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by davey
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1759

Re: Friday, July 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised they took Baskin and Robbins as well as night oil. I think it's reasonable to be more lenient on idioms, and googling with the phrase in quotes, "burning the midnight oil" gets 587,000 hits compared to 142,000 for "burning the night oil", so within the same order of magnitude. On the othe...
by davey
Fri Jul 02, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1759

Re: Friday, July 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Meanwhile we had a clean sweep of all three contestants beginning their interview stories with that damned unnecessary "So...." I keep wondering whether anyone even notices how that abomination has crept into our language? I didn't until you brought it up before...so thanks a lot for that! I had so...
by davey
Thu Jul 01, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1267

Re: Thursday, July 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The only lesser VA river I could think of that might actually be in WVA was... Rappahannock . IJefferson might have loved it first for the name! I figured they wouldn't make folks write that, but I had nothing better...Since I grew up not far from WVA, I should have had more of a clue... :roll: I re...
by davey
Thu Jul 01, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1256

Re: Wednesday, June 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "Enter Laughing" director was a die hard J! fan, so the TS (with photo provided) really stung: https://www.primetimer.com/item/Carl-Reiner-spent-his-final-day-watching-Wheel-of-Fortune-and-Jeopardy-with-Mel-Brooks-and-eating-a-quot-Carl-Reiner-Dog-quot-JWSK7E To be fair, it was a pretty young C...
by davey
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1401

Re: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So the war has nothing to do with the colors, right? Just a meaningless coincidence? Not my favorite kind of FJ... :roll: Not that it would have made a difference if I'd thought of the right war instead of reaching back to the Crimean...Might have helped too if I'd heard of French blue...
by davey
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1225

Re: Monday, June 28, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Jun 28, 2021 1:40 pm
Poll request: I knew what this was referring to, but I got that date wrong somehow. :?
I might have if it hadn't been a correct response just last month (Truce! $200)
https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php? ... light=1914
by davey
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Savannah Guthrie Do as Host?
Replies: 40
Views: 1395

Re: How Did Savannah Guthrie Do as Host?

SG had a very appealing low-key manner...She did less to call attention to herself than any of the hosts. Maybe it's because I'm less familiar with her work than the other newspeople, but I found her restraint made her intriguing rather than dull.
by davey
Sat Jun 26, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/21/21 week
Replies: 18
Views: 487

Re: FJs for the 6/21/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :x :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( Should have remembered VT's name from the depths of My Weekly Reader...Either first or last would have given me the other. Never knew Wight was a "holiday isle." The other 2 were easier but I blanked. Hard to mix up Gable and Grant with a picture.....
by davey
Sat Jun 26, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1616

Re: Friday, June 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I assume the pauses in Savannah's - and others' - games is because she's turned to the real judges for a ruling. The contestant says Napa Valley , it's not exactly what's on her card, she turns to the judges, the contestant uses the opportunity to correct himself. Close rulings are what the staff is...
by davey
Fri Jun 25, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1797

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ok how prevalent is it to see the movie and be able to name the main characters is maybe what I’m asking. I’ve seen the movie more than once and I liked it. I could name Matthew Broderick but couldn’t tell you who played Cameron or Ferris’ sister. I can name Mia Sara now. It occurs to me that these...
by davey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1340

Re: Thursday, June 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Last night for FJ I couldn't recall a famous name I learned as a child....Tonight's was about a book I haven't picked up since around the same time. In fact, my strongest memory of it is from the Classic Comics version, which I probably wore out... :geek: But the noggin worked tonight: Not only was ...
by davey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1797

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also the player that got Mia Sara in this game has been haunting me for years: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5517 I'm just genuinely baffled how people get these and would love to figure it out. If you’ve seen the movie, it should be easy as she is one of the main three characters....
by davey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1797

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also the player that got Mia Sara in this game has been haunting me for years: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5517 I'm just genuinely baffled how people get these and would love to figure it out. If you’ve seen the movie, it should be easy as she is one of the main three characters....
by davey
Thu Jun 24, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1797

Re: Tuesday, June 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request on Christopher Guest. It's been haunting me all day that Sandy got that. Also commentary request on how people get the clues about non-superstar supporting actors. He is noteworthy but from the clue it really looks like you needed to know who played Count Rugen in The Princess Bride . ...
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1357

Re: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Once again it helps to be "of a certain age." (OK, and to have a lifelong interest in space exploration). Valentina Tereshkova was the kind of Unless you're "of a certain age" giving you plenty of time to forget it after learning it... :I just couldn't dredge up the name tonight... :roll: I love Bi...
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1111
Views: 298996

Re: J! in the Media

I like to remember that The Grinch's heart "grew three sizes" on Christmas Day and he was cured of his malady. The bright side, folks!
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 525
Views: 64662

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

If you work in the news business, I imagine being the host of the Today Show is a dream job that you don't give up. *entertainment? Is Today really "news" or is it more "show that sometimes mentions current events"? (Never seen it, familiar with the format, but it might be an outdated familiarity) ...
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 525
Views: 64662

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I read recently that when Orson Welles was preparing and filming Citizen Kane on the west coast, he flew back to NY every week to do a Sunday night radio play. So a bicoastal career was considered possible even then. Of course he was doing no preparation for the radio gig (even though he was credite...
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 525
Views: 64662

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Savannah says she has a day job so she’s not in the running for the hosting gig. Just saw her on Today (via Twitter) pushing products for Amazon Prime Day. Kind of blows the mind. I figured some of them weren’t really auditioning for a full-time gig, but it is disappointing that she doesn’t even wa...
by davey
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Capital One College Bowl
Replies: 38
Views: 2455

Re: Capital One College Bowl

Why do the teams have spokespersons for the answers? Shouldn't the team members have their own buzzers? The guy who knew how to spell Schwarzenegger could have answered himself...