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by Elijah Baley
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 15, 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 11746

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 15, 2015

The director's name should have been a red flag - what woman was directing in 1965? Lina Wertmüller, who would become the first woman nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director just ten years later. Exactly, that being more than a bit esoteric, even for Jeopardy! And even for many/most movie...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Apr 16, 2015 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 15, 2015
Replies: 95
Views: 11746

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 15, 2015

The way the Selma question was worded really threw me off. "Ava Duverney directed this oscar-nominated film, about Alabama in 1965." With "in 1965" at the end of the question, it read to me like she *directed* the movie in 1965, so I was thinking about female directors and southern movies from that...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 9833

Re: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

But the title isn't "Strunk and White." The title is Elements of Style . It may be known colloquially by the authors' names, but it would be like saying that "Tolkien" is the title of The Hobbit , etc. The thing about colloquial titles, if they're common enough, they're accepted: "Alice in Wonderla...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Apr 10, 2015 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 9833

Re: Thursday, April 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

leaper wrote: alan tiger wrote: my final jeopardy answer was "strunk and white." i count it as correct. "... the book with *this* title ..." (emphasis supplied). Uh, that's actually the reason I counted my answer of Strunk and White wrong, since it wasn't known by that title (and even "reset" editi...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 08, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 18065

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hey y'all! This is Kaya. K-A-Y-A. ... I don't get all the hubris talk. I was trying to maximize my chances, and I have a healthy awareness of my own limitations when it comes to FJ. Also, while I'm sure the lipstick comment was intended to be degrading by several measures, I am choosing to regard t...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 112
Views: 12914

Re: Monday, April 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone else notice (I think) two of the contestants pronounced Coachella as "coe-a-chella?" Pretty sure most people call it "coe-chella." I heard Alex pronounce it that way and cringed. It's not like it's an obscure name of some far-flung tropical outpost (though Alex would probably nail the pr...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Apr 03, 2015 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 11268

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

And I'm really disappointed that the Monsters of the Midway was not properly answered as "DA BEARS". I'm sorry, but I knew I couldn't really pull it off! And dubious thanks to everyone who said they were rooting for me because I was the "older" contestant. I guess I thought I was aging more gracefu...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Apr 02, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11291

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I have NHO "One Day at a Time". Bet that makes a lot of you feel old, so I'll just go fetch you your slippers and your Metamucil now. Coming from anyone else it might have, but the stuff you NHO could fill a book, so ... For some people, the world began 4.5 billion years ago, for some others, 6000 ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11291

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Re hubris; you keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means. Sayeth Merriam-Webster: hubris, n., a great or foolish amount of pride or confidence Risking more than one can bounce back from is foolish. Only one with tremendous self-confidence would risk that much. Michael wa...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 01, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11291

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Holy Mackerel! What a tremendous flame-out by Michael, back to back with one of the biggest paydays in history. I said on Monday that Michael's hubris would be his undoing. But I didn't expect him to see him spending so much of the game around zero and finish on the wrong side of it. .... Re hubris...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 27, 2015 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 12431

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

An excellent example of where extra information in the FJ clue very likely caused the players to miss the obvious: 1948 + Hebrew = Israel.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 7340

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

This was a single get!?! I give up. I'd feel bad that Al lost but...you can't miss a slam dunk FJ like this. And hey, Jacqueline wagered properly when I was expecting the all-in suicide wager. Yay. Yes finally a good wager from second. Seems like it's been a week straight of botches. FJ seemed supe...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 8905

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes, how dare the First Lady have a pet project and doubly dastardly to use an entertainment program to encourage people to eat healthy food! It's not like more than one-third of American adults are obese or anything. http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/data/adult.html I think there's a lot of misinformatio...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Mar 25, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 8905

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The only downside to the board was the very long and verbose clues by Michelle Obama. Michelle Obama helped to leave four clues unplayed in the second round :) That category was quite Oprahesque. I started rooting against Alex when he went straight for that category. Tonight's J round is concrete p...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Mar 24, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 7187

Re: Monday, March 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

ACW wrote:I likely would've guessed Detroit too. The quote didn't say cable car, just car.
So what was the thinking on Detroit? How does the reference to a "slit in the ground" fit in?
by Elijah Baley
Thu Mar 19, 2015 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 11359

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How is "time-lapse" a TS, and not a rebound after "stop-motion" was thrown out there?? (Not that stop-motion was a particularly good guess, mind you). Talk about a brain-cramp.
by Elijah Baley
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 9243

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

Can someone provide me with some numbers that show that "transistor" wasn't a correct response? This clue seemed really unpinned to me. Transistor radios paralleled TVs in terms of manufacturing popularity timeline and may very well have been on par as far as numbers of units. And the number of tra...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 13, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 176
Views: 17377

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

I thought Presidential Secrets was very obscure. What led to Wilson at $200? It's well known that Edith Wilson basically ran the Executive Branch due to Woodrow's stroke. It was the year here. ("In 1914 Woodrow Willllllllllllllson takes us into World War One.") No he didn't. That's a quote from a s...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 10904

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

The two people who said "Yankovich" should've lost on Jeopardy. Changing the spelling so it changes the pronunciation is a no no. You haven't posted in a year and break your silence to be wrong? Odd. So, if you were a correct response to a Final Jeopardy! clue, the response 'Jolf' would have to be ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 10904

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

It's a specific name of a specific person. Al has always pronounced his name with a hard C at the end. CH can be pronounced as a hard C, particularly with Central European languages. Tomas Berdych (Czech), Lech Walesa (Polish), etc. As I understand it, they ding you for an extra syllable, for examp...