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by jpahk
Mon Nov 25, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New app: QuizUp
Replies: 39
Views: 5886

Re: New app: QuizUp

i know a little bit about grammer, but i wouldn't call it my most strongest subject. let's see: frasier crane, sideshow bob, ... down periscope? that's all i've got.
by jpahk
Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

5th is also my best showing in a TD. i could have scratched out 3rd if i'd stay clean, but i can't be too upset. thanks to mujason for a very interesting set of questions and congrats to jeff on his nobel peace prize. (did i ever tell you guys i was once named man of the year by time magazine?)
by jpahk
Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

mujason wrote:Norman Mailer (while "The Executioner's Song" won for fiction, "The Armies of the Night" won for general nonfiction; sorry)-jpahk
ouch! i had no idea that was nonfiction. it especially hurts because my second choice would have been a singleton (e.a. robinson).
by jpahk
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 9588

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Iron Man For All Seasons? Isn't it "A Man For All Seasons"? What happens to the "A"? That one seems like it's cheating the rules of Before & After, even if Jeopardy! doesn't usually care about leading articles. Have they ever done one like that before? That's a good question. I agree that it's chea...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

ellen is a constructor, sort of. she has exactly one published crossword credit—and it was a puzzle she and i co-constructed, which ended up in a simon & schuster mega book of crosswords. i doubt you've seen it, but it's possible. (if anyone's interested, you can find it here by searching for "ripst...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 20, 2013 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

Yeah, Ellen was in Wordplay and I think she may even have posted here before. Heck, jpahk's finished in the top ten at the crossword tourney and even he didn't choose it. i didn't choose it precisely because i thought plenty of others would know it. ouch. dan & ellen are, of course, both friends of...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

i haven't done a ton of TDs, but the thing that struck me as unusually difficult about this one was its length—with 15 rather specialized questions and only 2 lifelines, almost everybody is going to be taking a neg somewhere. i'm more used to seeing 10-12 questions, or a third lifeline of some sort....
by jpahk
Tue Nov 19, 2013 2:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

I was hoping that each contestant would have been exposed to at least one of these popular songs this year. exposed to? yes. (two of them, in fact.) but not enough to identify either from a lyric. very glad i chose to SHEEP this question. that said, i think the "mark of honour" sentiment is pretty ...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 14, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 6556

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I pavloved Gehry last night. That's why I got it wrong! Welcome aboard, Eli. Any friend of Joon's is ... well, we'll let you stay anyway. And congratulations! welcome aboard indeed, and congrats! nice get on FJ—i certainly didn't recognize the name of the river, but "electrum" led me right to the a...
by jpahk
Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous
Replies: 172
Views: 17701

Re: Think Different 168: Miscellaneous

Sherm wrote:I can remember the FJ for Joon [in] his ToC quarterfinal win and semi loss
me too.
by jpahk
Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave
Replies: 84
Views: 16373

Re: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave

indeed, it never happened. i suppose i'm to blame, but our ToC's interest in scattegories seemed to wane rapidly pretty much right after i extended that invitation (and teapot accepted). oh well.
by jpahk
Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4499
Views: 688692

Re: Reretaken Down

yes, he means tomorrow's. that's why he said tomorrow's.

i thought it was a great theme. the double-duty theme revealer clue at the end was the pièce de resistance. andy kravis is on a roll.
by jpahk
Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie FJ Stats
Replies: 105
Views: 14405

Re: Boardie FJ Stats

i don't think it counts unless it's written, signed, and notarized. standards, people.
by jpahk
Sat Oct 19, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Contestant Library Catalog
Replies: 130
Views: 37454

Re: The Jeopardy! Contestant Library Catalog

linda sue park was on jeopardy?? whoa. we have a lot of her books. i knew she was a fan of the show, but didn't realize she had been a contestant. my wife's aunt met her at a bookstore signing event shortly after my run and apparently i was a subject of discussion. there was a guy on in season 28 wh...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 18, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 151645

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

i feel like being older and thus in possession of more knowledge is pretty much always going to be a good thing, david. more knowledge is a good thing, yes. and probably, if you remain intellectually curious, you learn more than you forget as you get older, although this doesn't absolutely have to ...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 164: United Nations
Replies: 123
Views: 19879

Re: Think Different 164: United Nations

tjconn728 wrote:Although I am happy to hear that the TD was otherwise engaging!
definitely so. i enjoyed the set and i'm glad i participated.
by jpahk
Fri Oct 04, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 164: United Nations
Replies: 123
Views: 19879

Re: Think Different 164: United Nations

this question is problematic on a definitional level... unlike the flood-risk question, which was non-ideal in terms of gameplay. (the lonely planet question is also bad for gameplay, i think. it feels like all of the wrong answers are gotchas.) they are blemishes on an otherwise very engaging TD.
by jpahk
Wed Oct 02, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 164: United Nations
Replies: 123
Views: 19879

Re: Think Different 164: United Nations

Those looking at South America may not have been as wrong as they thought. Surinam and Guyana are CONCACAF countries, but neither has qualified for a World Cup. good point, although yeah, suriname and guyana would not have been good choices anyway. 1 point - Syria (ancient city of Aleppo, ancient c...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 164: United Nations
Replies: 123
Views: 19879

Re: Think Different 164: United Nations

Soccer question ruined me (but then I know next to nothing about futbol, just figured that all soccer playing countries in the Americas would be in that group, woudln't have guessed at all that there was a second league for the Americas as well.) well, tjconn728 did helpfully spell out the acronym ...