Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:24 am

The "rhymin'" category should be hauled out and shot. To ding someone for adding the "g" - and I don't really care that Alex said not to do it - seemed like an unnecessary gimmick.

Another Bermuda here; Bahamas just didn't occur to me in time.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:32 am

I thought she added a g on another response as well.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:40 am

thenextofken wrote:I found it interesting that Alex said, "What you don't know is" during Cindy's tribute. I'm betting alot more people knew about Cindy's plight than he realized, because the story seemed to be all over the news.
I think this was also recorded between the time of her passing and when it hit the news. (And, as mentioned, we can't assume J! viewers watch the news, we can only assume they watch J! (We can't even assume they follow J! on social media))

And re: the Slowik comment - oy. Was that person aware of *why* he wasn't invited when they proposed that? (Again, if they don't follow anything else, they wouldn't know why. If they weren't on FB at the time they probably wouldn't know)
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Post by Bamaman » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:49 am

dhkendall wrote:
thenextofken wrote:I found it interesting that Alex said, "What you don't know is" during Cindy's tribute. I'm betting alot more people knew about Cindy's plight than he realized, because the story seemed to be all over the news.
I think this was also recorded between the time of her passing and when it hit the news. (And, as mentioned, we can't assume J! viewers watch the news, we can only assume they watch J! (We can't even assume they follow J! on social media))

And re: the Slowik comment - oy. Was that person aware of *why* he wasn't invited when they proposed that? (Again, if they don't follow anything else, they wouldn't know why. If they weren't on FB at the time they probably wouldn't know)
That same person also asked if Cindy would be in the TOC. My suspicion is he is just a jerk.

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Newhausen » Thu Dec 22, 2016 1:02 pm

Not only were all three DD's behind $800 clues, all three had $1,000 wagers. That's gotta be some sort of first.

Would "triflin'" have been acceptable on the "nickel-and-dimin'" clue?

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:34 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote: For FJ I wrote down Bahamas, but very nearly changed my answer to Jamaica at the last second. Luckily for me I ran out of time!
You guys actually write down your FJ responses when you watch the show? That's some serious Jeoparding.
dhkendall wrote: And re: the Slowik comment - oy. Was that person aware of *why* he wasn't invited when they proposed that? (Again, if they don't follow anything else, they wouldn't know why. If they weren't on FB at the time they probably wouldn't know)
Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:56 pm

Newhausen wrote:Not only were all three DD's behind $800 clues, all three had $1,000 wagers. That's gotta be some sort of first.

Would "triflin'" have been acceptable on the "nickel-and-dimin'" clue?
No. Not close to a rhyme. My idle wonder was, would just dimin' have made it. It was my only coin-related stab at the time, and I didn't think about hyphenated words fitting the category. Probably not, but the correct response was certainly an outlier...

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:59 pm

davey wrote:
Newhausen wrote:Not only were all three DD's behind $800 clues, all three had $1,000 wagers. That's gotta be some sort of first.

Would "triflin'" have been acceptable on the "nickel-and-dimin'" clue?
No. Not close to a rhyme.
Assonance.

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Post by Volante » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:18 pm

Kenny wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote: For FJ I wrote down Bahamas, but very nearly changed my answer to Jamaica at the last second. Luckily for me I ran out of time!
You guys actually write down your FJ responses when you watch the show? That's some serious Jeoparding.
Gotta know if you'll get it in time. Realizing the response is "antidisestablishmentarianism" at 28 seconds is okay and all but if you can't write it down legibly in 2, it's effectively a miss.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:43 pm

Volante wrote:
Kenny wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote: For FJ I wrote down Bahamas, but very nearly changed my answer to Jamaica at the last second. Luckily for me I ran out of time!
You guys actually write down your FJ responses when you watch the show? That's some serious Jeoparding.
Gotta know if you'll get it in time. Realizing the response is "antidisestablishmentarianism" at 28 seconds is okay and all but if you can't write it down legibly in 2, it's effectively a miss.
Plus there's the whole "recreating the circumstances of the show as much as possible" factor (at least for me). Get comfortable doing it at home and you'll be comfortable doing it at Studio 10.
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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:44 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
davey wrote:
Newhausen wrote:Not only were all three DD's behind $800 clues, all three had $1,000 wagers. That's gotta be some sort of first.

Would "triflin'" have been acceptable on the "nickel-and-dimin'" clue?
No. Not close to a rhyme.
Assonance.
Hey! That kind of talk isn't allowed on these boards!

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Post by a1srvng » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:37 pm

"You guys actually write down your FJ responses when you watch the show? That's some serious Jeoparding."

I've been doing it for a couple of years now because, while thinking about the show, I sometimes forget what the FJ was and don't feel like replaying the VCR up to the end of the show or jumping online in the middle of the night. I just check my little book and voila!

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Post by Shaymin » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:39 pm

Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
Child sexual assault charges.

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Post by IronNeck » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:00 pm

Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
A 5-day, $122k champion who qualified for the 2015 ToC but whose invitation was rescinded because of legal problems. The first such instance in the history of the show.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:11 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
A 5-day, $122k champion who qualified for the 2015 ToC but whose invitation was rescinded because of legal problems. The first such instance in the history of the show.
Barbara Lowe gets mentioned here every so often and each time there are newer board members unaware of her story.

She won five games around 1986 or 1987 depending on the source and was kind of a game show professional. She lied on her J! application and played under an alias. J! was ready to withhold her winnings from the regular games, the contestant hired a lawyer, and a deal was made to pay her with the agreement she would not be in the TOC.

That's the short version. Search on this board for "Barbara Lowe" for other posts about it.

Not the same kind of legal problems as Jerry Slowik, but Barbara Lowe, did win 5 while not playing in a TOC. And Ken Jennings of course had his own special arrangement to see that he got at least 250K for not being in a traditional TOC.

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Post by IronNeck » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:30 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
IronNeck wrote:
Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
A 5-day, $122k champion who qualified for the 2015 ToC but whose invitation was rescinded because of legal problems. The first such instance in the history of the show.
Barbara Lowe gets mentioned here every so often and each time there are newer board members unaware of her story.

She won five games around 1986 or 1987 depending on the source and was kind of a game show professional. She lied on her J! application and played under an alias. J! was ready to withhold her winnings from the regular games, the contestant hired a lawyer, and a deal was made to pay her with the agreement she would not be in the TOC.

That's the short version. Search on this board for "Barbara Lowe" for other posts about it.

Not the same kind of legal problems as Jerry Slowik, but Barbara Lowe, did win 5 while not playing in a TOC. And Ken Jennings of course had his own special arrangement to see that he got at least 250K for not being in a traditional TOC.
Very interesting. Thanks for the heads-up, and I will search more about it. In principle, I don't mind game show sharks.

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Newhausen » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:34 pm

davey wrote:
Newhausen wrote:Not only were all three DD's behind $800 clues, all three had $1,000 wagers. That's gotta be some sort of first.

Would "triflin'" have been acceptable on the "nickel-and-dimin'" clue?
No. Not close to a rhyme.
Oh, duh, right. I forgot the category was Rhymes and not just Words Inexplicably Missing the G for Some Reason.

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:45 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
A 5-day, $122k champion who qualified for the 2015 ToC but whose invitation was rescinded because of legal problems.
It was the 2014 ToC. (Mark Japinga got the last spot as a result; otherwise it would have been the first ToC since 2001 with no 4x champs in it.)

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Re: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:48 pm

seaborgium wrote:
IronNeck wrote:
Kenny wrote: Who is Jerry Slowik and why is he persona non grata? (I'm new here.)
A 5-day, $122k champion who qualified for the 2015 ToC but whose invitation was rescinded because of legal problems.
It was the 2014 ToC. (Mark Japinga got the last spot as a result; otherwise it would have been the first ToC since 2001 with no 4x champs in it.)
I see. I was going off the archive. Someone should update it.

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