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by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511058

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Just curious. How have you used cinnamon? Hopefully not in the guise of a cruel internet challenge. I think Cinnamon Toast Crunch is the main reason I associate cinnamon with sweet and not "spice". Because again, "spice" conveys a heat factor, and I don't think Red Hots really count as an accurate ...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3964

Re: Thursday, January 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John seemed quite happy to no longer have to play against Anneke & Jill. What a difference a game makes. Or he ate a can of spinach for lunch? John is a big fan of The Golden Girls yet his guess of 144 for the number of episodes in the series was off by 36. The actor who player Robert Stroud in Bir...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 3185

Re: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Having seen several film versions of Mutiny on the Bounty - this was an instaget. I didn’t realize the kid got stuck with such an unusual first and middle name. The date also seemed a little late but close enough to feel pretty confident.
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 4170

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How appropriate that two close contestants would take opposite sides of the coin toss.

And Evan had his own horns of dilemma with his wager.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 5198

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The wagers!!

Moderately surprised at the FJ misses. Surrealist paintings look a little crazy —> who’s a very famous doctor to crazy people —> Freud. QED. :geek:
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3684

Re: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I read Treasure Island again recently and looked up RLS on Wikipedia so this was an instaget.

I was surprised by how good Treasure Island is; it had been a while. A high (and somewhat gruesome) body count but kids were made of sterner stuff in those days, I guess.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4162

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't think Christopher Tolkien, whose first name I was not certain of anyway, would qualify as a 'famous son' so I swung to Milne in little time, even though the names of the memoirs seemed to match Tolkien better. Agreed, I said Tolkien but regretted it at about :26... CT is notable but not re...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3472

Re: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kevin missed some easy ones in this game but this seemed like one of the easiest potential rebound pickups ever: COOL CRITTERS $1200: In 2016 beekeepers cleared 20,000 bees from a car in Wales after the bees tracked it for 2 days in order to free this (Jonathan: What is their hive?) (Maggie: What i...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 4197

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The stumper for the phrase on Howie Mandel’s show had me laugh since I heard it last night watching the new episodes on the reboot on CNBC. It’s the only time I watch that channel when it’s not the Olympics airing. The players being allowed a counteroffer is an interesting twist. If Jonathan is hav...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4162

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have no idea what made me think that the answer was going to be a member of the royal family and not even an author. I think "1990s British death" pushed my brain in the direction of Diana and had me stuck there. What was the TOM anyway? Or do you just have to know that's when Christopher Robin d...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3472

Re: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kevin missed some easy ones in this game but this seemed like one of the easiest potential rebound pickups ever: COOL CRITTERS $1200: In 2016 beekeepers cleared 20,000 bees from a car in Wales after the bees tracked it for 2 days in order to free this (Jonathan: What is their hive?) (Maggie: What is...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4162

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coin toss for Milne and Tolkien as the titles evoked both of their works. I couldn't remember the "famous" offsprings first names. The fact that they're both Christopher seems a bit remarkable (although duh that it would be Christopher Robin Milne). Unfortunately, the coin landed on the wrong side; ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3472

Re: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm always surprised when someone seems to never have heard of Dreyfus. It seems like his name comes up frequently on Jeopardy - directly or indirectly through a question about Emile Zola. Not to mention that it's one of the more infamous bits of French history so it's quite likely that Maggie heard...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 3514

Re: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ clue is a little suspect in that there are two actresses with two Best Actress nominations before reaching 25: Jennifer Lawrence and Saoirse Ronan. Jennifer was about 22 when she got her second nomination and Saoirse was 24 - so it's technically correct but confusing because they don't usual...
by Elijah Baley
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 4046

Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:14 am

I for one have never read any of Bill Gates' books, so maybe Greg knew something I didn't.
Gates isn't a novelist though. I suspect Greg just wrote down someone he knew to be a billionaire so as not to leave FJ blank.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511058

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I think what drives me away from learning is the fact that any time I express knowledge of anything, the response is either indifference, "who cares?", or "yeah, everyone else learned that in kindergarten". And it just leaves me feeling dejected and unwilling to keep going. Disillusioned and feelin...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 26, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511058

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

There was a SOUTH Vietnam?! That whole category was miles over my head. Here's an idea: Find a VA Hospital near you, do some volunteer work, and talk to some folks there. Again implying that anything is near me. Seriously though. I have had this discussion. Why should I learn anything that has no i...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 511058

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:28 pm

There was a SOUTH Vietnam?! That whole category was miles over my head.
Here's an idea: Find a VA Hospital near you, do some volunteer work, and talk to some folks there.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 4249

Re: Thursday, December 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure that I'm taking this at face value. This is literally the most disrespectful thing I have ever read on JBoard. Yeah, I have no idea what could have prompted such a ridiculous assertion. Should we go seek out eyewitnesses from the taping? I'd be willing to bet a pretty hefty amount she has ...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 4249

Re: Thursday, December 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remembered just enough of Amadeus to get to a coin flip for FJ. Unfortunately, it landed on the wrong side. Edited to add that per her comment at Reddit, Jackie was apparently not well during the episode, resulting in a significant break that obviously wasn't shown. She managed to complete the gam...