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by Linear Gnome
Tue May 17, 2022 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 954

Re: Tuesday, May 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote: Tue May 17, 2022 8:05 pm Said Hunter S. Thompson just to say something.
Me too.
by Linear Gnome
Tue May 17, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 16, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1455

Re: Monday, May 16, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another fun fact: The name of the curve is the Catenary curve (specifically the inverted curve formed by a weighted chain). I think EVERY math or physics book cites this when you first learn of the hyperbolic cosine function. Catenaries are frequently confused with parabolas, but they are not the s...
by Linear Gnome
Tue May 17, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 16, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1455

Re: Monday, May 16, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've lived in Missouri since 1994 and St. Louis for about three years, and I can probably count on one hand the number of times I've heard it called anything but "The Arch".
by Linear Gnome
Sun May 15, 2022 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1485

Re: Friday, May 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the desired response were the Batman villain Mr. Freeze, I could see Fries, Victor Fries, Dr. Fries, or Mr. Freeze, but not M. Freeze. Is this analogous? No. In M Butterfly, the female lead does not kill herself, the male lead does. Only Madame Butterfly satisfies the clue. I was trying to explo...
by Linear Gnome
Sat May 14, 2022 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1485

Re: Friday, May 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If the desired response were the Batman villain Mr. Freeze, I could see Fries, Victor Fries, Dr. Fries, or Mr. Freeze, but not M. Freeze. Is this analogous?
by Linear Gnome
Thu May 12, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1748

Re: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

*The only logic I can see, in retrospect, is that the definition of circles as equal (in more modern usage, I think one would say congruent rather than equal) I thought the point of congruency is that it scales. Congruent triangles don't have to have the same perimeter and area; they just have to b...
by Linear Gnome
Thu May 12, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1748

Re: Wednesday, May 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was expecting a reversal on the Mallory's answer of circumference and radius. I get that it's wrong if it's not what Euclid said, but why the hell would he say that? There's no chance it isn't "both diameter and radius". Why? To me that's like saying the circumference corresponds to pi ...
by Linear Gnome
Mon May 09, 2022 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 9, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1945

Re: Monday, May 9, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Karim's grunt after missing DD1 was something else to hear. He must have got a talking to at the break for that kind of reaction was my initial thought until Karim missed DD2 and was quite unhappy at that moment as well. Danielle defends. That better than many others have done after beating a big c...
by Linear Gnome
Fri May 06, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 102
Views: 3108

Re: Thursday, May 5, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I tried to watch Citizen Kane about 20 years ago but couldn't get into it. So I suppose I saw the newsreel, but I didn't consciously remember it. Still, I guessed correctly because it seemed to fit. I fault Sarah most for not writing down a friggin' movie. I once had a quiz bowl teammate who told us...
by Linear Gnome
Wed May 04, 2022 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2055

Re: Wednesday, May 4, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TIL that "JU-dice" and "ju-DEE-che" are both canonically acceptable pronunciations for Giudice. I got FJ! off the rhyme. I also got "oxymoron" but wouldn't be surprised if there are days when I would whiff on it. Are there enough people in the studio to warrant applause...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 29, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 2190

Re: Friday, April 29, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not only have I never heard of Pictures at an Exhibition to my knowledge... I don't think I've heard of Modest Mussorgsky before, either. One more for the Hawley-Smoot file. He's also the one who wrote Night on Bald Mountain. One interesting (to me) thing about Mussorgsky is that the best-known ver...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2223

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got a bit lucky with Yeats. I thought of him first--then Joyce occurred to me, but I decided to stick with my first instinct.
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 27, 2022 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2420

Re: Tuesday, April 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

an NBA star who hasn't had that surname since he became a Greek citizen and his family changed their surname to the more Greek-sounding "Antetokounmpo." In modern Greek, delta makes a voiced th sound, beta makes a v sound, and upsilon makes an i sound. For actual d, b, and u sounds, you h...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Apr 17, 2022 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1969

Re: Thursday, April 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Opus is still on hiatus, but he did share this once. Other than Jane Seymour (the only one who died), the others served in alphabetical order by their last name. So you have Aragon, Boleyn, Seymour, Cleves, Howard, and Parr. Also remember the two who were of somewhere were divorced. If you are of y...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Apr 14, 2022 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1969

Re: Thursday, April 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How many of you think there is an edit after Bacchanalia? I was expecting Saturnalia given 'Roman' wording. Isn't Bacchus the Roman version of Dionysus? I have never heard of the lady astronomer in the last clue. Can we put her on the $20 bill and get rid of the a-hole that is on it? What happened ...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 01, 2022 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 31, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2623

Re: Thursday, March 31, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do I have to turn in my gay card for having never heard of the Stonewall Inn before? Perhaps. One of my musical ensembles is a concert band that was organized as an LGBTQ band, though that's not a requirement (so I suppose I have an honorary gay card). One of the pieces we started working on in Jan...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 30, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1952

Re: Wednesday, March 30, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also pre-called Stein/Toklas/Hemingway as well as Baker. No problems for me. Lot of discussion about this, so I'll chime in that play-style/stats wise, Jackie reminds me of Sam Kavanaugh. I'm enjoying her run a lot, congrats on win #4! Josephine Baker is enough on my radar that I usually think of...
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 19, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2212

Re: Friday, March 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"10x larger than" 10x "as large as" There's a difference? I believe that a strict reading of "10x larger than" parses to "11x as large as". I always assumed that the term "centimeter" derived from the fact that there are 100 of them in a meter, simi...
by Linear Gnome
Tue Mar 15, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2873

Re: Monday, March 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just as I eventually learned that Gainsborough painted Blue Boy by playing/watching enough trivia over enough years, I feel that I should eventually starting recognizing clues pointing to Gallipoli since J! seems to like it, but it hasn't happened yet. Depressingly, I spent about 35 seconds trying t...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 11, 2022 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 3304

Re: Thursday, March 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote: Thu Mar 10, 2022 11:40 pm I missed the unmissable clue.
To miss the unmissable clue.
To think, when the thoughts will not come.
Then when the response is uncovered,
To feel so incredibly dumb.

Well, I needed to try. Maybe someone can do better?