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by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far
Replies: 16
Views: 974

Re: Rank the Three Guest Hosts So Far

I'll confess to my Social Justice agenda, but even before my filter, I went with Katie/Kennie/Mikie. I think Katie's enthusiasm was genuine, but it might seem fake after 30 seasons or so, even if it isn't. For the long run, I can see Ken standing the test of time. Mike was a pro, in both a good way ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 19, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2424

Re: Friday, March 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nick gave me a good laugh with his faulty (though I get it) logic for the $1000 baseball clue: “The greatest drawing card in the history of baseball" No, Nick, not Wagner for a baseball card. :lol: I did the same thing and said Wagner. I don't understand the clue. What does drawing card mean here? ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2374

Re: Thursday, March 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No hope on the Broadway play, but I would have picked POTO from a list. I cratered on it early thinking I needed the name of the character, and well, I don't know any lead roles but maybe Frankie Valee (sp?) and surely 15 people haven't done that role. I don't usually jump on quality control (or lac...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2956

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This has been the best game-day thread in a long time :D FJ: I went immediately to marble, and took a few seconds to get the most Italian name I know and then eliminated Travertine. I made it to Carrera (sic) next, and sadly, got stuck there. While I guess my knowledge of art made this an instaget,...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 17, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2372

Re: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Progressive and Socialist for FJ. I’m glad we have a new champ. Much better game than yesterday. FJ: I put Bull Moose, Socialist, and Communist into a basket. I left the Moose meat in the basket because I think that Communism was surprisingly popular at some period in history, but maybe it w...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2956

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This has been the best game-day thread in a long time :D FJ: I went immediately to marble, and took a few seconds to get the most Italian name I know and then eliminated Travertine. I made it to Carrera (sic) next, and sadly, got stuck there. Looking for 3 a's took me to Alabaster (which always take...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2956

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You don't have to know The Agony and the Ecstasy, you just have to have learned the phrase "Carrara marble." I don't have an idea where I know it from. It means nothing more to me than "Corinthian leather." A buzz phrase, probably used promotionally. I have no interest in marble, or even "tiling an...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I got 5 right (Bose-Einstein / Cleveland / Kruger / Stalingrad / Angler), but moneyed a wrong guess of "Treatise" for "Essay". I also blew the Leadbelly answer with "Eileen", instead of "Irene". I could hear the lyric, but if I'd backed up to the "Good Night" part, it would have been an instaget. I...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

If I hadn't gotten 0 for it, I'd complain about Himalayas not being taken for Kashmir. I got zero for it and geography is my 12th best category. But I was still happy to get credit, but no points for "Cashmere" :lol". I've never bothered to see if there is any connection, but always just imagined a...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2451

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Will one of the board etymologists explain if "Panem" is just a derivative of the bread part, or does it somehow include the circus? Panis is the nominative word for bread. Panem is the accusative form of panis. You use the accusative form to state a noun as a direct object. If you were going to sa...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2451

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"That place in The Hunger Games that starts with 'Pan'" is as far as I got Have not read the books Have not seen the movies Yeah, pretty much exactly this for me, too. Sort of surprised it was a triple get. This is going to be a fun poll question - "I got "Pan", and then some other shit after that"...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I got 5 right (Bose-Einstein / Cleveland / Kruger / Stalingrad / Angler), but moneyed a wrong guess of "Treatise" for "Essay". I also blew the Leadbelly answer with "Eileen", instead of "Irene". I could hear the lyric, but if I'd backed up to the "Good Night" part, it would have been an instaget. I'...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3190

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've added a note in the FJ! round for Katie's "chickamonga". It's hard for me to play back my internal tape, but I probably would have said Chickamauga with 70% confidence that it was the right wrong answer. I reported as guessing Chickamonga just to avoid this conversation in a quest to not make ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I would have guessed it at 80% and Gorilla glue at 50% (instead of 92%). Gorilla Glue was practically a current event https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/11/us/gorilla-glue-challenge-hair-tessica-brown-trnd/index.html That probably spoiled it for Thorsten. I did see all the clickbait headlines on this stor...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Mar 13, 2021 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I guess I have to call that an easy week, since I only missed 3 questions. And I should have gotten 2 of them. Be afraid of next week. It may be a bit too introspective to wonder if TI designed a couple of easy days before and after the Midseason Classic originally scheduled after MD13. I don't see...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3190

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank you Katie for the detailed explanation at the reveal. At least I know that my total made up WAG of Chickamonga was cromulent. I'm sure the writers provided the intel, but we've been left in the dark before by AT many times. This FJ was ungettable to me, if I finally remember Antietam, it doesn...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Mar 12, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 427
Views: 15627

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I'm glad mahatma has straightened out the Olympic and Powerlifting lifts for this thread. I had the answer at "optional" grip. I hated deadlifts until I went to the opposing grip and all the pain in the forearms disappeared and it just felt so much safer. They are great for the core. I failed to not...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2148

Re: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Super job by Emily with the NBA logos. How did she get the Denver Nuggets? Mining equipment and Nuggets--as in gold nuggets? I think it was "pickaxes". I was busy just trying to make a visual - I'm always better off sticking to the left brain. To me pickaxes could be the undertakers as easily as ha...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2148

Re: Thursday, March 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What is "Figaro"? Judges? --Bob Should it be accepted? No (articles in French are all but required). Would they probably accept it? Yeah. I usually don't participate in judge opinions, but I can't imagine rejecting just "Figaro" The clue didn't directly ask for the exact full name of the newspaper,...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Mar 11, 2021 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 2104

Re: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ETA - ignore the stupidity of the strike-through, but I'm leaving it as a lesson. Nothing quite like posting something wrong and figuring it out immediately after you are off the grid :). Of course To Sir With Love is not a Bond movie :oops:. Were you thinking of "The Man with the Golden Gun" becau...