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by talkingaway
Thu Feb 04, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1361

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hmm... Never considered that a "slur word". As a matter of fact, one of my favorite genres of music is widely known as "Gypsy Jazz", a specific type of swing-oriented music as popularized by the great Django Reinhardt. He called it that, and so do nearly all of today's practitioners of the art, suc...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1565

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Greco-Roman part of FJ! was enough to have me heavily lean towards Apollo, since I know he's one of few Olympian gods and goddesses that I don't have to perform my "is that a Latin name or is it Greek?" check on. French is a weak language for me, but I guessed "nuit" meant dark or night, which w...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Picked Off wrote:
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:34 am
It's really disappointing that Dr. Oz is on the list.
Agreed 100%. If a contestant puts down "What are raspberry ketones?" or "What is green coffee bean extract?" for FJ!, I will personally double their winnings. A much more deserved jab than the H&R Block one for Ken....
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1361

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew the pronunciation of Theodore Geisel's name, but it just didn't come to me. The category made me think, "A-ha! It's not necessarily a children's author, but someone who happened to write something for children." Nope, I played myself. I came up with nothing, and thought DuBois was a reasonabl...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Judging from the reaction to their post on Twitter, yeah, that Dr. Oz thing will go down like a lead balloon. I was a little concerned with Bialik for similar reasons - she was borderline anti-vaxx, but she's since backed off of that viewpoint a little, and I think I read that she seems supportive o...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Putting this here rather than the TOC Cutoff thread so as not to spoil the game outcome for others: Did anyone notice Ken said "TOC later this year" rather than "this season" like he said last week? I wonder if we all jumped the gun in assuming there is a TOC coming up in Season 37 and it could be ...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Science geek, so I had the response with maybe 1 second of thought. Pretty much nothing else came to mind, as the clue had a sort of checksum - if you know the meaning of the word, getting it right with the "soundalike" clue will verify with the definition part, and vice versa. I hate it when my fee...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 29, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2151

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me in the "I can name exactly one town in Northern Ireland" category, and it was the same town that all the contestants named. NHO Derry/Londonderry, and in many of the J! archival hits, it's a superfluous bit of info. I got Antares etymologically, and the fact that it was the name of a ship in ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 29, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2102

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does that mean Zach was in a Joshua Brakhage situation, where winning or losing this game determined not whether he'd be in a ToC, but which one he'd be in? No, I think if he lost he was out of both. He was below VVV, so would have been frozen out of the Alex-era one, and because his prior wins WER...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?
Replies: 17
Views: 1485

Re: What tournaments are in store for Season 37?

I wonder who hosts the ToC? At the very least, they have to make sure everyone from S36 doesn't have a Kennection. Since Ken is a S37 consulting producer (I may have the title wrong), I'd imagine he'd be on the list of "people you can't have a personal connection with" if you wanted to be a contesta...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2102

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too had problems coming up with Kerouac, because as usual I spent the time in FJ! circumlocuting the response. "Oh, that Garrett Hedlund movie from 10 years ago based on that famous Beat novel....what was it. On the Road! Kerouac." Ginsberg just didn't seem right to me - I didn't think of him, but...
by talkingaway
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1447
Views: 207771

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

AMERICAN BUSINESS One founded in 1997 and worth nearly $200 billion in 2020, the other now down to one location, these two companies relied on different methods to distribute the same product. What are Netflix and Blockbuster? I have no idea why "one location" for me is a Pavlov for Blockbuster, bu...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1802

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

VVV=Veronica Vichit Vadakan If you cut it off with Alex, you get all the 4 time winners in sans Zach. Brian is the first post-Alex qualifier. And VVV is the lowest 4-time champion (again, sans Zach). So no three-timers. That is where they should cut it off. They held Sam Kavanaugh, Ryan Bilger, and...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1802

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nope on FJ!. Never been into legends of the Wild West, but I did know that Deadwood was in SD and is associated with Wild Bill and the dead man's hand, so I got that part right. I know it's Custer and not Custard, but the location of Custer's Last Stand was lost to me after eighth grade history - if...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1669

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did the math, got the FJ! right - I did both steps, just to make sure that the last date would be when Prince died. Sounds about right. A few months after, I saw Maya Rudolph perform in her Prince cover band Princess....it was a blast. I almost fell for the negbait of horseshoes for ferroequinologis...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Priscilla Barnes led me astray on the "crane" TAE KWON DO clue - she was the replacement for Chrissy/Suzanne Sommers on Three's Company, and her cheesy 80s "smile at the camera while my name appears on the bottom" pose during the opening theme was standing like a flamingo in front of...well, flamin...
by talkingaway
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was completely lost in the FJ! clue. I went with "Name a big country on the Mediterranean", and predictably fell into the trap of ignoring Africa, so I went with France. I then went far away from France, and landed on....Crete? In my defense, smaller than Cyprus...BUT NOT A COUNTRY! :oops: I did k...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Preemptions
Replies: 193
Views: 12242

Re: Season 37 Preemptions

WBZ (Boston area) is moving WoF/J! to WSBK for the State of the Commonwealth address by Massachusetts governor Charlie Baker on Tuesday, 1/26.

Fans of reruns of The Big Bang Theory, normally on WSBK at that time, will just have to watch Young Sheldon.
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

While Jennings isn’t a game show host, he is certainly familiar with the game and how it works from having been a contestant in over a hundred games. So I wasn’t surprised he was able to handle the hosting duties. Couric and Whittaker have interviewed hundreds of people in their career but hosting ...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 163
Views: 23653

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

I get that it's a charity show with celebs and first responders, but how is "1.4 billion is what percent of the world's population, within 10%" a six-figure question? What's the challenge? It can't be knowing the world's population - I remember distinctly in the late 80s when I was in my tweens hear...