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by Lefty
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1223

Re: Friday, October 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:47 pm
The FJ! category was an-install precall of the big three.
Yes, and nicely spaced apart they are.
by Lefty
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 963

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:06 am
Lefty wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:49 pm
Quite a 𝑏𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑡 from Picasso. I'll bet it drew an admiring "𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩é" from the German officer.
What's with the usage of the weird italicized (not to mention screen reader confounding) letters, when the board software has a perfectly functional italics tag?
I must have forgot.
by Lefty
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 963

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No, there is no reason you should know the "spark joy" catchphrase. There is no reason anyone should know it. Ignore it. It will go away. Two years from now, no one playing the game off the archive will have a clue what to guess. I remembered the joy, but not the spark. I think I did get "Marie Kon...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 963

Re: Thursday, October 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quite a 𝑏𝑜𝑛 𝑚𝑜𝑡 from Picasso. I'll bet it drew an admiring "𝘵𝘰𝘶𝘤𝘩é" from the German officer. "Wilbur Wright" doesn't alliterate. Hmm, what was going on in July 1863? I suppose transcendentalism was losing ground to realism. Anything else? I'm not sure what makes New York County (Manhattan, basically...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 10748

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I made one unlucky switch from Marvelettes to Martha and the Vandellas, but I dodged a similar bullet the next round. I was about to swap the Year 9595 for 9525, only to discover that my answer had already been marked right the night before. Hawaii 5-0 also bounced back nicely from not being a reali...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 22, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1284

Re: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

True, I wonder what are some other examples of this, a person who was maybe borderline being commonly asked in trivia but then after a biopic or film is made about them they explode to relevance. One I found is Solomon Northup, 0 hits in the Archive before 12 Years a Slave, roughly one every year s...
by Lefty
Wed Oct 21, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1284

Re: Wednesday, October 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Cringed at the FJ category, but even I got this one. :mrgreen: Are there any other famous blacklisted directors? :?: Screenwriters.... There's Ring Lardner Jr., but I see only one archived clue where you needed to give his name, and even there there was a hint about his father. I missed this FJ yea...
by Lefty
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1350

Re: Tuesday, October 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...And talk about emphasizing the wrong words...I ignored Swiss and focused on March and Soldiers . Victor Herbert is maybe not quite classical, so I ended up with Nutcracker Suite ... :oops: It was hard not to think about that, also "Swiss soldiers"...something about the pope? I took a fresh look,...
by Lefty
Sat Oct 17, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/12/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 358

Re: FJs for the 10/12/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- I have at times known that eucalyptus are "gum trees" but at this particular time, it was a distraction as It put me in mind of the sweetgum tree. Tasmania though gave me the confidence to guess. Voted in most of the Opus poll...
by Lefty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1656

Re: Friday, October 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also matched Kristin. I believe hills was the word we should have been focusing on. Somehow, Appalachian Spring and Rodeo instantly came to mind for me, and I figured the ellipsis before that word was referring to something geographical. Made sense to me to pick the former and go from there. I lo...
by Lefty
Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2130

Re: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 10:13 am
Thanks. Forgot about $69 and whatever that white supremacist number was.

It would suck for the player if that happened to be the MSB wager due to an oddball DD bet.
I hadn't known of this restriction. Would make for a neat FJ, though.
by Lefty
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 34
Views: 6511

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19. The 49ers were off to a 1-2 start when they traded for him in '81. Not likely to make the show, but if you watched a lot of late-night TV in New York in the early Eighties, you should remember Michael Halkias (aged...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1741

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought in FJ was type A, then I thought of alpha male, and I wondered whether I could write simply "alpha" (or draw the Greek character, had I known it. Turns out it looks like this: 'Α') and get credit for either. I found the same problem with both, though--when we "admit", isn't it usual...
by Lefty
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1699

Re: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Get it right; the Pussycat Dolls aren't a supergroup. I guessed "Fast & the Curious". Not exactly a pun, I guess, but it seemed to go well with cats. Aside from cockroach, my only idea on FJ was whatever puts the jump in Mexican jumping beans. Turns out it's the jumping bean moth. The tiller turns t...
by Lefty
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 384

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
--- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---

I saw Glenn so often that it felt like he was stalking me.
by Lefty
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1278

Re: Friday, October 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was so sure it was going to be "Red-headed Sinners". Just goes to show you.
by Lefty
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1396

Re: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TALKING FRONT OFFICE BASEBALL $600: Oops...Mets owners invested $500 mil.--a ballpark figure--with this man, whose Ponzi scheme struck out in 2008 They stole Opus's joke. I personally know at least one person who was ruined by Madoff, but I will say that he helped me win a $25 bar/restaurant voucher...
by Lefty
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/28/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 522

Re: FJs for the 9/28/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( --- Credit for Tuesday I'd have to split among Longfellow, Lightfoot, and whoever wrote MAD magazine's spoof of "Apocalypse Now". Figured Attucks was the only Boston Massacre casualty likely ever to come up, though I hadn't known ...
by Lefty
Sat Oct 03, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1087

Re: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Six years after showing up on the J! home game, the response to NUMBERS: "Unlucky way to light cigarettes" would be another Don Pardo-announced game show on the same network . Probably a tougher question today than in 1965, that Pardo show notwithstanding. "Three ___ match" used to be a staple cros...
by Lefty
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4267
Views: 605816

Re: Reretaken Down

Alf Landon was likely the longest-lived major-party presidential election loser, but (A) I don't feel like checking, and (B) "major party" seems too imprecise for trivia. I guess one could say "presidential runner-up", but I don't see that catching on.