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by talkingaway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 201

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Maxwell only. Iago crossed my mind, but over-TOMed it with Polonius. Curtains! (Literally, for Polonius.)
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1632

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran mythology - "Between a Scylla and Charybdis" is a common way of saying "Between a rock and a hard place" I'll be the first to admit that my immediate recall of Charybdis came not from Homer, but from that great 20th century poet, Sting ;) Honestly, given my love of 80's music, I'm about 99% cer...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Gangsta Rule told me I might wrong because "Queen Mother" is a (possibly informal?) title It's a formal title, although many do not use it (most just use Her Majesty Queen [name]). For Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, while George VI was alive, she was Her Majesty The Queen. When George died, she would th...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1312

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It wasn't really pinned... if the Duke of Edinburgh can be used then presumably any of his children or grandchildren can be used, as well. Then it becomes a game of "who is most likely to have consented to donate their DNA" and I would pick a younger person over an older person in a heartbeat. The ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 33
Views: 1292

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Personally, enough already with the special tournaments. GOAT was wonderful. Let's bask in its beauty for a while. I agree with this. If you exclude "regular" tournaments/events (ToC, Kids, Teen, Seniors, Teachers, Celebrity, Power Players - some of which may be defunct or on "indefinite hiatus"), ...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2429

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I psyched myself out on FJ!. I figured it couldn't be as simple as the "last" Central American country you hit traveling from the US to Colombia - but, apparently, it is. I don't know why, but the fact that it was a FJ! clue made me think that Central America did some weird boomerang thing, so I wen...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

I've been to enough tapings to know that there's no way to do it live. Way too many things go wrong in a typical taping that take time to resolve. Never been to a taping of a game show, but I have seen the movie “Game Show”, and S&P is absolutely critical - nobody wants a game show scandal part deu...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1704

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No idea for FJ. Said The Phantom Tollbooth just to say something. That's a really good guess. There's not a whiff of quantum theory in The Phantom Tollbooth ...Milo wouldn't have been able to follow it. He's no Meg or Charles Wallace... :) True, but I’d have to agree that it’s a decent guess. I don...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

The other solution would have been to do it live. I’d love that, but I’ve heard that they spend 15-20 minutes sometimes with contestants’ backs to the board before finally adjudicating. Sports refereeing has a constant tension: Get it right or get it done. People complain about “lengthy” delays in ...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2429

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good on Veronica for taking a risk. I have absolutely no problem with any Clavin-proof wager in this situation. Bet 0 if you hate the category - we all have blind spots, and recognizing them is good, even if some categories aren’t always indicative of the subject matter or difficulty. Bet 0 if you h...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

There's a simple way to eliminate spoilers for a 7-game series and keep "branding" consistent without having to burn off sitcoms that don't get their time slots advertised until 1 day before their airing. I'm surprised they didn't think about it: Celebrity Jeopardy!. Tape 4 double episodes with cele...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1704

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Adam Schiff stumper was interesting. I wonder when this show was taped? I came here to say the same thing. I ran the category (or, at least what was available - I did bomb the J!6 question sans options, which would be the J!5 question), but Schiff was a gimmie to anyone watching the impeachment...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1704

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Haven't seen the episode yet, but I spied the FJ! clue while wager-snooping, so I played it. Almost an instaget for me, because I remember reading and loving the book in fifth grade, and reading a few other Madeleine L'Engle books. I even saw the critically panned Oprah movie a year or two ago. Hadn...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1800

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, with most cable/fiber optic/satellite companies offering their own DVRs, and the elimination of VCRs, it's back to either "record", or occasionally "DVR", so DVR should now be on the tip of the tongue for a modern TV recording device, not TiVo. My mom used to say that she would "tape" somethin...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

I don't understand Ken betting 0 in a wheelhouse category (Shakespeare). It was no secret what James was going to bet. Why should Ken bet? He couldn't catch James. Bet zero and hope he gets it wrong. James was "in control of his fate" - he can amass about 122K points, while Ken can only get about 1...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1632

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I need to think more on FJ!. I was going for quantity of islands over size - for some utterly ridiculous reason, I put Indonesia. I remember hearing some joke from a guy I know from Indonesia - it was something like "Indonesia has 17,000 islands at low tide, and 46 at high tide". So...one of them ha...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

Surprised that James missed that last FJ. I guess he was thinking that since Hamlet is the longest play, it must have the most supporting speeches. It looks like James was right that Horatio has the most speeches after Hamlet. I would have thought it was Claudius, myself...he has almost, but not qu...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1800

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think they made an error on the question about the technology that was unveiled at comdex in 1999. TiVo is a brand of DVR and was introduced in 1999 so it should have been acceptable. That means the future doc wouldn't have been penalized and Veronica wouldn't have gained. I'm not sure it would h...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5236

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

I love that both my FJ! answers were dead wrong, yet matched board members here....Elysian fields and Polonius. Elysian fields was "IDK, let's try this", but Polonius was a decent guess, IMO. The quote "Brevity is the soul of wit" is, in fact, a bit hypocritical, given that he was babbling on and on...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1800

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easy peasy FJ, but can someone please explain guessing James? Honestly, I thought "Exodus" was a bit too easy, but after just posting in reddit explaining that FJ!s are not necessarily harder than bottom row clues, I just went with it. My second guess involved about "fire" being the holy spirit and...