough to rule out the more general answer, so "O" by itself shouldn't be prompted.
by jpahk
Wed Oct 12, 2011 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14564

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

(I wish I hadn't started this since it's gone on far longer than I anticipated) J(oon)! Round well, you could switch it up since today's game also has katie. non-spoilery preview: see if you can guess the correct FJ response from the category alone. i did it on the actual show (though of course i d...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 11, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 10255

Re: Tuesday, October 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

When will the game that was played on 10-6-2011 be posted? I am really interested in that one. i used my winnings to pay off the archivists to obliterate the details of how badly franny kicked my ass in that game. It may work out well for people to be lucky than good, but Joon, you're both. And kil...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 14792

Re: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

BTW, Joon: Do you "study" to improve your crossword-puzzling time, and if so, do you think that studying has helped you on the show? (I'm talking rivers and other things that come up a lot in puzzles.) Has just solving that many puzzles helped? it's mostly just solving tons and tons of puzzles. it'...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 10, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 14792

Re: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Since I watched this from the audience, I can now say that I met Joon in the green room the morning of taping. I actually knew sort of who he was from the board, so my first thought was "oh, crap." Then I saw that DD bet and pretty much all of us waiting to tape had heart attacks. Also, the "Consti...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 10, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 14792

Re: Monday, October 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

"Y&R on Jeopardy! Jeopardy! will feature a special category about The Young and the Restless with some of your favorite cast on Monday! Participating cast members include Genie Francis, Stephen Nichols, Jeanne Cooper, Joshua Morrow, Michelle Stafford, Michael Muhney, Christel Kahlil, Daniel Goddard...
by jpahk
Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 29
Views: 8298

Re: Friday, October 7, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Joon: Did League of Nations really take that long or do you have a strategy to give all DDs a second look? i thought of the league right away, but i wasn't sure so i spent some time considering alternatives (nuremberg trials?). eventually decided i didn't like the alternatives as much as my first t...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 72940

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

thejeopardyfan wrote:10-7: 29200 :) but I didn't see 3 clues because of a thunderstorm warning. One of those was the picture from the 1850s. I should subtract that because I said "Civil War," but I don't know how much that clue was worth.
that was the $2000, unfortunately for you.
by jpahk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 11162

Re: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Did anyone run a stopwatch on Franny digging out Pulitzer? pulitzer was slow, but i was also very slow to get my own DD. in my case, it's because i had to read and re-read the clue several times before i figured out what they wanted. the first three answers in the category ("lefty") had all been pe...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 15336

Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

i didn't realize until my shows started airing how many of my crossword friends had been on the show. in addition to those already mentioned, ben bass was a 3-time champ in 2002, katie hamill was a 1-time champ in '03, dan katz (not the season 6 champ but the season 26 math professor), jeffrey schwa...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 11162

Re: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

i mean, in ordinary life, i would not be thinking, "eh, what's the big deal about $299 more", but on jeopardy i had a fondness for making round-number bets. "Had." A- HA ! You're in trouble with the Jeopardy! powers now, letting something like that slip. Maybe he's implying that he's since broken h...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 07, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 11162

Re: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

it's flattering but kind of ridiculous to me that people are even discussing the possibility of me winning (having won) ... what, 15 games in a row? 20? to get bumped into the next ToC cycle. the amount of luck i needed just for the last two games wasn't enough? the FJ wager was a really complicated...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 12306

Re: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

so it seems i'm in good company when it comes to a) hating the "i'm dating myself" category, and b) having no frigging idea what was going on. yes, when i got negged on rumba, i fell off my podium. (it was the first time i'd been up there. daniel is tall.) sharp eye, econgator. then after he read th...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 15336

Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Didn't Joon himself write "Trafalgar Sq." for his answer? I thought that was totally fine, but surely it can't be the case that only the addition of a period made his abbreviation acceptable. Had Elaine's second letter been more clearly a "Q", I think she would have to have been adjudged correct. I...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 15336

Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

All props to Joon, but I think it's somewhat bad form on the part of the show to hinge a game on a virtually unmissable clue in a category that has made clear its unmissabillity. Simple arithmetic!! And nothing against Joon, but I hate it when they put the DD in a category like + 8. It's a given th...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 05, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 15336

Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

i respectfully disagree. it doesn't look like the rest of her handwriting, but to me, the fact that it could conceivably be interpreted as a complete q (lowercase, squished up, tilted) means i'd have given her the benefit of the doubt. it's really tough to write clearly with those pens. as somebody ...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 04, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 15336

Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

thanks everyone! And I was waiting for his second baseman to show up in DJ. That would have been funny. no, but my former catcher (arthur miller), 4th outfielder (kushner), and DH (hellman) came up. also shaw (a pitcher i traded away loooong ago) and beckett (a terrible-hitting OF with a great glove...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 14222

Re: Monday, October 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILER

thanks everyone! on FJ, i think alex was referring to the alamo... which had already come up in the first round. so that seems weird. but now i can't remember if i decided that he was referring to the alamo, or if he mentioned during the post-game chat that he was referring to the alamo. either way,...