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by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had to watch on tape with my family tonight. After fast-forwarding through the last commercial break, I screwed up the timing on pressing play, so that the first thing we heard was "Good luck" and the think music starting. So I read the clue aloud, my brother interrupted by blurting "...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

opus......There is a very good reason for the leader to make the MSB and not a dollar more. You never know what kind of idiocy the others might do in their wagering. I can recall three games in the last couple years where the leader had a near lock going into FJ. Imagine the scores are like this,,,...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had to watch on tape with my family tonight. After fast-forwarding through the last commercial break, I screwed up the timing on pressing play, so that the first thing we heard was "Good luck" and the think music starting. So I read the clue aloud, my brother interrupted by blurting "...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, none of the three were anywhere near what I predicted. Once again we have one contestant with exactly half of another's score, and neither one bets what one might expect in that situation. We also have Brendan, instead of doing the math and making the shutout bet, wagering the 2nd place player...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sports $800: "High school football" was given. Just plain "football" OK, or would it be BMSed? (I doubt it'd be negged ... ) I'm sure just football would have been fine for Remember the Titans , and I also assume that they would have accepted just "auto racing" or even...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Okay, that's http colon forward slash forward slash www dot jeopardy dot com backslash be a contestant backslash contestant searches backslash." Oh, don't get me started. I have heard "backslash" being used when reading URLs aloud, instead of just plain "slash," in pr...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 16243

Re: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The photo finish ruling on Taylor was unusual to only take the clue value from him, but not bust him for a neg since he was not offered a BMS. I wondered if it was merely unusual or actually unique. When Taylor made the response and Alex negged him, I initially felt Taylor had gotten a raw deal. Bu...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who's Special #2
Replies: 137
Views: 20197

Re: Who's Special #2

These 6 players still need to submit entries (by 23 59 eastern tonight ). A little over two hours left! "Elementary School Watson" (MurphysLaw) "Shakespeare Meets Star Trek " (opusthepenguin) "Paucle's Trips West" (bomtr, thejeopardyfan ) "Languages of Africa"...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 17671

Re: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The 1970 Stanley Cup was won by the Boston Bruins, led by MVP Bobby Orr. He scored the winning goal in overtime in the final game and it produced the famous picture of him flying through the air, one of hockey's most famous photos. His jersey from that game would likely be worth a good bit. Interes...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 17671

Re: Wednesday, January 25, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you noticed the rough edit between Alex waxing poetically about vendettas then suddenly dropping the "That's wrong!" hammer on the first player who replied "Sicily" in a tone that indicates, "we know that's wrong", Kirby gives the backstory: Trebek originally told h...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 25, 2012 4:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 22813

Re: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ was thirty seconds of agony for me between Sardinia and Sicily. Mainly because I had a crisis of confidence in whether Sicily was an island or a city on Sardinia (the Think music does funny things to the brain sometimes). Sardinia won out, and I started celebrating prematurely when Sicily was wr...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 25, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 22813

Re: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Amen on FJ. My two options were Sicily and Sardinia (went with the former)...Corsica never even entered my mind. (Well, maybe for a second, only to be tossed aside quickly.) Corsica was the very first thing that popped into my head. But I could not imagine why. Still can't. If I hadn't been able to...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 22813

Re: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't believe I didn't think of Johan Adams as John Adams in my Halloween TD Party! Jim Davis was never invited. But the first three all attended! John Adams was a tough one. I barely got it in time, and only after I stopped trying to think of a composer with a presidential name and just focused ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 22813

Re: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I forget what people call phrases like ATM Machine and PIN Number, but count one of those for the Jeopardy! writing staff tonight, including the phrase RBIs in the Triple Crown clue, also known as runs batted ins. My brothers-in-laws both had a lot of RBIs in high school, and both later went on to ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 22813

Re: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Epic geographic fail for me. "Um... let's see, what're the islands near Italy? San Marino and ... Cyprus, I think? Eh, just pick one. San Marino it is." Only barely ever heard of Corsica.
San Marino is not an island.
It kind of is, only it's surrounded by land.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 21716

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:Since the sun is midnight, not rising, I'd say she was wrong.
D'oh! She said "midnight". I typed "midnight". The rest is the work of saboteurs.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 21716

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, hey, I forgot Mrs. Penguin wanted a ruling from last night. The nickname for Norway and Alaska. Clue specified 5 words. She said, "What is 'The Land of the Midnight Sun'" without stopping to count words. One too many. But it could be heard, admittedly quite awkwardly, with the "th...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 21716

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

and it's bar is most excellent. "And it is bar is most excellent". Does that make sense to you? ITS is still a word, folks. Learn when to use it. </grammar nazi> Thanks, TPH, I'll try to do better in the future. You're a prince. I think you mean "Your a prince." From days of you...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 21716

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Although the...guy in the middle (gosh, I need to get better with these names...) who won was a bit slow at times selecting clues, he played well. I did wonder why he didn't just go with a TDD wager instead of betting all but $800 (if you're going to go with that much, you might as well bet it all,...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 21716

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:I got it, but I've always seen the Japanese theater spelled "Noh" before.
Same here.