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by slam
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 764

Ken Jennings named as interim host

https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/23/media/je ... index.html

Presumably, this is also a tryout to be the permanent host though it looks like there will be several other interim hosts.
by slam
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 4795

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

Thanks, Alex!

You truly made the world a better place.
by slam
Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Contestant Test
Replies: 0
Views: 657

Jeopardy! Contestant Test

I don't pop in here that often, so I may have missed the discussion of this issue. If so, I apologize for the repetition. Back in the early days of the contestant test, TPTB announced that 35/50 was a passing score. I specifically heard them say this at a contestant search way back in 1985. But then...
by slam
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3969

Re: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Odd FJ wager from Kayla. Did she make a math error there? We'll find out on Thursday or Friday unless she makes an online comment earlier. There are many individual targets and goals for wildcard scores. She may have felt 16500 was the spot to be above? I felt that it was a reasonable wager for a Q...
by slam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 216
Views: 29668

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

I enjoyed this as well, if for no other reason than the fact I would have beaten Ken Jennings in those final 5 questions :mrgreen: How did you "beat" him when he got them all right? I was beat the to buzzer for my first comment. (BrigadierSolo13's post was on Sunday so the remark was about the prev...
by slam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 216
Views: 29668

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

I enjoyed this as well, if for no other reason than the fact I would have beaten Ken Jennings in those final 5 questions :mrgreen: How did you "beat" him when he got them all right? Unless you are referring to some other episode, I referred to the episode posted by MarkBarrett in the first post. Ke...
by slam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 216
Views: 29668

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

I liked the faster pace. I don't think it's must watch TV, but I did prefer it to its previous incarnation. I agree. The faster pace packing in more questions made the show much more enjoyable to watch. I stopped watching the previous incarnation after a handful of episodes because it didn't grab m...
by slam
Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 216
Views: 29668

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:24 pm
I enjoyed this as well, if for no other reason than the fact I would have beaten Ken Jennings in those final 5 questions :mrgreen:
How did you "beat" him when he got them all right?
by slam
Fri Feb 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dreams About Jeopardy!
Replies: 18
Views: 4940

Re: Dreams About Jeopardy!

My Jeopardy! dreams usually look like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvUZijEuNDQ

I never noticed this before, but there's no exclamation point in the name of the show in this video.
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 11808

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

To be a bit contrarian - I found the Wed test (43) a little easier than Tuesday's (41), thought most of my misses on Wed were in the second half. As long as they get a certain number of passers, I don't know why they would care about the perceived relative difficulty of certain tests. You can't wat...
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 11808

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

I think the examples of the tests of Tuesday and Wednesday present an excellent example of the value of grading these tests on a curve. It seems that the overall impression here (and mine, too) is that the Wednesday test was noticeably more difficult than the Tuesday test. I would hope that TPTB are...
by slam
Thu Jan 30, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 11808

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

WHAT? I actually passed this one? I'm in shock! I had my kid stay up past bedtime to keep my score for me (writing checkmarks / question marks / X's depending on my confidence in each answer). I felt like I was doing pretty good but I normally get around 30-32 so I was surprised when we counted up ...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 11808

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

After scoring a 47 playing from the video last night, dropped to a 41 tonight. Definitely harder. The difference was not only because of the "real" vs. the "simulated" taking of the test. Started off great with a quick 12 in a row. Drew a blank on mixologist, not my only blank of the night. Then I m...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 8539

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

I'm wondering if TPTB adjust the passing score based on how people do on each sitting. At this point, they have LOTS of historical data plus tens, if not hundreds, of thousands, taking each test. In the very old days (like when I first took the test back in 1985), the passing score was announced as ...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 14071

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Got 47/50 playing from Sherder's video. Thanks, yet again! Will most likely take it for real Wednesday though I may wait until Thursday. Got confused by the phrasing on the Tunisia question. Did they mean Tunisia's western border or the border of the question. When I figured this out a few seconds l...
by slam
Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 14071

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

... I know the wives of VII are a J! favorite. Why did I not memorize them? And why did I not think of using "divorced BEHEADED died"? She's the only one that was beheaded - and I literally saw a musical about the six wives just a few months ago! ... It's Divorced-Beheaded-Died-Divorced-Beheaded-Su...
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 13396

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always assumed that they didn't allow for erasures, given the large number of cross-outs seen - but why? Some legal reason? Are they afraid some contestant will hit "clear" accidentally? (Now that I think about it, that's probably it.) Microsoft Paint has a "clear" button. The technology is there...
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 13396

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Although I agree with James' sentiment of his FJ! response, I didn't like his particular choice in expressing it.

Calling someone suffering from a potentially fatal disease a "GHOST", however well-intended, doesn't sit well with me.
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 13396

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We've now seen the equivalent of a crush (match 1), a 2/3 game (match 2) and a lock (match 3).

Ken had the crush and the lock while James just managed the 2/3 game. With his FJ! record, though, a 2/3 game is almost as good as a lock. :D
by slam
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 13396

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last night, Ken made a comment about being able to say "OK Boomer" to Alex. But Alex is not a member of the baby boomer generation. Although the exact years of birth for boomers can vary a little bit, I've never seen 1940, his year of birth, included in such a range.