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by Bigdogstalfos
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 67
Views: 3716

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:50 am
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:

Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Nine inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
T-Rex
I just can’t get enough of these inductees.
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5263

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Given the ratings, ABC will be very disappointed if Ken wraps it up Tuesday night. My PVR is showing four games on the schedule for next week. Should that be taken to mean that this tournament is going to the maximum seven games? Or is that merely a contingency in case it does, like scheduling the ...
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1561

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I pretty much have permanently pinned fingerprint evidence to becoming a thing in the late 19th century thanks to the old Ultima PC game Martian Dreams, where a bunch of eminent Victorians get stranded on Mars. One of them is Teddy Roosevelt, who is SUPER into fingerprinting, which ends up being rea...
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5263

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On James’s DD miss, I spent most of the time thinking the colors referred to the state of Florida and not Florida State, the school. Had to pivot really quickly to get to birthstones that are kind of red and then garnet.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Jan 09, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4417

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can someone tell me how they got to Communist Manifesto from the clue? I had nothing. Famous European document from the 19th century that seemed to be pointing to shaking up the existing system is what got me there. I wasn't super confident, but couldn't think of anything else that fit. I think you...
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Dec 13, 2019 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3027

Re: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Founder (probably still available on Netflix) is a well-done history of the early years of the McDonald's franchise once Ray Kroc came on the scene. Watch this movie and you won't be getting any McDonald's history Finals wrong. For example, you'll certainly know that the brothers perfected the ...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2377

Re: Thursday, December 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Curious about the hits I did an archive search term of the author's name + Russia: #7499, aired 2017-03-30 PEN NAMES $800: This author of "The Fountainhead" was born Alissa Rosenbaum in St. Petersburg, Russia #7053, aired 2015-04-22 AUTHORS: BORN & DIED $800: Born in Russia in 1905, she died in cap...
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3085

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:13 pm
RobW wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:10 pm
I never did learn them ALL, but knew 1970 pretty quick because of Patton's notable refusal to accept it.
I mean, it's tough to accept an Oscar when you've been dead for 25 years ;)
Now that he’s dead, he could probably just ghost into the vault and take it.
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Dec 10, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3085

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got it on 1970, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Yes. Best Picture winners are up there with US Presidents and world capitals that you absolutely should try to get down for Jeopardy, or really trivia in general, purposes. Giving the year turned this from more of a puzzle it out to a straight re...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 3489

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

It got mentioned here already, but Potent Potables used to be a common enough category that it was used on every Celebrity Jeopardy SNL skit. Now that I can actually get questions in it, I can’t remember the last time it came up. The Archive tends to be helpful with such things as far as J! goes. I...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time
Replies: 57
Views: 3489

Re: Long-standing Jeopardy Traditions That We haven't seen in a long time

It got mentioned here already, but Potent Potables used to be a common enough category that it was used on every Celebrity Jeopardy SNL skit. Now that I can actually get questions in it, I can’t remember the last time it came up.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2992

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not in love with this pure trivia, no-TOM Final. It's basically "pick a non-traditional Christmas song". Not sure what prevents it from being "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town" or "Silver Bells" or "Frosty The Snowman" or "Holly Jolly Christmas" or a variety of others. A first edition reading shows th...
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2464

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I took a much more liberal view of “literary” to be “any place in New York people might write about in some context” and said Yankee Stadium.
by Bigdogstalfos
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2348

Re: Tuesday, November 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They're definitely clipping responses. For the DPI clue, I could see Julie's mouth moving, saying "What is...", but the audio only caught "inch" clearly. Hey, if it gets 61 clues in a game, I'm all for it. This is a sincere question: If they're clipping only the audio, and you can see the mouth mov...
by Bigdogstalfos
Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2913

Re: Besides Ken, Brad, and James, what other contestants could be considered GOAT?

Woof wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:55 pm
StevenH wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:33 pm
In baseball it could end up being Ruth, Trout, and Bonds as the undisputed top 3 position players of all time...if you can overlook the chemical help that Bonds had.
Anyone who omits Mays from that conversation needs to go back and look at his stats.
Don’t forget Ted Williams!
by Bigdogstalfos
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2009

Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wasn't that FJ a LL question in the not-too-distant past? Or maybe it was a pub trivia question that I encountered. Whichever, it was an instaget for me last night. The new champ had better learn not to guess quite as much if he wants to be a repeat winner. It was one of the LearnedLeague Live ques...
by Bigdogstalfos
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6974

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

alietr wrote:
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:03 am
Maybe it's going to be like Willy Wonka ... the winner takes over host duties.
“We lied about the million dollars. Your real prize is a trip in this glass elevator emerging from the floor.”
by Bigdogstalfos
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James
Replies: 117
Views: 6974

Re: It's happening!!! The GOAT Tourney, w/ Brad + Ken + James

Considering the format, they need to have a tennis category at some point in the games.
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3932

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jeremiad was an old Spelling Bee word, so I got lucky on that one and hoped there wasn’t something called an Ezekiel or a Deuteronomy I had never heard of. I thought both the Geography and British History categories were pretty easy for ToC final level. At least give the contestants a Marquess of Sa...
by Bigdogstalfos
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 16139

Re: LL83: Learned League

Did the Japan or Norwegian part of the Houston question mean anything? Unlike Thorsten to put something in that isn't meaningful, and I couldn't decipher why those were in there. I took the Japanese part to be pointing to an artist who was crazy popular in Japan in addition to being dead, a thing i...