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by seaborgium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: FJs for the 1/13/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I'm 5/5 if I actually think "easternmost." I was probably influenced by the first ToC's last FJ, which sought the westernmost national capital in the Americas. I might have imaginarily rung in with Cortez, I don't recall. I was just b...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 202

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

:( :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :(

I guessed "Halcyon" for the first FJ and Mark Antony for the second. I was also 4/8 overall on FJ.
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2429

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:01 am
"_____ & the Angry Inch" for $2000? Really?
Oh that reminds me: I think we can confidently assert that was the first time "genderqueer" has ever been in a clue on J!.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:40 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 pm
I explained how (actually) literally one word could be helpful but you don't want it to be.
Because it wasn't at the time, and still isn't.
I don't understand how you can keep asking for explanations when you never accept them.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In Final Jeopardy, yes. Citation needed that isn't this episode. Citation needed that insisting to the contrary will help you solve FJ. So the key is to look at literally every word under an electron microscope, and hope and pray that maybe possibly the vaguest of connections might steer me anywher...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:31 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
In Final Jeopardy, yes.
Citation needed that isn't this episode.
Citation needed that insisting to the contrary will help you solve FJ.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You reported having nothing to go off from the clue. How about just trying one thing on for size instead of immediately giving up and declaring an FJ TOM-less? Because I have to recognize that there is something to try on in the first place. Sometimes there just plain isn't a TOM in the clue and it...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You reported having nothing to go off from the clue. How about just trying one thing on for size instead of immediately giving up and declaring an FJ TOM-less? Because I have to recognize that there is something to try on in the first place. Sometimes there just plain isn't a TOM in the clue and it...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, it was clearly English (cue the "that's completely subjective" complaint), Subjective or not... there are non-English speaking places that have land masses with English names and vice versa. Why should I expect it to be an English-speaking country? Because it's an English name. I thought I ju...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, it was clearly English (cue the "that's completely subjective" complaint), Subjective or not... there are non-English speaking places that have land masses with English names and vice versa. Why should I expect it to be an English-speaking country? Because it's an English name. I thought I ju...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2429

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think I caught whatever the challengers had through my TV, reading "easternmost" and thinking "westernmost." And then I got that wrong, naming San Salvador because it belongs to the only Central American country with no Caribbean coastline. (That portion of coastline, however, is more east-west th...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see a TOM. It was just a generic name, with nothing in the clue whatsoever giving me any semblance of direction. Well, it was clearly English (cue the "that's completely subjective" complaint), and I don't think J! would ordinarily have a "name the country" clue where the correct response ...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1704

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 am
Hands up: who else knew "Chattahoochee" from the Alan Jackson song like I did?
I should have, since it's my go-to for knowing Chattahoochee -> Georgia, but I guess that bit of knowledge doesn't go the other way as easily.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:44 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
I wasn't suggesting that it was. You, however, went beyond suggesting that there were hundreds of countries.
It's called hyperbole.
Was "Didn't see the slightest bit of a TOM" hyperbole too? I'm having trouble distinguishing your hyperbolic bullshit from your usual brand.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The fact that Canada has *large* islands *near the North Pole* makes it a very likely candidate. Or I could not know that fact at all. Or again, I could think that those islands are actually very small and just appear large on maps because of Mercator projection. Or I could think that maybe there's...
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1800

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, with most cable/fiber optic/satellite companies offering their own DVRs, and the elimination of VCRs, it's back to either "record", or occasionally "DVR", so DVR should now be on the tip of the tongue for a modern TV recording device, not TiVo. My mom used to say that she would "tape" somethin...
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sometimes you have to shift your focus from the name they give you. Which country has the most large, uninhabited islands? Canada. So it's probably Canada, unless the name is like Zheryashchensky Island or something, in which case it's Russia. They gave a name that sounds like it could be from anyw...
by seaborgium
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388158

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:33 pm
"Devon Island" sounds like it could be any of literally hundreds of countries.
Well, probably not any of the landlocked ones. (And that's leaving aside the fact that we literally don't have hundreds of countries.)
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 769
Views: 73454

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I just revisited this game 's FJ because Glenn Fleishman has an article out that examines why the GOAT games are going the way they are. (He gave away the correct response to his first game's FJ in the article, but not his second one's.) (Speaking of giving things away, I'm not linking the article h...
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5240

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James: 34181 44000 78181 122181 Ken: 65600 23000 88600 111600 Brad: 0 1400 1400 2800 James: Bet 23,420 to cover Ken. Ken: James will fall behind your day 1 total if he covers you and misses. Bet what you want (but maybe less than 10,419 to stay above James's current cumulative total). Brad: You are...