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by skullturf
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 10890

Re: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had no idea on this FJ, but any guess is better than leaving it blank, so I wrote down "East of Eden" just for the sake of guessing something.

I was amused when I looked it up afterward and found it was 1952 as well.

I'm unfamiliar with the Spencer Tracy Old Man and the Sea movie.
by skullturf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 7 official thread
Replies: 14
Views: 2472

Re: TCONA 7 official thread

I'll be there! Along with my wife naurae29.

Last year was our first TCONA and I met some of you in person there for the first time. Looking forward to being there again.
by skullturf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week
Replies: 32
Views: 4302

Re: FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I had exactly the same pattern of rights and wrongs. I don't recall encountering the term "monomer" before, but it makes sense after the fact. I was unsure between "dark science" and "dismal science". I got Cole Porter from "De-lovel...
by skullturf
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 7/19 - WE USED TO MAKE THAT CAR - [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 5655

Re: 7/19 - WE USED TO MAKE THAT CAR - [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Did anyone who got "Pacer" get it only as a rebound (ie clammed at first then when GMC was negged for some reason tried AMC)? (This is not me (knew AMC outright), but the possibility exists.
That's exactly what I did. I couldn't remember AMC right away, but hearing "GMC" made it click for me.
by skullturf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 11923

Re: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Shaka, when the walls fell? I wonder how many people at home got that reference. I was speechless watching it live :D They also snuck the word "trek" into one of the Shaka clues, and I feel like that must have been deliberate. I managed to get this FJ without too much trouble, but these "think on y...
by skullturf
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 7359

Re: Monday, July 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The moment a category about Welsh writers came up, my precall was "Dylan Thomas and four other people"
by skullturf
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/3/17 week
Replies: 17
Views: 2674

Re: FJs for the 7/3/17 week

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

Concorde on Monday and expecting tons of people to answer that way

Tuesday I came up with "Goodnight Moon" while discussing the clue with naurae29 but can't take credit for it because I needed a little coaching
by skullturf
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 7827

Re: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Patrick left no doubt which guy he meant with three names and Lisa took the shortcut with just the one. I went in between with two words.
My habit is to write down "Who is M. Gandhi" which I assume would be good enough
by skullturf
Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 69611

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

acthomas wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:05 pm
I feel you. I was the 4th-least lucky LLama in LL70 (5th least if you include a near-Pavano, which I don't want to) and I've been fighting to get re-promoted ever since.
Out of curiosity, I just checked. 96 total correct answers in a season, and still relegated out of C? Ouch.
by skullturf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 69611

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

However, it's now guaranteed that I'll be relegated to B next season. Still, seven seasons in A is pretty good. Another player who recently got relegated to B after seven straight seasons in A is Colby Burnett, so I'm in good company. Trust me when I say you can come back from being relegated. It m...
by skullturf
Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 69611

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I salvaged some pride by getting a 9(6)-9(6) tie against the player in first place in my rundle. However, it's now guaranteed that I'll be relegated to B next season. Still, seven seasons in A is pretty good. Another player who recently got relegated to B after seven straight seasons in A is Colby B...
by skullturf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 8797

Re: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

cmac24 wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:21 pm
Show
Anna Paquin
Correct!
by skullturf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 8797

Re: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

cheezguyty wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:06 pm
Show
Adele?
Earlier
by skullturf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 8797

Re: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:00 pm
skullturf wrote:
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Trivia question: Redmayne was the first person born in the 1980s to win an Oscar specifically for Best Actor, but who was the first person born in the 1980s to win any Oscar?
Anne Hathaway?
Excellent guess, but there's someone earlier
by skullturf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 8797

Re: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got this FJ, and I credit my habit of composing trivia questions to amuse my friends. I don't quite have the list of Oscar-winning performers memorized in order the way some people do, but I've previously taken note of things like: Which Oscar winners won for portraying real-life famous people? Wh...
by skullturf
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9508

Re: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wasn't seriously expecting a "Be more specific" on USC (University of Southern California), and I'm fine with them not asking for one (given that the clue mentioned the Bruins and the Trojans, and that "University of Southern California" has so many syllables), but one could argue that if we're be...
by skullturf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9508

Re: Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't know the correct response to this FJ and just made a guess. I tried to think of an American author of the right age who might have gone to an Ivy League school. Fitzgerald felt plausible. I also considered Hemingway as being about the right age, but he seemed less Ivy Leaguish to me than Fi...
by skullturf
Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8593

Re: Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ in a very indirect way. A Frenchman who would be immortal after he died? Maybe somebody who has things named for him? I tried to think of landmarks in France. Eiffel is too late. Notre Dame... WAIT! Wasn't Nostradamus's name "Michel de Notre Dame"? It's the wrong reason to get it, but I tho...
by skullturf
Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 7971

Re: Monday, June 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jun 12, 2017 8:44 pm
Anybody else get the Bordeaux = claret clue from watching Fawlty Towers over 30 years ago?
Yes!
by skullturf
Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 73 - Official Thread
Replies: 569
Views: 69611

Re: Learned League 73 - Official Thread

I'm having my worst defensive season ever. I'm in the relegation zone despite having 10 consecutive days of at least 4 correct answers (I guess that's what they call "A rundle problems"). I'm tied for 12th of 26 in my rundle when it comes to TCA, but my actual record is 2-12-5 for 25th place. In add...