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by This Is Kirk!
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?
Replies: 3
Views: 150

Re: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?

I'm curious if it is realistic to keep an accurate handle on your winnings during play. From the fourth podium, it seems that the show is fast paced enough that I would just have a general sense of "I'm in it", "I'm way behind", or "I'm way ahead", and would only be able to come to a more accurate ...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I used to make an effort to keep up with the New York Times bestseller list, but gave up some time after the number of categories really exploded. So I felt quite clever when, on rereading the question about the two bestsellers, the significance of the phrase "abruptly withdrawn from scheduled publ...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Sorry, that was my Velvets joke :D
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I thought I had a pretty good shot at a rare (for me) six pack, but I stupidly wrote cigna instead of cignus and changed my mind for no good reason from Warhol, who I thought of immediately and confidently, to John Cage, and my six pack became a 4 (4) 5 (3) loss. There's a lesson there, third or fo...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 969

Re: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Count me in as another that didn't recall Spotlight. I figured one of them was Moonlight, but just couldn't name another recent movie that ended in "light." I'd like to think this would have been an instaget had I been a contestant because Oscar winners would definitely be something I'd study.
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants

One thing I recall was "no tennis shoes/sneakers" although now that contestants stay behinds their lecterns I bet that rule has been removed.
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 488

Re: FJs for the 3/11/19 week

Thought of Sax just a few seconds too late costing me a five for five week.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1421

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's the TOM, as you somewhat alluded to, FJ is not going to force you to parse all of that in order to arrive at the correct response. Therefore the answer is going to be found in a state that everybody will quickly tumble to. I'd think that if you didn't start in some sort of geographic order, ...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

My big whiff yesterday was chorus. I was contemplating forum and gallery, but chorus didn't even cross my mind. I was very surprised to see how easy that question played.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Mar 14, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 105
Views: 3883

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:12 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Can anyone post a list of the audition cities? My wife balked at the photo requirement, too. I'm sure if Seattle isn't one of the cities she'll pass on the this time.
Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Denver, Houston, LA, Milwaukee, Nashville, Savannah, Seattle, D.C.
Yay! Thanks, morbeedo.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1146

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, Sam's quip during his interview regarding "the football" was a pretty good indication he might not get this FJ. :D
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 105
Views: 3883

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

Can anyone post a list of the audition cities? My wife balked at the photo requirement, too. I'm sure if Seattle isn't one of the cities she'll pass on the this time.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1125

Re: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For whatever reason, baseball stories used to refer to Dodger Stadium or the home of the Dodgers as "Chavez Ravine". It seems to have played out and I haven't seen it in decades. Nah, I think you still hear it referred to as Chavez Ravine from time to time. It's even mentioned in the very first sen...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1262

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went with Simon on FJ, but must confess I wasn't sure whether he was still alive or not.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I was about to bite on Vegemite (blecch!), but kept going back and reading about her husband and descendants. Thorsten doesn't put something in the clue unless it's important. Then the light bulb came on. Same here. Proud of my get on this one. My first thought was something with Mom and Mother in ...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Anyone else get Basho solely based on his mention in Caddyshack? Hey, I'll take it. My opponent has a lifetime .968 pop music score and somehow missed the Layla question! I went down 7(4)-4(3).
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1245

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Somebody has to be the first to check the box of ignorance- I had no guess on FJ. Although I'm the first neg so far, I think it will poll below 85% and it was a tough clue. I grew up in Michigan but completely drew a blank. It was obvious in retrospect and, like others here, my wife had it before A...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

Apparently Joan Sutherland was much later. If only there was a toast TOM in there. Didn't matter; I got six-packed by a ^%#$@%! Boardie. When I read the question about the Japanese/Boston conductor "Isawa" popped in my head (maybe close enough for Thorsten?). I didn't trust this answer, and went wi...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1286

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I could have sworn she said "five by five by five" but since everyone else thinks she said just "five by five" I'm assuming I misheard it.

edit: I did. What I heard as "five, five, five" was actually "five by five." Maybe Alex made the same mistake and that's why she was negged initially.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 4969

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

The MD 10 head scratcher for me was that only 18% got Nellie Melba (which I thought was a trivia staple), but 56% came up with either nasty, brutish or short (which was a quote I was completely unfamiliar with). Luckily I was playing FrankJ and that was the single question we both missed. I'll take...