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by Lefty
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! hosting plans post Alex
Replies: 10
Views: 1094

Re: J! hosting plans post Alex

leszekp wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:48 pm
"We will resume production on 11/30 with a series of interim guest hosts from the Jeopardy! family – starting with Ken Jennings. Additional guest hosts to be announced."
May November 30 prove luckier for Ken this time!
by Lefty
Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2129

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was debating between Cordell Hull and Marshall and went with Hull as felt a better fit for the word peace (~ UN) and the category (longest serving Sec. of State). I can live with this miss but I agree with the previous post. When in doubt, go with the simpler option. I hate clues like this when no ...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 23, 2020 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Looks like Thorsten is taking off the entire Thanksgiving week. Had I known, I wouldn't have checked the page just now (I try not to look at Friday's results until I have a chance to redeem myself). But I did actually manage an ugly win (at least, it wasn't conventionally beautiful), as my opponent...
by Lefty
Sun Nov 22, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/16/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 912

Re: FJs for the 11/16/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :( :( --- I'd say there's a hint of an L sound in my "calm" and maybe that's all, though I do hear it in "calving", "behalving" and "salmonella". It often takes me a while to sort Greek and Latin roots, but when I thought about Spanish ...
by Lefty
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2156

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't like the wording of the clue for which the correct response was "wastes". Mercury and asbestos are not wastes, per se. I would have been happier with the clue if it had ended, "...these, which might contain asbestos or mercury". That's a good point. For me the difficulty was more simple, a...
by Lefty
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2561

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Potpourri was a strange category. Never heard of either person in the $200 clue, and filling in "Na Na Hey Hey" seemed overvalued unless they were hoping to trap someone into forgetting the "hey"s and just going for "Na Na Na Na." (Whatever, I'll take the extra $800 Coryat.) I suspect that some clu...
by Lefty
Wed Nov 18, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2195

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bageled on Voiceovers & Crime Dramas. :x ^_^/ . Though I was proud to come up with "Emily Blunt" as a guess for EB. Playing top-to-bottom from the Archive, I guessed Agatha Christie (thinking they wanted a human) rather than Orient Express. It turns out that she was born in 1890, but her own metaph...
by Lefty
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

On the play, the first thought that came into my mind was 'Waiting for Godot'. But then I saw 'English-language debut' and thought that wouldn't have been a distinction for a Beckett play, so I wracked my brain to come up with another answer that would've been written in another language. Maybe you...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4447
Views: 667411

Re: Reretaken Down

Has anyone else got this email? It's obviously a fraught decision and I wouldn't like to rush in without consulting with the most informed opinion. But do please note the tight deadline. Postscript: edited out personally identifying info. Again, that deadline. Maybe I can apply for an extension, as ...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2033

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of Eugene Finerman's unarchived games featured an FJ something like "Renaissance man, 'he snatched lightning from the heavens and the scepter* from tyrants'". I think I got that one, and I definitely got this one. * I'm not actually sure how they spelled "scepter" but I'd hate to think that upwa...
by Lefty
Mon Nov 16, 2020 7:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

"Chicken pox" party for me. And I also went with "dog distemper".
by Lefty
Fri Nov 13, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2076

Re: Friday, November 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't think they'd say "monument" twice to ask for Washington Monument, so...the Minuteman statue (1874, as it turns out. And rendered as "Minute Man", though still pronounced as the unit of time). I did run the yearbook pics cat from the archive. I hope I'd have done as well if I'd looked at the...
by Lefty
Thu Nov 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

3 MCW (petroglyph, ren and stimpy, lincoln) must take more time must take more time must take more time Ren and Stimpy were my immediate reaction, but deeper thought paid off. Since they are a dog and a cat, "not even human" should be enough to explain why they aren't role models. The fact that the...
by Lefty
Wed Nov 11, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2378

Re: Wednesday, November 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It took me well over 30 seconds to talk myself out of my first instinct, so I'm counting this as a get. But their choice of "birthday" over "anniversary" had me (eventually) looking for something pregnancy-related. Annie Leibovitz and Fran Lebowitz are distressingly similar names, but "LEE-bo-vits" ...
by Lefty
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Q5. Never heard of egg cream, is this a regional (non-New England or non-Southern) thing? Went with cream soda. I got this from MST3K (episode: Squirm). The guy who ordered it is from New York, but it's also a 1976 movie so maybe not regional but ...era-al? time-al? Definitely a New York thing and ...
by Lefty
Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020
Replies: 362
Views: 13511

Re: Learned League 87 -- Nov/Dec 2020

Given my Bronx location, I was surprised to be given 3 for Joe DiMaggio. I mean, that's a field goal right there. I feel for the LLama who reported a miss on the Austen question for giving a wrong last name. "First name only" might have been too leading, but had the Q asked simply for the book's tit...
by Lefty
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4447
Views: 667411

Re: Reretaken Down

Was Jeopardy just introducing its new host in Philadelphia today? I couldn't quite make out the text:

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by Lefty
Sat Nov 07, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/2/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 709

Re: FJs for the 11/2/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( ---- :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: ---- The three countries came to me in an instant, but the instant was slow to arrive. My high school Spanish only went up to the wrist. I've seen Princess Bride just once, and in the theatre, so I probably slept through much of it.
by Lefty
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2339

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think this FJ was written mainly for the home audience. I did better with this one that asked only for two of three 5-letter state capitals. I suppose they felt these were three famous European countries but three rather obscure state capitals, as if a Jeopardy player would make such a distinction.
by Lefty
Wed Nov 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2339

Re: Wednesday, November 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

[Edited to ask: am I "overdoing it" with spoiler tags? I am surprised to see that a couple of posts above mine give away the FJ answer, which I thought wasn't something to do here, especially before an episode has aired everywhere.] Typically TheFJguy's post follows the two placeholders by the Arch...