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by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 12
Views: 122

Re: FJs for the 1/13/20 week

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

I said both "old/new" AND "borrowed/blue" so I checked both boxes.

I read A Wrinkle in Time in 4th grade but recall nothing from it.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1305

Re: Friday, January 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Two Michigan clues? Oh writers, you spoil me. I remember the Turtle Creek casino being built because at the time, I had a psychiatrist in Traverse City and we went right by that casino on the way to his office. Too slow on "Crepes suzette" to run You Burned My Food, and NHO "swedish pancakes" for a ...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:38 pm
I explained how (actually) literally one word could be helpful but you don't want it to be.
Because it wasn't at the time, and still isn't.
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In Final Jeopardy, yes. Citation needed that isn't this episode. Citation needed that insisting to the contrary will help you solve FJ. So the key is to look at literally every word under an electron microscope, and hope and pray that maybe possibly the vaguest of connections might steer me anywher...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
In Final Jeopardy, yes.
Citation needed that isn't this episode.
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You reported having nothing to go off from the clue. How about just trying one thing on for size instead of immediately giving up and declaring an FJ TOM-less? Because I have to recognize that there is something to try on in the first place. Sometimes there just plain isn't a TOM in the clue and it...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You reported having nothing to go off from the clue. How about just trying one thing on for size instead of immediately giving up and declaring an FJ TOM-less? Because I have to recognize that there is something to try on in the first place. Sometimes there just plain isn't a TOM in the clue and it...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, it was clearly English (cue the "that's completely subjective" complaint), Subjective or not... there are non-English speaking places that have land masses with English names and vice versa. Why should I expect it to be an English-speaking country? Because it's an English name. I thought I ju...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:54 pm
Well, it was clearly English (cue the "that's completely subjective" complaint),
Subjective or not... there are non-English speaking places that have land masses with English names and vice versa. Why should I expect it to be an English-speaking country?
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2426

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

0/5 in Real People on Screen. I had an inkling on the first four, but chickened out every time because I just wasn't sure enough. I could have taken 400 guesses on Weather for $200 and never gotten "fog". Snow/blizzard seemed perfectly cromulent so I was stumped when it was negged. Japan's coin coul...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wasn't suggesting that it was. You, however, went beyond suggesting that there were hundreds of countries. It's called hyperbole. Was "Didn't see the slightest bit of a TOM" hyperbole too? I'm having trouble distinguishing your hyperbolic bullshit from your usual brand. I didn't see a TOM. It was...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1701

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hands up: who else knew "Chattahoochee" from the Alan Jackson song like I did?
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:31 am
I wasn't suggesting that it was. You, however, went beyond suggesting that there were hundreds of countries.
It's called hyperbole.
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The fact that Canada has *large* islands *near the North Pole* makes it a very likely candidate. Or I could not know that fact at all. Or again, I could think that those islands are actually very small and just appear large on maps because of Mercator projection. Or I could think that maybe there's...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1701

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

These boards seemed very difficult today. Last two categories of the J! round made me want to sing "America, F*** Yeah". NHO "The Prince of Tides" or "The Great Santini". Poll request? "Polar" = hitman also seemed insanely obscure for the top box. Absolutely no guess on FJ! The clues were just leadi...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sometimes you have to shift your focus from the name they give you. Which country has the most large, uninhabited islands? Canada. So it's probably Canada, unless the name is like Zheryashchensky Island or something, in which case it's Russia. They gave a name that sounds like it could be from anyw...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Devon Island" sounds like it could be any of literally hundreds of countries. Well, probably not any of the landlocked ones. (And that's leaving aside the fact that we literally don't have hundreds of countries.) If the counts I'm getting from Google are correct, there are about 146 countries that...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1799

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 TenPoundHammer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3766
Views: 388114

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Devon Island" sounds like it could be any of literally hundreds of countries.
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1632

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran Anagrammed US Cities and Exchange of Vowels, and surprisingly, Poems' Second Lines. Had to take the neg on Drawing Quite the Crowd for $200 because I blanked on the Pope's name and I assumed just "the Pope" would get a BMS. Wound up getting, surprisingly, only $1,000. NHO Hippolyta, nymphs, or C...