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by UiscePreston
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 3205

Re: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any reason why the FJ clue didn't mention Ford? You hinted at the answer: to obfuscate the immediate connection of Anno Ford with Brave New World . Essentially, [pre-1930's] + [innovative] + [auto tycoon] muddies the reasoning from deductive to inductive because those clues might lead some...
by UiscePreston
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 3077

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vintager = collector of grapes? What was the TOM? If this clue even had a TOM, then I didn't see it. A vintage means "the yield of a vineyard", but more specifically, the yield for a single growing season that is then turned into wine with a unique characteristic; literally, vint- "wine" + -age "pr...
by UiscePreston
Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 4930

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Speaking of Helen Mirren, what was the exact wording of that clue? The name threw me off for a second. STARS' REAL NAMES "THE QUEEN" PORTRAYER ILYENA LYDIA VASILIEVNA MIRONOFF In her autobiography, the Dame herself printed a family tree and under her father's original name, Vasiliy Petrovich, she p...
by UiscePreston
Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 5573

Re: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're forgetting the most important point, that this is the TOP ROW CLUE. It's going to be cake. Therefore you can eliminate both senators and representatives because a top row clue is not going to be a silly 50/50 guess. What if you think senator vs. governor is the silly 50/50? You are correct, ...
by UiscePreston
Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 5573

Re: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're forgetting the most important point, that this is the TOP ROW CLUE. It's going to be cake. Therefore you can eliminate both senators and representatives because a top row clue is not going to be a silly 50/50 guess. What if you think senator vs. governor is the silly 50/50? You are correct, ...
by UiscePreston
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 5573

Re: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Golf wrote:
UiscePreston wrote:Top row clue means nothing.
Stopped reading here.
Because clearly you have no academic evidence to support your theory.
by UiscePreston
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 5573

Re: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The TOM was Connecticut. The fact they threw that extra bit of info in there combined with a top row clue means they are simply asking what the main office of a state is. Instaget governor. Now, if the clue (for example, but not this example) would have stated Hartford, Connecticut, the answer woul...
by UiscePreston
Sun Dec 20, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 5573

Re: Monday, December 14, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The TOM was Connecticut. The fact they threw that extra bit of info in there combined with a top row clue means they are simply asking what the main office of a state is. Instaget governor. Now, if the clue (for example, but not this example) would have stated Hartford, Connecticut, the answer woul...
by UiscePreston
Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 8297

Re: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did any French speakers pick up on what Alex told Anne-Marie going into the Double Jeopardy! Round? To my ear, it sounds like c'est à vous magnotte , but I don't think that last word is right. Anne-Marie, c'est à vous maintenant . "Anne-Marie, this [i.e. the board] is currently yours." Also I hope ...
by UiscePreston
Sat Jul 11, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 5937

Re: Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Clockwork Oranges" (as) title objects? Should be "Clockworks Orange". Except that the "orange" of A Clockwork Orange has nothing to do with the fruit or color but the Malay word orang meaning "person/man" - as evident in the word orangutan , "man of the forest". In this case, clockwork is the modi...
by UiscePreston
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6931

Re: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised when that wasn't reversed, but then looked it up. Abscond specifically refers to departing. Right but that doesn't negate the fact that both verbs are used to signify that something has been taken illegally and that from the place of that action, the subject has fled with said objec...
by UiscePreston
Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6931

Re: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised when that wasn't reversed, but then looked it up. Abscond specifically refers to departing. Right but that doesn't negate the fact that both verbs are used to signify that something has been taken illegally and that from the place of that action, the subject has fled with said objec...
by UiscePreston
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 5293

Re: Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is this the first time a profanity's ever been a correct response? I don't know, but I remember reading an article a week or two ago about racism in Gone With the Wind. With that in the back of my mind, I almost had a Randy Marsh moment on that one before realizing there was no way in hell it could...
by UiscePreston
Tue Jan 06, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6931

Re: Monday, January 5, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was surprised when that wasn't reversed, but then looked it up. Abscond specifically refers to departing. Right but that doesn't negate the fact that both verbs are used to signify that something has been taken illegally and that from the place of that action, the subject has fled with said objec...
by UiscePreston
Mon Nov 24, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 141
Views: 11052

Re: Monday, November 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I pre-called "Oasis or Spice Girls" and it only took me a second to decide which one the clue was asking for. 1) You are extremely generous in your assessment of the Spice Girls' output as "music-making". 2) Oasis, while not much better, was vilified from day one as bubblegum clones of the Beatles ...
by UiscePreston
Sat Nov 22, 2014 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 154
Views: 14929

Re: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

jeopfansincebirth wrote:Wow. Richard Cordray looked rusty in Double Jeopardy! and it showed.
Ha. I just remembered this guy sued me a few years ago. And I emerged victorious. It was probably that crushing defeat in a court of law that caused his deplorable efforts here.
by UiscePreston
Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 14350

Re: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes, I'm mostly being silly, but if a contestant were to write down Hamlet, NC, which, unlike Windsor, does happen to be a city, how exactly are they wrong? Or what about Windsor, Ontario? You have a case, sorta. The clue states "cities mentioned in Shakespeare's play titles". One would think that ...
by UiscePreston
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 6093

Re: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

...and the 2k in Classical Radio (Tanglewood! You uncultured swine!)... Ha! For me, Tanglewood is just common knowledge because I grew up eleven miles from it and have only been there like a hundred times for concerts, graduations, the Josh Billings finish line, etc. But yes, outside of the Northea...
by UiscePreston
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 10864

Re: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS

I remember reading in Guinness that "set" was the English word with the most meanings. The verb set , by itself, has 126 main senses in the OED . This doesn't count transitivity distinctions. Nor does it include phrases and phrasal verbs, or other junk that might appear under the set verb entry. Us...
by UiscePreston
Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 8225

Re: Monday, November 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

..."Shah Jahan" [was] on the tip of my tongue. Shah Jahan , Shere Khan and the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi are three of the greatest appellations to come out of the Indian subcontinent. They are downright melodic in their utterance. Think of them that way and the rest of your tongue will never forget them.