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by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

I hadn't thought about this, but I think I'd rather hear a Siri/Alexa computer voice in lieu of some deep fake of Alex's voice. I'm not ready for the CGI recreation of dead actors, etc... Does the app use a generated voice or actual recorded reads from him? Recorded reads. Not for the clues, but fo...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

I hadn't thought about this, but I think I'd rather hear a Siri/Alexa computer voice in lieu of some deep fake of Alex's voice. I'm not ready for the CGI recreation of dead actors, etc... Does the app use a generated voice or actual recorded reads from him? Recorded reads. Not for the clues, but fo...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 08, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Always knew this day would come, but....
Replies: 15
Views: 1416

Re: Always knew this day would come, but....

This morning, it was hard to play the J!6 clues knowing it's his last air date, and having to wonder if they'll still use his voice in the app. For 31 years, Alex has consistently brought joy and excitement into my life. Thank you Alex for a lifetime of entertainment. I thought the same and really ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4251
Views: 638352

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

NHO "Dissent collar". That was a very weird clue. RBG always (as far as I can tell) wore a lacy collar with her judge's robes. It's not that a "dissent collar" is really a thing; it's just that collars were a thing for her and, I guess, she had specific ones that she wore for dissents. I knew what ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: December 21-January 1 Reruns
Replies: 23
Views: 2551

Re: December 21-January 1 Reruns

In Re the Tuesday game, "Michael Falk wins his first game". I don't recall his name as one of the J! heavyweights, but I would put that teaser in third place behind: 1) The Muppets present a category, just one day after the first "Muppet Night Football" broadcast. (MNF was a hoot, and I'm glad I did...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3838

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Devon looks like a young Alex and that has to be intentional Absolutely my first thought - surely he grew the porn star mustache just for his show appearance :lol: . It's weird how men's facial hair cycles run, maybe the Al Queda look has run it's course and we'll recycle back to the Fu Manchu. Jus...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The correct response, What is No Jeopardy?
Replies: 18
Views: 2186

Re: The correct response, What is No Jeopardy?

eta- Google has gifted me with uninvited links: https://tvanswerman.com/2020/12/18/dish-vs-nexstar-an-update/ looks like it will be a long haul :( I posted a similar thread about Nexstar the day after this one because I was behind on the threads and didn't recognize the subject as being related :oop...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3838

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Twelvefootgirl said Hallmark as a Pavlovish response. I pondered Macy's and Woolworth's and decided the latter was too arcane. I KISS'ed it with Hallmark, and told the nearest roadrunner :). I'll have to see wtf "yacht rock" is. I am the worst baby boomer ever, I knew those groups' names and a coupl...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Notable notes: Two JBL'ers are moving up from E to D - Bamaman got first in (redacted for dox reasons), and twelvefootbro got 5th in Taiga. twelvefootsis2 just missed promotion one notch behind in 6th. Ecological balance is restored as two JBL'ers moved down a notch. I am trading places with twelve...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 17, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Congrats to morbeedo for winning the third edition of the JBoardLite rundle . :mrgreen: morbeedo led the whole quintmester and finished with a 16-4-5 record for 34 points ClassicRoadster closed the points gap on MD23 and MD24 but couldn't break through the MPD tiebreaker advantage and finished with ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 15, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I have an outside shot at winning my rundle. Yes, it is E, but a win is a win. On the other hand, I don’t think I am assured of finishing in the top six and getting promoted. Registration for the MLs is now open. I like your odds, if you tank today, it still takes 5 wins of the six below you to bum...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 12, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I had no guess for the Teamsters president, so I just threw up the only Teamsters president I could name: Hoffa. It proved crucial, as I ended up tying my opponent 9(6)-9(6). I tried in vain to come up with Frank Fitzsimmons, although the timeline wasn't copacetic. I answered some Scottish name ins...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I got two points for the Waldheim question. Also, I really overthought the irrational number question and thought that is was transcendental numbers specifically. As much as I love me some e and pi , I haven't figured out why transcendental numbers need special status on the number line. I ruled th...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Think!" piano tutorial
Replies: 1
Views: 356

Re: "Think!" piano tutorial

Thanks for sharing this. I didn't know about this HD piano website / format. I play by ear and I may be able to up my game a little by getting a little more variety in my left hand. I'm basically between the first and second level and have all the fun I need without working at it. Hammer may have to...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

My coin toss / change my first guess losing streak continues. I started with Sidney Opera House, but Sidney Harbor and knowledge waters bothered me. 1973 sounded perfect for World Trade Center (and it was, having opened in 1973), and a little old for the Opera House. The Gateway Arch wasn't a bad gu...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

JboardLite rundle standings, stats for the 4th quinticle........ ClassicRoadster took control from morbeedo on MD16 and held for 3 days. A 15 for 18 run the last three days puts morbeedo back on top with 30 points to CR's 29. Armandillo is back at 25 and still mathematically in the race. Bamaman is ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nexstar Media Group local channels gone from Dish (corrected title)
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Re: Nexstar Media Group local channels gone from Dish and DirecTV

The subject line might be inaccurate, but I was told that the issue applied to DirecTV as well as Dish Network. Nexstar channels are gone from Dish only. A different group of local stations, Tegna, is currently gone from DirecTV (as well as AT&T's other video services). When CBS's owned-and-operate...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Nexstar Media Group local channels gone from Dish (corrected title)
Replies: 4
Views: 453

Nexstar Media Group local channels gone from Dish (corrected title)

disclaimer: this post is only J! related in that I no longer can DVR it and therefore am relegated to the archive for the present. The subject line might be inaccurate, but I was told that the issue applied to DirecTV as well as Dish Network. (eta - my informant was the local station rep - clearly w...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Anyone else think this has been a particularly easy season? Unless the questions get dramatically harder, I'm on pace to break my all-time TCA by 7 points. It would be a definite outlier. A little. I'm on pace for 96 TCA, which is one short of my high and 9 over my average. Down here on the dumb en...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13497

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

GOLF hole?!?! The oldest surviving of a certain type of hole still in use in the United States is widely believed to be in the West Virginia town of White Sulphur Springs, and dates from 1884. What type of hole is it? This is a good question, but the clue needs some work, ergo, 10% get rate. Obviou...