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by Lefty
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dan Melia on Win Ben Stein’s Money
Replies: 2
Views: 96

Re: Dan Melia on Win Ben Stein’s Money

I'll say it. During Dan's original Jeopardy run, I felt I was watching an old man. Watching him just now, he seemed like a cherub.
by Lefty
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4173
Views: 570153

Re: Reretaken Down

There are a lot of positions I don’t get voting for. Why do we elect a sheriff but not the police chief? Or vote for a coroner. The coroner is a partisan position here. Does one’s political views effect how you judge a cause of death? Do candidates for coroner get out there and campaign? Shaking ha...
by Lefty
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 1130

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember reading somewhere where Frank thought and thought afterward and concluded that he simply had never heard of Kim Philby. I first knew of him from his obit in the New York Times. I later read "My Secret War" which was a waste of time (for me) and 48¢ (of mine). He implausibly claims not to ...
by Lefty
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/27/20 celebrity reruns week
Replies: 15
Views: 560

Re: FJs for the 7/27/20 celebrity reruns week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Almost certainly had not seen all these shows but probably had seen at least one. What I find interesting about this week's results is that we're currently running at 57% getting all 5 correct, yet I ...
by Lefty
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/20/20 rerun week
Replies: 20
Views: 716

Re: FJs for the 7/20/20 rerun week

Saw them all, and got all the FJs this time. First time around, I'd have included the incorrect day of the week, and I had no idea about Delaware. Wasserstein was the one playwright I knew then but I could have added the others this time. I remember Alex saying (some early season) that each year (in...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2088

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I watched this game, I thought the trick was to figure which day of the week.

Would have been a tough way to lose.
by Lefty
Sat Jun 27, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It Was a Long Time Coming
Replies: 25
Views: 1759

Re: It Was a Long Time Coming

Retroactive good luck!
by Lefty
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/11/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 2097

Re: FJs for the 2/11/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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I did post last time, but this is how I did this time.
by Lefty
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

I scored with "provencal". It was a pretty proud get for me, marred only slightly by the high get rate. Don't know much about this sort of thing but I used to order the burger Provencal from a particular French restaurant that I used to occasional. Nike was my first instinct for a "Jumpman", but the...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Was anyone else helped on the sial question by having seen the sima clue in the Ryan Fenster rerun on Thursday? I got my second 9(6) in a row, much needed to stave off relegation. This one felt far less precarious than yesterday's, in which I had three guesses turn out correct (against JenningsK, w...
by Lefty
Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Breathed a sigh of relief on seeing that "Crohn" was right. I was nervous about Colitis, since the question said the physician's name was the disease's name. Also, there was nothing in the clue to suggest that the namesake doctor was more worthy than the other two, so perhaps it was just coincidence...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2250

Re: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was an instaget for me, though my lack of knowledge may have helped. I just saw “Late 19th century British biologist” and immediately locked in on Darwin. Never considered anyone else. Something I've learned over and over about FJ, but failed on today: if nothing in the clue leads you away from...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Peachbox wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:04 am
Lefty wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 am
Is anyone else having trouble accessing the site right now (00:37 Eastern time,Tuesday morning)?
Yes, and I still am as of 2:04 a.m. ET/11:04 p.m. PT.
Thanks. Nice post count, btw.

Breaking: the site is back up.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Is anyone else having trouble accessing the site right now (00:37 Eastern time,Tuesday morning)?
by Lefty
Sun Jun 07, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/1/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1002

Re: FJs for the 6/1/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Spoiled on slake vs. quench. I suppose I'd have picked one or the other.

Not perfect; missed the most missed of last week's.
by Lefty
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3065

Re: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought of AK and HI right away and quickly dismissed them... :oops: I should have paid more attention to "last voyage" in the clue than to "NW Passage." (Though come to think of it, a comma after "last voyage" would have clarified that it was his last voyage of all ...) If you know Cook died in ...
by Lefty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 2002

Re: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hadn't known that Prussia was abolished, but it sure is a load off my mind.
by Lefty
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 410
Views: 17409

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A Taiga is tearing me a new one this year. In my familiar relegation spot, waiting to go back to B. Is there a word for those of us that alternate rundles almost every season? Yoyos (I'm just making that up) I've seen that term used in baseball for a player constantly shuttling between the major le...
by Lefty
Sat May 30, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/25/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1511

Re: FJs for the 5/25/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ... :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: --- Never came close on Thursday. I was unsure if they wanted a particular thing now gaining in popularity (podcast?) or a general term. "Lollapalooza" sounded at least like it could be a Barnum coinage. No idea about the bird boo...
by Lefty
Sat May 30, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2655

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I seem to remember noticing a very slight pause by Alex when the response "Desalinization" was given... Maybe Alex was getting a judge-approval signal and they were actually originally *looking* for the response to be "Distillation". I noticed that too and wondered whether that was the reason. It m...