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by davey
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1678

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Too many Chicago based medical shows...I correctly ruled out ER and decided to try my luck with Hope. The clues in that category that were present tense are still on the air, ones that aren't were past tense. The Chicago clue was present tense, so as far as I know there was only one choice. Or at l...
by davey
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1678

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:07 pm
Anyone else reminded of "One Week" by Barenaked Ladies with the Burt Kaempfurt clue? :lol:
I was annoyed that they only played 3 seconds after Richards stopped speaking, I just recognized it when time was called...
by davey
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1678

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I never watched House and didn't know those details, but I knew the premise was that he was a diagnostician figuring diseases out, so that was enough for the clue...(Though I was lucky to recall the name...I blanked on the more current Good Doctor...) I hesitated a few seconds on FJ, remembering Tap...
by davey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/15/21 week
Replies: 16
Views: 358

Re: FJs for the 2/15/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :o :( :( :mrgreen: Yikes! A struggling FJ week. I said Taj Mahal but I knew it couldn't be right...Missing the Iceland clue was a low moment...Thank goodness for August Wilson. I've seen every play in his Century cycle at least once, though I missed the Broadway Jitney. I'd seen a...
by davey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Honestly, if you don’t know the specific name of a poem there’s no reason to buzz in. You’re not going to figure it out if you don’t know it. I thought it was consistent but very strict to not take spark for sparks. but there are sports teams with singular names and those with plural names and them...
by davey
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1811

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sure, got Samuel Barber...if only it had been the FJ! I was not in sync with the FJ writers much this week...I'm interested to know if posters were aware of the law change (the kind of thing that would be great slipped into the Current Events thread, even if it got lost among the tombstones.. :roll:...
by davey
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1523

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I managed to confuse William Jennings Bryan with William Jennings Bryan. I thought I remembered him as the gold standard guy, but then I thought was he was the Scopes Monkey Trial guy? But he couldn't have been both, could he, given the timing? Is the Monkey trial guy a different three-named guy? O...
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:56 pm


How many people can recognize a haddock by sight? That seemed tough.
I just went for the first fish I thought of with a double consonant. I figured it wasn't a herring, but otherwise, the picture didn't do much.
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Honestly, if you don’t know the specific name of a poem there’s no reason to buzz in. You’re not going to figure it out if you don’t know it. I thought it was consistent but very strict to not take spark for sparks. but there are sports teams with singular names and those with plural names and them...
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Wray wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Since Ken knows everything in the world, I assume he knows what a volley is, but maybe not since he implied that that response was wrong because of the number of letters.
I imagine his point was that it wasn't a great guess.
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of cake, what was up with negging Epiphany for the King Cake associated celebration that culminates on Fat Tuesday? That was the correct response--more correct than Mardi Gras, which doesn't culminate on Fat Tuesday. It is Fat Tuesday. I can see a case for accepting Mardi Gras, grudgingly....
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Honestly, I thought the date alone -- the Taj Mahal is from the mid 1600's -- should be enough to exclude it. To me, that's what made it plausible. I imagined a scenario where the Brits conquered that region, discovered the building, and tried to figure out what to name it. But then again, the Taj ...
by davey
Tue Feb 16, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the clue in the "AU" category: "One painter artistically applied fine strokes to the canvas; another used these unskilled strokes" I said "Fauvist" instead of daubs. I feel like "wild beast" strokes is passable for "unskilled" strokes. Judges? ------------ They didn't have any sports categories...
by davey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From the OED definition for bang - 1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare. 1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly. I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is... Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it ...
by davey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have little doubt that's the only time August Wilson and Stephen Sondheim have been confused for each other... :roll:
by davey
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1530

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ: Who the hell is August Wilson? Someone you need to know for J! purposes. #8259, aired 2020-10-15 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1200: The future of a family heirloom is at the heart of "The Piano Lesson", which earned him his second Pulitzer Prize #8216, aired 2020-05-18 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: Frederick Augu...
by davey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2290

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Continuing to go through the episodes of The Crown - not exactly binging - I was struck by how much in the LBJ episode called "Margaretology," even more than the one with JFK, led to the correct response here. Spoilers for The Crown- First, the Brits express scorn for the idea that LBJ was sick for ...
by davey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/8/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 550

Re: FJs for the 2/8/21 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil:
:( :( :mrgreen:
Just blanked on Diogenes' name, as well as the capital of Croatia. I needed more time to get to hippo (but only because it made sense as "large amphibious mammal"). I often mix up rhino and hippo...but I don't mix up Thoreau with Emerson.
by davey
Sat Feb 13, 2021 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1644

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's the symbol for an unstressed vowel, such as the middle one in the word "je-pər-dē" This is just wrong. Lots of unstressed vowels are not schwas -- for instance, the last vowel of that very word they used as an example. Secondary stress. :P Take the comma out of the clue and it's giving an exam...