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by gnash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 3: The 1990s
Replies: 74
Views: 15810

Re: Think Different 3: The 1990s

He could add FR Yugoslavia, but it would be against the spirit of the quiz as the UN's website itself says that FR Yugoslavia joined on November 1, 2000, after the purview of the quiz. As to "legal successor states", the UN takes the view that only one state is the legal successor - I notice you di...
by gnash
Thu Aug 04, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 4
Replies: 105
Views: 13504

Re: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 4

Spoiler
2. anime (annymay)
4. OJ (oejay)
6. Earth Day (earthday)
8. X-ray (eckswray) [but an OK (owcay) would also work]
10. Elway (ellway)

3. 1040
6. 27th
9. 12
12. 99
15.
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek injured
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Alex Trebek injured

Robert K S wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Moyers remains in jail on $625,000 bail.
If the judge had any sense of humor, he would have made it $566,400.
That's very clever, but the value, say, of all the clues on the board would be more compatible with the Constitution.
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 178
Views: 23289

Re: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

I once picked up a book called "The Physics of Star Trek" or some such that explained that the most important device on the ship was the "inertial damp(en)er," which would "prevent your brain from being turned to mayonnaise when the ship suddenly accelerated to warp speed." Ah, so it is something w...
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Think Different 3: The 1990s
Replies: 74
Views: 15810

Re: Think Different 3: The 1990s

Okay, given that there were no real strong opinions one way or the other, I will stand by my original ruling and leave the answers of Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine incorrect. I think Ivan had the right stance on it, that it is interesting to learn the history of those countries' UN membership, and t...
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pet Intellectual Peeves
Replies: 727
Views: 99339

Re: Pet Intellectual Peeves

pinkfreud wrote:Imagine "The Travesty of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark." It would be a whole 'nother play.
I've seen "The Travesty of Hamlet, Queen of Denmark." It was a drag.
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge Smack Talk
Replies: 126
Views: 15599

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge Smack Talk

mrbungle wrote:i would like to take this opportunity to make certain parties aware that this time it's personal.
An egg white fight is about to break out in Argentina!
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge Smack Talk
Replies: 126
Views: 15599

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge Smack Talk

Woof wrote:I think I'll call out Gnash/Gneq in an attempt to draw him back into the fold (not to mention the fact that last year he and I played leapfrog in the standings for most of the SHC).
This year I'll make sure I squash you while leapfrogging and leave you way behind!
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 178
Views: 23289

Re: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

jepkid97 wrote:I'm Jewish! I don't do New Testament!
So you will be thrown to the bottom of the rankings, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 178
Views: 23289

Re: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

I once picked up a book called "The Physics of Star Trek" or some such that explained that the most important device on the ship was the "inertial damp(en)er," which would "prevent your brain from being turned to mayonnaise when the ship suddenly accelerated to warp speed." Ah, so it is something w...
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 178
Views: 23289

Re: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

I WAGged on the entire second category (except 15-pt where I clammed), but the question that really confused me was the 3-pt one. What was the intended answer there? There are plenty of anti-gravity devices in sci fi, but that wouldn't fit the FLM part. OTOH, I don't know of a fictional device that ...
by gnash
Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 3
Replies: 101
Views: 13851

Re: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 3

2. Paul 4. gold 6. Thomas 8. Isaiah 10. Judas 3. This doesn't seem to make sense. My guess is that you want anti-gravity devices (so that will be my WAG answer), but what would that have to do with the FLM? OTOH, "anti-inertia" doesn't seem a likely intended answer. 6. invisibility shield? 9. wormh...
by gnash
Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 2
Replies: 102
Views: 14439

Re: Summer Hiatus Chalenge -- Round 1, Day 2

Spoiler
2. Greenland
4. Falkland Islands
6. Canary Islands
8. St. Helena
10. Sao Tome and Principe

3. dill pill
6. mustard custard
9. fennel kennel
12. sage gauge
15. Aragon tarragon
by gnash
Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek injured
Replies: 58
Views: 10019

Re: Alex Trebek injured

The "three strikes" law is no less cruel and barbaric than cutting off the thief's hand that's presumably still practiced in Saudi Arabia. Countries with such barbaric practices should be subject to international sanctions. (Of course, the US and SA are Too Big To Sanction...) On a lighter note, the...
by gnash
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 178
Views: 23289

Re: SHC Round 1 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

Note to self: use brain before submitting " Line of Duty". :cry: Bradbury was one of my guesses. Then again, I could say the same about a few other writers, who would have been wrong answers. :| Thanks for reminding me that it's been my turn for over a week in a Words with Friends game with my wife....
by gnash
Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 105
Views: 16338

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge: Round 1, Day 1

2. Angry Birds
4.
6. Line of Duty
8. Farmville
10. Words with Friends

3.
6. (WAG) Mark Twain
9. The Cask of Amontillado
12. Poker Flat
15.
by gnash
Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: POLL - Should we Have More Than One Forum?
Replies: 25
Views: 6355

Re: POLL - Should we Have More Than One Forum?

I am late to this, but it would be nice to have all SHC-related threads in a forum by themselves. Similarly for other regular contests, such as Think Different. Maybe a "Contests" forum could combine SHC and all other contests.
by gnash
Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Bravo, agefen!
Replies: 84
Views: 23124

Re: Bravo, agefen!

Indeed. And now the SHC can go on!