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by tiwonge
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 13483

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

I tried to register for the test, and I got this message: OOPS! There are no tests available at this time. One or more of the following may apply: • You’ve already registered for all available online tests. • You do not qualify for any available online tests. • An online test is currently in progre...
by tiwonge
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 13483

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

I tried to register for the test, and I got this message: OOPS! There are no tests available at this time. One or more of the following may apply: • You’ve already registered for all available online tests. • You do not qualify for any available online tests. • An online test is currently in progre...
by tiwonge
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 13483

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

I tried to register for the test, and I got this message: OOPS! There are no tests available at this time. One or more of the following may apply: • You’ve already registered for all available online tests. • You do not qualify for any available online tests. • An online test is currently in progres...
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 525896

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

You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai? Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 mi...
by tiwonge
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 5943

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was trying to think of what it was (just trying to remember the group associated with Dorothy Parker, who is the only literary person I associate with jokes and gags and stuff), and I came up with Algonquin Round Circle. But that's probably not close enough to count.
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4989

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All I could think of for FJ was “incarnation”, but it didn’t seem quite Sanskrit-derived (which it isn’t, after looking it up later - Middle English derived from Latin). But definition-wise, it’s an exact match 8-) Eh, "incarnation" means roughly "made flesh" not "descent." (The "carn" root has to ...
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4989

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All I could think of for FJ was “incarnation”, but it didn’t seem quite Sanskrit-derived (which it isn’t, after looking it up later - Middle English derived from Latin). But definition-wise, it’s an exact match 8-) Eh, "incarnation" means roughly "made flesh" not "descent." (The "carn" root has to ...
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4989

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Should have gotten FJ as I am very familiar with the term, but instead I could not get "manifestation" out of my head. And really, except for the whole derived-from-Sanskrit thing, it is not too bad. "Sanskrit" primed me for Hinduism, and I know that manifestations of gods are called avatars in Hin...
by tiwonge
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4989

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

She's from Chicago, and 312 is the area code of Chicago. 1-(312) was meant to be a shoutout to her home city.
by tiwonge
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 8854

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fitzgerald was from Minnesota. I'm not sure why anybody would associate him with New Jersey who didn't already know he went to Princeton, but that fact is pretty well known. (Yes, he also went to prep school in NJ...) Leonard is too young to remember (yes, I said it!) all the publicity Brooke Shiel...
by tiwonge
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 8854

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was hoping for a Leonard statement performance. He played well and got a YEKIOYD DD and missed with a pretty good guess. He represented well. I think that his DD could be puzzled out. Fitzgerald -> New Jersey -> Princeton. At least, that's a reasonable guess, and probably the reason why they incl...
by tiwonge
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 8854

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anybody have stats on the largest amount won,lost or wagered on a Daily Double?
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 6792

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Played this FJ off the clue of the day, and found “double-talk” maybe a little misleading, as I was led to think about nonsense words and phrases, which of course got me nowhere. Never would have thought they simply meant a word repeated twice. I didn't get the "double talk" portion until after I c...
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 9384

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All I could think of for FJ was Margaret Sanger. Goldman doesn't ring a bell. Keep in mind that Brad had one really bad game previously, against Michael Rooney and Steve Chernicoff...that he somehow still won. I think that it will take more than this to take away his GOAT status. Sanger is probably...
by tiwonge
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 9384

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's a tough FJ because Goldman isn't as famous as the major suffragettes, but anyone who has read E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime should have gotten it pretty quickly. At least, that's what worked for me. A YA book I read as a teen, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/626176.The_Silver_Link_the_Silken_Tie...
by tiwonge
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I can’t be on J
Replies: 9
Views: 2104

Re: I can’t be on J

Maybe your friend can take a sabbatical...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/17/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 3897

Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

(I'm counting the Jade Emperor as a correct answer to Thursday's FJ, and my answer in the survey reflects that.)
by tiwonge
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 5018

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

JyV92 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:24 pm
More research:
Jade emperor, Daoist deity, also credited. In face BEST answer.. Historical Buddha also credited though lived thousands of years after legendary zodiacal race.

Tough question
Religious Buddha lived for thousands of years before historical Buddha in various incarnations.
by tiwonge
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 5018

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ruled out Buddha because I didn't think a religion-based answer would be "dismissed" as folklore. Would a question about Noah's Ark be considered folklore? If it's extra-canonical, I don't see why it might not be considered folklore. Not all stories about Biblical figures are found in the Bible. (T...
by tiwonge
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 5018

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Confucious here. I was unaware that magical deeds were ascribed to The Buddha. A recent LL question had to do with a whole genre of literature (in India) involving various incarnations of the Buddha. Some of these resemble fables or folklore, so it is not surprising to me. https://en.wikipedia.org/...