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by seaborgium
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 867

Re: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aimee caught a lucky break when Carlos picked the wrong emperor and then Aimee got it on the rebound then furiously rang in on the last three Clues to both overcome the runaway and to keep Carlos out The fact that Carlos picked an emperor at all was the problem; the clue was asking for the PM. Also...
by seaborgium
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1216

Re: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ACW wrote:
Wed Oct 21, 2020 4:27 am
People, would YOU have accepted just "William Tell"? I don't see why not.
No. William Tell is an opera, longer than 12 minutes.
by seaborgium
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1216

Re: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got $7,800 in Lach Trash, not enough for a bonafide fourth podium win on my FJ sole get. But! One of those gets was Tom Joad, right above the Hester Prynne DD, which I got right, and I would have amassed $2,600 by that point and bet it all. So that puts me at $10,400 entering FJ. But! My hitting t...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1208

Re: Monday, October 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought "masquerade" was MASSIVE negbait in Poe "M" $200. I think being spotted "the Red Death" and told the name of the event is in the title should suffice for most to get that, even if nobody uses "masque" in that sense nowadays. I also made the singular "murder" mistake. I'm going to go ahead...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 120
Views: 15398

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

Lucario usually cleans up on six-figure Qs so it will be fun to see how he does this season, especially if some are in the TV area. Me: 1/1 without having seen the episode I got it too, under the same circumstances (though I have watched a clip of that scene). In my case, "without having seen the e...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1471

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There’s been a lot of interesting analysis of the FJ wagers, but I wondered what people think of Daniel’s last DD wager. I know he didn’t have much time to think, but the 4000 didn’t feel optimal to me. If he missed the DD, he would’ve handed Kristen a shut out. I feel like he should have either be...
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/12/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 333

Re: FJs for the 10/12/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Crickets on Monday, self-destructive on Thursday. (Those are my responses, not comments on my performance.) [edit: and those were on Tuesday and Friday for me, because after two weeks of showing that they were perfectly capable of pus...
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)
Replies: 27
Views: 437

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

I didn't have a response for "don't go there" and "Old Ironsides," and Aanchal and Kristin saved me from $3,600 in negs by also saying Northrop Grumman and Elizabeth I. Though I think I might have been able to rebound with Henry VIII on the latter, I'm counting both as clams. That's $4,800 in this t...
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)
Replies: 18
Views: 344

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 1)

The only clues I missed here were Geoffrey Rush (I figured the Marquis de Sade role was in Quills but couldn't recall who was in it) and the China DD (the mention of famine threw me off). I missed the DJ category intros, so I ended up doing as Aaron, leaving the split infinitive from the Star Trek q...
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1471

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:17 am
(You said Keith, but I assume that's who you mean.)
I've corrected myself multiple times this week doing that. This one slipped through. Edited.
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 17, 2020 5:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1471

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if Kristin recognized that if Kevin wagered to stay ahead of Daniel, he wouldn't score more than $2,800, and therefore subtracted that from her score to get $8,600; then knowing she wanted to leave herself more than $2,800, added $100 to her wager instead of subtracting it. We've seen simil...
by seaborgium
Fri Oct 16, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1925

Re: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:42 am
cheezguyty wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:47 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:38 pm
Kevin had 14,401 possible wagers. [...]
Give or take a few...
Not quite getting what you are saying. That is exactly how many wagering options he had.
Certain wagers are not allowed.
by seaborgium
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1413

Re: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 3:26 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 2:23 am
MattKnowles wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:37 pm
Contronyms: "It can mean an assortment of different types, or one type in particular" -- I said selection.
That one might just work.
Agreed.
Thirded
by seaborgium
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1413

Re: Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got spoiled on the results of this game because yesterday afternoon I went to look up a clue's wording from Friday's game, and I made sure to click Mark's link from that game's thread rather than potentially spoil myself in a couple of ways by navigating through J! Archive, only to see "Kevin Wals...
by seaborgium
Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/13/2020
Replies: 19
Views: 366

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/13/2020

I clammed on correct responses for As You Like It , bank, and maple, and didn't know Petty or Outlander. Alex S. took my incorrect responses of Indianapolis 500 and draft, and I was able to rebound with the correct response on the former. I initially said "Shahrir Square" but corrected myself to Tah...
by seaborgium
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 FJ Poll (SPOILERS)
Replies: 17
Views: 298

Re: Monday, October 12, 2020 FJ Poll (SPOILERS)

Thinking of chapulines, I said crickets. Turns out that's more a Oaxaca thing than a Michoacán thing. I needed Alex's pre-reveal remarks to think of butterflies (then monarchs); it doesn't help that "insect" leads me more to think of leggy critters than wingy ones. I just realized that "a Oaxaca thi...
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 11, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5701
Views: 1105325

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Bamaman wrote:
Sun Oct 11, 2020 5:50 pm
The link for the other game didn’t work for me.
It needs a colon after the http. It's 1999 ToC final 1.
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 11, 2020 3:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1237

Re: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Someone in the J! contestants Facebook group has pointed out that San Francisco de Asis Church is not in Taos, NM, but in Ranchos de Taos.
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 366

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Puerto Rico on Thursday. My thinking was that Cuba was too close and probably just had the one language, and all the other nearby places I could think of just weren't big enough. I failed to think of Hispaniola. As I recall, my...
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1237

Re: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So the contestant loses for "Beazle Bub", but it's okay for Alex to mispronounce "Yankovic" while reading the clues? "Yankovic" is derived from a name that ends with a ch sound (at least the way an American accent pronounces it), and there are surnames that end with a C that have retained the ch pr...