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by Peter the accountant
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 500

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

I checked "yes" for the holey book. However, I'm pretty sure I left off "very". I suspect I may be stretching things there. My wife used to be a pre-school teacher. She burned through more than one copy of the book. So it's a bit embarrassing to not be perfectly correct. Neither long live, nor the m...
by Peter the accountant
Sun Jan 17, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1274

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

I'm another with mixed feelings. My main criticism of Ken is that it seems like he's trying too hard to be Alex. Or maybe he's just imitating the only example he knows. I think he's doing a fine job with running the game - at least in what makes it to air. Clues are spoken clearly and at a suitable ...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1566

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not entirely sure that watching The Crown was helpful. I've watched every episode. (It's a decent history primer, but can't be taken entirely at face value - there's a fair amount of literary license in it, but major events are based on actual history.) I knew JFK was wrong because they made a b...
by Peter the accountant
Sun Dec 20, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/14/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 596

Re: FJs for the 12/14/20 week

Monday was a slightly lucky, slightly educated guess. I knew the House opened in the early 70s, so the time frame was right. I also know how much the show loves the place. And Utzon was ringing some bells. Tuesday was a solid get. Knew the namesake was always on the cover, although I thought they ha...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1762

Re: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Combined with all the things that completely fall back out of my head after the 10,000th time I've tried to learn them (e.g., which planet is the biggest)... All I know for sure is that you have an admirable ability to persevere when faced with a task that is difficult for you. Some people have an ...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1762

Re: Wednesday, December 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Apparently, my poor knowledge of literature is worse than I thought. Many people, including the contestants found the answer pretty easy. But what gets me worried is when TPH calls it an instaget. Good for him! Not so good for me. :oops: I guess I'll have to let google start answering the response. ...
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/23/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 693

Re: FJs for the 11/23/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :oops: Mon, Tues, and Wed were pretty straightforward for me. Thought about Madonna for a moment, but was pretty sure she wasn't right. Also recalled that the other half of the singing duo was mayor of Palm Springs for a while, so that useless ...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Nov 24, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 96
Views: 6647

Re: What ought to happen next?

(I don't think I've publicly come out in support of Brooke Burns, but she's my #1 choice. She has experience hosting various quiz formats, and she'd bring the same kind of class to the game that Alex did.) Is she going to continue to host The Chase, when that gets rebooted with the J! GOAT contesta...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 96
Views: 6647

Re: What ought to happen next?

Not much continuity with a revolving door I think the continuity is in terms of new shows being produced and aired. Not necessarily in seeing the same host every week. I wonder if they can get back to the usual taping schedule of 5 shows a day, 2 days a week. That might be a lot to ask out of a gue...
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/16/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 735

Re: FJs for the 11/16/20 week

Monday was a fairly quick solve. Tuesday, I still have no idea who this Javert guy is. (Edit - OK, read the other posts in this thread and now I at least know what made it gettable for so many.) Wednesday, played around with hippo and equine. I know very well that philo- is greek-ish for love, but i...
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 96
Views: 6647

Re: What ought to happen next?

MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 3:57 pm
I think the next host should be a hologram of Alex Trebek.
If you're going there, it might be easier to borrow Doc Brown's DeLorean, go back 20 years, and bring that version of Alex back with you.

Maybe make it 19 years back to get the freshly shaven Alex. Better continuity that way. :P
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 08, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 5672

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

alietr wrote:
Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:45 pm
Fare thee well, Alex. My condolences to your family. And our family.
Indeed. Condolences to your family. We will all miss him.
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2135

Re: Friday, October 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For a little TV crossover, did anyone else notice that Sleepy Hollow, New York was a puzzle on Wheel in their Thursday show? Made getting that clue trivially easy for me.
by Peter the accountant
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/26/20 week
Replies: 21
Views: 619

Re: FJs for the 10/26/20 week

I checked the box for lived in CT, but I’m going to make an excuse anyway. I left there before my second birthday, and have never returned.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1712

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

I'm in the LA Metro area, which is a day late again all week due to Monday Night Football. (Hmm - football might make a nice category. Bet that would trip up a few contestants! :lol: ) WWI airplane had me yelling at the screen before Alex was finished reading. FJ - two precalls. Dead Sea Scrolls and...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/13/2020
Replies: 19
Views: 626

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/13/2020

7000 but no DD for me
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2262

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

Monday Night Football pre-empted J! here in the Los Angeles area. Shows are a day late all week. I’m another in the cicada camp. Thought about some generic beetle, but figured that was too vague. As soon as Alex gave his hint, I knew the answer. I knew of the annual migration to Mexico, but didn’t k...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1842

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

The presidents who were elected in years divisible by 20 and died in office are the markers on which I hang their successors and predecessors. That T. Roosevelt succeeded McKinley - who won the 1900 election - initially threw me for a loop. But then I recalled the story from his time post-presidency...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2460

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

PS - My precall for FJ was that whatever it was we were going to look for around the great lakes, it wasn't the Erie Canal. Not with the Panama canal on the DJ board - with it's negbait Suez canal lurking in the background for those who aren't attentive to dates. No canals.
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2460

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

"On the shores of Gitche Gumee,"
But no more words I knew,
Still, the old guy Peter
Managed to solve the clue.