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by zakharov
Fri Apr 02, 2021 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1543

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today I learned that Angel Falls were named after a person. Isn't learning fun?
by zakharov
Wed Mar 31, 2021 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1781

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a New Yorker, even though I'm skipping the Oz episodes, I am booing my TV at this FJ outcome.
by zakharov
Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1336

Re: Thursday, March 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Never heard of Luigi Galvani, had no chance on this one, but now I can learn some new stuff so that's a win!
by zakharov
Tue Mar 23, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "We were looking for..."
Replies: 11
Views: 876

Re: "We were looking for..."

It's probably easier to remember and lean on one phrase for that situation, even if you're comfortable in front of the camera.
by zakharov
Fri Mar 19, 2021 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2013

Re: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else miss the Babe Ruth clue because it seemed too easy for a $1k? I felt like a big dummy as I tried to think of anyone else it might be BESIDES Ruth.
by zakharov
Thu Mar 18, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1978

Re: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it just in Michigan, or is sports betting everywhere all of a sudden? I swear I see at least one ad for it in every single commercial break anymore. Not just you, laws loosened on it recently and teams/league are leaning way in. As a sports fan with zero interest in betting it annoys me. I am on...
by zakharov
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2495

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Mar 17, 2021 1:24 pm
The entire notion that that FJ was "easy" is preposterous. I thought the clues were quite terrible overall.
Yes. "It's easy if you've read this particular book" isn't the same thing.
by zakharov
Tue Mar 16, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2495

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never heard of Carrara in my life. Don't even feel bad for missing it.
by zakharov
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round
Replies: 23
Views: 870

Re: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round

I am genuinely shocked that people found Brookline that hard. I thought it was pretty well known. East Coast Bias I guess.

Ran the category without particular difficulty. I figured Kinderhook would be the hard one, shows what I know.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 1339

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

Ran it. This is cake for most baseball fans, but particularly Yankees fans with Mr. November.

I have seen Randy Johnson (during his Yankee years, unfortunately) and Jeter play in person.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4253
Views: 662008

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

People who are good at Jeopardy often get clues right where they don't actually know the answer because they can follow hints/guideposts in the clue. Or they're familiar with the general answer range that Jeopardy asks about. Very rarely could the answer be "literally anything." If that were the ca...
by zakharov
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1781

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I have a feeling that FJ clue was pretty easy for those of us in the over 50 demo. Avon was a bigger deal 40 years ago. Would younger people even know Avon exists? I'm 34 and I got it, but probably because I watched Edward Scissorhands and remember "Avon calling!" I have a feeling that FJ clue was ...
by zakharov
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4253
Views: 662008

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

For 212 pages we've been beating the same dead horses: People who are good at Jeopardy often get clues right where they don't actually know the answer because they can follow hints/guideposts in the clue. Or they're familiar with the general answer range that Jeopardy asks about. Very rarely could t...
by zakharov
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4253
Views: 662008

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

I still don't see why "first World's Fair" is "zomg super-easy baby's first trivia fact that literally everyone except the dumbass named TenPoundHammer knows" level though. Nobody said this. In fact, several people agreed that it's a bit harder than a top row clue usually is. But that doesn't mean ...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 4277

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

kablamfan11 wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:01 pm
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It seems disrespectful to speculate publicly. We have no idea and the obit doesn't say anything.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1665

Re: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Opus I would never accuse you of being a scold. You're more of a crank. Wear that badge with pride. And font has been used in that way in word processors for decades, time to suck it up.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4253
Views: 662008

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

The question in today's game about The Revenant couldn't be "literally any animal." The movie came out relatively recently. It won several awards; it's not obscure. Leo fighting a bear was a very notable thing about it. There were jokes about it. It was discussed extensively on TV and in print. It w...
by zakharov
Mon Feb 08, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 349
Views: 28404

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I've really enjoyed Ken's banter/teasing with the contestants. I think he's really good at relaxing them in a way that was tough with Alex.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1986

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no clue on FJ but my wife got it immediately which is just brutal. Demerits for me.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1746

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:41 am
zakharov wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:06 pm
It's unfortunate that a Jeopardy clue used a word that's widely seen these days as a slur.
What clue was this?
The one about flamenco.