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by davey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 30
Views: 867

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

Glad I watched this on my DVR instead of watching it live. Good grief they dragged that out. The Argo question took forever. The Modern Family guy was way too indecisive. Should have gone with his gut on the postal code question and used his buddy for Argo. Then maybe his friend at home knows the S...
by davey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TKAM is one of my favorite books, so this was an instaget. It also hits the J! tradition of multimedia clues - yes, it's ultimately a literature clue and you have to know the author, but it's also an acclaimed movie that's on a lot of AFI lists, another J! love. (Alex himself loves the movies shown...
by davey
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:53 am
I was about ready to turn off the TV if I heard Alex say "sophomore" one more time...
He can pronounce it however he likes as long as I never get negged for missing a syllable when I say soph'more... ;)
by davey
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a weird final. Nearly every word is irrelevant except for the last one. Yep. Said that same thing aloud while watching. Clue could just as effectively have been “She *noise* Finch.” I suspect that Alistair and Kylie got lost in the verbose nature of the clue, unfortunately. I'll use that as my...
by davey
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1187

Re: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nathaniel was almost half right in his response to
Claymores & scimitars are types of these

I've not heard of the sword before, but I did know that there's a kind of mine by that name. (Turns out it's named for the sword.) And bomb has a silent letter!
by davey
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1698

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank you for the correction, AFRET CMS; I guess I should have written that McCain was "Panama Canal Zone-born." I was just pushing back on the assertion that he was "born in Panama," which is misleading. If Hearst had been born in Hungary because his mother just happened to be there when she went ...
by davey
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1698

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another thing, for the record: The story above about Fiorello La Guardia is entirely made up. I find no evidence that La Guardia ever was a reporter, and in 1898 16-year-old La Guardia was living with his family in Europe. He didn't return to the US until 1906. Source: https://books.google.com/book...
by davey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 21
Views: 458

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :evil: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
Alb and Sask, and I just drew a blank on the identifiable Hemingway title...Almost blanked on Pulitzer, but it clicked with just enough time to scrawl...
NHO Maren Morris, that I recall...(But uh-oh, she was in another clue in 2019... :oops: )
by davey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1698

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Altogether I have to say this was a weak game and a poor field of contestants. The middle man snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. His performance on the 2 Daily Doubles was thoroughly unimpressive. We look forward to your impressive performance that we can all laud. (Seriously; keep in mind t...
by davey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1568

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Missourian, I'm all about Mr. Clemens :). But the highbrows and mucky-mucks that decide what is "Classic" may not care to elevate a humorist and iconoclast. "Classic" for J! is what endures, making room for Conan Doyle and, say, Bram Stoker. But if you're talking about literary reputation, the...
by davey
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1568

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Missourian, I'm all about Mr. Clemens :). But the highbrows and mucky-mucks that decide what is "Classic" may not care to elevate a humorist and iconoclast. "Classic" for J! is what endures, making room for Conan Doyle and, say, Bram Stoker. But if you're talking about literary reputation, the...
by davey
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1568

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

from North Dakota Rules of Court Rule 6.1, Courtroom Oaths- ...To a witness. Do you solemnly swear to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? So help you God....A person must be allowed to make an affirmation instead of taking an oath, by substituting the word "affirm" for the wo...
by davey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1568

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

:roll: :) :?: on DDs. Once again the third DD is not found. Seriously, named for the Mini Cooper? :shock: Stumbled into the correct FJ! response after swatting away The Great Gatsby. :mrgreen: I had the same thought about DD1. I had no idea so I guessed Mustang skirt, because.... 1960s car. I searc...
by davey
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1529

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When they had Glenn Close recording clues, too bad they didn't have her record today's theater DD. She starred in that production as St. Joan's mom. Even though the choices are few, I started scrawling late and found Saskatchewan pretty unnerving to write quickly but legibly, so I fretted over wheth...
by davey
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1386

Re: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:18 pm
US State + named after an English county = only one choice as far as I know.

Pretty straightforward once you ignore the coastline part of the clue.
If I'd ignored the coastline part I wouldn't have got it. I admit I forgot the -shire that comes after York... :)
by davey
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got the BMS for "clover" to "shamrock", but I'm still a little unclear as to why it mattered. "Four-leaf clover" is a clear neg because of "trifolate", but if she corrected herself in time to "clover", I didn't quite get the reason for the distinction. I guess all shamrocks are clovers, but not a...
by davey
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4024
Views: 502193

Re: Reretaken Down

With no sports to watch I often keep my TV still on KGO after J! instead of immediately changing the channel. Instead of WoF coming on it was David Muir with ABC news again. Not a special break-in, but a replay of the earlier national broadcast. Wheel has been bumped to the middle of the night this...
by davey
Mon Mar 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1613

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Golf will like having a GOLF category and I enjoyed the sweep even though the valuations seemed a little scrambled. I would have ordered them: $200 Eagle $400 Wedge $600 St. Andrews $800 U.S. and British $1000 Croquet ------------------------- Did not think any of these five were complete gimmes, y...
by davey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/23/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 725

Re: FJs for the 3/23/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Changed my mind about 8 times in the Friday :30 - I would like to think with the leisure of contemplation I would have settled on Truman...
by davey
Sat Mar 28, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2252

Re: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:58 pm


Alex: No, Sacremento is the state (with the church).

Just to be clear about who was making the mistakes in the game, Alex didn't say this. He correctly identified the state.

Like many, I flipped the FJ coin back and forth over and over and came down on the wrong side... :twisted: