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by alietr
Wed May 05, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rename the "lock-tie"?
Replies: 14
Views: 286

Re: Rename the "lock-tie"?

Lock-tiebreaker This is accurate and simple yet indicates the difference from when ties were allowed. Nah, Chu Dilemma just sounds better. Anything with dilemma sounds better, or something similar. You have to make it sound like the leader is up against something. I also like: The Chu Quandary The ...
by alietr
Tue May 04, 2021 6:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1283

Re: Monday, May 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ulysses Grant, who smoked up to 20 cigars a day, was the only president who died of cancer. That is statistically mind-boggling, given that over 20% of men die of cancer. Sure enough, it checks out. Only possible exceptions being Jefferson - whose cause of death is not definitively known but had sy...
by alietr
Tue May 04, 2021 6:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15295

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

trainman wrote:
Tue May 04, 2021 2:01 am
alietr wrote:
Mon May 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Rats. Got all 12 right in Comic Strips, and was just 16 points away from the Championship.
Ha, I got all 12 and was 12 points away. I didn't have the courage to money "Sonja."
I figured you didn't need to know anything about comics to get Sonja, so I didn't money that question.
by alietr
Mon May 03, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15295

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Rats. Got all 12 right in Comic Strips, and was just 16 points away from the Championship.
by alietr
Mon May 03, 2021 6:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4537
Views: 703319

Re: Reretaken Down

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by alietr
Sat May 01, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host
Replies: 29
Views: 1278

How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host

How do you think Anderson Cooper did as host?
by alietr
Sat May 01, 2021 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1012
Views: 261477

Re: J! in the Media

A familiar name in today's LA Times crossword puzzle (28 down).
by alietr
Fri Apr 30, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3103

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Has it ever happened before that a player has been tied with another player going into FJ multiple times in their run? Leah was tied for the lead on Wednesday and tied for 2nd today. That has to be ultra-rare. I think you're right, even Jeff Kirby didn't have two ties. (It's the pun that keeps on g...
by alietr
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 116
Views: 4614

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I may be asking the wrong question here, but isn't that the definition of dog whistle? Only the people you want to put down will recognize it as a put-down? No, a dog whistle is meant to be heard only by the people who agree with you, and is supposed to go right by the ones you're insulting as an i...
by alietr
Thu Apr 29, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3103

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it just me, or does Anderson Cooper leave a noticeable pause after an obviously correct answer is given?
by alietr
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2234

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But to be clear, I'm not saying that this is a bad thing. I have no qualms with the clue or any clue of that nature, I just imagine it's a pretty tough pill to swallow for a player like Hari who played brilliantly to get into the position he was in, make the proper wager in FJ, and get snake bit on...
by alietr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2234

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why was Hari competing in regular J! Rather than the College Tournament? I get that you aren’t limited as you are in the tournament, but the inadvisability of a college sophomore going against two older contestants was on display tonight. Easy FJ even for this non-movie buff. But, oy!, that wager.....
by alietr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15295

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

American Revolution league may be the worst of all time. The questions are disgustingly obscure. The worst part is the smith's description calls it PG-13 and made it seem like it would be accessible. You'd think she would figure out halfway through that the questions were too hard and changed some ...
by alietr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 116
Views: 4614

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, there's lots of evidence he was being deliberate about it. So basically, screw him. And Jeopardy needs to do a much better job. It was unconscionable to leave that in. They should have kicked him off the show immediately. Fitting that this jerk fell quickly to zero after that DD miss and got ...
by alietr
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 116
Views: 4614

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, there's lots of evidence he was being deliberate about it. So basically, screw him. And Jeopardy needs to do a much better job. It was unconscionable to leave that in. They should have kicked him off the show immediately.
by alietr
Tue Apr 27, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2311

Re: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How about this ... If someone told you they played one nowadays, they'd be a lyre.
by alietr
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4537
Views: 703319

Re: Reretaken Down

There was someting to help with a jewel of hidden TOM in "currently known as this city". Renamed cities that I can list offhand are the correct answer, a couple of Russian ones, Beijing/Peking, Hanoi/whatever, I'm out of time / Tulsa. Perhaps you meant Saigon. :oops: I started typing Ho Chi Minh Ci...