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by John Boy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1012

Re: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
:D :D :D on DDs
Precalled Dead Sea Scrolls for FJ.
Hammurabi Code was easy :mrgreen:
Harrumph. I precalled my birth certificate.
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/19/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 391

Re: FJs for the 10/19/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: Arabian phrase, WT Overture, Trumbo, Guernica together over the four days may have taken 12 seconds total. On Friday, precalled "MvM, Dred Scott, and ..... darn it, what was the case name, trains and separate but equal .... hope it's not th...
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/19/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 391

Re: FJs for the 10/19/20 week

If you gave me 100 years and 1000 guesses I could never have come up with Dalton Trumbo.
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?
Replies: 22
Views: 1001

Re: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?

Yeah I don't think it was ever people saying 35 was "never" reported, just that for a number of years (maybe coincidiing with the introduction of the onlinetest but that's just a guess) they seemed to stop saying the number publicly so it was open to speculation. Based on the 2019 article I guess s...
by John Boy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 am
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)

Ten TSs worth $9800 plus a sole get on FJ. Easiest 4th-podium win (or should that be lectern?) ever. Really, really a weak performance by all three contestants. I know the CCs are limiting themselves to the LA area, but is this really the cream of the contestant crop?
by John Boy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)
Replies: 27
Views: 501

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

I got several of the ones listed here plus several more not included: "Ah," Pearl, Bill Murray, vacuum, steam, "to boldly go," don't go there, you can't go home again, JFK, Old Ironsides. That was 10, good for $9,800. Even if I bet zero on FJ that was a fourth-podium win. In reality I came up with A...
by John Boy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 34
Views: 6511

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
Wow. Happen to know his age? He couldn't have been terribly old. Young and strong and dead from the virus. Just wow.
by John Boy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:27 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)

Speak for yourself, Mark. I would've been happy if Billboard 2020 never saw the light of day. How is Glass Menagerie a TS? Tennessee Williams is a Pavlov for that play. Is it just me or is the writing just terrible this season? Nothing to pin FJ on, went with bipolar. :? I agree regarding Billboard...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:44 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)

How in the world was this a triple stumper? :shock: Maybe they overthought it? Kevin seems really good, though. Three for three on locking it up before final. His competition has not been very strong for any of his wins. But yeah, 3-for-3 lock games is good performance for anyone under any circumst...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:40 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)

It was not until going to the contestant responses and then reading the predictions at Fikkle that I began to realize that the clue was not as easy as I first thought. Perhaps there is an advantage for native Californians on it? This is one of those finals where you either know it or you don't. I d...
by John Boy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 384

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

Don't cry for me, Argentina. I read that clue and jumped on the enormous South American country so fast that I never, ever bothered to think of an alternate. I take some consolation: even though Argentina is only about one-third the land area of Australia, it seems like a much closer contest when yo...
by John Boy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 384

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

FJ is killing me this season. I came in at about 70% for the whole of last season, down to about 50% in the early going this time. Gotta eat my mental Wheaties.
by John Boy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1361

Re: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’m sorry. The what diamond? I can’t even spell it I almost said "Klopman". Thanks a lot, Garfield. Koh-I-Noor was an instaget for me. Dunno why. Why does anything stick in my head? The story is told that when the stone was first presented to the monarch for whom it was intended, he was so overwhel...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1127

Re: Monday, October 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game was preempted in Cleveland for the (delayed/rescheduled) NFL game after another team was hit by Covid. I have a bad, bad feeling that this NFL season is not going to conclude the usual, hoped-for way.

(BTW between Smith and Lewis, I managed to get to Ali.)
by John Boy
Thu Oct 01, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1336

Re: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Took a few seconds, but I came up with TR. I think that was where he got the Bull Moose tag. Precisely. "It takes more than that to kill a bull moose," he told his listeners, before launching into a 50-page speech with two bullet holes through it. Kind of an instaget if you know the story. Maybe. B...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1817

Re: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know Longfellow. And I know Hiawatha.

So Gitche Gumme (or however it's spelled)...I knew that too. So I got THAT goin' on....
by John Boy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2550

Re: Thursday, September 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

reddpen wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 3:41 am
Poll request for some variation on "I had no idea that 'garrison' meant an enormous flag."
Amen. I've always heard the largest flags referred to as "regimental" flags.
by John Boy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2550

Re: Thursday, September 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat $45,200 (50R, 0W) DD 3/3 FJ :mrgreen: Pulled off the elusive sweep of the $2000 row for the first time this season. Had pulsar, but agree with the above that neutron star should be acceptable too. As a scientist, I also agree that this is the FJ I'd want to see if my life depended on it. :D ...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2518

Re: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm a golfer and I never even came close to guessing a golfer in this FJ. Found myself wondering (jokingly) if George Blanda is still playing, but never thought of Phil.

I think I need (another) nap.
by John Boy
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2518

Re: Friday, September 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Woppy T wrote:
Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:24 pm
Douglas Ginsberg’s nomination for Pope failing due to revelations of drug use may be he worst (best?) wrong answer of all time.
Yeah, that was, um, right up there on that list.