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by Linear Gnome
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 1723

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

Said legerdemain for prestidigitation. :( FJ found a hole in my history knowledge. Coulda given me all day & I wouldn't get Emma Goldman. I said sleight-of-hand but I don't think I would have actually buzzed in. I got a little lucky on FJ!--remembered Goldman from the musical of Ragtime. I'm really...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Feb 19, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 50
Views: 919

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I'm back for another season in my comfort zone, Horizon B. Good luck to all boardies! I have already submitted Match Day 1, as Wednesday will be incredibly busy for me. Last season I strategically used my alloted ten days of advanced access on days when I knew I would have very little time to ponde...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1191

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

I said Pontificating for Pontification. 13 letters, I'm counting it. Pontificating should have been the desired response, the clue was definitely looking for a verb, I thought. Did Alex say pontification? I thought that at the time, but I'm pretty sure AT said pontification. Eric's pressure respons...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 50
Views: 919

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

After being a ronin for a few seasons, I decided to go home to (C) Taiga (Div 1) for what may be my final season, depending on how I feel after LL80. I've been in C for 12 consecutive seasons (not counting LL78, which I sat out) and it's starting to feel a bit stale. Part of me would like to try B s...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster
Replies: 92
Views: 1187

Re: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

Do we admit entries such as Jonathan Livingston Seagull and White Fang?

I don't think Jerry Maguire has been listed yet.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13718

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I went 8/12 on Thermo but finished slightly ahead of former Harvard physics instructor (among other things) PahkJ. I haven't used thermo much since grad school. This attracted my attention because I happened to end up tied with PahkJ. I guess I still remember some stuff from my B.S. in chemical eng...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1337

Re: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm going to throw a flag on the clue for "empanada". References seem to agree that the term is derived from the verb "empanar", to (encase in) bread. I had always assumed that that was the etymology, though I had never looked it up. So I thought a clue mentioning rolling/frying had to be referring ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3568
Views: 358967

Re: Reretaken Down

Except the second team isn't on offense if the first team scores a touchdown. Exactly. So, there is no imbalance. Yes, there is. Team that wins the coin toss: only has to do their job (score a touchdown) on one side and they win. Team that loses the coin toss: has to do their job on both sides (get...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13718

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Congrats to jeff6286 on winning the Tolls 1DS! I coulda been a contender (top 15) had I not second guessed myself on Ft. Lee (that still looks NOTHING like the GW Bridge in my NSHO) and totally misjudged the difficulty of Q12. TBH, I'm still not sure how only 27% of the entrants could get the toll ...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/7/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 856

Re: FJs for the 1/7/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Boy, crappy week. Louis Leakey on Monday. Wednesday was a head-slapper in retrospect--I watched the first few seasons of The Sopranos in first-run on HBO. Thursday "wharves" made me think of San Francisco; my brain tried to say "but...but the Statu...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/31/18 week
Replies: 19
Views: 602

Re: FJs for the 12/31/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( I got a little lucky on Monday--I remember seeing JLaw in Winter's Bone, a movie that I happened to catch in a free campus flim festival. I'm not sure if I came up with any sort of guess on Tuesday. 314235325(2/2,3/3TT)33(1/2TT,2/3)255424, 56-29
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jan 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/24/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 792

Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

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

Chile and Ecuador on Thursday.

314235325(2/2,3/3TT)33(1/2TT,2/3)25542, 52-28
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1416

Re: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Silk comes from insects?! It's possible that you have heard the term "silkworm" but not unpacked its meaning. No guess on FJ! HOW was this a triple get?! It's basically a history question. It helps if you're aware that Havana was a big tourist destination before Castro took over; even if you're not...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1417

Re: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:34 pm
dude from the shows boston legal and the blacklist
Neither show name rings a bell for me.
I think the most memorable thing about Boston Legal was William Shatner as Denny Crane. If that doesn't ring a bell, you probably didn't see the show.
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1517

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Acronyms don't necessarily have a 1-to-1 ratio of letters to words (see radar for another example). I remember one of the first times I heard of AIDS in the 1990s, it was in printed material that spelled out what the acronym stood for and specified that the ID could be "immune deficiency" or "immun...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1492

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

I'm giving myself credit for "manning the fort" instead of "mind the store." Matches the clue and the category, no? I said "hold the fort". I think we both get credit. I remember watching 'The Lion in Winter' in my Brit Lit class in high school, no way I would miss Thomas a Becket. :x Just a note f...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/17/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 827

Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( I was one Loki guess :P away from three consecutive weeks of 5/5. Not sure why I knew Hamburg--just did. I would have eventually gotten Arachne but it was coming too slowly for me to check the box. I could have named Sleipnir mainly because ...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Dec 23, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/10/18 week
Replies: 31
Views: 1292

Re: FJs for the 12/10/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Not sure why I knew Santa Claus, IN--just popped out. I don't particularly like or dislike one-and-dones. I like competitive games in which all of the clues are played. I have not submitted an entry for the All Star thingamabob. 31423...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13718

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Somehow the unthinkable has happened. The person who was in the top-5 most of the season lost her last 3 and the person in 6th forfeited. So, my win pushed me from 7th to 5th, which promotes me to A. The person in 8th, who has 13 more TCA than I do also has 2 FL, so he most certainly would have bea...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1709

Re: Friday, December 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I may need to redact my compliment for her legal prowess - wasn't "corpus delecti" a TS? I seem to have my pedantic hat on today--it's "delicti" (though the closed caption also said "delecti". I recently served on a jury that resulted in a rare situation. The defense attorney told us during voir di...