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by Leander
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 265

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

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

D-Day Monday

If I could have remembered Attica, Wednesday would be an instaget, but had a mental block on anything beyond the A. Went with Artemis Fowl (glad to see I wasn’t the only one)
by Leander
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 3436

Re: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Typo in the clue about rare earth metals - there aren't three Ms in "uncommon". The show is starting to get boring. I recognize James is insanely good at what he's turned the game into, but I'm not sure it's necessarily what I want to watch. I stopped watching the show during the Ken Jennings era f...
by Leander
Wed Apr 17, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?
Replies: 71
Views: 4125

Re: So...what have we learned so far from James Holzhauer?

An interview with James Holzhauer- Not sure if we can make anything of the fact that it's written in the past tense... https://www.vulture.com/2019/04/jeopardy-james-holzhauer-winning-strategy.html#_ga=2.114365633.75105172.1555449984-2141391358.1527612724 Unfortunately we probably can make somethin...
by Leander
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 552

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

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

No guess Tuesday.

Needed 1939 to get the munchkin answer.

Ate at HoJo’s many times as a kid.
by Leander
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2804

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

Playing for fun, 44, would have been 45 if I didn’t dither over O Henry. Probably my best ever. Missed the video game, Dick, halogen class and Glover, plus too slow on O Henry. Guess I should have taken it for real.
by Leander
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/1/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 529

Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Thought of Elvis and Prince, then realized too late that Prince was wrong. Not sure I would have come up with Aretha. Tried to connect adjacent capitals that began with the same letter, never got to Berlin. Used to walk by Schwartz’s once a ...
by Leander
Sun Mar 31, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/25/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 632

Re: FJs for the 3/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
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Pinocchio just not on my radar screen for children's lit, never knew the author's name. Went with Sawyer to put something down.

Would have gotten Chase from the bill
by Leander
Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/18/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 653

Re: FJs for the 3/18/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Have seen Spotlight , but not Moonlight Have a set of pocket doors in my house and live in Connecticut, which helped on those two questions. Even so, I needed Barnum to confirm the city. Did not know Arbor Day was celebr...
by Leander
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 660

Re: FJs for the 3/11/19 week

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

Seen the movie, have not read The Natural

Thought of the state first, luckily NY was the second state I thought of.
by Leander
Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/4/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 644

Re: FJs for the 3/4/19 week

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

Knew Sun Tzu
No idea Tuesday
by Leander
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1399

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was wondering if top of mind knowledge of Hoffa might be a generational and/or geographic thing. I noticed the 2 contestants who missed were from California. Conor, while young, is from NJ, where everyone knows Hoffa was buried in the end zone of Giants Stadium.
by Leander
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2553

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looks like I'll be in the minority not checking the box for this FJ. I never got anywhere close. I associate "Ancient" too strongly with Greece and Rome. I wound up with The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, which I know wouldn't be it. I initially went to Greece/Rome, too, until taking a step back a...
by Leander
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/25/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 809

Re: FJs for the 2/25/19 week

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

Thrown off by the meaning of double-talk. Might have gotten this if I understood what they were going for.
Eisenhower an instaget, just had to confirm that 1952 was his first election year.
by Leander
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2977

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Played this FJ off the clue of the day, and found “double-talk” maybe a little misleading, as I was led to think about nonsense words and phrases, which of course got me nowhere. Never would have thought they simply meant a word repeated twice.
by Leander
Wed Feb 27, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2797

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

Am I alone in finding the pace of the shows excruciatingly slow? What I would really like to see for a team game would be something like duplicate bridge - Let one player from each team play the whole game. The next game, let a different player from each team play exactly the same board. We would l...
by Leander
Sun Feb 24, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/18/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 778

Re: FJs for the 2/18/19 week

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

Have heard of Goldman, but her name was buried too deep to pull it, went with Anthony.
Also went with Adonis for Endymion.
by Leander
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 4069

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can't say I recall ever hearing of Emma Goldman. Me either. I went with Anthony, though it really didn't make much sense but she was the only female activist of that era I could name. The FJ in this game http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2234 got me thinking "anarchist" which led me to ...
by Leander
Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2628

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think “Beethoven’s Fifth” should have been negged or gotten a BMS. He did write 5 piano concertos after all, and the guy was playing the theme on a piano.
by Leander
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2628

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of the few useful facts I picked up studying for J! was that the westernmost point in Africa was Cape Verde in Senegal. Paid off when they asked for the recently-independent nation off the westernmost point in Africa. So Senegal was easy, and figuring out Somalia on the Horn of Africa didn't ta...
by Leander
Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ Poll for 2/8/2019
Replies: 17
Views: 446

Re: FJ Poll for 2/8/2019

Plactus wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:36 pm

I don't know how I'd categorize this one. There doesn't seem to be a TOM that I can see even now, so it comes down to "guess a Shakespeare comedy and hope for the best."
Which is how I ended up guessing A Midsummer Night’s Dream, my default J! answer for a Shakespeare comedy.