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by squarekara
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4401
Views: 648734

Re: Reretaken Down

This may or may not qualify as a study guide, but here's the year 2020 in review:
https://2020game.io/
by squarekara
Wed Nov 25, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 48
Views: 3014

Re: Hosting Question

I'm not a huge consumer of social media, but through the years I've seen some surprisingly hateful output from KJ. Smug, I can handle, but I have no use for extreme, pitiless snark without a solid punchline. Kudos to him for stepping into the breach, but, to paraphrase Stanley Hudson, I'd rather wat...
by squarekara
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1951

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was out of the room for the start of the J! round, but my son filled me in about the first TS.
https://youtu.be/PHMUZ0cQuIw
by squarekara
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 5696

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

:(
by squarekara
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?
Replies: 27
Views: 2186

Re: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:13 am
I am just glad they never had family tournaments.
With color-coordinated team sweatshirts!
by squarekara
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1350

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:30 am
I really wanted the synesthete to win. From what I've heard (and her description), it's like a permanent acid trip, man.
She had me at "miniaturist."
by squarekara
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Re: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination

Both at the audition and on the show, Glenn helped to build my confidence and maintain my energy. Now that both he and Maggie are gone, I wonder if players get the same friendly, helpful vibe from the newer contestant coordinators. Me too. All the staff were great, but Glenn and Maggie were beyond ...
by squarekara
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination
Replies: 20
Views: 1841

Re: Glenn Kagan Sues Sony For Age Discrimination

Glenn ran my Chicago audition session, and he represented the show extremely well at that stage of the game and then later on at the studio. He was the first staffer to welcome the fresh meat onto the lot, and his warmth and professionalism helped break the ice and set the tone for the day. He clear...
by squarekara
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with NBC's "The Weakest Link"
Replies: 130
Views: 12946

Re: Fun with NBC's "The Weakest Link"

Lynch should be moderating the debate. Totally. As her Wreck-it-Ralph character in full combat gear. Our whole family thoroughly enjoyed the show. I adore Jane Lynch, and her puckish severity had me howling. The jokes were a bonus. The only thing I didn't care for were the rancorous exit interviews...
by squarekara
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1778

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:09 pm
Did anyone else hear Lisa pronounce Edward Murrow's name as "Morrow?" I was expecting a reversal for that.
I thought I heard "Morrow" too.
by squarekara
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1778

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nice work, Robert!

Thanks for the "genre" count.

We missed the first part of the show here in Chicago as local officials reacted to the Breonna Taylor case.
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 51006

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Last summer, in Columbus, they didn't seem to be referring to the questionnaires at all when interviewing us. I knew I was doomed at my last audition when I was the only person who was not asked anything related to the questionnaire. I guess my five stories were just too boring! I had five stories ...
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 421
Views: 101876

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Phosphine has been found in the atmosphere of Venus which might be a signature of potential life as, on Earth, it only comes from biological sources. https://gizmodo.com/scientists-detect-apparent-signature-of-life-in-venus-s-1845051001 I've heard that (*koff koff*) penguin droppings are especially...
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1326

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

Never knew "myriad" referred to a specific number. I actually knew the root before I knew that particular word. My dad had a book (it's still around here somewhere) called The Insomniac's Dictionary that I got into as a kid that had a bunch of stuff about words. Well, dang. I'm gonna track down tha...
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2118

Re: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Alex says "genre" today to give everyone a smile.
:) Can someone start an official "genre" tally?
Had to root for La Mirada, so I'm glad Joe did well.
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020
Replies: 31
Views: 1326

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

Never knew "myriad" referred to a specific number.
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 51006

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Also, besides being watched by J! staff, should we be prepared to interact with them at all? I was banished upstairs while my husband took the Zoom test today, but he says it was pretty much test only. The only chitchat was to confirm all the participants were hooked up correctly. Interaction, yes,...
by squarekara
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2482

Re: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Forgot to mention that when I saw the category TV SHOWS BASED ON BOOKS BY WOMEN, I confidently pre-called The Handmaid's Tale . Really surprised that didn't pay off. The writers love that book almost as much as I hate it. +1 I think Kelley's energy would've played better with a studio audience, but...
by squarekara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 51006

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

ouachiouat wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:11 pm
Does anybody know if these auditions are only going out from the anytime test, or also from the official test they had a few months back? I haven't done the anytime test yet.
I'm pretty sure my husband hasn't taken the anytime test either, so this batch must be from the last online extravaganza.
by squarekara
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 256
Views: 51006

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

How exactly does the question and answer component work, and somebody said you can jump backwards if you realize an answer was wrong? Would somebody mind explaining how that works? From what I gather from yesterday's message, the quiz will be formatted like the online version--type in each answer o...