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by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nuclear fission for "nuclear chain reaction"? Again, I'm leaning towards "OO, SORRY", or perhaps a BMS where I give Alex a confused look. The chain reaction does involve fission, but I think the whole point of the clue was to get to the "chain reaction" part. Fission can occur without the chain rea...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Susan must have had some killer buzzer mojo. Every time a clue that was a gimme for me, she took it. D.A.R.E., Margaret Mitchell, fruitcake, the Windy City... Maybe she just auto-clicked for the top row clues. It's funny she got the clue about the voice of Marge Simpson, her intonation is almost spo...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My recollection from my years in the Chicago area is: mustard, relish, onions, sport peppers, tomatoes, pickle spear, and celery salt. I can’t get to 8 unless you include the poppyseeds on the bun. Yes, I agree. They must be counting the poppyseed bun. edit: oops, this list is also 7 items :oops:. ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nick! Sorry to lose you so soon! After your performance on bones yesterday, it was kind of funny you got the benefit of the rebound. I can never remember which is which, and which one usually gets broken. I know my tibia is the one that bangs the coffee table :lol: and the fibula is hard to tell it'...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 15461

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Playwright Terrence McNally has died at 81 due to complications from COVID-19. McNally won 4 Tony awards - two for books for musicals, “Kiss of the Spider Woman” (1993) and “Ragtime” (1998), and two for plays, “Love! Valour! Compassion!” (1995) and “Master Class” (1996) Is he the first person of no...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37286

Re: Learned League 84

I'm now in the relegation zone. A win doesn't guarantee me getting out of it. I might be going from E - D - C - D and back to E after today. There’s a nice symmetry to that i read it backwards I ran the chords on guitar and it would sound a lot better if you went back to C, then D, then E (E - D - ...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1582

Re: Monday, March 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here in the Joplin MO market, we didn't get to see the Final Jeopardy about a bigot, but we did get to see one give a Press briefing. They cut away after the interviews. I expected to come to the board and see Vikram dominated the back end, but it sounds like Admiral Nelson was his Waterloo (I think...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/16/20 week
Replies: 35
Views: 806

Re: FJs for the 3/16/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I should have gotten China, said Bosnia-Herz... as the only hyphenated name I could come up with (if it is hyphenated or even exists ;)). No clue about the Philippines and guessed Condi for the woman author. I remember reading about the backlash ov...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since the contestants were pointed toward WOMEN AUTHORS , am I wrong to think answering with a politician (or any other public figure that is not primarily known as a writer) is a deviation from/misinterpretation of the category? Isn't this akin to answering with a US president when the category is...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Our Current Situation
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Our Current Situation

I wish I'd taken the hint when I saw that Jeff Bezos sold 4 billion dollars worth of Amazon stock over a two-week period ending February 6th. That is a level of insider trading unprecedented in all history. Instead of taking the cue to sell everything, I invested $14,000 on February 7th. Amazon sto...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37286

Re: Learned League 84

I was initially mad at Thorsten for exposing us to Royal family information, but I realize that by putting the question last, I could have protected myself from unwanted knowledge by limiting my scroll down :lol: . I will remember that lesson if a Kardashian question comes up. It would be nice to ha...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another Condi Rice here, after dismissing Albright. On reveal, I recognize/remember Allende's name but couldn't extract it after wasting time remembering Eva/Evita Peron. Isabel is a J! perennial, showing up some 40 times in the archive. Salvador has come up fewer than 30 times. I think this explain...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Our Current Situation
Replies: 16
Views: 1393

Re: Our Current Situation

I'm glad we have this forum so we can get together occasionally and discuss what we (jokingly?) consider the most important thing in the world. It's getting harder by the day to "keep calm and carry on," and our situation together looks to get much more serious and dangerous before it gets much bet...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3886
Views: 454184

from thursday 3/19 game

Anyone else learn "chartreuse" from the Kmart store brand crayons? ...Just me? Okay, how about Sargent brand? Still just me? We could only afford the 16 color package :P . But in redneck-ville we learned the color name as a fishing lure color. Also learned Fuschia the same way. The fish were always...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else learn "chartreuse" from the Kmart store brand crayons? ...Just me? Okay, how about Sargent brand? Still just me? We could only afford the 16 color package :P . But in redneck-ville we learned the color name as a fishing lure color. Also learned Fuschia the same way. The fish were always...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Intermittent forum errors
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Intermittent forum errors

I'm pretty sure this is an idiot report, but I've had two composed messages that disappeared and didn't post. But by the time I realize it's ghosted I've already closed the tab and I don't know if I hit submit. But it it helps you with diagnostics, this is my report. Your "intermittent ghost the twe...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1613

Re: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL that the U.S. owned a colony or whatever the hell that Philippine thing was about. :? We have a telegraph line that goes coast to coast? What am I supposed to do with all my California based homing pigeons? This project had the worst publicist ever if I am just learning of it 159 years later. I ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1863

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Messenger RNA was in the top row but it seems like the hardest clue in the category. It looked like mRNA wasn't immediately accepted but I can't tell if that was intentional or if the hesitation was because Kris kept speaking. Given that it was in the top row, my best guess is that the answer on th...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1477

Re: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good FJ clue. We all should have gotten it but it had lots of detours. I should have stayed with China but I was (am) confused about the Hong Kong / Taiwan situation. I knew about the 1997 turnover because i heard Maggie Thatcher speak about it in our town a few years ahead of it. She explained "rul...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! to Tape Without Live Audience
Replies: 71
Views: 6644

Re: J! to Tape Without Live Audience

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:09 am
Closing the Sony cafeteria can only be a good thing. :lol:

Seriously, I wouldn’t want to get on a plane right now.
I have no problem with the idea of getting on a plane. But navigating the uncertainty of airport lines for health and security clearances and flight schedules/delays - no thanks!