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by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 716
Views: 65991

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

CHILDREN's LITERATURE This beloved book about an animal was banned in Spain, as Francisco Franco's supporters accused it of promoting pacifism. What is (the Story of) Ferdinand? Great clue, but maybe tweak it to ask for the name of the animal rather than the book. That way no one has to agonize abo...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

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

Spotted "Washington," "starts with H", and "ends with ford", I still wouldn't have gotten it.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1924

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

She certainly isn't flashy, but certainly is fast Which is why we left like 19 clues on the board Monday, right? And I swear at one point there was a good 10 second pause before she managed to call out another clue on this episode. she is annoyingly slow...hope to see her booted soon...let's get ba...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3820
Views: 425719

Re: Reretaken Down

The "clothing" doesn't look to be covering any important bits anyway.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

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

Mark Lowenthal did almost precisely this in his ToC-winning game: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=182 (CORPORATE AMERICA, $300) The clue just asked for what the "Al" stood for, he gave the five-syllable name of the element, and it was accepted and later reversed. A company name has le...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1924

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

So Jennifer punches her ticket to the TOC and stakes her claim as a top-caliber player. She certainly isn't flashy, but certainly is fast and has a good depth of knowledge. This was a fun game to watch, well played and with few TSs, though I did still pick up some Lach trash. And by "some" you mean...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1924

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

Even having the movies (mostly) memorized, I would be leery of a question that was just '1970 Best Picture winner'. I've seen too many arguments of the form 'That movie came out in year X, but it won the Oscar in year X+1!' That's a good point. I frequently forget that Google takes the wrong (IMO) ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

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

I always thought people were just saying "disassociative" lazily. Thankful for the reversal there. That reversal was puzzling. So what if the OED contains the word "disassociative"? The clue wasn't asking for any word with that meaning. It was asking for the word that gets used with "identity disor...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1924

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

OldSchoolChamp wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:08 am
“Phenomenons”? Really???
Ha! We noticed that and then I forgot to mention it. I had to rewind to make sure it was still there on second look.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1924

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

Ran WORLD CAPITAL ATTRACTIONS and SPEAK TO ME OF FRUITS & VEGETABLES , including a random pre-call of "raspberry" in the latter category. Picked up the $1200 lach trash Pritzker prize and turned it into $4800 by the end of the game--still only good enough for 3rd place from the fourth podium. I'll c...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3092

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 opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1781

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:18 pm
"Magic Mike" was my only miss and only NHOI in Rest of the Title.
I learned Magic Mike from Julia Collins. (I spent a little time typing a description and then decided show was better than tell in this instance, so I found the video and made an excerpt.):

https://youtu.be/36RfaudJLJo
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 780

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

Now I want to visit the area just so I can ask people, "Do you know where I can get scrod?"
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 436 - Kansas City
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: TD 436 - Kansas City

Thanks John Boy, for the quiz. And thanks, Penguin for all the advice. I considered opening your spoiler because rule 6 doesn't say anything about previewing or purloining proffered Penguin propositions :). 6. No cheating - that includes Google, Bing, Ask Jeeves, phone a friend, etc. I like to feel...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

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

Andrew Jackson's rise to the presidency is a great story that doesn't require rote memorization. Well worth studying in its own right and it would have steered everyone away from guessing him on this clue. Jackson's first bid for the presidency in 1824 resulted in his getting more electoral votes th...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1848

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

. I could have taken 100 guesses and literally never gotten to Van Buren. That's pretty bad, because only 44 men have served as president. i thought there have been 45? Who's to say that in all that guessing I wouldn't accidentally say at least a few of them twice? To tell you the truth, in all the...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 436 - Kansas City
Replies: 14
Views: 390

Re: TD 436 - Kansas City

Thanks for this, Ironhorse. I don't normally get around to playing these things. There's something intimidating and depressing about trying to cleverly strategize over SO MANY different questions only to find out I wandered right into the fold on some and maybe even picked a flat out wrong answer on...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1781

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since I seem to be the only person who looked it up... After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire in 476, Monaco was ravaged by Saracens and barbarian tribes. After the Saracens were expelled in 975, the depopulated area was reclaimed by the Ligurians. http://monacodc.org/monhistory.html Hey, I...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3092

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 opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1781

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Despite the word "history" in the FJ clue I was think the inference was that the country is associated with a current movie star, so I went with Arnold thinking that was the barbarian tie-in. I'll just say to you and the others that went with Austria, I'm glad I didn't think of that. I might well h...