Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:51 am

marpocky wrote:Surprised so many people are unfamiliar with the famous "been to the mountaintop" MLK quote.

And in any case, Hillary, being an experienced climber, would never use the word "mountaintop." He would say "summit." :P
And a quasi-timely reference was in today's comics

http://www.uclick.com/client/spi/jt/201 ... index.html

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Post by harrumph » Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:25 pm

econgator wrote:
Austin Powers wrote:Definite "Pisarcik fumbled the ball" moment in this game. I feel awful for the lady who was leading going into FJ, but what was she thinking???
She was looking out in the audience and thinking, "Oh my God, is that Herm Edwards!?"?
And he would have told her that "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!"

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Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by jpahk » Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:10 pm

i'm way behind, but let me just add my voice to these lists:
  • congrats, glenn!
  • what a disastrous DD wager, compounded by her ultra-timid wager on the 2nd-row DD in capricorns. with wagering like that, it's almost forgivable that she seemed to deliberately be picking clues so as not to hit the DDs.
  • 1953 -> stalin. wasn't happy about it, but i didn't think of marx. props to glenn on the sole solve.
  • cahokia -> illinois.
  • i wish they'd call the clues faster.
geez, that's 5 things i wanted to say, and everybody's said them already. well, one more thing: i miss stephanie.

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Post by Sherm » Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:42 pm

jpahk wrote: geez, that's 5 things i wanted to say, and everybody's said them already. well, one more thing: i miss stephanie.
Just a gut feeling but you'll get to see her for at least 2 more shows, if not 4 more in February.

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Post by khiddy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:11 pm

Magna wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Didn't know that (never heard of him), but I know when C.S. Lewis and Aldous Huxley died.
Some other important guy died on the same date, I think.
Officer Tippit?

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Post by khiddy » Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:13 pm

I just wanted to chime in and say that I was delighted to see Glenn on the show. I've long been a reader of TidBITS (since 1990/91 or so?), so I recognized your name immediately, and was happy to have a face to put with the words I've read for so long! Plus, I really enjoyed the pieces you've written since on studying for the show. You had a good run!

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Post by glennfleishman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:22 pm

jpahk wrote:i'm way behind, but let me just add my voice to these lists:
  • congrats, glenn!
  • what a disastrous DD wager, compounded by her ultra-timid wager on the 2nd-row DD in capricorns. with wagering like that, it's almost forgivable that she seemed to deliberately be picking clues so as not to hit the DDs.
  • 1953 -> stalin. wasn't happy about it, but i didn't think of marx. props to glenn on the sole solve.
  • cahokia -> illinois.
  • i wish they'd call the clues faster.
geez, that's 5 things i wanted to say, and everybody's said them already. well, one more thing: i miss stephanie.
Thank you! It was a weird game. I had total control briefly, but then the other folks caught up in buzzer timing. My many years of studying German pay off pick time in FJ! Maybe Keith is assuaging missing Stephanie. They will both be back in the ToC this year, and I'm happy to have met two people who will be in the tournament!

My kids are now Jeopardy obsessed, and want to watch every night. My older is 8, and he counting the days until he can enter the kids tournament.

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Re: Thursday, October 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by glennfleishman » Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:28 pm

khiddy wrote:I just wanted to chime in and say that I was delighted to see Glenn on the show. I've long been a reader of TidBITS (since 1990/91 or so?), so I recognized your name immediately, and was happy to have a face to put with the words I've read for so long! Plus, I really enjoyed the pieces you've written since on studying for the show. You had a good run!
Thank you! It was a lot of fun, and it's been a real hoot hearing from people after the shows aired. I'm working on another Economist item about wagering (having talked with an IBM scientist who worked on the wagering/clue selection part of Watson), and may have even more to come. The show has a lot of richness to it, and part of the cultural stew.

The folks at Marketplace Tech Report on American Public Media called me on Friday to talk about Internet routing algorithms, and they asked me to talk about my Jeopardy run, too.

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