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by seaborgium
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 14
Views: 125

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

Knowing about the falling out Houdini and Doyle had over belief in the supernatural (Houdini didn't, Doyle did) helped me get FJ on Thursday. Wasn't it more that Doyle was easily fooled? Houdini definitely didn't discount the supernatural. He wasn't a James Randi style skeptic so much as a constant...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 14
Views: 125

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Knowing about the falling out Houdini and Doyle had over belief in the supernatural (Houdini didn't, Doyle did) helped me get FJ on Thursday. I got the tiebreaker as well, but didn't feel like representing it with a smil...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 303
Views: 37104

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Maggie, Maggie, Maggie. You had 9,994 non-terrible wagers to choose from. Some would've been borderline ok, but none would have been terrible. You chose the 9,995th. It was clear that Brian and Jack would at least have to seriously consider betting it all lest the other one get ahead and win. S...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I understand this. But, I do have a few questions? When you were playing, was there discussion on the old board or other places that wagering to tie was a good strategy? Did you consider offering ties? I know you didn't, I just wonder if you thought about it. To answer the second question first (we...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. It probably has more to ...
by seaborgium
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4401
Views: 648780

Re: Reretaken Down

I saw posts on social media today ballyhooing the fact that it was the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century. Some went so far as to point out that 9:21 pm was the 21st minute of the 21st hour of that day. But I noticed for the first time* that we count our years and days from 1, but our min...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 369

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

I had $8,800 of gets and FJ, but unfortunately I had enough negs to put me back down around Robert's score.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1366

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I dunked on Ken the other day for mispronouncing a rather minor clue, Bemidji. Today he made a serious mispronunciation of err. Alex would have never done that. Can you tell me how these two pronunciations differ, or did you err? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K6l4Wal25rE edit: reuploaded because ...
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 73
Views: 2470

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Johnblue wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 4:56 pm
Election fraud, this time in Uganda.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ugan ... edirect=ca
I assume the "this time" is because of recent sanctions on unnamed Tanzanian election officials.
by seaborgium
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1612

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it's a law in Los Angeles that if it's overcast on a June morning, the morning news shows' meteorologists have to use the phrase "June gloom."
by seaborgium
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1416

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken mispronounced Bemidji. The first syllable has a schwa. He pronounced it with an eh as in egg. Maybe I'm nitpicking, but we were used to Alex's very careful pronunciation for 36 and 1/2 years. Alex wasn't exactly a paragon of pronunciation. The first thing to spring to mind is his turning Z's in...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 615842

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Sul ponticello is an instruction to bow close to this part of the instrument "pont" = "bridge" is a handy thing to know. Examples of famous bridges include the PONT-Neuf in Paris and the PONTE Vecchio in Florence. In fact, the word "pontiff" means "bridge maker" (builds bridges between humans and G...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 615842

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Sul ponticello is an instruction to bow close to this part of the instrument "pont" = "bridge" is a handy thing to know. Examples of famous bridges include the PONT-Neuf in Paris and the PONTE Vecchio in Florence. In fact, the word "pontiff" means "bridge maker" (builds bridges between humans and G...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1416

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Music Class for $1,600 was HUGE negbait for "bottom". My only miss. I didn't know cellos have bridges. The clue can't be negbait if it literally gives you the correct response within. Sul ponticello is an instruction to bow close to this part of the instrument I don't see bottom or bridge anywhere ...
by seaborgium
Mon Jan 18, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 52
Views: 3406

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

So if the Chaser catches them, do they go home with any money? It's all or nothing on The Chase. (Beth posted on Twitter that she had her travel paid for and got $60 per day, and that was all she got out of it.) Beth said that when the game was over, Sara Haines told them, "You were beaten by the b...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 515

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I was close on both misses: JFK and "Pimple Juice." If the latter (maybe both!) had been a question on LearnedLeague, I think I would have worked it out. I didn't necessarily think one part or the other of "long live the meadows" was ...
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 16, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2365

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had to watch this game later, but my dad said that as it aired, the closest he got was "balalaika." He knew it was wrong, but he didn't realize just how close he was.
by seaborgium
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 173
Views: 8585

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. Ideally, I agree with that. I just don't trust people who have conducted themselves in such a divisive manner. I can't look at an Anderson Cooper or a Katie Couric or a Sean Hannity (th...
by seaborgium
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1608

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, there's my first FJ miss of a non-Trebek episode in this incarnation of the show. (Yes, I got the Sajak-presented TRINIDADIAN AMATEUR ICHTHYOLOGISTS April Fool's FJ as a 13-year-old.) This might be one of those where if I'm in a crush second, or a third place where I need a sole get to win, I ...