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by billiej
Wed Mar 18, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2465

Re: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

McCartney's position is that the lyrics are actually sung as, "the world in which we're livin' " with a barely-audible "R" and a dropped "G". Now see, that's the way I've always heard it. But then I live in a place where "r"s and "g"s are optional nonexistent. FTFY. Hey, I pronounce my Rs, as do a ...
by billiej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 4499

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:50 pm
1stlvlthinker wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:33 pm
Not a good day for me. Basically clammed up during the entire "Last Novels" category. Negged with "Walking Stick Insect" over stickbug...
What makes you think that's a neg? Seems like the same thing to me...
https://sciencing.com/walking-stick-bug-5093235.html
Another walking stick here.
by billiej
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2465

Re: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:29 pm
McCartney's position is that the lyrics are actually sung as, "the world in which we're livin' " with a barely-audible "R" and a dropped "G".
Now see, that's the way I've always heard it. But then I live in a place where "r"s and "g"s are optional.
by billiej
Thu Feb 27, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 9023

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But I guess I can't be mad about saffron... But is saffron mad about you? Had "planetary" for FJ just to avoid a blank, but knew that wasn't it. Had no idea as to the etymology of "satellite" (and evidently not of "planet" either LOL). Negged "TikTok" for "Twitch" (the latter of which I've NHO to m...
by billiej
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 16590

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:52 am
davey wrote:
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:03 pm
Anyway, we won't get it unless we subscribe to HBO Max. It's not even clear that we who get regular HBO will get it. As of now, only AT&T mobile and cable subscribers will get it for free...I think.
So they won’t be there for me?
Relax, they're just on a break.
by billiej
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 3939

Re: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, I must protest that Hundred Acre Woods, like Revelations, is flat out wrong. I was fully expecting a reversal. At least the wagering made this irrelevant. If anyone is keeping track, one more here expecting a reversal on "Woods". Glad I'm not the only one that found the ga...
by billiej
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 3178

Re: Monday, February 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

nserven wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 9:49 pm
For Arizona's state firearm I said "six-shooter." According to Wikipedia, it's actually a Colt Single Action Army revolver with "a revolving cylinder holding six metallic cartridges."
I said 6-shooter as well.

Probably would not have gotten FJ without the year.
by billiej
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 9522

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

Finally got around to this, seemed the easiest of the 3 to me, and got the best score of the week with 41. Of course, that may not have happened if I had taken it for real at 11:00. :lol:
by billiej
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 95
Views: 17345

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

39, Providence
by billiej
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 6959

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

Took this one off the video. I thought it felt roughly equivalent to the Eastern test, as borne out by my similar scores (37 here vs. 39 when I took it for real).
by billiej
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8127

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Most annoying miss was answering the wrong question on the Bible...concentrated on “him” and thought they were looking for the man and totally overlooked “this book”. Also blanked on a couple and lost a couple of coin tosses. Still, managed 39. We’ll see.
by billiej
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8127

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Feeling much better than last year, that’s for sure! There were literally at least 3 that I got just from reviewing stuff today.
by billiej
Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/20/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 2066

Re: FJs for the 1/20/20 week

For the supercontinent, I started with The Traveling Wilburys, but I corrected myself quickly enough that I think Alex wouldn't have had time to rule against me. More like superincontinent given their ages. What does that make you and me? When they formed, Roy Orbison, the oldest member of the grou...
by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3260

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In my mind (influenced by TV/movies/books - with no actual knowledge) Maine is not a hustle & bustle, rush-rush state. If you drive US1 mid-coast, you will see how right you are. Though part of it is that Maine has the highest median age of any state. If you're talking traffic, most of the time it'...
by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3260

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... Maine deliberate. What does this mean? :?: In my mind (influenced by TV/movies/books - with no actual knowledge) Maine is not a hustle & bustle, rush-rush state. People there take their time more. It's silly of me to swipe at the state just because Dennis can pick some clues slowly. No offense ...
by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3260

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:03 am
... Maine deliberate.
What does this mean? :?:
by billiej
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 4865

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

alietr wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Personally, enough already with the special tournaments. GOAT was wonderful. Let's bask in its beauty for a while.

100X this. Although I do find the idea of James vs. Alex J. intriguing.
by billiej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 170
Views: 40954

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:50 am
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:

Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Nine inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
T-Rex
I just can’t get enough of these inductees.
So you're going to listen to the music?
by billiej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2893

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, with most cable/fiber optic/satellite companies offering their own DVRs, and the elimination of VCRs, it's back to either "record", or occasionally "DVR", so DVR should now be on the tip of the tongue for a modern TV recording device, not TiVo. My mom used to say that she would "tape" somethin...
by billiej
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 9599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wish it had lasted longer, but happy with the outcome.

Otherwise, my main observation for the night is that "Screaming Popes" would be an awesome band name.