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morbeedo wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 10:47 pm
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Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:14 am
16,000 for James at the first break. Not too shabby. Katie was not heard from until Alex talked to her.

Adam and James were not about to take a nap with the remaining $400 clues to give Katie a chance to play the FJ! round. No mercy.
I thought the same thing. Let her back in the game!! When Alex announced she was out of the hole but not on the plus side, someone's mic picked up a very audible snicker. What was that about?

I really felt the pathos for the challengers today, especially Katie who hit a brick wall and watched her Jeopardy! dream die in a matter of minutes. I'm not enjoying the bloodbath

THURBER - nope! Feet of clay? Huh? The nursery rhyme? Not in a million years. Damnyouautocorrect went right past me. The rest of the material was much more my speed.
I didn't hear any snicker, so no comment about that.

As for "feet of clay," I guess it helps to have a good working knowledge of the Bible. This reference comes from (IIRC) a dream interpreted by Daniel in the book of Daniel.

Interesting to me that you say you're "not enjoying the bloodbath." I have been as much in awe of James's run as anyone, but I share the feeling. After a while "dominance" is too mild a word. He starts to look like the New England Patriots playing against (pick you local high school football team).

No one seems to know how he does it. I mean, we all "get" that it's a combination of insane buzzer skills, astonishing knowledge base, and ice-in-the-veins wagering bravado. But having said that, I don't think anyone "gets' how all of that can co-exist inside one player and in none of the thousands of players who have come before.

I recall reading an eyewitness account of the German army marching into Paris (1940?). The witness said that, even from the perspective of a conquered nation, the troops marching into the city at first seemed impressive and awesome. But as the hours turned into more than an unbroken day of one uniformed battalion after another, his eyes just started to glaze over at the unreality of it, the seeming unfairness of it.

And please believe me, this is NOT to suggest anything unfair about James's run. Everything he is doing, he is winning fair and square. But it IS a bloodbath and it's so one-sided that the only question left in any game seems to be "how many tens of thousands can he afford to wager in FJ without putting his lead at risk (last night $40,000!!).

I am as curious as many others to see if he can challenge the seemingly unassailable records of KJ. But I frankly miss seeing occasional signs of actual competition on the show.
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alietr wrote:
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That wasn't very sportsmanlike of either Adam or James.
Snicker aside, I'm guessing the pace of the game was such that they probably didn't even notice at the time that they were doing that. You're up there, and you want to get right answers and that's pretty much your focus.
Yes, I wouldn't fault the guys. They're just playing the game. I kept saying "Get in there, Katie!" but it was up to her to get back into the swing of it.
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John Boy wrote:
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Interesting to me that you say you're "not enjoying the bloodbath." I have been as much in awe of Jason's run as anyone, but I share the feeling. After a while "dominance" is too mild a word. He starts to look like the New England Patriots playing against (pick you local high school football team).

And please believe me, this is NOT to suggest anything unfair about Jason's run.
Um, James.

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Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:23 am
New vocabulary term: the Holzhauer Horizontal is picking the highest valued clues across the board first to build up a large cash total before landing on a DD and then going all in in the J! round or very large in the DJ! round.
It makes perfect sense for a dominant player to use this strategy, but I don't really recall anyone doing it consistently before James. I'm sure someone here can correct me if I'm wrong, and I probably am! :D

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squarekara wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 am
alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:01 am
Category 13 wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 4:06 am
That wasn't very sportsmanlike of either Adam or James.
Snicker aside, I'm guessing the pace of the game was such that they probably didn't even notice at the time that they were doing that. You're up there, and you want to get right answers and that's pretty much your focus.
Yes, I wouldn't fault the guys. They're just playing the game. I kept saying "Get in there, Katie!" but it was up to her to get back into the swing of it.
Agreed. This isn't a coached sport where the coach can put in the benchwarmers. When you're up there you are focused on buzzing in and answering the questions, not being "sportsmanlike" to someone who's trailing badly.

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alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 am
John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am

Interesting to me that you say you're "not enjoying the bloodbath." I have been as much in awe of Jason's run as anyone, but I share the feeling. After a while "dominance" is too mild a word. He starts to look like the New England Patriots playing against (pick you local high school football team).

And please believe me, this is NOT to suggest anything unfair about Jason's run.
Um, James.
Don't know how that slipped in there. Sorry. Corrected.

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:00 am
alietr wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:58 am
John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am

Interesting to me that you say you're "not enjoying the bloodbath." I have been as much in awe of Jason's run as anyone, but I share the feeling. After a while "dominance" is too mild a word. He starts to look like the New England Patriots playing against (pick you local high school football team).

And please believe me, this is NOT to suggest anything unfair about Jason's run.
Um, James.
Don't know how that slipped in there. Sorry. Corrected.
LOL. Jason, Jeff, James. Whatever.

The good thing about being human is that we can experience multiple opposing feelings in our superior brains: Wow, James is awesome! I hope he loses! Poor Katie! How exciting! How sad!

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am

As for "feet of clay," I guess it helps to have a good working knowledge of the Bible. This reference comes from (IIRC) a dream interpreted by Daniel in the book of Daniel.
Sneaking a Bible question into a Daily Double in a PIG LATIN category is just brutal - and exactly why I could never pull off what James is doing. But I do understand that your best shot of winning is to go big on DDs and get to Final with a lock or crush game.

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John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:44 am
No one seems to know how he does it. I mean, we all "get" that it's a combination of insane buzzer skills, astonishing knowledge base, and ice-in-the-veins wagering bravado. But having said that, I don't think anyone "gets' how all of that can co-exist inside one player and in none of the thousands of players who have come before.
I think that in addition to what you've stated that James is exceptionally quick; he processes the clue and accesses the correct response with hyper speed. I'm enjoying the bloodbath and hope that it lasts a very long time.

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The FJ wasn't that difficult. How many regions can you name that speak Russian or is a former Soviet Satellite?

Pretty much one or two. No bonus points for knowing more like knowing Cities past Moscow, St. Petersburg, Volgograd(similar to river's name), Kaliningrad(exclave), Kazan(Tatar), Sochi(Winter Olympics), and Vladivostok(eastern)

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Also wanted to point out: funny coincidence that James' total after today ($566,660) is very close to what the theoretical maximum of what one could earn in one game of Jeopardy! is ($566,400), assuming all 3 DD's in the top row. So it only took James 9x the time.

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James made this look so easy. Shame Katie couldn't get on track.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)

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econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
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Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
100 miles*100 miles =10,000 square miles.

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boson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
100 miles*100 miles =10,000 square miles.
But how long is 100 miles?! It could be any length!
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
The other part of the clue that screamed "NOT SIBERIA" was that the clocks were moved forward, meaning you should be looking west, young man, not east.
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Volante wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:31 pm
boson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
100 miles*100 miles =10,000 square miles.
But how long is 100 miles?! It could be any length!
Dyscalculia strikes again.

Still, even if you had literally written "NOT SIBERIA" in the clue, I'd have had nothing. I know there is... something called Crimea, but have clue zero as to what that might be.
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boson wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:36 pm
econgator wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:19 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:14 pm

Big area in Russia
10,000 sq. mi. ==/== "big area" (The UP in MI is 16,000+ sq. mi.)
It is if you have zero clue how big 10,000 square miles is. That could be the size of Mars, Minnesota, Monaco, or Merdian Mall.
100 miles*100 miles =10,000 square miles.
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:13 pm

FJ was instaget - if they continue, some challenger is going to have to lead going into FJ. The area equates to about 300 miles per side -
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