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by Linear Gnome
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1028

Re: Thursday, April 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Our own Linear Gnome got a shout-out of sorts with the mention of UM-Rolla, although it wasn't the best kind, given that it was about professor layoffs. Since I retired last summer, I'm somewhat insulated from the discussions of just how draconian the budget cuts will be for 2018-19, though not com...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1161

Re: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:48 pm
Needed the rebound to distinguish rods and cones - I can never remember which does what. Had 16 for the byte size before the players went 0/3, so felt good about that one.
How about COnes = COlor?
by Linear Gnome
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/2/18 week
Replies: 37
Views: 645

Re: FJs for the 4/2/18 week

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

Whiffed on Friday with Lake Honduras. Should have had Romania. I'm pretty sure I saw the movie The Fugitive but not any episodes.

32335232[13ToC}31333432344332[2noTB]33334, 86-65
by Linear Gnome
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/26/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 675

Re: FJs for the 3/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I should have had 5 for 5 this week. Got a little lucky on Tuesday--didn't really have either song in mind but I couldn't think of a better guess. I actually saw The Bodyguard on stage in the fall--apparently it was even more forgettable tha...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/19/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 800

Re: FJs for the 3/19/18 week

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

No guess on Tuesday. I think I should have gotten Turkey on Thursday but I went with Italy. I did poorly in the Disneyland category and have never been there.

32335232[13ToC}31333432344332[2noTB]333, 79-62
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1501

Re: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Musical Theatre is one of my wheelhouse categories, but I missed this FJ! despite having seen the show on tour in October. I saw it mainly because it was in the subscriber series and I had heard that Deborah Cox is good in it, but it's not a particularly good show. I couldn't connect those two songs...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Could TPH have gotten his second FJ right before Easter? This has to be about the easiest FJ I've seen in years. And I'm not just saying that because I worked as a contractor for the agency in question for 2 1/2 years. Certainly easy if you saw the movie. It made $170 million in the US and Canada -...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I ended up as first loser in A Fjord, but I did win the Sandra award with my .839 DE! Got a six-pack yesterday and my opponent forfeited. That's always slightly annoying. The dreaded "drinking alone". Congrats on your Sandra, and at least you weren't one "woulda-coulda-shoulda" from winning your ru...
by Linear Gnome
Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1816

Re: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:38 pm
SILENT G $1600 wrote:To defame or slander
"Malign" was given. I said "impugn". Judges?
That's what I said, so I'd give it credit!
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1607

Re: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just in case anyone is interested: this was the last game taped before Alex's surgery. This week had been taped on December 13. Next week's games were taped on January 16. Is that why there was the pre-game spiel about being anxious to get out of there? (Maybe not for the surgery, but if that surge...
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 1991

Re: Monday, March 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the record, this was the first game taped after Alex's surgery--it would have been taped on January 16.

I got FJ!--it looked to me like a bunch of random villagers.
by Linear Gnome
Sat Mar 24, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1607

Re: Friday, March 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just in case anyone is interested: this was the last game taped before Alex's surgery. This week had been taped on December 13. Next week's games were taped on January 16.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 19, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 455
Views: 11256

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I was 6th in C Elysium. Got 8 correct but didn't have the guts to money Shepard or Forsyte. I guess you could say I went big on question 2--I said NCAA. I think there was enough information in my brain to have gotten Quadrophenia if I had been able to locate and retrieve it.
by Linear Gnome
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/12/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 845

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( I didn't have anything better than Peyton Place on Tuesday. Novel written by a woman in the 1950's--I've made worse guesses! Got lucky on Thursday. Minotaur on Friday. I see J! at 4:30 on an NBC affiliate, so no problems. 32335232[13ToC}31333432344332[2no...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/5/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 763

Re: FJs for the 3/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( Blanked on Japan. Jordan occurred to me after time was up. "California" didn't dissuade me from guessing Microsoft on Friday. Forgot who wrote A Visit from St. Nicholas. I have seen Jurassic Park, though it was a while ago. 32335232[13ToC}31333432344332[2...
by Linear Gnome
Sun Mar 18, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/26/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 998

Re: FJs for the 2/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Went the wrong way (con/contra) on Wednesday and ended up with Cassandra that I was pretty sure was incorrect. I said Hebrides on Thursday because I failed to connect Norman/Normandy with France. Should have had the tiebreaker but it came and we...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 933

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

Counting homonym and Apple, I got 45. I missed John Green, Ready Player One, California (got it belatedly after writing Alaska), Manzanar, and Drake. I'm 56 years old--I'm certain that it was called a homonym and not a homophone when I learned about it in school. I thought about switching but figure...
by Linear Gnome
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests
Replies: 31
Views: 1452

Re: An Analysis of the Difficulty of the Recent Online Tests

42, 42, 41 (though Thursday felt easier), all off sherder's videos.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018
Replies: 101
Views: 3428

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), March 8, 2018

I typically score in the 38-42 range. Although this one felt easier to me than the other two, I scored slightly lower, going 42/42/41. I thought of two responses about two seconds too late (Andes and Baldwin).

Thanks again to sherder and Ontario Quizzer.
by Linear Gnome
Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 37
Views: 1445

Re: Thursday, March 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got FJ! basically by luck. I had no idea whether the Danube actually borders Ukraine or not, but it satisfied the other clues and I think I would have had time to write "What is Ukr.?" which I think they'd give to me.