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by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 64317

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nickeolodeon Universe, the largest indoor theme park in the Western hemisphere, opens in New Jersey this week. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/American-Dream-Mall-Open-East-Rutherford-New-Jersey-Nickelodeon-Universe-563543471.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_NYBrand&fbclid=IwAR37bL9S-59bevRXn7rFjPBE...
by hbomb1947
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 6152

Re: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Daryn was 0/3 on big clues and Ariana Grande has an appropriate song title, "thank u, next." And yet, he still would have won if he had chosen the "bet small" option in his Stratton's Dilemma on FJ. I'll be checking the box for "My incorrect response was Golden." Which is embarrassing since I parti...
by hbomb1947
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/14/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 1667

Re: FJs for the 10/14/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I was a little embarrassed to miss the Elvis clue, as I was just at Graceland last weekend (although, to be fair, that tidbit about "Love Me Tender" wasn't mentioned at any of the museums I visited at the complex). Once the res...
by hbomb1947
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3792

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:03 pm
I had the most stupid incorrect response for FJ!. Yes, it was a country in Africa...but quite possibly the worst guess while still being on the right continent. Any guesses?
Liberia? Madagascar? Egypt? Mauritius? Cape Verde? The Seychelles? Lesotho?
by hbomb1947
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3931

Re: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:28 am
Foretopman wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:39 am
Language Isolates $1600: Was I the only one to say "Who are those darn Etruscans?" :D
Nope! Count me as another. (Well, "darned", but close enough.) I assume that's what the writers were going for.
Me three!
by hbomb1947
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3792

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not quite an instaget FJ for me, but less than 5 seconds. Thought process was: 1. African countries with undemocratic leadership (okay, there are lots of them, don't try to list them all) 2. One that had a long-term dictator who lost power in the last couple years? Mugabe - Zimbabwe. Colonial power...
by hbomb1947
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3803

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request for "my incorrect response on Wednesday's Geographical Nicknames DD was the Netherlands." I thought that clue, even acknowledging its bottom-of-the-board placement, was huge neg-bait, and the type of YEKIOYD clue that I don't like to see on a DD. Yes, you could rule out many northern Eu...
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 4088

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm guessing the uncovered $800 clue in the I.M. Pei buildings category would have involved the glass pyramid at the Louvre. What else could it have been at that dollar level?

ETA: Yet another "dulcet" here on the $600 "Speak Softly" clue. Poll request for that response.
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1498

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:21 pm
So far this season, I'm 18/20 on Monday-Thursday FJ!s and 2/5 on Friday. Weird.
So basically if we meet in the green room, I want to be picked to play you on the Friday episode. :D
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 21
Views: 1714

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

I've heard the fact quoted before that fishing was the most dangerous occupation, so the mention of drowning confirmed my reflexive response. Ditto for me. Except my initial thought was "lifeguard," but my mind quickly pushed that out due to the remembrance of hearing about the perils of being a fi...
by hbomb1947
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 4250

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lindsey's collapse was the most tragic in recent memory. She had multi-day championship potential for sure. But she did it to herself. Whiffing late on an extremely easy DD was cringe worthy, and then she made a very ill advised FJ wager to cover a potential farm bet that was extremely unlikely to ...
by hbomb1947
Sun Oct 13, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1498

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

An embarrassing miss in a wheelhouse category on Thursday.
by hbomb1947
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3581

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not going to waste a poll request on it, but did most of you get The Member of the Wedding? I'd honestly never heard of it, but it has tons of Archive hits (albeit most back when the canon had a heavier focus on academic topics). I fell for the same neg-bait as Emily. I think I had heard of Mem...
by hbomb1947
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 26432

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I tied 9(6)-9(6) on MD2. In my Group of Death, I'm one behind the leader for TMP, but am 0-1-1.
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2195

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who found DD2 vaguely worded? "New evidence suggests that the QWERTY keyboard design may have sprung from telegraph operators translating this." I interpreted the "this" as asking for some kind of phrase, and could only come up with "S.O.S." As for the wager on DD3, who's going t...
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2195

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who found DD2 vaguely worded? "New evidence suggests that the QWERTY keyboard design may have sprung from telegraph operators translating this." I interpreted the "this" as asking for some kind of phrase, and could only come up with "S.O.S." As for the wager on DD3, who's going to...
by hbomb1947
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 22162

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

alietr wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:30 am
Thanks for the insight, Harrumph, and I wish you the very best. Beat that bastard!
+ 1. Harrumph, thanks for being so open about your own experience and I'm so sorry you're going through it and I wish you the best for a positive long-term outcome.
by hbomb1947
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

I had to edit my poll response and neg myself on the "Pirate's Booty" clue because I said "Pirate Booty."
by hbomb1947
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 26432

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Hmm... What happens when you hit the roadblock of an inactive player? (Alietr is my Grandllama, and it seems that this line has a large number of current and former JBoard! participants for some reason, but ends at RodriguezD). At the moment, I don't know of any way past that. My GrandLlama (Cabrer...
by hbomb1947
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1458

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: My specific correct response on Friday's FJ was Arabian Nights . I thought the Bowling Green clue was probably going for Ohio, but I clammed on it. Would have gotten it on the rebound. Odd that 2 of the extra clues in this week...