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by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3916
Views: 457878

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

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 am
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.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3880

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alexander did not seem to be enjoying himself, and Alex's good-natured ribbing of the contestants did not help. Got FJ without considering any other teams. I thought Alexander was just frustrated with himself with missing some easy ones. Alex’s comments were a little too snippy and not particularly...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3174

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've said it before - it pays to know your movies. Silver Bullet wasn't a horrible guess, for example, - unless you had seen the movie (which is a great riff on the "mystery on a train" genre). Not to mention that "Blue Bullet" doesn't really make much sense.

But an exciting game with good players.
by Elijah Baley
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 2522

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A pretty good week of FJ clues that required a little thought, with the exception of Thursday that was esoteric enough that it should have been tossed on the reject pile. Still surprised Friday was a TS but at least they came u...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 2522

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's s...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2685

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ. I'll be checking off today's Final Jeopardy as correct and I've only set foot in churches for weddings and funerals. Sure, I'm not saying that no one who isn't a practicing Catholic coul...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2685

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ. Keep it to general questions of any religion and it's fair game. I was trying to decide between John and Peter here, and I don't know if I would have ever even come up with Andrew - even ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 1478

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

$14,800 if my math is correct. Plus FJ.

Which - I'll take it.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 3737

Re: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

God Bless America, here. I'm hesitant to complain just because I missed it, but... I think this is a poor clue. It's not a great clue because there are a couple options. But, I think the only other way they could have written it would be "In a tribute without precedent, this country's national anth...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 3737

Re: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was sorry to see Dylan go - a nice, even-keeled dapper dresser who just didn't have it working today. He looked like he was having fun right up until the bitter end, and not that it matters, but I'm not sure how he managed to miss that last clue! :shock:
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4801

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wish the writers would specify "s/he won the award in 1997 for a movie released in 1996," for example. Barring that, I guess we just have to continue to assume that when they say they won in 1997, they really mean won in that year for the movie released the prior year. But really - they could cle...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4801

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those board members with Navy experience the miss on the rank for the 2-striper would be a good time not to have a drink in the mouth. I got confused because, with an Air Force background, the word "stripes" sent me to enlisted ranks. I'm familiar with the insignia the clue is talking about, bu...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4801

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue is the kind of thing where I know the parts yet cannot do it in 30 seconds. Looking for any kind of winning actress and directing husband I wrote Helen Mirren. Wrong in many ways, but the best I could do. For some reason I could not sort out the family relationship of director husband ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3699

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was working too hard on the “Inseparable” clue as my response was Chang & Eng Bunker. Same here. The FJ! clue had “Garth” and “Julian” meaning nothing to me. That left 1877 and New Hampshire as I matched Bridget for the solve. Twain and Thoreau were not on my radar for misses and I thought someon...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3699

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had “Garth” and “Julian” meaning nothing to me. That left 1877 and New Hampshire as I matched Bridget for the solve. Twain and Thoreau were not on my radar for misses and I thought someone might try Poe going off “curse” and “crime.” I'm thinking that they didn't figure that anyone wou...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/19/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 2385

Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees do...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/19/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 2385

Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees do...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/19/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 2385

Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I'm still not really sure how they expected the kids to know about DC and cherries since it's only been the "official fruit" since 2006 and as several others pointed out, there isn't any real fruit associated with the cherry trees don...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3842

Re: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's too bad about Mary Ann, although it highlights just how difficult it is to get to 5 wins. You're bound to run into a kryptonite category and in her case, it showed up as the FJ category. Still, that was a lot to process in 30 seconds. At first, I thought they were looking for cities that had ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Nov 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 3674

Re: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The results have been updated. If Casey had bet low on DD3 he likely would have won as long as he bet sufficiently in the FJ! round. If Casey had solved DD3 then his narrow lead could have given him 38801 for a 1-day total. Too bad for him although that was not an obscure U.S. lake that cost him. C...