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by mrparadise
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 93
Views: 3219

Re: Learned League 84

Pathe was one of those I knew I should know but it had to percolate for a long time before it came to me. Went with movie making.
by mrparadise
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Would You Ask Alex?
Replies: 48
Views: 2517

Re: What Would You Ask Alex?

Sorry to be late on this, but it occurs to me that given Alex's love for TCM and classic movies, I'd ask if he's ever thought about doing a co-host movie introductory discussion with Ben Mankiewicz (Ben occasionally does these with celebrities and sometimes with non-celebrity TCM members, and they'r...
by mrparadise
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 6266

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:32 am
Thanks to the archivists getting this up so quickly.

One suggestion..,perhaps a small note indicating who went first in each game, as they had a rather unusual way of doing it.
I must be missing something but I can't find the GOAT games on the archive.
by mrparadise
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1759

Re: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

By the way, even if you're not a Hemingway fan, and I'm mostly not, his A Moveable Feast is a funny, moving, non-fictional (purportedly) account of his time in Paris with authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. It's an easy read and a fairly painless way to acquire a lot of Jeopardy!-a...
by mrparadise
Sat Dec 21, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 18809

Re: LL83: Learned League

I went to the registration page of the World Wars mini league to check it out but apparently the mere act of doing so has got me registered. That's also fine and dandy as long as it's over by the end of the month, when I'll be incommunicado for a while. It commences 13 Jan and goes for 12 matches s...
by mrparadise
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 18809

Re: LL83: Learned League

Finished middle of the pack in B Horizon so I guess I'll be sent back there, which is just fine with me. I went to the registration page of the World Wars mini league to check it out but apparently the mere act of doing so has got me registered. That's also fine and dandy as long as it's over by the...
by mrparadise
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 18809

Re: LL83: Learned League

Mrs Paradise and I spent a lovely week in St Lucia the winter before last so this one was easy and brought back a lot of good memories. The island is beautiful but Castries not so much. Before you opt for a rental car know that they drive on the wrong side of the narrow, curvy, potholed, mountainous...
by mrparadise
Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 18809

Re: LL83: Learned League

I figured the original Italian name in the Suzy Quatro question was "Quattrocchi," and since it said it was shortened I dropped the last syllable. I couldn't have guessed "Suzy Quatro," but "Quattro" was good enough. I got three points for it, which, given I only got two other questions right, was ...
by mrparadise
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 18809

Re: LL83: Learned League

Playing from the sidelines. I opted for Plath over Dickinson, but in retrospect, I should have gotten it because of the "Yellow Rose of Texas" rule. I never knew why turbinado sugar was called that, but I figured it out. My Pop Music score isn't so good, but I'm 58 so "Soul Train" was an instaget. ...
by mrparadise
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2837

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

I watched Jeopardy! for the first time in 1967. Last night's game and tonight's game make the first time in all those years that I have "won the game from the imaginary podium" two games in a row. Carol Channing, (Ft. Knox) Kentucky, meter, seer, mites, Hillary Clinton, miter, Rin Tin Tin. That add...
by mrparadise
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 4715

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too spent a good part of the 30 seconds trying to figure out exactly what they wanted. One belt or two? If one, which one? I did figure they wanted both and it made sense that problems in the rust belt would send a lot of people fleeing to better opportunities in the sun belt. The clue certainly c...
by mrparadise
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 4120

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looking up Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the J-Archive, I found that the writers actually repeated a clue verbatim (verbotem?): here and here . I'm sure this is not the only such instance, but I believe it's the first I've seen of it. That's not the only Poetry clue from the 11/20/2000 show they repeate...
by mrparadise
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 26629

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I sat out 82 because I thought I'd be on a long cruise for half of it and didn't want to risk forfeits (it got rescheduled for next May but that's another story), But just for fun I played along. I was kind of surprised the questions weren't mostly in my wheelhouse because that's the way things work...
by mrparadise
Fri Aug 23, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 26629

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

After finishing dead last in Horizon A I was looking forward to (hopefully) redeeming myself in LL82, albeit in B. But redemption will have to wait until 83. For most of 82 Mrs Paradise and I will be cruising the Baltic/Scandinavia. I'm sure it would be possible to participate from the ship but I do...
by mrparadise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 28482

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Thanks for that, Blue! Hope springs eternal, the stein is half full, God's in his heaven and all's right with the world, and I'll be back!
by mrparadise
Fri Jun 28, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 28482

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

As expected, I got creamed in my initial A (Horizon) appearance, finishing dead last. Not a good time for my lowest TCA in my 13 seasons! Even so, I'm thinking that with a few more should have had correct responses and/or correct coin flips I would have been fine. But I guess most of us feel that wa...
by mrparadise
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 28482

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Troydozzy wrote:
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:19 pm
I lost the coin toss between hurling and Gaelic Football. :cry:

I also overthought the Shakespeare question and wrote Kate and Petruccio.
I went with Cordelia and her father, and I like that choice better than the Bard's. So there.
by mrparadise
Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 28482

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm finally out of the relegation zone! After consecutive wins against Blue Lion and mrparadise, I get to face mrexley today (perhaps the strongest player in my A division) so I may be heading back down soon. There have been eight straight match days at under 50% league-wide. So no, this season is ...
by mrparadise
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 28482

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I had pinball right away, but later had the brain flash of no! it's slot machines of course! Not sure where that came from.