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by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1836

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

It took me awhile to parse FJ! - realizing they were looking for a specific aircraft, and not a type (like a B-52, which is the only war plane type I can reliably know) too me way longer than it should have. Once I realized "Hey, aircraft. Weimar sounds German. What's a famous German aircraft? Hinde...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49987

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Airplane Sun Moon.PNG That just raises further questions! I'm wondering if they meant, "Which of these directly overhead would reduce your weight the most compared to being directly underneath?" which would be the moon. But would it? If the sun's pulling you with x newtons of force upwards when it'...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49987

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Airplane Sun Moon.PNG That just raises further questions! I'm wondering if they meant, "Which of these directly overhead would reduce your weight the most compared to being directly underneath?" which would be the moon. But would it? If the sun's pulling you with x newtons of force upwards when it'...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: When can we expect the next round of testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 765

Re: When can we expect the next round of testing?

I took the anytime test right at the start of when it was offered (three times IIRC, but I could be off by one in either direction), and "bailed" each time because I didn't project that my score would beat the "regular" test that I took on 1/28-1/30. Since the last time I was allowed to take the any...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49987

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

How the heck did none of the Master Minds get the moon? Were they even thinking? About weight? The tides? An anemometer measuring the speed of breathing is new to me. I thought that was called a spirometer. Dunno, must have been something about the way the q was worded, leading one to parse it as, ...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1800

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went for the wrong one in FJ!. Quickly narrowed it down to the DC trifecta: Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. Unfortunately, I got on board Amtrak with our current President, and wound up in Delaware. My brain always gets really fuzzy in that area of the map, particularly because of Chesapeake Bay. ...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2876

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The other thing to consider with the drunk driving clue is the definition of "drunk". I've heard the phrase "buzzed driving is drunk driving", and according to Dr. Wikipedia, the euphoria buzz can come at a BAC of 0.03%. Of course, it varies based on your tolerance - there exist BAC levels that woul...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics
Replies: 14
Views: 622

Re: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics

I'm going to be US-centric on these: State capitals - this one is more common than you'd think. Aside from categories where they literally name it STATE CAPITAL, sometimes a clue will ask for a city, and you might only be able to guess at the state. Then, at the very end of the clue, they'll put the...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2876

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Absolutely knew London was the wrong response based not just on WORLD LITERATURE typically excluding the US and England, but also because they're going to pick a city off track enough that it's not going to be one where you can just stumble on the right response. Also eliminates Paris and New York, ...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2319

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I literally typed in Spanish Armada thinking of Spanish Inquisition. I then proceeded to "correct" myself well before time ran out. Oops. I wonder if the Knights Templar ever said "Ni". When Ken started talking about Catholics beating down Protestants, I kind of thought I was on the right track, but...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49987

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Master Minds were 0/3 in Pharaoh's Daughter. Not expected. $10k winners are 0 for 3 in making it to the Final Round a second time. Easy final five questions in this episode. If only they'd aired the episode a few days ago. For the question about the Dartmouth grad who had a medical school named aft...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2255

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Originally put CNN when Ken Read the Question but realized that CNN probably wasnt around in 79, ended up Putting C-Span with about 5 Seconds Left. But that was a Fairly easy Final. It wasn't, but not by much - it launched in the middle of 1980. In fact, since I remembered their recent 40th anniver...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 49987

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

I'm guessing they go back and re-tape some of those facts. I noticed today that during the next-to-last clue in the 2nd round, Ken was up on Muffy 900-600, but when they cut to Jonathan for the fact, it showed Muffy with 1000 (and she did, indeed, get the final clue correct). I sometimes wonder if,...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2255

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quick FJ! solve. CNN didn't even enter my consciousness - the clue just seemed to me to imply they were giving a speech, but rereading it, that's not necessarily the case. I can see why it's a possible thought, since its debut was merely a year later, but nonstop coverage of Congress is kind of CSPA...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2075

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

Hmm... Never considered that a "slur word". As a matter of fact, one of my favorite genres of music is widely known as "Gypsy Jazz", a specific type of swing-oriented music as popularized by the great Django Reinhardt. He called it that, and so do nearly all of today's practitioners of the art, suc...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2312

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

The Greco-Roman part of FJ! was enough to have me heavily lean towards Apollo, since I know he's one of few Olympian gods and goddesses that I don't have to perform my "is that a Latin name or is it Greek?" check on. French is a weak language for me, but I guessed "nuit" meant dark or night, which w...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 40520

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Picked Off wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:34 am
It's really disappointing that Dr. Oz is on the list.
Agreed 100%. If a contestant puts down "What are raspberry ketones?" or "What is green coffee bean extract?" for FJ!, I will personally double their winnings. A much more deserved jab than the H&R Block one for Ken....
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2075

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

I knew the pronunciation of Theodore Geisel's name, but it just didn't come to me. The category made me think, "A-ha! It's not necessarily a children's author, but someone who happened to write something for children." Nope, I played myself. I came up with nothing, and thought DuBois was a reasonabl...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 40520

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Judging from the reaction to their post on Twitter, yeah, that Dr. Oz thing will go down like a lead balloon. I was a little concerned with Bialik for similar reasons - she was borderline anti-vaxx, but she's since backed off of that viewpoint a little, and I think I read that she seems supportive o...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2326

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

Putting this here rather than the TOC Cutoff thread so as not to spoil the game outcome for others: Did anyone notice Ken said "TOC later this year" rather than "this season" like he said last week? I wonder if we all jumped the gun in assuming there is a TOC coming up in Season 37 and it could be ...