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by skullturf
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/17/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 423

Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

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

Confucius on Thursday.

Correctly got Turquoise on Friday, but on another day, I almost might have put "azure", since it somewhat sounds like Azerbaijan!
by skullturf
Mon May 07, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 2803

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Haven't seen the game yet today but went with Nashville off the Clue of the Day. Only one Oscar won, and the Nash in question was famous in the wrong century. Anyone else? You're not alone! I also guessed Nashville, knowing it was the title of a critically acclaimed film, and not knowing who the ci...
by skullturf
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018
Replies: 140
Views: 11379

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), March 6, 2018

42 if neurons is wrong, 43 if it isn't. I believe it was two years ago that I made a personal best of 49, but then last year I just just just scraped by. Anyway, I wasn't looking to set the world on fire, just to light a flame in a few hearts. So, "neurons" on 3, NHO Zappos as far as I recall, did ...
by skullturf
Mon Mar 05, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 3055

Re: Monday, March 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I first wrote down "Olivier" for FJ (I thought that he might have been nominated for both acting and directing for "Hamlet") but then it struck me that the 1940s is also the decade of "Citizen Kane" and Orson Welles was a wunderkind who did everything. Plus I don't think Olivier wrote "Hamlet". (Alt...
by skullturf
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 4076

Re: Friday, December 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What I wrote down at home in my little notebook was "Mormon church or L.D.S. church", and I'm counting it as correct.
by skullturf
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 5142

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone correctly guess FJ based only on the category?

I didn't (my precall was "Ankh") but it seemed like one of those categories where a precall is possible.
by skullturf
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 3099

Re: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For what it's worth, the Wikipedia article on "phrase" says that a phrase can be "sometimes a single word". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phrase#Common_and_technical_use I would say that "the fringe" is a phrase that can refer to an extreme group on the edge of a cause. We frequently refer to an ext...
by skullturf
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 5003

Re: Friday, October 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Do you folks think "Bloody Mary" would have counted as a correct response? That's what I wrote down at home. (I wasn't 100% sure what her regnal number was, but probably would have guessed "the first" if forced to.)
by skullturf
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 6027

Re: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I learned something today. Some of you may find this interesting or amusing. I'm not great in American literature from the first half of the twentieth century, and for some reason, I always had a vague idea that "Our Town" was set in Minnesota. Today, I think I figured out why. The titles "Our Town"...
by skullturf
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 8404

Re: Monday, September 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Am I the only one who was thrown off by the look of the statue? The sailor looked too modern for the 19th century and I had a tough time determining that the thing he was holding was a big bird. Totally with you on that! but the rope around the neck was enough for me. My thought process was similar...
by skullturf
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 74 - Official Thread
Replies: 795
Views: 67537

Re: Learned League 74 - Official Thread

B Summit here, after seven seasons in A Central. I'm pleased to have stayed in A as long as I did, but I never had a serious chance of winning anything there. Only the top three in my rundle will be promoted to A, but I'll try to stay in their vicinity. It'll be fun to have something more to fight f...
by skullturf
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Have any auditioners for S34 heard from TPTB?
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: Have any auditioners for S34 heard from TPTB?

My wife is one of at least three brunette female lawyers from Florida, aged about 30-35, who have been on the show in the past year and a half. So I wouldn't worry too much about other people in the pool with similar demographic info to oneself.
by skullturf
Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 7464

Re: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had no idea on this FJ, but any guess is better than leaving it blank, so I wrote down "East of Eden" just for the sake of guessing something.

I was amused when I looked it up afterward and found it was 1952 as well.

I'm unfamiliar with the Spencer Tracy Old Man and the Sea movie.
by skullturf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 7 official thread
Replies: 14
Views: 1670

Re: TCONA 7 official thread

I'll be there! Along with my wife naurae29.

Last year was our first TCONA and I met some of you in person there for the first time. Looking forward to being there again.
by skullturf
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week
Replies: 32
Views: 2649

Re: FJ! clues for the 7/17/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I had exactly the same pattern of rights and wrongs. I don't recall encountering the term "monomer" before, but it makes sense after the fact. I was unsure between "dark science" and "dismal science". I got Cole Porter from "De-lovel...
by skullturf
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 7/19 - WE USED TO MAKE THAT CAR - [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 3840

Re: 7/19 - WE USED TO MAKE THAT CAR - [SPOILERS]

dhkendall wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:02 pm
Did anyone who got "Pacer" get it only as a rebound (ie clammed at first then when GMC was negged for some reason tried AMC)? (This is not me (knew AMC outright), but the possibility exists.
That's exactly what I did. I couldn't remember AMC right away, but hearing "GMC" made it click for me.
by skullturf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 7623

Re: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Shaka, when the walls fell? I wonder how many people at home got that reference. I was speechless watching it live :D They also snuck the word "trek" into one of the Shaka clues, and I feel like that must have been deliberate. I managed to get this FJ without too much trouble, but these "think on y...
by skullturf
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 4725

Re: Monday, July 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The moment a category about Welsh writers came up, my precall was "Dylan Thomas and four other people"
by skullturf
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/3/17 week
Replies: 17
Views: 1803

Re: FJs for the 7/3/17 week

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

Concorde on Monday and expecting tons of people to answer that way

Tuesday I came up with "Goodnight Moon" while discussing the clue with naurae29 but can't take credit for it because I needed a little coaching
by skullturf
Wed Jun 21, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 5188

Re: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:15 pm
Patrick left no doubt which guy he meant with three names and Lisa took the shortcut with just the one. I went in between with two words.
My habit is to write down "Who is M. Gandhi" which I assume would be good enough