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by Vowela
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 9751

Re: Monday, November 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Getting half of FJ! right seems to be the thing to do. I went with Black Forest, trying to think of what the other B was. Not the worst guess, not the best. "Commander in Chief" was wrong, but would "election of the Commander in Chief" have been counted? I was trying to figure out a way to get "comm...
by Vowela
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 4117

Re: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For some reason, Wheel of Fortune aired late at night here, which usually happens when it's interrupted earlier, but not Jeopardy! I don't remember that happening before. Wonder if it was a one-time mistake, or if they just aren't going to show Jeopardy! if sports interrupt anymore.
by Vowela
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16714

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There's a difference between not knowing rules exist, and knowing but not liking the rules. The complaining is loud, but it's ultimately not a big deal. If it makes people feel better to vent, there's no harm in letting them vent.
by Vowela
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16714

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just checked, and it took me 24 seconds to write it down large on a sheet of paper. In my experience, light pens can be finicky at times, so I don't even know if I could've written that whole thing down in time even if I instagot it, which I didn't (had to go through all the Beatles albums).
by Vowela
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 8554

Re: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was today easy, or just me? Usually when I breeze through the J! round, I find DJ! extra difficult, but not only did I find DJ! easy today, but even FJ!, which it seems most of you agree that was really easy, at the very least.

Now if I could just do that consistently, I'd be golden :D.
by Vowela
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9612

Re: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Restaurateur? I actually thought there was a decent chance that could be it. It's only in hindsight that I noticed the significance of the name of the town.

I will never remember how to pronounce "acai," though I'm pretty certain I'd have been counted as right for it.
by Vowela
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Daily Double Distribution Discoveries
Replies: 11
Views: 2500

Re: Daily Double Distribution Discoveries

including having two in the same category I've actually been curious about this for a while: in the history of the show, has there ever been an instance where both daily doubles in Double Jeopardy! have been in the same category? Is it something that's merely incredibly rare, like a daily double in...
by Vowela
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Adhesive bandage is a generic term; Band-Aid is this type of name, or a "name" type of this." Would proprietary eponym have been accepted? No, because Band-Aid is not an eponym, unless it was named after somebody like Joe Band-Aid. Band-Aid isn't an eponym, but it is a proprietary eponym, a "gener...
by Vowela
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Adhesive bandage is a generic term; Band-Aid is this type of name, or a "name" type of this." Would proprietary eponym have been accepted? No, because Band-Aid is not an eponym, unless it was named after somebody like Joe Band-Aid. Band-Aid isn't an eponym, but it is a proprietary eponym, a "gener...
by Vowela
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7869

Re: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Adhesive bandage is a generic term; Band-Aid is this type of name, or a "name" type of this." Would proprietary eponym have been accepted? It doesn't have "name" exactly in the phrase, but otherwise fits the clue. Not sure if "name" in quotes would exclude it from being correct. Does anybody else f...
by Vowela
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9995

Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I made the same faulty connection that Chelsea did, making the connection from smallpox to the chickenpox vaccine. Looking up the year for that, I was surprised just how relatively recent that came about. I think the word "breakthrough" is what led me astray. It doesn't seem quite like the right wor...
by Vowela
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 10315

Re: Monday, October 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, that. Briefly flirted w/pets.com, but even the dot.coms didn't make that kind of money in their heyday. I fell into the dot.com trap. "Rich in 2000, bankrupt in 2001" made my mind race straight to the different dot.com companies, and ultimately went with pets.com. As nicely as the dot.coms fi...
by Vowela
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 9025

Re: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

hbomb1947 wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 8:19 pm
Surprised no one rang in for the rebound on "psychiatry" after one of the players negged with "psychology."
Might've been unsure whether psychology was wrong, or if psychology was right, but misspelled.
by Vowela
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 9025

Re: Friday, September 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That Geico plug at the end of the show was bad. It's obvious the word "Geico" was spliced in there. I'm not sure why they didn't just have Johnny reread the whole sentence instead of inserting one mismatched word into the plug.
by Vowela
Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 15391

Re: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I went with Priscilla Presley for FJ! because I totally misread the clue, but it's my favorite way to get an answer wrong, at least! Kinda' a shame neither of the other wrong contestants made my mistake :lol:.
by Vowela
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 14352

Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:25 pm
No, I still would have worked in how some people seem to have trouble recognizing a noun's definition as such.
Preventative and preventive may be used as adjectives more often, but they can both be nouns, too.
by Vowela
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 14352

Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

No definition beginning with "an action" will be defining anything but a noun. "Preventive," "preemptive," and "preventative" all describe the action in the definition quite well ("precautionary" too, for that matter), but none of them are or could be defined as such an action. Preventive and preve...
by Vowela
Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 14352

Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The $400 pre clue was atrocious. Why was there no reversal there? Clue might as well have been "The number I'm thinking of between 1 and 10."
by Vowela
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 8035

Re: Thursday, September 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It didn't even occur to me that the character might not be an animal, and I was surprised none of the contestants went that route with the question. I picked Rocket Raccoon.
by Vowela
Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 7314

Re: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I mostly got FJ! because Royal Crown was the only cola I could think of that seemed to make any sense for a whisky brand. Whatever works works, I guess :lol:.