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by StevenH
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1071

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That last names of literary characters category that came up in the DJ round seemed brutally hard. I was happy to get the Lach trash on France, from New Caledonia. FJ was an instant get, and it saved me from being shut out for the week. Also, this FJ clue reminded me of the Dixie question that came ...
by StevenH
Thu May 17, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1531

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I can't say that I have ever heard the terms "plumbago" or "lumbago."
by StevenH
Wed May 16, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1081

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not to single you two gentlemen out although I'm curious how you play the FJ! round in general? Do you watch on a recording and speed forward from the category reveal to the clue reveal? Do you play the clue early off one of the many available resources where you see the category and clue at the sa...
by StevenH
Wed May 16, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1081

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm surprised this FJ played so easy both on set and here on the board. I guess if you know the six UN languages it would be fairly straightforward, but otherwise you've got to think of a language that's only written in cursive and it just wasn't coming to me in 30 seconds. As a D rundler in LL I'm...
by StevenH
Mon May 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 986

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I loved how the "oddsmakers" clue came up today.

Add me for another Charlotte on FJ. I never would have got this one in 30 seconds.
by StevenH
Fri May 11, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1216

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 8:00 pm
StevenH wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished.
It's the quarterfinals. It has to be finished.
Yep, I totally forgot. My bad!
by StevenH
Fri May 11, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1216

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was proud to go 5/5 in the '90s music hits category, but I was worried that it would not be finished. I was also happy to get the Lach trash on Antares.

I got FJ after about 5 seconds.
by StevenH
Mon May 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1480

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

All I could think of for FJ was Chicago, despite the fact that I was pretty sure that it was wrong. This FJ strikes me as being similar to a certain film one from last week in that it was weak on TOM, though mentioning "city" and 2 Oscar wins may have been enough for many boardies to get it.
by StevenH
Sun May 06, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/30/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 637

Re: FJs for the 4/30/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :(

Casablanca snapped a streak of 8 consecutive gets on FJ for me.

Theodosia did not help me. I only got Burr from the year of the duel.
by StevenH
Fri May 04, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]
Replies: 43
Views: 1114

Re: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]

I'm 32 and have never seen it, though I don't watch a lot of movies because I have a really short attention span. Interestingly, a few years back, someone on another message board I read mentioned this article by Umberto Eco that discusses the film's popularity: http://umbertoecoreaders.blogspot.com...
by StevenH
Thu May 03, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 1961

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The only way I would have had a chance at FJ is if I had approached it by thinking of films that are often ranked as the greatest of all time. My path was by thinking of famous events that occurred around November 10, so there was no hope for me.
by StevenH
Wed May 02, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1734

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was an excellent board and a good game. I would have bet all but a few bucks on the Islamabad DD. And Geoff should have done the same on the Oedipus DD. I got FJ because I knew that 1804 was the year of the duel, but I was wondering how the heck you were supposed to get the clue otherwise. I sh...
by StevenH
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1527

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

On FJ I started with Donne and Milton but got to Poe after about 10 seconds. I hate these types of FJs where you're supposed to get to the correct answer based on some quote that gives someone's opinion or analysis of something.
by StevenH
Sat Apr 28, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/23/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 844

Re: FJs for the 4/23/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
by StevenH
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1388

Re: Friday, April 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Swaziland and Lesotho clues that were both 50 50 90 guesses (at least for me) coming up in the DJ round were just bizarre. Actually, I would have guessed correctly on Swaziland if pressed, but I only knew to guess Lesotho on the other clue because Swaziland had already come up (like someone ment...
by StevenH
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2123

Re: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I picked British Columbia, simply because I wouldn't know which province to guess for the Atlantic.
by StevenH
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 1847

Re: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ after about 10 seconds, but I struggled to parse it at first.
by StevenH
Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1931

Re: Monday, April 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, I think Kristin knew that Mexico could not be right and was just throwing out a guess. I knew that one because I had heard the fact before, but if you didn't know it cold then it would probably be a tough one to tease out while under the lights. I thought that this was a beautifully written bo...
by StevenH
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 1474

Re: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew that Thetis was the mother of Achilles, and I am not sure that I would have got this clue otherwise. I am thinking that I knew that Achilles was notable for being a youngest sibling, but I don't know if that would have helped me.
by StevenH
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1643

Re: Wednesday, April 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I only knew this FJ because I remember a similar question coming up on WWTBAM a long time ago.