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by morbeedo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3820
Views: 425724

Re: Reretaken Down

Has anyone here ever seen their SPIN ID come up on Wheel of Fortune? The Secret Santa winners are getting a nice bonus this Christmas
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1179

Re: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the judges were generous to give Jennifer credit for whatever she said instead of (Charles) Perrault. I turned on closed captions and they transcribed her response as “Pure-Oh”, whereas I’m pretty sure she was saying something closer to Pierrot. Maybe it was the right call for a foreign na...
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3094

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess it depends on your definition of "classic". If we're going by what's likely to be taught in the Literature department of a major university as part of the standard curriculum, Dracula probably doesn't make the cut as often as Robinson Crusoe but more often than The Swiss Family Robinson. (B...
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Too many old-timey clues this season
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1925

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I blanked so hard on FJ despite having made a point to watch Oscar-winning films AND playing the Sporcle Best Picture Winner quizzes multiple times (was my last play really on Dec. 19, 2017!?) Also flubbed JQ Adams, so I know what I have to do when The Call comes... On the AWARDS DD, I first thought...
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1843

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 pm

I am so hoping they get rid of the fake answer/question gimmick (they won't).
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by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1843

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "Oh, no!" is my favorite Alexism for a wrong answer. I will say it again: As long at they're not going to leave the name of the category up on the screen, I hate HATE HATE HATE categories like In "Extremis". What made that category extra hard is, your mind gravitates to the X... and none of the...
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

RandyG wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:37 am
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:57 am
Moldau --> Moldova --> Chișinău? (figured he was going for a more well-known capital city, but oh well)
The Moldau --> Smetana (Czech composer) --> Prague
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/M%C3%A1_vlast#Vltava
Ahh, I remember that recent TOC clue now. Didn’t come together for me yesterday !
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Lost 2(2)-5(2) and my leading DE score took a hit! Guy's best subject is Amer. History (.719) and he misses Teapot Dome! Rude. I was happy to tease out Bombshell from the Fox News clue and...got zero points for it. Moldau --> Moldova --> Chișinău? (figured he was going for a more well-known capital ...
by morbeedo
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1851

Re: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dick Cheney, talking of this, something his daughter Mary went on to do: "I think freedom means freedom for everyone" What was the intended response here? "Getting married to a person of the same sex"? No, I suspect what was on Alex's card was "gay marriage" or "same-sex marriage," even though that...
by morbeedo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3094

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fine, I'll give you British, but in what world is Dracula considered a "classic" novel. It's a loaded word, but if they're going to use it, then people are going to think of the canon, and IMO, that doesn't include Dracula. Splitting hairs, maybe, but the question is polling at 20% It's still read ...
by morbeedo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3094

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL that. But "British" is also a demonym for denizens of Great Britain specifically, so at best the adjective "British" is ambiguous in the context of this flawed clue. As someone noted above, people should not be punished for knowing that Stoker was Irish, which the clue effectively does. I'm on ...
by morbeedo
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Sigh... I don't know how to defense apparently. Reverse Mortgage - 73% get it right, I assign 0 to my .750 Bus/Econ opponent. He misses it. Wuthering - 41% get it right, I assign 2 to it, he gets it. Lose 3(3)-4(3) Player stats are merely a starting point! Maybe focus on relative difficulty of the ...
by morbeedo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Sigh... I don't know how to defense apparently. Reverse Mortgage - 73% get it right, I assign 0 to my .750 Bus/Econ opponent. He misses it. Wuthering - 41% get it right, I assign 2 to it, he gets it. Lose 3(3)-4(3) Player stats are merely a starting point! Maybe focus on relative difficulty of the ...
by morbeedo
Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Sigh... I don't know how to defense apparently. Reverse Mortgage - 73% get it right, I assign 0 to my .750 Bus/Econ opponent. He misses it. Wuthering - 41% get it right, I assign 2 to it, he gets it. Lose 3(3)-4(3) Player stats are merely a starting point! Maybe focus on relative difficulty of the ...
by morbeedo
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 621
Views: 109350

Re: J! in the Media

A Wray wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:42 am
A lovely piece in the New York Times Magazine:

How Watching ‘Jeopardy!’ Together Helped Me Say Goodbye to My Father
+1
by morbeedo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2194

Re: Thursday, November 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have sailed to victory in this game! I can only imagine what hell-boards await when I get The Call Whenever there’s a X-letter words category, Alex is careful to reassure us that “it sounds tougher than it is.” On the MI clue, I had self-destruct immediately but calculated that the sum of le...
by morbeedo
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Wahaddi just wasn't close enough. Nor was dropout. I was surprised at the 40% get rate on Wahhabi. That's something that doesn't sound at all familiar to me. Cost me a tight one yesterday, losing 7(5)-6(5). My opponent missed "The College Dropout." I've always thought my defense was pretty good, bu...
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

Kim Il-Sung came up about 10 seasons ago. Missed him then, and missed him again this time
by morbeedo
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 335
Views: 8603

Re: LL83: Learned League

I am SO glad I didn't discard "Prussian" after the count and kept trying to cram it into seven letters. (Took about 5 minutes. Lotta kerning work. ) Haha. Nice Age was probably as important to whether you knew "Soul Train" as much as TV knowledge. It's hard for me to imagine anyone close to my age ...