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by jpahk
Mon Nov 14, 2011 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20703

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

And no one has mentioned this, but I'm curious. Why was Joon's response of idealism unsatisfactory for the clue that they accepted perfectionism for? His chagrined head gesture pretty much mirrored mine when he was negged. Full disclosure: idealism was my response too. here's the clue in question: ...
by jpahk
Sat Nov 12, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20703

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll preface some meatier thoughts by saying that this game was one of the biggest thrills of my life. The competition was so good that I could hardly expect to win, so I just focused on playing as well as I could. Roger deserved to win (it's not luck that he hit all three DDs), but Joon and I gave...
by jpahk
Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20703

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also, how much did you apologize to Mark during the FJ break for possibly spoiling his chance at reaching 50% of Roger's total on the last clue? :) i realized i was doing it as it happened, but honestly, i think i was ethically obligated to play my best at that point rather than trying to favor one...
by jpahk
Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20703

Re: Friday, November 11, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

i'm a little surprised so many people are discussing FJ, given that none of the three of us put much thought into it at all. i spent most of the 30 seconds trying to come up with something funny. i think i succeeded, but i felt outdone by mark. the wagering, too, was totally irrelevant; i tried to p...
by jpahk
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 13593

Re: Thursday, November 10, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

i felt the same way about the weird and uneven boards, and i'm glad somebody has eloquently expressed just what was so unsatisfying about them. i actually didn't mind the "give the order" category, which was probably the most painful to watch, because i knew them all. but i totally agree that it can...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 28
Replies: 228
Views: 47643

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

yes, congrats.

nick, can we get the top of this thread updated for okstater and dmleach (december 29)?
by jpahk
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11768

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

congrats to tom for terrific performance in DJ. it didn't occur to me until rewatching last night, but if justin had gotten in on the $1600 olympics clue (was it calgary or sarajevo? i can't remember), he might have won the game. seems crazy, right? but tom got $1600 for that and then wagered only $...
by jpahk
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 13876

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

One more than I could come up with. :( I suppose had I played the precall game I *might* have come with at least one, if I was lucky, I would have come up with Swift, but I didn't. (I often don't precall because I treat each viewing experience as if I was playing from an actual fourth podium, and d...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 13876

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did I hear Alex say that Justin had the shortest wait for the TOC? Huh? i had the same reaction, oddly. :) i think he said that because at the time of the ToC taping, justin's shows had just aired a week before. so maybe alex was thinking he'd only been gone a week. of course, my shows hadn't aired...
by jpahk
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 16083

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
jpahk wrote:thanks. i've been trying to raise my profile among the octogenarian demographic. pretty soon you'll see me on TV pitching prescription drugs and, uh, hemostats.
In partnership with Jay Rhee?
i assume he'll be busy selling sump pumps.
by jpahk
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1285
Views: 257068

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

welcome dave, and retro good luck. season 28 boardie solidarity! also, quizbowl + euro board games + puzzle hunts = my kind of guy. i'll be cheering for you.

welcome to ryan, maggie, david, and shubhaghosh as well.
by jpahk
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 16083

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

Joon, you ought to know that when the Dear Wife and I were visiting one of her elderly relatives last week — and we were watching Jeopardy!, her favorite show — my wife's kinswoman thought you were doing a very fine thing contributing a portion of your winnings to your church and disaster relief. S...
by jpahk
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 16663

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

oh, and did i forget to mention? congrats to buddy on a great game and a commanding win, and to erin on a strong showing and a WC lock, and to paul for a hard-fought (and not-dead-yet) contest!
by jpahk
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 16663

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Have we got any college physics teachers from Somerville who can give us a ruling? i guess i'm late to answer the bat call, but boson has it right. the clue had me thinking resonance the whole time, until finally she said "the pitch is due to this, the # of cycles per second." okay, that's frequenc...
by jpahk
Sat Nov 05, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 16083

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

thanks everybody. i'm just as stunned as the rest of you at how well this game went for me. i don't really have an explanation for it—i think we were all nervous, but maybe me getting a few easy lit clues early helped me settle in, though it does not really explain my bugsy malone neg, or inexplicab...
by jpahk
Fri Nov 04, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2012 online test for adults
Replies: 43
Views: 7552

Re: The 2012 online test for adults

In February, it was $105/night. (And you get breakfast vouchers, saves you $10 or so.) when i booked in august, i called the doubletree culver city and asked to reserve a room on the jeopardy rate. they connected me to the national hotline, who did not know anything about a special rate for jeopard...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 03, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Watson vs. My Wife
Replies: 44
Views: 9208

Re: Watson vs. My Wife

it was the FJ that KOed tom nissley after his 8-day run, so i noticed it right away too. it is the only FJ tom has missed in 10 episodes to date (counting last night), which is pretty incredible. The host was some actor/comedian guy from NYC. He had hosted these Watson vs. College teams exhibition m...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 03, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave
Replies: 84
Views: 16678

Re: TD 141: From Cradle to Grave

And our winner by half a point! 26 teapot37 * ! nice game! 4+1+2+2+5+11*+1+6+4+1 congratulations, teapot, and nice game, paucle! this is slightly off-topic, but in another thread, christopher short mentioned the ToC scattergories game we played over google+ on the eve of the jeopardy ToC. roger cra...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Follow along with the Tournament competitors
Replies: 8
Views: 2436

Re: Follow along with the Tournament competitors

couple updates: tom nissley now has a public facebook page . also, he did a running commentary of last night's game (albeit several hours delayed) on his twitter account; fascinating read. he said he's planning to do it for all the ToC matches, although he'll have less to say about the ones he wasn'...
by jpahk
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 19841

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

damn, i botched the quote. maggie did go over the tiebreaker rules with us pretty extensively that morning. i may be misremembering them, but ... i have a pretty good memory. in the event of a SF tie, there would be sudden death tiebreaker questions, but for a QF tie (above $0), the player with the ...