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by boson
Mon Feb 03, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 257
Views: 56594

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

Pittsburgh, 47
by boson
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1497
Views: 229677

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SPORTS GEOGRAPHY In the four major sports leagues in North America, only two teams have a commute of over 600 miles to another team in the same league; both of these teams are in what city? Seattle Denver Nuggets have the longest in the NBA Colorado Avalanche have the longest in the NHL the 2nd lon...
by boson
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 18281

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

45 from the video during an insomniac bout at 4am this morning. Considering I imagine I would have trouble sleeping before an actual taping day, I'll count this as good practice and encouraging.

Never heard of Ferrante, and couldn't remember Rian's last name.
by boson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 14668

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

Thanks for the quick scoring. 47 for real, after 47 for practice yesterday.
Spoiler
Missed:
Peele (ugh, knew this one)
couldn't type out philippines in time after hemming and hawing with Indonesia. "phili" probably won't cut it
Aniston (said Jolie)
[edit to correct missing philippines]
by boson
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 10438

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

I took the test in person at Trivia Nationals last summer, but my name was not on the list for the next part of the audition. Is it against the rules for me to take the online test? You can take the test. You are only in the pool from that audition if you were called back. The first part (the writt...
by boson
Tue Jan 28, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 17191

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

47 from Susan's video (thx!)

Misses
Spoiler
masked singer(got it seconds late), E L James (couldn't get grey out of my head), Byron (Tennyson)
As someone who 'failed' the test in person in Vegas, this felt like a return to my comfort zone. Now, to take it for realsies tomorrow.
by boson
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4537
Views: 705695

Re: Reretaken Down

On the trivia app FleetWit they have a live race at 11:30 am Pacific each weekday (the "premium" race is two credits, i.e. 50 cents, to play, but a free version with the same questions runs simultaneously). Each day is a different theme: Mondays are Last Week in the News Tuesdays are hangman-style ...
by boson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 61488

Re: LL83: Learned League

Congrats to our own RobertsLA for winning the Aubrey-Maturin 1DS. I read all 20ish books (though not in about a decade) and I could answer exactly zero of these questions. I think a really hard, really specific quiz about these novels is perfect - they have the same sort of detail and trivia themse...
by boson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1497
Views: 229677

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Here's a timely one: COVER SONGS Johnny Cash covered a song by these two bands inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame in 2020. Who are Depeche Mode & Nine Inch Nails? [pedantry mode on] The grammar seems incorrect here - it wasn't a single song by two bands, but two different songs. How about...
by boson
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 61488

Re: LL83: Learned League

Congrats to our own RobertsLA for winning the Aubrey-Maturin 1DS. I read all 20ish books (though not in about a decade) and I could answer exactly zero of these questions. I think a really hard, really specific quiz about these novels is perfect - they have the same sort of detail and trivia themsel...
by boson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 101469

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It is disappointing the J! producers didn't leap at putting as many of these auditioners on as soon as possible. Better trivia players = better show = more people watching. It's a balance. Remember there are plenty of casual viewers out there who find the 90 seconds before round 1 restarts just as ...
by boson
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 442
Views: 101469

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

It is disappointing the J! producers didn't leap at putting as many of these auditioners on as soon as possible. Better trivia players = better show = more people watching.
by boson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 4333

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Iago and Maxwell. (Sounds like a new cop drama). Missed everything else. I did ok Coryat-wise during this tournament: most games ~24k level and one game over 30k... but they upped the difficulty on the final questions. The performance to the GOATS on these questions was as impressive as they were du...
by boson
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 6567

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All these royals are so inbred they could have picked any of them.
by boson
Fri Jan 17, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 9215

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

I wonder if Brad's poorer performance in the GOAT tournament had to do with hunger: Brad had won everything put in front of him for 20 years, and become a multi-millionaire because of it. Maybe he didn't put in the effort that James and Ken quite obviously did in the past year to improve. Ken was ve...
by boson
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1012
Views: 262460

Re: J! in the Media

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/behind-abcs-jeopardy-primetime-ratings-wins-1270173 "Once we wrote the games, then we had to go back and compare all this material with all the games that have been played previously by these three contestants, so we weren't repeating clues that might hav...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 107
Views: 19892

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed the second half tonight. :oops: I'll be combing the darker depths of the dark J! web to find it later. Brad likely put down his buzzer in the second game tonight - his only hope of winning was to have James come back to stop Ken from clinching tonight. I'm surprised he was so thoroughly beate...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Roger Craig's trivia triumph app
Replies: 7
Views: 2723

Roger Craig's trivia triumph app

Roger Craig is about to release an app to help you prepare for Jeopardy. As many of you know, Roger had a very detailed and quantitative way to get better at Jeopardy, which resulted in some top performances. Check it out at triviatriumph.com Here's the tweet announcing it https://twitter.com/rogcra...
by boson
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your prediction for GOAT tonight Jan. 14
Replies: 25
Views: 4625

Re: Your prediction for GOAT tonight Jan. 14

Ken has proven he can do everything at Jeopardy... except beat Brad in a tournament. If he beats Brad, then to me the GOAT is decisively settled. The arguments about how people change with time are reasonable, and perhaps this isn't Brad's prime. But he is still pretty close, given the team tourname...
by boson
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20
Replies: 21
Views: 3738

Re: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20

The box of shame... maybe for the first time? I don't keep records. While the games seemed to be around TOC level, I found the finals harder than that.