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by talkingaway
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8746

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Has it been 40 years since we in the west changed Peking to Beijing? I wish the West would change the common pronunciation from "bay-ZHING" to "bay-DJING", which is more accurate. For their part, NBC tried to help in 2008. I distinctly remember one Olympic reporter saying that there is no Z sound i...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8746

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A couple of brain-stalls: The "Legally Blonde" clue just came up in my head as "that movie with the Clueless girl - oh, Alicia SIlverstone - where she had a yippy little dog that was turned into a musical." Give me a minute, and I get to it. How long until you got to the girl in the movie actually ...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8746

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A couple of brain-stalls: The "Legally Blonde" clue just came up in my head as "that movie with the Clueless girl - oh, Alicia SIlverstone - where she had a yippy little dog that was turned into a musical." Give me a minute, and I get to it. How long until you got to the girl in the movie actually ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4255
Views: 667155

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

You asked. :D Franklin Pierce has not been used since....October 3rd. This Year. This season. This Month. #8064, aired 2019-10-03 AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $1600: His story began in Salem, Mass. in 1804 & ended 60 years later during a trip to New Hampshire with Franklin Pierce In fairness, Pierce isn't ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8746

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ouch on Ed laying out the history teacher line to double up on DD1 and then botching the Bob Harris Trebekistan special on the $1000 clue. :lol: Presidents should be at the top of the list to swot up on for anyone in the pool. For most US-educated people it shouldn't be too difficult. You've got a ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 8746

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A first for me...other than the rain category, no NHOs in the first round. A couple of brain-stalls: The "Legally Blonde" clue just came up in my head as "that movie with the Clueless girl - oh, Alicia SIlverstone - where she had a yippy little dog that was turned into a musical." Give me a minute, ...
by talkingaway
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 6410

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Arguably, "there is no there there," which she wrote about Oakland, CA, her childhood home, is Stein's most famous quote. I'll bet a lot of people think Shakespeare wrote "Rose is a rose is a rose"... No, but while I was frustrated with myself for not knowing who wrote that, my brain did wander int...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 6410

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Within the past day or two, a story about the "glass floor" from Huffpost came up on my Twitter feed. I had never heard of that phrase used before figuratively, but it makes sense. Wouldn't really have needed to know about the "glass floor" for the clue since "glass ceiling" was sufficient to figure...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9358

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That article says specifically that the prime-time game show Duel was ordered because of the WGA strike, so I think game show/reality writers might be contractually considered different than scripted writers for, say, dramas and comedies. It's true that a lot of unscripted content was ordered by th...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9358

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looking up Lawrence Ferlinghetti in the J-Archive, I found that the writers actually repeated a clue verbatim (verbotem?): here and here . I'm sure this is not the only such instance, but I believe it's the first I've seen of it. The 2008 repeat was because of the 2007–08 Writers Guild of America s...
by talkingaway
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9358

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did it sound to anyone else like Erin said "verboden" rather than "verboten?" Is that really an accepted pronunciation? Yes, I heard a clear "verboden", and then she corrected it fairly quickly to "verboten". I think the rule is if you're still in the middle of your answer before Alex calls you wro...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9358

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Biggest slam dunk on FJ! this season for me since the "plains state + early 1900s book = Wizard of Oz" clue. Sodium = Na, "natrium". Five letters, two down. That leaves three letters and three elements, so they're all single letter elements - no argon (Ar), xenon (Xe), or krypton (Kr), although none...
by talkingaway
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 10575

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To show off, especially in the main seating area of a sports venue "Grandstand" is given, but how about "showboat"? It doesn't quite match the "main seating area" TOM, but there's precedent for a clue where it's correct despite being against the TOM. (I'm guessing it also doesn't quite fit as a rhy...
by talkingaway
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 10575

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew Edward Albee had won several Pulitzers, and none for his most famous play, so this was an instaget for me, ending my stagnation of three straight weeks of 3/5 on FJ. (Next up, 5/5!) Jeopardy is now trolling me. Yesterday, "sage + biblical prophet = Solomon" was wrong. Today, "Solomon = wisdo...
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 10575

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got the same neg as Geoff for IBM/GE in the "Player Piano" clue - at least it was a triple stumper, and I'm not sure how I'd hear of that. I almost ran the Player Piano category, except I picked the OTHER blind pianist - Stevie - for the $200 clue. I also stood and stared at the $200 "decoy" clue ...
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1484
Views: 223103

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SCIENCE

While the original and most widely-known version was developed by a Russian in the 1860s, French scientist Charles Janet's alternate rearrangement of this eliminates some gaps.
Spoiler
What is the periodic table (of the elements)?
by talkingaway
Fri Oct 11, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 4272

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I seem to have a weird streak recently of living a J! life. I'm seeing SpongeBob the Musical in a few weeks (don't judge), and really liked one song on it - "No Control". I do a little Wiki snooping, and learn that SpongeBob is sort of a Frankenmusical - it has multiple artists contributing a song, ...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 8525

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you win the game you have the opportunity to win infinite money. Infinite money. And in the above example you are willing to risk infinite money for an extra $2799? That's barely more than the second place consolation prize. A couple of examples, recently Jason Z had a great run winning 19 games...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 8525

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was zero rationale for Emily's FJ wager other than covering. She probably knew she needed to cover a double up from 2nd and then wagered some random round number that accomplished that. In the leader's position, you wager to win by $1 to a 2nd place double up. Each dollar extra wagered reduce...
by talkingaway
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 8525

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I now see a little bit of the reason for the FJ! bet - I'd be tempted to Clavin that category, because it's my specialty, too. I still don't like overbetting FJ!, especially when the "average contestant" is about 50-50 to get FJ! right, and unless you have hard evidence that you're above average, yo...