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by skullturf
Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 11020

Re: Monday, January 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Playing along at home, I quickly wrote down "Vatican City and San Marino". Then, I had this nagging feeling -- what if San Marino is on the coast? So I crossed out San Marino and replaced it with Lesotho. I was *pretty* sure that Lesotho is the one that's *completely* surrounded by South Africa, whe...
by skullturf
Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/7/13 week
Replies: 35
Views: 3233

Re: FJs for the 1/7/13 week

Oh boy. This was my worst week of FJs in quite some time. I got Babe Ruth on Monday, but my answers for the rest of the week were: Hoover, Stockholm & Helsinki, Voir Dire, Ural. This was an especially annoying week because for three of those, I considered the correct answer before switching to somet...
by skullturf
Mon Dec 24, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/17/12 week
Replies: 32
Views: 3333

Re: FJs for the 12/17/12 week

I like the following variation of the 7-8-9 joke:

Why was six afraid of seven?

Because seven was a registered six offender.
by skullturf
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Question about how champion's totals are given
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: Question about how champion's totals are given

I don't know and I can only speculate. However, I note that I (and I believe most English speakers) say "twenty-one dollars" and "thirty-one dollars" (not "twenty-one dollar"). Also, the name of the movie is usually pronounced "One hundred and one dalmatians", not "dalmatian". Jeopardy! fans being a...
by skullturf
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 21, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 6661

Re: Friday, December 21, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought of "Phnom Penh" and then "Addis Ababa" with lots of time to spare, but the third one never came to me.

Would have written "Addis Ababa" because I would've been worried that I might misspell "Phnom Penh" badly enough to make it inadmissible as a correct response.
by skullturf
Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 7849

Re: Wednesday, December 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought "Medical Etymology" was a very good category. I got "salmonella", "blood", and "abrasion", but I couldn't come up with "anthrax" or "goiter" in time. When I play along at home, I try to say something for Daily Doubles, even if I have no idea. For the anthrax Daily Double, I said "cholera" ...
by skullturf
Sat Dec 15, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8580

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Early in the game, the $800 clue in "Literary Relations" included the words "...this D.H. Lawrence novel." Now I don't remember the names of any characters in any D.H. Lawrence novels, but nevertheless, after Judy said "What is Lady Chatterley's Lover?" and was incorrect, I said "What is Sons and Lo...
by skullturf
Thu Dec 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 11672

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Anyone else notice all the bodyparts were of the three letter variety? Reminded me of that old nugget, "Name all the body parts that are three letters long." A risque clue for "Starts With a Body Part": This term for an often politically-motivated murderer has been claimed to be related to the word...
by skullturf
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 11672

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I said "Who is Ann Taylor", knowing next to nothing about the category. For me, I couldn't do any better than "say a female name you've seen in clothing stores." I have no idea who is or isn't associated with J.C. Penney.

Now that I've looked it up, it turns out Ann Taylor wasn't even a real person.
by skullturf
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9422

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe "think tank" was never slang for "computer", but apparently it was once slang for "brain".

I thought I remembered this coming up on Jeopardy! before, and it turns out I was right. Final Jeopardy! in Ken Jennings' fourth game.

http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1551
by skullturf
Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1279
Views: 184612

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Philadelphia. On a Monday. In the late morning, I think it was (I believe I was the second group of the day).
by skullturf
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9422

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I might have been the only one who said this, but when I saw the words "Clink, clank..." in the clue, I thought "It has to relate to IBM or computers somehow, but it also has to fit the 'sound' of those words." So I said... "What is Think Tank?" I know that today, the expression "Think Tank" usually...
by skullturf
Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1279
Views: 184612

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Hi everyone, I've been lurking on this board a little while, and finally decided to create an account today. I live in Delaware, I'm an avid Jeopardy! watcher, and I'm a frequent commenter at the Ken Jennings messageboards. I'm currently in the Jeopardy! contestant pool after being invited to an aud...