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by Woof
Thu May 24, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day - B3-B4 and final standings revealed
Replies: 73
Views: 1424

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day - Q7-Q8 revealed

Fatboy Slim is just one guy. Also true, but I was willing to loosen my definition of "band" for someone who released what I believe to be the worst song I have ever heard. And somehow, it was picked up by one of the "Now That's What I Call Music" compilation CDs. While I can understand your critici...
by Woof
Thu May 24, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1252

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

Sadly but predictably, "The Moonstone" was a Triple Stumper, which I thought it would be as soon as I saw the clue. Like I said, hardly anyone reads anymore and thus 90% of contestants are poor at literature. And yet I, thanks to my excellent liberal arts education, also haven't read anything but I...
by Woof
Wed May 23, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1228

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

I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600, Wow, congrats. That is a phenomenal result. Oops! I got my math wrong. Sorry about that. It was actually $44,600. I don't routinely track my Coryat score, but after only clamming on 3 clues in the J! round, I decided t...
by Woof
Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1228

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

Can someone provide me with the wording on the Whistler clue? I don't see the justification for the judges' overturning their ruling on Hermine's response of "nuit." Nuit is indeed a French word for "night," but Whistler didn't call the paintings in question "nuits." He called them "nocturnes." Whi...
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1228

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

I had what may be my all-time best Coryat in a non-tournament game with $48,600, but then FJ took me down. I knew enough to know that it wasn’t Tolstoy or Dostoevsky, but was it Pushkin or Gogol and when did Turgenev live, anyway? I knew that cuckoldry was the TOM but my lack of familiarity with the...
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 380 - Mother's Day - B3-B4 and final standings revealed
Replies: 73
Views: 1424

Re: TD 380 - Mother's Day - Q1-Q2 revealed

Moar Greek Mythology, please! I now prepare to plummet in the standings.
by Woof
Tue May 22, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1627

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

I just caught this episode after getting back from some travel. As expected, Larry put on a bravura performance in this episode, too. He's sneaky good, not particularly fast on the buzzer but with a good base of knowledge to work from, good discipline to not guess and the courage to wager strategica...
by Woof
Mon May 21, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 35
Views: 1417

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

billiej wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
If it weren't for obsessions this board wouldn't exist. :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIs5StN8J-0
by Woof
Fri May 18, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1960

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

I guess I’m in the minority getting FJ as a near instaget. Plumbago sounded vaguely familiar and the plumb- lead connection sealed the deal for me. Larry is sneaky good and I forward to seeing how he fares in a TOC if he can hang on for the win tomorrow.
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3401
Views: 312539

Re: Reretaken Down

I'm 31 and I don't know what half of these names are even supposed to mean. What the hell is Ximena? I look forward to the 2028 edition, which will no doubt include Bazinga, Toriel, Despacito, Szechuan, Retsuko, Cuphead, something with a hashtag in it, and Yanny. I mean Laurel. I mean Yanny. No wai...
by Woof
Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226884

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

WTG, John Boy! You give us all hope.
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1263

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

I got FJ, but it took a while. I had to get the image of concentric rings of pine trees out of my mind. Ribs led to ship led to wooden constructs. Combined with the names, that led me to the Trojan Horse.
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1272

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

No one is surprised that they didn't get basking SHARK?!?! Never heard of a basking shark, so no, not surprised. Me neither too. My off the cuff guess was crocodile. I was focused on the ability to open its mouth a yard wide. But looking back at the clue, see they also specified a 50 foot length fo...
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1272

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

I thought FJ was rather easy. My train of thought: only cursive => not Latin alphabet => probably Asian alphabet => Chinese use ideographs (not cursive) => likely something from S Asia or Middle East. What would be widely used enough to warrant its use as a UN language? Not Urdu/Hindi, Farsi, Tagalo...
by Woof
Wed May 16, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2167
Views: 226884

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

DysonSphere wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 9:53 pm
No Cleveland audition here. And hit it out of the park on the online test. :'(
No correlation, alas.
by Woof
Mon May 14, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)
Replies: 74
Views: 1872

Re: TD 378 - K.I.S.S. (Final Results)

Wow! It's been a while since I've even made a podium, let alone taken the top spot. Thanks for hosting this, Peter, and congratulations to my fellow podiumites.
by Woof
Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?
Replies: 28
Views: 1672

Re: DHKendall - did you just win $8333.33?

'Gratz to Jeff (and Hans and Andy). Nice win!
by Woof
Fri May 11, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Final results
Replies: 18
Views: 809

Re: 2018 Teachers Tournament Wild Card Standings (Game 4 SPOILERS)

And yet again we see the importance of savvy wagering in a tournament setting. Mary Alice must have been kicking herself watching the wild card race play out. Had she made a bet of $3201 to overtake third, she would have ended up with $8799, which is looking pretty good right now.
by Woof
Fri May 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1040

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I agree that tonight's boards seemed particularly gettable. I think I got all but 3 clues on the J! board. DJ was a bit tougher for me solely because of the TV category. FJ was tough for me, too. I started with Molly Ivins, but discarded her as too fringe and unlikely to have an Oscar nomination. Th...
by Woof
Thu May 10, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1262

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

Yes, interesting game dynamics. I got FJ from the Alpine TOM alone.