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by bluejaylink
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/23/20 week
Replies: 16
Views: 125

Re: FJs for the 11/23/20 week

I guess I'm one of the few that missed "om"

I only connected that syllable to Buddhism so it never entered my mind for a potential guess on Thursday's FJ. I was trying to connect things like "Hare" or "Kama" but I couldn't get land on a single-syllable guess.

A learning experience, I guess.
by bluejaylink
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/23/20 week
Replies: 16
Views: 125

Re: FJs for the 11/23/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :( :(
by bluejaylink
Sat Nov 28, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1006

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

Coryat: $44,200 54 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Madam, I'm Adam; Charles de Gaulle & Orly; Toni Morrison (DD); John C. Fremont; UFO clouds Ryan survived another tough challenge and did so with a very good FJ! solve, although he turned out not to need it given Chandy's overwager. I jotted down Zi...
by bluejaylink
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 4040

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I had Luxembourg but decided to go with "Greiss" at the last moment. There is a German NHL player with that name, though the pronunciation might not be a homophone of "Greece" I was surprised the "Aa", "Pahoehoe" correct % was as high as it was. Did people get it mostly from Scrabble? I guessed alco...
by bluejaylink
Fri Nov 20, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought was Bernese Mountain Dog and someone else in the room said St. Bernard before I could get there.


I precalled some sort of Alsatian vs. German Shepherd question.
by bluejaylink
Thu Nov 19, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 4040

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I misinterpreted the bowling question as saying that the bowler knocked down 1 pin in each of frames 4-7, instead of on their next 4 rolls (in frames 4 and 5), and submitted 65 as my answer. My opponent gave me a 3, and it was the difference between a win and a loss :oops: I almost did that as well...
by bluejaylink
Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?
Replies: 27
Views: 1815

Re: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?

I just came across this and remembered this thread.

Here's the word from the man himself:

https://youtu.be/fHdHdRnmE_k?t=580
by bluejaylink
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 139
Views: 4040

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

More deciphering of laundry symbols in today's J!6
by bluejaylink
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2335

Re: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great game with strong competitors today that I'm sure Alex enjoyed filming. Andrew seemed like Tournament of Champions material but ran into a strong competitor. $25,200 coryat yesterday and $19,800 today. As soon as it was revealed, he was kicking himself for not betting more on the first Daily Do...
by bluejaylink
Fri Oct 30, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1833

Re: Friday, October 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said tripe and trope instead of tripe and trite.

Judges?
by bluejaylink
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:09 am
bluejaylink wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 am
I'm getting killed in the 60s music league. Only 7 correct through 4 days.

Oh well. I'm just using it as a learning experience I guess.
Hopefully an entertaining one as well.
Oh it's definitely still fun. And I'm probably not quite as hopeless in this category as my results so far show.
by bluejaylink
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I'm getting killed in the 60s music league. Only 7 correct through 4 days.

Oh well. I'm just using it as a learning experience I guess.
by bluejaylink
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1540

Re: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Canadian, I was unfamiliar with the restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday.

I looked it up and apparently it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday.
by bluejaylink
Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1661

Re: Tuesday, October 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any reason I should have known RESTING PLACES for $1000 was Ernest Shackleton and not Robert Falcon Scott? Seemed very YEKIOYD, and just a complete 50/50 IMO I came into this thread to say this. Also the $800 clue also seems like a tossup to me. Maybe Doc Holliday wouldn't be the type to m...
by bluejaylink
Sun Oct 04, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/28/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 650

Re: FJs for the 9/28/20 week

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


Had "FR" thought of "UK" about halfway through but didn't make the switch.

Gitche Gumee was a pre-call for me.
by bluejaylink
Sat Oct 03, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1269

Re: Friday, October 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ but I was having serious doubts due to the year.

i had "Leaning tower of Pisa" but I was surprised that construction began so early. I would expect a date nearer to the Renaissance.
by bluejaylink
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Oh, it makes much more sense that those BWA are chosen after the season and are submitted for consideration by the users. User submission is absolutely NOT a consideration. Is it just me being cranky, or could the Best Wrong Answer chitchat thread be relabeled "People who aren't as funny as they th...
by bluejaylink
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

A sort of bittersweet ending to my rookie season. I finished 11th and missed the C rundle by a single point, so I'll be heading to D. A degree of tough luck I think, as I was sixth in Defensive Efficiency, and eighth in both TMP and TCA. And my .613 correct answer % was comparable to the average num...
by bluejaylink
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I also guessed Morisot. I was fairly certain that the date provided in the clue was too early for impressionism but I had never heard of Bonheur so I went with Morisot in the hopes I had my dates confused. As I knew realism was the likely movement for that time, I also considered Millet on the logic...
by bluejaylink
Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 355
Views: 12348

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I hadn't heard of any of those plays but got lucky with the context clues in their titles and came up with "House" Another "Moldova" here. I was waffling between Kyrgyzstan and Moldova. At least I was able to have all 14 post-Soviet states correct in my head before making the guess. So I'll take tha...