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by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 721

Re: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The usual "Old Guy" gets: LT on "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" (which I read when it was a cult favorite in the 70s). Univac, Folies Bergeres (sp?), Alan Alda. But of course not close to a 4th-podium win. Yep, I got the Robert Pirsig book and was a little surprised it went begging. I g...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 721

Re: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Traci here -- I am in fact good at the "fun stuff" I guess? I'm also good at the non-fun stuff. :) And yes, that DD wager haunts me to this day. Dang, Traci! Rough way to go. I started out rooting for Dennis because I liked him from yesterday. He's just a smooth, mellow guy. But you won me over wit...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 721

Re: Monday, January 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well done by Dennis for knowing how to open play in NIAGARA FALLS with the proper "Slowly I Turned" cadence. Credit to Superman II for my knowing the name of the water vehicle there. Others might remember it from The Office or from Wonderfalls. Some will remember it from, you know, having been on i...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 293

Re: FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Contrary to the poll, and similar to Starship Troopers , there is no movie of A Wrinkle in Time ; whatever might purport to be so is some other thing entirely :? Ha! I remember when the movie Starship Troopers came out. The suggested blurb was "Based on the back cover of a book by Robert Heinlein"....
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew that seemed familiar. The image link works on the 2016 clue. #7280, aired 2016-04-15 ODDS & "N"s $2000: Note the family resemblance between King George V of England on the right & this first cousin on the left http://www.j-archive.com/media/2016-04-15_DJ_15.jpg Final Jeopardy! Round clues (1...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1645

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Terrible FJ. I started with a guess of Prince Charles and stuck with that for no better reason than, as someone upthread said, it seems like the kind of thing he'd do. I figured he's more game than his mother or Prince Andrew. And it would be incredibly tacky for Charles to withhold his own blood an...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5391

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

If anyone has a link to where I can watch this one, please message me. My recorder screwed up. (And please, obviously, do not mention the outcome.) Triviawayne PMed me to say I could watch the whole GOAT on Hulu, so... give a penguin a fish, he's hungry a second later, teach a penguin to fish and h...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (SPOILERS)

Not a fan... have to bounce back and forth to know which emoji goes with what clue for one. Don't you have to do that when replying in the poll thread? When I reply, all the poll questions disappear and a box opens up for me to type my response. I can, if I need, scroll down to the first post and l...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 727
Views: 120622

Re: J! in the Media

More from The Washington Post: We talked to Brad Rutter about that ‘Jeopardy!’ tournament to ask: What happened, Brad? Could you spoiler this please? Not everyone has seen the whole tournament. Especially those of us who are asking someone, anyone for a link to where we can watch it but so far, cri...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (SPOILERS)

Not a fan... have to bounce back and forth to know which emoji goes with what clue for one. Don't you have to do that when replying in the poll thread? When I reply, all the poll questions disappear and a box opens up for me to type my response. I can, if I need, scroll down to the first post and l...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (SPOILERS)

The Fourth Podium poll is up: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5534 :( :mrgreen: :| :| :| :mrgreen: :| :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| Note 1: I'm suggesting this format as a "best practice": Quote my post with the link to the poll, but delete all my blather except the a...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

Fourth Podium Poll for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (SPOILERS)

The Fourth Podium poll is up: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5534 I'm trying something a little different this time in suggesting that we take the poll at that link but then come back to this thread to discuss it. That way our discussion of the game is all in one place. Optionally, you can al...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/16/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 10
Views: 483

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

Let's try something new this time. Take the poll here, but then let's discuss it in the regular game thread.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5532&view=unread&si ... 802#unread

Alternatively, tell me why you think that's a bad idea and keep your discussion here.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/16/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 10
Views: 483

Fourth Podium Poll for 1/16/2020 (SPOILERS)

Surprisingly, "only" 12 triple-stumpers in this game. So not even the highest in recent memory. Not even close. I'm no cheezguyty, but I think that would be December 2 when we had 16 with Alex Damisch vs. Joanna LeRoy vs. Mohammed Ali. Any more and they won't all fit on the same poll. And more recen...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

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

Thank you for this. We usually hear reports of the Internet piling on. It's good to read about a cyber group hug.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

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

Just because it's using surface tension doesn't mean it's not floating https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/float float verb 1 : to rest on the surface of or be suspended in a fluid The USGS also uses 'float' in the context of surface tension: https://www.usgs.gov/special-topic/water-science-...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2656

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

Rough game to watch. Near the end I was kind of rooting for a single-player FJ because at least that's a talking point for poor Shanu and Priscilla when it's all over. If that coin was made of aluminum, it wasn't floating in water. That looked like the old surface tension trick to me. Count me as on...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5391

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

If anyone has a link to where I can watch this one, please message me. My recorder screwed up. (And please, obviously, do not mention the outcome.)
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1780

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

I NHO "A Wrinkle in Time" until lately, I guess it's a movie or something. I will give myself an "OK Boomer". --------------- * Not that they called us that back then.** I was a married adult with a kid on the way by the time my generation got a label. I didn't even start identifying as Generation ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1780

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

alietr wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:01 am
The Outchange continues.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Plus ça outchange, plus c'est la même chose.