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by hbomb1947
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4087

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm honestly surprised at how hard this FJ played. A 20th century art movement named after a description of a shape? WECIB? Well, the match of death lived up to expectations with all 3 players playing well, although props to Emma for standing out even against 2 great opponents. It's a shame that mis...
by hbomb1947
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3567

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

King James is back! He did exactly what I expected him to do and showed why he merited the designation of platinum going into this TOC. A Coryat higher than his record regular-play average, despite facing two strong opponents (one of whom will likely also advance to semis), is most impressive. Someo...
by hbomb1947
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4094

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a problem with the Dark Ages $1200 clue: "Dark Ages guys Methodius & Cyril went down in history as the fathers of this system" Alex said (according to our crack archivists) that the correct response is "(what is) the alphabet". Surely the ancient Phoenicians invented the alphabet, and what M...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/5/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1207

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/5/2019 - Tuesday TOC (SPOILERS)

I only got Utah, the Cyrillic Alphabet, and the 2 DJ-round DD's
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

]obvious. I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana is an independent country and I think the response should have been treate...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana is an independent country and I think the response should have been treated as incor...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana is an independent country and I think the response should have been treated as incor...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kudos on the FJ wagers. Shouldn't Gilbert have gone all-in on his wager to maximize his WC chances in the event that Anneke responded correctly to the FJ and wagered enough to win outright? It's not like he would have any chance of advancing if he missed FJ and ended up with $1,199. Also, I'm not s...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 4045

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That FJ seemed . . . easy for a TOC match. I did wonder if Marathon was too obvious. I don't think Anneke should have been BMS'd for her response of Guyana in the $2,000 "To the Stars" clue asking for a South American territory. French Guiana isn't a more specific version of saying "Guyana"; Guyana ...
by hbomb1947
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

Oh, I've walked across the Brooklyn Bridge a few times. It's a fun experience.
by hbomb1947
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 7th-Day Adventists on Friday on that clue that was disadvantageous, if not unfair, for people who weren't raised Christian. If I had more time to think about it, I would have remembered how 7th-Day Adventists got their name, but I dou...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 3539

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:38 pm
Weirdly, had I been able to come up with the right answer, I would've gotten it.
Curiously, I can say the same thing for each and every FJ I've missed this season. :lol:
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 3539

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The wagering? The board comments about wanting another superchamp woman player cannot happen with that kind of betting. Christine's all-in wager was actually a reasonable choice in response to the Stratton's Dilemma she was in (although my personal preference is usually to bet small in that scenari...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 3539

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't get to watch the game... was there TOM in the video clue that would have told you Johnson Space Center vs. Kennedy Space Center? The wording of the clue said Mission Control. Mission Control is in Houston ("Houston, we have a problem.") The facility in Houston is the Johnson Space Center.
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 3539

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i don't think this FJ! was too "inside baseball". I'm not a particularly religious person, and this was an instaget for me. I really think this is just part of the stuff you ought to know (both for Jeopardy! and for living in the world). I fell for the negbait, and yes, this is inside baseball as y...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 4703

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Since it hasn't been mentioned thus far in the thread, I must be the only one that had never heard of a "bath bomb".
You aren't.
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 4703

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mentioned earlier, but in the clue "Hydrogen bonds hold together the strands of this molecular structure discovered in 1953", I really expected her to get her money back at the break. Looking it up, it was the structure that was discovered in 1953; DNA was discovered much earlier. I guess if they h...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 4703

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request: I got Steinbeck but didn't have East of Eden in mind. I think that's a good way to put it. Or "but didn't know [for sure] which book was being quoted." Or even "even though I knew the quote couldn't be from Grapes of Wrath." The important thing, for me to check the box anyway, is not ...