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by Bamaman
Sun May 02, 2021 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 257
Views: 16430

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Apollo 11 astronaut Michael Collins has died at age 90 Speaking of Michael Collins, I just chanced upon this old Celebrity game in the Archive where his crewmate Buzz Aldrin Clavined himself out of the win. https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3011 Fortunately, it didn't matter to his cha...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 442
Views: 40594

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Charitable donations
Katie Couric $230,504 (Stand Up To Cancer)
Mehmet Oz $268,701 (Health Corps)
Aaron Rodgers $236,725 (North Valley Community Foundation)
Anderson Cooper $256,197
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2433

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious Mark. Do you think adding the year 1905 would have helped you at all? 1900 being Oz is one of the big book-year Pavlovs. Tough one and don't know. The names had me thinking Asian though 1905 could have had me get it right with a Barrie detour. 1905 would not have eliminated Kipling for ...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2433

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious Mark. Do you think adding the year 1905 would have helped you at all? 1900 being Oz is one of the big book-year Pavlovs. I got it right but I was waffling between him and C.S. Lewis. Knowing the year definitely would have made me feel more confident as I know the exact day Lewis died. J...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 98
Views: 4873

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Never heard of a resident of my state being referred to as an Alabaman. Only Alabamian. I got this pretty quickly but took a few seconds to make sure I spelled it correctly. I went 4/5 on the dice rolls, never heard of Hicks. Was Leah absent the day they covered what to do if you are tied going into...
by Bamaman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 6030
Views: 1368593

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Ivoryface86 wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:05 pm
Well, after 2 years, Show #562 is back online. Bigblue, Trevor or Erick Dye-Cain, now is the time to download it and upload it to IA.
Isn’t it already in?

https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4395
by Bamaman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2820

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mel Gibson certainly wasn't a bad guess, but would they really refer to him as a "director?" Or "Hollywood Legend?" For some reason that category name had me thinking of the Golden Age. Not someone still alive and working. Same here. I mentally prepared myself for someone who is dead, which increas...
by Bamaman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:46 am
Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Apr 29, 2021 10:34 am
The use of the Romany slur falls more on the show for not editing it out than him. Not everybody is aware it is a slur, but the producers had no excuse.
Agreed. Just write the question such that "gypsies" wouldn't be an expected response.
Or just not have it at all.
by Bamaman
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For what it's worth, Snopes says it wasn't a white power gesture. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/jeopardy-hand-gesture/ It seems somewhat short-sighted of them to presume that he didn't plan on using that gesture if he won three games with both an overt meaning signifying "three wins" and a subt...
by Bamaman
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:15 am
When I was on the show, Maggie was clear--no hand signals of any sort. No exceptions. That was a hard and fast rule in the briefing room that day. What happened to that rule?
I never heard of that, but plenty of people have waved or given some sort of gesture.
by Bamaman
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, there's lots of evidence he was being deliberate about it. So basically, screw him. And Jeopardy needs to do a much better job. It was unconscionable to leave that in. They should have kicked him off the show immediately. I found his Facebook page and it had a picture of the Rat Pack with Sin...
by Bamaman
Wed Apr 28, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He may have been signaling that he had won three games.
by Bamaman
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leander wrote:
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:38 pm
I skipped any consideration of Hawaii since it wasn’t a state in 1947 and therefore unlikely to have a National Park at that time. Went directly to Florida and the Everglades.
There are National Parks in Samoa and USVI. The first park was also in a non-state at the time.
by Bamaman
Tue Apr 27, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6025

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Honestly, they should've removed the word "subtropical". By Köppen climate classification, a pretty sizable portion of the continental US is "subtropical", including places you wouldn't think of as such, like NYC and Pittsburgh. And including most of Hawaii which, as noted above, is literally in th...
by Bamaman
Mon Apr 26, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2966

Re: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:57 pm
I actually wrote down "What is Istanbul, not Constantinople?" as a joke response. Think they'd have taken it?
I don’t see why not.

I also figured this one out.
by Bamaman
Mon Apr 26, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4270

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ACW wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:13 pm
Seriously, someone explain to me the logic of both Kelly and Dan's wagers. Dan's especially.
What was wrong with Kelly’s wager?
by Bamaman
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4547
Views: 710743

Re: Reretaken Down

This is kind of Jeopardy related but I guess it fits best here. I was performing in a Zoom reading of "Midsummer Night's Dream" yesterday and the actor playing Puck was Meryl Federman, who came back from having no money in the first half of the 2007 Teen Tournament to win the whole thing. https://w...
by Bamaman
Sun Apr 25, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4270

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would bet $1 from the lead unless I absolutely hated the category. Movies aren’t my strong suit but I would have risked the buck here. I would never consider betting down to where I was a dollar ahead of third’s doubled score if I got it wrong. Even if I loved the category. In this game, Kelly is ...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4270

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was basically "have you seen the movie or not". I suppose one could have gotten it without seeing the movie if one was paying attention during awards season and allowed oneself to connect "German" with "Christoph Waltz", who swept the big three supporting actor awards that year with the role, j...
by Bamaman
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4270

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Fri Apr 23, 2021 8:10 pm
If anyone on this board has a serious guess as to why Dan DID NOT wager everything, I would be glad to hear it.

Jeesh. Talk about just throwing away a chance to win $20K+!!!!
My guess would be he is bad at math and didn’t notice the situation or else was just content with second place.