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Rackme32
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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by Rackme32 » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:56 pm

Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Movies less than 20 years old and anything referring to them including awards
Pop music less than 30 years old
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
TV from the last 20 years
Poetry
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Politicians

Oh... and SKAKES-CRAP!

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by jeff6286 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:18 am

alietr wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:34 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:39 am
TV, Celebrities, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Governors, Senators, Business, Brand Names, Economics, 60's, 70's, and 90's Music, Legal Terms, In the News, Quotes, Verbs, Adjectives, Common Sayings, Familial Phrases.

Although I have been constantly improving.
From what you've been reporting about your scores, there isn't much room for improvement.
Yeah I wish I could have his nightmares and “only” get 55-57 per night!

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by triviawayne » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:12 pm

Today's Final Jeopardy Category: The Universe


...great...that could be ANYTHING!
Total game show career losings = $171,522

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by MDaunt » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:40 pm

In my first game, I had Agriculture Hall of Fame. Did not see that one coming - as far as I know, it's never been used before or since. Luckily, nobody else was very good at it, either.

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by morbeedo » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 am

Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Movies less than 20 years old and anything referring to them including awards
Pop music less than 30 years old
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
TV from the last 20 years
Poetry
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Politicians

Oh... and SKAKES-CRAP!
For me, SPORTS-CRAP

But you can really get better at Shakespeare clues by looking at plot summaries and mining the archive. They keep asking about the same stuff. Just don’t confuse Ophelia and Cordelia and you’ll be golden

Sports is so much broader than Shakespeare. How should I know which Scandinavian city hosted the 1912 Olympic Games?

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by John Boy » Sat Jan 05, 2019 12:00 pm

Anything Pop-Culture related is terra incognita to me. Music, celebrities, you name it.

Likewise most technology-related clues (I'm the only guy I know who has a cell phone with a rotary dial).

Perhaps surprising, Opera is not a category I dread, although it's far from my strongest.

How do I deal with these things? Pray that when my time comes (and it will), those things don't come up in my game(s). Study for them? I don't think so. I wouldn't know how to manage a universe of material that I know basically nothing about, and some things (pop culture) I wouldn't want to learn even for Jeopardy!

I have enough good categories that when I get The Call I will spend my time shoring up weaknesses in my "OK" categories, not working on the "terrible" ones.

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Re: Nightmare Categories

Post by Rackme32 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:45 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:48 am
Rackme32 wrote:
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:56 pm
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Movies less than 20 years old and anything referring to them including awards
Pop music less than 30 years old
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
TV from the last 20 years
Poetry
Shakes-crap and other alleged "classic" lit
Politicians

Oh... and SKAKES-CRAP!
For me, SPORTS-CRAP

But you can really get better at Shakespeare clues by looking at plot summaries and mining the archive. They keep asking about the same stuff. Just don’t confuse Ophelia and Cordelia and you’ll be golden

Sports is so much broader than Shakespeare. How should I know which Scandinavian city hosted the 1912 Olympic Games?
Oh, I actually *do* nail the occasional Shakescrap question, simply cuz I play so much trivia off and online and remember some of the stuff. I just hate that I do.

Sports *is* broader... and FAR more interesting. BTW, Stockholm. Paavo Nurmi was the biggest star. :)

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