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by seaborgium
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 5954

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Something that crossed my mind today: it's wild that Trump's presidency was bookended by victories in which less than half the votes went his way.
by seaborgium
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/8/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 548

Re: FJs for the 2/8/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

I had Moscow on Monday. On the mall clue my mind was certainly in Minnesota but I wasn't willing to guess. I got Emerson.
by seaborgium
Sat Feb 13, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Jay’s player page for his regular games doesn’t link to his TOC and UTOC games. I think I fixed it. Looks good to me. (The player pages are sort of a "before, during, and after," with the "during" being the stint of games linking to the page you're on. So Jay had three stints, with his initial appe...
by seaborgium
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1641

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Wray wrote:
Sat Feb 13, 2021 12:17 am
It's the symbol for an unstressed vowel, such as the middle one in the word "je-pər-dē"
This is just wrong. Lots of unstressed vowels are not schwas -- for instance, the last vowel of that very word they used as an example.
Secondary stress. :P
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 12, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 101
Views: 6308

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

My thoughts: 1) She reads the Chaser's questions a little slower. 2) The Chaser generally gets longer questions, which naturally eat away at his time. Re 2: Before the final chase is played, the contestants choose between two sets of questions (off camera in this incarnation). They get their choice...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Clue of the game will be AMPHIBIANS for $500, a clue that Nancy got right but I didn't: Amphibians emerged from the sea during this period named for an English county What is the Devonian Period? Huh. Feels negbaity but it apparently isn't. Cambrian was not named after Cambridge[shire], but Wales (...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1589

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew the Final cold from an ~15-year-old O'Brien's Irish Pub Quiz question Do you pronounce the ~ in ~15? YUP Also, can I say, I was just waiting for this question? I wasn't 100% sure it was going to come from you. Honestly, I was hoping seaborgium Hmmmppphh! In that case I take it back. I'll jus...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4237
Views: 635440

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I do think that clue would have been more gettable if they had offered the literal "Nile horse" translation instead of (or in addition to) "large amphibious mammal."
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 101
Views: 6308

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Today's game had a couple of firsts (as far as airing order is concerned) for this incarnation: the first contestants who aren't J! alumni making it to the Final Chase, and the first game with no contestants eliminated. Jen Aprahamian represented J! from the floor of the set, but George Holt and Eri...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4237
Views: 635440

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Not "nild," "nil." (You wrote and quoted "nilpferd" without an extra d.) And "nil" sounds nothing (ha) like Nile, but "löwe" is an "obvious cognate" for "lion"? Now I know you're trolling. "Ferd" could still be just about anything I wasn't arguing about "pferd" (which has a p at the beginning); I k...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4237
Views: 635440

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I could have stared at "nilpferd" for a week and never figured out "hippo". "Amphibious" misled me to actual amphibians and trying to make frog/toad/newt happen from that word. How were you supposed to figure that one out anyway? It's not a cognate nor does it have a recognizable root. How were you...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I was just watching the newly uploaded Jay Rosenberg game, and during the interviews I got a sudden twinge of familiarity about Janet Batchler's name. I took to Facebook and confirmed my suspicions: I took care of her daughter at my summer day camp in 2001 (my first year working there).
by seaborgium
Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

9/27/85 Allan Yuri, public relations director, Orig. Chicago, IL Diane Koop, railroad telegrapher, Orig. Palestine IL I agree with Opus in reading "Allen" from his cursive. But while Johnny's intro for Diane sounded like her last name could have been Hope or Pope, I heard the velar plosive of a K o...
by seaborgium
Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

With Dane’s game appearing we have solved the mystery of how many games he won before facing Chuck. I wonder if he knew Chuck was trouble and offered the ties to delay him as much as possible. (Although he didn’t offer one here). We also have it almost completely confirmed that Dane Garrett was ind...
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5867
Views: 1247233

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Oh you know what? Steve Bowie from the S2 premiere recently posted pictures in the J! contestants Facebook group of the notes he took on a few episodes after his, and 9/17/85 is one of them. For what it's worth, he wrote Janet Bachelor and Alan Rubin (presumably working from an original broadcast ra...
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:39 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)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:32 pm
The woman who will read the tech Clues category had a pronounced lisp.
What other kind of lisp is there?
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:48 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)

We can tell you're not a drinking man, TPH, and that's enviable, but it means you're really out of your element on this topic. I drink; I just don't drink and drive. Why does 80 not seem absolutely astronomical to you? Speeding was my first guess, but when I compare how many times I've seen dangero...
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:35 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 figured the main hurdle in FJ was understanding that the clue was about Crime and Punishment , and followed the KISS principle to Moscow. Once Alex told Michael he was wrong, I guessed St. Petersburg. Ken Jennings has a new nickname? "Alex" was originally just a personal name but since the days o...
by seaborgium
Mon Feb 08, 2021 11:08 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)

I figured the main hurdle in FJ was understanding that the clue was about Crime and Punishment , and followed the KISS principle to Moscow. Once Ken told Michael he was wrong, I guessed St. Petersburg. [edit: called Ken Alex] Michael talked about having a daughter with a July 4 birthday, then got Bo...
by seaborgium
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15716

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

floridagator wrote:
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:58 am
Savannah Guthrie ought to be expelled from the business after that horrendous job she did interviewing President Trump
I dunno, it seemed like she did a pretty good job emphasizing the important relationship of answers to questions there, which suits her for Jeopardy.