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by Linear Gnome
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 35
Views: 899

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

I lived in Las Vegas from 1987 to 1990. During that time period, while visiting a friend who was going to USC, I went to the studio for the 50-question test but didn't make the cut. I took the online test in 2007, 2010, and 2012 and was 3 for 3 in audition invitations (I have an inkling that females...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1566

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

(Missed Jason Aldean(Though I have heard of him.), and Milodoxil.) Still missed it. It's minoxidil. I'm not sure what it says about me that I was too slow to pull out "minoxidil", but, when spotted "minoxidil', instantly converted it to "dimoxinil" from a Simpsons episode that's nearly 30 years old.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1528

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm pretty good with the provinces, but I didn't have a sense of where the territories fit in geographically. In fifth grade, I did a social studies assignment on Saskatchewan, which probably helps a bit. Probably not a whole lot, though, since Nunavut didn't exist then. Helps with the stuff I do k...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1528

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’m pretty good with geography but I totally blew that one! I said Alberta & Manitoba! I’ve tried using that pneumonic device (BASM) but I forgot it when it counted. How many days in a row is it for one hit wonders? Mnemonic. I'm pretty good with the provinces, but I didn't have a sense of where th...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1528

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I live in NY, and I'm never sure of "Kristen" vs. "Kirsten", or whether there is an N somewhere in her surname. I'm not saying this speaks well for me or society, just reporting. Seems like a good reason not to give the first name--only one opportunity to mess up. Speaking of messing up, I need to ...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1528

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed with Alberta and Saskatchewan--I knew that the Northwest Territory was big, but I didn't realize that it stretched that far east. I got to see J! instead of a briefing today and watched off the DVR. I ran it back, and Leanne said "Kristen Gillibrand". I expected a score change before FJ!. E...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2250

Re: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am now a Khalilah fangirl. Sometimes people forget that this is a game and can be fun even whilst being competitive. I can only imagine how much editing they tried to do with her energy. (I speak from experience, having had a sotto voce comment cut out while the laughter remained.) I found Khalil...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1861

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

WHAT AN IDIOM! for $200: "It doesn't affect me adversely, so it's "No skin" from here". Accepted response: "off my nose". My response: "off my back". I assume this is just a regional difference? I'd think so. I'd also imagine that "commissioning" would be an acceptable alternative response for "pro...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1391

Re: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My only precall was Lemon Law, was never, ever going to get the Lend-Lease Act. My NBC station cut to briefings at 4:45 yesterday and 4:55 today, so I really appreciate the miraculously fast entry of games into the Archive. (Though this thread would have been enough today.) TIL that disc brakes use ...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 25, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1861

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"I'm Arnold Horshack, the last."

["Why the last, Horshack?"]

" 'cause, when dey made me, dey broke da mold."
by Linear Gnome
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 77
Views: 7498

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Sorry, John Boy, I already called dibs.
Now, now: there's well over six feet between podiums 1 and 3.

The bad news is that Watson will be at podium 2.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2023

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Messenger RNA was in the top row but it seems like the hardest clue in the category. It looked like mRNA wasn't immediately accepted but I can't tell if that was intentional or if the hesitation was because Kris kept speaking. Given that it was in the top row, my best guess is that the answer on th...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2472

Re: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:55 pm
Linear Gnome wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Dumb question: at least two posters have referred to Sid as "Katz". Is there some reference I'm missing
His name is Sid Katz.
I knew that.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2472

Re: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dumb question: at least two posters have referred to Sid as "Katz". Is there some reference I'm missing? The Potassium mistake is a serious one (regardless of its effect on the outcome), and I'm a little ashamed that I didn't notice it in real time--the periodic table is in my wheelhouse, though I d...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38468

Re: Learned League 84

Public Service Announcement: the Midseason Classic is this weekend.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 5280

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:08 pm
Derp. Somehow I had the Magna Carta in 1315. It's slipups like that that worry me.
Do you watch Better Call Saul? The year of the Magna Carta was a plot point.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, March 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Some time in December, I pre-called a FJ! response and managed not to get it.

Today, I got "alb" instantly and still managed not to get "albatross".

How? What? How? Three excellent questions.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38468

Re: Learned League 84

I took the "!" at the end of the TV question as a cue to answer with a show that ends in "!", so that's what i tried to do, though "Rescue me! ( sic )" doesn't, actually. I think the exclamation point is because it was a running bit on the show (which became a meme) that it's never lupus, making it...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 04, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 10793

Re: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OK, judges: granting that "fallacious" was the desired response, I came up with "specious". Close enough?
by Linear Gnome
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 9028

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Back in the Art Fleming days, or even in the early Trebek years, a clue like today's surely would have asked about "these" discoveries of Galileo, rather than "the" discoveries of Galileo. Substituting "these" for "the" would leave it unclear what the clue was asking for. Something like "some" woul...