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by talkingaway
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J-archive spoilers
Replies: 34
Views: 5966

Re: J-archive spoilers

Why not just not visit the Archive until watching that day's game? Agreed. This doesn't seem like a huge issue. Why would you go to the j-archive page for a day's game you didn't want to be spoiled on? It just doesn't make any sense to me. Maybe people are on mobile devices at lunch and don't have ...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J-archive spoilers
Replies: 34
Views: 5966

Re: J-archive spoilers

Maybe modify the "Recent FJ!" on the Archive's front page not to show a same-day FJ! until the airings across the country are complete? Let me say that I love the J! Archive, and appreciate all the work that goes into it....thanks to all who provide this invaluable resource. I'd agree that perhaps ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 7797

Re: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

College Towns for $600 was MASSIVE HONKING NEGBAIT for Salt Lake City. I couldn't shift gears after being completely floored by that. I could have taken 400 guesses on Thinkers for $400 and never gotten to "illness". What even was the TOM there? Even more, I got the next three with ease. I agree wi...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Watching Online
Replies: 28
Views: 4938

Re: Watching Online

I'm no lawyer, but it seems to me that rampant sharing of J! episodes online would devalue them when trying to sell them in syndication to, say, GSN. Granted, even the J! Archive can devalue that a little bit - if people want to bone up on old J! questions, it's much easier to use the archive than i...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 8470

Re: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I never came close to focusing on the phrase "objects of attention" - I got bogged down trying to extract meaning from the dog and the dancer, which as I've said, I didn't remember. Fascinating that the phrase itself, rather than familiarity with the movie, seems to have helped people... One thing ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 8470

Re: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went on a very, very brief Hitchcock jag about 3-4 years ago...by which I mean that I finally got around to seeing Rear Window and Vertigo. For some reason, I typed out Vertigo, and clicked my DVR's "+30 second/-10 second" buttons to get to the answer, but while Maltese Falcon showed up as a wrong...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 12255

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My main beef with the pumpkin/jack-o-lantern question is...from a pedagogical standpoint, what knowledge are you testing for? Is it the distinction between a pumpkin and a jack-o-lantern? Is it that jack-o-lanterns are hollowed out gourds, while pumpkins are not necessarily hollowed out? I'd write i...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 12255

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yup, I'm on the "pumpkin" train, as well. When I saw that clue, I was waiting for the correction to come in at the commercial break, and...nothing. It was asking for the name of "this Halloween gourd", not necessarily a "carved gourd", which would have been a better clue for "jack-o-lantern". I'm ch...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/21/19 week
Replies: 47
Views: 7564

Re: FJs for the 10/21/19 week

I've seen Latinx before but assumed it was a product for keeping Romans off my windshield. I'm presuming it's supposed to be pronounced "Latin-x" but I'm sort of a fan of "la-tinks." I don't think I'd ever heard pronounced before, so I always read it to myself as "lat-inks". Merriam-Webster says \l...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1448
Views: 208714

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME This American singer and songwriter, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and 2019, sang on Billboard's Album of the Year in 1977, which featured a one word title with a British spelling. Who is Stevie Nicks? Inducted as part of Fleetwood Mac in 19...
by talkingaway
Sun Oct 27, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1448
Views: 208714

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME This American singer and songwriter, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1998 and 2019, sang on Billboard's Album of the Year in 1977, which featured a one word title with a British spelling. Who is Stevie Nicks? Inducted as part of Fleetwood Mac in 199...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 8547

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, WWII comes right in my personal "uncanny valley" of historical knowledge. I don't think that phrase means what you think it means. I was using it as an analogy - yes, I know "uncanny valley" means that robots that look/act "too human" are generally perceived as creepy, while ones that are ...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 9405

Re: Friday, October 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree that "Women's ____" is a big red arrow pointing to "suffrage" - and, I'm happy to say I spelled it right. I knew how to spell it even before Jimmy Kimmel and Adam Corrola did a sketch on the lame "The Man Show" where they got people to sign petitions to "end women's suffrage". I think I migh...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 8547

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ!, WWII comes right in my personal "uncanny valley" of historical knowledge. It's the part of history that's old enough that it should have been covered in my history class, but new enough that it was crammed in at the end. But it's also too far removed for me to experience it, either personal...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 6754

Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

still trying to figure out how the civil rights act was a triple stumper especially after the Voting Rights neg! Playing devils advocate it might be that they couldn’t come with the exact name of the civil rights act in time. I would have been 100% on the words “civil rights”, but about 70% on the ...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 22
Views: 6946

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

Not related to J! directly, but related to the whole concept of game show collusion - in the latest iteration of Pyramid (and I think a few iterations in the Dick Clark era?), players earn $50,000 for winning the first bonus round, while in the second round, it’s either $50,000 if there are two diff...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 6754

Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO Nick/Nora Charles, The Thin Man, or Dashiell Hammett. I correctly swatted away Sherlock Holmes from the "wife" part, and the 30's part made me doubly confident that it was wrong. The only other old-timey detective I could come up with was Poirot. Right era, but also not married. I also heard "Ha...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1448
Views: 208714

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

PERIODICALS

This London-based magazine-format newspaper concerning the “dismal science” appointed Zanny Minton Beddoes as its first female editor-in-chief in 2015.
Spoiler
What is The Economist?
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 13535

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

why? that lunch consists of 3 things...seems light https://i2.wp.com/thinkmonsters.com/speakinghuman/media/wp-content/uploads/Mac-and-Me-the-advertising-movie-turns-30.png?fit=1080%2C540&ssl=1 i don't get it Mac and Me. Or should I say Mac, and Me? I'm always surprised at how much I "don't know" th...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 13535

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "actress" part of the FJ! clue, along with the fact that I'd just watched "Hello, Dolly" about 2-3 months ago before seeing it on tour, made a big red circle around Barbra Streisand. I was also reminded of "Funny Lady" and "Funny Woman", both made into musical movies starring Babs. My precalls w...