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by heppm01
Wed Jul 28, 2021 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1391

Re: Tuesday, July 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Started with Cerberus but it didn't make sense the guardian of the underworld would make an offering to the sun god. Phoenix came quickly after that.
by heppm01
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1030

Re: Tuesday, July 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After furiously shouting at my brain to STOP THINKING IT'S MALTA over and over I finally had the similarity click into place for the solve.
by heppm01
Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1235

Re: Thursday, July 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Spinnerets sounded nautical and I headed to seaward novels. Before long I realized I conflated it with spinnaker and reset my search. Best I could come up with was Sancho Panza, with misgivings.
by heppm01
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1544

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

My only idea in FJ was the Citadel. I must have missed a story somewhere. I considered The Citadel but as a military U I wasn't sure if it was considered "public". Then I started working on various Texas and Tennessee schools, thinking it was an acronym. No luck there either. I'm amazed at the appa...
by heppm01
Tue Jul 06, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What are the extremes for JBoard FJ get rate?
Replies: 0
Views: 237

What are the extremes for JBoard FJ get rate?

As of this writing the get rate in the weekly poll stands as follows: Got all five - 5 (7%) Missed all five - 9 (13%) Maybe I just haven't been paying attention, but I don't recall seeing such a large spread before, especially with the "missed" leading. I don't know if this data is easily accessible...
by heppm01
Wed Jun 30, 2021 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1422

Re: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got Prussia without trouble but no clue on the other half. The use of "A blue pigment" led me to believe they were looking for some sort of raw material used to generate a color, not the color itself. Why not just say "Two colors..." or something similar.
by heppm01
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1854

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 7:28 pm
I had a feeling someone might try to make the poem's name into 10 letters.
<raises hand> Dammit, it doesn't fit! Knew it had two "b"s so I looked elsewhere. "Borogoves" is too short, as is "albatross". This is the first time I left a response blank in ages.
by heppm01
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1670

Re: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rejected Webster because I did not think he was contemporaneous with Dickinson, but that was just sloppy clue parsing on my part. Another tally for Roget here.
by heppm01
Sun Jun 20, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/14/21 week
Replies: 19
Views: 611

Re: FJs for the 6/14/21 week

I don't care either way about the bet reminder, but for the sake of fairness it should be handled consistently.
by heppm01
Sat Jun 19, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1654

Re: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Played off the archive. For FJ I picked up on the pronoun oddity but didn't know what to do with it. Use of the word "story" instead of "novel" led me away from authors better known for lengthier works. Best I could come up with was Chekov (who died in 1904). I don't think it was a bad clue and give...
by heppm01
Wed Jun 09, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2013

Re: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The correction of "metal" to "heavy metal" was bizarre. The latter term is rarely used anymore. How to start a fight in a room full of music nerds: 'Metal and Heavy Metal [or Rock/Rock and Roll; Country/Country & Western; Punk/Punk Rock; Alternative/Alternative Rock/Alt Rock...] are different names...
by heppm01
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2013

Re: Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...For the last DJ clue, I said viticulture rather than wine since they are growing grapes in the photo. Judges?... I'd allow it. I forgot the exact wording and just started spouting related words. "Grapes! Vineyards! Oenology!" I had viticulture as well and have a beef with the response of "wine"....
by heppm01
Thu Jun 03, 2021 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2377

Re: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did Mayim have some happy juice before the game? She seemed a little too giddy and amused by too many of the clues today. I noticed this too and must admit I found it a bit annoying. I found it extremely annoying. So much so that for me it DQs her from a permanent gig. I gave her a pass during the ...
by heppm01
Thu May 27, 2021 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 6382

Re: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ since the nicknames were French and Italian I looked away from composers of those nationalities and settled on Wagner.
by heppm01
Tue May 25, 2021 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 5195

Re: Monday, May 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew exactly what painting they were referring to but had no idea what it was called. This is unfortunately all too common for me. Wrote down Dogs Playing Poker just to have something :lol:
by heppm01
Thu May 20, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6966

Re: Wednesday, May 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Switched from Saudi Arabia to Yemen about halfway through the think music.

Judges: Between Hell and High... for $600: "Like pell-mell, it's a hyphenated rhyming term for confusion." I responded with higgly-piggly. Any good reason why I shouldn't credit myself?
by heppm01
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3111

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was thinking of Lizzy Borden's crime, wrote down Carrie Nation instead. Grrrr.
by heppm01
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 5092

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

Never occurred to me that cabin would be anything other than four-walls-and-a-roof in this context.

Best I could come up with was Eisenhower, via a rather tortuous route through Camp David.
by heppm01
Tue Apr 06, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 4874

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

Waffled between Phil Donahue and Regis Philbin, settled on the latter as I decided Donahue was going a little too far back. As noted upthread, Rodgers was rather low-key. But each previous host had their own little quirks in the first episode or two before they settled in. I'll withhold judgement un...
by heppm01
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4903

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't care for the FJ clue. Took me a few seconds to realize bruise implied a body or body part, discarded Uncle Sam and Rosie the Riveter as not being logos and settled on the American Heart Association. I wouldn't consider the given response to be either iconic or a logo and even if it came to mi...