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by AFRET CMS
Sun May 09, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/3/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 431

Re: FJs for the 5/3/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Greeley was pretty quick (I live about 35 miles from the eponymous town) Have read Gulag Archipelago . Quite a slog. No on Rumours Lichtenstein, Urgell or no Urgell James VI James Jones made it 98%, but I would have had 75% confidence about ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat May 08, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1576

Re: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The CC had "weight" for the Milton clue. :lol: What the heck is going on with the captions? The captions on Jeopardy were always perfect, always, for years. From the spelling, to mispronunciations, they always had them spot-on. Now I see a mistake or two a week. Weight instead of wait. And many mor...
by AFRET CMS
Sat May 08, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1576

Re: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I must say, writing any clue, FJ or not, that contains the words "may have been" is not exactly factually sound. James I may have been in Bora Bora for all we know. I'd expect whoever did the research for the clue to know, and not include this supposition if they didn't know. Did it affect the hist...
by AFRET CMS
Fri May 07, 2021 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1576

Re: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 7:50 pm
I didn't even know Scotland *had* kings.
They don't any more. Ask Forest Whitaker.
by AFRET CMS
Fri May 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1763

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

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:33 am
By now, Bill seems very place-holdery to me.
Good way to put it. My wife and agreed that he is as thoroughly bland and inoffensive a host as there's been. The blandness makes the show much less interesting.
by AFRET CMS
Fri May 07, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1763

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

Discarded Monaco*, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg*, and Belgium* to arrive at the correct response. The correct response just sounded more like a princess name, or at least it has the suffix letter that is more commonly feminine in Romance languages. But apparently, the etymology of the country name is ...
by AFRET CMS
Thu May 06, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 1924

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ fell into my lap. The category plus the year 1977 early in the clue made me think of the correct response. All that remained was watching that response look better and better as I scanned to the end of the clue. I didn't purchase the album until years later, but I was certainly aware of it at th...
by AFRET CMS
Thu May 06, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 1924

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Edited in lieu of deletion; upon further research, my original post was not as accurate as it should have been.
by AFRET CMS
Wed May 05, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1436

Re: Tuesday, May 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed Taiwan and said Philippines. I'm curious who got Taiwan. Got it from dinner table discussions in the '50s when my parents were very worried about international crises. We had the Cold War going on, neighbors building fallout shelters in their back yards, and then China started shelling Quemo...
by AFRET CMS
Tue May 04, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1497
Views: 231279

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

THE 20TH CENTURY In a speech prepared for May 1, 1919, this presidential candidate warned “the doors of a Federal prison yawn wide open for me and for my comrades…” Who is Eugene Debs? Nice FJ. A bit of deep dive, but plenty of bread crumb trail to make the connection in time. Brought back to mind ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun May 02, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 4/26/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 759

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Ran neck and neck with TPH during the week until he pulled ahead in the home stretch to leave me behind at the finish line on Friday when I went with Lewis. Nicely done, TPH! (Sorry -- Derby weekend.) Have been in Ankara, Izmir...
by AFRET CMS
Sat May 01, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host
Replies: 29
Views: 1648

Re: How Did Anderson Cooper Do as Host

9 for me as I was able to watch the 10 games and not think about there being a guest host in charge. That's a key item in my thoughts, as well. He was unobtrusive and I was very satisfied with the way he let the games play out. My biggest issue is the hesitation mentioned by Kirk: I found Cooper to...
by AFRET CMS
Sat May 01, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2177

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:29 pm
I got it right but I was waffling between him and C.S. Lewis. Knowing the year definitely would have made me feel more confident as I know the exact day Lewis died.
Had the same dilemma, but went the wrong direction knowing next to nothing about Narnia. I like your coin better -- want to trade?
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 29, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2639

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leah beat me at the NFL clues - I bungled on the false start clue by knee jerking with "offside" instead of processing the track reference, and I would have responded "block in the back" on the clipping TS. I don't think I've heard an NFL ref use the term "clipping" in a long time, but it seems lik...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2795

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

I actually thought the Byzantium answer should have counted, until I re-read (actually read) the whole clue. I think there's enough ambiguity that, had it made a difference in the game, Nick might have grounds for appeal. "The mythical founder Byzas consulted the Oracle of Delphi before establishin...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Apr 27, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2795

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

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:31 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Apr 26, 2021 1:45 pm
Anderson gave an alternate response for the "slur" word response that might make zakharov a bit happier?
That alternative was Roma. Would they also accept Romany? I feel safer sticking with the slur. Erm... no offense?
Hope so -- that was my response.
by AFRET CMS
Sun Apr 25, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/19/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 964

Re: FJs for the 4/19/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: My experience on Monday paralleled that of Opus -- Starry Night was instant, then spent the rest of the think music second-guessing myself because of the "window." Neuschwanstein was my response on Tuesday, even though I knew it was i...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Apr 24, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4108

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was basically "have you seen the movie or not". I suppose one could have gotten it without seeing the movie if one was paying attention during awards season and allowed oneself to connect "German" with "Christoph Waltz", who swept the big three supporting actor awards that year with the role, j...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1645

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

This is an FJ where it helps to be old. Yeah, this is not your son's FJ. Age may have helped a bit, though I got the model wrong. I thought the last Olds was a Cutlass Ciera, which actually ended production much earlier. At least I'm not old enough to ask Lucille to come away with me. Though I feel...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?
Replies: 51
Views: 2206

Re: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?

Golf wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:41 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 1:37 pm
Even speculating he could do both is ridiculous.
This.

Most have no idea what professional athletes go through in the off season. Or during the season.
Yup. That would be as silly as playing in the NFL and MLB simultaneously. Oh, wait.....