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by cthulhu
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2539

Re: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

[quote="Robert K S" post_id=345917 time=1609829431 user_id=55]
"Quixotic" is pronounced /kwikˈsädik/.
[/quote]

Says who? 8-)

Given the Spanish pronunciation of Quixote, I pronounce quixotic as “keeh-otic”. Makes a lot more sense that way.

(Hmmm, not sure why the quoting is messed up...)
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11065

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

davey wrote:
Thu Dec 31, 2020 2:31 pm
cthulhu wrote:
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:58 pm
I guess the writers felt the name of Honor Blackman’s character in Goldfinger was too much a double entendre for a family show.
The name has appeared 4 times on Jeopardy!
Is four times enough for a galore?
;)
by cthulhu
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11065

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I guess the writers felt the name of Honor Blackman’s character in Goldfinger was too much a double entendre for a family show. For FJ, knew this was a French Revolution thing but couldn’t pull the two names (not that the victim’s name was needed but it might have made the answer easier for me to ge...
by cthulhu
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4234
Views: 635293

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

Man, these FJ!s just aren't twigging with me at all. What connection did I miss this time? Lots of books (especially when given a Colonial America date) = Jefferson. More than that - after the burning of the Capitol in the War of 1812, the Library of Congress was largely rebuilt from Thomas Jeffers...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2113

Re: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've always been on the "first response should count" side, but there is clear precedence (now -- whether or not that had been established in '09, I'm not sure) that so long as you correct yourself before being ruled wrong, you can change your response. No argument there; my issue is that she clear...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2113

Re: Thursday, January 15, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody remember if there was any discussion on the old board about what happened with the penultimate clue of this game? Greg deserves to be brought back, IMHO. Yep, I remember that. In fact, Meagan stood out to me when I watched tonight, and I knew I was recognizing her for a reason beyond her na...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4234
Views: 635293

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

There's literally no way to grind out THAT FRIGGIN' MUCH INFO in 30 seconds. Yet many people did. I spelled it out in a lot of detail, but it can also be summarized as “Pre-WW2 famous aviator who had views different from FDR - sounds like Lindbergh!” But you have to know some stuff and be able to l...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 24, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4234
Views: 635293

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

Regarding the FJ for Monday 21 Dec 2020 aka Thursday 14 Oct 2004, TPH said in the game day thread (which I’m replying to in this thread): I will say though that I had no friggin' clue on FJ! and don't see how this one was gettable. The category was Famous Americans, clue was “After his public commen...
by cthulhu
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4234
Views: 635293

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

But they're not from any other state. Only California has a Kern or Imperial County. To me, Imperial County is well-known enough to be a Pavlov for California. Come on, how do you expect me to Pavlov a generic-ass name like that? It's one of the plainest names a county could possibly have. I have h...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/14/20 week
Replies: 17
Views: 758

Re: FJs for the 12/14/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Thursday’s clue just sounded more comic to me than anything else, so I said Don Quixote. My only exposure to Cyrano is Steve Martin’s Roxanne , unless you count a particular scene in Heinlein’s Glory Road . Never heard of Night Vale. ...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/7/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 791

Re: FJs for the 12/7/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: Ugh. Monday negged with leviathan, but I was pretty sure it was wrong. Budapest on Thursday, but again that was just to have something written down; confident it was wrong. “Something’s coming. Something good.” did not ring a bell, nor did new movie comin...
by cthulhu
Fri Dec 11, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2525

Re: Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I will quibble with the wording of the $800 clues in Live Albums: on Live at Leeds , the “My Generation” track is a medley where the band revisits parts of Tommy as well as improvises long sequences, but “Magic Bus” is a separate track, not part of the extended “My Generation” medley. “My Generation...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2689

Re: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO I Wanna Be Sedated. No idea who sang it or when it is from. The Ramones; gabba gabba hey! We need a whole Ramones category! "Blitzkrieg Pop" and "Rock and Roll Radio" are the only Ramones songs I know, so I am not disappointed that I had no idea. It’s “Blitzkrieg Bop”, not “Pop” 8-)
by cthulhu
Wed Dec 02, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2689

Re: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Dec 02, 2020 4:29 am
NHO I Wanna Be Sedated. No idea who sang it or when it is from.
The Ramones; gabba gabba hey!
We need a whole Ramones category!
by cthulhu
Wed Dec 02, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2689

Re: Monday, November 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Negged on FJ with “The Black Bird” despite thinking it was too obscure (even though the right year) and despite having seen MP&tHG multiple times, I didn’t make the connection. Maybe I was primed by the Dashiell Hammett clue earlier.
by cthulhu
Mon Nov 23, 2020 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2115

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ. “Won the peace” of WW2 is clearly a reference to the Marshall Plan; don’t see how the UN could come into play in the clue at all. “bill and coo” a stand and stare? More trash for me...and I’m not even remotely a Springsteen fan, but “Born To Run” is one of those super-hyped albums in ro...
by cthulhu
Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/9/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1191

Re: FJs for the 11/9/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :twisted: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Monday, got stuck on variations on “non-” and couldn’t get out. Instaget on Tuesday. Big Kubrick fan, and have seen the movie on the big screen several times; the last several years it’s been showing up regularly on classic mov...
by cthulhu
Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2034

Re: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of my favorite movies. Instaget FJ. But definitely could be a poser if you haven’t seen the movie.
by cthulhu
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/2/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 705

Re: FJs for the 11/2/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: France and Spain came to me quickly, but Greece wasn’t happening; nor guerillas. Something about the wording of the Friday clue got me and I didn’t get it until well after 30 seconds. I knew pulgar was Spanish for thumb from guitar fingerpic...