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by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 89
Views: 3597

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Bruins fan (sorry, Ontario!), that $800 NHL clue stung. A once-in-a-lifetime (at least on average) Game 7 Stanley Cup Final with home ice, and it did NOT end well. I was there. Still salty. And St. Louis style pizza STINKS! I was rooting for the Blues, but I have to agree with you that St. Lou...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 4964

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Probably my second-favorite thing about today's match was getting Lach Trash on Morticia Addams, Bring Your Own Device, and keylogger. On Brad's DD, I think I would have said melancholy but been prepared to switch quickly to melancholia. For size/seize I said mass/amass, but I think I'd get an "ooh,...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5283

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I apologize if someone else has already mentioned this, but it was impressive that James came so close despite not uncovering a single Daily Double. I noticed but hadn't mentioned. No one else has. That is kinda scary. Great first matchup. James with a 60,000 two-game total without hitting a DD is ...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1698

Re: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sadly, I think "stay clam" would be incorrect because it does not imply the change of status from open to closed that "clam up" does, but I would pay a lot for a glimpse at Alex's reaction in the alternate universe where a contestant said that. I got FJ! correct as a Hail Mary; had trouble parsing t...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2162

Re: Friday, January 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hey hey! I just added a Constitutional amendments deck to my Anki set this week. Poll request: If they had asked which amendment it was, I could have gotten 16th. Request seen. I would known it was not 15 or 18 and been left with a coin toss where I don't know which way I would have gone. I would h...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1052

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

I got Grand Rapids and Interlochen, feel like I should have gotten Saginaw. Jackson doesn't ring a bell.

Interlochen was an instaget for me because they run an adult amateur chamber music camp each summer and I've been to it two or three times.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Jan 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2603

Re: Tuesday, December 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was something on TV Back in the Day that had a Chicago zip mentioned all the time. Either 60601 or 60606. Can't remember if it was a show or an ad. But that is how I knew it instantly (besides knowing Chicago comes in at #3 nowadays). Some help, please? I have a recollection of a game show an...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vowela wrote:
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:19 am
For FJ! I went with acrylic painting. I totally misunderstood what the clue was asking for.
That's the same response I gave!
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1750

Re: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 11:05 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:57 pm
Davis Cup = tennis seemed obscure for the top box.
It's not, but on a personal level, I keep mixing it up with Ryder (golf)...

Anyone have a Davis/Ryder mnemonic I could steal?...
I dunno, you ride on a golf cart?
by Linear Gnome
Thu Dec 12, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2264

Re: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Judges: TMI for semi-incorrectly saying that Dougray Scott is "Prince Charming"? The "Ever After" name is apparently Crown Prince Henry. Seems like negbait to me, since the reflexive response is to refer to the Disney adaptation. I recalled a response of The Prince, and the archive agrees with me. ...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15256

Re: LL83: Learned League

Playing from the sidelines. I opted for Plath over Dickinson, but in retrospect, I should have gotten it because of the "Yellow Rose of Texas" rule.

I never knew why turbinado sugar was called that, but I figured it out.

My Pop Music score isn't so good, but I'm 58 so "Soul Train" was an instaget.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2344

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What sort of brain dysfunction would cause me to precall "Algonquin" and have no idea after I see the clue? I remember hearing that, in the old days, J! would start some sequence of games with players who achieved minimum passing scores, then gradually ramp up the scores. If I thought they were stil...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3840

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who heard "Sidney Lauper"?

Whiffed on FJ!.
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 3328

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

I don't think this has been mentiioned yet. As of Season 29, the players were walked to mid-stage for the post-game chat with Alex. I remember the change being made to having the players stay at their places, but I don't remember when it was.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15256

Re: LL83: Learned League

I've now played 583 match days and still haven't had either a Buckner win or loss. Exactly the same for me (although I've had a Buckner tie -- not that that's really a thing). I'm inactive so I don't have access to my stats, but I'm pretty sure that, in 16 seasons (400 match days), I had exactly on...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2758

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

ObThread: He may be an underdog, but I'm rooting for Ken FTW. Ok, I gotta ask: what Usenet group(s) did you post to? I tended to be more of a lurker than a poster, but some of my groups were rec.arts.tv, rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5, sci.math, and alt.callahans. Also used to read rec.humor.funny and rec...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2758

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

Well, there's the three tenors. But that was living tenors (and Pavarotti's gone now), so it was never a GOAT grouping. I doubt there's any consensus on the top three of all time. Caruso would probably make the list since he's the Citizen Kane of tenors. You have to include him even if privately yo...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2399

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"MIS"INFORMATION for $2k: It can be a collection of writings by different authors, or a mixture of various items I said mish-mash. Judges? I'd have to give the thumbs-down. It definitely fits the second definition, but I don't think I've ever heard of a collection of writings by different authors b...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 5195

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Liquor" BMSes to volume? Why not, and what else to do? It would be hard to justify deeming "liquor" wrong. Technically, a more helpful prompt would have been "be more general", but that would have given away too much. That was my first reaction, but it could be argued that specifying *what* about ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3817

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:54 am
I didn't realize "jeremiad" was so obscure.
I'm familiar with the term (which helped me get FJ!), but I can't identify where/how I encountered it.