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by sumithar
Thu May 23, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6490

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well said. It ill behooves members of this group, given as how smart they are, to disparage contestants however badly they perform.
by sumithar
Thu May 02, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 8764

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Imar was giving a good account of himself in the early goings but I got the distinct impression he stopped trying in the later stages of DJ. I know some contestants make a production of clicking their buzzer, but even given he was quite restrained, it seemed as if he wasn't even bothering to ring in...
by sumithar
Thu Oct 26, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: j!archive
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: j!archive

I find it interesting that you have posted a mere four times in the last year plus, all four posts in threads that you started. If you must know I have pretty much stopped watching this show. I find the judges too nitpicky. Like the lady who got dinged for Stella D'Artois or not saying "arc welding...
by sumithar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: j!archive
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

Re: j!archive

Absolutely- do take your time. Thanks!
by sumithar
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: j!archive
Replies: 9
Views: 2141

j!archive

any idea why the j!archive doesn't have any questions for the past few days?
Thanks
PS I tried searching on the string j!archive on this forum but the search engine didn't like the search term
by sumithar
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Some very interesting quizzes
Replies: 1
Views: 771

Some very interesting quizzes

From the Hindu. Pretty challenging.
http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/aut ... 317263.ece
by sumithar
Sun Jul 24, 2016 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Brahman Naman
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Brahman Naman

Here's a review from a former quiz bowl teammate who is also big in the Indian quizzing scene and a pretty fine author. http://www.livemint.com/Sundayapp/rgtEfIid7TuY1HBM99jQZI/The-geeks-who-knew-too-much.html This is a good review. That situation where Naman and his friend find themselves in a Mus...
by sumithar
Sat Jul 23, 2016 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Brahman Naman
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Re: Brahman Naman

It's not too bad. To some extent I could identify with them since I was one of them! It has only 1 star on Netflix, but I think it's better than that. Like I said, if you like quizzes you can enjoy the milieu.
by sumithar
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 6097

Re: Friday, July 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alistair McLean was my (and all my friends') favorite author in our teens followed closely by Desmond Bagley. I can still remember reading Satan Bug on a train journey from Ernakulam to Trivandrum, oh 30+ years ago! But as has been pointed out so many time, just because it's a gimme to me doesn't ma...
by sumithar
Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Brahman Naman
Replies: 7
Views: 1683

Brahman Naman

Brahman Naman is a newly released movie available on NetFlix- only reason I bring it up is that the protagonist and his friends are quizzers on the college circuit and quizzing loosely forms the b/g to the movie (which really is a kind of homage to the 80's sex comedies like Porky's). The movie is i...
by sumithar
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 5329

Re: Thursday, July 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fellow posters, when you say you had "x" correct, does it mean you shouted out (or said under your breath) that many answers before any contestant did?
by sumithar
Fri Jul 15, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 7152

Re: Thursday, July 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't go to school in the US- is the FJ question something that you might have encountered in high school? Not exactly phrased that way but if you learn about the Civil war would you have learnt about Missouri not being a part of the war and then used your geography knowledge of the states to kno...
by sumithar
Thu Jul 14, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 5784

Re: Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

As a desi was shamelessly rooting for Jason...I thought as soon as I saw the final question, here he goes again. I think Alex used the adjective "young" a dozen times in referring to him.
by sumithar
Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 8746

Re: Monday, June 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $31,000 43 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: Nope LT: veil, ethylene A well-played game by all involved. There's a Seth in the Bible? In fairness, you have to read all the way to Genesis 5 to learn about him. Pretty sure the pepper compound is capsaicin, not capsicum as the closed captioning said. Unfortun...
by sumithar
Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 5974

Re: Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the first time in aeons I ran a category, EFF. Effrontery is frequently prefaced with "bare faced"- or maybe only in the Brit novels I devoured as a kid! Alex absolutely embarrassed that poor lady in the middle with his question about whether her parrot could spout obscenities. The cross and the...
by sumithar
Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 5311

Re: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So Alex got excited about the name Malavika being exotic, which I don't have a problem with, except it was the wrong pronunciation. I don't understand why Indians allow their name to be mispronounced, in fact they themselves pronounce it wrong like the girl with the same first name who won the spell...
by sumithar
Sat May 21, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 4157

Re: Friday, May 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:A black lives matter plug, use of the word queer and a Bible category. J! Facebook will be fun tonight.
I didn't know about this Facebook page and went over there. So much hate, yikes!
by sumithar
Tue May 10, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 8217

Re: Monday, May 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

hbomb1947 wrote:
Speaking of world capitals, I never knew that Dhaka could be pronounced with an initial "T" sound.
Perhaps Kaberi, being Bong, pronounced it the authentic Bengali way! I think she did it tongue-in-cheek, knowing it was going to throw the judges into a minor tizzy.
by sumithar
Tue May 03, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Teachers Tournament
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

Teachers Tournament

Why does the logo on the apple say "TEACHERS TOURNAMENT" with no apostrophe? Shouldn't there be one after the S, TEACHERS' TOURNAMENT?
by sumithar
Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 8090

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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AS CHIEF OF STAFF TEDDY SYKES, PATTON OSWALT WAS UNAFAID TO GIVE JONAH A HAND ON THIS COMEDY
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Thanks!