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by alietr
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Robert K S wrote:
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:31 am
John Travolta's wife and actress Kelly Preston has died of breast cancer. https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/13/entertai ... index.html
How does that work in Scientology?
by alietr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 11999

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Self promotion zone: LL One-Day Special: Doomed Voyages , smithed by CavaliereM Fun fact: The S.S. Minnow was named that because the executive producer of Gilligan's Island, Sherwood Schwarz, wanted to get back at then-Chairman of the FCC Newton Minow (just one 'n'), who had denigrated what was on ...
by alietr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 240
Views: 72499

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

I had the pleasure of interviewing Charlie Daniels on the radio in the late '70s. Country singer, songwriter, and instrumentalist Charlie Daniels has died of a hemorrhagic stroke. He was 83. Daniels found success by blending a traditional country sound with Southern rock to produce such hits as "The...
by alietr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4133
Views: 556770

Re: Reretaken Down

For your, um, entertainment?

by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Math Question
Replies: 22
Views: 667

Re: A Math Question

Who cares about the math...I want to know why one can't sex a chicken?...Or is trying bound to get somebody in trouble these days...?... ;) Actually, chicken sexing is a big thing. You don't want cockerels (which grow up to be roosters since they can't lay eggs), so common practice is to take the d...
by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4133
Views: 556770

Re: Reretaken Down

Bottom of page 2? Time to bump this thread. The 7/1 USA Today crossword had me needing every cross to finish it at 48D Is really good (5) Erik Agard is now the editor (the puzzles are better since this happened) and the constructor was Zhouqin Burnikel. The answer was: SLAPS I realize I'm well past...
by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 33
Views: 1307

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

With "wearing a face covering in public" if not wearing one when exercising away from others but always doing so when I can't social distance from people I don't know does that still qualify to check the "always" box or would that exception mean I only "sometimes" wear one? I'd classify that as 'al...
by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 33
Views: 1307

Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I am curious about the impact of the disease on this small segment of the population. Your answers are anonymous.
by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Carl Reiner at 98
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: RIP Carl Reiner at 98

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by alietr
Wed Jul 01, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 148
Views: 34944

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:16 pm
This is not really a poll. It's more of an informal query, but I welcome any feedback, private or public.
I appreciate your contributions as they are.
by alietr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Carl Reiner at 98
Replies: 5
Views: 383

Re: RIP Carl Reiner at 98

I'm not sure how easy it is to confirm this, but Carl Reiner might have been the last surviving cast member of It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.
by alietr
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 240
Views: 72499

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Jeopardy fan Carl Reiner has died at 98. He was also a comedy legend.
by alietr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 11999

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Didn't the BWA duty get crowdsourced this time? Yes. They still picked one of the lamest ones to win, though. They can't all be winners, but still a better ratio this time. I voted (well, would have; I was too late to do so) for the ones that came in 3rd and 4th, so they weren't all bad. My first c...
by alietr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 11999

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 am
alietr wrote:
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:41 am
Where are the BWAs being posted?
https://learnedleague.com/thorsten/vote.php?vbwa&85
First time I can remember that I felt like there were more I would vote for than number of ones I could vote for. Some were actually funny.
by alietr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 11999

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Where are the BWAs being posted?
by alietr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It Was a Long Time Coming
Replies: 25
Views: 1174

Re: It Was a Long Time Coming

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:28 pm
Molto congratulazioni! (That's Italian for very congratulations.)
Grazie. (That's Italian for thank you.)
by alietr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 994
Views: 147565

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

mas3cf wrote:
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:07 am
THE DREADED OPERA CATEGORY

Due to COVID-19, St. Petersburg's Mariinsky Theatre rescheduled their performance of this work to the 9th, 10th, 12th, and 13th of December.
Spoiler
What is the Ring Cycle?
Spoiler
If they're ones performing it, wouldn't it be the Riing Cycle?
by alietr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It Was a Long Time Coming
Replies: 25
Views: 1174

It Was a Long Time Coming

On October 25, 2005, I walked into the Sony Studios for my appearance on Jeopardy. I had this crazy idea that I would propose to my girlfriend Carol Anne during the interview segment since she was in the audience. When I mentioned my idea to Maggie, she said "I love it! But I have to run it by the p...
by alietr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 210
Views: 17482

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

congratulations again on the wins, leszek! i of course know you as a storied jeopardy legend, but i also remember watching you on grand slam. it was an honor to play against you, and i am really happy to hear that your experience on this show was such a good one. i *really* like the GSN people! :) ...
by alietr
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 371
Views: 11999

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

A hearty congratulations to Boson for his MagA victory, his first ever!