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by twelvefootboy
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 15940

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

Is today's FJ a YEKIOYD? Many posters have it as an instaget, but, how come? There is no pathway by the TOM, and it is even worse by the dreadful anti-TOM category choice. Does anybody know this answer by organic means, as a consequence of being a lifelong learner, attentive observer and aspiring po...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/20/17 week
Replies: 27
Views: 4820

Re: FJs for the 2/20/17 week

I was apparently posting selfies before there was a name for them. I have photo albums showing that my dad was taking selfies in the '70s, before there was an online. . This may be picking a nit, but in 2002, to take a selfie, you had to hold the phone away from you, finger hopefully on the button,...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4255
Views: 682032

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 resp...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 10064

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

It seems like we've had far to many pronunciation discussions, but I'm sure Gary said "intro-vitro-fertilization" for IVF. I asked the missus what she heard and she agreed (and doesn't have my bias that it should be "in-vitro...". I don't know how you're hearing that. I hear him pause very slightly...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 10064

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

It seems like we've had far to many pronunciation discussions, but I'm sure Gary said "intro-vitro-fertilization" for IVF. I asked the missus what she heard and she agreed (and doesn't have my bias that it should be "in-vitro...". I gave up scoring my own game. The jumping around, the quickness of t...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10698

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

MtlMike wrote:
JemRiffster wrote:I am about 70% sure I heard Lilly say Insane Klown Policy.
"Insane Klown Policy" is something issuing forth from the White House these days!
:mrgreen:
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10698

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

"Avocation" may be one of the most undervalued $400 clues ever. Because you can make SO many different words by adding a single letter to the front of "vocation". That first requires you to know that "avocation" is a word. Ovocation and evocation seem just as likely if you don't outright know it. I...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10698

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

Ugh! The FJ category may be in a lot of you guy's wheelhouse, but I just wanted to give Alex the finger in solidarity with Viraj (this comment will seem peculiar out of context in years to come). This was a sub-par FJ after 3 outstanding FJ's. The degree of difficulty was probably OK (2/3), it just ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 9185

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

to quote Charlie Brown (or is it Lucy Van Pelt?) ARRGGHH! My lucky streak is over for this week. Easily nailed down the Lincoln TOM and settled on 1859 since it was the "campaign" year. Then remembered the actual election/inaugural years and moved to 1860 knowing election seasons used to be a sane l...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 10891

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

[/quote] And this is after Alex went out of his way to emphasize that the response was topical - which is pretty unusual for him. [/quote] I didn't understand if AT said "tropical", or "topical", and wasn't interested enough to back up. I also didn't recognize that this was unusual, but it is isn't ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 10891

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

Judge Von Erich says he would not be surprised if this scores a 50 on the board once the regulars get to it. To quote Alex: Can you BMS? Actually, it won't help. What does this mean? If it ruins the joke, don't bother. I'm just a newbie. I think this will poll in the high 80's just like last week's...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 10891

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: 47771

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: 682032

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: 682032

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: 11091

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: 11091

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: 11091

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: 7246

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: 7246

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 ...