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by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 24, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 789

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My evidence is that I didn't know it, so I doubt the average person does. That's a poor metric to use. I average over $30,000 Coryat these days, but there are absolutely clues I miss that many average people would get. Everyone has blind spots. And both myself and IronHorse have mentioned that our ...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 24, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 789

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

and King John Triple Stumpers Not a chance. My girlfriend, who gets maybe 5 clues correct per show, answered that one instantly. "EVERYONE knows that King John is Richard's brother from the Robin Hood story!" she told me. So yes, the average person would have had a good shot at it. I'm with Matty o...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 24, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 789

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

and King John Triple Stumpers Not a chance. My girlfriend, who gets maybe 5 clues correct per show, answered that one instantly. "EVERYONE knows that King John is Richard's brother from the Robin Hood story!" she told me. So yes, the average person would have had a good shot at it. I'm with Matty o...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed May 23, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1022

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew that 1837 + duel -> Pushkin; they gave the 1837 part, and calling someone a "cuckold" sure seems like it would have been sufficient grounds for a duel, so Pushkin it is. The above is about twelve times more than I ever even suspected about Pushkin, so if you knew enough to piece this FJ toge...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue May 22, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I admit it was a little harsh. I guess I was just ornery that day.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue May 22, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 957

Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:41 am
floridagator wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:17 am
Did you notice the contestant said plumbum with an unsilent B? Plum+ bum
Yeah, that's how it's pronounced.
On a related note, it was funny Alex corrected Josh's "antimony" pronunciation despite Josh using the common pronunciation--at least in the U.S.
by This Is Kirk!
Tue May 22, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 957

Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

IronNeck wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:53 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 10:51 pm
Yeah, I'll take under age 54 as well. I'll even take under age 34. How could 1964 as Josh's birth year even be up for discussion? Exactly how small is the viewing device?
Wow, really? I would give you at least 5 to 1 odds that Josh is not under 40.
Really? I'd guess he's in his mid '30s.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri May 18, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 1529

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

StevenH wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 8:03 pm
FJ was an instant get, and it saved me from being shut out for the week.
Same for me. Yay!

Pretty impressive performance by Larry. If you are lurking out there, congratulations!
by This Is Kirk!
Fri May 18, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

heppm01 wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 1:40 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 am
You know Google could have dispelled this erroneous notion of yours in about ten seconds. Pretty sad first post.
Out of curiosity, if it had not been his first post would you still have been as mean-spirited?
Probably. I just don't understand why people can't be troubled to fact check.
by This Is Kirk!
Fri May 18, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 am
Lefty wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 am
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm
"Pine" was what gave it to me.
"Ribbed" made me think of Trojan.
Good one. Did the writers do that for their pleasure?
You know, I also thought it seemed a little harsh to describe Athena's womb as “tall as a mountain, ribbed with pine” :D
by This Is Kirk!
Fri May 18, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Am I the only one who noticed that the $400 question in Round 2 for "21st Century Best Sellers" was wrong? The Da Vinci Code came BEFORE the two books "Angels & Demons" and "The Lost Symbol". There was no book between those two. The order is The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, The Lost Symbol, Infe...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri May 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1930

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Mark another one for psciatica. I'm now oh for four this week on FJ.

Not one, but two "remember this is a two-game, total point affair" mentions by Alex tonight!
by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 17, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1251

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

First Communion, for 8 year olds, would not qualify. A rite of passage could be passing from any life stage into a subsequent one. Retirement, graduation, first job, first kid, first alcoholic drink, and First Communion might all be rites of passage, but one only comes of age one time. While it use...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed May 16, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1266

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not to single you two gentlemen out although I'm curious how you play the FJ! round in general? Do you watch on a recording and speed forward from the category reveal to the clue reveal? Do you play the clue early off one of the many available resources where you see the category and clue at the sa...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed May 16, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1266

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're surprised a trio of middle-aged women didn't know the intricacies of a zombie-hunting video game? I'm not surprised, either, but I wouldn't call either Rachel or Claire "middle-aged." They both looked pretty young to me. Per this story Claire got her bachelor's degree from Kentucky in 2012: ...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed May 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1266

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm surprised this FJ played so easy both on set and here on the board. I guess if you know the six UN languages it would be fairly straightforward, but otherwise you've got to think of a language that's only written in cursive and it just wasn't coming to me in 30 seconds. I guess they don't have t...
by This Is Kirk!
Mon May 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1086

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Charleston just never crossed my mind on FJ. I doubt many people knew this one cold, so it's one that comes down to going through a list of southern cities and picking one. I had Louisville down, but was very confident it would be wrong. I think it would have helped if the clue wording specified "ki...
by This Is Kirk!
Sun May 13, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hammer's "Did you get this?" poll, take 2
Replies: 21
Views: 604

Re: Hammer's "Did you get this?" poll, take 2

I missed a couple, but Faline was the only one that made me say "huh?"
by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 10, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 160728

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I've always referred to them as long johns. I've heard the term "maple bar," but the ones with chocolate have always been long johns. They are filled with either custard or creme. Interesting. Where are you? Seattle, but I grew up in Michigan. I can't tell you for certain if the term "long john" is...
by This Is Kirk!
Thu May 10, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1256

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

William Tell crossed my mind, but I was hung up on thinking it sounded like Wagner, so went with Lohengrin instead. Had I remembered the "Lone Ranger" connection, galop may have helped, but I did not.