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by Jasoni22
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 11803

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another example of why I could never stand Webster's as a reference dictionary: including too many barbarous mispronunciations and word novelties. (The one that really rankled me was Californiaspeak, closed up -- jeez, at least give it a hyphen.) Crikey, are they OK with chaise lounge too? (Yes, ca...
by Jasoni22
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 11803

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

legendneverdies wrote: Barry and Enright's Tic Tac Dough offered a trip to Iran in 1979, and the Ayatollah took over in Iran between the show's taping and airing.
Hopefully whoever won that trip wasn't Jewish.
by Jasoni22
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 11803

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If J thinks he's more likely to get FJ than to miss it, then an all-in bet makes sense. A small wager here would only be useful as a hedge in case both J and David missed it. While that's what ended up happening, none of us here can speak to how confident J felt in this category. Let's say that J an...
by Jasoni22
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 11803

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Again, I don't quite understand the total incomprehension at J's bet. David made the MSB, and no one seems to have a problem with that. The entire point of the MSB is to protect yourself if second place goes all in and gets it. And guess what? Second place went all in. And here we are, acting as if ...
by Jasoni22
Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 10547

Re: Monday, June 3, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Apollo -> the Sun -> the Sun King -> Louis XIV, the longest-reigning monarch in European history. He lived so long that his successor, Louis XV, was his great-grandson.
by Jasoni22
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: College Jeopardy 2013/season 30
Replies: 3
Views: 1282

Re: College Jeopardy 2013/season 30

As far as I know, the auditions in each city only last for one day.
by Jasoni22
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 161 - Genus Edition
Replies: 69
Views: 15217

Re: TD 161 - Genus Edition

Unfortunately for me, I've never seen the Godfather, so I'm pretty much screwed for that category :)
by Jasoni22
Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 161 - Genus Edition
Replies: 69
Views: 15217

Re: TD 161 - Genus Edition

The Carpenters?? Jeez, I couldn't even name a single song by them. Or even the guy's name. All I know is that Karen became anorexic then later tried to put weight back on too fast and died of heart failure. Oh, and that in the movie Detroit Rock City, the main character hides one of his Kiss records...
by Jasoni22
Fri May 31, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Question regarding co-champions
Replies: 17
Views: 2583

Re: Question regarding co-champions

Sometimes the wagering calculator seems to tell the players to use different strategies. Like in my final regular season game, I led Jennifer $17000 to $13000. The calculator tells me to make the MSB (which I did, plus a little extra), but it tells Jennifer to wager small ($4,001) and hope I get it ...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 30, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 13351

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ obviously was about someone associated with the space program or rocketry. The only two well-known scientists in that area were von Braun and Goddard, and I didn't think von Braun, still in Germany in 1920, would have been written about by the NYT like that. (Especially since, as I look him up, ...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 30, 2013 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 13351

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ obviously was about someone associated with the space program or rocketry. The only two well-known scientists in that area were von Braun and Goddard, and I didn't think von Braun, still in Germany in 1920, would have been written about by the NYT like that. (Especially since, as I look him up, h...
by Jasoni22
Tue May 28, 2013 5:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 649657

Re: Reretaken Down

So I was watching random Jeopardy videos on Youtube, and who/what do I see in the comments section of this one?

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(This was the game being discussed.)
by Jasoni22
Fri May 24, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010

one-nil wrote:Look at Ribery!
Given his face, I'd rather not.

(Yes, I know he was in a terrible accident.)
by Jasoni22
Fri May 24, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 8844

Re: Friday, May 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I had to list my dream FJ categories, Disney Songs wouldn't be the first thing to pop into my mind, but I'll gladly take it any day.

And if anyone was wondering, yes, folate would be acceptable for folic acid. I'm actually a bit surprised that folate wasn't the form they chose to use.
by Jasoni22
Fri May 24, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010
Replies: 22
Views: 3201

Re: Calling All TOCers Class of 2010

Nope, the Quidditch World Cup VI was last month. I only know that because UT lit up their tower in recognition of several of their athletic teams... including their championship-winning Quidditch team. Texas athletics really has fallen on hard times, what with their Quidditch team doing better than ...
by Jasoni22
Fri May 24, 2013 5:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8458

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

And in casual Japanese, yes is うん (un) and no is ううん (uun). I can't think of any other language off the top of my head where yes and no are nearly identical words.
by Jasoni22
Thu May 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 649657

Re: Reretaken Down

A game some of y'all might enjoy: http://www.geoguessr.com/ You're an xkcd fan, I presume? :) The get I'm most proud of was nothing but a red dirt road. Nothing around in either direction for miles. I thought, "What the hell, looks like the Outback." I plunked down my marker somewhere in the middle...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 23, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 9118

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Embarrassingly, I missed this FJ. I had read about Wallace's Stand in the Schoolhouse Door earlier that day, so my mind went to a famous woman in school integration. I said Brown, as in Brown v. Board of Education. I was close on the year, at least (it was in 1954). Oh well. I ought to have mentally...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 23, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling all former TOCers!
Replies: 144
Views: 21722

Re: Calling all former TOCers!

Bamaman wrote:Well, you could be a Cubs fan, a team whose last World Series win is as close in time to the Louisiana Purchase as it is to today.
...Wow, that really puts it in perspective. Let's not forget Steve Bartman, either.
by Jasoni22
Wed May 22, 2013 3:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 7011

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Military history seems to be a weak point for many contestants.