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by davey
Sat Jan 30, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2151

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why is a plugged nickel "colorful"? I'd call it mundane. It's a real object that's not worth anything. Since every player is expected to understand J!-speak, I don't think they'd "have" to accept it. Doesn't matter. Rule is if it fits the clue, it's allowable, and colorful is not a strong enough pi...
by davey
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2151

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also said “plugged nickel” for the coin $1200 clue; nickel is used as a color name, but somehow I think TPTB would not accept it :( I marked it wrong at the time, but I intended to go back and double check the wording in case I missed another pin. In this case they'd have to accept it; colorful i...
by davey
Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2151

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The phrase "no quarter" was in the news in the summer of 2020 when Sen. Tom Cotton used it in referring to events in Portland and elsewhere. It was quite controversial. To keep this non-political, I'll link to an article in popculture.com- https://popculture.com/trending/news/senator-tom-cotton-no-q...
by davey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2102

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also painful - Papa's Got A Bran New Bag. Ken actually said, "I'm gonna need your help finishing it". If they had given the "d" in the clue, could they have counted it? I imagine it's a case of the heebie-jeebies that caused Jill to freeze, and I could see anyone new to the show doing that, too. Ye...
by davey
Fri Jan 29, 2021 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2102

Re: Thursday, January 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What's the preferred pronunciation for stone of scone? I'm pretty sure I heard Jill say Schoon. I've been pronouncing it like the baked good. Google has a pronunciation like the baked good but I'm not sure how Scottish their algorithm is. I'm going with Schoon: https://youtu.be/lYvC0TgtVEs?t=112 If...
by davey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1802

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Epic fail for me on FJ...I could not remember Hickok's last name, I couldn't make the obvious Montana connection... :roll: For the first one, I wonder if they'd have accepted just Wild Bill. It's a good question. To be honest, I couldn't remember his first name (with proper epithet) either. All I h...
by davey
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1802

Re: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always remember that Patrick Henry was a member of the House of Burgesses, a uniquely Virginian name for the legislature. (I've long thought it's where he gave his famous speech, but apparently not...it was before the "Second Virginia Convention".. :oops: ) Epic fail for me on FJ...I could not rem...
by davey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4239
Views: 635759

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Hammer has a point...All the presidents for decades have spent a lot of time on Air Force One... :roll:
Jonathan Alter's new biography of Carter emphasizes, I've heard, that Carter grew up in Archery, GA, not Plains... :geek:
by davey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4445
Views: 665317

Re: Reretaken Down

I'm wondering if Wheel made a mistake tonight. The puzzle was _EIGE SL_C_S. I would swear that the contestant was saying something like "beige slocks",but they deemed she said the correct answer. What makes me doubt it is that when the puzzle was revealed, she sounded like she said "or those". Weir...
by davey
Wed Jan 27, 2021 6:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1669

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lefty wrote:
Wed Jan 27, 2021 12:45 am


I liked the FJ clue, not that anyone's dissed it here. The symmetry at 17 years on each end, plus the false lead of cicadas. Well conceived.

Are there many pop songs about cicadas?...I ask merely for information....I'm not great with pop music...Witness: I had no idea on this clue.
by davey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2012

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since I have trouble visualizing the world map in my head, I'm particularly proud of getting this FJ, just by picking the largest and smallest countries that I thought were on the Mediterranean...I was far from sure about Algeria especially...Whew!
by davey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

CailinGaoilge wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:54 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:48 pm
Bamaman wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:10 pm
Anderson Cooper had a show on CNN and is also on 60 Minutes.
"Had" a show? Anderson Cooper 360 is on 5 nights a week.
Plus special events hosting, the odd documentary and a daily podcast.
Yes. II'm sure he likes working, but I don't think he could fit J! in on a regular basis.
by davey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 9:10 pm
Anderson Cooper had a show on CNN and is also on 60 Minutes.
"Had" a show? Anderson Cooper 360 is on 5 nights a week.
by davey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Preemptions
Replies: 193
Views: 12242

Re: Season 37 Preemptions

gameshowfandanny wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 7:48 pm
WABC joined Jeopardy! in progress when the sixth clue was selected, so everything from that clue to the rest of the show was seen on both WABC and 7.2 Localish.
It was the 6th clue of Double Jeopardy.
by davey
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 251
Views: 15741

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

My guess is the four folks coming on (for a week each, I've heard?) and are getting charity money to match aren't really in the running. With the exception of the 60 Minutes anchor, they all have strong, time-consuming interests outside of J!... As far as I know, Katie Couric doesn't have a regular...
by davey
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 22
Views: 630

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Kind of froze up on the Wed clue..., spent most of the :30 trying to recall the NV capital... :oops: If that had come easily, I probably wouldn't have written Denver for the other one... At least I had no problem setting...
by davey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 358
Views: 42182

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by davey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

Saving TPH the typing -- Yes, the "Tales From" question was way, way undervalued at $400. It's polling 6%. I don't know what they were thinking on that one. Funny thing is, I went into Amazon yesterday to watch the most recent episode of The Expanse and guess what show was sitting two rows down ......
by davey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

Saving TPH the typing -- Yes, the "Tales From" question was way, way undervalued at $400. It's polling 6%. I don't know what they were thinking on that one. Sometimes it seems current TV is treated like it was 30 years ago, when there were only a handful of networks and a limited amount of content,...
by davey
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 644

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

Saving TPH the typing -- Yes, the "Tales From" question was way, way undervalued at $400. It's polling 6%. I don't know what they were thinking on that one. Maybe just someone's enthusiasm for the show? (I didn't love it, but I could see a cultlike affinity for it. And there are one or two elements...