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by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am OK with the suggestion of a guess the numerical value of something type question. My wag for Jupiter's distance from the sun is (don't open this if you want to play along, until you choose your guess) 480,000,000 miles . Startlingly close to my guess of 500 million miles. And yours is really s...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 1749

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just now back on the grid, and missed the game last night. I'm almost glad I did because of the unnecessary evil ending. I think I've previously compared the current J! rule to the atrocities of soccer and hockey tie breakers. But even they at least require a modicum of skill related to the craf...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1366

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... except a cube ALWAYS has 8 faces so that seemed odd. But a diamond lattice is comprised of two interspersed cubic lattices. Oh, goody - I got here first!! Don't you hate when you crap out with a double-eight :lol: Just kidding, but I think you mean 8 vertices. Easy mistake to make just typing o...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1366

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... except a cube ALWAYS has 8 faces so that seemed odd. But a diamond lattice is comprised of two interspersed cubic lattices. Oh, goody - I got here first!! Don't you hate when you crap out with a double-eight :lol: Just kidding, but I think you mean 8 vertices. Easy mistake to make just typing o...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1356

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm kind of glad Brian got his 7K back for his troll FJ answer on Tuesday. Without the dates, it still comes down to California and Nevada for precious metals. The 1854 just ices it for Sacramento. But: I quickly wrote down Sacramento and Reno and put my pen down. I had those 2 but quickly remembere...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1612

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

I thought the joke FJ response was fine. Unless he spent 7K large just to make it that is, then it is a pretty expensive troll :). It is very much an inside joke - if you get out of this ecosystem you will find very few viewers that get the joke. I barely pieced it together from lurking here for 3 y...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 18, 2021 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 515

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( At this time, 19% for LBJ, 52% for JFK. I really don't know how the writers can rescue this clue without giving it away. Knowing the names of these inbred families is torture enough, asking the birth year is a bridge too far :lol:. It sounds like most the correct answers...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1608

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

People hate this kind of final because they're typical Jeopardy fans/contestants who aren't capable of anything beyond basic recall, the lowest level on Bloom's taxonomy. They want to be asked something simple that they think no one else knows, like what's the capital of American Samoa. Today's FJ ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1608

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

+1 for the victims of the FJ clue, although I've no problem with it as a TOC level question, or if it polls above 55% on this august board. MY WTF moment: Until 1957 this metal, symbol Be, was known as glucinium NO IT WASN'T. I found a Mendeleev 1906 periodic table. It says Be for Beryllium. END OF ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1873

Re: Wednesday, January 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

More hooves, please. And the 8 dollar podcast and FJ bet was a hoot also. My closed caption is still spoiling every clue before KJ has finished reading it in some cases, and always before it is spoken. Anyone else? Or do most boardies eschew the CC? This might be an interesting poll question when we...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2365

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Believe it or not...on Saturday, I watched a rerun of "Designing Women", in which Julia upset Charlene by referring to "the remains of a dog possibly orbiting Earth forever". Not knowing what she was referring to, I did a Google search and came across the sad story of Laika, who gave her life for t...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 3850

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

This is the domain of TPH I've spent four years trying NOT to listen to Trump's voice... Maybe he will spend a couple of weeks as a guest host at Jeopardy. He's got the time, and he has game show experience from over a decade of hosting The Apprentice. I wonder if his habit of repeating adjectives ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 3850

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

Also, repel and rappel are homophones? Ok. Yes, at least according to Oxford. re·pel /rəˈpel/ rap·pel /rəˈpel/ Yeah, I guess it's just in the way I say it. Repel is close to ruh-pel, whereas rappel is more like rah-pel. Not just you. I do the same. I'm pretty sure that I say ree-pel a lot of the ti...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 11, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 3850

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

Well done, KJ. I suppose there was some unnatural delivery that might be based on nerves, etc.., but I think he is within 90% of where he will end up after he gets his sea legs (we did have an idiom category :lol:). As he did his opening tribute, I paused it to ask twelvefootgirl if he was reading i...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 3683

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

.... This is an FJ which is easy to overthink as the name of the lady and even the Greek roots are a distraction...I reworded it in my head as "what is the term for different forms of the same element?" "Different forms of the same element" would be allotropes. That's why the clue threw me off for ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

I hadn't thought about this, but I think I'd rather hear a Siri/Alexa computer voice in lieu of some deep fake of Alex's voice. I'm not ready for the CGI recreation of dead actors, etc... Does the app use a generated voice or actual recorded reads from him? Recorded reads. Not for the clues, but fo...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

I hadn't thought about this, but I think I'd rather hear a Siri/Alexa computer voice in lieu of some deep fake of Alex's voice. I'm not ready for the CGI recreation of dead actors, etc... Does the app use a generated voice or actual recorded reads from him? Recorded reads. Not for the clues, but fo...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1194

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

This morning, it was hard to play the J!6 clues knowing it's his last air date, and having to wonder if they'll still use his voice in the app. For 31 years, Alex has consistently brought joy and excitement into my life. Thank you Alex for a lifetime of entertainment. I thought the same and really ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4147
Views: 615840

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

NHO "Dissent collar". That was a very weird clue. RBG always (as far as I can tell) wore a lacy collar with her judge's robes. It's not that a "dissent collar" is really a thing; it's just that collars were a thing for her and, I guess, she had specific ones that she wore for dissents. I knew what ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: December 21-January 1 Reruns
Replies: 23
Views: 2257

Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

In Re the Tuesday game, "Michael Falk wins his first game". I don't recall his name as one of the J! heavyweights, but I would put that teaser in third place behind: 1) The Muppets present a category, just one day after the first "Muppet Night Football" broadcast. (MNF was a hoot, and I'm glad I did...