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by Linear Gnome
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 536

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

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

I overthought Hercules/Heracles. I have never performed in Brigadoon, but I saw the movie and saw it performed twice on stage, most recently in November 2017.

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by Linear Gnome
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 638

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( There were a bunch of clues in this set I think I should have had. I actually considered Matt Damon on Tuesday but had a mental block on Ben Affleck--I did figure out that the "hyphenate" meant actor-writer-producer, though. Thursday, I got as far as figu...
by Linear Gnome
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 883

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Very surprised to see another contestant from Rolla (I don't know him). I'm aware of a third from pre-Archive times, a former university colleague; I've actually never discussed J! with him. Great game today, and I liked all three contestants. I agree with Mark's interpretation that Alan was pretty ...
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: 1038

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: 338140

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: 338140

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: 1373

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: 802

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: 781

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: 150
Views: 6268

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: 1433

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: 2024

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: 1315

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: 1351

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: 427

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: 771

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: 1544

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: 1598

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: 1598

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.