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by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1920

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have quickly gotten used to Mike Richards, and he has nailed it for three days (OK, one afternoon in real time). He backfilled just enough to make sure everybody got the point of the clue or the subtext if needed. On FJ, uh-oh - it's that damn thing the writers like with the J'accuse meme. But was...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11827

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

ClassicRoadster will be glad to face the rest of us the next 7 games after leading off playing the two ringers :). It was a bit of a rude awakening for sure... Decent start to the season for me other than MD2. Loved the Big Ben question but I didn't get there as I didn't even consider that parliame...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1819

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm kind of sorry to see Aaron go, but that is offset by finally seeing a sensible second place bet with it's sweet reward. I knew the answer was a trivia staple, but hastily read the population as 10 million, not 110 million. This made me snicker at the two Nigeria guesses (which I also thought was...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Is Avon MLM? Consensus on the intarwebs seems to be that it is, but it's one of the gentler ones. That was a close call by me - I kind of conflated Avon with Tupperware parties as an obligatory friendship waste of money. Avon isn't nearly as egregious as Mary Kay - so probably wasn't as exploitativ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I have a feeling that FJ clue was pretty easy for those of us in the over 50 demo. Avon was a bigger deal 40 years ago. Would younger people even know Avon exists? Fair point. But I think Avon is iconic for their multi-level-marketing scheme/scam as well as their doorbell meme (Avon calling) and on...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1782

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

Well, I don't know many playwrights or many cosmetic brands. But old cosmetic brands? Coco Chanel (not a playwright) and Avon (yeah, that works). I don't tend to think of brand name cosmetics being a thing until post-war, or at least with the advent of talking pictures. My PSA for today: Not that th...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11827

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I'm a little relieved about Day 2 after reading these posts. The JBoardLite Rundle has 2 A Rundlers that got 9 right between them. The remaining 8 of us: 6 got exactly one right, only one got any points at all (2). Helium was a freebie for me and Bamaman blocked it perfectly. I spoiled his lone get ...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1853

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

The Physics DD pretty much required you to know the science I think. Around 1800 William Herschel found that this type of radiation he called "radiant heat" is closely related to visible light . People know about infrared in terms of greenhouse effect, and even radiant heaters, but nobody associate...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1853

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

This was our first full episode with Mike hosting after the preemption yesterday. He seems a little robotic, but is doing a nice job. For FJ, add one more to the list that knew the movie but couldn't pull the FFC name. I read something about the diminishing returns of sequels a long time ago that me...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11827

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

I had a nice start with 3 right including a total WAG of the Tran-Siberian Railway (ftr, I said Railroad and got credit). The rowing clue bugged me because I couldn't think of a fad gym implement besides Nautilus, BowFlex, and Thighmaster from the era. Turns out to be something I've never heard of w...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2107

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Our broadcast started late, and cut away before the interviews for JRB's moment of silence. Re-joined with some tall guy betting 10,000 and never recovering. Too bad, it must have been a good slugfest up to that point. I wasn't aware Taps had an origin story, but it was easy to guess and count it up...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4499
Views: 689054

Re: Reretaken Down

Those media fact check sites come with their own heavy biases. I read their review of NYT just for laughs & it’s quite funny. I found AFRET's citation (mediabiasfactcheck.com) very interesting and informative. No laughs here. I hadn't looked at a resource of this type, but I'm sure that there are p...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2402

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

Nothing about KJ's last show? That surprised me a little. I figured we'd at least get a "That's all for me, you'll see Mike Richards on Monday." This surprised me also. I even played all the way through the credits expecting a parting quip. I wonder if Ken knew it was going to be his last show when...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2402

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

There was a clue in the May 1, 2019 game that triggered a good bit of discussion re: Icelandic surnames. That is where I first learned of it. https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?p=307000#p307000 (and subequent posts, and into the TPH education thread) Thank you for the citation. This is where I first h...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1646

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

If I had about 50 guesses, I may have gotten this. But probably not. I had no idea that "figure" went away. I paused after time ran out and thought about figure skating - I knew they don't do compulsories now, but I hadn't noticed that it isn't still called that. I think these posts indicate a misu...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 76
Views: 9835

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Changed my vote from not had it to have it. I have no energy and have barely eaten since Thursday. I don’t think I ate at all Sunday. My wife tested positive and got an IV treatment today. I got a test yesterday and will have results tomorrow. I get dizzy if I get up to walk around. We are all pull...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1646

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

Similar to Mark, I got hung up with the idea that biathlon was sanitized to remove the gun-toting element, but couldn't think of any previous names for it. What about ski jumping, is there a new pretty name for it now - I don't think so. I paused after time ran out and thought about figure skating -...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2525

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

We are snowbound, so why not some peanut gallery posts :). (It's not trolling when I do it :lol:) Time for me to be surprised by the FJ difficulty again. They spotted you 'surveyor', 'geographic' and, indirectly, 'English'. That leaves you 'Everest' and...probably everything else left is too obscure...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2525

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

Add another casualty of the Taj Mahal. TIL that I can't name a SINGLE geographic feature of India. Black Hole of Calcutta - nope. Taj Mahal - nope. Ganges, maybe, but not the right response for this clue. As already suggested, the India connection was not useful. At least they didn't name it Mt. McK...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11827

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

In my rookie season (LL63), there were 11 leagues and so many rookie rundles that the league grew from around 2,200 to 2,800. I think that's still the largest percentage growth from one LL season to the next, except maybe one of the first few seasons. But the growth has been really impressive all t...