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by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't have a guess at FJ. The clue used up Plato and Socrates, so my cupboard of Ancient Greek Philosophers is empty. I am going with the under at 44% in the poll. John was beaten by a better player today, although I haven't considered relative wagering strategy. I will miss the STEM clues but gl...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Houdini escape by John. He dodged the Thurday curse. I reasoned it couldn't be an actor since they can only win one at a time per movie (I think). I was content to take the lucky guess if it was Hitchcock and to lose it to DeMille. Never thought of Disney or would have given him a nod. Mark, thank...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1347

Re: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I finally picked Messerschmidt over Fokker thinking Weimar Republic fits in the time frame between wars with planes. On reveal, ugh! RTFQ :roll: . I not only NHO Whoa, I didn't remember the clue to know what it isn't until reading this thread. I just knee jerked into "Cartesian Coordinates" when I s...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Guessed Virginia just to avoid Rhode Island. It has about 112 miles. Delaware and Rhode Island are negbaity at 28 and 40 miles. I tried looking at a map to see how obvious the answer was and the eastern land mass is just a mess of dangly parts with invisible lines for state boundaries. In his heyday...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1770

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ: London, because it is a foreign city. If you spot me C&P, I would guess Moscow. This clue required more than a casual acquaintance with the work - it would have been a fairly decent question just to ask for the country. I couldn't react fast enough to get any of the B-G clues until the last one,...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JboardLite rundle for LL88 is active - 3 days to deadline
Replies: 0
Views: 149

JboardLite rundle for LL88 is active - 3 days to deadline

tldr: JBoardLite open to all boardies, even A++, come and make your own fun The registration deadline for LL88 is Wednesday. We have got 8 players in JBoardLite at this time. While this originated with the idea of being a junior rundle for the boardies, it can morph into anything. Everyone is welcom...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 05, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1594

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Archive playthrough: Coryat $42,600 (48R, 1W) DD 3/3 FJ :mrgreen: Science $1600... that is most definitely NOT what a standard deviation is. Standard deviation is a measure of the variability of a data set, it does not apply to a single data point. I suspect "deviation" is what they were after, whi...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1361

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE The Dartmouth Alumni Magazine gave "rejoice" as a rhyme for the correct pronunciation of his name What's the problem with the DAM? Why didn't they just give "choice" as a rhyme? Or "dinosaur voice diesel" ? I went with DuBois, but didn't think it would be the W.E.B. guy. I knew ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

12' boy: Of the urban areas of the United States, few look anything like the New York City presented on Sesame Street. Homes in Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, Miami, Cleveland, St Louis, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, and on and on have front lawns; Are single-family dwellings and not five story wal...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a boy, I watched Sesame Street and couldn't believe that New York City was part of the United States. It looks like this filthy, dirty place where kids played in the street and the houses were built all the way out to the sidewalk with no lawns and people hung their wash across the alley. The bu...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1587

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1986 Spring semester as a freshman undergrad for a Humanities class. I was forced to read this. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Entropy:_A_New_World_View It was the single most boring book, I've ever read. Needless to say, FJ was a gimmie. The class wasn't worth it, I'd rather have not known the answ...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Feb 01, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/25/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 638

Re: FJs for the 1/25/21 week

:( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( :( , ... First bagel in memory, I think I've had one or two in 3 years of paying attention, excluding TOC's. I was cigar, but not close on a couple, but not a good set. Morocco / Monaco. I don't know how big Morocco is, but t...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2102

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went for the first beatnik I could think of and might have been in trouble with "Ginzburg". I think because Ruth Vader Ginsburg never registered to me as the same surname that it had to be a different spelling. All of them are wrong, of course. I never root against a player, but this is the outcom...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1802

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ clue may trip lots of us up. My first picks were Buffalo Bill Cody and Wild Bill Hickok. Wild Bill killed a man in Springfield, MO, in maybe the first actual showdown in the street. I was sure of him, and realized Buffalo Bill was in the circus for a very long time. So I flipped to Daniel Bo...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just catching up on Monday's thread, but am somewhat surprised at how this FJ tripped up so many boardies. I whiffed on the African country with Morocco, and I guess the geographers had no problem with the Algeria part. I Pavlov'd to Monaco, and groaned about it getting equal status as a country...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 27, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 456 - 49 [Final results]
Replies: 22
Views: 818

Re: TD 456 - 49 [Q5-Q6 revealed]

ALL SHEEP LINE - 28 16. twelvefootboy - 29 17. heppm01 - 31 Back off, it's mine! Not for long, I forgot to use a drop ;). My motto is to start off slowly and gradually taper off :). I'm a little rusty from missing the last several TD's for various reasons. I feel guilty missing them after all the w...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25715

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am OK with the suggestion of a guess the numerical value of something type question. My wag for Jupiter's distance from the sun is (don't open this if you want to play along, until you choose your guess) 480,000,000 miles . Startlingly close to my guess of 500 million miles. And yours is really s...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25715

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just now back on the grid, and missed the game last night. I'm almost glad I did because of the unnecessary evil ending. I think I've previously compared the current J! rule to the atrocities of soccer and hockey tie breakers. But even they at least require a modicum of skill related to the craf...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1851

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... except a cube ALWAYS has 8 faces so that seemed odd. But a diamond lattice is comprised of two interspersed cubic lattices. Oh, goody - I got here first!! Don't you hate when you crap out with a double-eight :lol: Just kidding, but I think you mean 8 vertices. Easy mistake to make just typing o...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1851

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... except a cube ALWAYS has 8 faces so that seemed odd. But a diamond lattice is comprised of two interspersed cubic lattices. Oh, goody - I got here first!! Don't you hate when you crap out with a double-eight :lol: Just kidding, but I think you mean 8 vertices. Easy mistake to make just typing o...