Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:37 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Volante wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:51 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm
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i agree with that 5k clue...no idea who those people are and no idea how that was a question to get to 5k....naming the last 2 british people to be executed for sodomy would have been easier than that and no way that would be a 5k question either
Jeopardy! valued that knowledge at $2000 about a year ago...contestant got it too. They are written about for art collecting as well as their business.
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=saatchi
Wouldn't say that's $5k level though. $50k, I'd accept with a sideeye, but $100k on, fair game.
Personally, I've known their last name in both advertising and art for decades. I'd be willing to jack up the value for a question asking for their first names...
as i have in regards to the british pair of pratt and smith...doesn't mean it warrants being a first threshold question
How about Young and Rubicam...? More comparable, I'd say...

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davey wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:37 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:04 pm
Volante wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:51 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm

Jeopardy! valued that knowledge at $2000 about a year ago...contestant got it too. They are written about for art collecting as well as their business.
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=saatchi
Wouldn't say that's $5k level though. $50k, I'd accept with a sideeye, but $100k on, fair game.
Personally, I've known their last name in both advertising and art for decades. I'd be willing to jack up the value for a question asking for their first names...
as i have in regards to the british pair of pratt and smith...doesn't mean it warrants being a first threshold question
How about Young and Rubicam...? More comparable, I'd say...
never heard of them

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Board members sighting in today's 1/16 ep.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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Board members sighting in today's 1/16 ep.
Indeed! :)

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skullturf wrote:
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Board members sighting in today's 1/16 ep.
Indeed! :)
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My wife Naurae29 was the second contestant in today's episode. I admit that neither of us have been posting very much on these boards lately.

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skullturf wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:03 pm
My wife Naurae29 was the second contestant in today's episode. I admit that neither of us have been posting very much on these boards lately.
Oh, cool! I'll have to watch then :)

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Great job, Naurae. I can’t wait to see the end tomorrow (and hopefully a more in-depth skullturf sighting)

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davey wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:40 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:42 pm
i agree with that 5k clue...no idea who those people are and no idea how that was a question to get to 5k....naming the last 2 british people to be executed for sodomy would have been easier than that and no way that would be a 5k question either
Jeopardy! valued that knowledge at $2000 about a year ago...contestant got it too. They are written about for art collecting as well as their business.
http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... ht=saatchi
This sparks a random thought. What is the trade between a Millionaire dollar value and a Jeopardy! dollar value?

In Jeopardy, getting a question right doesn't earn you the money- you still have to win the game. On the other hand there are multipliers that increase the value of the assets you have already won if you choose to use them (daily doubles, final jeopardy), conditioned of course on the probability of actually getting those right.

In Millionaire, once you get it right, you control that money. You may choose to gamble losing it, but that's your choice. So when you go from $10K to $20K that's truly an incremental $10K.

So overall ... is a $2,000 clue in Jeopardy is worth less than a $2,000 clue in Millionaire?
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The rest of the run by Naurae29 in photos from today's 1/17 episode:
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$30,000
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Next:
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Husband, skullturf, was able to help since he has been asked the question previously.  D: Mad Max
 
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$50,000
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Mara used her 50:50 and it left Deer & Sheep.
 
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Mara walked with $30,000 and when Chris asked for a guess she went A: Deer which was correct.
 
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#7104, aired 2015-07-02        ANIMALS, VEGETABLES, MINERALS $600: Having short spikelike antlers & weighing about 20 pounds, the pudu is the smallest member of this animal family

#2995, aired 1997-09-12        DEER DIARY $400: Deer range in shoulder height from 1' in the pudu to 6' 6" in this, the largest

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The pudu is a favorite of Jeopardy! alum Bob Harris.
Not many people can say they've lost four times on Jeopardy!.

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teapot37 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:03 pm
The pudu is a favorite of Jeopardy! alum Bob Harris.
Yeah, when she didn't immediately lock in A, I thought, "Too bad, she hasn't read Prisoner of Trebekistan."

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Deer seemed most likely to me, by reading that question. The Mad Max one I didn't know and guessed wrong.

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Congrats on playing a great game, Mara!
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$30k = Seen Rudy (Ruettiger) but not the others. Leaned Mad Max for no reason, glad I was right!

$50k - Thought (correctly) of deer. Bob's book never occurred to me until seeing the previous posts.. guess it's been awhile.
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I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question.

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jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:00 pm
I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question.
From GSN's Common Knowledge a few days ago and copied from here: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/categor ... knowledge/

#1: Which of the following’s the correct definition of biannual- twice a yr., every two yrs. or twice every other yr.?

Twice a yr.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:07 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:00 pm
I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question.
From GSN's Common Knowledge a few days ago and copied from here: https://bobbymgsk.wordpress.com/categor ... knowledge/

#1: Which of the following’s the correct definition of biannual- twice a yr., every two yrs. or twice every other yr.?

Twice a yr.
Sure, but they have biennial for every two years.

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That would have been my guess looking at that question.

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jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:00 pm
I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question.
I agree. Whoever is editing their questions missed that peoblem. Fortunately, she chose correctly.

Nice run, Naurae and skullturf!

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jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:00 pm
I checked both Merriam-Webster and the OED, and both confirmed my thought that bimonthly can mean either twice a month OR every two months. I'm absolutely baffled that they would use that question.
I reassured myself that the midpoint of January falls on the 16th. I know twice-monthly things don't necessarily get distributed evenly, but the use of the 15th rather than the 16th was enough to tell me they intended the options to represent biweekly, monthly, sesqui-monthly, and bimonthly.

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