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by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2782

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Will one of the board etymologists explain if "Panem" is just a derivative of the bread part, or does it somehow include the circus? Panis is the nominative word for bread. Panem is the accusative form of panis. You use the accusative form to state a noun as a direct object. If you were going to sa...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2782

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"That place in The Hunger Games that starts with 'Pan'" is as far as I got Have not read the books Have not seen the movies Yeah, pretty much exactly this for me, too. Sort of surprised it was a triple get. This is going to be a fun poll question - "I got "Pan", and then some other shit after that"...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I got 5 right (Bose-Einstein / Cleveland / Kruger / Stalingrad / Angler), but moneyed a wrong guess of "Treatise" for "Essay". I also blew the Leadbelly answer with "Eileen", instead of "Irene". I could hear the lyric, but if I'd backed up to the "Good Night" part, it would have been an instaget. I'...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3494

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've added a note in the FJ! round for Katie's "chickamonga". It's hard for me to play back my internal tape, but I probably would have said Chickamauga with 70% confidence that it was the right wrong answer. I reported as guessing Chickamonga just to avoid this conversation in a quest to not make ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I would have guessed it at 80% and Gorilla glue at 50% (instead of 92%). Gorilla Glue was practically a current event https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/gorilla-glue-challenge-hair-tessica-brown-trnd/index.html That probably spoiled it for Thorsten. I did see all the clickbait headlines on this stor...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I guess I have to call that an easy week, since I only missed 3 questions. And I should have gotten 2 of them. Be afraid of next week. It may be a bit too introspective to wonder if TI designed a couple of easy days before and after the Midseason Classic originally scheduled after MD13. I don't see...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3494

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank you Katie for the detailed explanation at the reveal. At least I know that my total made up WAG of Chickamonga was cromulent. I'm sure the writers provided the intel, but we've been left in the dark before by AT many times. This FJ was ungettable to me, if I finally remember Antietam, it doesn...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I'm glad mahatma has straightened out the Olympic and Powerlifting lifts for this thread. I had the answer at "optional" grip. I hated deadlifts until I went to the opposing grip and all the pain in the forearms disappeared and it just felt so much safer. They are great for the core. I failed to not...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2418

Re: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Super job by Emily with the NBA logos. How did she get the Denver Nuggets? Mining equipment and Nuggets--as in gold nuggets? I think it was "pickaxes". I was busy just trying to make a visual - I'm always better off sticking to the left brain. To me pickaxes could be the undertakers as easily as ha...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2418

Re: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What is "Figaro"? Judges? --Bob Should it be accepted? No (articles in French are all but required). Would they probably accept it? Yeah. I usually don't participate in judge opinions, but I can't imagine rejecting just "Figaro" The clue didn't directly ask for the exact full name of the newspaper,...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2161

Re: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA - ignore the stupidity of the strike-through, but I'm leaving it as a lesson. Nothing quite like posting something wrong and figuring it out immediately after you are off the grid :). Of course To Sir With Love is not a Bond movie :oops:. Were you thinking of "The Man with the Golden Gun" becau...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2161

Re: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Nobody Does It Better" is a good theme song. Certainly a contender for the best Bond song. Maybe a contender for the second best :lol: To Sir, With Love :) No question after the SNL tribute ;). I think I'll just answer all future Fleming questions with this and eventually will get one right. Anoth...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

A whip came to mind, then I thought about how Indiana Jones was based on old serials, and thought this might be the inspiration for his weapon. Put down whip...so close. I thought of bullwhip, and couldn't work it into a decent sounding nickname. I went with "Six shooter LaRue" thinking it was almo...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

On one or two match days every season, there is a slate of questions that just seem ultra easy and I get 5 correct...and MD 11 was one of those. The only one I missed was the opera question. Apparently, this batch was easy for other people in my rundle, too; there was lots of GREEN showing up on th...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2728

Re: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another pretty good day from KC. I didn't even think about the "groundbreaking" role as first female host yesterday. I think there may be much worse yet to come from future hosts, but with heavy editing, they may all measure up to about the same place. I'm sure the J! pros will know to re-shoot in r...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3250

Re: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think Katie did a good job. Maybe because it was a low bar with no data points until recently. My expectations are only guided by the occasional categories with a guest reader, and she easily beat the majority of them extrapolated to a whole game. I didn't realize the top quark wasn't observed unt...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3408

Re: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just watched this game on a one day delay. It seems like a stretch to say that Jim coulda' would'a should'a won this game if only a couple more clues were revealed. Laura took names and kicked frog queen and defending champion butt. I was impressed by some of her gets, Theresa May and the Philippi...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I couldn’t believe 22% guessed Dolly Parton. The question (to me) clearly said the artist is no longer a country singer. POP MUSIC - A leading role in the most profitable movie musical ever (at the time) and the release of her provocative album Totally Hot (both in 1978) announced a shift in the ca...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1846

Re: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What new hardware made it's significant debut in the Korean War? After yesterday's questionable syntax, I was a little hesitant to assume it was new technology, especially I never new the name Sioux as one of the aircraft. I also thought the clue implied all the varieties would have Native American ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18024

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I also initially thought Gadsden purchase but when I fully re-read the question the timing was wrong but more important was the size. Gadsden is relatively small and the question was asking for something that was about 80% of the Louisiana Purchase so that eliminated Gadsden. I had thought Alaska w...