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by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 318
Views: 16504

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

*sigh* read...the...clue... "adjacent?" "opposite?" That's tangent! *loses because of it...well, that or defense, being better at either would've been enough...* And now I'm in the red. On the last day of trig class, our teacher mentioned a mnemonic to remember all the functions -- the Indian Princ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1291

Re: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I spent the entire time thinking it must have something to do with Neil Armstrong and never even considered Buzz Aldrin. Oops... Never having seen any of the Toy Story movies certainly didn't help my chances. Unless you happened to know the fact, I think the route to the solution is narrow a...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 318
Views: 16504

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I’m on track to set a personal record for TCA and yet still not safe from relegation in B Taiga ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ It would take an epic collapse and comeback for the bubble player to make up 24 MPD in a 3 game sweep. But, if it happened, we could play each other in LL90 :lol: . Somehow I'm in 3rd (4 advanc...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 318
Views: 16504

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

I had "wickets" for about 21 hours, but then I remembered they were in croquet, and why would be in both games? They aren't very similar. I was glad to see a clue about Ian Botham. My first visit to UK was 1986 and it was still in mid-century form. The sportswriting was like 1920's Ring Lardner pro...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 16, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1291

Re: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm with TPH on this - they should not have used characters from animated films, or should have tried a different category name. End of whine. Savannah is doing fine as a placeholder. Because of earlier mentions on this board, I can't unhear the occasional "you got its". I like the little bit of man...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1576

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA--Apparently India is the only right answer to Asian Literature & Drama $800, as Tagore wrote only the words/not the music to Bangladesh's national anthem. Still, that seems pretty deep for a second row clue. I'm curious how teapot37 fared with it. Is teapot37 an anthem expert? Thought another b...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1576

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whisky was begging for a verbal BMS rather than an extended pause... I don't think they should ever give a verbal BMS. Let the contestant figure it out ... or not. It's like in baseball when the runner slides in and misses home plate. The umpire just stands there -- no signal at all. It's up to the...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 12, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1288

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: 39
Views: 1288

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: 45
Views: 1421

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: 318
Views: 16504

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: 33
Views: 1384

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: 318
Views: 16504

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: 2263

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: 2182

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: 318
Views: 16504

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: 2080

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: 318
Views: 16504

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: 318
Views: 16504

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: 318
Views: 16504

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...