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by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1140

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't understand all the hand wringing about Ankit's wager amount. He missed the freaking question. He also said (lifted from MB's hard work): (Ankit: Don't love the category, so just a thousand, please.) (Mayim: All right, I won't take it personally.) [Laughter] ... (Ankit: What is Reykjavik?) (...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 11, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1140

Re: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

runs: Set, DDs: :D :D :D trash: Garanimals, Oral Roberts, Judges, debunk, cyberspace, Helsinki DD, Heinlein, malachite (10600) FJ: Stevens & Sotomayor, matching jpr281. Had Adelaide for Adalie. Shades of Green had the easiest clues on the bottom. I think Ankit should've bet exactly 4800. It's just ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1332

Re: Wednesday, June 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL that Otis Redding is dead. :( The water and Georgia got me to the song and artist. I've always kind of wondered why he didn't have more hit songs. Death is a good career move for a musician or artist, but is tough on your discography. I'm not fond of this clue with it's strong bias toward Boomer...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 09, 2021 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

JBizarro update: KerryOakie continues to roll with 13 of 15 and an active 6 game streak! I had a miserable fail on the HBCU because I was focused on a single word term and purposely eliminated all or part of HBCU for the common description. Sorry I can't spoiler the graphic, but it is above my pay g...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1342

Re: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm getting the sense that people don't know Olivier was married to Vivien Leigh... Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn :lol: . I suppose "Golden Age" is well defined, but it seems a little ambiguous to me. I couldn't decide whether to go Kate Hepburn or Audrey Hepburn deep. I picked Liz Taylor, ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 05, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Gotta say, I'm baffled that over half the league doesn't know what a first down signal looks like. Sadly, combined with my horrendous defense this season, that turned my six-pack into a 9(6)-9(5) tie. I'm not a football fan and had no idea, but I got it on a lucky guess. I got 3 points for it and a...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2211

Re: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ may poll at 60-80% here, but imho is about the hardest question in a month. I only know 'Leviathan' as an adjective usually used in aquatic setting, but not limited to it (this may be my misconception). So there's a book of some kind? Fair enough, but I sure get the Triple stumper. I think t...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 04, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2130

Re: Thursday, June 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought was Cardinal Richilieu but I didn't like the term "minister". I also was pretty clueless about his century of existence. I went with Louis 14 in case kings are called ministers in another context. The 400 dollar DD incident had terrible optics. Both the player and Mayim seemed obliv...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 03, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I thought Carver would play at 90%, minimum, due to the mention of peanuts, owing to the popular misconception that he invented peanut butter. That question had two competing Pavlovs: peanuts -> Carver Tuskegee -> Booker T. Washington As soon as I saw peanuts, I thought Carver, but I'll admit, the ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2042

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

I went with "Sentinel" and didn't give it any more thought. I didn't consider San Diego as an example or I would have probably come up with Tribune. Then I would have worried about whether to go with Sentinel as it sounds more benevolent. I'm in a real slump with only 1 FJ right since Buzzy started....
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I felt good about remembering the steps in units from fluid ounces to a gallon, finding 128. But I didn't know tablespoons to fluid ounces. I made a list of the multiples of 128 up until 1280 and checked for any squares. I found 256 and 1024. Only 256 tablespoons to fill up an entire gallon jug see...
by twelvefootboy
Sat May 29, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Bizarro update, just because I am caught up. KerryOakie is at 80%, but her 5 game streak is snapped. This will be spoilered, unless it isn't (due to technical problems). Nope- it only shows the gray top border when the link is inside spoilers. I will keep tilting this windmill slowly. https://imgur....
by twelvefootboy
Sat May 29, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I took the DD to possibly be Dungeons and Dragons, and guessed Dungeonmaster. It sounds like a possible recent term and not a real historical job. It took me reading four posts here to understand what Munchkins have to do with Dunkin Donuts. How did anybody jump to graffiti? I was looking for someth...
by twelvefootboy
Fri May 28, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5162

Re: Friday, May 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was impressed by Sam's "Gauss" pull and wonder which part of the clue--the face, the unit, the Latin name, or its English translation--led him to the correct response. (I didn't like the unit part of the clue--"magnetism"?--but I feel like we've had enough of the SI this week.) Maybe we've had en...
by twelvefootboy
Fri May 28, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I've hit on more guesses this season than the last three combined. Yellow for the Chinese geography. Catholic girlhood. The transuranium elements got me again. I went with Ytterby even though I had serious doubts that Sweden had "states". Six or eight rare earths came from there and there had to be ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 26, 2021 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4576
Views: 738838

Re: Reretaken Down

While my response was "what is absolute zero?", I don't see what was wrong with "what is zero kelvin?" Because that is what is literally on the screen. You need to do more than just read what's already there. Interestingly, though, Buzzy did not rule Jason wrong, but instead gave a BMS. Were I host...
by twelvefootboy
Mon May 24, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Unsurprising quote from Thorsten in the New Yorker article: “I get very little unsolicited positive feedback during the season.” This is my 20th LL season and I, for one, have always been amazed at how well LL is run and how brilliant many of Thorsten's questions are. So I sent him some unsolicited...
by twelvefootboy
Sun May 23, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A compendium of Alexisms
Replies: 20
Views: 1957

Re: A compendium of Alexisms

I'm not sure it counts as an Alexism when it's just him reading clues and categories, but I think there's a je ne sais quoi factor associated with his pronunciation of "genre". (I never quite got the joke, so maybe this is fake news).
by twelvefootboy
Sat May 22, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 252
Views: 15333

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Somehow I'm in fourth in D Taiga d2 with a 4-1 start and 15 TCA. The top 7 spots are all ex-C and even ex-B players and they will soon have me in their taillights. This first week has been tough for the rest of the twelvefootclan, I hope they rebound to form soon. It's not the win/lose thing, it is ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri May 21, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 4710

Re: Friday, May 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw 1809 and Pavlov'd to Abraham Lincoln :oops: . I'm sure his parents had "Shakespeare in the log cabin" night. And Abraham sounds downright Shakespearian. If I'd RTFC, I think I'd have gotten to Poe because I don't have a lot of American Authors in the rolodex. Because nobody asked, here's my pi...