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by Fishercat
Thu Feb 13, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 7625

Re: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was admittedly rooting for Kenesha (great personality/energy), but it was solid otherwise. Couldn't find anywhere else to really go on that FJ, so luckily "pick the obvious" continues to be a good FJ strategy in the college tourney. First a Fitz & The Tantrums reference, and tonight a Haim pickup!...
by Fishercat
Wed Feb 12, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 124
Views: 12806

Re: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I grew up in New Hampshire, and I had never heard of Rattlesnake Hill, or the name of the family. The "granite" in the clue was the only tipoff. EDIT: I *also* thought Cameron looked like Seth MacFarlane. Hey Mark, is there any way this could be in this week's poll? Granite was the tip off, but lik...
by Fishercat
Tue Feb 11, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'll just leave that up there as a support to my point. I made a genuine effort to explain my point of view. You respond with that. How about we mutually block each other and move on with our lives.
by Fishercat
Tue Feb 11, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'll just say one more thing about this FJ in general. In the last college tournament, 2/3 got a geography question (FJ) with only seven potential answers wrong. 90% of this board got it right (based on MB's poll), and most of the early conversation centered around what TPH might have said to the qu...
by Fishercat
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 178: Countdown
Replies: 102
Views: 11626

Re: TD 178: Countdown

Missed this one, but I would have Camused out of it too.

But I would have joined TJconn on the Dorm Daze, so for one shining moment, my score would be great. (Would Dorm Daze 2 have been accepted on appeal, even as a straight to video?)

Great questions.
by Fishercat
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you said at the beginning what you said right now, I wouldn't have said a thing. It's when go snide in response to my post (I'm sorry...), express disbelief no one knew it, and then claim that Sicily might be the most distinctive island in the world (when I can show that, based on the island its...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm pretty sure I get what you're saying. I'm pretty sure you're being obtuse for the sake of being obtuse and that you made an incorrect statement that you tried to push away by being obtuse. Stunningly, people can make mistakes on island geography. Who knew. So, it's obtuse to say off the top of ...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seriously, I don't know if there is a more distinctive island anywhere in the world. Brian No relativism to the location (that was in your response to the FJ clue, not the shape of Sicily). What did I say about the shape of Sicily? Brian Are you for fucking real? You mock the contestants for not kn...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seriously, I don't know if there is a more distinctive island anywhere in the world. Brian No relativism to the location (that was in your response to the FJ clue, not the shape of Sicily). What did I say about the shape of Sicily? Brian Are you for fucking real? You mock the contestants for not kn...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

bpmod wrote:
Seriously, I don't know if there is a more distinctive island anywhere in the world.

Brian
No relativism to the location (the relativism of the location was in your response to the FJ clue, not the shape of Sicily, which that quote was about).
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Seriously, I don't know if there is a more distinctive island anywhere in the world. I think this is the key here. The island is distinctive only if you've seen it before. This FJ, to me, seemed purely to be "know it or don't" based on the shape of the island. Obviously I don't remember exactly how...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You can go to Sporcle for this one. 29.2% of quiztakers could identify Sicily based purely on its shape. This was 12th on the 20 islands they asked about, below Borneo and slightly above Crete. GB, Madagascar, Iceland, Ireland, Greenland, and Cuba polled well ahead, among others. On its own, sure, ...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think that the board is being pretty harsh on the college students. Islands is a pretty broad category, and the most recent Sicily Eruption may or may not have been news at the time (I could easily see someone missing that it erupted recently, and if you don't know that you're probably going else...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 158
Views: 14123

Re: Monday, February 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I think that the board is being pretty harsh on the college students. Islands is a pretty broad category, and the most recent Sicily Eruption may or may not have been news at the time (I could easily see someone missing that it erupted recently, and if you don't know that you're probably going elsew...
by Fishercat
Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Toughest FJs 9/16/13 - 12/27/13
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: Toughest FJs 9/16/13 - 12/27/13

I think if there was an issue with the Life of Pi question, specifically the proof of God part, is that is was stated pretty outright in the movie. The reporter went there because he was told there was a story that would make him believe in God. And closer to the end... They do a quick substitution ...
by Fishercat
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Toughest FJs 9/16/13 - 12/27/13
Replies: 20
Views: 2472

Re: Toughest FJs 9/16/13 - 12/27/13

I went with the Gossip Girl question for the same reasons as LG. No problem choosing Swift as the winner of the poll, especially with those percentages, but you can really wind down the potential number of artists if you remember the effect of digital downloads/singles on the Top 40 and thus include...
by Fishercat
Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 10044

Re: Monday, January 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Julie's great. Can't wait to see where she goes from here, a very impressive debut. The Mankini FJ answer is a fantastic Soup reference. Way to nearly guarantee yourself more screen time. The wagers were all good too, which was a nice change of pace. Got FJ so at least I won't strike out this week. ...
by Fishercat
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 85
Views: 9282

Re: Monday, January 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex's accent totally threw me off on Argo. Great job Sarah! I held my breath for a second when you rang in on the last clue and risked your lock. I was also at the academy, which I knew made zero sense, but I was stuck. The accent actually helped me. :) And I'd seen Pitch Perfect weeks before, but...
by Fishercat
Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 115
Views: 10352

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd like to make fun of the Clemens question, but it was kinda tricky for that round and Sarah would wipe the floor with me. Of note, Schilling wasn't eligible for the HoF in 2013, so that was my hint (with the games won) to go earlier. 2013 was the first year on the ballot for both Clemens and Sch...
by Fishercat
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 115
Views: 10352

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd like to make fun of the Clemens question, but it was kinda tricky for that round and Sarah would wipe the floor with me.

Of note, Schilling wasn't eligible for the HoF in 2013, so that was my hint (with the games won) to go earlier.