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by talkingaway
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 976

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I swear, "Sherlock Holmes" flitted through my brain, but I didn't get enough sleep last night and watched this too late tonight to concentrate enough, and I bombed out with nothing but my precall of Dickens, which I knew was wrong. I'd heard of the story of Agatha Christie missing for days, but prob...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 614888

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I couldn't tell you a single thing about Syria, and I don't see how ANYthing about Syria could ever be in the top box. If you don't want to learn anything about the Syrian Civil War and, more notoriously, the wanton destruction of a number of World Heritage sites, fine. But that's your problem, not...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And, folks, please, don't ever, ever, ever call it "beantown" unless you're being sarcastic. We hate that. Probably as much as people in Frisco or Chitown hate hearing those names. Kansas City folk are fine with KC, so you don't have to worry about that. Often KCMO or KCK to clarify which side of S...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I studied US capitals for fun about 18 months ago, since I hadn't really run through them since the mid-90s. One of my historical/geographical knowledge gaps, as well as never having had to learn the order of the US presidents, which I also learned at around the same time and has since almost comple...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1586

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think Brian mispronounced Maori. I think he said it with 3 syllables instead of 2. Are there multiple correct pronunciations of that word? I think a lot of us, especially coming from the archive, probably have the fear that we're going to mispronounce something on the show and get dinged for it. ...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1586

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Motel 6 pretty quickly, especially with the "travel" hint in the category. I had a 25 seconds of confidence, followed by a 5 second panic when I thought of Super 8, but that seemed to me to be less nationally famous than Motel 6, with their "We'll leave the lights on" campaign. I didn't change...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1359

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought "deltoids" was going to get reversed, but asking for the plural in the clue kind of asks for that, so fair play. 5/6 on $2000 clues, am I the only one who has never heard of Smith & Wollensky? Is that a steakhouse only in certain parts of the country? Wollensky rang no bell for me. L...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1359

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dang, too late to get in on the chorus of Deep Blue Something. I'd be shocked if FJ! doesn't poll over 90%. They gave a lot of unnecessary clues - both the "movie settings" category and the "luxury" hint could have been altered, but I guess they're in a generous mood. That's one reason I'm not a hug...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1398
Views: 199364

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE

This novel begins on October 2, and ends on December 21 of the same year.
Spoiler
What is Around the World in Eighty Days?
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 8345

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I don’t think anyone doubts that in September we’ll see new permanent host with a new set. But anyone else wondering if they raise the dollar amounts? The show doesn’t need to, but this would be a good time to do it, and the budget is certainly there as I wouldn’t expect the new host to get as much...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1358

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

Just thinking out loud, but if they wanted to run a "Battle of the Decades Part Deux" or something like that, couldn't they do a similar isolation tactic and get a temporary new host for 2 weeks? Make it even more of a spectacle for sweeps? Unless they're worried that, say, Ken will influence Mike R...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1694

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...what's next? Of course, I assume that it has to do with the track and how some races are staggered and oth...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1580

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought FJ! was yet another hit this week for Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire", but it wasn't. And I've skipped The Crown so far, so that didn't help me at all. It was the obvious answer, because he was the shortest term in her reign (a record that will be reset in 5 days and then hopefully...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1694

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1500 meters (doesn't anyone know metric?) :x I couldn't believe all three negged badly on that one! :D I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...wha...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1694

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was an instaget - the year didn't help me at all, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar was the only book I could think of with holes, and it seemed famous enough that it's the only possible correct response. And, just to confirm my answer, I -DID- type it out, including the "very". Would have been sa...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1857

Re: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm awful at geography, but I guessed France simply because French Guiana exists. I vaguely know it's on the north and sort-of-eastern part of South America, which to me probably meant it bordered Brazil. I briefly flirted with Great Britain because of the Falklands, but that body of water would be ...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 8345

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Jeopardy! has announced three more future guest hosts: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker and The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik. Aaron Rodgers and Mayim Bialik are obviously placeholders and/or folks to get eyeballs on the show for a week or two,...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2347

Re: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was playing along at home last night and had a question about a situation that's come up a few times... It was concerning DJ!'s Notable Women for $1200 She had taken a major role in the family business even before her brother Gianni's tragic death in 1997 Tanay rang in and answered "Versace" (sam...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2347

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I matched a contestant for FJ!...unfortunately, it was Dusty. Well, technically, we didn't match - I at least put down "Sasha". That was a weird FJ!...it almost feels like it was a DD that got promoted. There's no trick necessary, no careful reading of the clue, no WECIB...just "Who was the dog on S...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 8345

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Here is a 1-clue sample of that guy reading a clue: https://archive.org/details/qbgb_20210112 Huh. Not the greatest reading, IMO...a little bit stiff. Emphasizing the "this" is always a nice touch by the host, and sometimes necessary to remind contestants what they're looking for. As an example, "S...