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by acthomas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 68
Views: 9802

Re: TD 370 - CLASSIC AREA CODES 2xx (213 & 214 REVEALED)

I'm willing to give it to the player for brilliance either way, but do they ever call it Nakatomi Plaza outside of the movie?
by acthomas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 89124

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just pictured a drawing of a basketball; it was a circle with )|( in the middle. I figured that )|( divided it into four sections, each of which the equator cut in half to make eight. I remember staring at basketballs for a long time as a kid and remembered both that pattern and the two-halves co...
by acthomas
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 89124

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The question that concluded the 3/13 episode: $50,000 https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4782/25921531707_d7879420c6.jpg In the excellent Princess Leia's Stolen Death Star Plans , a mash-up of Sgt. Pepper & Episode IV, a parody of "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!" represents the cantina scene. That ...
by acthomas
Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 10117

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rand didn't even occur to me, snapping a streak of something like 15 straight FJ solves.

I didn't mind not being able to come up with this one.
by acthomas
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests
Replies: 31
Views: 5226

Re: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests

45-45-48 here. Definitely felt like it played easier overall this year and on Thursday in particular (though that could be the studying talking too.)
by acthomas
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP
Replies: 282
Views: 51699

Re: Ties on Jeopardy! RIP

The episode that I timed was the March 1 game in which the tiebreaker occurred. The description of the interval I timed isn't quite right. I started the stopwatch upon Alex finishing reading the clue, so it included the words "30 seconds, good luck," the Think! music, and the first two responses. T...
by acthomas
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 89124

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone catch the wording of the question today about preventing migraines where the options were carbonated, caffeine, alcohol and citrus?

I put my mental stakes on whether I knew one of the options was a vasoconstrictor (based on a Family Guy quote, to boot.)

I was wrong.
by acthomas
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 17558

Re: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This seemed like a TOC FJ! Not much in the way of a TOM. I chose the Faroes over the Shetlands. The Channel Islands never occurred to me. If they had, I think I would have gone with them. "Norman Isles" immediately suggested to me that they were near, or formerly the property of, Normandy. From the...
by acthomas
Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 11177

Re: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This sub-committee chair on the ASTM E20 Temperature Measurement committee didn't get the absolute zero answer. Between the geographical category, the failure to mention a lab environment (I think), and degrees F - REALLY? I'm not up to date with who's chasing the record for lowest temp, I find it ...
by acthomas
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 8048

Re: Friday, February 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Between Richard Dawkins coining the word and Bryce Harper (in)famously pronouncing it "may-may" I was pretty confident in my recall for FJ today.
by acthomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7584

Re: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was nice that Bryan was able to come back on stage after it all to wrap up and shake hands. Is that a recent change? I don't recall it happening before. The last time I remember it happening was...Let me think...Oh yeah, Monday. The 19th. Of this month. ;) See, this is what I get for skipping ...
by acthomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 368 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 10605

Re: TD 368 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - Q6 REVEALED

xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:34 pm
I could've sworn I either said Stanford, or dropped that last question...
I'm sure I said US Naval Academy.
by acthomas
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 7584

Re: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was nice that Bryan was able to come back on stage after it all to wrap up and shake hands. Is that a recent change? I don't recall it happening before.
by acthomas
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 89124

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

This may be the week that finally convinces me to upgrade to a DVR based service. why? if you miss an episode, just watch on youtube Didn't know that there was a Millionaire Secret Bunker! If you spend 5 hours a month watching tv shows with commercials, spend the 10 bucks (+/- ??) NOW. I don't get ...
by acthomas
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 368 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - FINAL RESULTS
Replies: 62
Views: 10605

Re: TD 368 - PRESIDENTS' DAY - Q1 REVEALED

Time to cross off "put an answer I was proud to get, because it's the funniest" off my TD stragedy board.
by acthomas
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 89124

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

This may be the week that finally convinces me to upgrade to a DVR based service.
by acthomas
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 73993

Re: Learned League 76 - Official Thread

First time in A after 15 prior seasons below (Summit). Get to face off against my MMama and 2 Crias for the first time in a long time! I *may* have woken up this morning in a panic that I'd somehow missed questions from the night before, then gotten disappointed to wait another day. Nothing is bette...
by acthomas
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 9752

Re: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

A first for me: my pre-clue blind guess being the correct response. That was a loud and enthusiastic studio audience today. I am also (indirectly) responsible for that. :) I had three very enthusiastic cheerleaders. (my wife, her mom and aunt) Congrats on the performance! Looked like you and the who...
by acthomas
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 70
Views: 13733

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

IIRC when I auditioned the only choice in my time zone was Atlanta. That was an interesting drive from Virginia. I wonder if I can just sign up and take the test again for fun. Would I risk bumping someone from a legitimate audition slot? I hope not. I always do it for all 3 off the video that the ...
by acthomas
Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 8649

Re: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wonder if it's a coincidence given today's FJ, but today is National Weatherperson's Day.