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by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 20, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/12/21 week
Replies: 36
Views: 1013

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: 2359

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: 2251

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: 2251

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: 1754

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: 1837

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: 1837

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: 2016

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: 1798

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: 2016

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: 3348

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: 1941

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: 1758

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: 3348

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: 2165

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: 3348

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: 3348

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. :(
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3447

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I beat all the contestants in getting Iranian hostages. I thought 444 was Pavlov for that. It happens that so many people played 444 on the day they were released, the Michigan State Lottery suspended trading in 444 in its Daily 3 game. In 2015 Congress authorized payments of $4.44 million to each ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Apr 06, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 3348

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

Put me in the FDR group for the therapeutic polio cabin. Easy to get if you know it's an airplane. Aaron definitely improved for his second game. (Rant alert): I want him to do well, but if they give the job to an entitled, unqualified white male, I might :roll: stop watching the show. There are pro...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3447

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instead of "who called the field goal?", how about "who failed to score on 7 tries against the Tampa Bay goal line defense?". I went right to Mr. Rogers just based on the sentiment of the quote and it helped that we just viewed the Tom Hanks movie during the last year. I was wondering about Standard...