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by Jasoni22
Wed May 22, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Calling all former TOCers!
Replies: 144
Views: 21724

Re: Calling all former TOCers!

No, mbclev, it really is just you. Get up from your computer, turn off Jeopardy, and go stick pins in an Earnest Byner voodoo doll or something.

[edit]Oh, man, AP made the exact same reference I did! Fancy that.
by Jasoni22
Mon May 20, 2013 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 11585

Re: Monday, May 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would expect "Night on at Bald Mountain" to be translated as "Ночь на в лысой горе". Generally you use на to mean at for abstract places like "at class (на лекции)" or "at work (на работе)". There are exceptions, as always, but I'm not aware of "mountain" being one of them. I could be wrong, thoug...
by Jasoni22
Sat May 18, 2013 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8456

Re: Friday, May 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also, why do you only get worked up over things like players forgetting their phrasing, making a large (aka stupid) Daily Double wager, or having a near-miss FJ response? You don't seem bothered when people miss a lot of easy questions, or lose a bunch of money by giving too many negative responses...
by Jasoni22
Sat May 18, 2013 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: World Quizzing Championships - Results are in!
Replies: 84
Views: 14515

Re: World Quizzing Championships - Results are in!

The Dallas site is TBD with no one to contact or RSVP to, and this thing is only 2 weeks away? Doesn't strike me as very well-run.
by Jasoni22
Fri May 17, 2013 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8456

Re: Friday, May 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jim: 14200 + 11789 (+8600) = 34,589 Kristen: 8600 - 4199 (+10000) = 14,401 Trevor: 8200 - 3601 (+11000) = 15,599 So let's examine Kristen and Trevor first: If Kristen had gotten it right, she would have had a grand total of 22,799. The only way for her to beat Jim would be if he wagered more than $1...
by Jasoni22
Fri May 17, 2013 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 12410

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't know why people think not getting this FJ = not knowing the presidents. It's an arcane bit of trivia that very few people would be able to figure out in 30 seconds. Eh, I don't know about that. Arcane, to me, is something like this FJ , which asks for the only Democrat president to have fac...
by Jasoni22
Fri May 17, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 12410

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Algebra was a joke and simply any of them could have gotten those questions with the 3 seconds permitted. What's a good shortcut for $2000? 3x - y = 8 2x + y = 7 Add the two equations to get 5x = 15. x = 3. Then plug that back in to either of the equations to find y. Shouldn't take more than a few ...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 16, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 12019

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really don't understand why people would want her FJ response to be edited out. It's not like she wagered $88 and wrote down "Heil Hitler" with swastikas for tittles. It was a very, very bad answer, but that's still no reason to censor it, punish her, or make any sort of changes to the show. Look ...
by Jasoni22
Wed May 15, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 12019

Re: Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What obvious pointer to "Yale" was I missing on College for $200? Not even a guess on FJ! I didn't realize Schindler was an industrialist. All I knew was "something about saving Jews". They mentioned New Haven in the clue. That's where Yale is. And I guess you've never seen Schindler's List. You sh...
by Jasoni22
Thu May 09, 2013 3:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 9486

Re: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Also went with Wilde, even though I had a feeling he was a bit later than that. And whoa, Taylor's from Plano? Me too! Represent! Looks like we went to different high schools, though. If I had known she was a hometown girl, I would have rooted for her. As it was, knowing her only as a Baylor student...
by Jasoni22
Wed May 08, 2013 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/13 week
Replies: 28
Views: 3704

Re: FJs for the 4/29/13 week

CoachP wrote:I didn't give myself credit (and haven't watched Friday's show yet), but would "double helix" be acceptable for 5/3 FJ?
I don't think so. Double helix is the shape of the structure, and they're looking for what it was the structure of.
by Jasoni22
Wed May 08, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 7127

Re: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't think Horatio is obscure, and he gets quite a few hits in the Archive. He has an important role as Hamlet's only real friend, and moreover, he has the most lines of any character in that play that doesn't die! Fortunately for me the FJ! had 'Fortunate' in it which meant my first thought of F...
by Jasoni22
Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/13 week
Replies: 37
Views: 3385

Re: FJs for the 4/22/13 week

I'm a little young to have put quarters into those arcade games, but I put many tokens into the TMNT, Simpsons, and X-Men arcade games at Chuck E. Cheese's.
by Jasoni22
Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/13 week
Replies: 37
Views: 3385

Re: FJs for the 4/22/13 week

I'm surprised that about twice as many people knew who wrote "Omoo" (or just guessed because of Tahiti?) than knew who the current president of Egypt is, even though he seems to be in the headlines every couple of weeks.
by Jasoni22
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 14527

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Perhaps an American (or Vanya who is, I believe our only regular poster here who is also an avowed Republican) I'm the other avowed Republican here (although I think they're all a bunch of f-ing morons on both sides of the aisle right now). :) I am, too, although I think they're dead wrong on just ...
by Jasoni22
Thu Apr 25, 2013 2:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 8764

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

After Bush was asked what others thought about his recently revealed painting hobby (IMO, they're not bad, especially for a beginner), he said, "People are surprised. Of course, some people are surprised I can even read." And Laura once joked, "I was the librarian who spent 12 hours a day in the lib...
by Jasoni22
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 8764

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

In that case, I'm guessing the judges just let it slide (sorry, I didn't see all of this episode, so I wasn't sure which one the contestant said). I feel like it's not an uncommon mispronunciation for laypeople, though.
by Jasoni22
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 8764

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Would the judges have accepted "Simon Shuster" without the "and?" What about Epinephrine for Ephinephrine? No to the first (it would be like accepting "Ben Jerry" for "Ben & Jerry"), and as to the second, "epinephrine" is the correct spelling. "Ephinephrine" doesn't appear to even be a word... unle...
by Jasoni22
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 649730

Re: Reretaken Down

I joined Mensa (just because I could, really), but I never participated in anything. To be honest (and no offense to any members here), I kinda imagined their events as being one big overly intellectual circle jerk (can I say that?). I want to hang out with people who I get along with and who have s...
by Jasoni22
Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 143
Views: 14527

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't get the whole "How can you Americans not know stuff about Canada?!" thing. Would people be as incredulous if a question asked straight up how many states Mexico had, and it was a TS? Or if a question asking for the capital of the state of Jalisco was a TS? Why is it assumed that American con...