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by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: A Missed Daily Double is not Lach Trash
Replies: 8
Views: 2158

Re: A Missed Daily Double is not Lach Trash

I would have posted this in a game thread, but I have seen multiple posters do this and I do not wish to single any one of them out: do what? violate the sanctity of the game thread? i've tossed in a simple question or two that are not directly topical because I didn't want to boost the thread coun...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 9671

Re: Friday, March 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm impressed at all the boardies who got "isomer". That's College level Chem knowledge unless it is known as a kind of stock trivia nugget. I suppose it depends on the college and high schools in question, but "isomers" were taught at every single chemistry level at my high school. And during the ...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 9671

Re: Friday, March 31, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Same here. Like Mark, I had spear, lance, and pike, but never could put two and two together. Another great FJ from the writers. Stumped many smart people here and made even dumb people (yours truly) slap their heads at home. I just knew it had to be the real long thingie they use to make a phalanx...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 19208

Re: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's sad to see 28 grand lost by a bad decision. She fought back at the end and grabbed the last clue before the buzzer. She answered some tough questions in that pen name category - I don't think the others wanted any part of them. I was trying to channel Morbeedo in FJ, because I don't know any B...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 19208

Re: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's sad to see 28 grand lost by a bad decision. She fought back at the end and grabbed the last clue before the buzzer. She answered some tough questions in that pen name category - I don't think the others wanted any part of them. I was trying to channel Morbeedo in FJ, because I don't know any Br...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 5626

Re: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On an amusing note, though, she got that "nanometer" DD as quickly as I did, which I wouldn't someone not into math and science to. I thought the same thing - She BEAT me to it. I was trying to savor the clue and make sure I didn't mis-read/mis-hear, especially since I work daily with units of micr...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 8736

Re: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I strongly doubt the Gettysburg vets reuned there seventy-five times. 1864 strikes me as a particularly unlikely year for a meetup. They didn't say the reunions had been annual. There were several major reunions at Gettysburg. The 25th anniversary event in 1888 was attended by an estimated 30,000 p...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 8736

Re: Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

By now, Gettysburg's significance has been established for our Canadian cohorts. Whether it is completely accurate or not, it is known as the turning point of the war. It is iconic for both sides, and I doubt if the average public school student remembers any other battles, even Bull Run(s)/Manassas...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Educated Aliteracy: Pride in Not Reading
Replies: 12
Views: 4065

Re: Educated Aliteracy: Pride in Not Reading

Thanks for the stimulus, Iron Neck. I'm not exactly proud of it, but I I unashamedly ignore everything of the fictional genre, even if it is educational and informative. I will find myself listening to an interesting story on "Fresh Air", and the moment it is revealed to be an author's fictional cha...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ! clues for the 3/20/17 week
Replies: 22
Views: 5025

Re: FJ! clues for the 3/20/17 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I missed the damn blues question which is like forgetting my middle name. I just Pavlov'd the number 8 when I saw the word "beat" and didn't even process the question. I don't eat ice cream. But I like numbers, so an easy get for me. Quantico was an educated guess...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 27, 2017 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 6092

Re: Monday, March 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good game, but Adam sure shot from the hip and his 1 dollar cushion with a 2K question left was a head scratcher. His guesses were not mistakes, they were guesses all the way. Balboa in California? Now that I think of it, maybe he was (I just rememberred Balboa Park in SD). I should look it up and s...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 12061

Re: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Well, none of the words in 'Dr. Livingstone, I presume' is 4 letters, but that quote is apocryphal, isn't it? What 4-letter word might he have said in the real quote?" *Alex reveals the answer* "Hmm. I guess that clue said 4-word, eh?" Me, my wife, and my sister-in-law all read the clue as "4 lett...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 12061

Re: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was rooting against Stephanie as soon as she did an impromptu advertisement for Zumba. Where's the love for Stephanie on this board? Isn't Zumba just another fitness craze du jour, which happens to have better staying power than tap dancing, kick boxing, P90X, Nordic Track, spin Here's the love! ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 12061

Re: Friday, March 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was rooting against Stephanie as soon as she did an impromptu advertisement for Zumba. Where's the love for Stephanie on this board? Isn't Zumba just another fitness craze du jour, which happens to have better staying power than tap dancing, kick boxing, P90X, Nordic Track, spin classes, etc.. No...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 9284

Re: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I feel bad for Kevin and Robin, who wagered properly on FJ only to get beat by an unwise wager from third. I'll be rooting for the two challengers tomorrow. More specifically, I'll be rooting for Stephanie to finish DJ in 3rd with a crush to the leader. I have to respectfully disagree. Both Robin a...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 9284

Re: Thursday, March 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats, Kevin. I'm anxious to hear your inside scoops. Is the taping studio cold? How do you follow the opponent's score, is there a visible sign or monitor you can see? you must know your own score somehow? Most important, will your check come soon :) I thought this FJ might be a triple stumper a...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 5976

Re: Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Final Jeopardy came to me this way: They listed a lot of months but there are a few missing. What's signifacant about those months in the clue? They all have 31 days. What company has something related to number 31? Baskin Robbins. Done. That process took about 8-10 seconds. Not an instaget but I c...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 9737

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

Congratulations to Kevin! Sad that my alma mater was a triple stumper, especially when spotted "Pretty Colors". Maybe it's because brown is only the 6th best tasting color? From Randall Munroe, who everybody need to know about: https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/best_tasting_colors_2x.png (sorry I don't ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 8659

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

Would it have been so awful if Alex's first hint was a part of the clue? I didn't need the slogan, but "twenty in Roman numerals" was necessary for me to solve this... :twisted: Still, I think it's a pretty cool clue... That might have been a bit too easy. I'm glad he explained the solution instead...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 16, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 8659

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

Way to pull it out Champ! I wasted a few seconds thinking if there's any play on words for the millennium nature of the 20th century and decided against it and started thinking of twenty in foreign languages. Stupidly, I thought of Dos Equis, instead of veinte for Spanish, so all the time I've spent...