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by mahatma
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Call - LL87 deadline is October 28 - JboardLite rundle is open
Replies: 8
Views: 355

Re: LL87 deadline is October 28 - JboardLite rundle is open

Just to confirm, as there are a lot of rules to try to digest for a n00b, but the paid membership levels (and thus, participation in things like this private side game) are not available to rookies, correct?
by mahatma
Thu Oct 15, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1741

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My initial reaction, going by the diversity of incorrect responses, was that this was not a great Final clue, but the more I dwell on it, the more I like it. The nickname provides sufficient TOM to narrow down what they must be talking about. The fact that the clue calls for a novel term eliminates...
by mahatma
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1396

Re: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If a country starts & ends with the same letter, it's almost always going to be A . Made it easy to solve FJ :mrgreen: But if they asked for the smallest... It would be Andorra. Aruba is a territory. If not for St Kitts and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, and Seychelles.
by mahatma
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1396

Re: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 4:35 pm
If a country starts & ends with the same letter, it's almost always going to be A. Made it easy to solve FJ :mrgreen:
But if they asked for the smallest...
by mahatma
Thu Oct 01, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with NBC's "The Weakest Link"
Replies: 75
Views: 4998

Re: Fun with NBC's "The Weakest Link"

Yeah, I have to agree with you there. But I have no doubt that's a producer egging on the contestants, and not their real feelings. I mean, honestly, you're selected to go on a national primetime game show - I would think you'd be all sunshine and lollipops that day in terms of mood, with a bit of ...
by mahatma
Mon Sep 28, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1756

Re: Monday, September 28, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oof. Yeah, I should have gotten FJ! right, but I wanted to check just how wrong my answer (FR) was: I count (9) instances of the initials, but that does not include French Somaliland, French Equatorial Africa, or French West Africa. I feel slightly less dumb now, but still should have gotten it.
by mahatma
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2726

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's hard to write a logically consistent version of the Potter Stewart rule, but there is a sweet spot there involving common usage in US English.
by mahatma
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2726

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

AlphaDummy wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:40 pm
DBear wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:28 pm
Jeers to the contestants for running away from Westward Ho.
Fell for India in FJ :(
Another opportunity in my life that I will never have:

"I'll take 'Ho' for a thousand dollars"...
I think you meant to say 'rake'.
by mahatma
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2326

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My son played baseball as a kid with a boy named Cain. Not sure why you would name your son after a person who murdered his brother. I wonder if the spelling was Cain. If it was "Caine," he could have been named after David Carradine's character on the TV show "Kung Fu." Or Kane the professional wr...
by mahatma
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 163
Views: 4394

Re: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was taking the NYT Upshot dialect quiz, and one of the questions asked how you pronounce Mary, merry and marry. I answered 'all the same', and the heat map showed almost the entire country in dark orange, with three little blue spots: NYC/NJ, Eastern Mass, and N'awlins.
by mahatma
Wed Aug 05, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 3, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 12
Views: 1001

Re: Friday, May 3, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If it's true that the wreck discovered in 1999 was not the Carpathia, but the Isis, and the Carpathia was actually found in 2000, shouldn't this 2002 question have reflected that?
by mahatma
Fri May 01, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 5704

Re: Friday, May 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That FJ could use some copy editing. At first I thought it was asking about an English-speaking country with a Spanish article in it. The actual clue is way less interesting. Agree 100%. My suggested wording: It's the only country in the world whose English name contains a Spanish article. I do thi...
by mahatma
Wed Apr 15, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3667

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ! broke my streak of 7 straight gets. The town name and rest of the clue led me to the right area, but I couldn't narrow it down and guessed Venezuela because I think that is next to French Guiana... I was thinking 'Isn't it regular ol' Guyana that borders Venezuela?', and went for a quick G...
by mahatma
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4042
Views: 567033

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:28 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:31 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:29 pm
There's a Mr. Burns in The Simpsons?!
OH COME ON!
I just think that if you're going to ask for a Simpsons character in the top box, it should be someone a little more iconic than that.
Like Smithers?
by mahatma
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 214
Views: 43264

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

45 New York
by mahatma
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 14776

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

45 for rillz on this one, after 48 and 45 (if I give myself 'skinny hinny') from the video on Tuesday/Wednesday.

Blanked completely on the Italian author (not sure I've ever heard that) and young female prime minister. Simply wrong on Wagner, Farrow and 'Shallow'.
by mahatma
Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 14776

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Are we sure the Mexico painter wasn't
Spoiler
Frida Kahlo
?
by mahatma
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 6859

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ for me, but I did need the dialogue to assist. Given just the year, it would have been a guess between a couple of films. Even having the movies (mostly) memorized, I would be leery of a question that was just '1970 Best Picture winner'. I've seen too many arguments of the form 'That mo...
by mahatma
Tue Dec 10, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 4674

Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"? Is gilligan a death metal band? there should be one...want to be one of the founding members? my vocals are shot in my old age, but i can still churn out some decent growls and grunts...screams a bit shakier though I'll ...
by mahatma
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 4674

Re: TD 435 - Narrowing Nine (Q1-Q4 revealed)

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 am
wouldn't it have been awesome if gilligan had done "sunshine on my shoulders"?
Is gilligan a death metal band?