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by StevenH
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

It felt like a tough season, but probably because I was fighting to stay above the relegation zone for most of it. It probably didn't help that my .600 defense was tied for my worst defensive season outside of my rookie season. I did end things on a positive note though with a 7(5)-2(2) win, and fin...
by StevenH
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

And I've gotten many of the season's hardest questions (Beverly Sills, Apu, Naguib Mahfouz) while botching apparent gimmes like Fatboy Slim. It's just never duLL. I was surprised that Fatboy Slim played as easy as he did, since I didn't think that he had been relevant since...1999, or thereabouts. ...
by StevenH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Our Current Situation
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Our Current Situation

I am lucky to be able to work from home for my day job. I just pray that the economy doesn't go further south and jeopardize my job security. I also work part time at Publix stocking shelves. That job has provided me with extra spending money and kept me from going crazy from boredom on the weekends...
by StevenH
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

I had my first day this season with 5 or more correct, with a 7(5)-6(4) win. On the last question I spent a lot of time deliberating between guessing The Heidi Chronicles or an August Wilson play. I can't say that I have ever heard of either of the films or playwrights who were referenced in that qu...
by StevenH
Sat Mar 14, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Interesting result for me yesterday as I lost 3(1)-4(2), with Angie being my only get.

I had definitely heard of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but I didn't know anything about it. I figured that I would regret giving my opponent a 3 for that one.
by StevenH
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Yesterday was a disaster. I spent the first half of my work day trying to remember the name of Truman's VP. I wrote a question about him way back when and remembered that he was from Kentucky, but couldn't pull his name until a few hours later. I figured that it could turn out to be the more obvious...
by StevenH
Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 91
Views: 21849

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

In the old days before the online test, they gave you a test in person, and those who did not pass where asked to leave (tell people you missed it by one, they would tell you). The room had a lot more people than today's auditions. In my audition that I got invited to after taking the online test, ...
by StevenH
Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 91
Views: 21849

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

In the old days before the online test, they gave you a test in person, and those who did not pass where asked to leave (tell people you missed it by one, they would tell you). The room had a lot more people than today's auditions. In my audition that I got invited to after taking the online test, ...
by StevenH
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Calhoun and Clay were instant gets, but I was only about 80% sure on Webster. I thought that it was a fine question, except that it may have been really hard for the LLamas who live outside of North America. If I have any gripe with the question it's that I thought that it was pointless to put the n...
by StevenH
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

My 5th straight tie! I stupidly talked myself out of champagne. I recognized Korbel as a brand name but was not familiar with the slogan and didn't see how "champagne" fit (I guessed "import"). I don't know what it was about seeing champagne as the correct response, but the second that I did I all o...
by StevenH
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Another tie for me yesterday. I considered Ford but thought that a U.S. President as the answer would be too obvious, so I went with Edmund Muskie. When I first read the House question I thought that the answer was a show like Fear Factor or something similar. It took half the day of pondering the q...
by StevenH
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

I had my third straight tie yesterday, this one 7(4)-7(5). I thought that Sancho Panza was the name of the donkey from Don Quixote :oops: I also considered Run D.M.C., but I remembered hearing the news story back when the one guy from the group died and thought for sure that I would at least recogni...
by StevenH
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

I tied two days in a row, largely because my opponents pulled 3 pointers in categories that they were historically weak in. Thursday they did it with chenille, and yesterday they did it with The Bluest Eye. I really would not have guessed that The Bluest Eye would play that much easier than Scipio. ...
by StevenH
Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 3:06 pm
I probably figure it out anyway but it helped that Pinocchio has been in the Geicco ads a lot lately.
"The author of Pinocchio" was a name that I wouldn't have been able to recall on my own, but I recognized it when I saw it.
by StevenH
Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

Taking Latin in high school allowed me to get tuba. I still remember seeing it on the list of first declension nouns and thinking that it was odd that "tuba" was the Latin word for trumpet. I was surprised that massif was the toughest question of the day. There was no obvious choice of question to a...
by StevenH
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 91
Views: 21849

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

The big thing remains the photo. They want to see what you look like. The show is committed to being as visually diverse and young-looking as possible. They think this will achieve those goals more easily. How are you coming to this conclusion? I have a hard time believing that J! plans to go the w...
by StevenH
Sat Feb 22, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37285

Re: Learned League 84

It has been a bad start to the season for me, with 3 losses and 5 TCA. I have lost out on a few 50 50 90 guesses--picked banking over insurance and libertarian over reform party (Reform was my first instinct since I knew Perot had run for that party, but I thought that was 1992 and really thought th...
by StevenH
Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test
Replies: 91
Views: 21849

Re: The Jeopardy! Anytime Test

It's kind of funny too that TPTB decided to do this in a year when the regular online tests seemed like they played easier than usual. I work 2 jobs and have missed out on taking the online test because of that at least once in the past, I think. I don't think that it is so bad to try to help people...
by StevenH
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Episodes That Got Leaked
Replies: 20
Views: 3138

Re: Jeopardy! Episodes That Got Leaked

I remember some people on the old Sony board reporting that they saw a promo for the UToC semifinals that spoiled Jerome Vered as the winner of the final quarterfinal game before that game aired.