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by slam
Thu Nov 10, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 7804

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

congrats to tom for terrific performance in DJ. it didn't occur to me until rewatching last night, but if justin had gotten in on the $1600 olympics clue (was it calgary or sarajevo? i can't remember), he might have won the game. seems crazy, right? but tom got $1600 for that and then wagered only ...
by slam
Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WATSON!!!
Replies: 35
Views: 4558

Re: YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO PLAY WATSON!!!

Only 2 days left to register for The Moyer Foundation's "Dreamcatchers" event here in New York City. I'll post the results of the auction after it's over--hopefully, there will be a giant price tag to go along with that post! Thanks for helping me spread the word, everyone! Todd So, care to take yo...
by slam
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 10457

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was quite a game. Under most circumstances Justin Sausville would have come away with the win, but Mark Runsvold's bold move in Final Jeopardy! was hard to overcome. It's easy to overcome if you wager like there aren't wild cards available, which Justin was wisely unwilling to do. He unknowing...
by slam
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1284
Views: 203593

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Hey everybody! I'm Jay. I teach English at a two-year college in South Jersey, near Atlantic City. I found this great board after my stint on the show ended last week (Oct 20-21) - it lasted all of an hour, but it was one of the best hours of my life. I started searching for more J!-related stuff o...
by slam
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1284
Views: 203593

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Do Saskatchewanians call Manitobans Saskatchewannabees? No, those are Albertans. We just call Manitobans idiots. They call us banjo-picking toothless hillbillies, which is odd because we have no hills. You do amuse me. You can imagine what people from Manhattan and Cambridge call everyone else, but...
by slam
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11631

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I heard Paul respond "LITER" to a question about the equivalent of 1000 cubic centimeters. He was told that was a wrong answer and the correct answer was KILOGRAM. I believe that his answer was, in fact, correct. If this is true, it is no wonder that he lost his edge. It was asking for th...
by slam
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2012 online test for adults
Replies: 43
Views: 5114

Re: The 2012 online test for adults

And I've signed up for yet another online test. I'm now breaking my every other year pattern since I didn't get an invite to a live audition for the first time (yes, I'm sure I passed the test). Hopefully I'll fare better this year. For the record, I hope to be auditioning in NYC, within walking dis...
by slam
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 14413

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

econgator wrote:
Mark B wrote:I thought the same, slam. If I were RC, I'd be feeling pretty martial under most circumstances, but this seemed one time to back off a bit.
So did I ... and I said so back on page 1. :P

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My apologies. I didn't notice that you had already made that point.
by slam
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 14413

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

Re: the high wager -- I think even good players are too conservative with their DD wagers (in general). If you know that you're >90% in a category (as Roger must be in this spot), and there's that much Coryat left on the board (for catching up in the unlikely event you're wrong, you're making a maj...
by slam
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 14413

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

Impressive performance, Roger! In the heat of the moment, the Kinks tripped me up, too. With some extra time, it was clear that 1963 was too early for them to have their first, let alone fourth, hit. I was pre-calling Australia before the clue was revealed. I figured that Mt. Koscuiszko was the most...
by slam
Thu Nov 03, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Watson vs. My Wife
Replies: 44
Views: 7190

Re: Watson vs. My Wife

The first item in Schlie's post has the following comment: Watson would come up with 3 responses to each clue and rank its certainty on each of them. If Watson was relatively sure of the top responses accurately it would ring in and answer. If Watson was in the lead the threshold would move up so it...
by slam
Thu Oct 20, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 665
Views: 139193

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

How about "Auditioning since 1985"? That was the first of my many attempts to get onto the show. Actually failed that test, but have since passed many times in a row without a trip to a podium.
by slam
Sun Oct 09, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 6354

Re: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILER

Coming to this discussion late since, as usual, I'm a few weeks behind in my viewing. I did get caught up over the summer hiatus, but then promptly fell behind a bit. Some of that is on purpose, because watching J! episodes on my laptop is a good use of time on airplane flights. So, I try to leave s...
by slam
Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: My turn on J!
Replies: 35
Views: 9308

Re: My turn on J!

Best of retroactive luck, Samer!
by slam
Sun Jul 03, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)
Replies: 99
Views: 17800

Re: 2010-11 Tournament of Champions Standings (spoilers)

I'm happy to turn over the TOC update duties around here, but if the Sony board returns to life, I'll take over once again.