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by Ish
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3765

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have never seen polynesia on a map.
by Ish
Wed May 01, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 170
Views: 20478

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

James is going to be the epitome of excellence and dominance in the common language. People used to say some dominant, excellent person is the Barry Bonds or the Michael Jordan of their profession. Now people are going to say the extraordinary professional is the James Holzhauer of their field.
by Ish
Wed May 01, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4319

Re: Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A shout out to the powers-that-be: if you ever switch from BC/AD to BCE/CE, I am shutting the TV off forever. I like the way you think, the extraneous letter on BC and the clunky communication of including the same letters and names in both time segments are worthy of derision. If there were a need...
by Ish
Tue Apr 30, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 7746

Re: Monday, April 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But against James, the proper wager is zero. There's no way James would not wager to cover, and he's been so good in FJs that the best hope Adam had was that it would be a really hard FJ that nobody would get. I think in Adam's case, the best hope would have been the type of FJ that is the only one...
by Ish
Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 7053

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know the periodic table pretty well, and the element number helps. I think James has the elements by number immediately available. On this clue, I thought americium first, but it didn't fit the clue because americium is not mined (and is a transuranic). I knew 63 was a lanthanide, so I started thi...
by Ish
Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 89
Views: 16859

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

Sounds like something I may have done in the past without malicious intent and without knowing it was a crime.
by Ish
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 17614

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is different because it was obvious that the clue would cause a writing race to decide the game. After reading the clue, realizing a writing race would ensue was instant to me. The producers should have foreseen the obvious hazard of a 40+ character question. As you point out, there are other F...
by Ish
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 17614

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Sure, some people write faster than others. I wondered how many contestants would be have time to write Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band down, thinking some might (hopefully remembering to abbreviate sergeant and omit punctuation), and thought some might say "Sgt Peppers". Very good speed in form...
by Ish
Thu Nov 23, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 17614

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My local affiliate has been off the air this week, so I first saw this Final Jeopardy clue on the j-archive as the latest game. Instaget with the immediate subsequent thought "I wonder if the contestants can write down the answer in time?" I haven't seen the game and came to the message board to sat...
by Ish
Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 346 - Baseball (Final results)
Replies: 39
Views: 5184

Re: TD 346 - Baseball (Q1 - Q5 revealed)

I'm so bad at this game, everything I first thought of and I thought would be a "sheep" response is a singleton or not chosen - Mays or Clemente, Trout, North Carolina. ugh.
by Ish
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 13027

Re: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"The "King George/George Washington" mix-up was bad" It seemed to me you realized it and were giving the correct answer after you had been negged. It was audible to me at least. What was surprising was that after you had given the correct answer neither Buzz nor Chantelle took advantage of it. Was ...