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by Foretopman
Wed May 26, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 5776

Re: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While my response was "what is absolute zero?", I don't see what was wrong with "what is zero kelvin?"
by Foretopman
Thu May 20, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 6033

Re: Thursday, May 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

squarekara wrote:
Thu May 20, 2021 6:09 pm
I said Calvert too. My understanding is that Calvert is the family name, Baltimore is the title.
Your understanding is correct
by Foretopman
Wed May 19, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 5751

Re: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have really thrown the judges for a loop on "I'm on a boat!" for $400. My response was "what is promotion to Rear Admiral?" They may have negged me originally (or maybe not) but on review they would have to give it to me. Definitely a neg at first, but yeah, they'd have to allow it. Risky g...
by Foretopman
Tue May 18, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 5751

Re: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have really thrown the judges for a loop on "I'm on a boat!" for $400. My response was "what is promotion to Rear Admiral?" They may have negged me originally (or maybe not) but on review they would have to give it to me. Also, the "short" pronunciations of boatswain and forecastle are the o...
by Foretopman
Thu May 06, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 10380

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ! was an instaget for me. For some reason a national anthem that obviously wasn't French that praises Charlemagne immediately made me think of The Song of Roland, which of course has its climax in the Pyrenees. Add in the Bishop of Urgell and WECIB?
by Foretopman
Sat May 01, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 1893

Re: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week

I'm amused by the option for Martin or Lewis. Neither Dean nor Jerry ever occurred to me :lol:
by Foretopman
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 98
Views: 13209

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would measuring sogginess of the ground be a thing? Maybe, bacause humans like to quantify things, but it seems rather obscure... Well, I've just asked my son, a civil engineer, about this. He says "tons of people measure soil moisture. It's a major component of assessing the potential for flood or...
by Foretopman
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 5197

Re: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Once I recognized the theme of the Hard Science category, I would have been very disappointed if there hadn't been a Mohs scale question. :)
by Foretopman
Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2547

Re: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was pretty sure the correct FJ! response was going to be one of Oldsmobile, Mercury, or Plymouth. All three makes were discontinued in roughly the same timeframe. I finally decided that Oldsmobile best fit the given year.
by Foretopman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2542

Re: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

[snip} Appears in the 6th and final edition, per Project Gutenberg, from 1872. The first and second editions also on Gutenberg do not have it. I do not know about ed.s 3-5 https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2009 (Amusingly, the 6th was the edition that dropped the 'On' from the title :lol: ) Well, th...
by Foretopman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2542

Re: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am tempted to call "BS" on "Chapters in non-fiction books" $800. I have frequently read that Darwin never actually used the phrase "survival of the fittest"; that it was Herbert Spencer who invented it. In my facsimile copy of the first edition of "On the origin of species" the title of chapter I...
by Foretopman
Sat Apr 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2542

Re: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am tempted to call "BS" on "Chapters in non-fiction books" $800. I have frequently read that Darwin never actually used the phrase "survival of the fittest"; that it was Herbert Spencer who invented it. In my facsimile copy of the first edition of "On the origin of species" the title of chapter IV...
by Foretopman
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1519
Views: 251629

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

WORLD LEADERS The first and second Presidents of Indonesia went by similar one-word names which shared this many letters in common. What is 5? HEALTH & MEDICINE Frequently in the news today, monomer antibodies contain two paratopes and are commonly described as being shaped like this letter of the ...
by Foretopman
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1519
Views: 251629

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Given all the brouhaha over the 3/23 FJ!, how about this:

The Olympics:

The 1994 Winter games, the first held in a different year than the Summer games, were held in this Scandinavian city.
Spoiler
What is Lillehammer?
by Foretopman
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4130

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me down as another one who said "Notre Dame" after rejecting the Louvre because I knew Pei worked on it in the 80s :x
by Foretopman
Mon Mar 01, 2021 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 1870

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

MIssed Jeter. I may have seen Banks in person.
by Foretopman
Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2725

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 7:46 pm
Fourth podium win is possible.
I picked up the full $7600 of LT and got FJ!. Unfortunately I didn't do very well otherwise. I said "gold gloves" (which is baseball) instead of "golden gloves; Bolivia instead of Paraguay (RTFC!); and blurted out Peru when I knew darn well it was Ecuador. :oops:
by Foretopman
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2639

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:54 pm
I got Final right thanks to a certain former contestant's old board name
I got Final right because I happened to know it. But the memories it brought back of that old board member's name made me smile.
by Foretopman
Fri Feb 12, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2639

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

STEM girl You understand why this appellation is insulting and sexist to a respected Ph.D. molecular and developmental biologist? (Or indeed any person over the age of adulthood?) IMHO, there are ways of expressing fair criticisms of guest readers without resorting to sexism. Thank you Robert for s...
by Foretopman
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 3227

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The sad thing (for me) about this FJ! is that if I had thought of the right novel, I would have gotten the right city :oops: