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by StevenH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 843

Re: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ, but possibly too late and I almost certainly wouldn't have gotten it while under pressure. I couldn't remember who Reagan ran against in 1984, but I knew that 1980 fit.
by StevenH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1315

Re: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instant get FJ. Funny that one of the contestants had the same last name as another noteworthy explorer.
by StevenH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1839

Re: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ in about 10 seconds, probably thanks to Eric Cartman.
by StevenH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: MUSIC DOC SUBJECTS – 12/13/17 [Spoilers]
Replies: 19
Views: 1133

Re: MUSIC DOC SUBJECTS – 12/13/17 [Spoilers]

I only got Nas.
by StevenH
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1448

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This board was not kind to me at all, though I did have the same reaction as xxaaaxx to the Pangea DD. In Johanna's position on the last DD I would have gone big...and been burned badly. Grey Gardens does not ring a bell. FJ was an instant get, though I have to say that I was feeling so good about m...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 10, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1458

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no clue on FJ. I figured that the best bet on a TOM was to look at Cerasus from the etymological angle, but I got nowhere. I guessed pomegranates.
by StevenH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/2/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 643

Re: FJs for the 7/2/18 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :(
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Poland
Alcott
Dollar Tree
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1552

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really enjoyed this board. I got the Lach trash on Joe Louis and Jim Brown and was happy to see two clues on pugilists. And Henry Kissinger was an educated guess. Vive la France was the only one that I got in that category, and that seemed like such a roundabout way to ask for a familiar phrase. B...
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 45
Views: 1971

Re: TCONA 8

TCONA quiz bowl is described in a past year's writeup as "a mix of NAQT and TRASH distribution, with some ACF difficulty thrown in." I believe it's a good description as I pick up my fair share of sports and pop culture stuff but I was never a quiz bowl player in HS or college so I am for the most ...
by StevenH
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10910

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Congrats to Vermonter and teapot on 2 well earned championship berths!

I am taking next season off because I will be traveling outside of the country, but happy offseason to everyone!
by StevenH
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1443

Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I lost out on a coin flip between Stowe and Alcott on FJ. What a dumb clue.
by StevenH
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1186

Re: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a fantastic game! I really enjoyed watching all three players in this one, even with the one bad FJ wager. The clues that were in the July 4 category in the J! Round struck me as being vague and trivial. There were a few other clues in this game that seemed not so great. I precallled "The F...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1390

Re: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The $200 clue seemed like the hardest one in the Coffee category.

I said Poland on FJ. It seemed too obvious but I had no other guesses.
by StevenH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 45
Views: 1971

Re: TCONA 8

I attended in 2014 and 2015 and won't be able to make it this year. I enjoyed TCONA (especially in 2014) but going back hasn't been high up on my to do list, given a limited travel budget and there being other places that I want to go. But I am helping to write the quiz bowl tournament for the secon...
by StevenH
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10910

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Bad defense cost me the match. I never knew that England's second most populous city had such a notable term associated with it for its residents. I'm also surprised that more people didn't pull "strengths," though I could be biased given all the bad performances that I have given in job interviews ...
by StevenH
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10910

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

After 4 straight losses and going 9/24 on the questions I got a much needed 7(5)-1(2) win yesterday. Angels in America was a lucky guess that I got only from the year. This has been a pretty rough season despite finally drinking my first beer, and I am not safe from relegation to E.
by StevenH
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1304

Re: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 6:47 pm
Saturnalia wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Woof. I wrote Macbeth fairly confidently, thinking of the witches' initial entrance. I, too, immediately knew I was wrong when Alex began speaking.
Me too
Me three
by StevenH
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1523

Re: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There is no way that I would have ever gotten that FJ within 30 seconds.
by StevenH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 1309

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a good but pretty easy board. A U.S. state capital from its state at the bottom of the board, really?

I locked in on Brisbane and was convinced that it had to be it. D'oh!

Lach trash on the rum guy.

I am really enjoying watching Ali, since he eats up the academic clues.
by StevenH
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10910

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I thought of Buddha and Jack and Diane first on their questions. I talked myself out of Buddha because I thought the question sounded mythological and went with Vishnu, thinking of his avatars. And then I talked myself out of Jack and Diane because I thought that the song came out in the mid to late...