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by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3085

Re: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anne had what I thought was a nice get on "Sikorsky," but not enough like that to challenge for the lead. Then of course made almost the worst imaginable FJ wager, not that that cost her the game. The grinch in me wishes this FJ had been a triple stumper so we could see Jackie win with $200 as Cono...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3085

Re: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got too caught up on "segment" and couldn't come up with anything that made any sense to me. I thought it was "walk a mile in your shoes", so "shoes" being in the clue threw me for a loop. NHO "...in your moccasins". I've NHO moccasins either. Same. I've only heard "walk a mile in one's shoes." "Wa...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was solvable with the just the category and the Drive’s name as with or without the year it would not change my correct response. I'm curious what made that FJ solvable with the category and street name only - unless one has studied Welsh (which is how I recognized the language). I was...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2579

Re: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was solvable with the just the category and the Drive’s name as with or without the year it would not change my correct response. I'm curious what made that FJ solvable with the category and street name only - unless one has studied Welsh (which is how I recognized the language). I was...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3085

Re: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Playing for second place on that last DD will often (usually?) result in a second place finish.

And once again - some interesting FJ wagers. :roll:
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3856
Views: 405327

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

Criminal law is a thing? Ok, I'll bite. What is confusing about the concept of criminal law? You've heard of police, prosecutors, judges, courtrooms, juries, jails, "You have the right to remain silent," heard of a show called "Law & Order," etc.? I have, but I didn't know that it had a specific al...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 2690

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

19th century authors is a bad category title for this final: Kipling was 35 in 1900, and a lot of his work was written in the 20th century. If you know the answer, it probably won't throw you off, but it still seems odd. I assume the preface quoted was from Jungle Book, which is 19th century. I was...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3856
Views: 405327

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Criminal law is a thing?
Ok, I'll bite. What is confusing about the concept of criminal law? You've heard of police, prosecutors, judges, courtrooms, juries, jails, "You have the right to remain silent," heard of a show called "Law & Order," etc.?
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 2690

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

19th century authors is a bad category title for this final: Kipling was 35 in 1900, and a lot of his work was written in the 20th century. If you know the answer, it probably won't throw you off, but it still seems odd. I agree. It was an instaget but I spent the rest of the time wondering about t...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 4831

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't get this one if the clue is name the capital of Ethiopia. But I'm not a J! wannabe and don't plan to memorize world capitals. I am impressed at how easy many boardies think this was. I get that you know your capitals, but the clue was written as if it was not a current capital, so your shor...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 3270

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Home sick with a cold, this FJ didn't make sense in the fog of cold medications and lack of sleep. And I am a fan of the old series and Next Generation - but didn't remember anything about a twin planet to Remus so Star Trek didn't even occur to me and I figured it must be something newer that I had...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3856
Views: 405327

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

Learning the names of a few countries in each region of Africa would be a good start. I know the names of at least some of the countries, but not their locations other than "South Africa is probably somewhere to the south". Unfortunately, Jeopardy does require some memorization. Africa does have 50...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2365

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I"m kinda with TPH on the dwarfs clue. If you've never seen the clock, is there any reason to pick one dwarf over any other? None that I'm aware of. Seems to me if you haven't seen the clock, it's just a random 1-in-7 guess. No logical reason it should be one and not any other. One is decidedly mor...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3936

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you went to school in the US, I'm not sure how you can say that you never studied JFK in school. And, even if it was glossed over, the existence of a controversy about how JFK was killed is pretty hard to ignore since it gets brought up every single year on the anniversary of the shooting. It's ...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3288

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

60/61 clues seen and is where the one not seen? PRO WRESTLING $1000 Booooo! There went my chance for the category run. Nice by the writers to have HEELS followed by FACES for the slang terms for bad guys and good guys in the entertainment sport. Just not Dave's day. You gotta know to pluralize your...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3936

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A friend of mine - not a J! watcher, and not a "trivia" person though a smart guy - says that In 1999 is deliberately misleading and should have been left out. This despite the fact that he got it, and within :30 I believe. I think he's just being a curmudgeon, but any response? 1999 wasn't particu...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3856
Views: 405327

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

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Maybe I didn't think it was short for anything, and was a completely different name entirely. You should probably have a good sense of humor if you have an entire...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3936

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 3936

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3856
Views: 405327

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

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Fun fact: Sometimes "William" is called "Bill" for short. Or "Will." Or sometimes Billy, or Willie." Crikey, what a confusing language. Or John gets called Jack. ...