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by Blue Lion
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1540

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got schneided on the TV Before & After category, but I did get FJ. Not sure I would have if not for my memory of baseball announcers calling Fred McGriff "the crime dog", border-line nonsensical as that nickname may have been. Chris Berman of ESPN had all kinds of punny nicknames for MLB players....
by Blue Lion
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

And I've gotten many of the season's hardest questions (Beverly Sills, Apu, Naguib Mahfouz) while botching apparent gimmes like Fatboy Slim. It's just never duLL. I was surprised that Fatboy Slim played as easy as he did, since I didn't think that he had been relevant since...1999, or thereabouts. ...
by Blue Lion
Sat Mar 07, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

For the third time this season, I talked myself out of a correct answer. After having written Hoboken in (having rejected Jersey City, Newark and Ft Lee as unlikely) I unwisely decided that Paramus was a more likely name for a musicographer. I went with Bayonne. I grossly overthought the question a...
by Blue Lion
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

My 5th straight tie! I stupidly talked myself out of champagne. I recognized Korbel as a brand name but was not familiar with the slogan and didn't see how "champagne" fit (I guessed "import"). I don't know what it was about seeing champagne as the correct response, but the second that I did I all ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Mar 04, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads . I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know. Thought for sure "derby" would be...
by Blue Lion
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

I managed to get a 9(6) yesterday with a couple good guesses on Crossroads (without Brittany Spears) and Ford. Still in last place and still winless. I had to take my kids to see the Britney version. OMG it was beyond awful. The good news is that watching that movie will lop years off your stay in ...
by Blue Lion
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 166
Views: 40661

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Jack Welch, who was CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001, died at age 84. He ranks in the top tier of celebrity CEOs and was hailed as one of the great managers in business history. He was also nicknamed "Neutron Jack" for the amount of downsizing he presided over at GE: https://www.cnbc.com/20...
by Blue Lion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

A hint steered me wrong on the Friday set. Going through literally all the state capitals, I had Trenton, Atlanta, Little Rock, and Jackson as the likeliest to have a high percentage of black population. Left with just the raw question and the #2 and #3 cities provided, I would have gone Jackson, s...
by Blue Lion
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

Did anyone get tomato based on its being "beloved in Jersey"? I, for the record, did not--didn't get it at all, in fact. I grew up in Jersey. So did my wife, who was from Burlington County and heard the story from her father. Had I whiffed on the tomato question, my E-Z Pass would have been invalid...
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

In college, I took a French cinema class with a prof whose coarse, American-accented French was just brutal to hear, so we died whenever he said Pathé Frères . Yeah, I got that one but for the life of me, couldn't recall chenille and went with velours . I did the same thing, and it cost me 3 points...
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

mrparadise wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 10:23 am
Pathe was one of those I knew I should know but it had to percolate for a long time before it came to me. Went with movie making.
My answer was "motion pictures", and Thorsten accepted it.
by Blue Lion
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 95
Views: 17296

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

46, Atlanta.
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

I had Quaker State because Pennsylvania is the Quaker state. Somewhat off topic, but there's a Pennsylvania-based chain of restaurants called "Quaker Steak and Lube". They've expanded considerably, and I noticed that they now have two locations in South Carolina. I was introduced to their products ...
by Blue Lion
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 307
Views: 38062

Re: Learned League 84

Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Thu Feb 20, 2020 1:24 pm
I said Pennzoil. I was pretty sure they were owned by one of the big oil companies, but hadn’t made the jump from petroleum to other petroleum products like petroleum jelly. Ah well.
I'm old enough to remember singing(!) radio commercials for "Vaseline Petroleum Jelly", which led me to the answer
by Blue Lion
Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Local version of "Jeopardy!" in Poland and others countries
Replies: 11
Views: 1695

Re: Local version of "Jeopardy!" in Poland and others countries

In 2000, my wife and I were in Barcelona for a family wedding. Our group was staying in a house and drinking generous amounts of good Spanish wine when Jeopardy came on. Listening to people trying to figure out the clues was hilarious. As AFRET CMS noted, it was possible to guess at what some of the...
by Blue Lion
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)
Replies: 34
Views: 1991

Re: It's a Hand! It's Michigan! category poll (1/3/20 spoilers)

I drove across Michigan once and it happened that there was a prison escape from Jackson that night. Some things you don’t forget. On westbound I-94, someone put an "Escape to Wisconsin" bumper sticker (that was the state's tourism slogan) on a sign that said "State Prison: Next Exit". The sticker ...
by Blue Lion
Wed Dec 25, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26833

Re: LL83: Learned League

Congrats to BigDaddyMatty on his third straight A Horizon title. I finished with career highs in TCA, TMP, and CAA. If you'd told me four years ago that I'd crack 100 correct answers in a season and finish on the Maso leaderboard, I'd have :lol: I will be returning to A for a sixth straight season,...
by Blue Lion
Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4393

Re: Friday, December 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Zot! Per Johnny Hart's B.C. comic, that's the sound an anteater makes when snicking an ant (or anything else) with its tongue. Jeanne is obviously not only a current resident of Irvine, she's a graduate or at least a fan of the UC school there. https://sites.uci.edu/graduateinterconnect/files/2015/...
by Blue Lion
Fri Dec 13, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26833

Re: LL83: Learned League

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:42 am
My American History is over 85% and I get three for Teapot Dome?

A benefit of being old is you can get Suzy Quatro.
And if you're old and lived in the Detroit area for years (raises hand), she's an instaget.
by Blue Lion
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 4729

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My bar trivia teammates and I are aghast that the Hilton Head question was a Triple Stumper.