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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: 1094

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: 2736

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: 2483

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: 200
Views: 11916

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: 851

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: 1066

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...
by The Talking Mime
Mon May 06, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1261

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Rough week for me. Knights of Columbus Monday, Bern on Tuesday, Pestilence on Wednesday ( a classic case of overthinking), and friending on Friday.

Misremembered the Hillenbrand title as "Unbreakable" (dammit!).
by The Talking Mime
Mon May 06, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 3896

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue took care of my 10/10 tourney dreams right off the bat. I played it like a simpleton and wrote Walt Whitman in going off “grassy” towards a Leaves of Grass connection. :oops: You're not the only one. I guess I should have paid more attention to the quote itself, but like you, I latched...
by The Talking Mime
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5044

Re: Tuesday, April 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a head-scratching immediate no-doubter as I almost could not believe J! was asking something that would be better placed in the June tournament. Any misses that get posted here will be fascinating exercises in over-thinking. I'll get the party started. Doing the math led me to Apri...
by The Talking Mime
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 5946

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw "C. King," interpreted it as a substitute for the word "seeking," and thought it hinted towards sight, or lack thereof. I went with Daredevil. You know a champ is dominant when you lament to yourself about how he only won $74,000. I wonder how much longer it will take him to crack seven figure...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 8026

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

$13K for James at the end of the Jeopardy round, without even finding the DD! FWIW the Daily Double was found on clue 2. Still, it was a bottom row clue and he bet the maximum $1000 he could at the time, which means his $13K total at the end of the first round was also his Coryat score. In that cas...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 114
Views: 13504

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Very awful news, but it's reassuring to see that he's handling it with courage and humour. Here's to hoping that he can beat it.
by The Talking Mime
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4938

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Obviously Colby knew the right person in FJ but picked his second term (when he ran for re-election) rather than his first (when the clue would have applied). I made this mistake as well. I had it pinned to Eisenhower, wrote down 1952, then realized "wait, he won in '56 also," so I changed my answe...
by The Talking Mime
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 4140

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've definitely heard of the Velvet Revolution, but I didn't know the term was used in that sense, and also, when I saw Havel's name, I thought of Prague Spring instead. I just said "peaceful transition." Simple, I know, but I had nothing better. Another Ken vs. Brad final in a high level tournament...
by The Talking Mime
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 5722

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had a flawed thought process for FJ that I abandoned, but it wouldn't have gotten me anywhere anyway. I knew McKinley was killed in Buffalo, so I thought about women activists who might be associated with NY, thought of the Seneca Falls Convention, and tried to remember who was most strongly assoc...
by The Talking Mime
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/21/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 1293

Re: FJs for the 1/21/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

I had a streak of 15 broken when I said David Cameron for Thursday.

Never seen Jersey Boys or The Handmaid's Tale.
by The Talking Mime
Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 547
Views: 36372

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

This is Spike Lee's first nomination, which is unbelievable. It's his first for Best Director, but he was nominated for Best Documentary for Four Little Girls . It may also be worth noting that he received an Honorary Oscar in 2015 and that he also got a nomination for 1989 for writing Do the Right...
by The Talking Mime
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1376

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Second 5/5 week in a row and an overall streak of 12, which is possibly my longest streak ever. I've heard of chateaubriand before, but there was no way I was going to drudge that up in time. Never seen any version of The Seven...
by The Talking Mime
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/7/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 1449

Re: FJs for the 1/7/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I'm too lazy to check, but I think this isn't my first 5/5 week of the season. I should've had El Dorado, but my brain completely froze and I couldn't recall it in time. I'd love to try and binge The Sopranos someday, but for now, I'v...
by The Talking Mime
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/31/18 week
Replies: 19
Views: 1036

Re: FJs for the 12/31/18 week

:?: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( This is the first time since the week of November 5th that I didn't go 4/5. Spoiled on a clue yet again, this time on Monday's clue. Thought "peace through strength" referred to Woodrow Wilson's policy of collective security, so I went straight to him. Went wit...