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by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3067

Re: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Said Neuschwanstein Castle. Spelled it right. Knew it was wrong. I would've gone with that but I couldn't figure out how to spell it, even phonetically. So I went with something easier to spell. Rijksmuseum. Got Tivoli right away, then considered Neuschwanstein, but figured there's no way they woul...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3353

Re: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still can't keep straight if HDL or LDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol For what it's worth, the way I remember is to know that HD stands for "high-density" and LD stands for "low-density." Then I think about how stuff that's low-density takes up more space than an equal mass of higher dens...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3353

Re: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

THE HUMAN BODY category was a strangely valued IMO. Getting "plexus" should have been worth muuuch more than just $400, probably down two spots. Not when spotted 'solar'. Without solar, I'd say that's bottom row. I agree. And that's the beauty of the clue writing and this show. I've kind of known t...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/12/21 week
Replies: 36
Views: 1678

Re: FJs for the 4/12/21 week

No idea how you're supposed to know about Mulholland unless you are from California. I knew about him from reading the book Cadillac Desert . Fascinating book, but perhaps a tad comprehensive unless you're really interested in the history of water utilization in the American West. I have more of a ...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Apr 19, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 3353

Re: Monday, April 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anderson has won the interview segment with just one day. I wonder if the players felt as special as he seems to want them to feel. I thought maybe he'd forget to play DJ and just keep shooting the breeze (I usually say something else here). The rest of his duties were like a first draft. A good fir...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 18, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?
Replies: 51
Views: 3106

Re: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?

but neither did Alex. You're kidding, right? Alex's broadcaster's voice was as good as they come. He got his start as a radio announcer. erm... I had to look back at the context: "he doesn't have God given pipes, but neither did Alex". This is just my "pipes" envy causing the hate :twisted: . I jus...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?
Replies: 51
Views: 3106

Re: How Did Aaron Rodgers Do as Host?

I have assigned a 9. I can't remember my grading scale from before, but basically his only weakness is that he doesn't have God given pipes, but neither did Alex. Aaron probably would clean up his loose enunciation with time and coaching. The news is that Jack Buck's hat is in the ring, so unfortuna...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 16, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2552

Re: Friday, April 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I generally disagree with folks who claim a clue is "negbait", but I would be open to arguments in this case. I knew it, thanks to this FJ from many many years ago, but with "Utah" right there in the clue, you'd be hard pressed to guess anything but what the 3 contestants did. Tacking "in Californi...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

46R. 4/4 on big clues. F=d(mv)/dt. This is a thinking out of the box formulation :lol:. Don't forget to use the momentum term in Einstein's equation (Sorry I don't know how to embed video) :eta - wow, I just pasted the URL, and bang ! Henry is my favorite YouTube guru. Thanks mods for this. https:/...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2725

Re: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aaron could finish the season and I would be fine with it. On occasion I think his delivery reminds me of the great comedian Mitch Hedberg with a little dose of Steven Wright. Especially with his "that's it" type of affirmatives. Instaget FJ, and then thinking "everyone has a 1/26 chance of guessing...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3091

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm here a day late to bring down the FJ percentage. My first thought was AUSTRALIA - Melbourne and uh, Sidney? Why couldn't I remember anything about Sidney, since it had to be in my adult lifetime? If I'm going to not remember an Olympics, it might as well be in Canada to go with the Montreal sur...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2353

Re: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Orion and Sag both have several within them. I don't usually whine about clues I got right, but that's what makes it a subpar clue in my opinion. It's pinned on "which constellation did Huygens talk about?" - which is an incredibly obscure factoid. I concur. They should have said "spear" and it wou...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 13, 2021 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3091

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm here a day late to bring down the FJ percentage. My first thought was AUSTRALIA - Melbourne and uh, Sidney? Why couldn't I remember anything about Sidney, since it had to be in my adult lifetime? If I'm going to not remember an Olympics, it might as well be in Canada to go with the Montreal sure...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm pleasantly encouraged by Rodgers, especially since I watched only FJ from Monday. As noted, he's a bit of a sleep-aide. The big question is how much he improved on the second day of taping, because, since he's an NFL quarterback, he would have studied the film from day one like his life depende...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 09, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2853

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They lost me at "novella". I've either read it or seen a movie about it but I don't remember the rabbit farm McGuffin. I wouldn't characterize it as a novella, whatever that means, but I missed it because I didn't know the story well enough. Fair question. Congrats to the new champion, you wagered s...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 08, 2021 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2380

Re: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

:( I cycled through Brazil and Rio (not the capital) before remembering Brasilia and figuring that wasn't it. I picked Lima because I only remember a couple of capitals from 6th grade. My other pick was the capital or Argentina, whatever that is. It could be literally any city :lol: . I knew Brandon...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm pleasantly encouraged by Rodgers, especially since I watched only FJ from Monday. As noted, he's a bit of a sleep-aide. The big question is how much he improved on the second day of taping, because, since he's an NFL quarterback, he would have studied the film from day one like his life depende...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2801

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If a woman on the wrong side of the law in New England in the 1890s comes up again are there any other legitimate options for the FJ! round when the category is NOTORIOUS? Nellie Bly would not fit the category and I can't find anything illegal Ma Barker did in her teens. It almost seems to me that ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks, alietr, for providing the context. If you asked 100 literate, well-educated people to copy-edit that passage, I suspect none would flag the "a." That in itself demonstrates that it's idiomatic English. It's a terrible sentence though. It meanders all over the place. The diagram would look r...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 07, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4622

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was with the British Labor party clue? Brandon answered 'Labor', and hearing crickets, specified "The Labor Party". The writers should have had that on the card as a good answer. *cough* Labo u r *uncough* Good one. :oops: In my haste to post about it first I fourgot to cheque my spelling. :(