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by Mathew5000
Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5536

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But in a more ominous note, why did Alex seem so certain that the three of them would never play again? Alex said, "I don't mean to be negative, but this is probably the last time we will see the three of you competing as contestants on this program." I took him to mean, 'probably the last time all...
by Mathew5000
Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5168

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

"21st century" being part of the clue was neither helpful nor unhelpful to me since I knew it anyways, but a rather interesting fact is that over half of the Best Director Oscars this century went to foreign born people. It's actually two-thirds, right? Of the Best Director awards for 2001 to 2018 ...
by Mathew5000
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4318

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why does Ken say that playing an hour of Jeopardy back-to-back is "something none of us have ever done"? Or was he actually saying it "isn't something none of us have ever done"?
by Mathew5000
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 3426

Re: Thursday, November 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There were three of the four that surprised me as being considered "new to the OED". It seems that the OED, the world's most permissive dictionary, enters a word as soon as it's been used by.... um, maybe five people. I guess not in these cases... I've known the word "rooked" and that usage for 50-...
by Mathew5000
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6907

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I have to wonder what the level of difficulty of the answer/questions will be. If they set it at the highest level, the expanded prime time audience may only be able to appreciate the drama of the competition, and go numb if they try to play along. I'll enjoy it for the drama of the competition and...
by Mathew5000
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74582

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Category: Stupid Answers Over 5,000 citizens of the United States have this unique name unique Being a pedant for substance rather than form, my pedantic reaction was "How would you know they are all citizens?" The dataset comes from "Social Security card applications for births that occurred in th...
by Mathew5000
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6907

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

By the way, I was in the audience for the game that airs tonight (which taped Sept 18). Alex made no mention of this GOAT event at the time. Makes me think that the plan has come together only in the last few weeks. They would have wanted to keep totally quiet about this event until the ToC aired. ...
by Mathew5000
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5247

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sorry if this has already been answered, but is $76,923 the record for highest two-day total in the finals of a TOC? And where would Emma's $65,000 rank?
by Mathew5000
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5247

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Avoided the negbait on ______ mi Amour. For 2K, it's not going to be Paris. Actually I thought Hiroshima mon amour was overvalued at 2K, because the film is very well known (certainly more so than Jesus de Montréal ). I don't know why you'd consider Paris as negbait, because there's no film called ...
by Mathew5000
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3883

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote:
Thu Nov 14, 2019 11:04 am
Francois Barcomb: 7800-6000=1800
James Holzhauer: 37412+11914=49326
Emma Boettcher: 13200+13200=26400
I assume Roger Craig holds the record for highest score in game 1 of a TOC final at $50,000? (Exactly eight years ago.) But is today's combined score of $77,526 a record?
by Mathew5000
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4002

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lindsay actually underbet, wagering to get a dollar ahead of Francois rather than cover Gilbert. A cover wager would have knocked her to $9,599. With Lindsey's wager of $4,601, she has: -certain win if WRW -very probable win if WWW -barely probable win if WRR -possible but unlikely win if WWR -almo...
by Mathew5000
Wed Nov 13, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4002

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised at the Tarantino clue; I would have thought the show would need to avoid language like that to keep its TV-G rating. But a check of J-Archive reveals that the film has been mentioned a few times in the past, and the word (spelled correctly, with two a's) has appeared in several other...
by Mathew5000
Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2788

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As recently as 2009, there was a direct-to-video release of new Schoolhouse Rock! episodes, including one about global warming. Jeopardy! once themed a whole board around Schoolhouse Rock! ( Show #4675 ). As was noted in the 2018 Current Events thread, the creator of Schoolhouse Rock! , Bob Dorough,...
by Mathew5000
Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 3637

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like, if they ask what country Kinshasa is the capital of and you answer "Congo," that's just wrong and you shouldn't get what amounts to a mulligan. Actually, "Congo" is the official short-form name for both the Republic of the Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. So if they are going f...
by Mathew5000
Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 738
Views: 121541

Re: J! in the Media

A J!-related survey on Family Feud from December and I caught part of the rerun today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcrMXVGY9N4 I would have gone with Garfield. It's supposed to be "100 people surveyed", right? The board totals only 66. Is there a threshold of 3 or something like that before a r...
by Mathew5000
Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?
Replies: 7
Views: 1399

Re: Jeopardy!'s 2018-19 contestants - where are they from?

Canadian representation rose, both in absolute numbers and in terms of geographical diversity. 15 Canadians this season (up from 10 in 2017-18), from six different provinces - including one from Newfoundland and Labrador, that province's first representation on Jeopardy!, so far as J! Archive's dat...
by Mathew5000
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 3668

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had not heard of James before my run (we taped this week's episodes on March 27th). I did however hear rumours in the green room about a then-unaired super champion though, I think maybe one of the alternates had also been an alternate during James' run. Alex mentioned James at the start of Wedne...
by Mathew5000
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 2666

Re: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought on the FJ was the UN. But what did you think Article 5 of the UN Charter could have been, that would have been invoked for the first time on 9/12/2001? The UN Charter obviously doesn't have any language specifically referring to terrorist organizations or terrorist acts. And if the...
by Mathew5000
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 3929

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought was it had to be smallpox, but then I spent 30 seconds wondering, "how could the FDA know whether the drug works, since they can't test it on anyone with the disease?" Polio didn't occur to me. The answer , for the record: "TPOXX’s effectiveness against smallpox was established by s...