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by seaborgium
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

Obviously at this remove you're not going to remember which ones you got right... Well of course I'm not going to remember...that's why I keep a record: 20200204-222222222222.22222.222212122222222.221222222.01122:1212111212 $31200 (43/1) :) :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgr...
by seaborgium
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 444

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

I was able to reconstruct my LT from a post in the discussion thread. I said I had $3,200 in the J! round, and since there was $3,800 available, no $200s missed, and only one $600 missed, Dodge City has to be the one I didn't get. (On my reread, I got Dodge City but blanked on Ralph Kramden's name, ...
by seaborgium
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021585

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6737 Bob's response on SONGS THAT "DO" is entered exactly as he gave it, so I didn't format it as a title, which would have needed 2 "diddy"s. Is the clue entered exactly as written as well? I assume you were posting about "the" instead of "there" in th...
by seaborgium
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021585

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6737 Bob's response on SONGS THAT "DO" is entered exactly as he gave it, so I didn't format it as a title, which would have needed 2 "diddy"s. Very nice work of the writers to make it a "complete the lyric" clue rather than a "name the song" clue, since...
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 212
Views: 21034

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Russia stretches into the western hemisphere near Alaska. The International Date Line fixes the border between Eastern and Western Hemisphere. But I don't know why they say that Africa is in all four hemispheres as the (0,0) coordinate is to the bottom left of Africa in the Atlantic and not even Sa...
by seaborgium
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 17193

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I went 12/12 in the Cryptic Clues 2 1DS, earned 20 points off the maximum, and finished at #16. I moneyed improperly just once, and it was a classic 1DS dilemma of "I have an answer for this, and if it's right I should probably money it, but I really can't be sure that it's right." I was quite uncer...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I forgot to mention this, but on today’s rerun, the part at the end where Alex announced another big winner was on tomorrow was changed to one where Alex said something like, “Watch Emma in the Tournament of Champions starting Monday.” I noticed there was a similar thing for James yesterday. I didn...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 38038

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Ruthie Tompson turns 110 in three weeks! I found this page in 2017, not long after the death of Zhou Youguang, creator of the Pinyin romanization system for Mandarin, at 111 (on the day after his birthday, in fact), when a Facebook friend posted about his death and wondered whether that was the long...
by seaborgium
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 38038

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

British singer Dame Vera Lynn has died at the age of 103. In other news, Olivia de Havilland turns 104 in a couple of weeks. And Beverly Cleary turned 104 a couple of months ago. Both women could easily provide material for their own category. My recommendation to the writers is don't wait until af...
by seaborgium
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3497

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Upon listening in slow motion, I think it's possible she was saying "Kristen," but it's ambiguous enough that TPTB had to give her the benefit of the doubt since Alex didn't ask her to repeat. (I thought I posted about this before, but apparently not.) I can definitely see how they missed it in the...
by seaborgium
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3497

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Upon listening in slow motion, I think it's possible she was saying "Kristen," but it's ambiguous enough that TPTB had to give her the benefit of the doubt since Alex didn't ask her to repeat. (I thought I posted about this before, but apparently not.)
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

I just didn't think they would rerun the Teachers Tournament in August, since that's just two months after it originally aired. Last year, they showed all of the tournaments except Avi Gupta's Teen Tournament and I think that was because they didn't want to rerun it two months after it aired. If yo...
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 28, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 167
Views: 18168

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

July 20's rerun does not have an episode date listed yet, but my app says that July 21's rerun is the second episode of season 1 (September 11, 1984), the first game in the Trebek era to end with no winner. The episode is listed as "The First Decade". This could mean that they are rerunning the fir...
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/11/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 2093

Re: FJs for the 2/11/19 week

Well, since people are bumping the threads of the reruns, I figured I might as well bump the FJ thread, since I discovered I never posted in it, and I like to keep a public record of my FJ performance (which doesn't happen now that poll participants aren't public). :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen...
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 17193

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

My newest referral, who won his rookie rundle last season, was at #21 in his B rundle, below the relegation line, going into yesterday's match. He won and jumped up two spots to live to fight in B again. (He could have jumped up to #18 if his defense had been a single point better; he and the guy ab...
by seaborgium
Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 17193

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I thought of the prisoners' dilemma, but I was thrown by the framing of it as two people who don't know how the other is pricing a commodity—I was only familiar with it in the literal prisoner scenario where two people who don't know what the other is choosing have to make a binary decision (hence "...
by seaborgium
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5475
Views: 1021585

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 2/8/94: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=320 Player pics of Paul Loeffler & Felicia Wu: https://i.ibb.co/ZcDG8gs/paulloeffler.jpg https://i.ibb.co/NFqg42r/feliciawu.jpg Jesse Irwin pic was posted a few days ago. Two corrections: you've got the wrong letter doubled in "opposum" ...
by seaborgium
Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 7066

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Winnipeg and Black Sea seemed like negbait for Ontario and Caspian Sea. Oof, not really. Odessa is famously a Black Sea port; the Caspian Sea touches only Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Iran; and the J! writers never use "sea" unqualified to refer to the Caspian (if they use "sea...
by seaborgium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3963

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I came up with yet another plausible Steinbeck incorrect answer - Of Mice and Men. Looking it up, the saying comes from a German book, but has been used to translate a passage in Proverbs. And, spoiler alert: George kills his brother Lenny. So, I'd say it's a good-sized neg. The title comes directl...
by seaborgium
Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 408
Views: 17193

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

The last three matches have been good to me: three wins with scores of 9(6), 9(6), and 8(5), which bring me up from #22 to #11 in my A rundle. I am facing ChaffeeR and JacksonM in the next two matches, so things could take a turn, but I'll risk jinxing myself and say I think I've staved off relegati...