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by floridagator
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 161
Views: 17131

Re: Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a game! It was a bad start for chemical engineer Irene when she got overwhelmed on elements in the J! round. Kristin fought very hard at the end of that round to be at 50% of Colin, as if she thought she were playing DJ. I got 23. I agree that the phrasing of the question ("This 2-digit number ...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 10056

Re: Monday, March 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got TV sets right away. When TV first came out, they were like a bar thing, and by the end of the clue, people were having them at home. They can thank Milton Berle and Lucille Ball for that. Early TV was dominated by sporting events (esp. boxing) which people were comfortable (a little) watching ...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 18, 2015 4:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 9380

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a hot game! New champion Andrea emerged as the sleeper. AT didn't even notice when she took the lead on the last clue. I stupided out at least twice: First by saying Jersey Boys on the first clue and then by answering Mata Hari for who got sent to the Crimea. Laughable, maybe, but even I LO...
by floridagator
Fri Mar 13, 2015 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 13, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 10026

Re: Friday, March 13, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I instantly got the pivotal Kismet DD. Kynan's getting that would have put him into a virtual tie with Kristin, but his missing it made the rest of the game a struggle to keep Kristin from a runaway. As frequently happens in this situation (I can't believe we don't have a word for the phenomenon), S...
by floridagator
Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 176
Views: 18957

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I said optimization when the contestant said defrag . Judges? I fell for the Giant/So Big trap, but it doesn't matter because I got the Tyler DD correct. Tyler was one of our five never-elected presidents. I thought Stephanie was cute and wanted to see her win, not flame out as the biggest loser in ...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 12058

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another hot game! Penny just couldn't replicate her magic from yesterday. It all came down to a Triple Get FJ. Congratulations to new champion Kristin! It looks like the last comedy album to to the Billboard album chart was "My Son the Nut" by Allan Sherman in 1963, which followed on the heels of hi...
by floridagator
Tue Mar 10, 2015 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 5330

Re: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Holy Mackerel! I think that is as close to a one-person game as I've ever seen. Watching that spectacular DJ round made up for them leaving three California clues on the board. When the one-minute warning was given in the J! round, there were two full categories left. I think the problem was the clu...
by floridagator
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 7471

Re: Monday, March 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The contestants really ran up their tote boards, but I have to say the mix of questions in the J! round really sucked. That basketball theme didn't acquit itself well. The food category? Ugh. I think I would've like the 16-letter words category best, but we barely got into it before time was called....
by floridagator
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 9520

Re: Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Silverfox wrote:One time we had 100 boxes of GS cookies in our living room to dole out to our troop. I wish I had a picture of that now.
You mean 100 cases, don't you? 12 boxes in a case? 100 boxes isn't so many. (I've seen 100 boxes on a card table.)
by floridagator
Sat Mar 07, 2015 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14156

Re: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If Mary Lynn Rajskub passes on the next opportunity to play Chloe O'Brian on 24 then the producers should contact Rachael. The studio recently decided the next season of 24 will be a musical starring Nathan Lane as Jack Bauer, Audra MacDonald as Chloe, and the cast of Glee as terrorists. Would an a...
by floridagator
Fri Mar 06, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14156

Re: Friday, March 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a hell of a game! If I'm ever on the show, I hope I'm not up against players like that. I want opponents I can demolish like I used a ten-pound hammer. Rachael is very sharp! Did she only miss the one question, about Monty Python? She was very lucky to get all three DDs and also lucky to ge...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 8389

Re: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jeopardy! is meant to be played from the top of the board down. Each clue sets up an expectation about those to follow. When contestants work from bottom to top, it's worse than choosing randomly, because as the lower clues are revealed, it creates a cognitive dissonance, like "can it really be tha...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 04, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 11997

Re: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What led to Hartford and St. Paul in Capials? If you know that Hartford is the insurance capital and that 3M formerly stood for Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Co., you have a leg up. But a tougher category would require you to know something about business. See if you can figure out what capita...
by floridagator
Wed Mar 04, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 8389

Re: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Jeopardy! is meant to be played from the top of the board down. Each clue sets up an expectation about those to follow. When contestants work from bottom to top, it's worse than choosing randomly, because as the lower clues are revealed, it creates a cognitive dissonance, like "can it really be that...
by floridagator
Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 8666

Re: Friday, February 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I suppose I should apologize for calling Jose a lightweight yesterday. He really cleaned up today and showed himself to be a formidable opponent. Richmond's bold DD didn't pay off, but it wouldn't have mattered, because he didn't come up with FJ. Truly, the guts of the abortion controversy are not i...
by floridagator
Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 8627

Re: Thursday, February 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Lily is cuter than tongue can tell! I had the sense from her early misfires ("The Streets of San Francisco," Barbara Walters) that she was not going to be a contender. Her FJ guess was the same. Altogether this was not an impressive game; too much standing and staring. I will predict that Jose will ...
by floridagator
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 11169

Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So far no one has mentioned that awful performance by the doctor on the skeleton category. I got 4/5 and wouldn't ever claim to be excellent at bones. The doctor would have had to take a mastery test. I knew Louisiana was one of the FJ answers and one of the northern New England states was the other...
by floridagator
Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 160
Views: 22306

Re: Friday, February 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Keith is probably somewhere having an aneurysm. Or maybe a good kind of -sm.

That middle question in the bar category must rank among the great left turns in the history of the series. The question starts about bar stools for women over and under 34 and then ends up asking for "demographics"?
by floridagator
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 9455

Re: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm not sure I'm more disappointed by witnessing the crash of Stephanie or finding out she's married. :(

Ravi ran a hot game all the way to the end of DJ. The middle contestant gets kudos for defeating him in spite of his near-runaway.
by floridagator
Wed Feb 18, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 11169

Re: Monday, February 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think the TV category name was mispronounced. Short-lived is supposed to be pronounced with a long i, meaning having a short life.