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by jpahk
Mon Sep 30, 2013 7:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 164: United Nations
Replies: 123
Views: 20588

Re: Think Different 164: United Nations

it was the only one i knew. ;)
by jpahk
Mon Sep 30, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

including all ToC winners is a perfectly reasonable decision, but it necessarily limits the field even further for the rest of us. frankly, everybody on the list seems pretty deserving and somebody i'd want to watch in an event like this. but the simple fact is that there are more deserving candidat...
by jpahk
Sat Sep 28, 2013 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

MarkBarrett wrote:Anyone else want to check in and confirm they are not invited?
"want" is perhaps overstating things, but yeah, sure.
by jpahk
Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Vocabulary Quiz
Replies: 42
Views: 5590

Re: A Vocabulary Quiz

surprise! it wasn't actually a vocabulary quiz at all:
out of 10 people who took this quiz, you are more pedantic than: 10 of them
by jpahk
Sun Aug 25, 2013 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

mathew5000, thanks for running those numbers (and thanks even more for choosing the ToC that i personally was most interested in seeing the results of!). those results look pretty close to what i might have guessed. since 2011 was widely considered one of the strongest ToC fields, this evidence stro...
by jpahk
Sat Aug 24, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739198

Re: Reretaken Down

me too. brilliant. i don't really see what's to hate about it.
by jpahk
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Familiar Face on "The Chase" (Spoilers for The Chase)
Replies: 227
Views: 47372

Re: Familiar Face on "The Chase"

GSN has posted the full video of a recent episode. as it happens, it's the one featuring jonathan corbblah (s27 champion, lost to tom nissley).
by jpahk
Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 162: It's Simple But That's Ok.
Replies: 63
Views: 13327

Re: Think Different 162: It's Simple But That's Ok.

Incorrect Answers Oprah Winfrey (I'm sure mentioned frequently, but never won POY): LumosityFan Osama Bin Laden (Again, mentioned frequently, never won): Woof, JeopardyMom Al Gore: Bamaman David Ho (Sixteenth most recent person to win. Ouch.): jpahk Correct Answers Not Given (29): Mark Zuckerberg T...
by jpahk
Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: One year later
Replies: 116
Views: 19446

Re: One year later

If I recall, you weren't a fan of the show, so it doesn't surprise me that you don't remember the audition as well as others. that's a fair point. i did not go into the audition with any kind of build-up or anticipation about it. Who said the knowledge would be useful? You might as well go into the...
by jpahk
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: One year later
Replies: 116
Views: 19446

Re: One year later

geez, it amazes me that people can remember when they were called up during their audition. my one and only audition was not so long ago, but i have no recollection of when i might have been called up or how the mock game went. or even the other auditioners! one of my opponents in my first game, a c...
by jpahk
Sat Jul 27, 2013 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie FJ Stats
Replies: 105
Views: 14985

Re: Boardie FJ Stats

thanks for picking this up. i've been too inconsistent in my viewing this season to even vote in the polls, let alone crunch anybody's stats.
by jpahk
Thu Jul 25, 2013 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Is there anything we can glean from his regular season run that would tell us . . . well, anything? well, there's this: ken is one of the most knowledgeable contestants in the history of the show. that seems like it ought to come in handy. i do like the idea of trying to quantify jeopardy playing a...
by jpahk
Wed Jul 24, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

Re: Ken, I would submit we actually know less about his chances in this tournament than we do about anyone else's. What? That's an absurd statement. We have a relatively huge sample of Ken games to look at. Not at this level of competition, is what he's saying. Ken's played the game on "easy" diffi...
by jpahk
Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! 30th anniversary tournament
Replies: 1139
Views: 158425

Re: J! 30th anniversary tournament

if the format ends up being as described above, with no special seeding/byes given to any contestants, then the odds are very much against ken or brad (or any particular contestant) even making it to the finals. there are too many strong players, and the constraints of TV watchability mean that a lo...
by jpahk
Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 12762

Re: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

but don't get involved in a vendetta over it. that's strictly corsica business.
by jpahk
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 12762

Re: Tuesday, July 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

amanda wasn't the only challenger with a relative who'd been on jeopardy. jeffrey's wife hannah was a season 28 player. i liked this board, and i thought both mark & jeffrey had a number of great gets. props to jeffrey for storming back to make it a compelling game after mark's huge start. i know th...
by jpahk
Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 8943

Re: Friday, June 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

i was rooting for judy, the cruciverbalist, of course. but andrew was really impressive. the only thing i'll point out is that he badly miswagered the final DD. basically he can almost guarantee a lock by wagering $3000 or so, and his FJ position is really no worse if he loses $3k than if he loses $...
by jpahk
Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 29
Replies: 268
Views: 49235

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 29

This has probably been discussed before, but someone really needs to come up with a retronym to distinguish those (like iowabelle) who were on the message board *before* getting the call to play. you mean the people who were here before it was cool? we could hardly use any term other than "boardste...
by jpahk
Tue Jun 04, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show
Replies: 405
Views: 81910

Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

i'm pretty sure seinfeld's run ended years ago, but what with arrested development coming back from the dead, i suppose anything's possible.
by jpahk
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show
Replies: 405
Views: 81910

Re: The Experts - New YouTube Game Show

Is the correct answer not a country's leader? It is not. The question as written is looking for a country. "What country's leader..." = "The leader of what country...". I don't see how it can be interpreted to be looking for a person. not what i would call great question wording, but stefan is righ...