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by Woof
Fri Feb 28, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 73649

Re: Learned League 84

In college, I took a French cinema class with a prof whose coarse, American-accented French was just brutal to hear, so we died whenever he said Pathé Frères . Yeah, I got that one but for the life of me, couldn't recall chenille and went with velours . I did the same thing, and it cost me 3 points...
by Woof
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 18753

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fun game to watch last night with three capable contestants. MacKenzie had a nice run, but didn't seem to have the buzzer mojo this game (either that or the two challengers were just faster than previous ones). Funny that this season has now seen three female superchamps, all with 8 wins. FJ gave me...
by Woof
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 18753

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised that a clue that had "-she- is the only -woman-" had an implied BMS for "Curie". It would be like having a clue that said "He wrote a book with James Patterson", and waiting for "Bill" in addition to "Clinton" to differentiate him from Hillary. Marie's daughter Irene also won a Nobel ...
by Woof
Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thread for Discussion on the Using the TPH Discussion Thread Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Re: TPH on TPH, or How I Should Learn to Stop Worrying and Love the Show

I did pass an online test and apparently held my own in a live audition, and I've already proven myself on another game show, so I can't be that out of my league. This right here is exactly why I have to wonder how anyone can believe any of what you post is anything but trolling. The vast amount of...
by Woof
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 73649

Re: Learned League 84

Volante wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:42 am
econgator wrote:
Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:49 am
So, why do 57% of the people know about Robert Johnson and his tomato?
I didn't, but I knew the tomato was considered (either legitimately or not) poisonous for longer than should have been logical.
This. Also, I was fairly certain that the tomato was Jerseys state vegetable.
by Woof
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 73649

Re: Learned League 84

Like many, I suspect, I knew just enough to get into trouble. Know that L cornus meant horn led me to say cornet. That miss, combined with bad defense, led to a painful 4(4)-5(3) loss.
by Woof
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thread for Discussion on the Using the TPH Discussion Thread Thread
Replies: 18
Views: 4397

Re: Thread for Discussion on the Using the TPH Discussion Thread Thread

Let's make sure to invite Major Major Major Major to the discussion of the discussion.
by Woof
Wed Feb 26, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 23187

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the goal is to win the game and and maximize winnings, when she thinks she is <50% to get FJ correct then the mathematically correct wager is $0. I'm afraid that this statement illustrates some innumeracy of its own. Even if her chance of getting FJ right is less than 50%, it is mathematically c...
by Woof
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 9518

Re: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another strong performance by McKenzie. It will be interesting to see how she fares against the stronger competition of the TOC. Easy boards for me today. Much of my lost Coryat was due to the unrevealed clues in DJ. FJ was also on the easy side. I’m old enough to recall the fish on Fridays traditio...
by Woof
Sun Feb 23, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 17045

Re: Friday, February 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sigh... Alex can't pronounce "Srebrenica" and the contestants apparently don't know that it happened. :( I think, as the 4th podium poll bears out, that it's just hard to remember which piece of Yugoslavia it happened in. Which I still find hard to fathom. The Srebrenica massacre is, along with the...
by Woof
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020
Replies: 35
Views: 8875

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/21/2020

:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

$11,000 + FJ

I am quite surprised at the very low get rate for Bosnia. What else were people saying?
by Woof
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 12859

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ACW wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:58 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:42 pm
ACW wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:28 pm
Okay, is it just me that has an issue with Lebanon spelled with an E?
It's a schwa in English; you could replace it with any other vowel (including y!) and it would be accepted.
Lebbynon would be accepted?? :shock:
If it says Lebby, Lebby, Lebby on the label, label, label...
by Woof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 12859

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Golf wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 7:50 pm
The night visitors will have something to say about Amal’s negs as well as her DJ and FJ wagers. :roll:
I see what you did there, but it’s Amahl for Menotti
by Woof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 15364

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Penguins Without Pants? Well done, Opus.
by Woof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 15364

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Captain Morgan clue was a fun one. I did answer it but with a nagging "am I missing another brand?" in the back of my mind, since I'm not into hard liquor at all. I had no idea Henry VIII was the one behind "hands". Since for some reason I have 1547 memorized as the year of his death, providing...
by Woof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 15364

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I tried not to Pavlov to Brazil, and was really concerned about the first part about being in every WC event. I think this is more impressive than winning 5 of them, but I know little or nothing about the format and process. I knew England has not won many (one?), but was worried about the beginnin...
by Woof
Thu Feb 20, 2020 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 15364

Re: Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a great game, certainly the best of the past few weeks. Poor Adam was sandwiched between two buzzsaws. The champ acquitted herself well when faced with a serious challenger in Sam and showed her stuff in FJ. Easy FJ who is even a casual fan of soccer.
by Woof
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 9135

Re: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another lackluster game. When I saw the FJ category so cynically precalled a TS and, sadly, wax correct. Instaget FJ for me.
by Woof
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 15070

Re: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

“What is truth?” said jesting Pilate, and would not stay for an answer.

Terry’s TDD was certainly unexpected. He looked she’ll-shocked after the fact. FJ took a few seconds, but I got there.
by Woof
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 16581

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Edit: I've found that "diphthong" has meaning in orthography as well as prosody. I withdraw my "coop" criticism with apologies, but stand by my assertion that the German umlauted characters are not diphthongs (except when written as ae, oe, and ue). Yes, in a strict linguistic sense a diphthong inv...