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by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 913
Views: 225382

Re: J! in the Media

Is the current crop of Netflix shows really leaving Friday? Every time I play one, it says "Leaving December 17" - specifically I'm on Josh Hill's run, the "last" one listed numerically, but the one on the top of the menu. I wonder if recent events might have caused Netflix to try to extend the dates.
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 615

Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was a bust for me, and I had a semi-streak of 6 going. I was digging around for the name of the French document that was developed in parallel with the US Constitution, but I was going nowhere. Looking it up for knowledge, it was the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen - way too ...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Hosting Question
Replies: 10
Views: 433

Re: Hosting Question

Today, LeVar Burton just retweeted the announcement from yesterday that J! was going to do rotating hosts. So, he's either telegraphing to TPTB that he wants a shot, or he's telegraphing to us that he's in negotiations to get a shot. I can definitely see the Big Three hosting in this rotation - it w...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me in the “never heard of bill and coo” camp. Not familiar with Clark U, either. I live in Massachusetts, and had never heard of Clark U. It's in Woostah, about 45 minutes west of Boston, so I really don't have much of an excuse. Same for "bill and coo", although I figured it was a Boomerism th...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5117

Re: What ought to happen next?

Not much continuity with a revolving door I wonder if they can get back to the usual taping schedule of 5 shows a day, 2 days a week. That might be a lot to ask out of a guest host. I'm sure Alex was a critical part of the well-oiled production machine. A string of guest hosts might not be able to ...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 24, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Behind the Music for $2,000 was huuuuuuuuuuuuge negbait for "Born in the USA". Couldn't shift gears after that neg even with 2/3 of the title staring me in the face. I don't know about huuuuuuuuuuuuge, but the miss was predictable I suppose. I knew 1975 was 9 years too early for Born in the USA so ...
by talkingaway
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1012

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm proud that I pulled out a solve for this FJ! during the BOM-BOM. I played precall with the recent non-current-administration secretaries, with Reno, Albright, Powell, Rice, Clinton, and Kerry. Obviously that did no good. For some reason I was stuck on Haig, which I knew wasn't old enough - he wa...
by talkingaway
Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5117

Re: What ought to happen next?

Not a fan of the revolving door of guest hosts - it feels too much like an audition. But I guess running some audition shows parallel to real shows isn't exactly an option in the COVID-19 world we live in, so I guess it makes sense. My guess would be the GOATs, 2 or 3 other top-tier champs (Buzzy, A...
by talkingaway
Mon Nov 23, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 37 Preemptions
Replies: 63
Views: 4043

Re: Season 37 Preemptions

That can't be near enough stations for how many will be affected one way or another on Thanksgiving and/or Buy Black Friday. Why would stations be affected by Thu/Fri?... For Thursday, there's the traditional Turkey Day games on CBS (NFL 12:30-4:00), FOX (College basketball 1:30-4:00, NFL 4:00-8:00...
by talkingaway
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/16/20 week
Replies: 26
Views: 405

Re: FJs for the 11/16/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( So close to checking the golden box. It's on me, but I misread Wednesday's clue as having a name that comes from the Spanish for "lover of horses". I was stuck on caballos and amantes. I'm about 99% sure that if I had been speaking out my logic...
by talkingaway
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1646

Re: Friday, November 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mixing game shows, I could name that FJ! response in just three words. As soon as Alex said "practical", I said "Cats", skimmed the rest of the clue to make sure they weren't asking for Betty Buckley, T.S., or Sir Andy, and pounced. I got trolled by the "hey hey" in "na na hey hey" - asking for the ...
by talkingaway
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5117

Re: What ought to happen next?

Jeopardy! makes too much money for the affiliates (and for Sony) to be retired anytime soon, at least based on business results in the before-COVID time. The show must go on. Two names not even mentioned in the discussion of host, both of whom have experience at the host lecturn - Todd Alan Crain a...
by talkingaway
Thu Nov 19, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What ought to happen next?
Replies: 95
Views: 5117

Re: What ought to happen next?

I hope Johnny will stay as long as he's able. I wouldn't blame him one bit either way - stop now, finish the season, or continue on. I imagine it's even easier today to do his job - a nice podcast microphone and a room in your house with good acoustics where you can spend an hour a month reading con...
by talkingaway
Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1460

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easy FJ!s this week, IMO, and I almost think this one could have been a $200 clue. I had Pomeranian, Shih-Tzu, Corgis (J! loves the Queen), and Golden Retriever as random precalls, but there's just too many to really make a precall worthwhile. Anyone who's seen a cartoon as a child knows St. Bernard...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 18, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1427

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Completely misread FJ!, so that breaks my perfect week - at least there's no pressure for the next two days. I glossed over the word "Greek" and the fact that it was named for a KING - ie a person. Greek plus love would easily get me to "Phil", and I think I could pull out an island with "Phil" in i...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 18, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it overly pedantic of me to point out that in "Eponymous Elements $800" Andy (slightly, not enough to make his response wrong) mispronounced philosopher George's name? The city (and the element) is "BERK-", but the philosopher is "BARK-". Wikipedia's article on George Berkeley says that the Brit...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it overly pedantic of me to point out that in "Eponymous Elements $800" Andy (slightly, not enough to make his response wrong) mispronounced philosopher George's name? The city (and the element) is "BERK-", but the philosopher is "BARK-". Wikipedia's article on George Berkeley says that the Brit...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 18, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... I had to pause for way longer than I should have when replying "What is Star....", but I picked the right one. Reminded me of that "Use the force, Harry" - Gandalf meme with a picture of Picard. That was a Pavlov neg for me as I blurted The Twilight Zone for "Sci-fi" and "1960s series". As I wa...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 17, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another "multi-media" clue in FJ!. Lots of ways to get there - the novel, the musical, the movie-musical. Although, asking for the character's name pretty much requires you to have actually seen, heard, or read the source material - or remember it from a past clue. He's by no means a minor character...
by talkingaway
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1420

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! took me awhile, because dangit, I always have problems with "centuries". Just say the 1800s, please. (Well, unless you're talking specifically about the year 1900, but that's another can of worms.) After my brain fog and briefly going to Edison, who lived in the 19th century but would have been ...