TenPoundHammer wrote:File "presidents in order" under "things that WILL NOT STICK IN MY MIND". I could read the damn list of them for 72 hours straight and still draw a complete blank if you asked me who was president before Lincoln.
Bamaman wrote:Dumb dumb dumb miss on my part on FJ. I started with Harrison and never thought of Van Buren still being president when 1841 began.
zakharov wrote:My third grade self, who could name all the presidents in order along with their names, is ashamed of me for blowing that FJ.
I'm a huge baseball nerd, and I was irrationally hoping for stuff like WHIP, VORP, WARP3, and WHOOPS. Yes, these are all real stats.
econgator wrote:xxaaaxx wrote:I was surprised that they BMS'd Archduke Ferdinand, then was doubly surprised that she named the wrong one.
Doesn't that pretty much explain why they did require it? I had no issue with the BMS.
Austin Powers wrote:Can't find Claudia's Facebook page, anyone knows what happens?
ACW wrote:Surprised they didn't accept just "Ferdinand."
And cat-'o-nine-tailS should be pluralized.
EDIT: I did what Claudia did (same answer too)
I found a way to doubly screw up the FJ clue. My approach was to write the guys, but I did it as:
3 ( in thinking of the trio Bob Harris liked to lump together)
So not only did I skip Van Buren, but in taking the shortcut I of course left off Polk and included Pierce. My instincts told me to add a number in case I forgot to include someone, but at home I let Tecumseh get me.
soxfan99 wrote:The baseball category was up there with the easiest categories I've ever seen. I was hoping the $1000 clue would have been a little more difficult, with WHIP or something, but it stayed at the level where a casual fan would still get it. (I actually wanted VORP, but knew it wouldn't be coming.)
Glad Ernest won. Liked his big smile after every correct response.
soxfan99 wrote:The baseball category was up there with the easiest categories I've ever seen. I was hoping the $1000 clue would have been a little more difficult, with WHIP or something, but it stayed at the level where a casual fan would still get it.
mennoknight wrote:Pretty sure I read Dostoyevsky's Notes From Underground, without the The. Not that The The was in my class or anything, but that would've been pretty cool.
Since circumstances dictated the start of story going public here I will add the (better be) final chapter. I had the surgery to remove my gall bladder today and all went well with a 7-hour hospital stay. I'm home feeling pretty good and earlier I was able to eat and go for a walk. The FJ poll will be posted at the usual time on Saturday for those taking part in the new guessing game Andy created.