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by The Talking Mime
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists
Replies: 47
Views: 979

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

I don't mind Mike's hosting so far. His energy/enthusiasm feels awkward compared to Ken or Alex, but other than that, he's doing a solid job for filling in the gaps. I won't mind seeing him for 8 more episodes. FJ was an instaget. "Oscars" + "sequel" pretty much leads to only The Godfather or Lord o...
by The Talking Mime
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1753

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

There was a clue in the May 1, 2019 game that triggered a good bit of discussion re: Icelandic surnames. That is where I first learned of it. https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?p=307000#p307000 (and subequent posts, and into the TPH education thread) I honestly had no idea about Icelandic naming custo...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1717

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leander wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:53 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:21 pm
Phil has a lookalike, and I can't place it. This is gonna bug me.
Try Jason Lee. “My Name Is Earl”
I was thinking Thomas Lennon. Didn't think of Jason Lee, but now I can't unsee it.

Another Taj Mahal. Was thinking of manmade landmarks instead of natural ones.
by The Talking Mime
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3765

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

Not even six weeks after his last game aired. This is just so shocking and sad. Condolences to all his family and friends.
by The Talking Mime
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1576

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It is a worthy cause but other than the Tuesday lady I wouldn’t want any of them to read clues again. I definitely wouldn't have minded if they spread these STEM categories over the course of a month or two instead on a week. 5 days in a row just seems like overkill. Reading a book about 20th centu...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1346

Re: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Zeppelin, too. Hadn’t realized that they were looking for the name of a particular aircraft. Ditto. Just plainly asking for an aircraft made me think they just wanted the mode of transport, instead of a specific craft. "Second president" is a TOM in hindsight, but I don't know much beyond th...
by The Talking Mime
Sun Feb 07, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 463

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Synergy on Monday. Didn't know about the alternate pronunciation for Seuss, but got that one due to the Dartmouth connection. Got C-SPAN, but I don't think I get the channel in my area, thus my reason for not checking that box. Found ...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1551

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Remembering this FJ helped me to get tonight's. I think that FJ helped me subconsciously. Had a thought of "wait, wasn't one of the Louis kings nicknamed the Sun King?" and I immediately wrote down Apollo instead of Helios and stuck with it. Didn't really make the connection to this old FJ until af...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2094

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had me write the wrong guy and after that I had a second thought. Looking at both names I went the right way on a Dawson Crossin' and I would have howled if I had 50/50/90ed myself since it went 100% on the show. [Whew!] I had Kerouac from the beginning, but I did consider Ginsberg. Sa...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2007

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious if anyone who got one of the two was thrown by the "opposite sides" stipulation? E.g. you guessed Monaco/Turkey or Algeria/Israel. I guess I was. I got Monaco right away, and immediately looked east instead of south. I ended up with Egypt as my second guess, and that's after I crossed o...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2007

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious if anyone who got one of the two was thrown by the "opposite sides" stipulation? E.g. you guessed Monaco/Turkey or Algeria/Israel. I guess I was. I got Monaco right away, and immediately looked east instead of south. I ended up with Egypt as my second guess, and that's after I crossed o...
by The Talking Mime
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 22
Views: 624

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Left a blank page on Tuesday. Don't think I've ever stayed at a Motel 6. Knew "Godwin" for the K2 clue, but didn't know the second part so I clammed. The only U.S. states I've been in are along the East Coast. I live about a...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1932

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If having movie buff Ken Jennings as host means we get one FJ a week that's tangentially related to the movies, I'm even more on board with naming him permanent host. Unlike last week's clue though, I got this one, and I got it instantly.
by The Talking Mime
Sun Jan 17, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 692

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: My post-Trebek era is off to a rotten start. Translated "Viva" in my head, but came up with nothing after that. Wrote La Bamba as a last second effort. Crossed out Netherlands and put U.K., forgetting that "British Guiana" is no longer a current country. Jeopard...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4903

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had "Viva" translated in my head, but then drew a total blank. Couldn't get further than that. Wrote "La Bamba" just to have something written down. I should've written the minimal translation I had, since everything clicked when I saw Julia's incorrect response. Ken held his own really well I thoug...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 977

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Wrote Don Quixote with maybe two seconds left, so I couldn't think of a secondary character. I can never remember Sancho Panza's name anyway, so it didn't really matter. Not into superhero movies, so I negged Wednesday with 1917. I feel pret...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4799

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a run it's been; hosting over 8,000 episodes, inspiring and entertaining millions of viewers and becoming a cultural icon in the process. His life ended earlier than we would've liked, but what a life it was. Thank you for everything, Alex. The impact you've left will remain for a long time. It...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2528

Re: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ was also educational for me because I would have bet the farm that Don Quixote was 1500s, not 1600s. That's a good thing to fix. I initially wrote down Friday, then I thought of Don Quixote, but sat on it because I thought it was a 1500s novel as well. I decided it made more sense to change...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/14/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 757

Re: FJs for the 12/14/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :( Had a streak of 7 in a row broken when I said Hamlet for Thursday. I did consider Hallmark, but thought it wasn't that old, so I stuck with my original hunch of Sears. Bit on the Hudson and Ben Franklin baits. There's a show I'm binging online that I'm 5 ...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Dec 18, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3747

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

What, you figure all us flightless types are pals? Lat time I talked to a road runner was when ACME left a package on my front porch that was supposed to go somewhere else. But you got the last five words right, so... partial credit. "If I'd thought of the right response I'd have said". I'm pretty ...