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by The Talking Mime
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/8/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 799

Re: FJs for the 6/8/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A perfecto to end the season? I'll take it. I'm just glad to have the 5/5 after some lousy weeks recently. I learned not too long ago that Anne Tyler wrote The Accidental Tourist . I'm surprised that factoid stuck. I thi...
by The Talking Mime
Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 805

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

:mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :( :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| $9,600. Not enough to win, but at least I got FJ. Got the St. Elmo DD, but not parliamentarian. The fact that Tumbril had a low hit rate proves that most don't go back in the Archive to vie...
by The Talking Mime
Sat May 23, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/18/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1344

Re: FJs for the 5/18/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I'll be the first to admit that I missed Thursday's FJ. In all the metals I thought of, brass didn't enter my mind. Oh well. Initially veered too far south and said Maryland, then veered too far west and went with Ohio. Should've veered too ...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 4495

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instead of "comparison," I fixated on the "good or for evil" portion of the clue and said Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Dickens keeping his butt covered (as Cliff Clavin would say) never crossed my mind.

Nice to see a 4xer after having the carousel sputter since mid-March.
by The Talking Mime
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/13/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1493

Re: FJs for the 4/13/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Started the tournament 6/6 and then absolutely cratered. Nicaragua, Jefferson City, Othello, Napoleon. Picked the other musketeer. Negged with fir, but got Halsey. Before last week's discussion, if you told me Equatorial Guinea touched the Equator, I woul...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2366

Re: Tuesday, April 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I must have conflated "cartographic" with "geographic," because when I saw "passes near" in the clue, I started thinking of rivers or other bodies of water. Ended up with Nicaragua. First FJ miss of the tournament.
by The Talking Mime
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 12523

Re: Thursday, February 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched tonight's episode at work, but was distracted near the end with something so I missed watching the FJ round. Usually when I miss an episode, I'll read the FJ clue off the Archive or here on the board. My method is to read the clue out loud, then play a YouTube video of the think music whil...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 6852

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So if Veronica ends up making the ToC, would her 21-letter name (22 if you want to count the hyphen) be a ToC record? I took a quick look and the longest I found if I'm counting correctly was (no hypen) Jill Bunzendahl Chimka (20) For 17 there are: Pranjal Vachaspati Ashok Poozhikunnel Vinita Kaila...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 6852

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't know what it is, but I can never keep east and west straight. I always have to do that "Never Eat Shredded Wheat" mnemonic just to differentiate the two. So it's not surprising that I went in the wrong direction and said Belmopan, thinking Belize was in the uppermost left corner of Central A...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/6/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 2692

Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I know I'm late to the party, but I thought I'd give myself a public pat on the back for finally getting a 5/5 week this season. I guess technically, it's also my first of the year. ;) I've read Catch-22 a few years ago. I liked what ...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Dec 13, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 84751

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Speaking of film, this year's list of 25 films inducted into the National Film Registry were announced earlier this week. Some notable inductees include: - Amadeus (1984), the Mozart biopic that won the Academy Award for Best Picture - Boys Don't Cry (1999), a film about a transgender teenager that...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 84751

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello has died at the age of 86. Aiello was nominated for an Academy Award for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing , in which he plays an Italian-American pizzeria owner whose business is at the center of rising racial tensions in a predominantly Afric...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 5052

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had Marian Anderson, but crossed it out and went with Ella Fitzgerald. Though Anderson came to me fairly quickly, I succumbed to my nagging suspicion that it was someone else instead. :oops: On the bright side, I had my best performance of the tournament so far, though as a whole, these tournament...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2278

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( After getting a 4/5 week for the first time in regular play since April, I responded with a lousy week. Said mourning on Monday, Custer on Tuesday (Hickok came to me at the 31st second), and went West instead of East on Thursday. Couldn't remember if Clyde or Su...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Sep 30, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/23/19 week
Replies: 42
Views: 3396

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Community colleges on Tuesday. Knew Pele = Hawaii, but went with Mauna Kea. Never seen Fiddler on the Roof, and since the furthest west I've ever been is Ottawa, that's a no on the Sydney Opera House. 10/20 during Jason's run. Haven't had a week be...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 6684

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have a book of New York Times articles from the 1970s and I remember that there was an article about the Sydney Opera House finally opening after years of delays and overruns. Vaguely remembering that fact helped me get this clue pretty quickly, especially since I missed the "librettist" hint. Con...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 4112

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Watched the recording of this yesterday. Missed Naked Maja. Not ten minutes after, picked up a book I got for Christmas that I’ve rarely looked at in the past 5 months, opened to a random page, and found this: https://www.imgur.com/WvTIV70?r I did a crossword puzzle on the weekend where there was a...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 201
Views: 21229

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Laughing my butt off at the New York Times spoiling this for the entire country with a push notification. Between seeing a link to this story on Twitter and seeing over 20 comments in today's game thread when I went here an hour ago, I knew something was up. Luckily my online episode source already...
by The Talking Mime
Thu May 30, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: NBA Finals - Check Your J! Listings
Replies: 10
Views: 1404

Re: NBA Finals - Check Your J! Listings

Rackme32 wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Oh... and GO WARRIORS!
Yeah, I'm gonna have to disagree with this sentiment. :lol:
by The Talking Mime
Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 1810

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Took the grassy negbait on Monday and said Whitman. Misread Thursday's clue as needing two countries and said USSR and North Korea. This week could've been worse considering security blanket and Maine came to me within the last 10 seconds ea...