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by CailinGaoilge
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 855
Views: 212850

Re: J! in the Media

Found this on CNN re. James Holzhauer:

Holzhauer donates to pancreatic cancer research
by CailinGaoilge
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 16352

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm 32, probably the most non-movie person on this board (haven't been to a theater in over seven years), and I've definitely heard of Born on the Fourth of July. I'm mid-50s, lived on another continent when the movie came out, hate most popular movie genres, never pay attention to the Oscars, and ...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 3309

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?! "to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 3610

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 3610

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 3610

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue May 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 7289

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Almost forgot. For LPN, the accepted response was "licensed practical nurse." Mrs P said "licensed professional nurse". Google suggests she may have a case, but I'm no expert. Any thoughts from our resident panel of judges? Not a judge but understanding occupational titles is part of my job. LPN is...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 855
Views: 212850

Re: J! in the Media

The 5-time champ from the CNN clip was season 10 5-timer Tom Nichols: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=5111 Well, after all his talk about having a huge advantage on the buzzer after two games, he was in last place going into FJ in game 4. And then made the suicide wager. So perhap...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 855
Views: 212850

Re: J! in the Media

No link, sorry - I don't know if the show is even available online. But this morning on CNN's Smerconish there was a segment on how Holzhauer is "ruining" Jeopardy by "gaming the system" and making it impossible for anyone else to have a chance. A 5-time champion from the max-5 era, whose name I unf...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4020
Views: 548393

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

So did you guess? You complain about 1 in 3 odds, but that's way better than the 0 percent chance of you not guessing. And clearly, other people had it figured out. You think that name comes from Ireland or Cyprus? Sure it COULD, but it's the top box. They're not trying to trick you there. I dunno,...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu May 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 9550

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know some random Z-string politician from Iceland with no TOM whatsoever? It's the custom in Iceland for females to take on their fathers' first name +"dottir" as their surname. That was the giveaway. The bigger giveaway was "island nation" in Europe. Forgetting the name, the on...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 9737

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldld7ZMuCsc I precalled this. The lake is on the MA-CT border. Elementary school children in the Local District have to learn to spell and pronounce it correctly. I'm more familiar with this one: https://youtu.be/tLtS-u32miY Beautiful lake. I saw one of those home-buyi...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 6007

Re: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Elgin? Yeah, No.. I think there was something in the news recently, and the term "Elgin Marbles" is vaguely familiar, but I wouldn't think they were named after the a-hole that stole them. To the victor goes the spoils... remember that it is in Britain that they're known as the Elgin marbles. And E...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 9156

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:58 pm

you couldn't come up 3 british kings' names? i hate british bs and i even got it correct
I realise that the social graces aren't really your thing, but "British bs"? Really? You wouldn't be insulted if a Brit referenced "American bs"?
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!
Replies: 17
Views: 3432

Re: Hey, somebody has a new novel out!

Passed on a recommendation to my spouse, who is a big fan of mystery series with a continuing central character. he was impressed to see the high % of 4 & 5 star reviews on Amazon, so it looks like you'll have another new reader.
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 115
Views: 17363

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being more of a casual fan than most people here (ie I am not J! standard and not trying to get on the show/been on the show), I don't know James and have no knowledge of any earlier issues with him. As a neutral observer, then: the site bothers me. It's mostly fine as it is now, but I saw spoilers ...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 5518

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there a reason anyone should know what city that Montreal deli is in? That clue seemed very devoid of TOM. Poll request? I had also never heard of it - I wonder if it's a bigger thing to know east of the Mississippi. There was no TOM, though I assumed Montreal or Toronto was going to be correct....
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 13593

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i never understood why people take the moniker of king james as seeing it to be synonymous with greatness...the namesake was not very revered, had an assassination attempt on his life and the ringleader of the that attempt is celebrated on a day each november.... ledouche james goes by king james a...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 5518

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there a reason anyone should know what city that Montreal deli is in? That clue seemed very devoid of TOM. Poll request? I had also never heard of it - I wonder if it's a bigger thing to know east of the Mississippi. There was no TOM, though I assumed Montreal or Toronto was going to be correct....
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 13593

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Chloride + sodium = salt = Dead Sea. Jordan River leaves me with absolutely no doubt... wait, what? Great Salt Lake? WHAAAAAT?!? WHY DO I ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS GET THE WRONG GODDAMN ANSWER AND BITE ON NEGBAIT EVEN WHEN THERE IS NONE TO BE HAD?!?!?!? I went there too, but then rechecked the category....