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by talkingaway
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1994

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

For FJ!, I knew exactly what they were looking for, but blanked on the director of The Godfather. Frustrated, I put down Puzo, knowing full well he was the second author referenced in the clue. I could picture the cover of some version of The Godfather that had "Mario Puzo's" in front of it, and fig...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2217

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

I got FJ!, but couldn't help feeling some sympathy for the contestants. The first thing I'd want to do is count out the notes in Taps, and I assume they pipe the Think! music in during FJ!. I cheated, paused, and got 27, but figured I'd added some notes, and it was close enough. Googling it, I repea...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2516

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

Sure, got Samuel Barber...if only it had been the FJ! I was not in sync with the writers much this week...I'm interested to know if posters were aware of the law change (the kind of thing that would be great slipped into the Current Events thread, even if it got lost among the tombstones.. :roll: )...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2516

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

Fast forwarding through the commercials, I started thinking that the category would be about East Asian names and those small East Asian countries that I always overlook. Nope, I got lucky. Knew this one, and got it in just two words when I fast forwarded too far and heard Ken say "nation allowed". ...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2142

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

The category told me it would be a fairly narrow list of possible answers - it's going to be a loser who never won, and how many losers are going to be appropriate responses? Basically, we're looking for an also-ran, a might-have-been, or an almost-was. Somehow, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney doesn't s...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1725

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

I vaguely recall figure skating in the 1984 Olympics, and I knew that they eliminated the creation of figures at some point between 1984 and 1994, but it just didn't come to me. For about 15 seconds, I blanked out on the subject, so I was asking myself stupid questions like "Is a softball really sof...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2628

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

Was anybody else floored by APGAR? Why is all this cool stuff kept from us angry white males? Just how mean is it to give newborn infants tests right out of the womb? At least let them have some coffee first. Coffee is generally reserved for premature newborns who head to the Special Care Nursery o...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 17, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

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

Anyone else think that for "In Genesis 4 this murder takes place", Cain and Abel should have gotten a BMS? Not for me. If I said "The Zodiac Killer murders", that's a fairly standard delineation of an event by the murderer. Yes, it's often more common to use the name of the deceased, particularly w...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2628

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

Leander wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:53 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:21 pm


Phil has a lookalike, and I can't place it. This is gonna bug me.
Try Jason Lee. “My Name Is Earl”
Bingo - that's it. Thanks, I can sleep now.
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2628

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

I didn't fall for Taj Mahal - the Hindi name Raj lead me away from it. Also, Mahal is close enough to "Mahatma", giving the "t" sound to complete "Taj" and just leaving an "l", which probably wouldn't too hard for a Hindi speaker to pronounce if they have a mango lassi. I know some of those words mi...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2272

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

I didn't know the connection - saw the Denzel version of Fences, but failed to notice it's in Pittsburgh. I'd recognize the name August Wilson, but I'll have to cement it in my head a little bit more. In the irony department: August IS the correct response this time, Augie August! I had absoutely no...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 4380

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

I don't have access to the Las Vegas newspaper online, but a couple of sites have reported that Brayden's family told a local paper that he passed away in the hospital after complications from surgery: https://www.today.com/popculture/jeopardy-champ-brayden-smith-died-following-complications-surgery...
by talkingaway
Sun Feb 14, 2021 12:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1484
Views: 223179

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

THE HUMAN BODY These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body. What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)? Wi...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 13, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1484
Views: 223179

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

THE HUMAN BODY These are two names for the same substance isolated by Napoleon Cybulski - etymologically, the first is derived from Greek, while the second is a trademarked name derived from Latin, and both are named for where they are produced in the body. What are epinephrine and adrenalin(e)? Wit...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2279

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

Oooh, sorry. Mediterranean and Baltic are brown now.... I still honestly 100% always referred to the orange properties as tan. Maybe my board was faded. I actually new the game theory factoid about the tan...erm...ORANGE properties. I read some Monopoly book when I was about 10 or 11, and it was in...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 13, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2279

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

The properties before free parking are ORANGE? Were they ever tan or beige? Like in the 80s? I'm looking at an Etsy pic of a "vintage" 80s Monopoly game, and it's making me feel both sad and old at the same time, because it seems orange to me, but I could have sworn it was more tan. Being literally...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2279

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

Not a clue on FJ!, so I put down the answer that used Occam's Razor, and got sliced at the SPA. I couldn't help noticing that John bet 9K when he had 16K, which means he'd get 25K if he got it right - and 9, 16, 25 are the famous squares of the sides of the 3-4-5 right triangle that Pythagoras loved...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Brayden Smith
Replies: 52
Views: 4380

Re: OBIT: Brayden Smith

Utterly shocking. I have a mind like a sieve when it comes to contestants - even multi-day champs - but Brayden stood out to me for some reason. He just seemed very likable - I was rooting for him the whole time, and was hoping that he'd make it to (and past) Alex's last episode. I'm also biased bec...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 11, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2499

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:39 pm
floridagator wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:32 pm
The woman who will read the tech Clues category had a pronounced lisp.
What other kind of lisp is there?
A mithpronounthed one.
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2189

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

The writers did me a HUGE favor in FJ! by abbreviating the Oscar category that was won. The full name of the Oscar category is "Best Live Action Short Subject, Two-Reel", and the movie that won was Siam, a documentary. I figured two reels meant it had to be pretty short - but a reel is apparently ab...