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by Linear Gnome
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 968

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1) It's Richard the Lionheart, Alex, not Lionhearted. 2) Sounded to me like Ryan said David Ben-Guron, not Ben-Gurion 3) Speaking of Ryan, I thought the rule was once Alex ruled you wrong, you couldn't change your response. Guess not. 4) Alex should have said, "You have 30 seconds, but you'll need ...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337634

Re: Reretaken Down

Volante wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:23 am
If you click on the arrow next to "wrote:" it will take you back to the quoted post (which ends up being in another thread)
I had never noticed that. Thanks!
by Linear Gnome
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337634

Re: Reretaken Down

You can keep your avatar for at least three more games this season. :lol: :lol: Thanks (assuming no late inning shenanigans). My dream outcome is for them to crush the Sox, then a shot at revenge against the Astros in the LCS. The 2nd half of that is virtually guaranteed; the Indians aren't much of...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1317

Re: Monday, October 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When Anna Karenina was the correct response to my FJ!, the category was Classic Novels and the clue was a bit easier. (If it had been a triple stumper then, I would have been a J! co-champion when ties were still allowed.) This time, it took about 15 seconds for it to occur to me as a pretty good gu...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/24/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 763

Re: FJs for the 9/24/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I wasn't thinking about the right things on Monday--even if I had been, I'm not sure I would have gotten the right response. Had to find an alternate means of watching J! on Thursday. I happened to be in a different room when Alex rea...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/17/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 736

Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( (would have gotten Volstead Act on a DD but clammed otherwise) Have not read or seen East of Eden. I think I ended up at Of Mice and Men but not happy about it. Have seen Wile E. Coyote. Paul Revere on Wednesday. Confucius on Thursday. Considered Sapphire and La...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 141
Views: 5660

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I looked it up on bobbymgsk.wordpress.com (I wish there were more discussion of the other airings, as those are the ones I actually watch), and I have to ask: was his transcript of one of the choices as 1/7,876 a typo? I was doing the math, and I suspect I would have made a mistake had the number n...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1397

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was in a different room when the clue was read, so I suppose I should be pleased that I got FJ! from the words in the clue alone. I saw the movie once a few years ago. Nothing else really made sense.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1961

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In other news, 7/22 is not an approximation for pi--you have to use the day/month convention to get that to work. I think "22 July, or 22/7" would be acceptable if the writers have their hearts set on salvaging the clue.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1274

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm
+1 Confucius
Looks like I'm the fifth for Confucius.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1333

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ouch. Jordan. I was rooting for her to make a gutsy wager when it counted. That was a rough way to lose. Kyle more than met Jordan halfway by dropping $5000 between a missed DD and a missed $2k clue. Yet when Jordan uncovered the second DD, she chose to stay in second place. That left her $200 behi...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony
Replies: 18
Views: 425

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony

Congratulations to the ToC medalists and participants, and copious thanks to rjaguar3, Anachronism, and Blue Lion for running an enjoyable and high-quality SHC. If I'm not mistaken, not a single replacement question was used--quite a testament to the excellent writing and thorough editing.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 754

Re: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week

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

Australia on Monday, Guillot :oops: on Wednesday.

Did not know the proper word was restaurateur before Thursday.

I do not plan to watch the draft because I'm not on Facebook.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1524

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
I got Guillotin without the E. :geek:
I found a stupid way to get this one wrong: I said Guillot.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1591

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thinking about it some more, perhaps an equivalent is "athalete", which I believe is generally accepted. The judges seem to be a bit more lenient when the extra syllable is a common mispronunciation and/or schwa-like. (Unlike "athalete", "Caruso" is a thing, which could make a difference.) When I wa...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1591

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:56 pm
Foretopman wrote:
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Was I the only one who heard "Robinson Caruso"? I kept expecting a reversal on that.
That response was as primitive as can be.
Posts like this are part of why I like to join in here each week.
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1756

Re: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another "Australia" here. After about 20 seconds I started wondering about South America, but I don't think I would have made it as far north as Brazil in any case.

I like the beard.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 327
Views: 8482

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Linear Gnome wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:59 am
Just a PSA that the Midseason Classic is live.
:( :geek:
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1619

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

Somehow I picked up from a classical music album that Moldau = Smetana, and that's all I know about him. Thanks for the SHC. would have got it had they not used the german title for the piece and used vltava....i am more familiar with vyshehrad than that one..when i went to uni in prague i lived in...