Search found 1744 matches

by Linear Gnome
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1744

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"MIS"INFORMATION for $2k: It can be a collection of writings by different authors, or a mixture of various items I said mish-mash. Judges? I'd have to give the thumbs-down. It definitely fits the second definition, but I don't think I've ever heard of a collection of writings by different authors b...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4349

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Liquor" BMSes to volume? Why not, and what else to do? It would be hard to justify deeming "liquor" wrong. Technically, a more helpful prompt would have been "be more general", but that would have given away too much. That was my first reaction, but it could be argued that specifying *what* about ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3158

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

Ironhorse wrote:
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:54 am
I didn't realize "jeremiad" was so obscure.
I'm familiar with the term (which helped me get FJ!), but I can't identify where/how I encountered it.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3411

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, I got my desired trio for the Finals, but I wouldn't have minded seeing any of the three win this spectacular game. Lindsey is scrappy, but Francois is clutch! As far as FJ!: I'm not sure if this is common knowledge or not, but "torr" is a unit of pressure (with 760 torr equaling one atmospher...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 3190

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got a bit lucky on FJ!. I said "crucial" for "crux". Judges? The clue doesn't seem to call specifically for the noun vs. the adjective. I got "posse comitatus" because I've been doing a JAG rewatch and it was the title of one of the episodes. Rooting for Francois tomorrow, but anything can happen....
by Linear Gnome
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 3502

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

moldau? never heard of it ...had they gone with vltava, then i would have got smetana....btw...trebek went with the lame north american pronunciation of semetana and not the local pronunciation as he always does...for some reason he hates asian and eastern euro languages Somehow I picked up from a ...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 3502

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think I'm watching this ToC through a bit of denial. I don't know what/how much behind-the-scenes magic it took, if any, for Alex to make it through the tournament, but I'm not noticing any ill effects. I may have shouted something like "F@¢#, yeah!" when Emma's response was revealed. Although I l...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 19
Views: 2568

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

I didn't make predictions, but I'm disappointed that Rob and Josh didn't make it into the semis. I was in the studio for Josh's first three games, and Rob just seems like a cool guy (in addition to being an excellent player).
by Linear Gnome
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3070

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it's perfectly fair to invite her over other potential competitors who may have won more games That's where we disagree. I was in Kirk's camp when the original announcement was made, but I've come around. As long as every 5-time champion* eventually is invited to participate in a ToC, I'm O...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: for Survivor talk
Replies: 120
Views: 11141

Re: for Survivor talk

"Oh, I made myself sad." Reading through the first few posts of this thread was an interesting blast from the past. I used to be a regular Survivor watcher, but, after making me suffer through several seasons of various Hantzes, they finally got rid of me when they darkened my screen with Colton Cum...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3228

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I considered Cher and Barbra and went with Cher. I probably should have gotten this right because of the dates; I saw The Cher Show on Broadway this summer and should have realized that 1963 was too early based on how young she was when Sonny and Cher broke out (though I'm surprised I Got You Babe w...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2476

Re: Friday, October 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Zaire just to say something. If I had thought about it more, I might have gotten the Rhodesia/Zimbabwe hook. I said "Barnum's Animals" and wondered if I had given TMI, but that's what Nabisco's animals crackers are called. I had a very strong memory of the bars on the Barnum's Animals boxes.
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2293

Re: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even if someone gets their East and West mixed up, Alberta does not border Manitoba. And the third contestant seemed to be going for one of the Atlantic provinces. I didn't understand why Laura buzzed in when she wasn't even prepared with a response, let alone the correct response. Lots of things c...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3787
Views: 420181

Re: Reretaken Down

As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!! After Game 2, I mentally wrote off the NLCS, which made last night's game easier to handle. The Cardinals' offense has been feast-or-famine for much of the season and NLDS. If you're wondering what on earth they're doing in the NLC...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1973

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:31 pm
Good point on the original of the quote, but it does appear in The World is Round, so I'm technically correct. The best kind of correct.
Hermes, right?

Like Bigdogstalfos, I got it right by choosing between Stein and "I have no idea".
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3787
Views: 420181

Re: Reretaken Down

As long as we're talkin' baseball ... Nats, Nats, Nats, WOOOOOO!!!! After Game 2, I mentally wrote off the NLCS, which made last night's game easier to handle. The Cardinals' offense has been feast-or-famine for much of the season and NLDS. If you're wondering what on earth they're doing in the NLC...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 17672

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

If you don’t mind my asking, what situations were you dissatisfied with how he handled them? If you’d rather not say, I understand. In a fairly short period of time, the following happened: (1) The question whose answer was "infinetisimal" was edited twice during the match day. I made the mistake o...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 487
Views: 17672

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

From the beginning of LL82 to the end, there were some programming changes to reduce the amount of information that was available without logging in. For example, early in LL82 I was able to look at the daily rundle rankings, but I was no longer able to do that by the end. The biggest recent change ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 5293

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any way I'd get credit for "wedge" for the clue whose correct response was "chock"?
by Linear Gnome
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2117

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:28 pm
What name is in "a cappella"?
Ella. I actually had to run it back and think about it for a few seconds before it came to me.