I don’t really like it either, but the rest of the show makes up for it.
This is where all of the games are discussed.
And Trout Fishing in America references a book by Richard Brautigan while I got St Elmo’s Fire from the Brian Eno song of the same name.
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I mentally added "for". It made me think of this Family Feud episode.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."
I'm sure I've heard that fact at some time, but it wasn't something I retained. My guess was Vlad the Impaler. I figure with all that impaling he must have gotten poked himself a few times!
Quite accurate. And a bit scary.opusthepenguin wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:38 amAren't most autopsies performed fairly soon after the subject's death? Sabbath laws make a Jewish autopsy unlikely. But the Romans wouldn't have had any scruples in that regard. And they're exactly the kind of people to try something like that, right?John Boy wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:13 amUh, spoiler alert! If you read the gospels beyond the story of the crucifixion, you learn that Jesus didn't stay dead long enough for an autopsy.
Anyway, I'm sure alietr is familiar with the story. That would be why he dismissed his initial thought. It was just the first result in the brainstorming stage--who's a famous person whose death might involve a fair number of puncture wounds? Jesus? Yeah, but not a good fit for this clue. Who else? Julius Caesar! That feels right. I like it. (There you go. That was a transcript of alietr's thought process.)
I don't think this question was answered yet in this thread. If I'm not mistaken, it was March 11 (so, the same day that Rudy Gobert was diagnosed and the NBA shut down).
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That's exactly the kind of detail I was curious about. Thanks!Linear Gnome wrote: ↑Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:33 pmI don't think this question was answered yet in this thread. If I'm not mistaken, it was March 11 (so, the same day that Rudy Gobert was diagnosed and the NBA shut down).
Q: What did Julius Caesar say when Brutus stabbed him?
FJ was an instaget for me, since how many famous people have been stabbed that many times (though I didn't realize it was specifically 23)?
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I'll just have to agree to disagree on this one.
Knew that, too. Also, anyone who knows the duo Trout Fishing in America solely for their children's songs is missing out.
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Nice foreshadowing.seaborgium wrote: ↑Thu Jun 11, 2020 3:24 amHQ once got a lot of people out by asking what season Julius Caesar got assassinated; everyone tends to think of March as spring, but only the last third of it (give or take) is.Bamaman wrote: ↑Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:00 amI was hoping they would be tricky and say “Flag Day”. While most would associate June 14 with the summer, it is actually late spring.seaborgium wrote: ↑Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:57 pmThe clue said to think about it, implying that one probably wouldn't know this and could figure it out. The thought process consists of "Hangovers tend to occur the day after a night of heavy drinking; what holiday has a lot of booze?" I can think of two, and they're both in winter (though one just barely).