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by reddpen
Mon May 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1054

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I hit the two easy ones in a category we've left for last, then miss both $600 and $800 as Ivory did in Sayeth the Bible, and then find the DD on clue 30... maybe it's just me but I'm not betting the farm. I gave myself credit for stranger at $800 on the rebound but doubt I'd have rung in on set,...
by reddpen
Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1116

Re: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any way that I should have picked Aristotle for Alexander's tutor, and not Socrates or Plato? The emphasis on science? Chronology? Or is this just a YEKIOYD, otherwise it's a "pick one of three, and good luck"? Aristotle tutoring Alexander is used a lot in trivia. I know Alexander was the ...
by reddpen
Tue May 19, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP India Cooper
Replies: 16
Views: 1072

Re: RIP India Cooper

Definitely one of the greats. Thanks for letting us know. For those who want to remember her, here's India Cooper's 5th game from 1991: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g4Hkm0wkK5EoO5CT8JYZlPTygc8ysQMB Feel free to share this link. On this one, I'll take my chances. Thanks for posting this, Opus, ...
by reddpen
Sat May 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
I think it's worth mentioning that David Hankins had a much better showing on Millionaire several years later.
David Hankins reminded me of Prince/King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 66743

Re: Learned League 84

QuindlenA and BenioffD... and my unconfirmed hunch is Tablesaw is some sort of puzzle world stalwart.
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4553

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Gotta disagree there--Scott omits an entire syllable. And it's perfectly acceptable to omit that syllable. There are published sources that use Shahrazad, Sharazade, Scherezade, Sherazade, and Scherazad--all close to Scott Lord's spelling, all choosing not to include the unnecessary middle syllable...
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4553

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

(As a side note, did the mention of Scheherazade remind anyone of the time Scott Lord got robbed of his 6th win for using the perfectly acceptable spelling "Scherazade"? Just me? Never mind then. What a ripoff .) Gotta disagree there--Scott omits an entire syllable. But thanks for the link, as I sp...
by reddpen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4553

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Thanks for another fucking unnanounced fucking preemption, you goddamn rude assholes at WNEM. I thought we weren't doing this shit anymore.
Bobby! Language!
by reddpen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 96
Views: 7647

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

It was $16,000. I wasn’t a fan of bending the rules, but it is for charity and she gets $32,000 anyway. And if they had everyone there like normal celebrity shows, someone would have known the answer and she wouldn’t have screwed up. She did know the answer. They'd talked about it for an exorbitant...
by reddpen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4096
Views: 542477

Re: Reretaken Down

I learned something interesting last night. My wife bought a Polycom conference phone since she's been doing lots of virtual meetings lately. While setting it up the instructions mentioned using it in "POTS mode." I wasn't familiar with the acronym, but my wife knew it: plain old telephone service,...
by reddpen
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Final results posted)
Replies: 17
Views: 1704

Re: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Game 4 posted)

In hopes of morphing this into a predictions thread while knowing nothing of the semifinal matchups, I'll predict these three make the finals: Nathaniel Tyler Beni That's in order of how likely I think they are to win. Of the other six contenders, Londyn and Joe seem to me the most likely possible ...
by reddpen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2106

Re: Friday, April 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Finally thought of quid pro quo with about four seconds left. I'll count it at home knowing I'd not have had time to scribble it in light pen.

LT: Warm Springs, Wilco

Judges: on the mezuzah clue (Deut $1K), would "door" count?
by reddpen
Fri Apr 10, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Final results posted)
Replies: 17
Views: 1704

Re: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Game 4 posted)

In hopes of morphing this into a predictions thread while knowing nothing of the semifinal matchups, I'll predict these three make the finals: Nathaniel Tyler Beni That's in order of how likely I think they are to win. Of the other six contenders, Londyn and Joe seem to me the most likely possible f...
by reddpen
Thu Apr 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2597

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I gonna be the only boardie who saw this FJ: She published under her middle name; her first name was Nelle, Ellen backward in honor of her grandmother Ellen Finch fixated on the last word, and then thought of... Donna Tartt and The Goldfinch ? :oops: Oh well, at least I knew Mikaela Shiffrin... [...
by reddpen
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2065

Re: Tuesday, April 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Forgive me, Andy, or move it to that other thread.
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:32 pm
Absolutely not even a WAG on FJ! My only thought was "Absolutely couldn't be Salem, it was way too late for that."
SeinfeldJ wrote:If every instinct you have is wrong, then the opposite... must be correct.
ETA:
CostanzaG wrote:My little man is an idiot!
by reddpen
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2647

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Spain - Bullfighting - The Sun Also Rises
Sure, but the clue didn't mention bullfighting. I got it anyway, but I read it in college. Could have pulled Lady Brett Ashley if needed.
by reddpen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2323

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's spelled slalom but pronounced slolom. The first syllable rhymes with "fall", not the first part of "phallus". Any chance of someone posting a gif of Leanne's reaction after Alex said "underwear bomber"? It's clue 28 in the J! round. Like Kami, I'd have said Knights Templar first, but would have...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1924

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

I'm glad I'm not the only one who corrected Alex that a portion of a portion of the population wears pads....but, in Alex's defense, I don't think that would have ever been an answer in that category. Sure, shoulder pads are kind of '80s, but... I'm kidding--don't @ me. The Bethany Hamilton clue ha...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 66743

Re: Learned League 84

And I've gotten many of the season's hardest questions (Beverly Sills, Apu, Naguib Mahfouz) while botching apparent gimmes like Fatboy Slim. It's just never duLL. I was surprised that Fatboy Slim played as easy as he did, since I didn't think that he had been relevant since...1999, or thereabouts. ...
by reddpen
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 66743

Re: Learned League 84

Bomtr has pretty much wrapped up A Continental (along with Maso) and is vying with Teapot for the Jboard Private Rundle (Premier League). I’m in 4th and trying to work my way up into Chapionship territory (the less said about my Orivate Rundle performance the better). I'm just behind you in 5th but...