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by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 11427

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: 7482

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: 7482

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: 8333

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: 8333

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: 8333

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: 8322

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: 8322

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: 3600

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: 7913

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: 7913

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: 7913

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: 12661

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: 12427

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...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 09, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12427

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

I think the phrasing of this FJ would accept the name of the country, if not outright invite it. "In her memoirs Queen Liliuokalani tells us that before Hawaii had its own national anthem, it used this one" It seems to just invite the name of the country more than the name of the song. Disagree. If...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12427

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

And no, I doubt they would take "The UK National Anthem". They wouldn't take (Two Year Spoiler!) "Founder of the Girl Scouts" for Low: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4845 I think the phrasing of this FJ would accept the name of the country, if not outright invite it. "In her memoirs Queen...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12427

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

I know Hawaii used to be the Sandwich Islands, so that gives me the UK, so God Save the King (which I think is what it actually was)/Queen. Good one, but I think the current Queen E 2 has been on the throne for 150 years or so. Her and Nancy Pelosi (among many others) need to step aside and let som...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game
Replies: 58
Views: 8382

Re: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game

I've seen them. They are called boots. That's all. They go on your tires, or your wheels, but I still haven't heard "tire boot", or "wheel boot". I've mostly heard it as a verb/participle, you get your car booted. (A boot block, in our local parlance, is when the Fire Department collects money at i...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game
Replies: 58
Views: 8382

Re: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game

I live in Texas, and I've seen them. Only name I've heard from them is "boot," and was sure that wouldn't be enough, so I clammed. Never heard "Denver boot." This - best I could have said was boot jack. Maybe it's just local to us, but here in Cowboy Country, a boot jack is something you use to hel...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game
Replies: 58
Views: 8382

Re: Spoiler and poll about an $800 clue in Tuesday, 2/7/17 game

I've seen them. They are called boots. That's all. They go on your tires, or your wheels, but I still haven't heard "tire boot", or "wheel boot". I've mostly heard it as a verb/participle, you get your car booted. (A boot block, in our local parlance, is when the Fire Department collects money at in...