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by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 22
Views: 260

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Blanked on Jeter.
Have seen Randy Johnson in person several times as a D-Back at Coors Field. Watching him pitch was awe-inspiring, watching him bat always elicited grins.
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 981

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

History for $400 could have been any weapon. I thought sword or spear made more sense as being "long". Don't beat yourself up for this one. For those familiar, "longbow" is almost a Pavlov for "decisive weapon" + "Crecy" (or "Agincourt"). But there is a weapon called a "longsword" (usually spelled ...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 981

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Feb 25, 2021 5:31 pm
I lost the coin flip with Sudan.
Had the right coin, but my flip also came up wrong. Knew it was between Ethiopia and Eritrea, but couldn't remember which was bigger and which was coastal.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1447
Views: 207933

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SCIENCE One of the most abundant fluids on Earth, in English it commonly goes by a five-letter name or a four-letter name, depending on its location. What is magma (or lava)? I would argue that by its five-letter name, it's not "on earth." Perhaps a rephrase to "One of Earth's most abundant fluids,...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1692

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Spoiler for FJ, view at own risk.
Spoiler
The brief mention pertaining directly to FJ is about a minute and a half in.
by AFRET CMS
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4445
Views: 665704

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/08/ilhan-omar-case-closed.php Not a credible source: Overall, we rate Power Line strongly right biased based on story selection that always favors the right. We also rate them Mixed for factual reporting due to the use of poor sources that have failed num...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/15/21 week
Replies: 16
Views: 359

Re: FJs for the 2/15/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Realized after-the-fact I've heard of both the Constellation and August Wilson, but didn't know enough about either to have a shot at getting either clue correct. Watched KJ X 30, though not without a couple of delays here and there. ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

it's common for Icelanders to check the database before getting into a serious relationship to ensure they aren't too closely related to the other person. :D Insert ilhan Omar joke here I realize you're only parroting a rumor--indeed not even doing so yourself but alluding to it to mask your scurri...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1824

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How many people got Samuel Barber? *raises hand* Same. Adagio for Strings is a concert standard, and its use in the soundtrack to the movie Platoon seemed to have put in more in the public eye. We often have our TV tuned to Comcast/Xfinity music channels for background noise, and its in regular rot...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 20, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6027

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Clark County (Las Vegas & Nevada) has voted to change McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid. Honestly, if they need to change the name, there's really nothing wrong with Las Vegas International Airport. Which would immediately be nicknamed a pun or wordplay on 57, if some such exists. You me...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4241
Views: 636279

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

Crystal Palace and Great Exhibition The last hit for "Crystal Palace" was in 2015, and it was a $2,000 box. I agree that it shouldn't have been a $200 clue, but it definitely wasn't a $1,000 clue, either. The Crystal Palace was very famous and it's also the name of a London-based Premier League tea...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Military people on Jeopardy!
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Military people on Jeopardy!

My appearance came a couple of decades after retirement, but way back when the general rule was it would require a senior commander's permission, but was encouraged if it "would reflect positively upon the service." Reservists might well choose to be announced with their primary vocation instead of ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 165
Views: 6027

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Clark County (Las Vegas & Nevada) has voted to change McCarran International Airport to Harry Reid. Honestly, if they need to change the name, there's really nothing wrong with Las Vegas International Airport. Which would immediately be nicknamed a pun or wordplay on 57, if some such exists. Someth...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1351

Re: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mas3cf wrote:
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:59 pm
Passed right over figure skating in my thought process, thinking it was merely a descriptive name like "rhythmic gymnastics". Said bobsled just to have something.
This gets my vote for BWA. I loved the mental picture of what sledding looked like before they eliminated bobbing as a skill.
by AFRET CMS
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1773

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was anybody else floored by APGAR? Why is all this cool stuff kept from us angry white males? Just how mean is it to give newborn infants tests right out of the womb? At least let them have some coffee first. PSA: it stands for "Appearance, Pulse, Grimace, Activity, and Respiration." brief paste up...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/8/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 555

Re: FJs for the 2/8/21 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: A turble week. Downright turble. Dr. J and Mr. H led me to London on Monday, misread 320 for 3200 and found myself in Rhode Island on Tuesday. Was headed for Antithsenes but couldn't pull even the wrong name in time. Hindenburg and Disney both came pretty...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1651

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

What a combined Coryat tonight! That almost TOC-like. My son and I looked at each other on FJ, both knowing who it referred to. I finally got past Epimenides to Diogenes (“that guy with the lantern”) but who knows whether I’d have managed to write it down before the end of Think Time. I never made ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1602

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I saw disasters, my two precalls were Titanic and "oh, dang, that disaster that was on Seinfeld". Couldn't pull the Andrea Doria in time. Ditto. Knew it was the ship mentioned in Seinfeld but didn't get it. I can't remember what the joke on Seinfeld was. I think a couple lied about being on th...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 12, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3797

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

I cannot add to what others have said so eloquently. We are so fortunate we got to meet him vicariously and cheer him on; now shocked and saddened and my heart goes out to his family and friends.
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1602

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I saw disasters, my two precalls were Titanic and "oh, dang, that disaster that was on Seinfeld". Couldn't pull the Andrea Doria in time. Ditto. Knew it was the ship mentioned in Seinfeld but didn't get it. I can't remember what the joke on Seinfeld was. I think a couple lied about being on th...