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by earendel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 724
Views: 119102

Re: J! in the Media

Robert K S wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:14 am
earendel wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:10 am
And an interview with Stephanie Hull, who achieved the lowest score ever.
*Maybe
Yeah, the interview mentions Wolf Blitzer.
by earendel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 724
Views: 119102

Re: J! in the Media

And an interview with Stephanie Hull, who achieved the lowest score ever.

https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/jeopa ... rview.html
by earendel
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 724
Views: 119102

Re: J! in the Media

Slate interview with Harry Friedman.

https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/jeopa ... edman.html
by earendel
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 961

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

The idea of letting millionaires play Who Wants to Be a Millionaire doesn't sit right with me. Like, if there should be one precondition for being a contestant, it should be not already being a millionaire . A fun version would be if they used billionaires instead, and they all competed to avoid ha...
by earendel
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 724
Views: 119102

Re: J! in the Media

An article in Slate magazine about the tournament.
https://slate.com/culture/2020/01/jeopa ... ament.html
by earendel
Tue Dec 31, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Registration for the 2020 J! test is now open
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Registration for the 2020 J! test is now open

The dates are January 28, 29, and 30.
by earendel
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2826

Re: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hugo Z wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:13 am
If you know what a "carhop" is, it's a layup.
Not necessarily.
Spoiler
Show
Although the McDonald brothers developed the concept, Ray Kroc is the one who made McDonald's a household name.
by earendel
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2792

Re: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

. I could have taken 100 guesses and literally never gotten to Van Buren. That's pretty bad, because only 44 men have served as president. i thought there have been 45? Who's to say that in all that guessing I wouldn't accidentally say at least a few of them twice? To tell you the truth, in all the...
by earendel
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 4219

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:32 pm
I started with "mighty have fallen", but that didn't seem to jibe with the clue. Thankfully, the correct response came to me.
That was my first thought as well, but the right answer came to me in time.
by earendel
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3460

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

harrumph wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 3:49 am
On FJ I clued into sodium = NA which led me to..... snack.
Sulfur, sodium, carbon, & potassium. Doesn't sound very tasty. :mrgreen:
by earendel
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 58262

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, the developers of the lithium-ion battery.
by earendel
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 58262

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel Week continues, with the physics prize being awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for contributions to understanding the evolution of the universe (Peebles) and discovering exoplanets (Mayor & Queloz).
by earendel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1268

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Living in Kentucky gave me the edge on the Bowling Green question, since the Kentucky school's nickname is the Hilltoppers. Never heard of "Pirate's Booty" snacks. How often, if at all, do you go to Costco? I always see Pirate’s Booty there. No way ...
by earendel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1268

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Living in Kentucky gave me the edge on the Bowling Green question, since the Kentucky school's nickname is the Hilltoppers.
Never heard of "Pirate's Booty" snacks.
by earendel
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2550

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I almost second-guessed myself on this one - said Wilde, then thought it might be Dylan Thomas or Oscar Wilde. I stuck with my first instinct. :D
by earendel
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2899

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First right answer of the week. Surprised that none of the contestants got it.
by earendel
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2781

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea for FJ! - I associate Chagall with stained glass. And my knowledge of Fiddler was that it was inspired by the writings of Sholem Aleichem, so I didn't have any avenue to come up with the answer.
by earendel
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2781

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Pavlov for Chagall for me is "Russian Jewish painter". What musical could be about Russian Jews? Fiddler is the most likely candidate. Same here. Too bad that nobody even guessed on the “sgt Pepper” clue. Given the precedent from a few years ago I wonder if they would have required the complete...
by earendel
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3056

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rubik's Cube seemed to be the obvious answer based on "3D" and the mid-1970s. Interestingly, there is now a levitating, self-solving Rubik's Cube.

https://youtu.be/2vG-YtRmBSw