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by JemRiffster
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 17647

Re: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For Geology $1600, I guessed "fossilization." Judges? I'd BMS you. Petrification is a specific type of fossilization. Cool cool cool. Thanks! I had figured as much, but wanted to see what others thought. Gonna keep it marked as wrong 'cause I can't say for certain if I would have come up with petri...
by JemRiffster
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 17647

Re: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For Geology $1600, I guessed "fossilization." Judges?
by JemRiffster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 9160

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Got 48. Missed Bolshoi and RNA. I also misspelled "solicitor" as "soliciter", but if they accept any misspellings, they should accept that one...

I hope.
by JemRiffster
Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 15752

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

Looks like I had 46/50 correct, which I believe is the best I've ever done when taking it for realsies. I wrote "repartee" instead of "touche", realized it was wrong, and ran out of time while fixing it. (I got at least as far as the "c".) Theoretically, they might consider that, but I'm pretty happ...
by JemRiffster
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

I saw no way to pick Northern Ireland in Best Short Film at $200. What wsa the TOM there? That whole category was miles over my head. "The Troubles" was the name given to the decades-long violent conflict in N. Ireland between Irish nationalists/republicans (who want N. Ireland to join the Republic...
by JemRiffster
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8208

Re: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote: Even after that, I still don't see how those words point to this person.
Crooked body = hunchback. Crooked mind = villain. Richard III matches both of those. Of course, this requires a basic familiarity with Shakespeare.
by JemRiffster
Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8208

Re: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am about 70% sure I heard Lilly say Insane Klown Policy.
by JemRiffster
Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

Sons of Aaron = Irish? Erin, not Aaron. It's a poetic name for Ireland. Prisoners of War = Geneva? The clue referenced Hogan's Heroes, a TV show set in a WWII prisoner of war camp. Scarface? IIRC, the clue named Tony Montana, who is the main character of Scarface. For some reason, Tony Montana is i...
by JemRiffster
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

Not to cause further confusion, but bourbon, by law, is required to be made of at least 51% corn to be considered bourbon. Anything less would just be whiskey. Good to know. Thanks! WLT Queen Elizabeth at $400? The clue asked for a female figure who gives an address every Christmas. David Beckham i...
by JemRiffster
Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT Oslo, Kentucky, or Boston in the top box? There are at least two ways to get to Oslo: 1) The simple fact that Oslo used to be named Christiania or 2) Ibsen was Norwegian and Oslo is the capital of Norway. Kentucky is known for its bourbon, which is (generally) made from corn, and there are such...
by JemRiffster
Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT pitcher at $200? That whole category seemed YEKIOYD. $600 - "Important horse race" = Kentucky Derby most of the time. Ostrich is a person who refuses to face uncertain truths? That and not knowing what continent ostriches are native to threw me for a total loop. There's a common misconception t...
by JemRiffster
Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 6306

Re: Thursday, December 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

floridagator wrote:Should the new champ have been negged for "Six Day War"?
Why should he have been negged? That's what it's called.
by JemRiffster
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

I got the Gerrymander DD because of the Hawley-Smoot Rule. What? Isn't Hawley-Smoot about tariffs? The "Hawley-Smoot Rule" is a bit of a forum running gag. I've mentioned that the more fun a name is to say, the more likely I am to remember it. I use THE HAWLEY-SMOOT TARIFF as an example, due to it ...
by JemRiffster
Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT Pacific at $200? Challenger Deep could be in any ocean. That whole category was YEKIOYD. Challenger Deep is part of the Mariana Trench and the deepest point in any of the Earth's oceans. So, while it is YEKIOYD, they're essentially asking for something akin to what continent is Mount Everest on...
by JemRiffster
Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT Manson, Gloria Estefan, or war in the top box? Girl drawn into a cult + 1969 California = Charles Manson. Conga line suggests Latin music. That, plus the musician being named "Gloria", strongly points to Gloria Estefan. The clue mentioned the Japanese constitution is from 1947. That's two years...
by JemRiffster
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:Exactly. I keep thinking his name is from around that time period, because it just doesn't seem to "fit" the Revolutionary War era to me.
Huh. So I guess you've never seen the episode of The Brady Bunch where Peter plays Benedict Arnold in a school play?
by JemRiffster
Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT Captain Cook or Africa at $200? Captain James Cook is renowned for his exploration of the Pacific (making him a reasonable guess for $200, period), and the strait between New Zealand's North Island and South Island is named Cook Strait. Africa at $200: was that the Mohamed ElBaradei clue? He wa...
by JemRiffster
Wed Nov 23, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

WLT Susan B. Anthony at $200? Saw no way to get Eiffel on the DD either. Can't help you with Susan B. Anthony; my audio cut out for most of the clue, so I only guessed her because I recognized her in the picture. With Gustave Eiffel, the clue asked for a French engineer who worked in the 1870s. Gus...
by JemRiffster
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

No guess on FJ! How about a TOM or something, hmm?!? 1. Cape Town, so South Africa 2. 1989, so apartheid-era South Africa. 3. Law degree, so maybe someone involved in politics in apartheid-era South Africa? 4. Correspondence degree in absentia, so someone who was unable to attend classes in person ...
by JemRiffster
Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 521987

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

NHO any of those colleges in $200. Why should I know any of them? Well, Princeton is an Ivy League school... No guess on FJ! How about a TOM or something, hmm?!? 1. Cape Town, so South Africa 2. 1989, so apartheid-era South Africa. 3. Law degree, so maybe someone involved in politics in apartheid-e...