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by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 272
Views: 6529

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I'm not in LL81, but, for those of you who are, this is a reminder that today is the Midseason Classic. Also, FYI, when you let your subscription run out, your login stays active surprisingly long. My membership officially expired on May 14 and I had been disappointed because a 1DS in which I had wa...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 342
Views: 43212

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

(made-up) TELEVISION The opening chords of this TV series' theme song was derived from the 1946 movie The Killers The correct response: What is Dragnet ? My (fairly strongly held) opinion is that you need to change "opening chords" to "opening notes". The initial nine notes (if I'm counting correct...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the Rio Grande clue, for some reason I was fairly confident they were going for Rio Bravo, but I would have hit a brick wall if asked for more information. A cursory online search indicates that Rio Bravo (sin del Norte) would probably be accepted. I usually do well with wordplay, but I did terr...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't believe Arlo Guthrie is more famous than his father, but at 71 he's lived a lot longer than his dad, who died at 55... Just in case anyone isn't aware of it: Woody died of Huntington's disease. Huntington's is an autosomal dominant genetic disorder, so Arlo had a 50% chance of inheriting it...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just because I'm in denial about it being a losing battle: Emma definitely said "Asterisk", not "Asterix". I thought I heard Asteris. I just ran it back and I can hear the final "k", but (full disclosure) I'm using a literal VCR. I got FJ!. Like ChexMix, I'm curious whether special instructions wer...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I liked Emma and was rooting for her to make the ToC, but I liked all three contestants in this exciting game and would have been OK with any of them winning.

Just because I'm in denial about it being a losing battle: Emma definitely said "Asterisk", not "Asterix".
by Linear Gnome
Fri May 31, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pre-Emption Alert for Stanley Cup Finals
Replies: 7
Views: 341

Re: Pre-Emption Alert for Stanley Cup Finals

If I can't be pedantic here, then where?

I heard a long litany earlier this week about how (though not why) it's the NBA Finals but the Stanley Cup Final.

Go Blues!
by Linear Gnome
Mon May 20, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 42
Views: 3297

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

CasketRomance wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Le Master wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 5:42 pm
I was only interested in it for Ken's commentary. But there was barely any of it, and none of it was that interesting.[...]
totally agree
OK, thanks. That makes me feel better about missing it.
by Linear Gnome
Sun May 19, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)
Replies: 42
Views: 3297

Re: J! and other notable contestants on The Chase (possible J! spoilers)

earendel wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:52 am
GSN is going to show James's "The Chase" episode with commentary by Ken Jennings today (Monday) at 4PM Eastern time (YMMV).
This was replayed yesterday but I forgot to record it, and I don't see any more airings scheduled on GSN. Is there a way to watch this that I'm not thinking of? Thanks.
by Linear Gnome
Fri May 17, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 12727

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

It was nice to (possibly) end my LL career with a top 5% on the Wind Quintets 1DS. I hadn't been sure exactly how it works near one's expiration date; my official expiration date was May 14, but I can still log in for the time being. Oddly, the Member Center now lists me as a "Rookie", which designa...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Apr 27, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 4304

Re: Friday, April 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I will also note that I don't receive email notifications even though, as far as I can tell, I have all the right boxes checked and the correct email address entered. The last private message I got emailed about was last September. I've received 8 private messages and no corresponding emails since ...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 4539

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I took HS chemistry in the 1976-1977 school year, we were required to memorize elements 1-40. One time I was babysitting, I was bored, and I had my chemistry book with me, so I memorized through number 103. (I've tried to memorize the recent ones, but can't seem to get them to stick--sorry, Sg....
by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 4265

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:05 am
Cue the crying for Nate only having one "The" in the Hawthorne title.
But he was missing the important one, wasn't he? Has another rule been changed when I wasn't paying attention?
by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 19, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5013

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The writers misspelled "minuscule" in the "Moolah" category. I have a feeling that "miniscule" is eventually going to be considered an alternate spelling because it appears so frequently. I don't think that's happened yet, though. We've had this discussion before... https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5013

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The writers misspelled "minuscule" in the "Moolah" category. I have a feeling that "miniscule" is eventually going to be considered an alternate spelling because it appears so frequently. I don't think that's happened yet, though.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3084

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm a geezer (geezerette? geezess?) the right age to have gotten this, but I took a wrong turn at Suzanne Somers.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 12727

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I was pleased with my top 5% finish in the Nerdy Jokes 2 1DS. I was pretty sure that the question about the Elvenking would be hardest, and I had that one nailed. For years decades, my favorite tough trivia question to spring on fans of The Lord of the Rings has been to name the fathers of the eight...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 6163

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:38 pm
just use a computer to read off the questions and be done with it...the host isn't all that important...less chit chat from the host and more trivia questions
At some point, you may want to consider the possibility that not everyone views the world the same way that you do.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3783

Re: Monday, April 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I should have gotten FJ!. I know well enough that 1939 is a big movie year and should have started thinking about groups appearing in movies, but I somehow convinced myself that there was a Warner brother whose first and middle names were Jerry Maren. I'm curious to see how the nature and duration o...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1779

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The “12 labors” angle never occurred to me until Alex mentioned it. But it was an instaget because I remembered reading “The Cretan Bull” when I was going through my Hercule Poirot phase. That's what makes Jeopardy! so great! I had Poirot based on "mysteries" and the date - kept looking for the TOM...