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by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 10837

Re: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a great FJ clue! I got it easy enough once I cheated so I could do the math without distractions. I had not heard the story about the 3 marines at the embassy and that is such a cool story. I didn't know the exact year, I just know that our idiot politicians have denied my generation the privil...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 47565

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

I have enjoyed reviewing all 13 pages of the old thread but there are still some active posters who haven't bared their secrets (one rhymes with raven, hint, hint). Like many, mine was an early handle that is convenient to maintain to separate the business account from the personal. I took up track ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 5:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4255
Views: 677651

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Thanks, bpmod, bobf and tph! I just pissed away a half hour of my workday ;) . (mission accomplished) The old thread had some great stories and was a good read. I'm still learning how to negotiate the HTML so I can quote pieces without stringing long threads, so I didn't attempt to thread this respo...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4255
Views: 677651

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TPH: I'm still a newbie and maybe I'll flame out or maybe I'll keep going, but I am enjoying this guilty pleasure of watching the games, keeping score, and the Monday morning quarterbacking here. I doubt if the routine will last as long as it has for many of the members here. I'm sure being on the s...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 11020

Re: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was thinking way too hard on that function clue. "That's not a bijection. Is it a surjection or an injection?" I don't have the clue in front of me to know whether or not either of those would satisfy the clue. The clue is written properly, and there is nothing to indicate whether it's one-to-one...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 11020

Re: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was thinking way too hard on that function clue. "That's not a bijection. Is it a surjection or an injection?" I don't have the clue in front of me to know whether or not either of those would satisfy the clue. The clue is written properly, and there is nothing to indicate whether it's one-to-one...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 11020

Re: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I second IronNeck on the trans-uranics, but I don't want to diss Seaborgium here on the board. The whole endeavor of making these things in the laboratory is pointless, just like manned space missions, and have nothing to do with the advance of knowledge. I meandered at first trying to think of a "t...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 7189

Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Crescent is a brand name; adjustable wrenches of that name are still made, but I doubt that they are nearly as well known as they once were. I'll bet that more people nowadays just call them "adjustable wrenches". I have a couple of Crescent-brand adjustable wrenches, including a small one (3 inche...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 7189

Re: Friday, February 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

So I'm supposed to recognize a nail gun entirely from its sound?! Yeah, I thought this was an ill-advised question. I don't know how a nailgun sounds different from, say, a high-powered staple gun? (And depending on where the mic is in relation to the device, it could sound louder or softer than a ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 8073

Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm sure I've seen happen, but I can't find it right now, that in one of those "quoted" categories, someone who gave a shortened answer was ruled wrong because you have to pronounce the quoted part of the category in the response. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5461 "PEANUT", "BUTTER...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 8073

Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

1) Props to alietr for the powerful right brain processing. 2) Boo to the writers - imho it doesn't even fit the category because we all know this as UAE. Would Alex have given the BMS to the answer as "UAE"? 3) Props to the student that got the rebound (can't remember which one). After seeing some...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 17, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 8073

Re: Thursday, February 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good thing I forgot the category, because I did the geography in my head and came up with UAE instantly, then did a quick check on 'em' and answered. I hadn't thought about it, but Yemen was some serious negbait on that one. 1) Props to alietr for the powerful right brain processing. 2) Boo to the ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 8113

Re: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Romeo & Juliet was the easiest clue in the category, being all the other usual suspects were uncovered before it. How in the world was that a TS? Maybe they looked at it like I did: I wondered if that thing on the right was a stack of shelves, at first, and the arrow going up to "bliss" didn't help...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 8113

Re: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Easy rooting favorite here (and throughout the rest of the tournament), considering Caltech is my alma mater. I rooted for Matt (thanks, ironneck, or is it bill? or matt?) ALEX when I learned he was a physicist, but Clarissa the Chemist had me conflicted. But I yelled at the TV when Matt opened up ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: We're Back!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 3472

Re: We're Back!!!

Hallelujah! I don't know how many times I was trying to load this page the past 24 hours. :P A sincere thank you to you, Brian, for keeping things running so smoothly on this board, and when they don't run smoothly, making sure they do so again. I'm going to pretend like I didn't notice and I only ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 7726

Re: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For boardies of a certain age, "dress with 12 yards of fabric" was likely more than enough, even if the clue didn't mention Carol Burnett's curtain rod. LOL...I immediately thought of that sketch (one of my utmost favorites from The Carol Burnett Show ) the very moment I read the beginning of the c...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 11, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 7726

Re: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's a better way to put it- pure trivia. To some extent, so is the particle zoo, but at least it occupies a productive corner of the TOE (Theory of Everything for the right brainers out there). I always dreaded the press releases of another pointless accelerator experiment that made 8 atoms of Z...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 7726

Re: Friday, February 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget. For both Goatman & Wife. I am astounded that a physics professor would not instantly repond; " Nobelium " to a clue about an element discovered in Stockholm, 1959. Really?! : In her defense, as a practicing scientist, after you learn about these pointless novelty elements (Berkelium and N...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 10, 2017 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 12283

Re: Thursday, February 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's actually nice to see that younger people are not contaminated by the theme song to Gilligan's Island and therefore have room in their brains for something useful. I like that the writers leave candy for everybody - I'm just slightly depressed that now it is my demographic that gets the nostalgi...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12001

Re: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Here's a question. Suppose the judges and everyone agreed that what she actually said was "Eyes're". Would "Eyes're" be acceptable as a mere elision of the W sound? The show does make allowances for accents and speech variants. This isn't exactly that, but that's why I ask the question. I had the s...