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by davey
Tue Jun 22, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 179
Views: 17846

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Have they bleeped words on the show? I doubt it. I detect a sense of humor in most of the repartee I've heard, though I haven't regularly watched earlier versions of the show. Because saying "just kidding" after a filthy insult makes it right? Calm down, tiger...Nobody's asking you to go on the sho...
by davey
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1059

Re: Monday, June 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew Roget was not American and that was the only other work I would have considered. My first thought was Emerson, who was a family friend - or at least they had him to the house - but of course he has no reference book associated with him... Notable that Dickinson refers to the book only as her ...
by davey
Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 179
Views: 17846

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

The tone and spirit are not at all close to The Weakest Link. For one thing the contestants have ample opportunity to fight back. So it's okay to call someone a [bleep] if you can call them a [bleep] right back? Have they bleeped words on the show? I doubt it. I detect a sense of humor in most of t...
by davey
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 179
Views: 17846

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

What joy is there in a show that hinges entirely on insults and trash talk? Are we watching the same show? You mean the show where the smartest people on earth bully the contestants before each round? Yeah, sounds like the same show to me. The tone and spirit are not at all close to The Weakest Lin...
by davey
Mon Jun 21, 2021 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 179
Views: 17846

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Diva was not wrong when she talked about having a tough time on Jeopardy - look at what the competition did that day! https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4059 Excellent team tonight. James came oh so close. The most notable aspect besides the enormous payday was how poorly James did thro...
by davey
Sat Jun 19, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/14/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 394

Re: FJs for the 6/14/21 weeek

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ;) :mrgreen: Should have gotten the horse title - love the movie! - but I wagged My Friend Flicka instead... :roll: J. Kennedy Onassis, though I feared getting the s's in the wrong place... Saw Toy Story 4 just recently to complete the set, never ...
by davey
Sat Jun 19, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1219

Re: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Serengeti gorge stumper brought me right back to 7th grade social studies when I first learned the name. It's been helpful many times over the years since when watching game shows. I wonder if different translations render the sentence in different ways. Kafka wrote in German, and I wouldn't th...
by davey
Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1219

Re: Friday, June 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought of Dickens first because of "dead as a doornail," but rejected him because he's not European in J!speak and more important he didn't get close to the 20th C. I never realized that the story referred to was the author's most famous, but the time period and suggestion of the eerie and t...
by davey
Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: Thursday, June 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For some reason, I remembered Pat but blanked on Jerry... :oops: I think Browns should have been enough... :x I though betimes meant soon, not early... I knew Vaduz was the capital of one of the tiny L countries, but I wasn't absolutely sure which one. I decided Liechtenstein was overdue...Though I ...
by davey
Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1517

Re: Wednesday, June 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There is no Catholic sacrament of confession. CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH SECOND EDITION ARTICLE 4... THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE AND RECONCILIATION 1422 "Those who approach the sacrament of Penance obtain pardon from God's mercy for the offense committed against him, and are, at the same time, r...
by davey
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1288

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I'm wondering where the writers got "overstory" from... ... ... I imagine use of the word has increased since Richard Powers named his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about trees. Baader-Meinhof in action. Saw this on a recommended reading list yesterday and here it is again. I want to learn more a...
by davey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1288

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I'm wondering where the writers got "overstory" from... ( Just below the overstory, this area of a tropical forest is home to the spider monkey & the sloth ) I was watching WWTBAM today while waiting on my tire installation and they had a question about the uppermost layer of a forest: Canopy, E...
by davey
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1288

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was completely lost on that Final. None of those locations meant anything to me and I couldn't find anything to pin it on anyone, or even any time. I ended up on Marilyn Monroe, and I'm still not sure if I was really close to the correct answer or really, really far away. I think only Greece and ...
by davey
Tue Jun 15, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1288

Re: Tuesday, June 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if they would have taken "Jackie O"? It's a better answer than 'Jackie Kennedy'. As far as correctness goes, it's an identical answer (just like Jackie Bouvier). Was the Emanciptation Proclamation 'issued' on Jan 1? That's when it became law, but I'd say it was first issued back in Septemb...
by davey
Tue Jun 15, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1615

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How did Plymouth Rock become a symbol of freedom after it split in two? The smaller part declared its independence from the bigger part. Or maybe vice-versa. Who's to say, really? There were those who feared and those who hoped that the break in the rock portended an irreversible rupture between En...
by davey
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1615

Re: Monday, June 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the FJ seems awkward to some, it may be because the text is a little shortened- It is still the true policy of the United States to leave the parties to themselves, in the hope that other powers will pursue the same course. I guess the full quote goes over the character limit? Still, if laissez f...
by davey
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 68
Views: 1807

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

I don't mind her touting the doctorate during her trial period. She may be singular as a TV actress with a Ph.D. in the hard sciences and that is something that uniquely qualifies her as host. Most of the general audience does not know that about her and there is no other way for her to wear that l...
by davey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/7/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 389

Re: FJs for the 6/7/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Thursday came down to Calia-Kavanaugh or Scalia-Skavanaugh and I picked the wrong one... ;) On Fri I should have been able to get from clef to (en)clave ... Owen Glendower is in Henry IV, Pt. 1. I muffed the states-ending-in-s clue... I'...
by davey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 68
Views: 1807

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

alietr wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:22 pm
Golf wrote:
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:15 pm


I don’t give a damn about gender or attractiveness or previous work or commercials, pick the best person for the job.


Hear, hear.
Sure, whatever that means.
by davey
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?
Replies: 68
Views: 1807

Re: How Did Mayim Bialik Do as Host?

Pretty bad. Constant off screen giggling was weird & she is not attractive. Plus she has some big pharma ads running which adds to the overkill. She was okay on BBT but enough is enough. Please tell me more about how the host gets to choose what ads run during the show on each and every station acr...