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by talkingaway
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2360

Re: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Weird that a second FJ! in a row has leaned very heavily into sci-fi. Got it pretty quickly and once I got there, it was one of those "checksum" clues where you KNOW you got it right because the whole clue and response pair just makes sense together. And, yes, the butterfly effect was more descripti...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2633

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

The fact that there was a Tom Cruise adaptation probably helped it get into FJ!. The folks on J! love clues where you either know it, or if you don't know it, you go, "Oh, that makes sense!". Also, multi-media clues are a big hit. I forgot that movie even existed until you mentioned it. I was surpr...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 09, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2633

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

I'd be surprised if kids today know anything about radio, let alone Orson Welles classics... :geek: But yes, it was an easy FJ. Yes, saying it was Kids' Week level was facetious. I have a feeling the whole "War of the Worlds" fiasco(s) is something that is slowly becoming less common knowledge as t...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 137
Views: 11482

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

I'm still clearing my backlog of Chase episodes, but am I right in noting that in the first 6 or 7, almost EVERYONE picked the middle road of cash options? I found a summary table that shows the 9 episodes but leaves out the value anytime a contestant is caught, and only the premiere had a non-multi...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 08, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2633

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

I precalled Guiding Light (without the leading article, oops!) and Betty White, but instastruck on the correct response, with the proper leading article. Radio + panic = The War of the Worlds. No problems with the two rulings made - unlike (The) Invisible Man, I don't think there's another, distinct...
by talkingaway
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round
Replies: 23
Views: 936

Re: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round

I have reverse East Coast bias - I live about 15-20 miles from Brookline and can't believe that so many of you have been there, much less know that it's in Massachusetts. Did you get forget to get off the T and go an extra stop? But, that said, if you can get "Brookline is in Massachusetts", JFK isn...
by talkingaway
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 2993

Re: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm a huge 80s fan, and, sorry TPH, kinda like the song, even if "born and raised in South Detroit" means they're actually Canadian. But the clue just went over my head. I focused too much on the 2020 aspect, thinking there was something special about the album that would particularly resonate in th...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1714

Re: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wrote down submarine at first, having a blank. Then I reread the clue, focusing on the word ARMY, and immediately facepalmed. Nevermind that subs are apparently named by letter/number combos or, logically, after marine animals. I then did a "what does the Army use", and quickly scribbled down heli...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2999

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched this game late, but didn't shelter myself from social media, and didn't hear a thing. Given the lack of "ooohs" and "aahs", I had a good guess at what happened once the pre-FJ! scores were revealed. No tie-breaker. Maybe one person got it right and doubled up, because 28K isn't going to br...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1918

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did not like how Richards straight negged 'upload'; I feel Trebek would've gone "we need both words" I think the problem was more the category requirements rather than the actual negging. He specifically said during the category reveal that each correct response requires two words - one with "up" a...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1918

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too succumbed to the Mandela effect for FJ!. I wasn't too distracted by the date of 2015 - I didn't know he'd died in exactly 2013. But I was very hesitant because of the title - I was 99% sure he was President. Also, the latter two years were all wrong, as he was only president from 1994-99. In f...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2201

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also had the quick brown fox jumpS instead of jumpED. A quick check on my keyboard showed I was wrong. Mavis Beacon never had me type that, IIRC. Not sure if you typed wrong or remembered wrong but jumps is correct. You need the S while the word dog takes care of the D. Oops - I got it backwards ...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2201

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was way too general in my response of FJ!, and went with "South Pacific". I didn't think of the logic there - the Pacific Ocean surely had been named long before, and there's no reason to coin adding the "South" to it. But I was blinded by the word "australes", which I knew meant "southern", as in...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1962

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

Are you kidding me, fate, with that FJ!? Visiting my father this week, he had John Adams, the HBO miniseries from 10 or 15 years ago, playing in the background. I wasn't really paying much attention to it, but I -DID- note dialogue about US diplomats being bribed by the French. I mean, the miniserie...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1892

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

I assume Mike Richards wouldn't have to confer with the judges to give me credit for "The Tube" for "The Underground", since I think he studied in England at some point....although to be honest, I'm not 100% sure I'd get the non-colloquial response in time if I'd been BMSed. I don't think there's a...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1892

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

I haven't studied African geography much since 1989, so...there's something for me to brush up on. We had to make brochures to attract people to visit a certain African country, and I got Ethiopia. (One poor kid got Libya.) So, I wound up doing basically a Peace Corps themed brochure focused on volu...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1988

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 talkingaway
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1831

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

I love these kinds of FJ! clues. So obvious in retrospect, and once you get the right response, it almost self-corrects itself, like a checksum. But it's still a tough one to get. I went the "name as many cosmetics/fragrance companies as you can" route, and got Chanel, Lancome, and Loreal. I must no...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1988

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

TV clues have gotten unfair because the TV landscape has become so segmented. There are too many outlets and too many series to keep track of them. In the old days, there were only three networks, and there would only ever be trivia questions about the biggest hits and longest-running series. Harde...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1988

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...