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by heppm01
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1880

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.

viewtopic.php?p=307000#p307000 (and subequent posts, and into the TPH education thread)
by heppm01
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1578

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:29 am
he obviously knew who they were going for
I find myself thinking this periodically but it is a terrible idea. Whether a response is correct or not is usually pretty cut and dried; whether a response is "close enough" is open to interpretation and opens a huge can of worms.
by heppm01
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1866

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

Anyone else think that for "In Genesis 4 this murder takes place", Cain and Abel should have gotten a BMS?
by heppm01
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1278

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I the only one who was floored at how quickly the contestants got the "Countries' Translated Names" clues? I had barely finished reading, let alone attempt a translation, and they had already rung in and moved on.
by heppm01
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1622

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

Huh, Sun King never occurred to me. Same here. Saw the title "Of the Night" and ignored the garish sun. Went instead to the dark side with Pluto/Hades. Ditto on Hades. Also, I can name a zillion gods but if I had to guess if they were Greek or Roman I would score barely above 50% so that particular...
by heppm01
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1621

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm counting turtle for tortoise. Probably safe; I can't find any instances in the Archive of someone being negged on "turtle" when "tortoise" was expected. At most you'd get a BMS, I think. And here I was wondering if my "tortoise" would have gotten a BMS to "giant tortoise". FWIW, all tortoises a...
by heppm01
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2189

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm bucking the trend with my FJ response of Donegal. Alas, Donegal is in northern Ireland, but unfortunately not in Northern Ireland :lol:
by heppm01
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 456 - 49 [Final results]
Replies: 22
Views: 825

Re: TD 456 - 49 [Q5-Q6 revealed]

clt013 wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:00 am
ALL SHEEP LINE - 28

16. twelvefootboy - 29
17. heppm01 - 31
Back off, it's mine!
by heppm01
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2059

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Bamaman, for FJ, had to guess between Motel 6 and Super 8. Guessed correctly, but my logic was merely "which one have I heard mentioned on Jeopardy! more often?" Turns out the 8 was from $8.88, so the rate wasn't actually in the name. Good to know. I combined the names from both companies and ...
by heppm01
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 5054

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

So when are Gilbert Gottfreid and Fran Drescher hosting? :lol:
by heppm01
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 5054

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

Sure, Ken was reading faster but the recent reruns reminded me that Alex also used to read a lot faster. More jarring to me was Ken's pitch - his voice is considerably higher than Alex's.

Solid first effort, but I'll need to hear him say "genre" before a final judgement. :lol:
by heppm01
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2191

Re: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't we just have a clue about the John Updike "Rabbit" series, or was is in one of the repeats?
by heppm01
Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2650

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

Another precall for Don Quixote. Quickly read the clue, saw no reason to change, sat smugly for the next 29 seconds. Had I parsed it a little closer I would have realized they were not asking for the title character. Lesson learned.
by heppm01
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2226

Re: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's been a tough FJ! week for me, picking responses that are plausible but incorrect. Today was Mel Brooks.

[edit: Huh, it appears Mel Brooks it still alive. Whoops.]
by heppm01
Fri Dec 25, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know what a pyrrhic victory is but did not know the term was derived from a person. I went with Hannibal.
by heppm01
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1211

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO Marjorie Karmel so that was no help. Went with Albert Schweitzer on the vaguely french connection and a dim recollection that there is a foundation related to him.
by heppm01
Tue Dec 08, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3302

Re: Monday, December 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought manticore and gorgon were pretty bad guesses, but if someone had written unicorn I would have laughed out loud. I was pretty confident my response of auroch was correct. I'm curious if any boardies got this solely from clue context, without any prior knowledge of the animal being mentioned...
by heppm01
Wed Dec 02, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2699

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For some reason AT&T TV showed a rerun of Mackenzie Jones (her seventh game I think). This is confusing to me. Is there some way to watch J! on AT&T TV other than watching it on your local affiliate's channel? I have AT&T TV but I always watch it on KOMO and they showed the correct show last night....
by heppm01
Wed Dec 02, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you want to see from the vault?
Replies: 31
Views: 2534

Re: What do you want to see from the vault?

FWIW and I don't know if this is related, but last night watching WDIV (Detroit) via AT&T TV was a rerun of Mackenzie Jones' seventh(?) game.
by heppm01
Wed Dec 02, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2699

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For some reason AT&T TV showed a rerun of Mackenzie Jones (her seventh game I think).

Played off the archive. Knee-jerked English Channel for FJ! but remembered that swimming it is a "thing". Knew the Strait of Gibraltar was too narrow so that left the Mediterranean by default.