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by cthulhu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/2/17 week
Replies: 33
Views: 4205

Re: FJs for the 1/2/17 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: Yuck. I guess I really should read Lord of the Flies since the writers love it so much; somehow I never had to read it in school. So no clue on Piggy. Instaget on Prague but not sure why; probably the similarity to Vaclav Havel. And I picked TCM over DK because I felt th...
by cthulhu
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 7073

Re: Friday, January 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How do you come up with Deuteronomy? YEKIOYD? or do you assume Moses's story has to end in the last of the first 5 books? I would have said Exodus, but I would have only lost $5. I always come back to L a ND = L eviticus, N umbers, D euteronomy to remember the order of the last 3 books of the 5 Boo...
by cthulhu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/26/16 week
Replies: 28
Views: 4168

Re: FJs for the 12/26/16 week

Knew Nash and "A Beautiful Mind" (read the book recently), but the wording of FJ said to me that the person had to be mentioned by name in the title. If I had been a contestant, I would have been furious at this chicanery.
by cthulhu
Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 10923

Re: Friday, December 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Count me on the side of those who think the wording of FJ was dishonest. :x
by cthulhu
Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/19/16 week
Replies: 23
Views: 3809

Re: FJs for the 12/19/16 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I never seem to remember the Bahamas. And I was never going to get from the White City to the Emerald City. But the Tom Wolfe FJ on Monday was an instaget.
by cthulhu
Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 11544

Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget FJ; knew that one of the two had to be Phelps, and knew he was a Marylander.

Epically bad DD wagering from Julia, especially the last - as bad as I've seen lately given how far ahead she was and how little was left on the board.
by cthulhu
Mon Dec 19, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 9178

Re: Monday, December 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Have to say it: instaget FJ. :mrgreen: Seriously, Radical Chic is one of Wolfe's most famous essays, and is paired with the just as famous Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers in the book title, so I'm just surprised that so few people so far got it. It was clear that the contestants were struggling with it...
by cthulhu
Sun Dec 18, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/12/16 week
Replies: 22
Views: 3204

Re: FJs for the 12/12/16 week

Horrible FJ week for me. Steinbeck was an instaget, but that was it for my week. Figured Monday was either Newton or Halley, and went with Newton because of his well-known obsession with the Bible and mysticism. Knew El Salvador on Friday but not Belize. No idea on Santiago or Mad Men - I'm still ti...
by cthulhu
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 11534

Re: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget FJ. Ran the novels category. There just haven't been that many quintessentially American winners of the literature Nobel (e.g., TS Eliot spent most of his life in Britain), which might have helped this general category; it's not that many to memorize. But I knew that Steinbeck won in '62 an...
by cthulhu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 5643

Re: Friday, December 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was this a bad DVR week for anybody else? My local Jeopardy station is an NBC affiliate, and Wednesday night got pre-empted for the "Hairspray Live" preview, on Thursday night the football game ran long and my local station ran its news program instead of Jeopardy, and Friday night simply didn't rec...
by cthulhu
Sun Dec 11, 2016 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/5/16 week
Replies: 21
Views: 2980

Re: FJs for the 12/5/16 week

Guessed Conan Doyle on Tuesday, although I was pretty sure he only wrote four novels. Knew it wasn't Dickens as he wrote way more than six. Did not even think of Austen. Went with Garamond for the typeface, although I was pretty sure it was incorrect even though it is old. Knew that Helvetica was a ...
by cthulhu
Sat Dec 03, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/28/16 week
Replies: 22
Views: 3170

Re: FJs for the 11/28/16 week

Platinum was as good as I could come up with on the Dresden porcelain FJ; I was never going to get porcelain. A rough week for me - 3/5 FJs.
by cthulhu
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Secondary Poll for the 10/27/16 FJ! clue [Spoilers]
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Secondary Poll for the 10/27/16 FJ! clue [Spoilers]

bpmod wrote:
I cannot name the exact years of release of many Who songs.
If memory serves me, the one you picked came out in 1967. 1969 was the year of Tommy, from which "Amazing Journey" would have worked title-wise but not lyric-wise.
by cthulhu
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Secondary Poll for the 10/27/16 FJ! clue [Spoilers]
Replies: 16
Views: 2663

Re: Secondary Poll for the 10/27/16 FJ! clue [Spoilers]

It seems that I was the only one to guess a Who song. I'm very curious, which one? I'm a Who fanatic, and I'm having a hard time thinking of one I would have guessed if I hadn't had an instaget for Space Oddity . I might have gone with the Jeff Beck Group version of the Yardbirds' Shapes of Things ...
by cthulhu
Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/24/16 week
Replies: 27
Views: 3123

Re: FJs for the 10/24/16 week

Juliet Capulet was instaget, but Julius Caesar tripped me up because, although he's the title character, he dies early in the play and isn't the main character. But I still feel bad about it; my only FJ miss this week. The rest of the week - including echidna - were instagets.
by cthulhu
Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/17/16 week
Replies: 26
Views: 4059

Re: FJs for the 10/17/16 week

As good an FJ week as I've had in a while; all instagets although after immediately saying "Mel Brooks", I spent a few seconds wondering about Woody Allen, until I was convinced he did not have a Tony. We have Del Taco franchises where I live, but much less common than Taco Bell, and I've never gone...
by cthulhu
Sat Oct 15, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 8979

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex was quite the, uh...cad to Susan; hope he maybe winked or something to take the sting out. Winning big in a lock is the best revenge though. :lol:

Precalled the "Revelations" neg, but it almost seemed that it just slipped out from nervousness. I had no clue on FJ.
by cthulhu
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 9581

Re: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Took me about five seconds to get FJ, but I got there via the "city name as verb" route first, then it was obvious about the container port part. A bit surprised it was a TS, but the term "shanghaied" is seldom used nowadays; I probably remember it from '30s and '40s pulp novels (and maybe some Hein...
by cthulhu
Sat Oct 08, 2016 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), October 6, 2016
Replies: 61
Views: 11761

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), October 6, 2016

41 here. Most conspicuous stupid misses were "Leaves of Grass" (I initially typed that then erased and switched to "I Sing the Body Electric"), "John Oliver" (could not remember his last name), and "Africa" (I put down N. America). The score is fairly average for me; a few years ago I did a 46 but h...