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by twelvefootboy
Sat Apr 29, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 16480

Re: Friday, April 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Way to go Alan! While I appreciate his intellect and his gamecraft, I've been having trouble getting on the Alan train as a non-charismatic champion to me. I can't pinpoint it, but it kind of seemed like his trivia ability is too studied and artificial. How does he know "I am the Walrus" for example...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 8878

Re: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What the hell! I've been getting busted for forgetting the category. So, in spite of the clue saying "this" city, I went with Mount Vernon - the only name I could think of for a "historic home" and an actual municipality. I even told wifey if they want a city, I would pick Philly. Partly because of ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 14581

Re: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was this question just YEKIOYD? It seems most of the people who got it right in this thread instagot it, but otherwise, I still can't find a good way to get space travel from the clue. Space travel/astronomy is one of my stronger categories, but I still can't figure out how I was supposed to figure...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 26, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 14581

Re: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

No one has mentioned that Alan's pregnant platypus toy shouldn't have a baby inside, but only eggs. Well, I did. But it was just to Carol Anne on the couch. And has anyone mentioned he said it was inside it's (her?) stomach? The egg laying part eluded me. So, I presume these critters have a cloaca?...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 14581

Re: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd put my money on the words "Mercury" and "Seven" both needing to appear to get marked correct on tonight's FJ. I agree with this for the sake of the game and judges. I was surprised to see the Roman numerals on the closed caption - I think the meme was just 'the Mercury 7'. For the sake of the p...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 13757

Re: Monday, April 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget on FJ: JFK: born in 20th C. Ike: West Point, class of 1916 Next in line: Truman. Anyone before Truman: born too early to be in HS in 1901. Done. Counting back from JFK was way better than my approach of working up from Hoover/Coolidge/knew it wasn't Wilson/not sure of order but thought tha...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 18208

Re: Friday, April 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I will give myself credit for the LT for going with "horse mail service". Anyways, not the best-played game. Meghan's negs were very costly, especially with "Tasmania" for a tiny island to the south of Australia and "Gatlinburg" for the animal-themed town in Tennessee. I assume David was prepped a ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 18208

Re: Friday, April 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Definitely a YEKIOYD. I've a vague recollection of stuff like the Stamp Act, the XYZ Affair, and possibly the Zucchini Affair (or Dreyfuss, or whatever this was). But most my history classes (HS and College) spent the first 12 weeks getting through the first chapter and then died before even reachin...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 16524

Re: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would have never come up with Melissa McCarthy, but I think she's funny as hell and I'm glad to hear she's raking in the bucks. On an interesting trivia side note Melissa and Jennifer McCarthy are cousins. What Kirk said - she is a hoot! ... Truly useless FJ clue IMHO. When thoughtful persons wat...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 12072

Re: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It seems that there are negative comments about the contestants' wagering regardless of what they wager. It seems you have no clue what you're talking about, whether due to your join date, poor reading comprehension, or both. I can't wait until my join date gives me street cred! Hell- I've already ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 12072

Re: Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wanted the FJ clue to come from a recent current topic of discussion, so I went for Glass-Steagle which has been in news cycles since the great recession and Dodd-Frank act and the GOP talking heads about loosening financial regs. But as I parsed the dates, I knew the answer was part of Teddy R's ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 6351

Re: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got to Periscope indirectly after trying to figure a name for those satellite dish-y things on ships. No familiar objects came to mind (I didn't think about Crow's nest and would have considered Semaphore too obscure) and somehow I tribbled over to Submarines and Periscopes. Once there, no more wa...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10890

Re: Monday, April 17, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

How come I can't miss with Vanderbilt like all the cool kids here? I guessed Emory University because: a) I think that Emory is south-ish, and I think Calhoun is a southerner, what with the plantation and slavery and all b) It seemed like a person's name and not the name of a town, ergo a benefactor...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11077

Re: Friday, April 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Plus I've been on the NJ Turnpike but never knew about the rest stops. I didn't remember the Brown Swiss as a dairy cow, and confuse it with Shorthorns as one of the minor breeds of cattle (I'm smack in farm country and took FFA in high school). The Brown Swiss is...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 16, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 11077

Re: Friday, April 14, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ignore lists don't work well with all this quoting going on. I thought we had agreed to keep all this stuff to a single thread. English, please. And yes, I quoted you because I think the little bubbles help keep the message coherent. I'm not good enuf to organize bubbles from different posts, and b...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 14718

Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer? I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gy...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 14718

Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer? I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gy...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 12, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 14718

Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd say this FJ would be pretty tough for millenials, unless they are a classic horror film buff. Much easier for generation X, and that proved out with Jane's sole get. I would assume the exact opposite. Millenials like myself likely remember seeing the trailer for the remake. And are also better ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 12939

Re: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes! All you have to do is bite an Octopus in the eye to get on J! I was proud to TOM out the NJ turnpike having never heard the song and only associating Edison with NJ whereabouts. I had to do the compulsory elimination of Route 66 (travel it daily), then what named highways do I know? Pac Coast, ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 8759

Re: Monday, April 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I were a smart fellow, and on the show, it would be hard for me to resist asking Alex - "I'll take Dominatrix for $1000 please". I bet you'd find a way not to say that, since it was DJ. Therefore the "If I were a smart fellow". Mea Culpa. I even game planned the joke at $400 to be safe/redundant...