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by This Is Kirk!
Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 639

Re: Thursday, April 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone who missed this FJ should make a set of flashcards with the various SI units. This was very much physics 101.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1351

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The referenced TV coverage did happen. It might not have been at the Sydney Olympics, but a meaningless exhibition event (I think a "thank you" performance) literally happened at one Olympics and was televised instead of important T&F coverage. We only got attention once every four years and that w...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 14, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1137

Re: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I started at Sagittarius then thought, "wait, what about Orion?" Only settled on Orion based on the flimsy assumption that in the absence of other TOM, it would be more obvious to the average viewer. I went the opposite way thinking the constellation that's a zodiac sign--and presumably well-known ...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1351

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Australia was nearly instant for me. Took considerably longer to come up with Germany. For the record, the countries with at least two cities to host a winter Olympics are: U.S. (Lake Placid, Squaw Valley, Salt Lake City) France (Chamonix, Grenoble, Albertville) Norway (Oslo, Lillehammer) Italy (Cor...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seems like a lot of people forgot the category. Lots of British books being mentioned in this thread. Less "forgot the category," more "wasn't certain enough Watership Down is British not to guess it when it and the definitely-British Animal Farm are the only two names that come to mind." I was mos...
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:26 pm
Bugs Bunny was definitely a help on this one, and at some point I absorbed the source of the reference so easy association.
You're right. That's a classic!
by This Is Kirk!
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seems like a lot of people forgot the category. Lots of British books being mentioned in this thread.

It took me a few seconds, but then I locked in on Of Mice and Men with pretty high confidence. I love John Steinbeck.
by This Is Kirk!
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1258

Re: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Disappointed we didnt get to the last Tv Song Clue. i Knew Buenos Aries was 1, couldnt think of the other 2. ended up with Montevideo too. IDK why i couldnt think of Lima or Bogota. Anyone have a better option for a top box other than "Soft Kitty"? I agree that The Simpsons "Monorail Song" is a goo...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought it was sort of strange that all three included Ms. Borden's first name (or some variant thereof).
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Amy got needlessly clowned on by the host for spelling slightly off (on the first name) when in that particular case I don't think it warranted a mention. After this season's Barry vs. Berry kerfuffle I'm not sure I agree. Another notorious woman who fits the timeframe would be "Typhoid" Mary Mallo...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:24 pm
It couldn't have been sweltering from the climate. They had a roaring fire going in the fireplace. When FDR stroked out, he was thrust forward into the fireplace and his head was roasted like a peanut.
That's a mental image I could live without.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a feeling the writers knew the specific quote would be somewhat misleading and wanted the contestants to have to make that leap. I think it's fair, just a little devious. I feel it would only be fair if what they were quoting was good English. I don't think it is. I think it may be misleadin...
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a feeling the writers knew the specific quote would be somewhat misleading and wanted the contestants to have to make that leap. I think it's fair, just a little devious.
by This Is Kirk!
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What came to mind for me was the fact that the first U.S. president who was born in a hospital was Jimmy Carter. Was this FJ trying to lead us to a 20th century President who was actually born in a cabin? I know that wouldn't make sense in the context of making decisions as president, but without re...
by This Is Kirk!
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm embarrassed to admit I never made the connection between "cabin" and Air Force One.
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2764

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I felt like Rodgers was a little stiff in the intro and interviews, but I think he did a pretty good job during game play.

No clue on FJ. I put down (James) Lipton just to have something. Like Opus I also considered Phil Donahue, but it was my pre-call rather than during the 30 seconds.
by This Is Kirk!
Mon Apr 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those who don't know about them, tepuis (whence the source of Angel Falls) are one of the coolest geographic formations on Earth. It's worth reading up on them. Among other things, they inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" and was the location for Pixar's movie "Up". Interesting. I kn...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: FJs for the 3/29/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I guessed Farrah Fawcett instead of Cameron Diaz, but my mind was thinking she must have died well before 2014 (and, of course, they wouldn't have needed the "as of 2021" qualifier). There's no way I'd think of the newer "Charlie's Angels" f...
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4506
Views: 691522

Re: Reretaken Down

My wife and I went to see Blondie play live (remember that?) just a couple years ago. :lol:
by This Is Kirk!
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

Huh, I didn't really like his intonation at all. I gave him a five. He wasn't terrible, just not good.