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by jpahk
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 28
Replies: 228
Views: 47644

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

bigbor and ryan posting in monday's thread reminded me that they'll be on tonight and tomorrow, respectively. i'm looking forward to it. good retro luck!
by jpahk
Mon Oct 24, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 12143

Re: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap and Discussion(Spoil

i was somewhat surprised by the hall of fame when i went back for the ToC, because it had only been about 3 weeks since i'd been there for my regular run. it doesn't look all that different, but they have a trophy case full of emmys and stuff. there's a little video about the unveiling on jeopardy.c...
by jpahk
Sun Oct 23, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Joon Pahk in NY Mag's "The Approval Matrix"!
Replies: 4
Views: 1583

Re: Joon Pahk in NY Mag's "The Approval Matrix"!

thanks. yeah, a couple of people have pointed this out to me. i don't know much about new york magazine other than their crossword puzzle, but i've seen the approval matrix before. a friend of mine was on it last year when he won the american crossword puzzle tournament. (also highbrow/brilliant, na...
by jpahk
Sat Oct 22, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 8714

Re: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

jay, it's great to have you join us here and provide the inside scoop. congrats on two very strong games. your skill and sportsmanship are both commendable.
by jpahk
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 8714

Re: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

another good game, well-played by all. i wish balaji had bet more on his $800 song dynasty DD and less on FJ from a close 2nd place... or rather, i wish he'd bet enough on his DD that he would have taken the lead and then been justified in going big on FJ. but he definitely impressed me with his kno...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 9650

Re: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

unless i'm misremembering, maggie told us that the tue aug 30 tape date (when this week's shows were all filmed) was the end of the ToC cycle, so this episode closes the book on the 2011 ToC field. lloyd can't qualify for it, although if he keeps winning he can make it into the next ToC (whenever th...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 9650

Re: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

yay—this was a great game to watch and the players performed well. also, since i met lloyd at my 8/29 taping date, my streak of knowing at least one jeopardy contestant will extend to 19 episodes. not bad! lloyd seemed pretty surprised every time he got a question right (especially on pickwick), but...
by jpahk
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 15659

Re: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

While I agree with Joon that either or both of the ladies should have taken off the extra dollar in an effort to avoid the tie on a miss, I think Ray had by far the worst wager of the three contestants. Each of the ladies at least had a logical reason to bet the amount that they did, but Ray's wage...
by jpahk
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 15659

Re: Tuesday, October 18, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOIL

ouch, ugly game, culminating in a real s***show of a FJ by all three players, who came up with a total of 0 foreign-born inventors among them (let alone the correct one). and to compound matters, all three miswagered. So, not being an expert, or even an adequate novice, at wagering theory, who forgo...
by jpahk
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 10115

Re: Monday, October 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

oh hey, lanny was at the taping day for last week's games too, so i met her. i guess she didn't get on the show on monday and came back for the first show tuesday morning. just like me the week before, actually. she seemed both wicked smart and full of confidence, so i was surprised when she went lo...
by jpahk
Sun Oct 16, 2011 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 6, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 10813

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

i think i now owe it to myself to watch this film. i don't know if anybody will find this interesting, but tonight my wife and i watched mutiny on the bounty . (it cost $2.95 on demand, which means it's now only netted me $4997.05.) it was pretty good, really, even though i don't usually like old m...
by jpahk
Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 9358

Re: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

congrats katie, and i'm sad to see you go even though i liked joe and i look forward to seeing how well he can do next week. this was a really good, close, well-played game. joe took a smart gamble on the architecture DD and it paid off big-time for him. i also thought that it was a terrific board. ...
by jpahk
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 8158

Re: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

when your biggest regret amounts to "i wish my wire-to-wire demolition job had resulted a slightly higher payday", you're doing just fine. :) and i thought you made the right wager on cook—once you found it (thereby keeping it away from liz), you just had to not lose a ton of money and you were unca...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 8158

Re: Thursday, October 13, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

so much for the giant-killer curse. what a shellacking! rock on, katie!!
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14141

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

Joon, let me add my handful to the landslide of congratulations. Tremendous run, great combination of knowledge, buzzer speed, luck, and poise. Fun to watch. By the way, I have enjoyed many of your puzzles in the NYT. Which would likely make them Fri-Sat. Occasionally Thurs approaches the custard-r...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Benoy Chacko
Replies: 11
Views: 4474

Re: Benoy Chacko

jay rhee, who i had the pleasure of getting to know at the ToC, was a college quizbowl teammate and close friend of benoy chacko at michigan. he was devastated when he heard the news, and we all shared a little bit in his sadness. i didn't know benoy, but it's a tragedy when a brilliant and beloved ...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14141

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

boston never occurred to me, even though i've been to the MFA here many times. maybe it's because i feel like if they had asked about boston, the category would have just been "art" or "art museums" instead of "art and state capitals", whereas santa fe (or indeed, jefferson city) seems like a more n...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14141

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

kingskip wrote:Are you sure Joon will be in this TOC? It's less than a month away and I don't remember there being any people play in the TOC this close to the time they won. Will he be in this one or will he have to wait until the 2012/2013 TOC?
i'm sure. ;)
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14141

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

Joon, sorry to see you go -- you had an amazing run and were so much fun to watch -- but we're excited to see you in the TOC soon! (And yes, as someone else said, please tell us how long you had between taping this show and taping the TOC.) let me see if i can reconstruct it... my original tape dat...
by jpahk
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)
Replies: 99
Views: 23087

Re: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)

so yeah, that's true, although the g+ post was not public. anyway, now that the cat is out of the bag, so to speak, i don't have to continue the charade that maybe-just-maybe-i-kept-right-on-winning.