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by zakharov
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8784

Re: Monday, March 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Today I learned the actual meaning of Moveable Feast.
by zakharov
Wed Mar 23, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 10856

Re: Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know that Ruth and Esther have come up before, but I don't think we've ever talked about them in my church. Ruth is likely to get mentioned every now and then since she's an ancestor of Jesus. Esther is pretty much her own story and doesn't get mentioned unless you're studying Esther. If you're J...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

There are many studies that have shown that harassers and abusers use the casual acceptance/apathy of people in their circle as proof that what they are doing is socially condoned. Britain has been prosecuting people for egregious trolling of public figures, up to and including threats of violence....
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

I was sorry to see "the debate that ruined gaming/MTG/sci fi/etc." come to trivia. Gosh, I'm so sorry that my desire to be part of a safe, welcoming community that values my contributions despite (or -- gasp -- even because of) my ovaries, and insisting that others uphold a standard of decency in t...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

So...uh...which part of the title of this thread made you think the content would help you with your own study? Threads can bleed into each other, and keeping tabs on the happenings of forums you frequent can be helpful toward using them as tools. I was sorry to see "the debate that ruined gaming/M...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

A last sentiment I will offer - unsolicited though it may be - is I don't think this forum is in need of a McCarthy-like purge of "sexists" and "apologists." Millions of people watch Jeopardy, and among those millions, there are trolls and harassers. Those people are the problem; the people of this...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

Sorry it hurts your delicate sensibilities to see women trying to protect themselves from danger instead of shutting up and being good little girls who don't spoil a nice picnic. Sigh. If this is your conception of discourse, I'm definitely not interested in pursuing this further. I wish you well i...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

If you're interpreting "hey, widespread sexual harassment is bad, maybe we should do something about it," as a "political issue" that's your problem.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

No politicizing Jeopardy, pls. Thx. Who's politicizing? What's the best way to tackle this problem? Or is it not a problem? Political leanings will largely dictate the extent to which this is seen as warranting drastic action. I'll decline to go any further after seeing Golf mobbed for what I consi...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"
Replies: 185
Views: 25319

Re: Article on "The Ugly, Sexist Aftermath of Appearing on 'Jeopardy"

DysonSphere wrote:No politicizing Jeopardy, pls. Thx.
I will give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're not calling "sexual harassment is bad" a controversial political statement. Please don't disappoint me.
by zakharov
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 21913

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

Got 38 on yesterday's, would have gotten 41 tonight so I'm VERY ANGRY
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016
Replies: 167
Views: 27978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016

UniquePerspective wrote:Sherder's video is up.

Judges:

Congesta for the wagon.
Iberia for the peninsula.
Dowton Abbey for the show (because the way the first N is sometimes not clear to me I wasn't sure whether it existed).

Thoughts?
I think they would only give you the third since that looks like a typo
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016
Replies: 167
Views: 27978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016

OSXpert wrote:
zakharov wrote:What were the questions for Daniel and train?
who translated the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar

and

"Girl on the _________"
Thanks! Missed em both but I think I got 38.
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016
Replies: 167
Views: 27978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016

What were the questions for Daniel and train?
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016
Replies: 167
Views: 27978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016

My profile page still lists my test as incomplete and it sounds like I'm not the only one. Not a great debut for the new website.
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016
Replies: 167
Views: 27978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 26, 2016

Lots of people on Twitter had technical problems as well. I was fine, but I wonder if it's related to the new website.
by zakharov
Tue Jan 26, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9076

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget final because I'm a space dork, looking forward to being in the minority getting it on the weekly poll for once.
by zakharov
Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 9111

Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Too bad Debrah had to go home after that strong game. I was impressed by her get on School's Out . Even though that song is over 40 years old, she didn't look 'youthful' enough to know Alice Cooper songs. Makes me feel really old. My astonishment meter pegged though, when she came up with Hank Gree...
by zakharov
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 9111

Re: Friday, January 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Here's a picture of Frederick Douglass, who is he?"

That's Kids Week material.
by zakharov
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 10803

Re: Wednesday, December 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

As previously stated, I love it when an older contestant kicks the asses of the internet generation. And Johnny seems pretty neat. But I just can't ignore his four wagers. His FJ wager wouldn't have been near as bad if he had just wagered $201. He lives in my neck of the woods, perhaps I need to se...