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by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15723

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I wonder if you would perhaps pardon someone who hasn't been here in years and didn't read all nine pages of this thread, to ask a question that may have been asked before? I saw on page one of this thread that Ken did x number of weeks and then they mentioned Mike Richards. I just realized this is...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the only reason for the tie-breaker is to not delay the appearance of future contestants, why can’t they at least allow both players to keep their winnings? Let the “buzzer speed”question be for the championship. I like this idea. Maybe some folks think of Arthur Chu, who played for the tie a lo...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have thought that with new hosts, they would have moved to some sort of electronic tablet for the host instead of crossing things out on paper. You'd think they could do all sorts of things with that. I love technology, but it just simply may be simpler to have the 5x6 sheet of paper at the...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe this was known but Ken says he can see the contestants' wagers and responses to Final Jeopardy as they are made. It makes sense as Alex would often say something like "I fear X struggled with this one" or "began writing immediately" This video below has a segment at the end that wasn't on the...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42156

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. I would just hate-hate-h...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. I would just hate-hate-h...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I dont mind, Like i said, it would suck for teh person booted from a tie because they took the test, auditioned, come all the way to the studio only for them to say "Sorry, they Tied, you cant be on." I doubt that would happen. I think anyone in this situation would be invited back later. Also (in ...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... For the $800 clue in 5 "E": "To give someone the tools they need". I said "empower". Judges? Seems to fit if you take "tools" as being figurative and not necessarily literal. "This book will empower you to start your own business." In the ToC tracker, they apparently don't count consolation mon...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25712

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whiffed on FJ! because I was thinking it would be one of those British adventure novels - Treasure Island, or something like that. I knew Hawaii was probably in the wrong part of the world. Of course, when I saw "Cook", I smacked my head. Sorry, I like the tie-breaker system. The reason for it is si...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1848

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I swear, "Sherlock Holmes" flitted through my brain, but I didn't get enough sleep last night and watched this too late tonight to concentrate enough, and I bombed out with nothing but my precall of Dickens, which I knew was wrong. I'd heard of the story of Agatha Christie missing for days, but prob...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 21, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4238
Views: 635554

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I couldn't tell you a single thing about Syria, and I don't see how ANYthing about Syria could ever be in the top box. If you don't want to learn anything about the Syrian Civil War and, more notoriously, the wanton destruction of a number of World Heritage sites, fine. But that's your problem, not...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1674

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And, folks, please, don't ever, ever, ever call it "beantown" unless you're being sarcastic. We hate that. Probably as much as people in Frisco or Chitown hate hearing those names. Kansas City folk are fine with KC, so you don't have to worry about that. Often KCMO or KCK to clarify which side of S...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 20, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1674

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I studied US capitals for fun about 18 months ago, since I hadn't really run through them since the mid-90s. One of my historical/geographical knowledge gaps, as well as never having had to learn the order of the US presidents, which I also learned at around the same time and has since almost comple...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2012

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think Brian mispronounced Maori. I think he said it with 3 syllables instead of 2. Are there multiple correct pronunciations of that word? I think a lot of us, especially coming from the archive, probably have the fear that we're going to mispronounce something on the show and get dinged for it. ...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2012

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Motel 6 pretty quickly, especially with the "travel" hint in the category. I had a 25 seconds of confidence, followed by a 5 second panic when I thought of Super 8, but that seemed to me to be less nationally famous than Motel 6, with their "We'll leave the lights on" campaign. I didn't change...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1957

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought "deltoids" was going to get reversed, but asking for the plural in the clue kind of asks for that, so fair play. 5/6 on $2000 clues, am I the only one who has never heard of Smith & Wollensky? Is that a steakhouse only in certain parts of the country? Wollensky rang no bell for me. L...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 18, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1957

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dang, too late to get in on the chorus of Deep Blue Something. I'd be shocked if FJ! doesn't poll over 90%. They gave a lot of unnecessary clues - both the "movie settings" category and the "luxury" hint could have been altered, but I guess they're in a generous mood. That's one reason I'm not a hug...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1447
Views: 207697

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE

This novel begins on October 2, and ends on December 21 of the same year.
Spoiler
What is Around the World in Eighty Days?
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15723

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I don’t think anyone doubts that in September we’ll see new permanent host with a new set. But anyone else wondering if they raise the dollar amounts? The show doesn’t need to, but this would be a good time to do it, and the budget is certainly there as I wouldn’t expect the new host to get as much...