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by Bigdogstalfos
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 41468

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

It’s super exciting that Zoom auditions are going out en masse! I wonder if different cities are going to be auditioned together since distance isn’t really an issue anymore.
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 212
Views: 25433

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

There have been several posts between this and last season about prospective contestants not making the cut due to knowing at least one of the experts. No way Brad will be a contestant on this show. There are still plenty of other trivia greats available good enough to become a Master Mind to stand...
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 3609

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

I’ve taken the test 7 times (every year since 2013 except 2016) and I think have passed each. I know I’ve passed the last four for sure as I’ve kept track of them. No auditions yet, but it is what it is. So I keep on truckin’.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 198
Views: 44349

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

July movie with Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt based on Disneyland attraction: Jungle Cruise At this point, I wouldn't assume that any movie is going to open on its scheduled date, especially not four months out. "No Time to Die" got all the attention, but at least two other movies that were being wi...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 9692

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mas3cf wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:16 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 5:44 am

"What major city is Northwestern University associated with?" is a strange choice for a DD, but whatevs.
I agree. That one had me wondering if there was a catch/twist that I was missing.
Especially when it was below the much harder, imo, Garden of Allah clue on the board.
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 8943

Re: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's worth knowing that the ten largest U.S. states are all west of the Mississippi. The largest state east of the Mississippi is Michigan, at #11 Indeed. Montana = 4th largest state seems to come up a lot. I am a geek about weather extremes, so for me, -70 was a Pavlov for Montana. I'm guessing th...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 18852

Re: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At the APogee, the Earth and moon are far APart. At the PERigee, they are PERessed together. Lame, I know, but it works for me. Hey, that just might work. Kind of like how I never forgot the difference between numerator and denominator after my elementary school teacher said that the D is for down....
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 18852

Re: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had ranking for the basketball clue. I don’t really follow the NBA and never heard of this. The Process is what I associate with Nick Saban. The Sixers pulled a multi-year tank in order to stock up on talent. Their old GM always said “Trust the Process” and Embiid, in his trolly Embiid way, ended...
by Bigdogstalfos
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76412

Re: Learned League 84

Coelacanth wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:40 am

More people should know more about Robert Johnson.
I had never heard of the movie, but knew the Johnson story. It’s also indirectly referenced in O Brother Where Art Thou and is a major plot point in one of the earlier seasons of Supernatural.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 107
Views: 37150

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

I'm guessing this is a trial run, maybe they will make it year round in the future. I bet you're right. Furthermore, I'd bet that if they do that, scheduled online tests will become a thing of the past. There's no reason to run it the old way if this way works. When I told my wife about this, her f...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 76412

Re: Learned League 84

The Chesebrough Manufacturing Company, which became Chesebrough-Ponds and was ultimately acquired by Unilever in 1987, was best known for a product discovered by its co-founder and company namesake in Titusville, Pennsylvania, and first sold in 1870. From the beginning, this product was (and is sti...
by Bigdogstalfos
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP HQ Trivia
Replies: 23
Views: 6555

Re: RIP HQ Trivia

I quit playing after I got randomly barred from getting my money out about a year and a half ago. I tried to get it out way later, but my account was still “under review.” Ave atque vale, that $60 I will never get.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 41468

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Pittsburgh, 45. Got an audition invite on the first online test I took. Have not on the last 10 (all scores of 39 to 44). The 11th time is the charm! must be...my 11th pass was my first audition I feel like a piker, comparatively. If I get an audition this time, I’ll have only racked up a streak of...
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 17364

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:29 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:34 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:24 am
I never considered that Al and Roxie Roker might be related. Interesting.
Ditto for Jenny and Melissa McCarthy.
My mind-blown moment was learning about brothers Anthony Stewart Head and Murray Head.
Wait, Giles and the One Night in Bangkok guy are brothers?!
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 17364

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’m going to take a guess I’m the only one here who learned who the Marquess of Queensbury was thanks to the cheat in the N64 game Perfect Dark named for him. It disarms all the enemies.
by Bigdogstalfos
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 209
Views: 41468

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

48, Minneapolis
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 14280

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Questions on the questions: 4 - It said "major" battle, so I'm assuming they didn't mean Fort Sumter? 10 - Did they want the name of the pope or the calendar? If the former, oops. On 4, yeah, all the clues, like dates, being a major battle, and “First Battle of” point to Bull Run/Manassas. I put Gr...
by Bigdogstalfos
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 307
Views: 86201

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:50 am
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:

Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Nine inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
T-Rex
I just can’t get enough of these inductees.
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 12293

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Given the ratings, ABC will be very disappointed if Ken wraps it up Tuesday night. My PVR is showing four games on the schedule for next week. Should that be taken to mean that this tournament is going to the maximum seven games? Or is that merely a contingency in case it does, like scheduling the ...
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 3357

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I pretty much have permanently pinned fingerprint evidence to becoming a thing in the late 19th century thanks to the old Ultima PC game Martian Dreams, where a bunch of eminent Victorians get stranded on Mars. One of them is Teddy Roosevelt, who is SUPER into fingerprinting, which ends up being rea...