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by Robert K S
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4578
Views: 741959

Re: Reretaken Down

hilarious It's the same with the toys, frequently--all the characters who have masks wear them (even Starlord, who rarely wears his mask in the movies) and the others sometimes don't look anything like their movie counterparts. They don't want to have to pay a royalty and/or didn't want to have to ...
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 05, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/31/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 611

Re: FJs for the 5/31/21 week

On Monday, it never even occurred to me to think of cable channels. I was stuck thinking there was some Italian-named equivalent of the Dumont Network. Fun fact, Dumont hasn't show up on Jeopardy! since 2006, and before that, not since 1995!
by Robert K S
Sat Jun 05, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1078
Views: 290104

Re: J! in the Media

'Jeopardy!' Fans Are Livid and “Sad” After Contestants' “Worst Showing Ever” I don't know why I should bother to post an article in the deplorable genre of "a few compiled tweets masquerading as journalism", but it ought to be noted that last Tuesday's game was nowhere close to the " worst showing ...
by Robert K S
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2188

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That DC avenues question was just plain awful. Even if you deduced they were looking for south to north (which wasn't clear; what does 'next' mean?), Virginia, Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, and Maryland are legitimate responses. Ugh. [Looks at map] I don't think New York really works because the...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2188

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Argh, fell for my first instinct with Talleyrand, who was 18th/19th centuries. Talleyrand famously betrayed Napoleon. Had I thought about it a little more...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That sounds amazing. I never knew that was possible. could you clip it sometime? :D That calculator was stolen from me long ago, but with a little Googling I found this page where you can download the Nirvana clip and several other songs: anthem.zip Silverchair's Anthem For The Year 2000 duhast.zip...
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How does Patricia Franchini have a perfect American accent when shouting "New York Herald Tribune" but not know what a horoscope is?

If you want some depressing trivia, read the last paragraph of the lead of Jean Seberg's Wikipedia page.
by Robert K S
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4578
Views: 741959

Re: Reretaken Down

Why wouldn't it be?
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4578
Views: 741959

Re: Reretaken Down

After further research, it's really not clear in the canon whether she used "Amidala" as princess or not. She used "Amidala" while campaigning for Queen. If her family's anonymity was her goal, it wouldn't have made sense for her to be a public official under her birth surname.
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 5:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2326

Re: Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tonight we saw a commercial for MB's source of pocket change, Neuriva. Is this the first time a (non- Jeopardy! -related) product was advertised by the host as spokesperson during a first-run show? Neuriva.png I can remember Alex advertising DriveTime, but that was at least J! -adjacent. And I don'...
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Regarding this clue: This Nirvana song shares its name with an element used in medications for bipolar disorder I got this clue right because, even before MP3 players, I had a copy of the song on my TI graphing calculator. Somebody had written a program for the calculator that allowed it to play a r...
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2087

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sorry, Myron, that this one didn't come to you in time. For me, it was instaget.
by Robert K S
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4578
Views: 741959

Re: Reretaken Down

This thread quickly veered into being my favorite on JBoard.

Accepting whatever the source of "Princess of Theed" is as canon, if she only took the regnal name "Amidala" upon being elected Queen of Naboo, she was never "Princess Amidala". (She was born Padmé Naberrie.)
by Robert K S
Tue Jun 01, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 294
Views: 32224

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Press conferences are simply a part of being a professional athlete. Is there any other job where that's true? I think in any other job, you can hire a spokesperson to address media questions for you. I am at best a casual or fair-weather sports fan, but to me, the athlete news conference is the sn...
by Robert K S
Mon May 31, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2381

Re: Monday, May 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When Mayim was announcing the scores at the end of DJ, she didn't needlessly say "dollars" at the end of every score, and I thought, "Man, this is a nice change of pace from past weeks!" Then came FJ, and I guess the producers asked her to hit those "dollar"s hard, because they were everywhere. Ala...
by Robert K S
Mon May 31, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 473
Views: 59227

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Boston Globe correspondent Lauren Daley ranks Bill Whitaker above both Ken Jennings and Anderson Cooper. What? Her top three are Buzzy Cohen, Mike Richards, and Aaron Rodgers.
by Robert K S
Sun May 30, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5200

Re: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was impressed by Sam's "Gauss" pull and wonder which part of the clue--the face, the unit, the Latin name, or its English translation--led him to the correct response. (I didn't like the unit part of the clue--"magnetism"?--but I feel like we've had enough of the SI this week.) Seemed like a WECI...
by Robert K S
Sat May 29, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/24/21 week
Replies: 15
Views: 1112

Re: FJs for the 5/24/21 week

davey wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 8:43 pm
I feel like Faulkner was very gettable if I'd read the clue more carefully...
Ditto. A misread of the clue was probably the difference between a 4/5 week and a 5/5 week for me
by Robert K S
Sat May 29, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5869

Re: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Fri May 28, 2021 7:34 pm
I went the wrong way on the Puccini / Verdi coin flip ;)
Heads clue wins, tails you lose
by Robert K S
Sat May 29, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?
Replies: 32
Views: 2590

Re: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?

mas3cf wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 3:38 pm
dock him one point for his horrendous pronunciations of foreign words
Or even American words