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davopardy wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 5:33 pm Big thanks to Chuck Donnegan we have a 1985 episode that's currently not in the J! Archive
This is in all likelihood from December 5th, 1985 as Alex notes that Jared Eisenstat was going for his 4th win.
Thanks all around. I put in the partial for 12/6/85 and at the time a board member shared Dec. 2-6 for Jared's run.

I probably won't get to it today, but I can archive it Fri. or Sat. Long Beach, Reseda, Ed & Susan are easy enough. That leaves the challengers surnames. For Ed I heard something in the area of Cundent to Kundan and of course he could be an Edward professionally when trying to Google him. Susan can be Mayer, Maier and variations from there.
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I've confirmed Ed's last name is Cundiff. There's an article from the high school where he worked, about his retirement, and it mentions his having been on J! in 1985. Susan's last name seems to be Mayer. edit: Last name confirmed for Susan; I googled that spelling of her name in conjunction with the Society for Creative Anachronism, which she mentioned in her interview, and I found a public SCA-related post on which she had commented, and clicking through to her profile I found she's a member of the J! Contestants group.
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seaborgium wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:05 pm I've confirmed Ed's last name is Cundiff. There's an article from the high school where he worked, about his retirement, and it mentions his having been on J! in 1985. Susan's last name seems to be Mayer. edit: Last name confirmed for Susan; I googled that spelling of her name in conjunction with the Society for Creative Anachronism, which she mentioned in her interview, and I found a public SCA-related post on which she had commented, and clicking through to her profile I found she's a member of the J! Contestants group.
Great and thanks so much. You are very good at the surname detective game.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 9:02 pm
seaborgium wrote: Thu Jul 07, 2022 8:05 pm I've confirmed Ed's last name is Cundiff. There's an article from the high school where he worked, about his retirement, and it mentions his having been on J! in 1985. Susan's last name seems to be Mayer. edit: Last name confirmed for Susan; I googled that spelling of her name in conjunction with the Society for Creative Anachronism, which she mentioned in her interview, and I found a public SCA-related post on which she had commented, and clicking through to her profile I found she's a member of the J! Contestants group.
Great and thanks so much. You are very good at the surname detective game.
I'm largely beholden to Alex restating names during the interviews; Johnny's proclamations notwithstanding, the music playing under them makes them difficult to decode sometimes, and I would have guessed Condit for Ed if the opening was all I had to go on. As for Susan, her interview attached her to something specific that, luckily, she had also attached herself to online (in a public, searchable space that I forgot to mention was Facebook in my post).
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Courtesy of a DM upload I added 12/5/85: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7408

Player pics of Ed Cundiff, Susan Mayer and Jared Eisenstat:
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Jul 09, 2022 1:29 am Courtesy of a DM upload I added 12/5/85: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7408

Player pics of Ed Cundiff, Susan Mayer and Jared Eisenstat:
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Awesome, thanks so much Mark.
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https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2585 - This should also say "last show with 1985-91 set".
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MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:06 pm No tiebreaker on this Ken Monday: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7419

We'll need help from Pluto TV to get the archive over 440,000 clues.
I just entered a couple of clues so that tomorrow's FJ would have hit 440,000 exactly, and then discovered that someone else is also archiving a game right now. So we'll cross that benchmark tomorrow, if we don't do it tonight. I'm gonna stop archiving right now, so as not to confuse the count.

(I notice the other person also entered just enough clues to get us to 439,939. Could we both have been thinking the same thing? ETA: Nope, probably just a coincidence.)
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MinnesotaMyron wrote: Thu Jul 28, 2022 7:07 pm
MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Jul 25, 2022 3:06 pm No tiebreaker on this Ken Monday: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7419

We'll need help from Pluto TV to get the archive over 440,000 clues.
I just entered a couple of clues so that tomorrow's FJ would have hit 440,000 exactly, and then discovered that someone else is also archiving a game right now. So we'll cross that benchmark tomorrow, if we don't do it tonight. I'm gonna stop archiving right now, so as not to confuse the count.

(I notice the other person also entered just enough clues to get us to 439,939. Could we both have been thinking the same thing? ETA: Nope, probably just a coincidence.)
On FB this morning I got a message about David Rice's games on YT and have entered the J! round of 28 clues. The count as I see it now is 439,961. I'm stopping for now and won't enter the DJ! & FJ! rounds until about 5:15ish PT today.
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Courtesy of a tip about a YT upload I added 10/24/90: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7423

Player pics of David Rice, Sherri Krynski & Mike Brecklin:
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David says thanks to Mike. :roll:

439,989 if you want the honors, Myron. If not, I'll mark 440,000 tomorrow morning around 11:00ish.
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Hopefully Pluto gives us a bonanza of games to keep you busy this summer. Not counting on it, however.
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Not sure where else to post this but just curious:

I tried putting in a correction for the spelling of Bill Sikes' name for DJ13 of this game: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=386 and received an error that there was an identical correction already pending. Is that actually the case, or perhaps my cache was doing something weird?
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Ironhorse wrote: Fri Jul 29, 2022 10:29 am Not sure where else to post this but just curious:

I tried putting in a correction for the spelling of Bill Sikes' name for DJ13 of this game: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=386 and received an error that there was an identical correction already pending. Is that actually the case, or perhaps my cache was doing something weird?
I went to the game's correction suggestions and accepted the previous one that had been sitting there. Fixed now, thanks.
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Courtesy of a YT upload (that I don't see as still visible) I added 10/26/90: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7425
Player pics of Aran Eisenstat & Peggy Wells who played David Rice:
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A guy gets a break in game 1 and look what happens. :o

I was glad chat mentioned the family connection as I noticed the similarity as soon as Aran was introduced.

I saved the upload when I first learned of it so I will do the remaining Rice game tomorrow. Or perhaps later tonight depending on how busy or quiet my phone may be.
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I usually Google unusual names in old games and came across this article that mentions Aran and another game show.

https://www.nytimes.com/1996/08/11/busi ... o-owe.html
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Courtesy of a YT upload I added 10/29/90: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7426

Player pics of Bill Larson & Marty Farrington who played David Rice:
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Ugh, trying to archive that FJ! round.
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MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:06 am Courtesy of a YT upload I added 10/29/90: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7426

Player pics of Bill Larson & Marty Farrington who played David Rice:
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Ugh, trying to archive that FJ! round.
Thanks for the effort in FJ, it was a fun read. Like the correct name, wagering strategy also occurred too late for him.

How close did David come to getting into the TOC with his four game total?
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Bamaman wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 7:49 am
MarkBarrett wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 1:06 am Courtesy of a YT upload I added 10/29/90: https://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=7426

Player pics of Bill Larson & Marty Farrington who played David Rice:
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Ugh, trying to archive that FJ! round.
Thanks for the effort in FJ, it was a fun read. Like the correct name, wagering strategy also occurred too late for him.

How close did David come to getting into the TOC with his four game total?
Per the picture, Marty is a her.

The last qualifier for the 1991 ToC was Mark Pestronk, with four wins and $51,698, so it wasn't really close for David and his $33.5k. Plus, another David, David Epstein, has been recorded outside J! Archive as having won $46,101 over four games in season 7, as well as Kyle Freeman with a four-day total of $36,003.

Bill was right, St. Jude is the patron saint of lost causes; St. Anthony is the patron saint of lost things. I don't know if Mark wants to add an editorial note to an already wordy FJ round to say Alex was wrong and Bill was right.
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Thank you. Apologies to Marty for not opening the spoiler to see the picture.

Appears to be an unnecessary colon in DJ21. (Haven't watched the video).

Edit...someone has performed a colectomy.
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Colon removed in DJ21 and note about St. Jude added. Thanks to both of you.
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