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by talkingaway
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2281

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

Science geek, so I had the response with maybe 1 second of thought. Pretty much nothing else came to mind, as the clue had a sort of checksum - if you know the meaning of the word, getting it right with the "soundalike" clue will verify with the definition part, and vice versa. I hate it when my fee...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2852

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me in the "I can name exactly one town in Northern Ireland" category, and it was the same town that all the contestants named. NHO Derry/Londonderry, and in many of the J! archival hits, it's a superfluous bit of info. I got Antares etymologically, and the fact that it was the name of a ship in ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2962

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does that mean Zach was in a Joshua Brakhage situation, where winning or losing this game determined not whether he'd be in a ToC, but which one he'd be in? No, I think if he lost he was out of both. He was below VVV, so would have been frozen out of the Alex-era one, and because his prior wins WER...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?
Replies: 17
Views: 1879

Re: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?

I wonder who hosts the ToC? At the very least, they have to make sure everyone from S36 doesn't have a Kennection. Since Ken is a S37 consulting producer (I may have the title wrong), I'd imagine he'd be on the list of "people you can't have a personal connection with" if you wanted to be a contesta...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2962

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too had problems coming up with Kerouac, because as usual I spent the time in FJ! circumlocuting the response. "Oh, that Garrett Hedlund movie from 10 years ago based on that famous Beat novel....what was it. On the Road! Kerouac." Ginsberg just didn't seem right to me - I didn't think of him, but...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1497
Views: 228532

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AMERICAN BUSINESS One founded in 1997 and worth nearly $200 billion in 2020, the other now down to one location, these two companies relied on different methods to distribute the same product. What are Netflix and Blockbuster? I have no idea why "one location" for me is a Pavlov for Blockbuster, bu...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2617

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

VVV=Veronica Vichit Vadakan If you cut it off with Alex, you get all the 4 time winners in sans Zach. Brian is the first post-Alex qualifier. And VVV is the lowest 4-time champion (again, sans Zach). So no three-timers. That is where they should cut it off. They held Sam Kavanaugh, Ryan Bilger, and...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2617

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nope on FJ!. Never been into legends of the Wild West, but I did know that Deadwood was in SD and is associated with Wild Bill and the dead man's hand, so I got that part right. I know it's Custer and not Custard, but the location of Custer's Last Stand was lost to me after eighth grade history - if...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2199

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did the math, got the FJ! right - I did both steps, just to make sure that the last date would be when Prince died. Sounds about right. A few months after, I saw Maya Rudolph perform in her Prince cover band Princess....it was a blast. I almost fell for the negbait of horseshoes for ferroequinologis...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2637

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Priscilla Barnes led me astray on the "crane" TAE KWON DO clue - she was the replacement for Chrissy/Suzanne Sommers on Three's Company, and her cheesy 80s "smile at the camera while my name appears on the bottom" pose during the opening theme was standing like a flamingo in front of...well, flamin...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2637

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was completely lost in the FJ! clue. I went with "Name a big country on the Mediterranean", and predictably fell into the trap of ignoring Africa, so I went with France. I then went far away from France, and landed on....Crete? In my defense, smaller than Cyprus...BUT NOT A COUNTRY! :oops: I did k...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Preemptions
Replies: 204
Views: 16761

Re: Season 37 Preemptions

WBZ (Boston area) is moving WoF/J! to WSBK for the State of the Commonwealth address by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday, 1/26.

Fans of reruns of The Big Bang Theory, normally on WSBK at that time, will just have to watch Young Sheldon.
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 434
Views: 36732

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

While Jennings isn’t a game show host, he is certainly familiar with the game and how it works from having been a contestant in over a hundred games. So I wasn’t surprised he was able to handle the hosting duties. Couric and Whittaker have interviewed hundreds of people in their career but hosting ...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 172
Views: 27551

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

I get that it's a charity show with celebs and first responders, but how is "1.4 billion is what percent of the world's population, within 10%" a six-figure question? What's the challenge? It can't be knowing the world's population - I remember distinctly in the late 80s when I was in my tweens hear...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 434
Views: 36732

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I wonder if you would perhaps pardon someone who hasn't been here in years and didn't read all nine pages of this thread, to ask a question that may have been asked before? I saw on page one of this thread that Ken did x number of weeks and then they mentioned Mike Richards. I just realized this is...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 27152

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the only reason for the tie-breaker is to not delay the appearance of future contestants, why can’t they at least allow both players to keep their winnings? Let the “buzzer speed”question be for the championship. I like this idea. Maybe some folks think of Arthur Chu, who played for the tie a lo...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 27152

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have thought that with new hosts, they would have moved to some sort of electronic tablet for the host instead of crossing things out on paper. You'd think they could do all sorts of things with that. I love technology, but it just simply may be simpler to have the 5x6 sheet of paper at the...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 27152

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe this was known but Ken says he can see the contestants' wagers and responses to Final Jeopardy as they are made. It makes sense as Alex would often say something like "I fear X struggled with this one" or "began writing immediately" This video below has a segment at the end that wasn't on the...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49170

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 27152

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I HATE THE TIEBREAKER Amen. I can't imagine that the reason for it is simply $$, as it can't possibly make that much of a dent in the J! budget if they have to give out two first prizes once per season or so. Doesn't strike me as more emotionally satisfying this way either. I would just hate-hate-h...