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by jeff6286
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1091

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

Also, I thought the FJ was oddly worded. One edition "shows a farm"? I assumed they were describing a cover illustration, but I couldn't be positive. Nevertheless, I got it right. Didn't even notice but yeah "on the cover" should have been in there even if it's fairly inferrable. It's a very short ...
by jeff6286
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4499
Views: 688411

Re: Reretaken Down

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:17 pm
Played JetPunk for a bit back in like Summer of 2018. It is very boring. The questions are way too easy and the levels and stuff to explore are limited.
Yes the person who gets 58-60 right on Jeopardy literally every night is going to find a lot of trivia games boring or too easy.
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2303

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

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. I don't believe it's true, either. FDR wasn't alone w...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1657

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

If a woman on the wrong side of the law in New England in the 1890s comes up again are there any other legitimate options for the FJ! round when the category is NOTORIOUS? Nellie Bly would not fit the category and I can't find anything illegal Ma Barker did in her teens. It almost seems to me that ...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2303

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

I disagree. As I point out in my earlier posts, even when referring to "a plane", one does not naturally refer to "a cabin" on the plane, as though it has more than one. I believe the sentence is clumsily written and "a cabin" should have been revised to say "the cabin". You should google the expre...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2570

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

Marshawn Lynch did a cameo on an episode of the League where someone wanted him to run a beer over to them but instead someone tried to throw it, and disaster ensued. Gently poking fun at his own coach for not "running it in". I think you're maybe overthinking this on Aaron's behalf. It was a funny ...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2570

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

Being a huge football fan, I didn't think the dig was fair. Even if quarterbacks these days made those decisions, which they don't. Definitely a hindsight criticism - the two-minute warning and all three time outs remaining. The numbers suggest go for it, but you still have to convert the two-point...
by jeff6286
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2303

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

Noah Wyle was in the first round, and John Carter was in the second. I was amused.
by jeff6286
Tue Mar 30, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1558

Re: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I surprised they didn't ask for a BMS on Augusta National? No. But that's simply from a position of ignorance. You will never hear a pro of any kind refer to the course as simply Augusta. Nor will you hear a top amateur, nor a golf writer, nor anybody on The Golf Channel refer to it that way. Ma...
by jeff6286
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1558

Re: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Playing off the archive, Augusta for which course hosts The Masters is at the very least a BMS as the course is called Augusta National. Furthermore, behind #12 you can see the 9th fairway of neighboring Augusta Country Club. Two totally different courses. If you just say Augusta nobody knows which...
by jeff6286
Sat Mar 27, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11780

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

The LL website is currently paused while final LL88 results are being tabulated and published. Those results will be available at 2:30am PT. Thank you for your patience. I am not a fan of this new development. At all. Wow it said that? I’ve never seen a time estimate before, what’s up with that? Lu...
by jeff6286
Thu Mar 25, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 207
Views: 10743

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Bobby Brown, former New York Yankee who was also a cardiologist, has died at 96. He also served as president of the American League when it was a real job. I would question the relevance/importance of this death and the minimal odds of it ever coming up anywhere in trivia, but I guess that's your p...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1644

Re: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got FJ! on an educated guess, but this MBA has never heard of the "effect" before. Would have been pretty unfamiliar to me as well except it had showed up with nearly the identical clueing in the New York Times crossword just last Friday, 3/19: 2-Down ___ effect, bias toward products that consumers...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Specifically to Golf's complaint that it spoon-feeds it, yes, that was kind of the point. Make it gettable for people who don't know the years off the top of their head but it's still not as easy for the masses as you're imagining. Sports FJs are pretty rare and probably play tougher than average e...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Specifically to Golf's complaint that it spoon-feeds it, yes, that was kind of the point. Make it gettable for people who don't know the years off the top of their head but it's still not as easy for the masses as you're imagining. Sports FJs are pretty rare and probably play tougher than average ev...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would say most any good FJ should make you think or present an interesting fact or connect two things that you never connected before. There are 60 clues in the game that require a-nearly instantaneous connection from clue to response, FJ is generally meant to be something different, at least a li...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's a better hint that puts a little life into this clue and gives some way in for those who don't know every Olympic host by year. Not sure exactly how best to write it within the FJ character limit but here's one draft: The "City of Angels" hosted the Olympics twice, the second time this many y...
by jeff6286
Wed Mar 24, 2021 3:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always remember the first LA Olympics because both the winter and summer games were in the U.S. that year with the winter games being in Lake Placid. I don't recall ever hearing the idiom "hung the moon" before tonight. One of my most touching “dad” moments was our six-year-old writing a story ab...
by jeff6286
Tue Mar 23, 2021 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 1868

Re: Tuesday, March 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don’t think it’s a bad question, but it is a bad Final Jeopardy question. There is no perfect way to figure it out other than just knowing it, but if you recall that the Berlin games were in 1936 and WW2 canceled the 1940 and 1944 games, it gives you a fewer options to work with. This was roughly...
by jeff6286
Tue Mar 23, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21
Replies: 385
Views: 11780

Re: Learned League 88 - Feb/Mar '21

Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunterbeamtengesellschaft was an organization (perhaps apocryphal) that existed (or not) in pre-WWI Vienna, Austria, involved in the transportation of cargo and passengers on what river? I didn't recognize it, and because of the part stating it ...