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by StevenH
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 12
Views: 320

Re: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1915 + "story" + European was enough to get me to the correct author, but I certainly wasn't confident. I agree that it was a weak clue.
by StevenH
Fri Jun 18, 2021 6:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Tough day yesterday. I lost 1(2)-2(2). My gets were cotangent and cotton/increase. And I really loved the latter question. But I cannot believe that I couldn't pull Elbe. My thought process was "not the Oder, that's between Germany and Poland. What's that other 4-letter river!?" I ended up having to...
by StevenH
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I had 2 correct yesterday and am back down to the relegation zone to E. I made a dumb mistake and picked Tantalus over Midas. I wasn't sure if Tantalus had ever been a king, but I remembered that Sisyphus, who was also famously punished in Greek mythology was a king, so I thought that Tantalus may h...
by StevenH
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1540

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It did seem strange to refer to the Monroe Doctrine as a "statement," but FJ was an instant get. The clue made me think of isolationism, which is a Pavlov for the Monroe Doctrine. I didn't think of laissez-faire, but I associate it with the 18th century.
by StevenH
Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 68
Views: 1772

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

She did okay, but her energy level was a bit much and I thought that she went too far with the additional comments after clues. But I think that she has a good voice for reading clues and I liked her enunciation. I think that her flaws are correctable, so I rank her 4th behind Buzzy, Anderson Cooper...
by StevenH
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I thought that I had been doing so well to recover from the horrid season that I had last season. But then this week I went 0-5-0, which dropped me from 14th to 23rd in my D rundle. I now have the top spot in the relegation zone. I made a really dumb mistake on the Close Encounters of the Third Kind...
by StevenH
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Gotta say, I'm baffled that over half the league doesn't know what a first down signal looks like. Sadly, combined with my horrendous defense this season, that turned my six-pack into a 9(6)-9(5) tie. I'm not a football fan and had no idea, but I got it on a lucky guess. I got 3 points for it and a...
by StevenH
Thu Jun 03, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I am surprised at the leaguewide get rates on some of yesterday's questions. I would have expected Galapagos to play easy and Rhinoceros to play a little tough, but not to the levels that they did. The Pirsig book also did not ring a bell for me at all, but apparently that was something that I shoul...
by StevenH
Mon May 31, 2021 1:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP ToC Winner Tom Nosek
Replies: 5
Views: 1274

Re: RIP ToC Winner Tom Nosek

I really enjoyed seeing him win a BotD game back in 2014. May he RIP.
by StevenH
Sat May 29, 2021 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5193

Re: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 8:51 am
I was in Malaga two years ago, so I wasn't missing that.
I forgot: I was in Malaga three years ago, and couldn't pull Spain from the clue. Not getting that one hurt.
by StevenH
Sat May 29, 2021 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?
Replies: 32
Views: 2582

Re: How Did Buzzy Cohen Do as Host?

DBear wrote:
Sat May 29, 2021 10:07 am
Buzzy can do everything Ken can do, plus he has the voice for hosting, which Ken doesn't have. The best so far.
This.

As much as I like watching Ken play the game, he just...isn't a game show host to me. My top three are easily Buzzy, Anderson, Rodgers (in that order).
by StevenH
Fri May 28, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5193

Re: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had a bad brain fart on the J! round DD, and confused Yammassoukro with Yaounde. Both DJ round DDs were too easy. Like others here have mentioned, I got FJ on an educated guess. Congrats to Sam on the win! I do feel like he was the most consistent player in the tournament. And mad props to Jennife...
by StevenH
Thu May 27, 2021 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Kirov Ballet gets only 8%? Huh... I might have had a chance at Kirov if I had approached it from the ballet angle instead of the history angle. But I didn’t know that Kirov was named for a person. I missed Rush with similar logic as MattKnowles. I also had wagon wheels under consideration but guess...
by StevenH
Wed May 26, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5808

Re: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This board felt easier than the last two. Buzzy has been my favorite host so far, but I have to say that it sounded like he cut off Jennifer before she had completed her response for the clue on the dog breed that was at the bottom of the board. I joined the contestants with the negs of "fencing" an...
by StevenH
Tue May 25, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4681

Re: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I found the J! round to be very difficult, except for the DD. I guessed Swan Lake for Sleeping Beauty on the first DJ round DD. Salk and Sabin were both instant gets; I thought for sure Ryan would know both. I got Lach Trash on Stone Temple Pilots. I saw them perform at a music festival way back in ...
by StevenH
Mon May 24, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 4779

Re: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was not a good board for me at all, but I did precall Claudius/France and Trajan/Spain in Roman Emperors. And the Rivers category was an easy run. I precalled American Gothic for FJ, but the clue was an instant get. I agree that it was a joke for a ToC FJ clue. Congratulations to Sam on reachin...
by StevenH
Fri May 21, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4718

Re: Friday, May 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was a very nice tribute to Brayden. I enjoyed this board, but I thought that both DJ round DDs were pretty easy. Eurydice (in the second row) struck me as a tougher clue than Pegasus. I was able to guess correctly on FJ from the year of birth. I didn't know that there was a King Lear character ...
by StevenH
Fri May 21, 2021 7:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I had a couple of embarrassing misses yesterday. On the Public Enemy question I was pretty sure that it was the group that also recorded the album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back, but I could not for the life of me pull the group's name. I had to guess Three 6 Mafia, even though I knew...
by StevenH
Thu May 20, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6048

Re: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even though I had my first FJ miss of the tournament I found this to be by far the easiest board so far. And aside from Havel at the bottom of the board it seemed to be an appropriate difficulty overall. Interestingly my only miss in Battles was the Korean War, in the top row. I guessed Lewis and Cl...
by StevenH
Thu May 20, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 294
Views: 16185

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

My initial reaction to yesterday's set was that it may go down as a historically easy day, but I realized when I read the questions a second time that Luzon and Ohtani might not play that easy. The only question that was not an instant get for me was watermelon, and I ended up guessing banana. I stu...