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by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 8964

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, WWII comes right in my personal "uncanny valley" of historical knowledge. I don't think that phrase means what you think it means. I was using it as an analogy - yes, I know "uncanny valley" means that robots that look/act "too human" are generally perceived as creepy, while ones that are ...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 9667

Re: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree that "Women's ____" is a big red arrow pointing to "suffrage" - and, I'm happy to say I spelled it right. I knew how to spell it even before Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corrola did a sketch on the lame "The Man Show" where they got people to sign petitions to "end women's suffrage". I think I migh...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 8964

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, WWII comes right in my personal "uncanny valley" of historical knowledge. It's the part of history that's old enough that it should have been covered in my history class, but new enough that it was crammed in at the end. But it's also too far removed for me to experience it, either personal...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 7084

Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

still trying to figure out how the civil rights act was a triple stumper especially after the Voting Rights neg! Playing devils advocate it might be that they couldn’t come with the exact name of the civil rights act in time. I would have been 100% on the words “civil rights”, but about 70% on the ...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 22
Views: 7105

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

Not related to J! directly, but related to the whole concept of game show collusion - in the latest iteration of Pyramid (and I think a few iterations in the Dick Clark era?), players earn $50,000 for winning the first bonus round, while in the second round, it’s either $50,000 if there are two diff...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 7084

Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO Nick/Nora Charles, The Thin Man, or Dashiell Hammett. I correctly swatted away Sherlock Holmes from the "wife" part, and the 30's part made me doubly confident that it was wrong. The only other old-timey detective I could come up with was Poirot. Right era, but also not married. I also heard "Ha...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1477
Views: 220388

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

PERIODICALS

This London-based magazine-format newspaper concerning the “dismal science” appointed Zanny Minton Beddoes as its first female editor-in-chief in 2015.
Spoiler
What is The Economist?
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 14068

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light https://i2.wp.com/thinkmonsters.com/speakinghuman/media/wp-content/uploads/Mac-and-Me-the-advertising-movie-turns-30.png?fit=1080%2C540&ssl=1 i don't get it Mac and Me. Or should I say Mac, and Me? I'm always surprised at how much I "don't know" th...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 14068

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "actress" part of the FJ! clue, along with the fact that I'd just watched "Hello, Dolly" about 2-3 months ago before seeing it on tour, made a big red circle around Barbra Streisand. I was also reminded of "Funny Lady" and "Funny Woman", both made into musical movies starring Babs. My precalls w...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 12376

Re: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had Colorado immediately for FJ!, and even said out loud to myself, "That's two miles!" So, of course, I pick Boulder, the city that's about half as high. At least I didn't pick the city that's actually named for being mile high city. NHO Leadville, but being the highest city in the US, but that's...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 22, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7719

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Until they decide to leave the name of the category up on the screen for viewers at home, I am going to HATE categories like 'Icelandic'. I feel like a great improvement would be to have a small bar at the top or bottom of our TV screen that always shows the categories for that round with the one c...
by talkingaway
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1477
Views: 220388

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

CATEGORY: SPORTS In 2005, 12 teams were scheduled to be removed from this, but it was delayed until 2006. In 2018, another 13 teams were removed. What is the Stanley Cup? The main TOM is that the Stanley Cup is the only one of the big four US sports trophies that is one-of-a-kind, and its modular d...
by talkingaway
Sun Oct 20, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1477
Views: 220388

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

CATEGORY: SPORTS In 2005, 12 teams were scheduled to be removed from a band on this, but it was delayed until 2006. In 2018, another 13 teams were removed from another band. What is the Stanley Cup? The main TOM is that the Stanley Cup is the only one of the big four US sports trophies that is one-o...
by talkingaway
Sun Oct 20, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/14/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 3253

Re: FJs for the 10/14/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( I rolled with the tide for FJ! this week: If the majority got it right, so did I. If the majority got it wrong, so did I. Perhaps a reminder of an important wagering lesson: your probability of getting a FJ! question right is highly correlated to y...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7719

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think I topped most of your guesses, save for perhaps Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. I picked Cote d'Ivoire. Even wrote it that way, because I know the country really, really, really doesn't want its name translated in the media (although some press style guides do use "Ivory Coast"). Becau...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7719

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had the most stupid incorrect response for FJ!. Yes, it was a country in Africa...but quite possibly the worst guess while still being on the right continent. Any guesses? Once the first clue was revealed in CLUE "N" RESPONSE, I precalled Guns N Roses, although, unlike Jeopardy Jason, I'm not much...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8679

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't understand the explanation either until they showed the first clue. +1 This could be poll-worthy (did you understand it, not did you know it or clam). It is an 0 for 6 so far counting the contestants. It was a teachable moment for the writers/producers - invest in an example. It's a cute c...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8679

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Random question - did everyone else intuitively understand the "& sometimes y" category rules off the bat, or was it just me who was confused until the first clue was burned? The way it was explained, that "one word contains a 'y', the other does not", made me think that, for example, "Hello, Dolly"...
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4253
Views: 662410

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

Also I see literally zero reason to retain this film for future reference. The director has zero Archive hits, and doesn't seem to have worked on anything else noteworthy. The actors seem like they're Z-tier at best. That's fine; that's your choice. Just don't moan and groan about missing it the ne...
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8933

Re: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a happy medium, I would have edited the FJ! clue to "in English and another language" to increase the difficulty - the clue itself had 2/3 of the correct response as quasi-synonyms. I had the movie immediately, but my first exposure to the clue was here by accident, and just flipped through and t...