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by talkingaway
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1261

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

For FJ!, I figured TV wasn't a household item until the VERY late 40s, at earliest. Thought it would be past FDR, and even if FDR had been around for when TV really penetrated the market, they probably would have minimized his media exposure due to his "secret" wheelchair. Ike felt too late, and Tru...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, I put U.S., Mexico, and Guatemala. TIL where the Yucatan Peninsula is. (I was obviously thinking of Baja California.) Same reasoning here, but I somehow had an even worse answer. I also mixed Yucatan up with Baja, so Mexico and US were put down...and, uh...okay, westernmost country...uh....we...
by talkingaway
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1128

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

I'm glad I'm not the only one who corrected Alex that a portion of a portion of the population wears pads....but, in Alex's defense, I don't think that would have ever been an answer in that category. The Bethany Hamilton clue had me swerving. I didn't read the clue fast enough, and listening/readin...
by talkingaway
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

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

Did anyone else notice this? Kimberly Flynn: 4800-4800=0 Lindsay Evans: 11400-1801=9599 Nick Klotz: 15400+7401=22801 (New Champ) Surely Lindsay meant to bet 1799, preserving a residue of 9601 in case of a miss and keeping Kimberly shut out if she doubles up to 9600. That would be a pretty shrewd wa...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

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

Congrats, Nick, and good retroluck tomorrow! FJ! had me literally thinking until the BOM-BOM. I immediately went to the Statue of Liberty. Oh, that poem. Who wrote it? I forget. What's the name of it? Uh...Lazarus Awakes? But who? Who wrote it? Frustrated, I typed in "Who is Lazarus?" in my spreadsh...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1581

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a series of beefs about tonight's game : * why did they accept Annapolis when the clue asked for the name of a military academy? How is that any better than someone answering Portugal when asked for a language? Honestly, I think I've almost always heard it called Annapolis, but your mileage ...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1581

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, I've never seen the warning myself, but I actually knew that fact cold. If you gave me a list of 10 TV shows and had me identify which one(s) had warnings at the beginning of them, I'm choosing "All In The Family" as the first easy one, every day - unless "Ellen" (not "The Ellen DeGeneres S...
by talkingaway
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if they were being too generous by accepting his pronunciation of the ancient name of Mexico City. Was that fair to everyone else who has ever been emanciptated of winnings because of a mispronunciation? He didn't mispronounce it. He said it hesitantly, and with a big pause before the end,...
by talkingaway
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Welp, that FJ! was a NHO for me. I'm pretty bad on modern literature that wouldn't have been part of the high school or college curriculum in the late 80s or early 90s. I assume the clue was tantamount to "Name a modern Chilean author who emigrated to the US", right? Wanted so badly for a contestant...
by talkingaway
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

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

The "Mandela Effect" is dumb pseudoscience and should not have been dignified with a category on America's Favorite Quiz Show. They've been doing astrology-related clues for a long time. Anyway, I see the Mandela Effect as pop culture, not science. I always thought it was like that, too. I'd read a...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 19, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1613

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't think I've ever studied the history of the Philippines formally; the only real political knowledge I think I have of them is vague memories from my childhood of Marcos and Corazon Aquino. Maybe we did a little in American History? I dunno. Any regional historical knowledge of the East for me...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3886
Views: 454176

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

I utterly disagree with "Kids' Week FJ!" Nothing in the clue implied that it was comparatively recent, so it could've been something that happened 500 years prior to 2020, 2002, 1992, 1892, 1692, 1492, 492, or 16 AD. And if you thought the way I did, you could get snagged trying to think of maybe S...
by talkingaway
Wed Mar 18, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

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

Happy to say I read the FJ! clue three times, just to make sure I didn't make the same mistake that Kris did. But c'mon - something that happened at least 500 years ago, involving Spain and Italy? It helps that the vocal Italian population in the North End of Boston typically have a big parade for C...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The year 1997 should have been a red flag (pun intended) for me. But no - for some reason, I didn't think of China, even though I read recently that "China" is one of the most common correct J! responses. Also, when I initially learned about when Hong Kong was to be returned to the Chinese, I though...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2311

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

I was a chem major, and I'll admit, I didn't notice the potassium error, either, and even if I had been asked to proof the clue without any references, I would have missed it. Granted, when I play along, I tend to quickly translate the clue into a normal question as quickly as possible, including al...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2311

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

I've always understood the rule on Jeopardy to be that you are not penalized if you fix a grammatical error for example by changing Singin to singing but you are in trouble if you drop a g, such as changing Waiting for Godot to Waitin' for Godot. Heaven Help me if I ever get on the show and Final J...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2311

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

Shower thought this morning (seriously) - would a contestant get dinged for "Singing In The Rain"? Different situation than Gangsta's/Gangster's Paradise. I think the distinction between gangsta and gangster is what caused the neg. According to Merriam-Webster: Definition of gangsta 1 : a member of...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 71
Views: 6644

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

Closing the Sony cafeteria can only be a good thing. :lol: Seriously, I wouldn’t want to get on a plane right now. Nothing will stop me from going if they call me. Planes have great filtration systems, and since so many feel the way you do, I think I would be able to maintain distance from others :...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 71
Views: 6644

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

I now have my doubts as to whether they'll be able to make a "full" season. Here in Massachusetts, we can't have more than 25 people in a given place, so pretty much everything besides grocery stores and pharmacies will be closed. No restaurants with seating - everything's take-out or delivery. And ...
by talkingaway
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/9/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1615

Re: FJs for the 3/9/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: First Box of Glory for me! Streak is still just 5, thanks to Moana. The only one I was nervous about was the geography/religion/demographics one - but I talked myself into the fact that India has an absolutely huge population, so they...