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by AFRET CMS
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147573

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera Hou...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147573

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera Hou...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

$14,200 in LT if I added correctly, plus a correct FJ. Blanked on vintner, didn't know about Birdman and drums, and had no guess for the Swahili greeting. Some of the TSs seemed a little surprising.
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 33
Views: 1311

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Glad I saw alietr's comment about differentiating between "sometimes" and "always" regarding masks -- I don't wear a mask outdoors when distant from people, but I always have one in my pocket. I put it on when I get within 10 feet of other people, and wear it inside public spaces 100% of the time. I...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

I was going to make some remark about a sole rooster in the batch ending up a hen-picked husband, but couldn't find a way to make it work.
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

alietr wrote:
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:00 am
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm
This is not really a poll. It's more of an informal query, but I welcome any feedback, private or public.
I appreciate your contributions as they are.
Yep -- piling on here.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reruns to start May 4th
Replies: 148
Views: 14260

Re: Reruns to start May 4th

triviawayne wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:54 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 10:30 pm
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:36 pm
I would love to watch lots of weeks from season 1, as I was in my mom's belly until episode 70.
Obstructed view, eh?
It wasn’t a womb with a view
What, no Navel Observatory?
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147573

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

When I saw this one in yesterdays NYT Sunday crossword, I thought it could make a good FJ: U.S. GEOGRAPHY It's the only state capital that shares no letters with the name of its state. Pierre, South Dakota Ooh, nice...but needs narrowing down somehow; it's not a 30 sec clue. It did get narrowed dow...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147573

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

When I saw this one in yesterdays NYT Sunday crossword, I thought it could make a good FJ:

U.S. GEOGRAPHY

It's the only state capital that shares no letters with the name of its state.
Spoiler
Pierre, South Dakota
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Final Standings)
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: TD 447 - Grab Bag (Q3-Q4 Revealed)

In a near record for my games, half of the field skips past one of history’s most celebrated novelists. Persuasion - 4 (SHEEP!) Leander OpusthePenguin Woof jfmk This is the one I would have dropped if I'd remembered the drop. So feel free to deduct 4 points from my score and 1 from the scores of Le...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147573

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AFRICAN CAPITALS The national revenue authority is located at the intersection of A.B. Tolbert Rd. and Tubman Boulevard in this city What is Monrovia? I really like this one -- good clue, takes a moment of consideration to follow the bread crumbs. Only comment is the category name is specific enoug...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jun 14, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/8/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 833

Re: FJs for the 6/8/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I'm not enthusiastic about the show going into reruns, but maybe a break will be good; I've gone from 100% to 80% to 60% on FJs the last three weeks. Might have come up with Pierce if I'd had 30 minutes instead of 30 seconds. Might not have....
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jun 13, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 855

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

Missed Joy Luck Club, knew it and sputtered but couldn't pull the name in time. No clue on the French cart or patron saint of the blind, know nothing about the film "Orlando" (though I do like Tilda Swinton; she was great in "Burn After Reading." $11,600 + correct on Julius Caesar. Correct on St. El...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know a Concord is in New Hampshire, I know Pierce was from New Hampshire, and yet I had my mind set from the outset that it couldn't be Pierce, and I lamely guessed John Adams. I know, if you ask me, what the capital of New Hampshire is. And I know Pierce is our 14th president and the only one fr...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jun 10, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1858

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

:D :D :D on DDs. Couldn't remember who was from NH, guessed Polk on FJ. At least there's a marginal relationship -- one of FP's campaign slogans was “We Polked You in ’44. We Shall Pierce You in ’52.” Learned that from Bill Safire's book about the Nixon presidency. Found the slogan to be memorable ...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1763

Re: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The remind-alike game was easy today with Lindsay, as from moment one of her speaking (coupled with her appearance) it was Beth Behrs as Gemma Johnson on CBS's The Neighborhood . I had Riki Lindhome - most recently seen in Knives Out but potentially better known as the blonde half of the comedy ban...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/1/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 743

Re: FJs for the 6/1/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Coulda, shoulda had a third consecutive five-for-five FJ week, but I outthought myself on the Capt Cook clue by having the right answer to start with and then crossing it out when I got sidetracked. Hunley was instant. Monitor ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH poll for week of 6/1
Replies: 17
Views: 614

Re: TPH poll for week of 6/1

Yeah, there were too many possibilities to run through on the "tax" clue and I didn't hit on the right one in time. Maybe on a DD I'd get it, but I can also see spinning my wheels for 8 seconds and blurting out "What is die?" for lack of a better 3-letter word. On the other hand, McCulloch v. Maryl...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jun 07, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Re: Friday, June 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Perhaps, but I'm not sure praising someone is a sport. Unless it's it's done in an arena full of sycofans cheering them on. Love the misspelling. Adaptation of an old family joke that came from installing a ceiling fan with my brother many years ago. Ceiling fans either "blow down" or "suck up." We...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jun 06, 2020 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2097

Re: Friday, June 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any judges have a problem with my response of birling for challenging Pat? My response as well, so you've got my vote. Yes, it's correct, but were they alluding to the metaphorical use of logrolling as well, outdoing each other with praise? Perhaps, but I'm not sure praising someone is a sport. Unl...