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by VAdame
Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 94
Views: 8375

Re: Monday, February 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

NHO "plank" in the political context. Poll request? "Planks" are what " platforms " are built of! I pre-called FJ too - and was right! I wavered a little about Niagara Falls (TR was, after all, a New Yorker!) , but since that's so associated with Canada, I figured it just had to be the Grand Canyon.
by VAdame
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19122

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

I had a brain-fart on Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius author. I sat there staring at the question going, "OMG, you know, whats his name? I can't think of it?!" I was trying to remember the name of
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Bret Easton Ellis.
Except the actual author is
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Dave Eggers!
by VAdame
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016
Replies: 146
Views: 19122

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 27, 2016

PeteMoss wrote:I had no idea who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees were. I never heard of those songs.
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Green Day.
I knew American Idiot but not the other one.
by VAdame
Tue Jul 21, 2015 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 11573

Re: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rommel wasn't a terrible guess. Germany and Great Britain (despite some cousinly Naval rivalry) certainly weren't at war in 1909!

The 17-18 year old Rommel could easily have gotten some of his education in England.
by VAdame
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 11134

Re: Friday, July 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's a close call but I'm thinking not. Here's the technical distinction. Both dramatic monologue and soliloquy involve only one speaker. But in a dramatic monologue that speaker is speaking to someone. In a soliloquy the speaker is alone. Monologue = Character talking or delivering a lengthy spe...
by VAdame
Tue Jun 09, 2015 6:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8212

Re: Monday, June 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've only ever heard her referred to as Margaret Court. No idea about the Smith part.

And hey, what's Andorra then, chopped liver? (Iberian Peninsula clue)
by VAdame
Thu May 28, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 10027

Re: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even if you don't know, you can figure it out because Delaware is the right size, shape, and position to simulate a pocket square in a man's jacket. Still not seeing it. Who's to say that RI or MA aren't if you have to fudge it that badly? Or NJ? RI & MA aren't Mid-Atlantic states though; they are ...
by VAdame
Wed May 20, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8068

Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex butchered the pronounciation of Hereford. I've heard it as three syllables all my life. When I was growing up in Texas, my family raised them, and I've never heard a 3-syllable pronunciation of that word in my life. I can't even imagine how you WOULD make that into three: her-ee ford?, here-uh...
by VAdame
Wed May 20, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 9702

Re: Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

OK, about "Pebble": You know, in early Flintstones episodes, Wilma's maiden name was indeed "Pebble!" In later episodes, after they introduced her mother as Pearl Slaghoople, her maiden name seemed to change to Slaghoople. Major continuity error there, Hanna-Barbera. The contestant (I forget which o...
by VAdame
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015
Replies: 198
Views: 25229

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

Now....since my last call for an audition (2008! 7 years ago!), I've lost 90 lb., gotten a decent haircut, and had my teeth fixed.
Time for another chance to be telegenic? :P
by VAdame
Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015
Replies: 198
Views: 25229

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 14, 2015

Missed Outlander, Android (brain fart!), Buster Keaton, Matisse, & Estonia (Tallinn! Not Sofia, and not Riga.) Misspelled "Medal" as "Medeal" of Honor & noticed too late to edit. And I gave Alanis credit for proper spelling/grammar & said "Ought To" rather than "Oughta." Hope they take "graphic" sin...
by VAdame
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 124
Views: 13152

Re: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That was my thinking, and I'm pretty sure that more than 4000 mi separates them, too
5472.something miles, by air!
by VAdame
Thu Mar 13, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 326
Views: 30003

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

TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 12, 2014 6:28 pm 4/5 in "Rhyme Trebek". What the heck was $1000 talking about? Tanker on the rocks = wreck? Don't get it. I meant to answer this last night, but it looks like no one else did: "SHIP-wreck," dude! I see the Prince of Wales dead horse has been soundly beaten, ...
by VAdame
Tue Mar 11, 2014 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 139
Views: 16042

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

Did anyone get that hippopotamus clue? Yes. I couldn't for the life of me think of a single book with "Catch" in the title. Well, I would like to forget the The Catcher in the Rye exists (hated it! and Salinger in general!) Still instaget for me :mrgreen: I was amused at "WaterSTON" - I remember a ...
by VAdame
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 18215

Re: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nitch, nish or neesh? Now that I'm aware of Arthur's tendency to mispronounce words, I was catching them all over tonight! Nish for nitch, GROW-man's for GRAW-man's...OK, they're consistent with the spelling even though I think it makes him sound kind of, well, ignorant! But how the heck did they n...
by VAdame
Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 14013

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Connecticut also has a village called Versailles, which I have heard pronounced as either \ver-SELL-us\ or \ver-SAYLZ\, and a town called Berlin, pronounced \BER-lin\.
My state (Pennsylvania) has a North Versailles, always pronounced ver-SAYLZ.
by VAdame
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 14013

Re: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Add a bungled pronunciation of philately (reducing the word from 4 syllables to 3), and I think Arthur showed some real vulnerability tonight. But "fɘ - LATE -lee" is absolutely consistent with the spelling, which is the rule. I think Arthur's strategy of phonetically sounding out words that may be...
by VAdame
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 25478

Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

It seems both Portobello & Portabella are acceptable: http://www.gourmetsleuth.com/Articles/P ... bello.aspx

The brown crimini mushrooms at our local supermarket are always labeled as "Baby Bellas."
by VAdame
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 25478

Re: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012

Thanks for the quick transcript, Ear! Assuming the island is actually Reunion rather than Christmas (or Mafia!), I got 44.

Now I'm just gonna sit here by my "rear window" (computer!) and watch people while my broken leg heals!