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by boson
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 16842

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I Then in the DJ round, I felt Paul fell victim to another questionable call. He responded to: "Rubbing your finger on the rim causes the glass to vibrate. The sound's pitch is due to this 9-letter term, the number of vibrations per second" with "What is resonance?" They wanted "What is frequency?"...
by boson
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 16842

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats Buddy and Erin! A fun game to watch. Buddy in particular looked confident and in control of the buzzer. I continue to be dumbfounded by the dominant players whose buzzer mojo has left them. My sympathies to Paul - a half hour game can seem like a very long time when you can't win the buzzer...
by boson
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/31/11 week
Replies: 38
Views: 6017

Re: FJs for the 10/31/11 week

I still don't know how anyone got the two peaks question, short of knowing the highest mountain on Cyprus (and, less obscurely, in Greece). For the 10% of you that got it, did you arrive at the right answer through luck, direct knowledge of the peaks, or through reasoning it out using some criteria ...
by boson
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 16842

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Welcome back archivists! We missed you! Thanks to alietr for starting the daily thread in your absence(and for starting this whole ad-hoc community!). Is this a script-generated post that can be done every day without personal attention? That would save him the effort. We now have two threads for to...
by boson
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Big Bang Theory Poll
Replies: 41
Views: 8471

Re: Big Bang Theory Poll

I'm a phyics professor who likes Jeopardy, science fiction and computer games. They resemble ME.
by boson
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 71833

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

A tale of two rounds: J: 6600 (15R, 2W), DJ 27600 (25R,2W), FJ R. Coryat 34200.
by boson
Fri Nov 04, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 16206

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

Great game for Joon, congrats! A frustrating one for Tom and John. John just never seem to get in a groove, and Tom's groove was late and peppered with desperate negs. Like others, I thought this would be a closely fought barnburner. It looked to me like Joon's timing was way better than his opponen...
by boson
Fri Nov 04, 2011 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 19865

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

I was wondering if when calculating the Coryats of players on the show do they get their DD wagers added/subtracted from their totals? Or, like those of us who play at home, do they simply get the face value of the clue added (or not) to their totals? Calculate daily doubles like regular clues. The...
by boson
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 19865

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

If only the love triangle clue had been in the translation category... "ménage à trois" has such a nice ring to it.
by boson
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2012 online test for adults
Replies: 43
Views: 7648

Re: The 2012 online test for adults

And I've signed up for yet another online test. I'm now breaking my every other year pattern since I didn't get an invite to a live audition for the first time (yes, I'm sure I passed the test). Hopefully I'll fare better this year. For the record, I hope to be auditioning in NYC, within walking di...
by boson
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 71833

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

Better day for me too today: 28,600, :( on final. Almost shut out on 2011 movies: I need to get out more.
by boson
Thu Nov 03, 2011 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 19865

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

Wow Roger - congrats! Really impressive against ToC competition. Good effort by Brian and Kara, but the domination was pretty much complete. About the DD wagers: I agree with Seaborgium that the second wager wasn't really a big risk. On the other hand, I thought the first DD wager was larger than yo...
by boson
Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 20008

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

Good game! Tom seemed far more relaxed than the other two, and seemed to roll on his left coast cool to the lead. Of course, the number of negs that Jay and Charles started with would lead to more nervousness. Jay seemed to use this to his advantage - the eager daily double hunting kept them away fr...
by boson
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 667
Views: 167772

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Ok, so 26 years for slam, 23 for you. I'm guessing that you two are the longest-suffering of us. I've "only" been trying for 18 years now. Who else is up there in that area? Hbomb maybe? Hmmm... not auditions that old, but sent in a College Tournament postcard in 1989. Two in-person auditions (1998...
by boson
Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/24/11 week
Replies: 33
Views: 6891

Re: FJs for the 10/24/11 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Spoiled on the Mr. ToBotch question, and completely missed the style similarities, but I'm still calling it a perfecto!
by boson
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 12778

Re: Thursday, October 20, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Messed up and guessed Donnie Osmond. Somehow conflated the Osmond brothers with the Beegees. Argh.
by boson
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/10/11 week
Replies: 39
Views: 6712

Re: FJs for the 10/10/11 week

I was torn between Nicaragua and Bolivia (being familiar with the ABC war) The what war? (My Google-Fu is failing me on this one) I wasn't able to find this war called ABC (I assume you meant Argentina, Bolivia and Chile). I believe the war referred to in the clue is the "War of the Pacific" betwee...
by boson
Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 667
Views: 167772

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Occasional swimmer. Currently toweled off and lounging with a fruity drink and enjoying others swimming. Same :) Will probably try for another dip next year, but for now the pina colada is keeping me happy. Cheers! Clink! [hmm. I think the sound of toasting with a pina colada drunk out of a pineapp...