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by Vowela
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 10998

Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Learned a couple of things today that I didn't know that I didn't know. First, that the Texas school book depository's name actually was Texas School Book Depository. I always just thought it was a description of the building, not the actual name of the place. Or used to be the name, anyway. It just...
by Vowela
Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 8919

Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:49 pm
Speaking of FJ!, it's interesting that the writers framed the clue as if the logo in question no longer contains a checkered flag and a fleur-de-lis. It does.
Yeah, I was thinking "wait, they changed the logo?" Guess not :D.
by Vowela
Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 13747

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought it was 16 men. I've always heard (or misheard, I suppose) 16 men. Just learned today that it's 15 and not 16.
by Vowela
Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 13747

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm not an opera buff myself, but I'm familiar enough with Figaro's famous song with his repeated name that I figured it was a reasonable guess at least. And the right one! Always worth guessing something :).
by Vowela
Fri Dec 29, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 7890

Re: Friday, December 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is it? After it was revealed that Sgt. Pepper's would not suffice, are we sure they would take LDS or the Mormons? I'm not. "Mormons," by itself, absolutely fits this clue, though. I can't see a case for them not to accept that answer. Probably the acronym too, though I'll admit I'm not as positive...
by Vowela
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 7626

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Four rows of three? That's gotta' be the Zodiac, right? Whoops, no, guess it isn't :oops:. It wasn't until after the tuxedo clue that I realized the category was "inn" and not just "in." Almost surprised no one went for the penguin suit negbait. I did :oops:. It looked like someone forgot for a spli...
by Vowela
Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 8385

Re: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought "Stars and Stripes" was used often enough that I'd have accepted it, but I can see that going either way, really. "Scrooge" should definitely not have been accepted, but I also didn't hear that she pronounced it that way. The difference between Scrooge and Scrooged is easy to miss if you'r...
by Vowela
Sat Dec 16, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 4466

Re: Friday, December 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I felt the clue would've been better without "animated." I probably could've still gotten it right, but as it is, the clue felt a little bit too easy. WECIB like everyone else said.
by Vowela
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 11034

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had not realized before how loud the signaling devices were :).
by Vowela
Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 7808

Re: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately realized the character FJ! was referring to... then spent the next thirty seconds trying, and failing to remember the actress' name :P. How is a tie broken for who goes first in Double Jeopardy! when there's a tie? Unless I'm misremembering, which is possible, the other contestant shou...
by Vowela
Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 37
Views: 6835

Re: Friday, December 1, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh, it's the colossal part that was named for Nero. Not the Flavian part. Guess they had a sense of humor back then. Not knowing the Colosseum's other name would've made the clue easier. Might've still gotten it wrong, I don't know, but at least I'd have been looking in the right direction for the a...
by Vowela
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 6311

Re: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm not sure how we were meant to get lunatic fringe. "Fringe" was easy enough, but it's also not a phrase. I'm not sure how someone was meant to get the "lunatic" part without being an expert on nineteenth century hairstyles, aside from a lucky guess, since there are a lot of "fringe" phrases the s...
by Vowela
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 12160

Re: Monday, November 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Getting half of FJ! right seems to be the thing to do. I went with Black Forest, trying to think of what the other B was. Not the worst guess, not the best. "Commander in Chief" was wrong, but would "election of the Commander in Chief" have been counted? I was trying to figure out a way to get "comm...
by Vowela
Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 4919

Re: Friday, November 24, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For some reason, Wheel of Fortune aired late at night here, which usually happens when it's interrupted earlier, but not Jeopardy! I don't remember that happening before. Wonder if it was a one-time mistake, or if they just aren't going to show Jeopardy! if sports interrupt anymore.
by Vowela
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 19611

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There's a difference between not knowing rules exist, and knowing but not liking the rules. The complaining is loud, but it's ultimately not a big deal. If it makes people feel better to vent, there's no harm in letting them vent.
by Vowela
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 19611

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just checked, and it took me 24 seconds to write it down large on a sheet of paper. In my experience, light pens can be finicky at times, so I don't even know if I could've written that whole thing down in time even if I instagot it, which I didn't (had to go through all the Beatles albums).
by Vowela
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 10380

Re: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was today easy, or just me? Usually when I breeze through the J! round, I find DJ! extra difficult, but not only did I find DJ! easy today, but even FJ!, which it seems most of you agree that was really easy, at the very least.

Now if I could just do that consistently, I'd be golden :D.
by Vowela
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 11342

Re: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Restaurateur? I actually thought there was a decent chance that could be it. It's only in hindsight that I noticed the significance of the name of the town.

I will never remember how to pronounce "acai," though I'm pretty certain I'd have been counted as right for it.
by Vowela
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Daily Double Distribution Discoveries
Replies: 11
Views: 2929

Re: Daily Double Distribution Discoveries

including having two in the same category I've actually been curious about this for a while: in the history of the show, has there ever been an instance where both daily doubles in Double Jeopardy! have been in the same category? Is it something that's merely incredibly rare, like a daily double in...
by Vowela
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 9063

Re: Thursday, October 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Adhesive bandage is a generic term; Band-Aid is this type of name, or a "name" type of this." Would proprietary eponym have been accepted? No, because Band-Aid is not an eponym, unless it was named after somebody like Joe Band-Aid. Band-Aid isn't an eponym, but it is a proprietary eponym, a "gener...