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by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 46812

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

Surely some of the nerds here have played the classic Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri game? The University was clearly the best faction in the game, and Prokhor Zakharov was the leader.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 22798

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is 'Queen Mary' a sufficient answer for the clue "queen of Scots"? I thought Alex would have asked for a more specific response, i.e. Mary Stuart, as opposed to Mary Tudor, or Mary I (aka Bloody Mary). Yeah, that was a weird one. In a circular way, I guess one could argue that "Mary, Queen of Scots...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2341
Views: 457837

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Boston and DC were both on there. No idea why they're skipping NYC - I enjoyed not having to travel for my auditions! There is absolutely no point in stressing about the timing of these emails. If you did well on the test, you did all you can do to help yourself to this point. Relax, watch the show,...
by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nerdy Enough to Be in the AV Club!
Replies: 39
Views: 5137

Re: Nerdy Enough to Be in the AV Club!

Sometimes I wish I weren't a sports fan, so I could really cancel my cable bill and not fork over a ton of money to Time Warner each month. On the plus side, it may help me on J! someday.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 22798

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Leander wrote:If Arthur (and other players) continue to play the board from bottom to top, would TPTB start placing DDs in the top two rows to try to preserve some drama in the games, and would this be perceived to be unfair?
Preeeeeetty sure this would violate the federal law against rigging game shows.
by zakharov
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 22798

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This "niche" thing seems like it should be a poll to avoid derailing the thread. My earlier comments should have been qualified the fact that I've been rooting for Arthur. It's fun watching a master at work, and I've got no problem with criticizing strategies of players who lose. That said, you can ...
by zakharov
Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 22798

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Come on man, there are many, many smart people who -have never been on TV before and perform oddly under the lights -have buzzer problems and can't ring in -get a board from hell I'm not saying you have to throw a pity party for the losers, but a lot of these people traveled a long way to fulfill wh...
by zakharov
Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 22798

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Official award for all of Arthur's past and future opponents.

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by zakharov
Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 16762

Re: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ok, enough people have quoted and corrected me on "woodshed" at this point. Obviously I didn't think they actually made it up. I'm just surprised that in over a decade of playing clarinet I'd never heard of such a thing.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek appears on Fox News
Replies: 28
Views: 4989

Re: Alex Trebek appears on Fox News

None of those hosts should be allowed on TV. That "list of categories you don't go to" was the least funny thing I've ever seen.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16753

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote: Still no idea who Ryan Gosling is. Never heard of Drive or Half Nelson, either.
I know this is kinda your gimmick, but he's one of the most popular actors in the world. You need to hang out with more women.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16753

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fantastic run to get the lock at the end there.

Allow be me to the first to howl about a wrong answer, though. Assuming I heard correctly, there's no such thing as the NYFD. It's the FDNY.
by zakharov
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 16762

Re: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote: 0/5 in Observatory. What was supposed to lead to India at $400?
Jaipur is in India, dude.
by zakharov
Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 109
Views: 16762

Re: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm calling BS on "woodshed" as a synonym for practicing music. Curious who here has actually heard of that.

What a cupcake FJ.
by zakharov
Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 195
Views: 24046

Re: Monday, February 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ will go down as one of the biggest headslappers of all time for me. My thought process was something like "Lincoln? Too obvious. But who else. Nahhh. Welp, time's up and I'm dumb."

Arthur is a steamroller. What else can you say?
by zakharov
Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 11425

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wanted to throw things at my TV at the "Fight the Power" stand and stare. Know your damn history, kiddos. At least none of them negged with "Fuck the Police," which would have been a plausible guess. How would Jeopardy have handled that edit? According to Kevin on Twitter, they were all thinking ...
by zakharov
Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 11425

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wanted to throw things at my TV at the "Fight the Power" stand and stare. Know your damn history, kiddos.
by zakharov
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 7396

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Dear god in heaven, bet to win! There was one clue left! Aaaaahh! Why can't human be better at evaluating risk/reward?
by zakharov
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 114
Views: 15051

Re: Monday, February 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

And why do we drive on the parkway and park on the driveway??
by zakharov
Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/10/14 week
Replies: 32
Views: 4143

Re: FJs for the 2/10/14 week

:cry: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Good Samaritan was a headslapper for me. I am ashamed to say it, but I am horrible at geography and would have needed a lot more time to come up with Sicily.