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by Lefty
Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/12/21 week
Replies: 32
Views: 512

Re: FJs for the 4/12/21 week

OrangeSAM wrote:
Sun Apr 18, 2021 3:25 pm

There was also a movie named Mulholland Falls. ;)
That ought to have been the name of Terry Mulholland's sinking fastball. Was it?
by Lefty
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ALSO A BATMAN VILLAIN 4/14/21 J! round [Spoilers]
Replies: 19
Views: 320

Re: ALSO A BATMAN VILLAIN 4/14/21 J! round [Spoilers]

Got them all and voted for both the Adam West show and comic books. Wouldn't have got Egghead without the former nor Poison Ivy and Scarecrow without the latter. Very often, an incident in childhood suggests the sort of person that child will be when he has grown up. Such was the case with Jonathan ...
by Lefty
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1223

Re: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hamlet was my first thought and only briefly considered Othello. Disappointed Aaron didn’t say Robert Burns with a Scottish brogue. Scottish burr, Irish brogue. Reviewing that Hamlet adaptation recently, it seemed to me they could have worked more of Shakespeare's language into the "Neither a borro...
by Lefty
Wed Apr 14, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1398

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"V" seems early in the alphabet for an "alphabetically last" clue. I thought of the Yazoo, which was part of the Vicksburg campaign. It is in fact a national wild life refuge, though Yukon beats it for alphabetically late. Another yahoo here who said Yazoo. I agree V is a bit early, a Civil War men...
by Lefty
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1398

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"V" seems early in the alphabet for an "alphabetically last" clue. I thought of the Yazoo, which was part of the Vicksburg campaign. It is in fact a national wild life refuge, though Yukon beats it for alphabetically late.
by Lefty
Wed Apr 07, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2856

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hemingway $800: after a Spanish star of this arena sport that the writer had become enthralled with Enthralled "by", Ken, not "with". Get the words right. In FJ, I assumed the quote echoed a well-known catchphrase of the honoree's. Since it didn't ring any bells for me, I restricted my search to peo...
by Lefty
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 778

Re: FJs for the 3/29/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I found this week's set a higher grade of FJ than last week's offerings. Couldn't pull Travers. I have seen Dick van Dyke's cockney popularly cited as the worst-ever cinematic English accent. Wrote "I ❤ NY" minus the color....
by Lefty
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2031

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"I ❤ NY" earned zillions for Glaser. The articles I read say that Glaser did the work for free. Maybe if he'd known how popular it would be he would have taken a cut. This Village Voice article says that NY considered his post 9/11 revision a copyright violation. https://www.villagevoice.com/2011/1...
by Lefty
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2031

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So the J! staff still don't know what "rhyme" is. Disappointing. In my eighth-grade history class, Mr. Zamastil told us that it was the New England "primmer". I don't know how common that pronunciation is generally, but my reading suggests at least that it is more common here than Back There. I neve...
by Lefty
Sat Mar 27, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

A rough day, but a mid-season run of mediocrity plus the season's timely finish sufficed to keep me in A. The SLR answer didn't come easily, but eventually "lens" struck me as the word most conspicuously not in the clue, and then "single lens" sounded sort of familiar. I found the song clue unsatisf...
by Lefty
Fri Mar 26, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

It wasn't near to mattering, but I was annoyed to confuse Irrawaddy and Chao Phraya. They're one of those pairs where I always need to think of both to be sure I'm picking the right one, and I guess I got lazy. I was happy to come up with Forsyth(ian) as a guess for the botanist. Another Scot, but b...
by Lefty
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

If I'd known my guess of Beauty and the Beast was going to be right, I'd have wasted less time trying to figure DAESH and Tweet Cute. On the former clue, it helped to remember that the guy is typically billed first (Romeo and Juliet, Tristan and Isolde, Hansel and Gretel). I sure wish I'd had that "...
by Lefty
Wed Mar 24, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I got two points for the Hot Brown question. I fully expected to get a 0 for that. (I prefer it without tomatoes, though.) I spent most of the day thinking "Louisiana" instead of "Louisville", and eventually needed a quick replacement for alligator. Seeing no real entry, I was on the verge of picki...
by Lefty
Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2041

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Angel Number 52 is a message that the changes occurring will bring about improvements and positive opportunities that will benefit your life on all levels. It is a reminder from your angels to have faith and trust in yourself, your choices and who you are within. Go with the flow of the changes in y...
by Lefty
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "We were looking for..."
Replies: 11
Views: 914

Re: "We were looking for..."

It sounds like a hedge against the chance that the contestant has offered a different correct answer.
by Lefty
Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2144

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

I see Pedro Martinez pitched in an era of "high octane" offense. Well, why not? It's perfectly legal. The plaques used to not mention awards won. I thought that was a good policy; one's election should be based on achievements, not honors gathered. I'd also prefer plaques not be updated; it takes aw...
by Lefty
Sun Mar 21, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/15/21 week
Replies: 34
Views: 863

Re: FJs for the 3/15/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- Hunger Games seemed likely as the relevant work on Monday, but I know almost nothing. I saw Phantom on Broadway and missed OJ on the freeway. It seemed the obvious thing to guess, though Michael Crawford is the only nam...
by Lefty
Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I was crushed on defense; 4(4)-8(4). Fortunately so, as I'd have been kicking myself all weekend for not guessing "Smith".
by Lefty
Sat Mar 20, 2021 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1484
Views: 222544

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FICTIONAL PAIRS Debuting in 1975, they were named for buildings 1.5 miles apart, at 301 Seventh Ave. and 401 Park Ave. in Manhattan. Who are Statler and Waldorf? Love it, except that you've reversed the numbers on the two avenues. EUROPEAN COUNTRIES Its population is projected to exceed 5 million i...
by Lefty
Sat Mar 20, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 386
Views: 12473

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

bluejaylink wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:47 pm

Newfies are a group of people but just fyi some consider it a minor slur.
Thanks, I'll save it for people I mildly dislike.