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by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5954

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

So, is your quibble with calling filing for a new trademark "purchasing" it? I would agree with that, but existing trademarks do get bought and sold all the time. Trademarks are actually not so simply fungible as that. So-called "naked" trademark assignment is a good way to lose the trademark. The ...
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5954

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Pearl Milling Company is the new name of the brand formerly known as Aunt Jemima https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/09/business/aunt-jemima-new-name/index.html Normally I wouldn't think an item like this would belong here, but with the cultural significance this and a few others hold, I can see it crop up...
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1766

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How many people are arrested-- arrested --for speeding in the U.S.? (I mean, solely for speeding, not because they were stopped for speeding but then it turned out they had a warrant, or were toting contraband, etc.) I'd bet it's not triple digits annually. Even in states where speeding is an arrest...
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics

The list of "manageable lists" is unmanageable. :D One of the things I promised I would become a Jeopardy! -level "expert" at just before going on the show was opera. I bought Opera for Dummies and a few other review/summary books. I made flashcards. I still went down on an opera Daily Double. Becau...
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 89
Views: 5797

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Mary Wilson of the Supremes has died suddenly at her home in Las Vegas. She appeared on Dancing with the Stars and published her fourth book in 2019. Diana Ross and Cindy Birdsong, who replaced co-founding member Florence Ballard in 1967, are still alive. Ballard died in 1976 at the age of 32.
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1766

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am super surprised a contestant hasn't said "Alex" yet. It's coming. It's inevitable. They're not going to edit it out. The only question is what's the over/under.
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1766

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another "Rue Morgue" here. I didn't actually know where it was set. I switched from Paris to New Orleans at the last second, which wouldn't have fit the category.
by Robert K S
Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15714

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I have a hard time believing that Jennings came in, not knowing that he was at minimum going to be a part time host if Alex didn't make it. Ken's said he discussed hosting with Alex, which reason dictates would had to have happened while Alex was living, so clearly a contingency plan involving Jenn...
by Robert K S
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 467

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:34 pm
The Talking Mime wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Didn't even think of the Catholic vs Protestant subtext hinted at in the clue.
Yeah! That could've been a pope from literally ANY religion. :D
Historically, Catholics have been at odds with more than just Protestants...
by Robert K S
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 467

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

I've watched more C-SPAN in 2021 than in all previous years combined. And it was all on one day.
by Robert K S
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1568

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

guessonguessonguess wrote:
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:57 pm
This is an embarrassingly-dumb take.
*embarrassingly dumb (we don't hyphenate adverb–adjective compounds)
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1568

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nothing added on the Scottish poet clue other than, "Right". That was a heart-breaker right there. What a missed opportunity. I still think Ken's the best candidate for AT's successor that we've seen so far. But that sure shook my faith a bit. Not that Katie or Mehmet would've swung at that pitch. ...
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 89
Views: 5797

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

That's a bit of a game spoiler outside the game thread.
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1568

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it was a little unfair of the writers to call Reagan's gubernatorial win his "first political victory". Starting in the early '40s he was elected to the board of directors of the fledgling Screen Actors Guild, then to the vice presidency, then to the presidency of the organization. To charac...
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1568

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else go with "Conquistadors" for Final?
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I fell for the negbait of Hillary Clinton for "Madam Secretary". I didn't know Albright was known for her pins, and I've seen her speak - although not about pins. The "jewelbox" association isn't one I would pin on either Clinton or Albright. Not negbait, just incorrect. The conceit of the title Ma...
by Robert K S
Fri Feb 05, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew standard deviation was wrong but I also knew that it was what the question was going for. Why would "standard deviation" be what a clue in the category Science "D"ictionary was going for? They even gave 'standard' in the clue as a hint. I'm very confident just "deviation" was the expected re...
by Robert K S
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15714

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Feb 04, 2021 6:54 pm
In his celebrity game, he was Dr. Oz in the comments.
Old-timers may remember the behind-the-scenes story that he tried to sign in as "Mehmet" and Trebek vetoed.
by Robert K S
Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The main residential building on Sesame Street is a brownstone and brownstones are generally, if not exclusively, associated with New York. Thanks for finding the end credits with Central Park. I went looking at all the early opening credits because I was sure I could find some distinctively New Yor...
by Robert K S
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1359

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "Evelyn Waugh was married to a woman named Evelyn" trivia on tonight's show blew my mind. I don't know how this doesn't come up every time someone mistakes the writer for a woman.