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by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18018

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

The JBL is steaming along, but unless we get Mark Barrett as a commissioner, all the updates and scorecards are going to lag behind :oops: . I will get a quarterly synopsis up before the halfway point (I hope). I have hit on a couple of WAG's this season, compared to zip in LL87. Trans-Siberian Rail...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3488

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why not just say a foreigner finally worked on it in the 1980's after four centuries of existence? I (think I) know Napoleon built the Champs' Elysee, I (think) Notre Dame is 11th Century so why would they start in the middle of it's life cycle. Why do extant buildings have architects in perpetuity?...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2110

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, the syntax on that FJ clue :roll: . The longevity made me think of Merkel, although stretched out a bit. Rereading the clue made me think it was a play on UK (= non-European) vs. "the continent", but then "non-European" put me right back in England. Once I Ieft Europe, then what countries do w...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2424

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While I'm no longer keeping score, I did run the National Recording Registry category. French + many islands = Polynesia, right? I ran this category also, and didn't even know the name of the category. I never expect to get music questions, so they just hit my exact random knowledge. I could see Ca...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 01, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18018

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I pondered the Asian rivers country for a little while yesterday and didn't come up with anything, and was thinking that it was a pretty obscure river and I was going to have to guess. I finally made it to Jordan after going through what felt like nearly every country in Asia and couldn't believe t...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 1597

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

I remember the pigeon incident... Did the bird get awarded first base? :) Actual quote from Wikipedia on "no pitch": "After the pitch hit the bird, the ball was ruled dead. The bird was also ruled dead." I failed my sports ornithology and thought Johnson hit a seagull. The internets show that that ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/22/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: FJs for the 2/22/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I wanted the director of the Godfather, and knew has a daughter named Sofia that is a director, but could not pull the name. Picked South Sudan, knowing it was recent and wrong. Partly because of misreading clue and looking for a small country, but...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 1597

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I don't watch baseball, but I do watch ESPN. This would have been my first category picked once I had control, and hopefully would have matched Syed's free $3000 Ted, Ernie, and (probably?) Reggie never played on ESPN. You had to have gotten them fr...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 1597

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I'm not surprised that Ted is getting a lot of love here, but would be surprised if he is as well known to Gen-Xers and beyond. (Same applies to Ernie I suppose). The straw that stirs the drink and blowing up seagulls helps with the other two. I wasn't goin...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2180

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I, too, chuckled at the other coincidences: quorum in the Senate being on Master Minds (seriously, do the writers moonlight?), and Mr. Potato Head's appearance in toys. For the benefit of fellow boardies (and me not just being lazy), what is the deal about Mr. Potato Head recently? In the news? I j...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2180

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have quickly gotten used to Mike Richards, and he has nailed it for three days (OK, one afternoon in real time). He backfilled just enough to make sure everybody got the point of the clue or the subtext if needed. On FJ, uh-oh - it's that damn thing the writers like with the J'accuse meme. But was...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18018

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

ClassicRoadster will be glad to face the rest of us the next 7 games after leading off playing the two ringers :). It was a bit of a rude awakening for sure... Decent start to the season for me other than MD2. Loved the Big Ben question but I didn't get there as I didn't even consider that parliame...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2123

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm kind of sorry to see Aaron go, but that is offset by finally seeing a sensible second place bet with it's sweet reward. I knew the answer was a trivia staple, but hastily read the population as 10 million, not 110 million. This made me snicker at the two Nigeria guesses (which I also thought was...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Is Avon MLM? Consensus on the intarwebs seems to be that it is, but it's one of the gentler ones. That was a close call by me - I kind of conflated Avon with Tupperware parties as an obligatory friendship waste of money. Avon isn't nearly as egregious as Mary Kay - so probably wasn't as exploitativ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I have a feeling that FJ clue was pretty easy for those of us in the over 50 demo. Avon was a bigger deal 40 years ago. Would younger people even know Avon exists? Fair point. But I think Avon is iconic for their multi-level-marketing scheme/scam as well as their doorbell meme (Avon calling) and on...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2094

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Well, I don't know many playwrights or many cosmetic brands. But old cosmetic brands? Coco Chanel (not a playwright) and Avon (yeah, that works). I don't tend to think of brand name cosmetics being a thing until post-war, or at least with the advent of talking pictures. My PSA for today: Not that th...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18018

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I'm a little relieved about Day 2 after reading these posts. The JBoardLite Rundle has 2 A Rundlers that got 9 right between them. The remaining 8 of us: 6 got exactly one right, only one got any points at all (2). Helium was a freebie for me and Bamaman blocked it perfectly. I spoiled his lone get ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2348

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

The Physics DD pretty much required you to know the science I think. Around 1800 William Herschel found that this type of radiation he called "radiant heat" is closely related to visible light . People know about infrared in terms of greenhouse effect, and even radiant heaters, but nobody associate...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2348

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

This was our first full episode with Mike hosting after the preemption yesterday. He seems a little robotic, but is doing a nice job. For FJ, add one more to the list that knew the movie but couldn't pull the FFC name. I read something about the diminishing returns of sequels a long time ago that me...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 429
Views: 18018

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I had a nice start with 3 right including a total WAG of the Tran-Siberian Railway (ftr, I said Railroad and got credit). The rowing clue bugged me because I couldn't think of a fad gym implement besides Nautilus, BowFlex, and Thighmaster from the era. Turns out to be something I've never heard of w...