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by hbomb1947
Sat Dec 28, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/23/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Roald Dahl's oeuvre is not a strength for me as lit goes.

I had both the Unabomber and Kaczynski.

J! was pre-empted in my area on Wednesday. :evil:
by hbomb1947
Thu Dec 26, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1668

Re: Thursday, December 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:04 am
Alex and Usha each went way too far south for their guesses and we'll see how posts go here for it possibly being a poll choice.
French Guiana isn't a country, so there's that.
by hbomb1947
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2552

Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

thenextofken wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:49 pm
Would they have accepted just "Colassus" on the second DD? I got that part, but if he gave me a BMS, I would've been at a loss.
Highly unlikely. "Colossus" is a generic term for a large statue.
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/16/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 809

Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Mistletoe for holly.

I negged with third wheel for fifth wheel.

J! was pre-empted during its usual timeslot in my market on Wednesday.
by hbomb1947
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 727
Views: 120767

Re: J! in the Media

Here's today's Good Morning America piece on the GOAT tourney.

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/cult ... wdOuQ6uKw8
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 902

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

econgator wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:34 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:24 pm
I did have "the 85 theses" on Monday.
Then you should have it marked wrong, not right.
Have you noticed what key is immediately to the left of the "9" on a keyboard? :)
by hbomb1947
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 902

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

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

:( :( :(

I did have "the 95 theses" on Monday. "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" for the holiday song.

The Clemson clue was way, way undervalued.
by hbomb1947
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3920

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

Ireland was part of the UK but not of Great Britain and therefore Stoker would have been a UK citizen but not a British one. The adjective "British" refers to the UK as a whole. This may be strange and indeed controversial -- just as it's controversial that citizens of the United States are referre...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3920

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

I agree with the sentiment that this FJ was an unfortunate lapse by the writers. Since Bram Stoker was Irish, Dracula , despite the fact that it was penned in London, is no more a "British" novel than The Sun Also Rises (written by Hemingway in Paris) or The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (writte...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/25/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1107

Re: FJs for the 11/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( On Wednesday's FJ I got to plastics instantly, but got stuck on Casablanca (which I sort of knew was released in 1942), not 1941, for the other movie. That clue needed more than 30 seconds. Would have been better suited to LL. David Copperfield on Fri...
by hbomb1947
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3920

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

I agree with the sentiment that this FJ was an unfortunate lapse by the writers. Since Bram Stoker was Irish, Dracula , despite the fact that it was penned in London, is no more a "British" novel than The Sun Also Rises (written by Hemingway in Paris) or The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (written...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2639

Re: Monday, November 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any three-time champ on this show deserves respect, but you have to admit, it takes a special kind of talent to blow that FJ. Only Elise can confirm it, but in the past I have seen contestant comments that in such a situation they recognize that on an "easy" FJ! clue their only hope was that it was...
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/18/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 974

Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Someone of first four voters missed the 5/5 brag box.
Fixed.
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/18/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 974

Re: FJs for the 11/18/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I used to rent from Blockbuster all the time back in the day.

I was pretty sure that Lot's wife is never named.

I've seen the film version of OFOTCN.
by hbomb1947
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15554

Re: LL83: Learned League

for the heavy water question: did anyone else specifically not put heavy because of the word heavier in the question. Even with the bad music/film question, this took away my win and gave me a tie :( Yup. I knew it was heavy, but then kept thinking it couldn't be since heavier was in the question. ...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 19, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2426

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ immediately off "City of Light." When I flew through Buffalo's airport to visit Niagara Falls this past Labor Day weekend, I did a little research on Buffalo and learned that it had acquired that moniker due to being the first U.S. city with widespread electric lighting (which was powered b...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 19, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6870

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I thought you were referring to contestant eligibility in normal games. The eligibility says you cannot be a contestant if you were on a Trebek show. If there is a new host, I imagine they would keep the Trebek exclusion. Why? I would think the opposite -- that it once again opens it up to any Treb...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6870

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

By the way, I was in the audience for the game that airs tonight (which taped Sept 18). Alex made no mention of this GOAT event at the time. Makes me think that the plan has come together only in the last few weeks. This is the type of thing for one would expect TPTB to dub an Alex announcement int...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6870

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

I am a little surprised they didn't try to expand the field and make it a Super Jeopardy! type tournament. They just had one of those last season, and they only do them once every several years. (Prior to the All Stars competition, the previous super-tourney was the Battle of the Decades in 2014). ...
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 1137

Re: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Galileo for the barometer guy just to say something, although I subsequently learned that Torricelli was a student of Galileo. Korea for Russia.

Swimming pools are a Pavlov for Hockney.