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by VAdame
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 14162

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

40 for me tonight — I forgot the soccer star’s surname although I knew she was Megan (since my oldest daughter is Megan!) lol I doubt J would have accepted just her first name! I, too, read Mexico as NEW Mexico & said O’Keefe. Couple of others I just blanked on. Good thing I took it for real on Tues...
by VAdame
Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 90
Views: 10674

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

OK, I just took the Wednesday test for practice (did it for real on Tuesday) -- I would have had 46 this time. I missed Aniston (said Jolie, kept wavering between the 2), Hasbro (said Milton Bradley but knew it was probably wrong), Sorkin (blanked on his name), and Candy Crush (which I have never, e...
by VAdame
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12680

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

No email, but I do have the checkmark.

Wow, maybe I'll get to avenge my brothers this year :lol: I'm perfectly willing to wear a tartan bowtie and stand at the middle lectern -- as long as I don't have to grow a beard!

ETA: Oh, I just got the confirmation email.
by VAdame
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 100
Views: 12680

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

49!!!!
Unless they ding me for spelling :lol:

(Haaj, Anne Bolyen, McBeth, Dogers -- which was a total WAG, btw -- plus I had to fix a typo on Eulogize and I'm not sure I had time to finish it.)

AND....Pittsburgh is an audition city!
by VAdame
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 12592

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

I just looked over tonight's test -- would have gotten 44/missed 6, same as yesterday's. Of course, I could have made 3 dumb typos, same as last night too! Missed: Kendrick Lamar, said Drake. Hey, Drake, "Duck"worth...makes sense! Don Giovanni Idaho (thought it might be Montana) Princeton, said Rutg...
by VAdame
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 12592

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

zakharov wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:49 pm
Currently arguing with my wife about scary and sherry rhyming (THEY DON'T GODAMMIT)

If you think they do you're one of those weirdos who pronounces Mary, merry, and marry identically!!
Mary (my name) and merry are pronounced identically. Marry is not.
by VAdame
Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 10056

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Was not prepared to recall the taxonomy as 10th grade biology was too long ago and the common mnemonics were not at the ready in a time crunch
King Phillip Came Over For Good Sex!

Class
by VAdame
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 10056

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:26 pm
I thought they were looking for a 6-letter word instead of halogen as well, but I put halogen anyway.
Yeah, I kept wondering why I remembered "6." But it's a 6 element group. Halogen is correct.
by VAdame
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 10056

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Missed 6 outright -- Red Dead Redemption, Chevron, Billions (never heard of it), Philip K. Dick (waaaah, I blanked on who wrote it!), Pavarotti (blanked on his name although I knew who they meant!), and RNA (back & forth between DNA/RNA.) 3 others, I may have run out of time trying to fix typos (Hes...
by VAdame
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 10056

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

This may have been a goof on my part, but I thought that iodine and bromine were halogens
They are indeed.
by VAdame
Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 6847

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought this was a fairly tough FJ. Peace Palace led me to the Netherlands, but the clue implied that the internment site was also famous - which pointed more to Poland. So, that left me wondering if there was some famous peace palace in Poland that I didn't know about, or a famous internment cam...
by VAdame
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 6847

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I went for Austria. Austria was an annexation (the Anschluss; remember your Sound of Music!) - not an occupation. My first thought, just like my brother Jim, was Poland. He says he realized the camps in Poland were "death" camps, not just "internment" camps, and second-guessed himself. Thought of S...
by VAdame
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 19391

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

I'm happy with my 45 from last night, but tonight would have probably been 46! I'm not sure if I would have said George Gershwin or Cole Porter for the composer, and I'd already seen that answer before it came up in the video, so I'll never know for sure. (Not trying to cheat; I was checking one of ...
by VAdame
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 19391

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), March 7, 2018

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:21 pm
The Trocodero is in Philly...I put schuylkill
Hee, it's actually closer to the Delaware (and would be on its right bank, if there weren't 10 or 11 city blocks in between!) It's about 15 blocks from the left bank of the Schuylkill.
by VAdame
Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 26085

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

was the answer to #3 synapse or neuron? Neuron. A synapse is the junction BETWEEN neurons, not the nerve cell itself. Got 45! Bleah, "The Defenders" was an answer on tonight's show and I still couldn't come up with Jessica Jones! (Neither could Keith, who was sitting in the next room watching "The ...
by VAdame
Wed May 31, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 19715

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

So darn, there's no company called "Pepsi!Co"?
by VAdame
Wed May 31, 2017 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)
Replies: 106
Views: 19715

Re: May 31 2017, Adult Online Contestant Test Discussion (Central)

If the posted answers are correct, I got 40.

And dammit, I know it was Puccini, not Verdi, but didn't have time to delete and correct!
by VAdame
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18026

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

I said John Kenneth Galbraith for the economist, and kept 2nd guessing myself whether he was OLD enough to have written a book in 1936. That's my go-to guy for "3-named economist." Turns out he was born in 1908, so yes, he was. But the particular work they stated was written by John Maynard Keynes (...
by VAdame
Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18026

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

OK, missed 5 (6 if "SCHIN" wasn't enough!)

Yeah, missed 6.
by VAdame
Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016
Replies: 121
Views: 18026

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), October 4, 2016

I thought it was pretty easy. Missed Jane Austen (said Christie), James I (said Elizabeth I), and only had time for the first couple letters of "SCHIN" dler's List! (think they'll know what i was going for?) Urgh, and Top Chef (said Hells Kitchen.) I *hate* reality shows and never watch them. Should...