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by Linear Gnome
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 957

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: 32
Views: 1070

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: 336

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: 587

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: 1241

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: 1361

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: 1361

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: 1503

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: 276
Views: 6224

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: 1360

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...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 6224

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Just a PSA that the Midseason Classic is live.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1360

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

Am I the only one here who's never heard of either the piece or the composer for the R6D4 9-pointer? For J! purposes, he's the Czech composer who's not Dvořák, probably best known for his opera The Bartered Bride . Moldau and Libuse seem to be the only other works of his that J! clues have used to ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1360

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

I have an irrationally strong desire to be in "You Are the Category" some year, but, unfortunately, I didn't take that into account when I chose my username.
by Linear Gnome
Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 67
Views: 607

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6

SpoilerShow
2: utter
4: umber
6: underwater
8: CLAM
10: ureter

3: Prinze
6: Elizabeth
9: magnanimous
12: Millikan
15: Odets
by Linear Gnome
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5
Replies: 68
Views: 626

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5

SpoilerShow
2: Fish and Wildlife Service
4: Ibis
6: blind?
8: ornithology
10: CLAM

3: Aaron Burr (sir)
6: CLAM-ato
9: Miranda
12: Diggs?
15: Chernow
by Linear Gnome
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 4
Replies: 70
Views: 667

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 4

SpoilerShow
2: The Price is Right
4: Wheel of Fortune
6: CLAM
8: Pyramid
10: CLAM (Argh, I liked this show and I can see the game board, but I can't remember what it was called)

3: Handel
6: Strauss
9: Smetana
12: Debussy
15: Grofe
by Linear Gnome
Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 3
Replies: 69
Views: 642

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 3

SpoilerShow
2: redeye
4: CLAM
6: shiner
8: Morrison
10: Brown-Eyed Girl

3: Newfoundland
6: Greenland
9: Hopi?
12: North Korea and South Korea?
15: CLAM
by Linear Gnome
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 2
Replies: 72
Views: 752

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 2

SpoilerShow
2: Ceres
4: Eris
6: Charon
8: Van Allen belt?
10: CLAM

3: stone
6: clone
9: tritone
12: CLAM
15: CLAM
by Linear Gnome
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6 Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 1360

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

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 12:04 pm
I doubly messed up with the wrong Coen Bros. kidnap movie and worse was processing Apia as Suva. Time to study my capitals again before the new season of J! :oops:
I named the same Coen Brothers movie you did (with a question mark).