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by Fishercat
Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 6526

Re: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On the Macklemore question, considering the phrasing of the question and the clip they played, wouldn't the more accurate correct answer be Wanz, as he does have a single name and is the only one singing in the clip?
by Fishercat
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6809

Re: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

zakharov wrote:Anyone else miss with Randy Newman on FJ? Ugh.

What are the Coryat rules if you get a right answer on a rebound?
I had Newman and never thought to stray. Seemed to fit. On a cold streak
by Fishercat
Sun Aug 03, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll about a clue from Thursday 7/31 (Spoiler)
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Poll about a clue from Thursday 7/31 (Spoiler)

Also, despite being a check down the list, I am still very surprised they put this on the Teen Tournament. The College Championship's annual indie rock category fits, they've put similar artists on those lists, but she is so, so out of place on the Teen Tournament. Even that category had three prett...
by Fishercat
Sun Aug 03, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll about a clue from Thursday 7/31 (Spoiler)
Replies: 15
Views: 1713

Re: Poll about a clue from Thursday 7/31 (Spoiler)

I recall her appearance on NPR's Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! Despite listening to this, I don't even recall her appearance ('appearances' according to wiki). She had one of the greatest interviews I've heard in my time on that show and she's been a guest panelist (not as great but she kept up pretty...
by Fishercat
Fri Aug 01, 2014 5:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 7266

Re: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The audio seemed fine on my end. The song itself (Man) doesn't really lend itself to that shorter kind of snippet for voice clarity, but I thought it was okay. FWIW, Neko's music hasn't really tailed off. Her most recent solo work is exceptional. That FJ gets more painful every time I think it over...
by Fishercat
Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 7266

Re: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The audio seemed fine on my end. The song itself (Man) doesn't really lend itself to that shorter kind of snippet for voice clarity, but I thought it was okay. FWIW, Neko's music hasn't really tailed off. Her most recent solo work is exceptional. That FJ gets more painful every time I think it over ...
by Fishercat
Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 7266

Re: Thursday, July 31, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hope Neko Case makes it to the bonus questions, genuinely interested to see how many get that. Possibly the most obscure pop culture reference I've seen on a teen tournament, as she's a fairly adult artist to begin with and never hit it big in pop (and she's AWESOME). CURSE THEIR YANKEE CANDY So m...
by Fishercat
Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 9007

Re: Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm reasonably sure these teens would beat me in a game. Great range and buzzer speed shown by William, with two DD misses obscuring how in control he was.

Tough FJ for teens I thought, but two of three got it so what do I know. Very enjoyable tournament so far.
by Fishercat
Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 141
Views: 13964

Re: Tuesday, July 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think a reasonable argument can be made that that wager was worse than a Clavin wager would be. Unbelievable really. There's only one wager that can win the game, and you're basically wagering $1,000 to win a minimum of $23,000 (today's co-championship and tomorrow+). I can't think of a rational s...
by Fishercat
Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 10477

Re: Monday, July 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hope I'm not the only one who had the IRS for FJ. Otherwise a good game for me. I ran the categories on cars and Chinese history, even though those are far from my strong points. I guess vague general knowledge was good enough for those particular clues. Well, don't worry; I also had IRS for Fina...
by Fishercat
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 16275

Re: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Television's strong for me, but TV clues are very rarely straightforward. I took a wrong turn to American Horror Story with a brief stop at Scandal until I remembered Romero's history. Too bad I stuck with AHS I think Darren may have thought our new champ would wager to lock out third and not suici...
by Fishercat
Thu Jun 12, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 16275

Re: Thursday, June 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Television's strong for me, but TV clues are very rarely straightforward. I took a wrong turn to American Horror Story with a brief stop at Scandal until I remembered Romero's history. Too bad I stuck with AHS I think Darren may have thought our new champ would wager to lock out third and not suicid...
by Fishercat
Thu Jun 05, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 13346

Re: Thursday, June 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I learned the presidents in order and the years they served a long time ago because I was a dorky kid who liked learning things like that. I don't know how hard it would be to learn them now as an adult. But I think he just had no idea who was president in 1833 and just spit out some random pre-Civ...
by Fishercat
Thu May 29, 2014 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Julia Trash Talk Poll - Game 2
Replies: 75
Views: 6364

Re: Julia Trash Talk Poll - Game 2

Why are you doing this? Because I couldn't put the images and spoilers in the actual poll questions the way I wanted to. No, why are you putting on these polls? It's completely ridiculous. If Julia were a man and had won 17 games, these "polls" would not exist. I don't know if it has anything to do...
by Fishercat
Wed May 21, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 147
Views: 13772

Re: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I must be the only one who wasn't mortified by Sirina's wager. She clearly was uncomfortable in that category, and she wasn't SO far away from 1/2 of Julia's score to catch up with the remaining clues. If it was the last clue, (or second-to-last, third-to-last, fourth-to-last...), then absolutely. ...
by Fishercat
Mon May 19, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 16322

Re: Monday, May 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

FWIW, on Twitter, our James notes it was a math error on his wager.
James P. Herman ‏@brain_alive 3h
@JeopardyJulia @Jeopardy I thought I had! To be frank, I miscalculated my wager, I was aiming to tie! Arithmetic is my downfall once again.
by Fishercat
Sun May 18, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Moderation Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 8887

Re: JBoard Moderation Discussion

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fishercat wrote:However, when the person starts posting here, the tenor changes 180% and the people are (perhaps overly) nice and conciliatory.
Well, maybe it doesn't change THAT much. But it's a good 100 degree turn. :)
Maybe that's why I don't get the callback...haha
by Fishercat
Sun May 18, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Moderation Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 8887

Re: JBoard Moderation Discussion

If I can be honest, I get the complaint that's being made...but only when the person doesn't show up to discuss the game. I've been as guilty as anyone, but as a collective, I feel this place can be hard on contestants, especially those who do not follow more aggressive strategy lines with their wag...
by Fishercat
Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 171
Views: 14031

Re: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A bit of a dream game for me. I want that board if I ever get on the show.

Monograms was good til 2000, pretty big spike there. Fair enough as their middle initials are well known.
by Fishercat
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 11278

Re: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

To be fair to Frederique, a 0 wager is a fine wager from her position. She could have gone bigger to guard against a small Kristen bet but then she needs a single get. I think it's a credit for her.

Got FJ, studying the president's really helped but Pierce was known for his looks.