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by twelvefootboy
Sun May 02, 2021 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 2417

Re: Friday, April 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious Mark. Do you think adding the year 1905 would have helped you at all? 1900 being Oz is one of the big book-year Pavlovs. It would have gotten me away from C.S. Lewis. The year might have helped me, but I can't be sure because none of the "alphabet-y" verbage takes me to Oz. I went with ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 98
Views: 4832

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anyone know offhand it Emily's 9K DD is the largest DD bet of the season? Or at least the guest hosts? I can't remember ANY other bets this large since James H ended his run. Thankfully, I've forgotten all his birthday/tribute numbers :lol: At the bottom of the season pages on J! Archive, ther...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 98
Views: 4832

Re: Thursday, April 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was this the record largest combined total for three contestants heading into FJ? 53,000 is nothing to sneeze at. Emily went from $9600 to $36,600 with just two responses! This one I knew for sure without even having to get into the Holzhauer games: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=92...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2805

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm OK with Leah's wager but if she chose not to go all in, she should have strongly considered 6202. We've seen suicide wagers from Dana's position more than once. Why not $6201? Either way, I agree she should have considered something in that range, and maybe she did. But if she goes that way, sh...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6004

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I generally like to wait for "breaking" news to dissipate so I can relax the filter . So far there's no indication of old Social Media posts, and it's too early to criticize a lack of contrition IMHO. Now, IF he has some previous Social Media posting history, then :twisted: :twisted: . I'm wondering...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 29, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2805

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew this one in the fifth grade, and probably couldn't name another director until I was 28 and Star Wars came out. You just pretty seriously dated yourself there, fella. Of course, when I was in the fifth grade, we had just gotten talkies. Since you mention it, I screwed up the math :lol: . Thi...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2805

Re: Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... Wow, they got 3 contestants who know something about football this time! ;) ... Wow, they got a contestant who knows something about football this time! ;) 4/5 for Leah with no incorrect responses while Dana had one wrong and Hari was silent. The writers tried to tee up another "football" momen...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6004

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...This is the second day in a row he hasn't informed a contestant that they can bet up to $1000/$2000 on a DD when the contestant had less than that amount. ... Maybe he didn't want to go in the hole, and it wouldn't have mattered anyway, and the host isn't required to Mirandize the contestant.......
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 27, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 119
Views: 6004

Re: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This subtropical region is a biosphere reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, &, as of 1947, a National Park Without subtropical I might have had a shot. Biosphere wasn't any help either, but that is on me. I conflated that with the ill-fated Biosphere in Arizona. 1947 led me to Micronesia or Puert...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 27, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4547
Views: 710164

Re: Reretaken Down

There was someting to help with a jewel of hidden TOM in "currently known as this city". Renamed cities that I can list offhand are the correct answer, a couple of Russian ones, Beijing/Peking, Hanoi/whatever, I'm out of time / Tulsa. Perhaps you meant Saigon. :oops: I started typing Ho Chi Minh Ci...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Apr 26, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2945

Re: Monday, April 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

had no clue on final. Theres noting there that would help be narrow it down. Lach Trach - Maya Angelou, War DD There was someting to help with a jewel of hidden TOM in "currently known as this city". Renamed cities that I can list offhand are the correct answer, a couple of Russian ones, Beijing/Pe...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/19/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1001

Re: FJs for the 4/19/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I started with a camel’s hump but switched to the horn in time. I failed to make the switch, partly...... I will be in the 8-18% of misses this week. In Re the Horn of Africa Clue, currently sitting at 12% fail rate, it will probably go down when the counting in P...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Apr 23, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 4266

Re: Friday, April 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was basically "have you seen the movie or not". I suppose one could have gotten it without seeing the movie if one was paying attention during awards season and allowed oneself to connect "German" with "Christoph Waltz", who swept the big three supporting actor awards that year with the role, j...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1914

Re: Thursday, April 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I started with a camel’s hump but switched to the horn in time. I failed to make the switch, partly because I started in Arabia and got hung up on the camel as the local animal. When I saw Somalia, then I knew exactly what the region looked like, and stayed with camel hump because well, it does loo...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1699

Re: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ was a good clue, although Boomer-centric, as many of them are. I didn't know the Olds was made in Lansing but it was on the short list. I eliminated Pontiac (surely made in Pontiac Michigan?) and any American Motors derivatives since I couldn't take Jeep, Rambler, etc.. back to 1904. I overlooked...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Apr 21, 2021 12:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1845

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

I've heard of Tivoli Fountain(s?), never Tivoli Gardens. Maybe you're thinking of the Trevi Fountain in Rome? Tivoli Gardens are in Copenhagen (hence the H.C. Andersen hint). If you knew of the existence of Tivoli this FJ was pretty easy. Otherwise I guess it was pretty much impossible. :D I was th...
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: 1845

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: 2359

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: 2359

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: 1011

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 ...