John Boy wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:48 pm
astrohip wrote: ↑
Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:28 am
FJ was helped by my annual speed-watch of The Ten Commandments. Record it all in advance, 4+ hours, then FF thru the slow parts. But I always watch the ending, so that phrase was recently imprinted on my brain.
As long as I've been alive, it seems that two movies are shown on network TV every blessed year, right around Passover/Easter. One is The Wizard of Oz and the other is The Ten Commandments. Even people who weren't born until decades after these films were produced have had every chance in the world to see them, so I sorta expected them to be imprinted on the brain of all three of these contestants. Guess not. I would have had this one completely written before the think music started if it didn't take so long to write the clue.
I have been meaning to watch The Ten Commandments for ages - I just feel like it's something that I should watch. But I just haven't gotten around to it. Meant to set the DVR, but with the stress of world events, just never did. But as far as Wizard of Oz - that was my childhood "sick" movie. I'd sit on the sectional, glassy-eyed from Dimetapp, and watch Dorthy get sucked up. I hadn't watched it for years, but caught it a couple of years ago, and 90% of the black-and-white part I didn't remember, like the Wicked Witch who got bitten by Toto in the B&W world, and the fortune teller. Maybe my mom fast-forwarded the VCR through the dull parts?
Either way, Ben-Hur and Spartacus are reasonable guesses with slaves appearing in both films. I spent 20 seconds thinking "That damn Easter movie", then quickly moved from Moses to the title.
Couldn't pull Howard Hughes from TWA, but did pull Leo DeCaprio from the movie "The Aviator". I said Protestantism for Fundamentalism - read the year!
I accidentally called the "regent" the dauphin. My opponents would love me for giving them the correct response to the bottom row clue in advance.
As for MLB stats, I've been trying to shoehorn this into a FJ! clue, but it might fit well in a slightly modified MLB CAREER STATISTICS category, perhaps as a DD for some extra time to think:
Cy Young holds the career record in this statistic that is often represented using a mixed-base system - decimal and ternary.
What is innings pitched? (If you pitch to 4 batters, it's often represented as 1.1, with the 0.1 representing 1/3, not 1/10.)