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by cthulhu
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 8341

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

This is exactly the kind of bickering that highlights why the next J! host should be apolitical. Santa Vaca...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 171
Views: 8341

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. I do. I want a host who is on-brand 100% of the the time in public. I want to see the host's name attached to an article or tweet and know that it's safe to read. Within limits I'm will...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1356

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

In the abstract I’d like to see more possible new hosts, but the ones they currently have lined up after Ken all look like a huge downgrade to me. I’m thinking it will either be Ken or someone who doesn’t do a guest host gig this season. I’m reasonably happy with how Ken is doing, but think he could...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1694

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...what's next? Of course, I assume that it has to do with the track and how some races are staggered and oth...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 692

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

“I hate superhero movies, Jock! I hate ‘em!”
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1800

Re: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:31 pm
I think superhero movies are the worst form of entertainment possible
Amen, brother!!! (Yeah, I’m atheist, but sometimes my Bible Belt upbringing provides just the right over-the-top-ness...)
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2341

Re: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got FJ from knowing the year of Charles I’s beheading, and remembering Carolus <—> Charles from Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus), hence the two Carolinas looked like a good fit. Got the Carrie DD from the state and timeframe, the state suggesting King and timeframe was right for his first published nove...
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2083

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

I'm also in the "kee-hotic" camp. From just within the past year: #8220, aired 2020-05-22 THAT WORD IS QUITE A CHARACTER $800: This adjective based on a Cervantes character includes a hard "X" sound, unlike his name I don’t think I would have had trouble with that clue, but absent that kind of rati...
by cthulhu
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2083

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

[quote="Robert K S" post_id=345917 time=1609829431 user_id=55]
"Quixotic" is pronounced /kwikˈsädik/.
[/quote]

Says who? 8-)

Given the Spanish pronunciation of Quixote, I pronounce quixotic as “keeh-otic”. Makes a lot more sense that way.

(Hmmm, not sure why the quoting is messed up...)
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10565

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

davey wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:31 pm
cthulhu wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:58 pm
I guess the writers felt the name of Honor Blackman’s character in Goldfinger was too much a double entendre for a family show.
The name has appeared 4 times on Jeopardy!
Is four times enough for a galore?
;)
by cthulhu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10565

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I guess the writers felt the name of Honor Blackman’s character in Goldfinger was too much a double entendre for a family show. For FJ, knew this was a French Revolution thing but couldn’t pull the two names (not that the victim’s name was needed but it might have made the answer easier for me to ge...
by cthulhu
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 614878

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

Man, these FJ!s just aren't twigging with me at all. What connection did I miss this time? Lots of books (especially when given a Colonial America date) = Jefferson. More than that - after the burning of the Capitol in the War of 1812, the Library of Congress was largely rebuilt from Thomas Jeffers...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1736

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

I've always been on the "first response should count" side, but there is clear precedence (now -- whether or not that had been established in '09, I'm not sure) that so long as you correct yourself before being ruled wrong, you can change your response. No argument there; my issue is that she clear...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1736

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

Anybody remember if there was any discussion on the old board about what happened with the penultimate clue of this game? Greg deserves to be brought back, IMHO. Yep, I remember that. In fact, Meagan stood out to me when I watched tonight, and I knew I was recognizing her for a reason beyond her na...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 614878

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

There's literally no way to grind out THAT FRIGGIN' MUCH INFO in 30 seconds. Yet many people did. I spelled it out in a lot of detail, but it can also be summarized as “Pre-WW2 famous aviator who had views different from FDR - sounds like Lindbergh!” But you have to know some stuff and be able to l...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 614878

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

Regarding the FJ for Monday 21 Dec 2020 aka Thursday 14 Oct 2004, TPH said in the game day thread (which I’m replying to in this thread): I will say though that I had no friggin' clue on FJ! and don't see how this one was gettable. The category was Famous Americans, clue was “After his public commen...
by cthulhu
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 614878

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

But they're not from any other state. Only California has a Kern or Imperial County. To me, Imperial County is well-known enough to be a Pavlov for California. Come on, how do you expect me to Pavlov a generic-ass name like that? It's one of the plainest names a county could possibly have. I have h...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/14/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 597

Re: FJs for the 12/14/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Thursday’s clue just sounded more comic to me than anything else, so I said Don Quixote. My only exposure to Cyrano is Steve Martin’s Roxanne , unless you count a particular scene in Heinlein’s Glory Road . Never heard of Night Vale. ...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/7/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: FJs for the 12/7/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: Ugh. Monday negged with leviathan, but I was pretty sure it was wrong. Budapest on Thursday, but again that was just to have something written down; confident it was wrong. “Something’s coming. Something good.” did not ring a bell, nor did new movie comin...
by cthulhu
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2092

Re: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I will quibble with the wording of the $800 clues in Live Albums: on Live at Leeds , the “My Generation” track is a medley where the band revisits parts of Tommy as well as improvises long sequences, but “Magic Bus” is a separate track, not part of the extended “My Generation” medley. “My Generation...