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by boson
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2012 Online Quiz
Replies: 96
Views: 15102

Re: 2012 Online Quiz

I recorded my test, and am currently uploading the recording to youtube. When done, it will be available here: http://youtu.be/1R4H-TAiJTs Thanks a lot for this, boson! It seemed so much more "real" to test myself that way, as opposed to reading off the transcript (not that I don't appreciate those...
by boson
Wed Jan 18, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Practice for the Online Test
Replies: 48
Views: 13520

Re: Practice for the Online Test

Great test DoT! Scored 44 on this - 39 on the east coast "real" one tonight. I don't think you should accept "Dark" side of the moon for "Far" or "opposite" or synonyms though... I realize people call it that, but mostly because of Pink Floyd. I'd check on Wikipedia to see if I'm wrong, but it is bl...
by boson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 30277

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

My upload of the test to youtube finally went... Of course long after the transcript is done. Anyhow, if anyone wants to view the test and perhaps do it in real time, you can see it here:
http://youtu.be/1R4H-TAiJTs

Of course, an email popped up halfway through the test...
by boson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 30277

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

39 for me, with a few head-slapping misses.

Thanks for the super-quick transcript!
by boson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Discussion (Eastern), January 17, 2012
Replies: 128
Views: 30277

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

lillypie82 wrote: What's the correct answer for this one? "Title of the rulers of the venetian republic, the last of whom was deposed in 1797"
Doge...
by boson
Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2012 Online Quiz
Replies: 96
Views: 15102

Re: 2012 Online Quiz

I recorded my test, and am currently uploading the recording to youtube. When done, it will be available here: http://youtu.be/1R4H-TAiJTs I didn't find it as easy as previous years. I missed a few I should have known Al Franken and Jersey Boys, in particular, I was able to remember before the test ...
by boson
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2012 Online Quiz
Replies: 96
Views: 15102

Re: 2012 Online Quiz

Hmmm. If they don't hold the tests this week, they'll probably have to keep using the people in the current contestant pool for longer.... If I were in the pool, I might be hoping for continued hacking of Sony's web sites. Since I'm not in the pool, but am registered, I hope they run the test tomorr...
by boson
Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/9/12 week
Replies: 45
Views: 9371

Re: FJs for the 1/9/12 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Never heard of "9 stories", though Salinger has a small enough body of work, I should commit it to memory. Couldn't pull Thor out of my Asgard. I voted that I first heard of cruciverbalist here... though I don't recall to be completel...
by boson
Sat Jan 14, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 19613

Re: Friday, January 13, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm going nuts trying to think of which actor/movie character Brandon resembles. Greg Kinnear? No, that's not it. He's just got a "look" that seems familiar. Anyone else have any thoughts? Steve Zahn, particularly in the movie Happy Texas (though I get the Morgan Spurlock one too). http://www.imdb....
by boson
Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Relaunch: Who's Special?
Replies: 136
Views: 20748

Re: Relaunch: Who's Special?

4. Born Eleanora Fagan, her biopic bore the name of a song she wrote. Answer: Billie Holiday, "Lady Sings the Blues" Incorrect: MarkBarrett, boson (Lena Horne) Thanks for giving me company, boson. My thinking was to get Lena out of Eleanora and song/biopic sounded good for "Stormy Weather." My reas...
by boson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 13046

Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I like my Chilean sea bass fried in canola, served with mahi mahi and orange roughy on a bed of kiwi. It's really good at that place in Kitchener Ontario.
by boson
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 19274

Re: Monday, January 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, the response they were looking for was in fact Pattie Boyd , and Sean responded with Layla . Since Layla (the person in the song) was inspired by or represented Pattie Boyd (the person they were looking for), I think the connection should have been accepted... or at least prompted for more sp...
by boson
Sat Jan 07, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/2/12 week
Replies: 32
Views: 5660

Re: FJs for the 1/2/12 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Not a stellar week. I guessed "Network" for the movie on Monday. I was thinking Steinbeck was the blacklisted author from the 30's, but didn't think he had any anti-war novels (or at least, I don' t know them), so really didn't have much of a guess for We...
by boson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Relaunch: Who's Special?
Replies: 136
Views: 20748

Re: Relaunch: Who's Special?

Ok, I'm in with "the industrial revolution" as my speciality.

[Followed by 10 minutes reading online dictionaries to see if there is a difference between "specialty" and "speciality" after my browser tells me I speld it rong. Ha, take that Chrome.]
by boson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 12824

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was not exactly an obscure factoid. I seem to remember hearing as early as junior high (poss. earlier) about the California Gold Rush beginning at Sutter's Mill. Compared to the previous night's FJ this was a piece of cake. Maybe. But i didn't get it. 1) I never went to junior high. 2) I had h...
by boson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 12824

Re: Thursday, January 5, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

In "GPS" they were apparently looking for "gyrocompass" for (if I remember the wording) something that continuously points north. I said magnetic compass, which points north and also contains the letters g-p-s in order. Judges? (Edited) I just realized this clue was probably on the Wednesday game s...
by boson
Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Relaunch: Who's Special?
Replies: 136
Views: 20748

Re: Relaunch: Who's Special?

pudge94 wrote:Never did this on the old board, but i'll try it here.

Mystery Science Theater 300 please.
Is that one tenth of a question about the show? ;)
by boson
Sun Jan 01, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Canada's Smartest Person
Replies: 14
Views: 2635

Re: Canada's Smartest Person

I wasn't able to find out what the prize(s) is(are). Is it just the ability to add "Canada's smartest person" to your business card? If so, I think I'll pass and play at home. Tax free cash please!
by boson
Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 10379

Re: Monday, December 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jack McClintock is the first person out of the 7,114 contestants in the Archive whose name contains 4 C's. Apparently the producers need to set up a celebrity match between Cormac McCarthy, Eric McCormack, and Chad Ochocinco. ;) Wow, good data-mining skills! Have you downloaded the whole archive an...
by boson
Thu Dec 29, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 14490

Re: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think everyone missed the key element of the FJ answer. It had nothing to do with the 19 th amendment. In 1916 Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to congress and therefore would have been an "official" who would participate in the inauguration in march of 1917 as it takes place at the Ca...