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by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

harrumph wrote:I've been training myself to make joke answers on the Jboard.
Any luck?
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Relaunch: Who's Special?
Replies: 136
Views: 26288

Re: Relaunch: Who's Special?

I'll take Biblical Women for 400 Quatloos, Alex.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Many times over the years of watching Jeopardy, I've wished the contestants would have the presence of mind to reply with a clever question - in context - when the opportunity comes up. But they never seem to do it! And with good reason. Any variation from what they've practiced is a chance for the...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

At the first break Glenn came over to my podium, as he and Maggie both do for all the contestants during each break. I mentioned to him, "That was really kind of Alex to say that at the beginning of the show," to which Glenn replied, "Yeah, he doesn't really do that." I really h...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

It wouldn't be if J! contestants weren't so conditioned to say "what is" at the front of every response. Many times over the years of watching Jeopardy, I've wished the contestants would have the presence of mind to reply with a clever question - in context - when the opportunity comes up...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
thejeopardyfan wrote:What were people laughing at when the "shift" category was introduced?
I believe if people were like me, they were mentally removing the 'f'.
Shut your mouth!
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I precalled the subject of FJ! (though not the specific question), and when it was revealed I thought "It can't be that easy, can it?" I was surprised that one of the contestants missed it. As for Dave, he clearly looks like he's having a great time (if I were a superchampion I'd like to ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hate the How Do You category because it's so awkward with the "what is how do you" phrasing, and sometimes, ridiculously precise. Agreed. It's too clumsy of a category. It wouldn't be if J! contestants weren't so conditioned to say "what is" at the front of every response. Hav...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 15930

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's not the phrasing that bothered me - as you both point out, that's simple enough. It was the lack of specificity. The procedure followed for treating frostbite could also simply be used to warm up your fingers, even if they weren't technically frostbitten. Perhaps the judges would have been gen...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 25235

Re: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was all that yelling I heard tonight? Oh, Artie Shaw! Or was it John Quincy Adams? I thought the last DD was the J!-nerd in-joke of the night. If Dave had read "Prisoner of Trebekistan" he would have gotten a load of Bob Harris' experience with a question about an American who was el...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 25235

Re: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats on win #5, Dave! I still wonder if Alex realized why you were laughing at the "leech" clue. I was as clueless as the three contestants, SWAGging For Whom the Bell Tolls . I've never heard of either the author or the book, so I'm pretty much pegging this as my most difficult of th...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aha. That's a clear example where they ruled against an answer because it contained words in the clue/category then. Yeah, but when it's in quotes in the category, it's supposed to be in the response!!! Brian Exactly! And in the game a day later (which was tomorrow from the perspective of the subje...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 25235

Re: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought of "bird of a different color." Had never heard the phrase "horse of a different color." Although this is by no means scientific or decisive, as a crude sniff test, the horse phrase brings up 110,000 results on Google, and the bird phrase brings up 964,000. I tota...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 25235

Re: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "Doc Oc" for "Doctor Octopus". Do I still get credit? Also, "gaucho pants" seemed kind of lame. Both my wife and I thought of "gauchos", but it didn't fit the category. I didn't know anyone called them gaucho pants. An online search suggests they're cal...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 25235

Re: Wednesday, January 4, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

marpocky wrote:I hope Emily (RJL) watched this game for the Young Frahnk-en-steen reference.
I was disappointed that was a triple stumper. I wanted one of the contestants to ring in and give the correct pronunciation.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Incidentally, there's a third call against Arianna in that game some found objectionable: in a category THE "M.E."s, the clue asked for a version of Windows released in 2000. Arianna said "Windows ME," whereupon Alex hesitated and Arianna said "Windows 2000" and was ru...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

And not in this game, but I have an inspecific memory of Alex saying, "We couldn't accept your response because _____ was in the clue." Check out Building Features for $200 in this game -- which is also relevant to my second sentence above. That one makes sense to me since your entire res...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm still curious if someone can point to an example of a response being rule incorrect solely because it used a word from the clue. "Tree line" in Arianna Kelly's first appearance. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2304 The clue was "No trees grow above this 'line' near ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had never heard the term old sod before this game. You can even see on the tape that I have a Ben Stein-esque moment of incredulity when Alex says I'm wrong. You have been a delightfully animated player. You are clearly enjoying the whole experience, even that neg in a way. Your stunned expressio...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 22275

Re: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

OK.' Old-fashioned' for 'old hat' is accepted, but 'old country' for 'old sod' is not?!?!?! WTF? Incidentally, most of my ancestors came from Ireland, and I never heard one of them use that term. Lotsa 'old country' though. Brian I agree. I thought sure that "old fashioned" would be ruled...