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by Lefty
Sat Feb 06, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1630

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today's Ken moments: Nothing added on the Scottish poet clue other than, "Right". Tampico not said as "Tam-PEE-koe" but more like "TAM-puh-koe" For Burns, maybe he couldn't decide between these two options. If so, let me recommend the latter. As for TAM-pi-co, it seems to be analogous to PEE-ru Ind...
by Lefty
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1619

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

Thanks to the dentist numbing my mouth and delaying my lunch, all done early: I had a 9:00 appointment and got home at 10:01 just as Gina was being introduced. It was very close to being the time to send out the Bat Signal for a pinch hitter to archive the game. I think you meant to link this: http...
by Lefty
Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1606

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also got all but the DD in There's a Word for That. The wording just didn't mesh for me. I thought that "take the blame" meant "voluntarily accept that you are being blamed", whereas "scapegoat" means "you are the one being blamed, regardless of whether or not you did it". Anyone else have that dis...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1375

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

I legit liked Myrlin's custom monogrammed top. More of us should wear our initials. It used to be a thing, especially for men on their shirt pockets (although usually understated). You don't see it too much anymore. There's the privacy thing Bamaman mentions, but three-word names have also come to ...
by Lefty
Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/25/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 667

Re: FJs for the 1/25/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- :( :( :mrgreen: ---- Algeria and Monaco both helped on the Med clue. So did the recent FJ about the pilot who flew across. We used to have on the wall a painting from a painting, by my grandmother. We weren't quite sure whether it was of Custer ...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2174

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:21 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Jan 30, 2021 5:37 pm
Was there supposed to be an image there?
No, that is a social media thing, where the typer knows that typing a description is enough to evoke in the reader the image of an animated gif, saving the typer the trouble of trying to find the gif.
Yet another miracle of this modern age.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2174

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not good for me as I sheeped with the contestants in having nothing better occur to me other than common Irish counties such as Clare and Cork. The name I tried to recall, but was nowhere near was Ulster. I realize you didn't mention this to show off your knowledge, but I don't think a county can r...
by Lefty
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2147

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

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:57 pm

Frida and Trotsky? Who knew! I had no idea so I said Kandinsky
I did, or at least, I had an inkling, thanks to this old FJ.
by Lefty
Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1690

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are there many pop songs about cicadas?...I ask merely for information....I'm not great with pop music...Witness: I had no idea on this clue. Not that I know of but that's not a bad thing, because it means that no one who does know "1999" should be thrown off track, while those who don't know it ha...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1690

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No TOM, just something you had to know. Seems jarringly out of place in the top box. Poll request? The onomatopoeia in the name is the TOM. Nice. Sure hadn't thought of that. I liked the FJ clue, not that anyone's dissed it here. The symmetry at 17 years on each end, plus the false lead of cicadas....
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25751

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

Didn't there use to be a poster with the handle "playforthetie"? I haven't noticed him around lately.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25751

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

I can imagine this clue in a future "rhyme time" category: Shell-collecting cancer doctor.

This probably wasn't worth another post, but there it is.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25751

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

I'm not asking anyone else to do research that I'm too lazy to do but at the same time, I am too lazy to research the history of tiebreaker FJs. I suspect they may tend to be easier, to avoid drawing the game out too long. This is a good start for research: http://www.j-archive.com/help.php#tiebrea...
by Lefty
Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25751

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

I'm not asking anyone else to do research that I'm too lazy to do but at the same time, I am too lazy to research the history of tiebreaker FJs. I suspect they may tend to be easier, to avoid drawing the game out too long. Before anyone else wastes a bunch of time, the speed of sound decreases as al...
by Lefty
Wed Jan 20, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 2042

Re: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last time Caligula/Nero come up as a response I missed it and decided to figure it out or use a mnemonic. So that worked.. So? Did you figure something out? Do you have a mnemonic you’d like to share? I used the mnemonic “All Tigers Can Claw Now” to remember the order of Augustus/Tiberius/Caligula/...
by Lefty
Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 998

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ---- The 21st is a tough century for me. I try to keep up on Oscar winners, but as for tracking what films made how much money and when, my whirlwind, high-octane lifestyle doesn't really allow. I was happy to come up with 1917 a...
by Lefty
Tue Jan 05, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2980

Re: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

hegira was a horrible clue. Who's not going to be negbaited with hajj? :x Was Brayden trying to say Eton? Recorded in the archives as Eden. :idea: The Battle of Jericho was won on the playing fields of Eden. Nothing wrong with the hegira clue. It was appropriate for the bottom row (unlike "what col...
by Lefty
Wed Dec 30, 2020 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I did a little research because I wanted to make a joke about Bejamin being a different name, but lo and behold, it is actually a different name! https://www.babycenter.com/baby-names-bejamin-508075.htm I've also done a bit of research, and the following information has been culled from various sit...
by Lefty
Wed Dec 30, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week
Replies: 41
Views: 5564

Re: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week

Does bold mean I got them last time? If so, I missed lyre (and did again just now) and the sisters (got them this time; must have gone with the Gishes before). Among the extras, no way was I getting turban either time. I got the other two last time but didn't understand the "King of Queen" category ...
by Lefty
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, December 9, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I almost switched to Bejamin Franklin since I didn't recognize Shadwell. I worried that for TJ the home should be Monticello. But I knew Jefferson sold a ton of books to the Library of Congress, so I figured I was safer sticking with him. When the first guess was revealed, it was Franklin and was r...