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by talkingaway
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oooh, sorry. Mediterranean and Baltic are brown now.... I still honestly 100% always referred to the orange properties as tan. Maybe my board was faded. I actually new the game theory factoid about the tan...erm...ORANGE properties. I read some Monopoly book when I was about 10 or 11, and it was in...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The properties before free parking are ORANGE? Were they ever tan or beige? Like in the 80s? I'm looking at an Etsy pic of a "vintage" 80s Monopoly game, and it's making me feel both sad and old at the same time, because it seems orange to me, but I could have sworn it was more tan. Being literally...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not a clue on FJ!, so I put down the answer that used Occam's Razor, and got sliced at the SPA. I couldn't help noticing that John bet 9K when he had 16K, which means he'd get 25K if he got it right - and 9, 16, 25 are the famous squares of the sides of the 3-4-5 right triangle that Pythagoras loved...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 3779

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

Utterly shocking. I have a mind like a sieve when it comes to contestants - even multi-day champs - but Brayden stood out to me for some reason. He just seemed very likable - I was rooting for him the whole time, and was hoping that he'd make it to (and past) Alex's last episode. I'm also biased bec...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1770

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:39 pm
floridagator wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:32 pm
The woman who will read the tech Clues category had a pronounced lisp.
What other kind of lisp is there?
A mithpronounthed one.
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1593

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The writers did me a HUGE favor in FJ! by abbreviating the Oscar category that was won. The full name of the Oscar category is "Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel", and the movie that won was Siam, a documentary. I figured two reels meant it had to be pretty short - but a reel is apparently ab...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It took me awhile to parse FJ! - realizing they were looking for a specific aircraft, and not a type (like a B-52, which is the only war plane type I can reliably know) too me way longer than it should have. Once I realized "Hey, aircraft. Weimar sounds German. What's a famous German aircraft? Hinde...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42176

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Airplane Sun Moon.PNG That just raises further questions! I'm wondering if they meant, "Which of these directly overhead would reduce your weight the most compared to being directly underneath?" which would be the moon. But would it? If the sun's pulling you with x newtons of force upwards when it'...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42176

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Airplane Sun Moon.PNG That just raises further questions! I'm wondering if they meant, "Which of these directly overhead would reduce your weight the most compared to being directly underneath?" which would be the moon. But would it? If the sun's pulling you with x newtons of force upwards when it'...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: When can we expect the next round of testing?
Replies: 8
Views: 568

Re: When can we expect the next round of testing?

I took the anytime test right at the start of when it was offered (three times IIRC, but I could be off by one in either direction), and "bailed" each time because I didn't project that my score would beat the "regular" test that I took on 1/28-1/30. Since the last time I was allowed to take the any...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42176

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

How the heck did none of the Master Minds get the moon? Were they even thinking? About weight? The tides? An anemometer measuring the speed of breathing is new to me. I thought that was called a spirometer. Dunno, must have been something about the way the q was worded, leading one to parse it as, ...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Went for the wrong one in FJ!. Quickly narrowed it down to the DC trifecta: Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland. Unfortunately, I got on board Amtrak with our current President, and wound up in Delaware. My brain always gets really fuzzy in that area of the map, particularly because of Chesapeake Bay. ...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1770

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The other thing to consider with the drunk driving clue is the definition of "drunk". I've heard the phrase "buzzed driving is drunk driving", and according to Dr. Wikipedia, the euphoria buzz can come at a BAC of 0.03%. Of course, it varies based on your tolerance - there exist BAC levels that woul...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics
Replies: 14
Views: 437

Re: Prioritizing "must know" J! topics

I'm going to be US-centric on these: State capitals - this one is more common than you'd think. Aside from categories where they literally name it STATE CAPITAL, sometimes a clue will ask for a city, and you might only be able to guess at the state. Then, at the very end of the clue, they'll put the...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 08, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1770

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Absolutely knew London was the wrong response based not just on WORLD LITERATURE typically excluding the US and England, but also because they're going to pick a city off track enough that it's not going to be one where you can just stumble on the right response. Also eliminates Paris and New York, ...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1575

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I literally typed in Spanish Armada thinking of Spanish Inquisition. I then proceeded to "correct" myself well before time ran out. Oops. I wonder if the Knights Templar ever said "Ni". When Ken started talking about Catholics beating down Protestants, I kind of thought I was on the right track, but...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42176

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

Master Minds were 0/3 in Pharaoh's Daughter. Not expected. $10k winners are 0 for 3 in making it to the Final Round a second time. Easy final five questions in this episode. If only they'd aired the episode a few days ago. For the question about the Dartmouth grad who had a medical school named aft...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 05, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Originally put CNN when Ken Read the Question but realized that CNN probably wasnt around in 79, ended up Putting C-Span with about 5 Seconds Left. But that was a Fairly easy Final. It wasn't, but not by much - it launched in the middle of 1980. In fact, since I remembered their recent 40th anniver...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42176

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

I'm guessing they go back and re-tape some of those facts. I noticed today that during the next-to-last clue in the 2nd round, Ken was up on Muffy 900-600, but when they cut to Jonathan for the fact, it showed Muffy with 1000 (and she did, indeed, get the final clue correct). I sometimes wonder if,...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quick FJ! solve. CNN didn't even enter my consciousness - the clue just seemed to me to imply they were giving a speech, but rereading it, that's not necessarily the case. I can see why it's a possible thought, since its debut was merely a year later, but nonstop coverage of Congress is kind of CSPA...