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by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:Zack talked about destroying cellphones and Alex wanted to know who paid for them...I wanted to know how his phone ended up in the toaster oven!
Ha! Alex is a dad. Parents always key in on the irrelevant details and miss the story.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who's Special? #3
Replies: 121
Views: 18189

Re: Who's Special? #3

A special bulletin from your host: Questions will most likely go up tomorrow evening, no later than 7:00 PM MST. There's still time to grab a specialty! :) ETA: The questions are complete. They will go up sooner rather than later, so get your specialty declared! Well, naturally I have to take "...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 13714

Re: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good people of the forum, My name's Jaime, I was on this episode. And I would have excoriated anyone else for making my FJ wager, normally. But regardless of that, it was a good game. However, it really wasn't too much fun coming to the dual realization about a second after the think music ended th...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

billy pilgrim wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:byzantine...casuistry...antithetical...
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That there penguin be usin' some fancy words!
Sounds like the rules for his current TD.
But you're still going to play, right? Don't make me beg.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

There is another "reasonable" answer, or at least so says the guy who did NOT say Everglades. Perhaps I'm biased because I'm from Texas and have actually visited the vast, sprawling Big Bend National Park. Even if I had thought of Everglades, I could not have imagined it would be larger t...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Feb 04, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 21679

Re: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, I don't know. It's nice to see children on TV being applauded for something other than atheleticism, pop singing, or dressing up like adult women. I'm willing to give up a week of challenging Jeopardy! if it means smart kids can get some attention. (Wooo-hoo! I'm now a "Valued" Contri...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also said stale, but I think I know why it was wrong. The other donuts mentioned were actual types of donuts. A stale donut is just an old donut. Granted, I've never heard of an old fashioned donut, but that's the best I can do. There seemed to be an edit after the stale response, so they may hav...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Funny thing is, my attention lapsed when the first clue of the round was chosen; it was the "G"eography category while I thought it was the donut shop one. And the correct response — "What is Greece?" — actually fit. I made exactly the same mistake. I didn't figure it out until ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 20457

Re: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hi! I hope I'm allowed to post on here. Anyway, I was the girl from Goucher College on tonight's episode (which is in Baltimore, not Pennsylvania, Alex!). I always lurk on this message board. I just want to justify my horrible final jeopardy wager; I was really just shooting to get a wild card spot...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 13714

Re: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

http://www.jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=26 Just to let you know, Opus, that there is a thread here on the board (linked above) that lists the wild card cutoffs for all tournaments in the history of the show for which enough information is available. Ya know, you could've told me this before I ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 13714

Re: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

You should always leave at least some on the table when betting in the QFs. Let's examine wagering $7200 vs. $7050, say. Get it right, and you're looking at $14400 vs $14250. Wrong, and you're looking at $0 vs $150. Of the 9 other QF non-winners, you're trying to beat the 4th place finisher. Is it ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 13714

Re: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not a fan of Jaime's wager. I would've wagered 0 there; if four other non-winners somehow finish with 19K+, so be it, but I think that would've been the safest bet. Not a fan? You're being too kind; that was a terrible wager. Hopefully it won't come back to bite him. He probably would have had a lo...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 13714

Re: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

In my book, that's just plain unfair to throw a ridiculous FJ like last night at that set of contestants, and then lob a soft one over the plate the next night. They usually do a much better job of calibrating the FJ's so they're relatively similar, and they just really missed the mark last night i...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day
Replies: 146
Views: 32200

Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Volante wrote:Clearly, the next TD is going to require four special responses. :lol:

Also: I do not envy your spreadsheet.
The spreadsheet is half the fun.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day
Replies: 146
Views: 32200

Re: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

Here are the 13 categories. Please remember that all responses should: include the category number, the letter of the question being answered, and your answer: e.g. "1. F. Alfred E. Neuman". come from the following list: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, William Henry Harrison, Andrew Jackson...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day
Replies: 146
Views: 32200

TD 145: Presidential Groundhog Day

THINK DIFFERENT 145 Presidential Groundhog Day Have you ever looked over a new Think Different quiz and decided not to play? Sometimes there are just too many questions where you can't even think of a single plausible answer. I mentioned this problem to my wife the other day. And she said, "He...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 21679

Re: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

joepozz wrote:And two horrendous ideas continue to live. One, starting tournaments in the middle of the week. And two, having a tournament limited to members of a profession that is normally already well represented in the contestant pool.
At least there's no Lawyers' Tournament.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 21679

Re: Subscribing to the Arabic origin

Like others, I stuck with "almanac" strictly by it sounding like it has Arabic roots. (Al manaq? Have no idea if that's a real Arabic word, but it's going in!) Whereas "magazine" does not. :evil: It makes sense that magazine would come from a language other than English, conside...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 21679

Re: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another answer of almanac here. I think we definitely need an "I answered 'almanac'" option in the weekly poll. I immediately answered "gazette". Then I then toyed with "bazaar" for a bit, thinking it sounded middle eastern and, you know, there was that fashion... thin...