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by Elijah Baley
Wed Sep 16, 2015 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 110
Views: 10642

Re: Wednesday, September 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was a triple stumper?? Is 1999 ancient history?

And that seemed pretty lenient on the Wolf Hall response; it's not like there was only one famous Cromwell.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 134
Views: 12560

Re: Friday, July 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

All three contestants were fairly equally matched, as the scores at the end of DJ proved. Scott, who finished DJ lowest, becomes a five-time champ for knowing FJ, and for no other reason. FJ was instaget for me. I've heard those offers from Icelandair many times. So now Scott sets off to try to bec...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 10957

Re: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was confused by Erin's FJ bid. What was $5K going to do for her? I was totally dumbfounded by that, as well. It just goes to show many people go on Jeopardy without knowing how to play. And I really felt bad for her when Scott shortcut the spelling problem by using the abbreviation. I was actuall...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jul 09, 2015 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 8146

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

I never really thought of the Louisiana Purchase as an "agreement", but that is all I had and all I needed. I second that. They were probably hoping to trip some folks up with an otherwise high school level clue. Of course, it was was a contract/treaty for the purchase of land, no different in conc...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Jul 06, 2015 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 6, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 7998

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

What if we include Best Picture nominated films? How far back can we go? There's The Ten Commandments , estimated to be around 1500 B.C. Star Wars was "A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away", not sure if that's before or after the Third Age. I guess The Fellowship of the Ring would be the olde...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7159

Re: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

And what exactly did Brandon scrawl for the "Earhart"? I know that they don't penalize as long as it's the right number of syllables and whatever is spelled basically sounds the same, but Brandon had a lot of extra letters up there. It looked like "Erhardt" to me. Thanks; I thought there was anothe...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jul 01, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7159

Re: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Watching Adrian and (especially) Amy fall apart with the decades category was kinda painful. All three had built up to competitive totals and it was almost as if Amy decided she had too much money. Meanwhile Brandon just stood calmly by and watched the fun. Brandon's strategy of just standing calml...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 30, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7159

Re: Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Last clue can give you the lead going into FJ. If you don't know, it is basically pick a number from 0 to 9 and you know four are wrong. I think even TPH wouldn't clam on that one. I had no idea whatsoever (something about Russia in the 1810s?!? What?!?) and couldn't remember which ones had been cl...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 7621

Re: Monday, June 29, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Okay, I'm missing something. How the heck does one get Coleridge from that clue? Polo's family met Kublai Khan. Later they all journeyed around China. That and Coleridge claimed that he dreamt the poem, started writing it down when he woke up, and was not able to complete it because he was interrup...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7455

Re: Thursday, June 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tough FJ if you don't follow Broadway and/or the Tonys. For those that do, pretty much an instaget, especially given how recent the win was. And if you don't follow B'way or the Tonys, it certainly makes sense to put them on the study list, as often as they show up here. And Kinky Boots isn't exact...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 9353

Re: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Out of all the things to emulate about Brennan, his Monday FJ was not one of them.

I hope Matt at least buys a round of drinks or something.
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 13118

Re: Monday, June 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If the writers wanted to keep the contestants away from The Jetsons they should have stipulated "filmed" or "non-animated" instead of live-action. Agreed. That description almost threw me off. Not sure why people found "live action" confusing. IMO, "filmed" is even more confusing. Aren't animated s...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Jun 22, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 13118

Re: Monday, June 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

No spoilers honest... but if tonight's FJ is based on the New York Times "Clue of the Day" advertisement for "Jeopardy!", I found it confusing. Maybe it's just me, but I don't think the clue was very well-written... although I did get the answer, only by guessing wildly. I'll be curious to see how ...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 18, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 9279

Re: Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Very funny. I will have to admit that by sheer reflex, I would have blurted that word out in the heat of the game, and instantly regretted it. So I'll only mount the soapbox on this topic once and briefly. The nickname for the Washington NFL club is a longtime pejorative, with murderous association...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6434

Re: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I said Dali. But halfway through the music, my mom said "that guy who splatter painted stuff" and I knew she was right (I also knew the guy's name; just mentioning that). I'm counting it as a neg. Think Jackson Pollock would've been a fan of Splatoon ? :lol: But seriously, WLT Arabic, and why shoul...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 7761

Re: Monday, June 15, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

After a long time a marvelous game. Will wait for Golf to comment on DD betting. :) No chance on FJ. Surprised it was triple get. I'll anticipate with my realization, post facto, that I should have done a true Daily Double on the movie clue. I thought the same thing about the Daily Double wager but...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 10446

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was confused on Final because I thought they wanted a piece of classical literature. RTFQ, Ari Lach trash: Bryn Mawr, fiery diary I also thought they wanted a classical piece of literature. I only got the answer after pausing the screen before the responses were revealed and thinking about it for...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 10446

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Giving the visual on FJ dropped a possibly challenging clue down to high school tournament level. Holly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there. No she didn't. But she did rob me of being right in my prediction that she would get FJ right but not wager enough to win. I didn't notice the ques...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 10446

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the first clue in College Knowledge, I said University of Florida. Obviously wrong since the answer was Florida State, but I"m wondering if the answer was Florida *State* because "college" was specified, is that the difference between X State and University of X in that the first one is a colle...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 09, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 10446

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Giving the visual on FJ dropped a possibly challenging clue down to high school tournament level. Holly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory there.