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by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 26, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 48
Views: 1447

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

My opponent and I zeroed each other on Tennessee. My correct answer was Lynchburg. Just curious about the ratio of TN compared to Lynchburg here? I put Tennessee, but without much confidence at all. I was pretty surprised to see 72% got that one right! It also had by far the lowest average defense,...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 980

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:18 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:09 pm
I said "core samples" but I'm sure that would have been good enough.
Should have been good enough. At worst, a BMS.
"Ice cylinders" was in the clue, so I don't even think it would warrant a BMS.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 980

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aaron's chat time provided an interesting bit of trivia about the 'Pine Tar game" that I'd never heard before. I didn't remember that, either. What I do remember, though (granted, after the Wikipedia entry triggered my memory) is that Don Mattingly played second base and he became the first left-ha...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 980

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:53 pm
NHO "ice cores". Poll request?
I said "core samples" but I'm sure that would have been good enough.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6027

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Golf wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:22 pm
The Study Guide, STUDY GUIDE thread is quite useful. Too bad page 5 has turned into a crapstorm of repeat and junk posts. This thread exists for a reason.
I just looked at page 5 and didn't see what you were talking about. Have posts been removed?
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 48
Views: 1447

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I was pretty confident the Italian region was Umbria even reasoning that umbrella must come from the same root. Of course "umbra" actually means shade, not sun, and Umbria is smack in the middle of Italy.

I got the other five and pulled out my third win.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1135

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I have a feeling that FJ clue was pretty easy for those of us in the over 50 demo. Avon was a bigger deal 40 years ago. Would younger people even know Avon exists? I'm 34 and I got it, but probably because I watched Edward Scissorhands and remember "Avon calling!" That's a nice way in. I've seen th...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1135

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Did Horse & Writer for $800 seem a little difficult to anyone else?
Elizabeth in his novel "The Pioneers" is based on his sister Hannah, who died when she fractured her skull falling off a horse
I wasn't surprised it was a triple stumper.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1135

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I have a feeling that FJ clue was pretty easy for those of us in the over 50 demo. Avon was a bigger deal 40 years ago. Would younger people even know Avon exists?
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 48
Views: 1447

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I really thought more people would get Ben. That one was a real Thorsten special. Also helium because of the connection to Helios. I got four right yesterday (missed Jif and Christmas) and my opponent got just one. Won 6(4)-1(1). Had the Holy Ghost instead of Christmas and Planter's instead of Jif (...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6027

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

On the most recent trip I took, in the summer of 2019, some friends and I stayed in a house near Zion National Park in Utah. The house was rented via VRBO.com. (It's essentially an Airbnb competitor, although it's actually been around over a decade longer.) I've been using VRBO for a long time. It'...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1360

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

floridagator wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:31 pm
I instantly knew it had to be the director of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. But then inexplicably I put down Scorsese.
Yeah, welcome to the club...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15778

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:15 pm
Steve Harvey? Not a chance in any world. Never happen.
Steve Harvey's talents would be more or less wasted on Jeopardy!
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 48
Views: 1447

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Started out with a six-pack yesterday (and a win), which is nice. No way I was getting "Driver's License" except for the SNL sketch.
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1692

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Terrible clue: it goes from Duluth to Ontario to Sault Sainte Marie. Duluth and Soo are cities; Ontario is a province, and it contains most of the perimeter of the Great Lakes. At least he pronounced it correctly and didn't say salt stee Marie. That was kinda lame. Would have been better to just le...
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 89
Views: 5868

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Johnblue wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:01 pm
Novak Djokovic won his 18th Grand Slam. He steamrolled over Daniil Medvedev in straight sets.
He's nipping right at Federer and Nadal's heels. They both have 20.
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1692

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think Mike Richards did an admirable job for his first time up to bat. I still think he needs to be demonstrably better than Ken Jennings to get the permanent gig, and so far he was not. For FJ I wrote down "Reveille" at first and then quickly crossed it out and put "Taps." That was the right cate...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nothing about KJ's last show? That surprised me a little. I figured we'd at least get a "That's all for me, you'll see Mike Richards on Monday." This surprised me also. I even played all the way through the credits expecting a parting quip. I wonder if Ken knew it was going to be his last show when...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's also an app for that! https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/kissing-cousins-icelandic-app-warns-if-your-date-is-a-relative-1.1390256 A new smartphone app is on hand to help Icelanders avoid accidental incest. The app lets users "bump" phones, and emits a warning alarm if they are closely related...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised that I wasn't specifically aware of that law change. It seems like kind of a big deal that would get written up in the papers, but maybe I just missed it that day. I also knew that Iceland was really hardcore in disallowing names that weren't on a specific list. But I also knew the ...