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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: 2041

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: 2010

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: 2010

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: 1448
Views: 208710

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

NINETEENTH CENTURY LITERATURE

This novel begins on October 2, and ends on December 21 of the same year.
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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: 254
Views: 16150

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...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1822

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

Just thinking out loud, but if they wanted to run a "Battle of the Decades Part Deux" or something like that, couldn't they do a similar isolation tactic and get a temporary new host for 2 weeks? Make it even more of a spectacle for sweeps? Unless they're worried that, say, Ken will influence Mike R...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2206

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...what's next? Of course, I assume that it has to do with the track and how some races are staggered and oth...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2303

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought FJ! was yet another hit this week for Billy Joel's "We Didn't Start the Fire", but it wasn't. And I've skipped The Crown so far, so that didn't help me at all. It was the obvious answer, because he was the shortest term in her reign (a record that will be reset in 5 days and then hopefully...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2206

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1500 meters (doesn't anyone know metric?) :x I couldn't believe all three negged badly on that one! :D I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...wha...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2206

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was an instaget - the year didn't help me at all, but The Very Hungry Caterpillar was the only book I could think of with holes, and it seemed famous enough that it's the only possible correct response. And, just to confirm my answer, I -DID- type it out, including the "very". Would have been sa...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2194

Re: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm awful at geography, but I guessed France simply because French Guiana exists. I vaguely know it's on the north and sort-of-eastern part of South America, which to me probably meant it bordered Brazil. I briefly flirted with Great Britain because of the Falklands, but that body of water would be ...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16150

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Jeopardy! has announced three more future guest hosts: Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whitaker and The Big Bang Theory star Mayim Bialik. Aaron Rodgers and Mayim Bialik are obviously placeholders and/or folks to get eyeballs on the show for a week or two,...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 3070

Re: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was playing along at home last night and had a question about a situation that's come up a few times... It was concerning DJ!'s Notable Women for $1200 She had taken a major role in the family business even before her brother Gianni's tragic death in 1997 Tanay rang in and answered "Versace" (sam...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 3070

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I matched a contestant for FJ!...unfortunately, it was Dusty. Well, technically, we didn't match - I at least put down "Sasha". That was a weird FJ!...it almost feels like it was a DD that got promoted. There's no trick necessary, no careful reading of the clue, no WECIB...just "Who was the dog on S...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16150

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Here is a 1-clue sample of that guy reading a clue: https://archive.org/details/qbgb_20210112 Huh. Not the greatest reading, IMO...a little bit stiff. Emphasizing the "this" is always a nice touch by the host, and sometimes necessary to remind contestants what they're looking for. As an example, "S...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 12, 2021 4:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Preemptions
Replies: 193
Views: 12355

Re: Season 37 Preemptions

Warning to viewers of WBZ, Boston: because of the State of the City address by Mayor Walsh on Tuesday January 12, J! has been moved to WSBK, channel 38. At least, that's what last night's crawl said - I think this has happened before, but I could be wrong.
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 5020

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quickest FJ! get in the Ken Jennings era. I took the intended route of "long live the" = "viva el/la/los/las", and the 1960s category was enough to get me to the right final word, Viagra commercial or no. In the "it just didn't stick" category, I watched about 4-5 minutes of a Keith Haring show on a...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( Interesting question about taking "astrological" out of the FJ!. I said no. For some reason, I always place Hair at 1970. Looking at the 1969 Tonys, it's more gettable than I first thought - none of the other musicals nominated would make sense, with either "Pro...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4898

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went with "isomer" for Final. Turns out it's from the Greek for equal + share. I couldn't decide between the two until I made the connection with "topography." I bet the writers expected players to get it from Utopia , famously coined from the Greek for "no place". I would have thought that Greek...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 254
Views: 16150

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

When Ken was a contestant it got to a point that Ken did not need rehearsal practice and he was allowed to play host for that day's other contestants. At some point Ken got in hot water when he went off stage to the side to check his tie, using Alex's mirror, and the staff went crazy because clue m...