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by slam
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dreams About Jeopardy!
Replies: 18
Views: 839

Re: Dreams About Jeopardy!

My Jeopardy! dreams usually look like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

I never noticed this before, but there's no exclamation point in the name of the show in this video.
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 4011

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

To be a bit contrarian - I found the Wed test (43) a little easier than Tuesday's (41), thought most of my misses on Wed were in the second half. As long as they get a certain number of passers, I don't know why they would care about the perceived relative difficulty of certain tests. You can't wat...
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 4011

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

I think the examples of the tests of Tuesday and Wednesday present an excellent example of the value of grading these tests on a curve. It seems that the overall impression here (and mine, too) is that the Wednesday test was noticeably more difficult than the Tuesday test. I would hope that TPTB are...
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 4011

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

WHAT? I actually passed this one? I'm in shock! I had my kid stay up past bedtime to keep my score for me (writing checkmarks / question marks / X's depending on my confidence in each answer). I felt like I was doing pretty good but I normally get around 30-32 so I was surprised when we counted up ...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 4011

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

After scoring a 47 playing from the video last night, dropped to a 41 tonight. Definitely harder. The difference was not only because of the "real" vs. the "simulated" taking of the test. Started off great with a quick 12 in a row. Drew a blank on mixologist, not my only blank of the night. Then I m...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 4227

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

I'm wondering if TPTB adjust the passing score based on how people do on each sitting. At this point, they have LOTS of historical data plus tens, if not hundreds, of thousands, taking each test. In the very old days (like when I first took the test back in 1985), the passing score was announced as ...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 4539

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Got 47/50 playing from Sherder's video. Thanks, yet again! Will most likely take it for real Wednesday though I may wait until Thursday. Got confused by the phrasing on the Tunisia question. Did they mean Tunisia's western border or the border of the question. When I figured this out a few seconds l...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 4539

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

... I know the wives of VII are a J! favorite. Why did I not memorize them? And why did I not think of using "divorced BEHEADED died"? She's the only one that was beheaded - and I literally saw a musical about the six wives just a few months ago! ... It's Divorced-Beheaded-Died-Divorced-Beheaded-Su...
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5839

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always assumed that they didn't allow for erasures, given the large number of cross-outs seen - but why? Some legal reason? Are they afraid some contestant will hit "clear" accidentally? (Now that I think about it, that's probably it.) Microsoft Paint has a "clear" button. The technology is there...
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5839

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Although I agree with James' sentiment of his FJ! response, I didn't like his particular choice in expressing it.

Calling someone suffering from a potentially fatal disease a "GHOST", however well-intended, doesn't sit well with me.
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5839

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We've now seen the equivalent of a crush (match 1), a 2/3 game (match 2) and a lock (match 3).

Ken had the crush and the lock while James just managed the 2/3 game. With his FJ! record, though, a 2/3 game is almost as good as a lock. :D
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5839

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last night, Ken made a comment about being able to say "OK Boomer" to Alex. But Alex is not a member of the baby boomer generation. Although the exact years of birth for boomers can vary a little bit, I've never seen 1940, his year of birth, included in such a range.
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4878

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure if something about this has been posted yet. In match 1, Ken had the functional equivalent of leading in a 2/3 game. He would win if he got FJ! OR James missed it. In match 2, James was ahead in a non-2/3 game. So, if he made the normal lockout wager (which of course he was going to do wit...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4878

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure if something about this has been posted yet. In match 1, Ken had the functional equivalent of leading in a 2/3 game. He would win if he got FJ! OR James missed it. In match 2, James was ahead in a non-2/3 game. So, if he made the normal lockout wager (which of course he was going to do with...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Goat January 7th online?
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Goat January 7th online?

I'm able to watch ABC shows through on demand. I didn't know this until a week ago. I had forgotten to tape the special leading up to the GOAT tournament, but fortunately stumbled across it on on demand. The only drawback was that the fast forward option was disabled which meant that commercials wer...
by slam
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4878

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, my mind immediately leapt to Napoleon who was well know as being short. Fortunately, I then started thinking of US presidents also know to be short around that time. I first thought of John Adams, but realized he was too early. Then I thought of Martin Van Buren, who was too late. I knew th...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 6230

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

8:00 p.m. ABC – Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions (premiere) Viewers: 14.01 million (#1), A18-49: 2.3/11 (#1) If the tournament holds these wonderful ratings, I would expect some more J! primetime programming in the summer, maybe something akin to Super Jeopardy! where the field is expanded. That w...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1337

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

We'd be better off without another celebrity version of this show.
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 6230

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game will demoralize borderline folks like me who are prepping for the audition test. Yikes! So many, many NHOs and HTFWIKTs. Then again, I'm not a trivia imbiber like many are here (and like those three obviously are) - my meager knowledge is all-natural. The sheer speed on the wordplay categ...
by slam
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 6230

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

boson wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:10 pm
I'm with Alex - that think music seemed short. Did anyone time it?
I don't know that it felt short, but I did feel that the tempo of the music itself was a little quicker than usual. If I were playing and heard that music, it would have raised my anxiety level a bit.