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by seaborgium
Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 22683

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

Ha! I thought the Bon Jovi song was called "Dead or Alive," but I was just unsure enough to add "Wanted" to the front of my response. Glad I did.
by seaborgium
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 4
Replies: 93
Views: 12504

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 4

2. Independence Day 4. Respect 6. Wanted Dead or Alive (I'm pretty sure it's just "Dead or Alive" but I'm keeping my bases covered while hiding behind the Jeopardy rule that an accurate song quote containing the title is acceptable) 8. Ain't No Mountain High Enough 10. At Last (love the surreptitio...
by seaborgium
Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 3
Replies: 91
Views: 12581

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 3

Spoiler
2. sideshow
4. sidesaddle
6. Siddhartha Gautama
8. sidewinder
10.

3. Iberian
6. 1054
9.
12. Merovingian?
15. Avignon
by seaborgium
Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 28
Replies: 228
Views: 45568

Re: Not a Boardie, but ...

... I have it on good authority that crossword constructor extraordinaire joon pahk will appear on J! on Monday, October 3rd. I hope this doesn't mean they've hit their quota. ;) Ooh, I think he's responsible for "Guess My Word," which DadofTwins got me semi-hooked on a few months ago. Probably the...
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 22683

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

gnash wrote: "moving" is indeed dangling.
It is dangling, but it's dangling with a preposition attached, which is why I object to the term "dangling gerund."
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 22683

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

The example the author gives for DG is "By moving from the shadow of the building, the sun appeared in the sky." Well, there is nothing dangling here. The gerund phrase "by moving from the shadow of the building" unambiguously modifies the verb "appeared". ( How did the sun appear in the sky? By mo...
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 22683

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

We'll need a ruling from reddpenn as to whether there's any such thing as a "dangling gerund." I'm not reddpen, but I can tell you "dangling gerund" is absolutely wrong. I don't think there's any such thing, and besides, even if there were, the clue ends with "modifies the wrong noun," and gerunds ...
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)
Replies: 182
Views: 22683

Re: SHC Round 4 Instant Replay Thread (SPOILERS)

We'll need a ruling from reddpenn as to whether there's any such thing as a "dangling gerund." I'm not reddpen, but I can tell you "dangling gerund" is absolutely wrong. I don't think there's any such thing, and besides, even if there were, the clue ends with "modifies the wrong noun," and gerunds ...
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 2
Replies: 88
Views: 14835

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 2

Spoiler
2. New Zealand
4. Hormuz
6.
8. Sri Lanka
10.

3. conjunctions
6. clause
9. infinitive
12. participle
15. mood
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 24, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 4, Day 1
Replies: 91
Views: 12625

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

Spoiler
2. William Shakespeare
4. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
6. Emma Lazarus
8. Petrarch
10. clam (part of me says Edna St. Vincent Millay, another part says it's earlier than her)

3. Six Feet Under
6. True Blood
9. Dexter
12. Game of Thrones?
15. Damages
by seaborgium
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4444
Views: 664954

Re: Reretaken Down

Rafferty Barnes wrote:
Bamaman wrote:So how did you meet Mr. Barnes?
Even though my odds were much better in Masterminds, which was probably only 20% female/80% male, I met him through our service in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps, where those percentages were flipped.
Hey cool, my sister's an FJV!
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 17406

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

I was expecting someone to screw up the Florida lake with Okeefenokee, but it hasn't happened yet. And I may be the only one to guess on the fish-tailed goat that didn't let the word "goat" sway me to Capricorn! Also, it seemed whenever I watched Jeopardy or played the SHC in the past, if my instinc...
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 6
Replies: 94
Views: 14588

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 6

Spoiler
2. okra
4. Okeechobee
6. breaststroke
8. Brokeback Mountain
10. The Tokens

3. Aries
6.
9. Ganymede?
12. Sagittarius?
15.
edit: spoilerize
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 5
Replies: 89
Views: 13225

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 5

Spoiler
2. Appalachians
4. Australia
6.
8. Urals
10.

3. "If"
6. id
9. AD?
12. ox
15.
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 4
Replies: 90
Views: 13117

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 4

Spoiler
2. Krypton
4. tin
6. thorium
8. CLAMtimony
10. arsenic

3. William Golding
6. Samuel Beckett
9. Lady Chatterley's Lover
12.
15.
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What was your buzzing strategy?
Replies: 56
Views: 12013

Re: What was your buzzing strategy?

I believe that this was noted before on the old board, but the souvenir J! pen that you are given at the audition makes a superb model "buzzer" as it has a similar feel (but a slimmer shape) to the real item. The force needed to depress the clicker is lighter than I've found in most pens and much c...
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1285
Views: 247148

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

A good friend (and former radio co-host) of mine, Gavin Dluehosh, played and lost in ep #5635 , after betting incorrectly in FJ. He and I have had many a discussion about his strategery in that episode. He would have lost because of his wager had Jeanie not wagered weirdly. (If anything, Gavin's wa...
by seaborgium
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 17406

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

Well, rats, I guessed Dan Jansen, remembering the story about his sister's illness and untimely death ... intuiting that perhaps that might have inspired him to become a physician after he was done with skating. I was just off by, oh, more than a decade ... That was the name I was trying to remembe...
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 17406

Re: SHC Round 3 Instant Replay Thread [SPOILERS]

I thought Gretzky was too easy an answer for the 8-pointer. Them's the breaks! After I submitted my answers and started looking at my classmates' work, I knew on sight that Falstaff was correct. Too bad that's an opera I can only name when explicitly fed the Shakespeare connection. But I'm happy abo...
by seaborgium
Wed Aug 17, 2011 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 3
Replies: 94
Views: 13338

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 3, Day 3

Spoiler
2. Michael Jordan
4.
6. Theisman (not sure I've got the spelling right)
8.
10.

3. William Tell
6. The Marriage of Figaro
9. Rigoletto?
12. Die Fledermaus (going solely off "bat"; hope it's right!)
15. Donizetti