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by talkingaway
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5128
Views: 977295

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Joe gets the honest dumbass award. :lol: At least it made no difference for anything. The clue stumped me and I could only guess a baseball player I knew died that year in hoping he got appointed to something of note. This is the game! I've mentioned it on this board a couple of times, but I always...
by talkingaway
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

More on the "Landmarks" clue: The height of the Gateway Arch pretty much pins the clue. You could add the year, decade, or century if you were really worried about pinning it - or go on the fly, and see if someone else comes up with a monument that's 630 feet within a reasonable tolerance that also...
by talkingaway
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera Hou...
by talkingaway
Fri Jul 10, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I got it, but only by taking some intermediate detours - fairly correct ones, apparently....
by talkingaway
Wed Jul 08, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ICONIC TV THEMES

The composer of the theme song to this TV series, which premiered on September 17, 1966, converted the letters in the initials of the show's name into Morse code to create a distinctive rhythm.
Spoiler
What is Mission: Impossible?
(-- .. = M I)
by talkingaway
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 448 - 42 [Final results]
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: TD 448 - 42 [Final results]

Okay, so the strategy of having Siri roll a random number and answering that question did NOT work out....thanks for the TD! It was fun! And thanks for accepting "rocks of the solar system" or whatever nonsense I put - I knew it wasn't planets thanks to Asteroids, but I felt a little iffy putting "r...
by talkingaway
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SHAKESPEARE

The titles of these two Shakespearean plays refer to celebrations held approximately 171 days apart.
Spoiler
What are Twelfth Night (or What You Will) (January 5 or 6) and A Midsummer Night's Dream (June 24)
by talkingaway
Wed Jul 01, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

Who cares about the math...I want to know why one can't sex a chicken?...Or is trying bound to get somebody in trouble these days...?... ;) She wasn't a chicken (well, she sort of was), but we couldn't sex my parrot. Well, until we had her for about 10 years and she laid an unfertilized egg. Their ...
by talkingaway
Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2996

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Upon listening in slow motion, I think it's possible she was saying "Kristen," but it's ambiguous enough that TPTB had to give her the benefit of the doubt since Alex didn't ask her to repeat. (I thought I posted about this before, but apparently not.) I can definitely see how they missed it in the...
by talkingaway
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

My wife decided to buy chickens. She is hoping she doesn't end up with a rooster. She said the lot of birds the store gets their supply from claims 80% are hens. Since she bought 4 birds, I think the odds are 625:1 that one of them is a rooster. Am I correct? Embarrassing moment: The city boy here ...
by talkingaway
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 448 - 42 [Final results]
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: TD 448 - 42 [Q1-Q2 revealed]

:shock: :shock: :shock:
Are TDs always alphabetical, or is this an Easter Egg?

And I did baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad....
by talkingaway
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 148
Views: 14259

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I would love to watch lots of weeks from season 1, as I was in my mom's belly until episode 70. I'm a little bit older, but I'm about 90% sure that J! taught me negative numbers in second grade, before my teacher was ready for me to learn about them. Mrs. Goganian. I think she's the only teacher I ...
by talkingaway
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ENGINEERS He designed the metal framework of the Statue of Liberty. Who is Gustave Eiffel? I knew this one, and it's not because I'm smart. I'm pretty sure this fact came up recently on the board although for the life of me I can't remember the context. It's been a high-value DJ! clue several times...
by talkingaway
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3682

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

34 R/5 W (Got 20 R in DJ!) Coryat: $25,600 DDs: 2/3 FJ!: :( The hardest clue in the rhyming terms category was the $400. I think the writers misfired there. FJ! was tough for me; I've heard of East of Eden, but had no idea what it was about. Lach Trash: dust storm, Patton, pika, sea cow I thought t...
by talkingaway
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 448 - 42 [Final results]
Replies: 18
Views: 759

Re: TD 448 - 42

This will be the third (in a row) TD that I've ever played, so I'm a newbie - and even with the first one, it honestly never occurred to me to Google. I mean, 99.99% of the questions are readily Googlable, right? If that's allowed, then it's basically just playing the luck game. (Confession: Yeah, I...
by talkingaway
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 149
Views: 33006

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

So there's still hope for Chicago. I understand why, in the current uncertainty with when tapings will resume and travel arrangements, they'd still be keeping things close. It wouldn't surprise me if we reverted to "originally from XYZ city", with lots of LA locals. I think that's how they used to ...
by talkingaway
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Roger Craig's trivia triumph app
Replies: 7
Views: 1994

Re: Roger Craig's trivia triumph app

Sorry to dig up an old thread, but I was wondering if anyone has heard about this coming out yet? I'm assuming the unforseen circumstances that have happened since his announcement have affected progress, but I was wondering if Roger has shared any news on Twitter or any other social media platform...
by talkingaway
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Final Standings)
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Q3-Q4 Revealed)

In a near record for my games, half of the field skips past one of history’s most celebrated novelists. Persuasion - 4 (SHEEP!) Leander OpusthePenguin Woof jfmk This is the one I would have dropped if I'd remembered the drop. So feel free to deduct 4 points from my score and 1 from the scores of Le...
by talkingaway
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147571

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

POP CULTURE

A 2016 Huffpost article estimated that it would take approximately $6.28 billion dollars (in 2016) to do this, a line featured in a 1971 commercial.
Decent-sized hint
Reread the category.
Spoiler
What is "buy the world a Coke"?

Source: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/want-to- ... b_10591476
by talkingaway
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Final Standings)
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Q1-Q2 Revealed)

I just realized I got Gladiator right for the wrong reason - I thought Liz Taylor revealed it early at the Oscars, but of course it was the Golden Globes because it's ALWAYS the Golden Globes.

And I think I forgot to use my drop. Dummy me. :roll: