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by Lefty
Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1034

Re: Monday, November 23, 2009 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Make it five who'd never heard that meaning of "peach", except perhaps for the first time I saw this episode.
by Lefty
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/21/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: FJs for the 12/21/20 week

Not sure how the German accent would have helped; the category was literally GERMAN AMERICANS. "German Americans" need not imply German-born How widespread is this usage? This particular FJ is the only instance of GERMAN AMERICANS I found in the archive, but I found one example of Irish Americans a...
by Lefty
Sat Dec 26, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/21/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 822

Re: FJs for the 12/21/20 week

Not sure how the German accent would have helped; the category was literally GERMAN AMERICANS. "German Americans" need not imply German-born, and neither Ehrlichman nor Haldeman spoke with a foreign accent. Kissinger did (and probably still does). It definitely helped me at the time. :mrgreen: :mrg...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 24, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lance Armstrong yesterday, Roman Polanski today...a lot of these people's reputations have gone in interesting directions Polanski's was pretty well established already by 2007. As for Armstrong, he had already told us "It's Not About the Bike". I liked the Supreme Court cat. Santa Claus will be ha...
by Lefty
Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1565

Re: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I actually do pretty well with very old films, but have not heard of "Sidewalks of New York". I'm guessing you were supposed to extrapolate the movie title from the song (albeit the 1894 song). Looking it up now, I see the movie was the biggest box office success of all Buster Keaton's films, thoug...
by Lefty
Tue Dec 22, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1565

Re: Tuesday, April 4, 2006 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was some discussion last time about Alex's reading the clue in a German accent, though he dropped it about halfway through, if I remember right. He reportedly said afterward that he became suddenly concerned about leading the contestants. Falk said that he was so focused on reading that he did...
by Lefty
Mon Dec 21, 2020 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 14, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1707

Re: Thursday, October 14, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had the outcome spoiled for me, but this was still fun to watch. I wonder if K.C. remembers what she was thinking on DD3. She decided to lose right then and there by betting too little to get past half Ken's score even if she picks up the $3600 left on the board. Alex even says, "You know what yo...
by Lefty
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4447
Views: 667430

Re: Reretaken Down

I was just playing this Sporcle quiz: https://www.sporcle.com/games/MSUKent/put-a-name-to-a-face-iii and now I've got a question. Why did Noël Coward pronounce his first name with only one syllable or am I wrong about the pronunciation? The presence of the ë would suggest it should be pronounced No...
by Lefty
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3844

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

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:02 pm

What, you figure all us flightless types are pals? Lat time I talked to a road runner was when ACME left a package on my front porch that was supposed to go somewhere else.

But you got the last five words right, so... partial credit.
"If I'd thought of the right response I'd have said".
by Lefty
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 3844

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

Surprised they didn't place a "Gloria" cat to the left of "In excelsis deo". I'm wondering though if it's written up correctly in the archive? It's not In "excelsis deo'? I ask because this way seems more logical and because the letter N actually does not appear in any answers. Of the bottom-row clu...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 17, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2506

Re: Thursday, December 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ would have played much better if the category name itself eliminated English plays. I can see people spending a lot time thinking of Shakespearean characters with an unusual face/nose/mouth given the language in the clue. I agree that that is a good idea for any quote-dependent clue. Congrat...
by Lefty
Wed Dec 16, 2020 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I'm looking forward to joining y'all next season. It's been a really good rookie campaign, although based on what I'm hearing, I happened to luck into one of the easiest seasons in recent memory. I'll be playing in a B rundle next time around (anybody else here in Fjord?), so I may not be this sang...
by Lefty
Sat Dec 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/7/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 804

Re: FJs for the 12/7/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- I found Tuesday's clue odd and and not too helpful. I chose Socrates as more of a joker than Jesus, but the actual sentence had nothing to do with his proposal (hemlock not constituting a meal by itself). I could spell ...
by Lefty
Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2984

Re: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree with you in principle, but this seems to be analogous to accepting Alice in Wonderland or The Wizard of Oz as a book title: it's wrong, but it's such a common mistake that it would be overly tricky/picky (even for J!) not to accept it. This case is arguably worse since Appomattox is some ot...
by Lefty
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 2984

Re: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since, evidently, none of the three knew the answer to FJ, I'm disappointed none said "I don't know what it is, but it is gonna be great". Happy they added "humorously" to the Julia Child clue. I frequently miss out on humor because I'm not told it's there. I'm often thought of as dour and buttoned-...
by Lefty
Fri Dec 11, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Rough day for me. I'd heard of "stans", but I assumed it was a play on Tajiki"stan", Turkmeni"stan", etc. I answered "shade", as in "throwing shade" (on the other side), after the only Eminem composition I remember having heard of. My mother used to sew, but I never really talked sewing with her. I ...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 10, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2622

Re: Thursday, December 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bratislava is also notable for bordering, or very nearly bordering, two foreign countries. Is it now called the "Wayne Brady paradox"? I may need to update my files. I needed more verbiage to get "flavor profile" but I found the other four clues excessive in their prolixity. Could they not have writ...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 10, 2020 7:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I know there's usually more to those movie questions than remembering what won the Best Picture Oscar that year, but I was still hopeful because Southampton is on the waterfront after all.
by Lefty
Tue Dec 08, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

I felt pretty sure about Charlotte and not particularly about the rules. I suspect that a "first and last" requirement would have convinced many to go with Anne, a la that recent Anna Freud question. I wavered but in the end I felt pretty good about the Vatican, figuring Fellini had a strong identif...