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by jpahk
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling all former TOCers!
Replies: 144
Views: 23967

Re: Calling all former TOCers!

i don't watch wheel and would not particularly consider bothering to try out for it. but if someone wanted to pay me tens of thousands of dollars to play hangman against (more or less) randoms, then i might have to give it a second look.
by jpahk
Fri May 31, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 14651

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alphabetically-first first name of a first lady? How about start with Aa (no Aaron, I suppose), so what about Ab? Yeah, Abigail was Instaget and I sat there screaming at the screen while the contestant on stage agonized for what seemed like a half hour over that one. Must be the bright lights and t...
by jpahk
Fri May 31, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 14651

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

great game, larkin/les, and sorry to see you go out that way on a clue i was pretty sure you knew (and your post confirms that). but i agree with austin powers that this was a terrific game—good material and three strong contestants. i noticed the pausing, too, but he didn't "forget" to call a clue....
by jpahk
Thu May 30, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: World Quizzing Championships - Results are in!
Replies: 84
Views: 15626

Re: World Quizzing Championships - Results are in!

ihavejeoprosy wrote:Still no information for Boston :(
Any info on this?
did you email the contact? it sounds like they are going to try for somewhere at brandeis, starting early saturday morning. not the easiest place to get to on public transportation.
by jpahk
Tue May 28, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

This Is Kirk! wrote:My wife was in love with Mark, too, but I'm fairly confident she never made a video about it. And I'm 100% sure she never called him "gor-gess." :)
you misspelled gorgous.
by jpahk
Sat May 25, 2013 6:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

Paucle wrote:I actually get mine from The Albany Times Union's "Early Bird" edition, which offers most of Sunday's paper (pretty much everything but the "daily" news) on Saturday.
oh, okay. so you're ahead of the game. i thought you were talking about my puzzle from yesterday.
by jpahk
Sat May 25, 2013 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

okay, enough being coy. it's tomorrow's puzzle, available now to premium puzzles subscribers online as a .puz or pdf file.
by jpahk
Sat May 25, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

Paucle wrote:Thanks for the fun Crossword, Joon! :)
thanks, and you're welcome. (there should be a shorter way of saying that. welthanks?) and if you're a NYT subscriber, you will not have long at all to wait for my next one.
by jpahk
Fri May 24, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010

Apparently Gus Johnson is doing the play by play for the final on Saturday.... He is AWFUL. yup. i have a crossword out today , and i can tell you that the original clue for 38-down, which did not make the final cut, was {Sportscaster Johnson who really should not do soccer games ever again}. perha...
by jpahk
Thu May 23, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3593

Re: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010

dortmund has had a terrific run, but i'd put them only in my gold group, especially with götze hurt (and who knows, anyway, what his mindset would be like if he were playing, since he's more or less a bayern player now). bayern gets the platinum rating. what's not to love about them? 3-1 win for the...
by jpahk
Wed May 08, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

nationalities are not adverbs. i'm okay with loosely interpreting "drive german" to mean "drive a german car" (kind of like "buy american"), but what does "kiss french" mean? or "dress italian"? (yes, i know what italian dressing is.)
by jpahk
Sat May 04, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Special plans for 30th season?
Replies: 74
Views: 9723

Re: Special plans for 30th season?

seaborgium wrote:Too bad Michael got his DD wrong, since that would have made the maximum* 63 correct responses!
yeah, and i would have pocketed an extra $8k or so. ;)
by jpahk
Fri May 03, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Special plans for 30th season?
Replies: 74
Views: 9723

Re: Special plans for 30th season?

name-check me enough times in the same thread and i am obligated to reply. kind of like the candyman except less murderous. A reference to pdano's games in another thread made me think about the best thing* about the possibility of a special tournament: imagining competitions between players of diff...
by jpahk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

yeah. you can also access the results page from your "games played" page (and the quiz author can access it from the "create" page), but it would help to have those links on the puzzle page itself.
by jpahk
Fri Apr 12, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

that was difficult. 21/40. looking at the answers, there were at least a dozen i'd never heard of out of the 19, and a handful more that i couldn't have pulled out if you'd given me all day. some pretty famous people/things that could also be in this quiz (perhaps in place of some of the more obscur...
by jpahk
Thu Apr 11, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 739188

Re: Reretaken Down

Today I played your new one and it is just as good: http://www.sporcle.com/games/jpahk/ap-test Nice shout out to a boardie and I approve the athlete used. It was also a proud feeling to get the 2nd hardest one correct. oh hey, thanks. glad you liked it, and thanks for posting the link, thus saving ...
by jpahk
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!
Replies: 112
Views: 16570

Re: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!

i'm glad you asked; it turned out to be a nice little fermi problem (hey, look, there's chicago again). i looked up tanning beds and found that a typical salon bed has 25-100 fluorescent lamps, each 100 W. so i estimated the output at 5 kW. a single photon has energy E = hc/λ; a typical UV photon wi...
by jpahk
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!
Replies: 112
Views: 16570

Re: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!

i considered soil before going with solon (wtf, woof? i guess that's how you win these things. congrats!). to me, it rhymes with "loyal", and it's a syllable longer than "soy". fwiw, m-w includes the two-syllable pronunciation. i enjoyed trying to estimate how long you'd have to have that tanning be...
by jpahk
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 19670

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

i've always heard something like "choal-gosh".

edit: neil patrick harris says it that way in this catchy sondheim bit.
by jpahk
Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!
Replies: 112
Views: 16570

Re: Think Different contest #159: Feel the Illinoise!

7. Name a real city, US state, Canadian province, or country that is directly referenced by proper name/adjective in the title of a movie that has grossed at least $100M at the domestic box office. Rio de Janeiro ( Rio : $144M) (1 -> 6 pts) cheezguyty USA ( Coming to America , American Gangster , A...