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by DavidRosen
Tue Jul 21, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3217

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a truly terrible FJ question, since there is no generally accepted answer. For every person who says 1901, there's another who stoutly maintains 1900. We had that all over again in the year 2000. Myself, I date the twentieth century from December 17, 1903, when the Wright Brothers changed e...
by DavidRosen
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3503

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who thought Alex gave Meggie a l-o-n-g time to come up with "Paradise Lost"?
by DavidRosen
Tue May 26, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4031

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

True, go big, but I hate, hate, HATE when people go TDD on a DD very late in DJ (unless the situation absolutely requires it). At least leave yourself $100 so you can participate in FJ. It's so disappointing to see someone unable to participate in FJ. I agree he should have bet $4,399. Well, no, he...
by DavidRosen
Tue May 26, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4031

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Math geek warning: No, you don't multiply by 2.54 to convert inches to centimeters. You multiply by (2.54 cm / 1 inch), which is a fraction equal to 1. Factor-label method...you cancel out the inches, and it leaves the cm. That way you never, ever get it wrong - if you multiply by (1 in/2.54 cm), y...
by DavidRosen
Sat May 02, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 5339

Re: Friday, May 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Oporto" instead of "Porto."

www.visitar-porto.com says both names are in circulation. Judges?

Also, do I understand correctly that a teacher's tournament plus two weeks of no-audience play are still in the can ready to go?
by DavidRosen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 3574

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

Successfully conned everyone into believing I was charming, gregarious, interesting, and extroverted, and thus they made the fatal mistake of putting me on television at the end of March 2013. You can check the archive from there. That is the key for the auditions. I took the test during the Art Fl...
by DavidRosen
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4448

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess you have to go with your gut to figure out if 2nd place will play to double up, or play to win in a double stumper? No, you always bet to cover from the lead. That way you don’t have to live the rest of your life with the fact you had the lead going into FJ, answered correctly, and lost. Re...
by DavidRosen
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 10811

Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just when I was thinking "oh cool, Kristyna didn't make the usual all-in suicide wager!", here comes Danyelle's nonsensical wager. Somewhere, someone watching at home will think to themselves "if only Kristyna had bet it all!" *sigh* That. I was just on the verge of saying, "Great! After last night...
by DavidRosen
Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 10811

Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CC says "Walesa" which makes it difficult for the hearing impaired to follow the explanation for the reversal. Here's a replay for those who want to hear it again: https://youtu.be/8AZ-sX18K9Q This is why I won't try any fancy pronunciations if I get on the show. I'll pronounce everything phonetica...
by DavidRosen
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 5982

Re: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Survive and advance, guys. You play to win the game, and Travis did. 5 Gs or 50, he's a two-day champ, and gets to come back next time. Good for him.
Platypus was my pre-call.
by DavidRosen
Fri Jan 24, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 3191

Re: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What does the champ do for a living? I've heard Johnny Gilbert say it 5 times (DVR) and I still can't understand what he is saying. Is this helpful? https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zone Or this? http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=13109 John explains it in the 1/24 game. He handle...
by DavidRosen
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 3191

Re: Thursday, January 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What does the champ do for a living? I've heard Johnny Gilbert say it 5 times (DVR) and I still can't understand what he is saying.
by DavidRosen
Wed Nov 13, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 8544

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

0/5 in Hail Caesar!, Football, and Naval Gazing. You'd think mammals would be a wheelhouse for me, but I've honestly NHO peccary or eland. All but "xiphoid" in X's and O's and "Stealing signs" (NHOI) in Communication. What was the TOM for "Toyko" on the top box? "Narita" sounds like it could be fro...
by DavidRosen
Tue Sep 24, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4975

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With "Musical Theater", I thought FJ would be in my personal wheelhouse, but "Inspirations" made me a little nervous. Couldn't think of any good precalls, and was worried that it would be obscure. Given that I had literally gone to the movies two weeks ago to see a documentary on Fiddler on the Roo...
by DavidRosen
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 7284

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yes, I'm here. Couldn't talk about it before. I was in a haze/funk in the break before FJ, and made a simple math error calculating to block John for second. Got it backwards in my head looking for the optimal bet. So I'm lucky he missed it. Instead of 6999 it should have been 7001. Nobody here cou...
by DavidRosen
Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 8447

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was surprising to see the return of "athlete's foot" as a response to "tinea pedis." This was pretty much the same clue that Gilbert Collins had when going for his 5th win, as a Daily Double with a $2,000 bet. He got negged when he answered "ringworm." I was one of the opponents, and when we brok...
by DavidRosen
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 3480

Re: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)Instaget

Would we have another triple zero teen SF game?
Pardon my ignorance, but what happens if all 3 players in a semifinal game wind up at zero? Is there an empty podium in the final, or is there a rule for filling the place?
by DavidRosen
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 15721

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I live in Tulsa, Oklahoma, which has both a park and a museum named after Woody Guthrie, so this FJ was a "gimme" for me. I assume that Emma was thinking of Arlo, who is better known these days, thanks to the enduring success of "Alice's Restaurant." How about Woody and the even more enduring succe...
by DavidRosen
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 23787

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was spoiled, came to watch anyway because maybe the spoiler was a lie. That was a fun game to watch! I WTF'd the wagering initially too, but after doing a bit of reading and running the numbers, James did what he had to do to give himself the best chance of survival. (I'm honestly more confused by ...