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by talkingaway
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round
Replies: 20
Views: 296

Re: PRESIDENTIAL BIRTHPLACES 3/2/21 J! Round

I have reverse East Coast bias - I live about 15-20 miles from Brookline and can't believe that so many of you have been there, much less know that it's in Massachusetts. Did you get forget to get off the T and go an extra stop? But, that said, if you can get "Brookline is in Massachusetts", JFK isn...
by talkingaway
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1382

Re: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm a huge 80s fan, and, sorry TPH, kinda like the song, even if "born and raised in South Detroit" means they're actually Canadian. But the clue just went over my head. I focused too much on the 2020 aspect, thinking there was something special about the album that would particularly resonate in th...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 999

Re: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wrote down submarine at first, having a blank. Then I reread the clue, focusing on the word ARMY, and immediately facepalmed. Nevermind that subs are apparently named by letter/number combos or, logically, after marine animals. I then did a "what does the Army use", and quickly scribbled down heli...
by talkingaway
Thu Mar 04, 2021 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1656

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched this game late, but didn't shelter myself from social media, and didn't hear a thing. Given the lack of "ooohs" and "aahs", I had a good guess at what happened once the pre-FJ! scores were revealed. No tie-breaker. Maybe one person got it right and doubled up, because 28K isn't going to br...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1175

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did not like how Richards straight negged 'upload'; I feel Trebek would've gone "we need both words" I think the problem was more the category requirements rather than the actual negging. He specifically said during the category reveal that each correct response requires two words - one with "up" a...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1175

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I too succumbed to the Mandela effect for FJ!. I wasn't too distracted by the date of 2015 - I didn't know he'd died in exactly 2013. But I was very hesitant because of the title - I was 99% sure he was President. Also, the latter two years were all wrong, as he was only president from 1994-99. In f...
by talkingaway
Tue Mar 02, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1272

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also had the quick brown fox jumpS instead of jumpED. A quick check on my keyboard showed I was wrong. Mavis Beacon never had me type that, IIRC. Not sure if you typed wrong or remembered wrong but jumps is correct. You need the S while the word dog takes care of the D. Oops - I got it backwards ...
by talkingaway
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1272

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was way too general in my response of FJ!, and went with "South Pacific". I didn't think of the logic there - the Pacific Ocean surely had been named long before, and there's no reason to coin adding the "South" to it. But I was blinded by the word "australes", which I knew meant "southern", as in...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are you kidding me, fate, with that FJ!? Visiting my father this week, he had John Adams, the HBO miniseries from 10 or 15 years ago, playing in the background. I wasn't really paying much attention to it, but I -DID- note dialogue about US diplomats being bribed by the French. I mean, the miniserie...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1230

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I assume Mike Richards wouldn't have to confer with the judges to give me credit for "The Tube" for "The Underground", since I think he studied in England at some point....although to be honest, I'm not 100% sure I'd get the non-colloquial response in time if I'd been BMSed. I don't think there's a...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1230

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I haven't studied African geography much since 1989, so...there's something for me to brush up on. We had to make brochures to attract people to visit a certain African country, and I got Ethiopia. (One poor kid got Libya.) So, I wound up doing basically a Peace Corps themed brochure focused on volu...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1527

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

The Physics DD pretty much required you to know the science I think. Around 1800 William Herschel found that this type of radiation he called "radiant heat" is closely related to visible light . People know about infrared in terms of greenhouse effect, and even radiant heaters, but nobody associate...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1340

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I love these kinds of FJ! clues. So obvious in retrospect, and once you get the right response, it almost self-corrects itself, like a checksum. But it's still a tough one to get. I went the "name as many cosmetics/fragrance companies as you can" route, and got Chanel, Lancome, and Loreal. I must no...
by talkingaway
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1527

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

TV clues have gotten unfair because the TV landscape has become so segmented. There are too many outlets and too many series to keep track of them. In the old days, there were only three networks, and there would only ever be trivia questions about the biggest hits and longest-running series. Harde...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1527

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

The Physics DD pretty much required you to know the science I think. Around 1800 William Herschel found that this type of radiation he called "radiant heat" is closely related to visible light . People know about infrared in terms of greenhouse effect, and even radiant heaters, but nobody associate...
by talkingaway
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1527

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

For FJ!, I knew exactly what they were looking for, but blanked on the director of The Godfather. Frustrated, I put down Puzo, knowing full well he was the second author referenced in the clue. I could picture the cover of some version of The Godfather that had "Mario Puzo's" in front of it, and fig...
by talkingaway
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1799

Re: Monday, February 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ!, but couldn't help feeling some sympathy for the contestants. The first thing I'd want to do is count out the notes in Taps, and I assume they pipe the Think! music in during FJ!. I cheated, paused, and got 27, but figured I'd added some notes, and it was close enough. Googling it, I repea...
by talkingaway
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1893

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sure, got Samuel Barber...if only it had been the FJ! I was not in sync with the writers much this week...I'm interested to know if posters were aware of the law change (the kind of thing that would be great slipped into the Current Events thread, even if it got lost among the tombstones.. :roll: )...
by talkingaway
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1893

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fast forwarding through the commercials, I started thinking that the category would be about East Asian names and those small East Asian countries that I always overlook. Nope, I got lucky. Knew this one, and got it in just two words when I fast forwarded too far and heard Ken say "nation allowed". ...
by talkingaway
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1606

Re: Thursday, February 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The category told me it would be a fairly narrow list of possible answers - it's going to be a loser who never won, and how many losers are going to be appropriate responses? Basically, we're looking for an also-ran, a might-have-been, or an almost-was. Somehow, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney doesn't s...