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by skullturf
Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/20/17 week
Replies: 27
Views: 3199

Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

As others mentioned doing in Friday's game thread, I precalled Friday's correct response based just on the category. (With J.S. Bach as my second choice, and Leibniz as my third, but I thought Leibniz was pretty unlikely.)
by skullturf
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/13/17 week
Replies: 25
Views: 2523

Re: FJs for the 2/13/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: It might be "only" the College Championship, but I'll still take it. I don't go 5 for 5 in every College Championship. I briefly considered Exodus on Monday and briefly considered John Kennedy Toole on Tuesday ("New Orle...
by skullturf
Thu Feb 09, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game
Replies: 58
Views: 5284

Re: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game

I was raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, and have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Delaware, Chicago, and Miami. I have no memory of ever encountering the terms "Denver boot" or "Oregon boot". I clammed when the clue was read, because I just call it a "boot", and I knew that couldn't have been enough, giv...
by skullturf
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 664
Views: 131687

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Can I be changed to "Married to a Jeopardy! Champion"?

(We got married at the courthouse last week, and will be having another ceremony with a dinner and a larger group of people in Toronto in July.)
by skullturf
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game
Replies: 58
Views: 5284

Re: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game

I was raised in Victoria, BC, Canada, and have lived in Vancouver, Toronto, Delaware, Chicago, and Miami. I have no memory of ever encountering the terms "Denver boot" or "Oregon boot". I clammed when the clue was read, because I just call it a "boot", and I knew that couldn't have been enough, give...
by skullturf
Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 5891

Re: Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm yet another one for "Forestry". I would have liked it to count, but it would be understandable (although heartbreaking) if it didn't.
by skullturf
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 8260

Re: Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone else do what I did, and write down "Hepburn" first, before deciding whether to write K or A in front?

Luckily for me, I picked the right one (I had a dim memory that 1968 might have been one of the years that K. Hepburn was not just nominated, but also won).
by skullturf
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/23/17 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2531

Re: FJs for the 1/23/17 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The guy with the husky avatar missed the FJ involving wolves. I just didn't get there in 30 seconds. Best thing I could come up with was "What's New, Pussycat?" which I know was the title of a 1960s movie, was also the title of...
by skullturf
Wed Jan 18, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 7873

Re: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I lived in Delaware for four years, and I knew that not only was Delaware the first state to ratify the Constitution, but I also knew that the date "December 7, 1787" appears on the state flag, and I've even heard December 7th (which is also Pearl Harbor Day) referred to as "Delaware Day". So, this ...
by skullturf
Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/2/17 week
Replies: 33
Views: 2954

Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Piggy in "Lord of the Flies" popped into my head on Wednesday, but I dismissed it as not a "classic movie role". (I wrote down "The Sound of Music" with very little confidence, since it was a movie from around that time period that featured children.) I mig...
by skullturf
Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/26/16 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2956

Re: FJs for the 12/26/16 week

Instead of saying "title subject", maybe they should have said something like "main subject" or "main character".
by skullturf
Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 2, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 5572

Re: Monday, January 2, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I liked this FJ a lot. I didn't get it right away. My first thought was FIFA (which had been one of my precalls during the commercial break) because the years seemed vaguely plausible, as did the presence of a Spanish-sounding name along with a French-sounding name. (I also wondered very very briefl...
by skullturf
Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/26/16 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2956

Re: FJs for the 12/26/16 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: 4/5 with Merrimack on Tuesday. I predict I won't be the only one here with that exact pattern of responses. Almost said "Western Sahara" on Thursday, but was reasonably sure that's not a UN member. I was also mildly worried about my response of "Nash" on Fr...
by skullturf
Mon Dec 12, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 7719

Re: Monday, December 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was there anything in the clue that should've led me to Halley over Newton? Is Halley's Comet associated with the flood? I didn't like this FJ. Maybe it's sour grapes (I switched from Halley to Newton) but Isaac Newton is an entirely reasonable answer. Yes, I suppose on purely word-association grou...
by skullturf
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 5020

Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A significant portion of the trivia that I know, even if I didn't learn it from The Simpsons in the strictest sense, has certainly been reinforced by The Simpsons. Tonight's FJ was an example.

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by skullturf
Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/28/16 week
Replies: 22
Views: 2336

Re: FJs for the 11/28/16 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: On Monday, I first wrote down "France" quickly, but then switched to the Netherlands. I notice I'm not alone with my pattern of right and wrong FJs, and I notice I'm not alone with my response of "platinum" on Thursday. I was almost certain it wasn't correc...
by skullturf
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 5434

Re: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

WLT Pacific at $200? Challenger Deep could be in any ocean. That whole category was YEKIOYD. Some things you just have to know. You might as well say: WLT to Asia at $200? Mount Everest could be on any continent. I actually guessed "Pacific" without being certain of what exactly the "Challenger Dee...
by skullturf
Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 5434

Re: Monday, November 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My thought process for this FJ: "I know absolutely nothing about Peter the Great's life trajectory. But 'tricolor' often refers to France's flag, and it has red, white, and blue. That's probably it. Onto the paper it goes." "Wait, I think France didn't have that tricolor flag until after the revolut...
by skullturf
Sun Nov 27, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/21/16 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2805

Re: FJs for the 11/21/16 week

I got my all-too-familiar pattern of :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( and I knew that this week, I would be far from the only one. I would have gotten Joel Grey with a lot more prompting. If I had had more time and if someone had given me further hints along the lines of "it was a 1972 mov...
by skullturf
Thu Nov 03, 2016 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 7356

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ, but I'll admit that I wrote down both Winnie the Pooh and the correct response. I made the correct decision as to which one to cross out. I think my thought process was something like "It's obviously the Winnie the Pooh books, and Pooh himself was somewhat gloomy -- but wait, it's probably...