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by seaborgium
Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/23/20 week
Replies: 20
Views: 162

Re: FJs for the 3/23/20 week

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

Lend-Lease was the only alliterative act I could name, so that was my response even though I didn't know whether it had anything to do with 1941.
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1262

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

It's a chestnut that FDR was the first president to appear on television, so I figured he must be the trap response and went one president later. Come to think of it, this sort of thinking helped me get my third FJ right (which I needed to do to win). Basically I thought, "'Let us have peace' is so...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1262

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

It's a chestnut that FDR was the first president to appear on television, so I figured he must be the trap response and went one president later. $6,400 in Lach Trash means I win from the fourth podium. ORDINAL TERMS $200 named two women whose husbands were VPs before becoming presidents, so Second ...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1153

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

4/4 on big clues. I think sheriff was neg-bait. A 7-letter word for someone in charge of public safety, like in the old west. At least it helped me learn the difference between Marshal and Marshall. I said sheriff too, but I realized in retrospect that it's not like sheriffs are largely a thing of ...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 85
Views: 15461

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

After exhaustive research, the mystery of the Triscuit name has been solved. Nope, that one Final Jeopardy was wrong. It means Elec tri city Bis cuit https://thetakeout.com/twitter-solves-the-mystery-of-how-triscuits-got-their-n-1842509936 Cabin fever levels are also reaching unprecedented highs. T...
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4614
Views: 845977

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:32 pm
Alex gave the "One minute" announcement here, which was followed by 4 triple stumpers. Amanda's incorrect guess on SURREALISTS for $2000 at clue 28 cost her the lead, and as it turns out, the game.
And a very, very bad guess it was. I remember being stunned by it watching on rutube years ago.
by seaborgium
Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of which, the people misspelling "Rorschach" in this thread seem to have forgotten the category he was in.
by seaborgium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lend-Lease was the only alliterative legislation I could come up with during the commercial. At a loss from the clue, that's all I could put forth. I'll take it! I surprised myself running FEMALE SUPERHEROES. Actually, now that I check, I see I ran five categories this game! In DJ I was only two clu...
by seaborgium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rorschach seemed way too obscure for anyone else save for the comic nerds. I got him, and I've never read the comic books or seen the movie (or the TV show, which Volante's post made me aware of). I had a vague recollection that Watchmen had a character named "Rorschach" whose face (actually a mask...
by seaborgium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1489

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In "CH" SQUARED $2,000, I responded "cherche la femme" instead of "cherchez" (so "shairsh" instead of "shair-shay"), but that should be fine since the imperative of chercher has a few conjugations, cherche being the one you'd use when speaking to someone you'd call tu , and the clue didn't pin it to...
by seaborgium
Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37286

Re: Learned League 84

Well, I won my last match in a squeaker, 3(2)-1(2), and my friend ended up winning his rookie rundle by going 5(4)-0(0) while second place (who led him in MPD by 1) won 2(3)-1(2). Hooray!
by seaborgium
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37286

Re: Learned League 84

It's my usual slightly-below-middling (for an A rundle) performance, safe from relegation but nothing to write home about. However, my latest referral has been making things interesting, with his first season full of squeakers, including three ties where he got fewer right than his opponents, and no...
by seaborgium
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 777
Views: 159310

Re: J! in the Media

When they relaxed the age requirements for the tryouts for the 2016 College Championship, I thought they would've had a specifically older student, rather than just having two 23-year-olds and a 24-year-old (at the time of the tournament). I wouldn't be eligible for this tournament no matter what, ...
by seaborgium
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4614
Views: 845977

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I filled in 4/22/02: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1748 Note to Julie: anticipating second will wager to catch up to first is a fine strategy when you're in third place and can't catch second (even though you might as well bet it all). It's not so good when second place is within yo...
by seaborgium
Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4614
Views: 845977

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I filled in 4/22/02: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1748 Note to Julie: anticipating second will wager to catch up to first is a fine strategy when you're in third place and can't catch second (even though you might as well bet it all). It's not so good when second place is within yo...
by seaborgium
Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/16/20 week
Replies: 35
Views: 806

Re: FJs for the 3/16/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I was looking for something bigger than a territory being returned on Tuesday; I said Yemen (which unified roughly around the same time Germany was reunifying). I said Panama on Thursday. Like one of the contestants I guessed at an emotional...
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since the contestants were pointed toward WOMEN AUTHORS , am I wrong to think answering with a politician (or any other public figure that is not primarily known as a writer) is a deviation from/misinterpretation of the category? Isn't this akin to answering with a US president when the category is...
by seaborgium
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 300
Views: 37286

Re: Learned League 84

I said Places in the Heart as a wild guess for the play/film. I was halfway there!
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 20, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 36 Pre-Emptions
Replies: 34
Views: 4945

Re: Season 36 Pre-Emptions

Coronavirus preemption on ABC. Wheel's going to air, of course... Maybe last night's J! got preempted into oblivion since Wheel aired as normal, but perhaps we're getting Thursday's tonight and Friday's tomorrow. (For once, the KABC "bump everything back a day" strategy won't be starting near the b...
by seaborgium
Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1841

Re: Friday, March 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if they were being too generous by accepting his pronunciation of the ancient name of Mexico City. Was that fair to everyone else who has ever been emanciptated of winnings because of a mispronunciation? He didn't mispronounce it. He said it hesitantly, and with a big pause before the end,...