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by darkgreenblue
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 9943

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

Well, once again I was happy with my recall of actual knowledge (most questions), and stumped on vogues that I do not and never will care about (Kondo; which of Brad Pitt's ex-wives won a SAG award). Yet I got Candy Crush, and somehow farted on Baltic Sea (oof! - so much for my love of geography). W...
by darkgreenblue
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 6598

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All three players are dead to me after the stand-and-stare on the Tom Wolfe clue. That was embarrassing. It was a classic case where a J! contestant should need only "man in white" -- the rest of the clue was irrelevant. I didn't recognize any of those details (probably because I've never read his ...
by darkgreenblue
Tue May 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 385377

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Was choosing a preferred audition city mandatory when registering? I don't recall.
by darkgreenblue
Tue May 08, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 385377

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

I got two auditions in recent years, after online scores in the 35-40 range... This year was my best test ever, with all those older literature questions and very little "pop" stuff -- I think I got 47 -- but no audition. If I chose Philly but they're not going there, could that be a factor? Or migh...
by darkgreenblue
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 18596

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

Wow, I did better than usual on this one, mostly because there was shockingly little on contemporary news / music / pop culture trends (my worst areas). One clue on a current TV show; the other stuff is all practically Classic by now, or extremely famous (Matrix, Bowie, Easter egg, Theresa May). Loo...
by darkgreenblue
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 20824

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am utterly stunned that two players in a TOC semi made the same DD-hunting error (going to the 1st row when one 2nd-row clue still remained), each after everybody spent the respective round foraging all over for it. I'm not a big fan of #2 going all-in when #1 is betting to cover and that leaves a...
by darkgreenblue
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 10893

Re: Friday, November 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

However, I am a little suspicious of the FJ clue itself: "...Victoria Cross is for military bravery; this cross...is for civilian bravery." Sounds as if one is for military only, and this cross (George Cross) is for civilians (only). Not true: George Cross may be awarded to a person of any military...
by darkgreenblue
Thu Jun 01, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 22898

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

Ugh, "woke"... These dang kids need to get off my lawn with their newfangled terms.

I remembered Linnaeus at the last moment and misspelled it horribly in my haste, but I think I managed "linnnaess" which I believe is close enough!
by darkgreenblue
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17191

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

Lots of clues in the Archive have the show clueing Leukemia as "cancer of the bone marrow", so I am certain that is what they wanted here. This. Myeloma has zero hits in the Archive (outside of Michael McKean's playing for the International Myeloma Foundation during the Million Dollar Celebrity Inv...
by darkgreenblue
Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016
Replies: 89
Views: 17191

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), October 5, 2016

That clue about the Missouri River on Nebraska's border has got to be among the worst they ever wrote; it's good they never put it in a real game. On a map the river border with South Dakota looks between 100 and 150 miles, and the NE/IA border looks about 150. That's WAY too close to be used as neg...
by darkgreenblue
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 157
Views: 19889

Re: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Some folks made mention of Brad Rutter being in the studio audience, or of being in the audience themselves... Is this common? I mean, do former champions often show up for these tournaments, and do some local Jeopardy enthusiasts attend lots of tapings? (Maybe I should know the answers already fro...
by darkgreenblue
Fri Nov 21, 2014 2:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 157
Views: 19889

Re: Thursday, November 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Some folks made mention of Brad Rutter being in the studio audience, or of being in the audience themselves... Is this common? I mean, do former champions often show up for these tournaments, and do some local Jeopardy enthusiasts attend lots of tapings? (Maybe I should know the answers already from...
by darkgreenblue
Fri Jun 06, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 13285

Re: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For this one, I use the old TV show "Quincy, M.E.". The job of a medical examiner is pretty important, and you just never know when you might get that call to come in to work. So basically, it's a 24-hour-a-day kind of job. 24 hours <-> Quincy gives 1824 <-> John Quincy Adams. I knew he only served...
by darkgreenblue
Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 13285

Re: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe . Good one. One more for the tally for that game still being brought up in 2014. :) Is there a game that more precipitously shaped J! history? Maybe Ken Jennings' game 5 ( http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1552 ), where he missed FJ in what would be a very rare non-lock game (thou...
by darkgreenblue
Mon May 26, 2014 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 11161

Re: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

alamble wrote:
MATTDEMP wrote:Dang, I missed that game because my affiliate had the stupid French open Tennis tournament
Since when does Jeopardy air on ESPN?
NBC shares the French Open coverage on weekends and holidays.
by darkgreenblue
Mon May 26, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 11161

Re: Monday, May 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Woolly <blank>" for $2000?? "Opposite of poetic" (prosaic), "Noble" romantic poet (Lord Byron), and Hawaiian "Great King" (Kamehameha) also at $2000? Plus all the children's-level clues on the rest of the boards... Possibly the easiest game I have ever seen. Kudos again to Julia and her prowess on ...
by darkgreenblue
Fri May 16, 2014 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 22976

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Irene Grzywacz in the first Seniors Tournament, and Courtney Bennis in the 2004 Teen Tournament are in that club. A few people have now mentioned Courtney, but I see that the 2004 Teen Tournament is not on J-archive for some reason; all ten days are missing from the Season 20 page. Is there some ot...
by darkgreenblue
Thu May 15, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 385377

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

BobF wrote:I wonder if that's new. When I went (1992), we had to take a ferry.
Maybe the wrong turn took him onto a ferry. Just like the hilarious 1997 episode of EastEnders, when the blokes get hammered at Ricky's stag party and wake up in a field in France (or so they believe).
by darkgreenblue
Thu May 15, 2014 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 22976

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It was a wrong answer. The FAFSA is not a college application, and nobody has ever been accepted to college just for mailing in a FAFSA. If Alex's answer sheet says "financial aid," wouldn't he glance to the judges when the player says "college application"? (Which we may not see on TV if it's edit...
by darkgreenblue
Thu May 15, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 236
Views: 22976

Re: Thursday, May 15, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's absolutely shocking to me that Ken missed Silence of the Lambs , and I suppose equally shocking that Brad missed it. Not only is its Oscar sweep a famous bit of film trivia, but there have also been multiple Jeopardy clues referring to the Oscar win by one actor or the other, and even a FJ dire...