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by talkingaway
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 8525

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess the argument could be made - and rightly so - that if she thinks both of the other players are definitely going to get it based on the category, she might as well wager to maximize winnings for this game if she's able to get FJ! as well. I probably overvalue "just getting the win to get a li...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 8525

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I skipped over all the spoiler info, and won't know more until tomorrow, since J! is delayed for me due to the Patriots game, but I do like to check on the FJ! wagering, so... Am I just not seeing something, or was the leader's FJ! wagering really, really bad? If you're the leader and not in a tourn...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 4093

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That DD3 just killed me. I get it. You've got TV nerves. You just got bit hard by the last DD. Maybe you're not a "math person". But you're down 4000 against 16000, with only 3200 left on the board maximum if there are no unrevealed clues. Maybe he gave up and was trying to lock the second podium ou...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 6107

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So apparently the Tetris names came from a hoax propagated on Twitter. I submitted an erratum. http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2019/tetrisBlockNames.html https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/b4gds2/orange_ricky/ That's awesome! Something seemed "off" with that clue. At least "7 blocks" and "rot...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 3978

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 7, 2019

I found this much easier than last week - but sample size, of course. 38/50 as opposed to 36/50. I came close-ish on the German landmark question. I had "gate" right, but for some reason made it alliterative by sticking the name of the second largest Swedish town before it - Gothenburg. Damn my love...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 6107

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Note to self: Be careful of plurals! I said out loud "Schoolhouse Rocks", but quickly said "Rock" afterwards. I knew it cold, and got too excited humming "conjunction junction" to myself. Yes, I'm the one who yelled "Pinky, not dinky!" at the TV screen for the Pac-Man clue. I had to take a beat to g...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 24725

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

58 R (Toni Collette was my only miss though I have heard of her.) DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Chock, Peristaltic Waves, Jigsaw, (Lingua Franca), Howards End, Three Oranges, Saint-Denis, (St. Joseph), Names The picture of Toni Collette didn’t ring any bells from me - looked different than how I rememb...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 05, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 24725

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Only off by $200 from my peak Coryat this season, thanks to some good pacing by the contestants and some categories made for me (gut feeling, 90s hits), and some almost psychic responses on my part. Surprisingly, I would have run Horror Movies despite note having seen any of the films; I got tripped...
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 7426

Re: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1. I wish Jeopardy would release the unread clues. We rarely get baseball categories on this show and most of the contestants stay away from them. I knew I was in trouble the moment they avoided the category while standing at their podiums and staring at most of the clues in the other categories. V...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 5713

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hercule Poirot seemed obscure for the top box, especially relative to Sherlock Holmes at $400. In terms of books sold, Agatha Christie ranks below only Shakespeare and the Bible. She has been translated more than any other author. Hercule Poirot is her most famous creation, and has been featured in...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4255
Views: 667144

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

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:02 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:54 pm

i...why would anyone want to have the name of a spanish pronoun?
Yo-Yo Ma might have something to say about that.
So would El DeBarge.
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 5713

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Having to know which of three "Friends" was in "Bruce Almighty"? Wow. I saw it, and barely remember the movie. I mean, given DD time, I would have guessed Aniston, since Cox is "Scream" and Kudrow didn't do much in the movies in the Friends era. Does Alex ever BMS on first names? Admittedly, "Levi" ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4595

Re: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm very surprised at "spiracles" having a lower dollar value than "thorax" in the insect category. That smells like a last-minute question substitution. I wonder if anyone at the taping would comment on any irregularities during that game. Maybe Alex started to read the wrong clue or a technical i...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 1, 2019
Replies: 15
Views: 2809

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 1, 2019

Thanks for this great resource! Oh, frustrating - even if I'm not eligible. I got 34/50 taking it on my Excel sheet, with a couple of near misses. Test made me feel young, as I got most of the "youthbait" clues - Taco Bell, Olson twins, Marvel, Lil Nas X, Fortnite, Peele, Stranger Things - correct. ...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4595

Re: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, having half the knowledge for a FJ! clue just isn't enough. My precall list was fairly predictable and bland: Alps, Pyranees, Sierra Nevada, Andes, Himalayas, Appalachian. I don't know how I remember seeing news stories of Mt. St. Helens - I was three at the time of the eruption - but I do vag...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 5617

Re: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I learned that I'm really, really, really bad with these FJ! riddles, despite loving them. I was patient and made a precall list: Rosetta stone, ankh, and a generic "flags of countries" were the only three I could think of offhand, but I figured each of those had some related "children" that I could...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: Gameplay Strategies

One other thing - you might consider trying to figure out which categories might have DDs in them. I imagine they'd be less likely to be in wordplay categories - although there are no hard-and-fast rules, and one did pop up in a "man" category last week. I saw a category with three words, one of whi...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 121731

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

So far, in addition to a FJ! question, we've had three full Broadway categories this season already: Name a musical from 2-3 character names, Plays and Playwrights, and today's category. In that spirit, here's one that might bear some fruit in a few months: A musical called SIX will be coming to Bro...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: Gameplay Strategies

The other strategy that I've seen and heard discussed - and it can be annoying to viewers, but handy to use - is to abbreviate category names when you call them out. This isn't just to speed the game along so you get a full complement of 60 clues given. It's particularly helpful in categories where...
by talkingaway
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Gameplay Strategies
Replies: 13
Views: 2184

Re: Gameplay Strategies

Definitely go over FJ! wagering scenarios. If you lead, it's usually not wrong to wager 2x - y + 1, where x is second place, and y is your score. There's always one good argument for that bet: if you're right, you automatically win. It's more complicated if you're in second or third place, and you c...