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by The Talking Mime
Fri Jun 04, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2259

Re: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

17th Century + giants = Don Quixote to me, and never thought of changing, though the water part did confuse me. I disagree with Mark's assessment and believe that clue was too tough as written. A mention of England or reference to it being a philosophical work would have been nice to take me away f...
by The Talking Mime
Sat May 29, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/24/21 week
Replies: 15
Views: 1102

Re: FJs for the 5/24/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Figured they might've wanted an American Tuesday, but forgot about Faulkner during my precalls. Decided to go international and said Camus. I had recently skimmed his Wikipedia page and knowing his two most famous novels were published in th...
by The Talking Mime
Fri May 28, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5193

Re: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jennifer wasted her sole solve of today's FJ! clue. 10400+2200 on DD2 after being down 27.5K going into today. :roll: I thought for sure I misheard her and that the wager was actually 10200. I don't have the slightest clue what she was thinking with that wager. She likely would have won had she wag...
by The Talking Mime
Mon May 24, 2021 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A compendium of Alexisms
Replies: 20
Views: 1963

Re: A compendium of Alexisms

Calling wagers "savvy" or "interesting." Most of the time, they were neither.
by The Talking Mime
Sun May 23, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/17/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 1663

Re: FJs for the 5/17/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: How the heck did this happen? Thinking of "draconian" helped Monday. Guessed an animal associated with Texas Tuesday instead of trying to translate the German. Vaguely remembered Yemen possibly being at the north of the Red Sea...
by The Talking Mime
Tue May 18, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 5759

Re: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yep, these are tough boards. Strangely, I've done slightly better in DJ than in the J! round, both today and yesterday. First round categories about contemporary pop music and sociology will do that to me. $6,800 in LT, all in the DJ round. Also got FJ thinking about animals associated with Texas ra...
by The Talking Mime
Mon May 17, 2021 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7191

Re: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't hate Bill as guest host, but he seemed too formal and stiff. By comparison, Buzzy was a breath of fresh air, all energetic and loose. Loved the fast, frantic pace, even though it was kind of hard to keep up at home. Excellent game to start the tournament. Very impressive performance by Ryan...
by The Talking Mime
Wed May 12, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 5878

Re: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "space era." I don't think that cuts it.
by The Talking Mime
Wed May 12, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When you don't start at the top of the category, I assume it's because you're hunting for daily doubles, and I don't see the point in half-assing it by going to the second row. I know that there's plenty of DDs in the course of a season in the second row, but it makes more sense to me to go for at ...
by The Talking Mime
Tue May 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7058

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My 50/50/90 went the wrong way as I chose the wrong one between Psalms and Proverbs. Ah well. One of my pet peeves is contestants choosing a second row clue when entering a category. Today is a perfect example of why I hate that because: -Jeff went to $400 in THAT'S FIT TO PRINT, Lara got it right, ...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Apr 23, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 7011

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Literally an hour or two before the game, I was on Netflix seeing what was available to watch. I saw Django Unchained listed and thought "Huh, haven't seen that one in a while." Would've got the clue regardless, but it was a nice coincidence. Funny how Silver Linings Playbook was a correct response ...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2552

Re: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was careful to dodge the negbait in FJ and went with Stanford. I understand how Young might have been present at the ceremony but it doesn't make sense that he would have been the one driving in the spike. I knew that Stanford was the head of one of the railroads. Utah did not become a state for ...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if anyone on the boards matched my wrong FJ to match Erin's. It's famous history near here. In 1901, Teddy was in the Adirondacks when McKinley was shot. He was staying there, and eventually began a frantic midnight trip to Buffalo. I never considered that "cabin" referred to an airplane. ...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Apr 05, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4532

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To the person who said he listens to audio of the show while driving...do not listen to this episode with this host if driving late at night or if you are very tired. Hopefully he shows more energy in the next nine episodes. JoBeth blew any chance of winning by going for the $400 Hemingway clue wit...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Mar 23, 2021 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3400

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question. There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with. Which is how I l...
by The Talking Mime
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far
Replies: 16
Views: 1319

Re: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far

I have it as Ken-Katie-Mike. I'm trying to watch the guest hosts with an open mind, but I still think Ken is perfect for the job. I thought he grew into the hosting gig very well during his time, and I think his history with and love for the show would be assets. When he had to make rulings or give ...
by The Talking Mime
Sat Mar 20, 2021 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/15/21 week
Replies: 34
Views: 1676

Re: FJs for the 3/15/21 week

:( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Had a dreadful week. Picasso saved me from the box of shame. Tried the wordplay angle for Monday, best I could do was Pandora. Tuesday was a NHO. Overlooked the "1/3 vote" part on Wednesday, said Bull Moose and Democratic. WAGed Oliver! for Thursday (which now t...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Mar 15, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3695

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, at least I got the first three letters right. I said Pandora, even though I knew Avatar wasn't based on a book. Somehow didn't think of Hunger Games , but would've had it if I remembered. Spoilering my next comment just in case since I mention last Friday's game. I love how Friday's FJ categor...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 2069

Re: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I initially wrote tanks for FJ, but it didn't feel right. I then started thinking of other American Indian tribes, and everything fell into place when I remembered the Apache. I can rest easy knowing I'll be avoiding the box of shame for another week. *wipes brow* Congrats to Jim for winning money f...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4131

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

Another Notre Dame here. I was unaware that the Louvre was that old. I'm 0/3 in FJs this week for the first time in a while.