All right, my comments are going to be very long. I tried to answer in order of posts that were already on here, so feel free to skip spots if need be.
TL;DR Thoroughly enjoyed the show, thank you very much for your insights!
Greg knew beef Wellington, couldn’t pull it out in time. Talked with him on that clue afterwards.
Hearing the Omen as correct was a d’oh type of moment. Got the premise of the symbolic date, but couldn’t piece together the film. Just to not have a blank screen, put Exorcist, which was out in 1973 (74? Silverscreentest, correct me?) Rosemary’s Baby was also a consideration, but I knew that was late 60s.
I did remember Julia Stiles being in the remake. That’s about it.
TPH: It’s been such a day, that I want to put everything in a montage!
Greg and I both waffled on MST3K. He got confused on wording, and so did I.
Was half expecting the card game “sheepshead” to show up in the last category. Wisconsin card game, anyone played it? Would have made for a good 2000 clue.
Melanin got wordy, shouldn’t have been a triple stumper though.
Indiana was the biggest WTF moment. Thought of the Dunes State Park near Michigan border, crossed hairs there. To paraphrase a paraphrase, “I can see Indiana from my office building!” Tends to get me in trouble by randomly selecting that state.
Twelvefootboy: My dad is a track coach. Relays mostly, but he definitely got the discus throw and wondered how I didn’t get it. I got thrown off a little on the gymnastics answer myself. Alex definitely made it look like a Frisbee toss.
AFRET CMS: Greg said Blagojevich. Nothing made me question the calls on the show. From watching more closely, do they take out dead time in parts on the show? Seems so.
IronNeck: It was close only if you consider my coin flip miss on mitosis/meiosis. But given the scores at that time, definitely a crush by Greg. He owned Double, save for Jane owning Shakespeare.
I will further add I agree with you that this wasn’t necessarily tough if you were a millennial, especially if you remember that movie specifically. I had some old high school classmates and friends here (I’m 29, btw. Never looks it, but it always fools the carnival workers) who knew it from the remake, which came out right after high school graduation. Nonetheless, Jane actually knew it from the original. She mentioned post game knowing it from watching original in college. I think this proves that the clue could be solved either method, like math in a way.
Overall, great experience. Enjoyed it a lot. Was great to finally watch it. My parents and sister made the trek, and it made the loss a little easier. Looking at the overall stats from this game, though, can’t complain too much. As I learned later, Greg is top notch. He actually referred me to LearnedLeague, and I was stunned when I learned he was A Rundle. Troydozzy, you got your work cut out in Midland!
As for the clicking, that oddly seems to be getting people on Twitter and Facebook. Fortunately, I have a strong enough support system in northern Wisconsin and in Louisville who didn’t mind, so I couldn’t give 2 hoots about what random people say one day and will forget the next. I’ve heard worse on the football field and on the wrestling mat.
To end this manifesto, thank you JBoard for the great discussions through the months, and actually through the years. I heard about the board from the old Sony days after I auditioned for college Jeopardy in 2008 (when I watched college Jeopardy live at UW-Madison) and lurked a little. Officially joined after I got the invite to audition, and your insights made it very helpful for studying. Glad you enjoyed the show! You can follow me @trevorjmahoney on Twitter if you'd like to read more.
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