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by Linear Gnome
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17197

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

*sigh* read...the...clue... "adjacent?" "opposite?" That's tangent! *loses because of it...well, that or defense, being better at either would've been enough...* And now I'm in the red. On the last day of trig class, our teacher mentioned a mnemonic to remember all the functions -- the Indian Princ...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Jun 10, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Capital One College Bowl
Replies: 12
Views: 777

Capital One College Bowl

This would have completely slipped under my radar except that I caught a glimpse of an advertisement while fast forwarding through commercials and went "wait...what?". It premieres on NBC on June 22. Teams of three, Peyton Manning hosting, other information available through your favorite search eng...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Jun 08, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1451

Re: Monday, June 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had a weird brain fart on FJ!. I got as far as "the actress who played Scarlett O'Hara" because I remembered that she was British and was pretty sure she had played Blanche, but I absolutely could not remember her name. I got Anne Robinson immediately, so I'm not sure what that says about me, if a...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21
Replies: 347
Views: 17197

Re: Learned League 89 - May/Jun '21

Mark mentioned it above, but as a PSA I will reiterate that the Midseason Classic is this weekend.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Jun 05, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2349

Re: Friday, June 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Underwater big thing led me to Leviathan, though without much confidence.

I accidentally deleted last night's J! off my DVR; apparently, Julia was much more sedate in today's game.
by Linear Gnome
Wed May 26, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4714

Re: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 26, 2021 4:17 pm
I thought it was talking about To Kill A Mockingbird. Had I been able to treat it like LL and sit down and think, I probably would have realized that the 1940s were too early for that book, given that Harper Lee died fairly recently.
The word "his" in the clue helped me to rule out Mockingbird.
by Linear Gnome
Wed May 26, 2021 1:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 4714

Re: Tuesday, May 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://imgur.com/a/wvEedQg It's muted by default click the speaker icon to unmute it. I can't hear an extra "n" but my ears aren't a good judge. I heard it in real time, and I hear it in this clip. Can't say I am too sad to see Ryan go. Maybe its just confidence, but he came off way too cocky for ...
by Linear Gnome
Tue May 18, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 7207

Re: Monday, May 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Mon May 17, 2021 10:51 pm
I've been getting Guiteau and Czolgosz mixed up and I'll add that to my list of things I get confused.
I finally got these straight by noting that Guiteau and Garfield both start with a G, then Czolgosz and McKinley is the other one.
by Linear Gnome
Fri May 14, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 6953

Re: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today's most egregious captioning error: The Tunnel ($400): From Paris' Gare du Nord you can catch a train through this 31-mile engineering marvel Obviously The Chunnel, I knew it, you knew it, the contestant knew it. But the captioner just said "What is a tunnel?" :shock: And here's a weird thing:...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 4662

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Airplane cabin occurred to me fairly early in the 30 seconds, which partly is luck; I could imagine whiffing on this FJ! on another day when I didn't make that connection. So far, I really like AR. The first thing I noticed on Monday was how well he parsed through the clues, with appropriate emphasi...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 31, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4598

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...Kevin had to cover Emily. For some value of "had to". Kevin could also have decided that it was more likely that there would be a hard FJ! that they all would miss than that there would be a FJ! that he would get and Bryce would miss. Temperamentally, most people seem to view it the way you desc...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 4127

Re: Monday, March 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:45 pm
Katie seemed mostly smooth on accepting/denying responses although I think I detected hesitation on the incorrect Baghdad and the science type of, top.
I had the impression that Katie hesitated on "quark" because she expected it to rhyme with "park", rather than (correctly) with "fork".
by Linear Gnome
Sun Jan 24, 2021 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52814

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 188
Views: 18073

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

Sara Haines's pronunciation of Anosmia was just awful. :? I thought it was kind of pretty. Wrong, not helpful, but it sounded nice...And it didn't seem to faze the player. (For those who didn't watch, pronounced as if it were Italian or Spanish, with accent on the penultimate syllable.) As a person...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 27984

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On a side note, I hate categories on words that are a bunch of letters long. Usually it doesn’t matter if you make a word plural or not. But it did here and could have cost Brian the game because he couldn’t figure out on the fly how many letters are in consonant. I think having the word "or" in th...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52814

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think I...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 379
Views: 52814

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

econgator wrote:
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:38 pm
For the "From hell's heart, I stab at thee..." question, I'm counting my answer of
Spoiler
Khan Noonian Singh
I started there with you, though I also managed to work my way to the expected answer.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Dec 21, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 4960

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not their first foray into that type of category and they never use quotes in it. Quotes in a category have a very specific rule. Some examples: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4904 - WORDS WITH(IN) FRIENDS http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6839 - IN ORDER http://www.j-arc...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Dec 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 4960

Re: Friday, December 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised they didn't place a "Gloria" cat to the left of "In excelsis deo". I'm wondering though if it's written up correctly in the archive? It's not In "excelsis deo'? I ask because this way seems more logical and because the letter N actually does not appear in any answers. The category title d...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Dec 12, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 3739

Re: Friday, December 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Appomattox should not have been accepted for where Lee surrendered. Why not? Because the McLean house is in the village of Appomattox Court House, not Appomattox (which is a few miles to the west). I didn’t know there was a city of Appomattox. So his response was just plain wrong, not a shortened v...