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by John Boy
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 648

Re: Tuesday, May 7, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why did they feel the need to cut the announcement of the semi-finalists? I only got Right Stuff. Forgot about Terms. If they're going to cut anything, it's a fairly easy cut to make. I imagine even the official site lists the champ, so there's not a lot of mystery for the vault episodes. I did the...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 38086

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

trainman wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:07 pm
John Boy wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:56 am
The Stop & Shop chain has announced plans to merge with the A & P stores. New outlets to be known as "Stop & P."
This is even more out of date than Linear Gnome's joke (because A&P has been out of business since 2015).
Most of my humor is hopelessly out of date, as am I. Please bear with me.
by John Boy
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 166
Views: 38086

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

The Stop & Shop chain has announced plans to merge with the A & P stores. New outlets to be known as "Stop & P."
by John Boy
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 43
Views: 3045

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

My employer and job are classed as "essential", so Covid-19 has had little impact on my job except traffic on my commute is a lot less. Some of my job I can do from home, but much of it requires me to be in the office. I know nobody who has had it. I wear masks in public in accordance with the prom...
by John Boy
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 43
Views: 3045

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Pretty much everybody in the medical profession, along with county/state health officials, are unanimous in recommending the simple three-step recommendation (while we wait for a vaccine and/or effective treatment to come along) for limiting and eventually stopping the pandemic: Wash and sanitize yo...
by John Boy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: A Math Question

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:02 pm
Are they African or European chickens?
You, sir, listened to too many episodes of "Car Talk." :mrgreen:
by John Boy
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1007

Re: A Math Question

My wife decided to buy chickens. She is hoping she doesn't end up with a rooster. She said the lot of birds the store gets their supply from claims 80% are hens. Since she bought 4 birds, I think the odds are 625:1 that one of them is a rooster. Am I correct? Trying to dust the cobwebs off this par...
by John Boy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2527

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, Alex...I have a feeling Oprah has praised other women authors in the 6 years since Maya Angelou passed - maybe even other ladies who've died besides Toni Morrison... :roll: Oprah has championed many writers in her career, but I think the stronger link that we were supposed to remember, and to w...
by John Boy
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2527

Re: Friday, June 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

bluejaylink wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:37 pm
I couldn't remember which one of Toni Morrison or Alice Walker had died. I picked the wrong one.
Thank you. For a long moment here I thought I was the only one who thought about Alice.
by John Boy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2446

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was painful watching Jennifer throwing away $1000 of real money. FJ never said stab wounds; it said puncture wounds -- I was initially thinking Jesus, dismissed that, and fell into Caesar pretty quickly. Uh, spoiler alert! If you read the gospels beyond the story of the crucifixion, you learn ...
by John Boy
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1266

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

I got eleven of these, should have gotten tumbrel, and took just a couple of seconds too long to dredge up Sean Penn. Not quite enough for a 4th podium win, because somehow the champ managed a very respectable score through two rounds despite all the TSs. I stood and stared at FJ for probably 10 sec...
by John Boy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2446

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hugo Z wrote:
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:51 pm
Seriously, how many famous people have died from twenty-three stab wounds?
I knew Caesar was stabbed in the forum. Also the abdomen, shoulder, and thigh.
by John Boy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2446

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So it appears that Jennifer threw away $1k in FJ in a blatantly obvious situation for absolutely no reason? Correctamundo. Essentially zero chance that Zach will Clavin, so there is essentially no reason for Jennifer to wager anything, certainly not more than $5,399. Maybe for her trouble she will ...
by John Boy
Thu Jun 11, 2020 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2223

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

davey wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:19 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:50 pm
[quote="TAKING A "SELF-D" $600]I'm not touching that martini, even though I'd really enjoy it; I'm practicing a bit of this
"Self-denial" was accepted. How is "self-discipline"?
I like that better! Self-deprivation also works.
[/quote]

I agree. "Self-discipline" is a much better response.
by John Boy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

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

OrangeSAM wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:05 pm
John Boy wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Q: What's the fastest animal on earth?
A (they always say): The Cheetah!

...to which the answer is...no, it's the cow that's been pushed out of a helicopter.

(feel free to steal it; I did)
A whole new meaning for "terminal velocity".
Not to mention "ground beef."
by John Boy
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

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

Q: What's the fastest animal on earth? A (they always say): The Cheetah! ...to which the answer is...no, it's the cow that's been pushed out of a helicopter. (feel free to steal it; I did) First thing I thought to do: https://www.google.com/search?q=terminal+velocity+of+a+cow Turns out someone did ...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

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

alietr wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:15 pm
I'm tired of the posing during the intros.
You and me both, dear.
by John Boy
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3055

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

Just a few thoughts on this game: 1) Damn, but Meggie looks unstoppable. She becomes my favorite to win this thing. b) Anyone else identify the source of the quote about reigning in hell vs. serving in heaven because of having seen the conversation between Khan Noonian Singh (Ricardo Montalban) and ...
by John Boy
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1998

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

I agree that there should have been a BMS on Hepburn. What gives, judges? However, the contestants made me a truly happy camper when all three placed FJ wagers exactly, to the dollar, what I told them to! I can't remember the last time---if ever---that that happened. Jong Ho can console himself (a b...
by John Boy
Sat May 30, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2646

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

I am stunned that final Jeopardy was a triple stumper. I think all the FJ's were rather easy this week. What had me stumped was the wagering in FJ this week. Even if you know you might not win the game, don't you want to wager everything to have as high a point total as possible to make it to the n...