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by davey
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/20/12 week
Replies: 35
Views: 5336

Re: FJs for the 2/20/12 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( As often in the past, geography was my downfall. Afghanistan was my first thought, but I didn't think they'd be repeating an FJ question one week apart. Even without that, I might have rejected it. I went with China/Tibet.. Don't thin...
by davey
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 10762

Re: Friday, February 24, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't consider something someone wrote in a book or other written material to be a quote. To me, a quote is something someone said. Not that it would have helped, but I think FJ should have called it "a famous line from one of his books". The US Copyright Office would disagree regarding your firs...
by davey
Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16850

Re: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

My biggest issue is with the inconsistency with which people bastardize the language in the name of inclusion. Why does somebody who finds 'chairman' offensive have no problem with 'manager'? Brian It never occurred to me that syllable was related to gender until you mentioned it now. If the word w...
by davey
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16850

Re: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

A little late on posting this, but on the Ron Kovic question, I believe Alex mispronounced the name too. Kovic, has a "ch" sound at the end. I wonder if someone had come up with that response if they would have been given credit. Nope - he pronounces it with a hard "c." See this video- http://www.y...
by davey
Sat Feb 25, 2012 5:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16850

Re: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

My biggest issue is with the inconsistency with which people bastardize the language in the name of inclusion. Why does somebody who finds 'chairman' offensive have no problem with 'manager'? Brian It never occurred to me that syllable was related to gender until you mentioned it now. If the word w...
by davey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 12715

Re: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still don't understand the Satie clue. Gymnopedies...Nocturnes...Gnossiennes...I would have guessed any of these before "opus" (no offense, opusthepenguin). But I believe there are only 3 Gymnopedies, and they ARE known as numbers 1, 2, & 3, violating the premise of the question. I was momentaril...
by davey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 12715

Re: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even after visiting Wikipedia, I'm still not entirely sure about the $1,000 clue, so I'm going to post it here so someone smart can explain to us. "In giving his compositions these numbers, Erik Satie started with 62 instead of 1" Alex so butchered his explanation of the answer, that I'm not even s...
by davey
Mon Feb 20, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 12715

Re: Monday, February 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

No French painters even came to mind. I did not know Monet was a gardener. I didn't know he did the gardening himself, but I knew some of his most famous paintings were of the gardens at Giverny. Still, when the clue came up, Giverny popped into my head, but it took a good 10 seconds to recall the ...
by davey
Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 10943

Re: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Addams Family began as cartoons? I did not know this. Major, major, MAJOR adaptation displacement there. How the hell she did not get pumice? That was one of the four I actually got right in that round. My mojo was really thrown off by the first four categories being way out of my league, then ...
by davey
Sun Feb 19, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/13/12 week
Replies: 33
Views: 4610

Re: FJs for the 2/13/12 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Never thought this could happen in a week with 2 Geography-related FJs, often a bete noire of mine. But I thought these were easy...Not much hesitation about the other three either...Well, the first name that popped into...
by davey
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 10943

Re: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would accept The Comedy Network. The category didn't say anything about having to be the network the show originated on, did it? Since they accepted ESPN AND ABC for "Monday Night Football," I think it's all right. Jane Austen is such an old standby on J! - not too much thought required for that ...
by davey
Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 10943

Re: Friday, February 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Phonetic, though, is "coop dee grayse", which might not be accepted. The only difference between what the contestant said (which syncs up with what I usually hear) and what TRD (sorry, but SotH doesn't have the same ring to it, I hope that's OK with you) says is a faint "s" sound at the end, which ...
by davey
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 10842

Re: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw Papillon on the big screen in 1973. Have seen it several times on tv since. Excellent movie - Dustin Hoffman and Steve McQueen acting a screenplay by Dalton Trumbo. yeah, I'm a little surprised by the general indifference to the film displayed here. It's brilliant, and in fact earns a rare 8....
by davey
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Central), January 18, 2012
Replies: 193
Views: 60119

Re: .

....I'm talking about a different scenario, in which he "aces" the test online and doesn't even pass the in-person version. My speculation is that no matter how good he looked in the other areas (appearance, energy, ability to generate interest, etc.), the CCs would be reluctant to pick him because...
by davey
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 13749

Re: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't know about anybody else, but just the thought of "Lobster" anywhere near "Hummer" makes me wince...
by davey
Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 14461

Re: Monday, February 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was somehow thinking it'd be a document of some sort. Rosetta Stone. Some ancient findings needing translation. The Bible is more of a "document" - a collection of documents - than is the Rosetta Stone, which is...a stone. They didn't actually have "books" when the Bible was written. Have you hea...
by davey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/6/12 week
Replies: 30
Views: 5404

Re: FJs for the 2/6/12 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

12-game FJ streak ended Friday. Longest in forever.
by davey
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 15279

Re: Friday, February 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tough break for Matt, missing that derby DD. I hesitated, because I thought for a second they wanted an actual race like Preakness/Belmont, but the bit about the hat sealed it. . The Derby - as others have said, usually pronounced Darby in England - IS an actual race, the Derby Stakes, run each yea...
by davey
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 15878

Re: Monday, February 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

But for all we know he changed his name from cheeseguytyan to avoid ethnic stereotyping, and this is part of the cover-up... By the way, did you know that a traditional Armenian cheese is a string cheese? I don't know what to make of that, but after string cheese was evoked in an odd WAG in this gam...
by davey
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 15878

Re: Monday, February 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

JyV92 wrote:
Bogosian was even better known (ok in some circles) for his play, then movie, TALK RADIO.
Only the best circles...and before he wrote plays he did solo evenings of kick-ass monologues like "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll..."