Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:36 pm

I'm also waiting for my air date. I'm apparently at least the 2nd person from the Madison, WI area to be on the show. :)
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:49 pm

Susannah wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:09 pm
Johnblue wrote:
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I’m confused because I saw your episode today but I didn’t see that heavyset woman with the short hair that’s in the video above.
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Welcome, Susannah and nice job this week adding to your game show success.

Today is not your first appearance on this board? ;) viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2754&start=20#p164045

I've updated your J! Archive page.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:56 am

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Great job Susannah! I might have tried the 250k question:
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"iso" means same "morph" means shape? That seems pretty close to right. Sad trombone.
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Tough question! I would have guessed skeuomorph because none of the others fit. And I mean would have guessed if I had no money on the line!
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 pm

You did a really good job acthomas. $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at. ;)

I knew the moon landing question before the choices even came up.

Also, the study of bats is Chiroptology.

I am looking forward to seeing the other J!Boardies on Millionaire this season. :D
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm

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Could someone tell me the result of the Brickyard question and whether the audience helped her on that or not?
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:21 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 pm
You did a really good job acthomas. $50,000 is nothing to sneeze at. ;)

I knew the moon landing question before the choices even came up.

Also, the study of bats is Chiroptology.

I am looking forward to seeing the other J!Boardies on Millionaire this season. :D
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1) I had "ologies and phobias" on my study list, but didn't get around to it. I would advise other potential contestants to get into that one for sure.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by robertyknwt » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:26 pm

I got in the contestant pool finally, but no call for an air date. Bummer. I guess that means "wait 'til next year", unless anyone out there knows anything different?
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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:33 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:56 pm
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Could someone tell me the result of the Brickyard question and whether the audience helped her on that or not?
From: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/
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$7K: Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s nicknamed what?

A: “The Sandlot”
B: “The Brickyard”
C: “The Coal Mine”
D: “The Gravel Pit”

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A: 10%
B: 61%
C: 4%
D: 25%

“The Brickyard”– $

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:10 pm

J! champ Sam Stubblefield was on today.

$30,000 question (copied from bobbymgsk, added a comma)
If a single bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, how many bees would be required to make a gallon of honey?

A: 4608
B: 6144
C: 9216
D: 12,288
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Sam worked through the math masterfully, even checking his work through metric conversions before locking in the correct response without using a lifeline.

I knew there were 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, but I couldn't get from tablespoons to pints (and even forgot cups were a thing). But with the "tsp = tbsp / 3" knowledge, and a pretty strong hunch that there was an exact number of tablespoons in a gallon, I could do division and work out that B and D would not produce a number of teaspoons divisible by 3. (I should have recognized that only A and C were numbers divisible by 9 and let that suffice, but having the exact number of teaspoons each number would produce was also helpful.) 4,608 bees would produce 384 teaspoons, and 9,216 would produce 768 teaspoons. The latter felt more right to me, so Sam and I agreed on C.
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Sam's $50,000 question asked what color stop signs were from 1924 to 1954, with the choices of white, blue, yellow, and brown. He believed that before reflective paints were common, they used yellow as an attention-getter color. He used the 50:50, which left white and yellow. He locked in yellow, having assessed that the risk was proper to take at this juncture. He got it right, and he'll be back tomorrow.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:28 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:10 pm
J! champ Sam Stubblefield was on today.

$30,000 question (copied from bobbymgsk, added a comma)
If a single bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, how many bees would be required to make a gallon of honey?

A: 4608
B: 6144
C: 9216
D: 12,288
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Sam worked through the math masterfully, even checking his work through metric conversions before locking in the correct response without using a lifeline.

I knew there were 3 teaspoons in a tablespoon, but I couldn't get from tablespoons to pints (and even forgot cups were a thing). But with the "tsp = tbsp / 3" knowledge, and a pretty strong hunch that there was an exact number of tablespoons in a gallon, I could do division and work out that B and D would not produce a number of teaspoons divisible by 3. (I should have recognized that only A and C were numbers divisible by 9 and let that suffice, but having the exact number of teaspoons each number would produce was also helpful.) 4,608 bees would produce 384 teaspoons, and 9,216 would produce 768 teaspoons. The latter felt more right to me, so Sam and I agreed on C.
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Sam's $50,000 question asked what color stop signs were from 1924 to 1954, with the choices of white, blue, yellow, and brown. He believed that before reflective paints were common, they used yellow as an attention-getter color. He used the 50:50, which left white and yellow. He locked in yellow, having assessed that the risk was proper to take at this juncture. He got it right, and he'll be back tomorrow.
What I did with the bees:
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I paused before seeing the choices.

3 teaspoons = tablespoon so 36 bees for a tablespoon
How many tbsp in a cup? Can't remember. I imagined how many times it would take to pour a tbsp to reach the cup line and thought as high as 24 times.

36x24=? I did not feel like figuring it out exactly and called it 600 for rough, very rough neighborhood. :)

600x2=pint of bees
1200x2=quart of bees
9600=gallon bees

I looked at the choices and went with C.

My estimate of 600 made the tablespoons in a cup = 16.67
Actual number of tablespoons in a cup = 16

Whatever works. :lol:

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Post by CasketRomance » Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:34 pm

morbeedo wrote:
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The contestants' general lack of geography knowledge perplexes me. There are so many random factoids you can't prepare for on Millionaire, but any serious player should know at least the world capitals. To be fair, the geographic placement of state capitals within a state is a bit trickier, at least for me
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:28 am

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:10 pm
J! champ Sam Stubblefield was on today.

$30,000 question (copied from bobbymgsk, added a comma)
If a single bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, how many bees would be required to make a gallon of honey?

A: 4608
B: 6144
C: 9216
D: 12,288
Thanks, I forgot to record Thursday's episodes.
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For this one, I did 12 x 3 (tisps in a tibisp) x 4 (tibisps in 1/4 cup) x 4 (1/4 cups in a cup) x 2 (cups in a pint) = something between 1100 and 1200. Then I picked the answer closest to 8800 (for some reason--likely the pints/pounds thing--I find it easier to remember that there are 8 pints in a gallon than 16 cups). Whichever math teacher taught me the importance of estimation was my best math teacher.
Also:
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For Susannah's last question, I paused it before the answers were revealed, because I knew it was a term I knew and that I'd recognize it as soon as I saw it, but I couldn't think of it in a reasonable amount of time and had to hit Play. I think it's one of those terms that sticks with you if you've seen it a few times (and have looked at at least one blog or tumblr featuring bad examples of it), but it seems like a very tough clue if you haven't.

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Post by morbeedo » Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:01 am

The bee question was a doozy. I thought the British monarch question was a gimme, but that's the funny thing about Millionaire. You get the questions you get, and 1 wrong answer ends the game. So congrats to Sam!
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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 pm

I knew the volcano question instantly because I have heard that Australia is the only continent without an active volcano.

It is quite obvious that Sam did not know about Mount Erebus, the famous active volcano in Antarctica.
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:15 pm

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 pm
It is quite obvious that Sam did not know about Mount Erebus, the famous active volcano in Antarctica.
Nor did he know (at least in that moment) that evidence of volcanic eruptions doesn't need icy conditions to be preserved.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:23 pm

The 9/14 B game had a J! alum who appeared in quite the J! game: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5249

Comments about the Millionaire episode:
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I like it when the Friday player: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=10566 can sometimes continue on the Monday show without it being an automatic that the contestant will be done before the half hour is up.

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Post by alietr » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:52 am

I've been holding off on visiting this thread since Millionaire comes on at 1:00 AM here, so I'm at least a day behind and don't want to spoil myself.

Re: Lifelines left at high dollar questions -- If you haven't used the ATA by $10k, it's almost assuredly worthless. They're just not going to know that stuff once the money gets big (in all likelihood).

I haven't been keeping track, but I believe that everyone I know (or know of) who has been on so far has hit $50k, and none of the others have.

Man, some of those stacks have been tough! They do want you earning the money, don't they?

I've gained a newfound respect for Chris' hosting. He's really very good at it.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:17 am

Susannah, very nicely done, and you get a lot of Mouse money.

Andrew, what can I say? It was a risk well worth taking, and it didn't pan out for you, unfortunately. The expected value was definitely there. It sucks to gamble with that much money, but it was entirely justifiable. And you get a lot of Mouse money, too, to help salve that wound.

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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by acthomas » Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am

alietr wrote:
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Andrew, what can I say? It was a risk well worth taking, and it didn't pan out for you, unfortunately. The expected value was definitely there. It sucks to gamble with that much money, but it was entirely justifiable. And you get a lot of Mouse money, too, to help salve that wound.
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Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:24 pm

acthomas wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:18 am
alietr wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:17 am
Andrew, what can I say? It was a risk well worth taking, and it didn't pan out for you, unfortunately. The expected value was definitely there. It sucks to gamble with that much money, but it was entirely justifiable. And you get a lot of Mouse money, too, to help salve that wound.
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Are you going to be on every week? :) Your +1 appearance with Tara Whittle airs today for the B slot.

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