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by cosmos
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Airports named out of context (6/1 SPOILER)
Replies: 35
Views: 5028

Re: Airports named out of context (6/1 SPOILER)

Re: Midway. There is an airport that used to be named for being in the middle of the continent: Mid-Continent International Airport, now named Kansas City International. Still has IATA code of MCI instead of KCI, and one reason for that is no airport in the U.S. can have a code beginning with the le...
by cosmos
Tue May 24, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Buzz on Buzzy
Replies: 62
Views: 6432

Re: The Buzz on Buzzy

I don't know if he gave his first name on the show because I skipped the interviews. But it's Austin and this is a good article from his hometown paper: http://www.northjersey.com/arts-and-ent ... -1.1601395
by cosmos
Tue May 10, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6480

Re: Monday, May 9, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Clue in Current Events: A letter of Feb. 23, 2016 let Obama know, "This committee will not hold hearings" until Jan. 20, 2017 Nitpicking here. I knew they were looking for the name of the committee. But by putting "This committee" as part of a quote from a letter they wrote, it doesn't seem like sta...
by cosmos
Thu May 05, 2016 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 3612

Re: Thursday, May 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Neil deGrasse Tyson is not the director of "this facility" shown in the photograph. I wonder if that contributed to making it a TS. :D
by cosmos
Thu May 05, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 6236

Re: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

On the 3/11/16 game of J! they showed a false color image of the Aphrodite Terra plateau region (category: The Middle) and wanted the name of the planet. It's hard to tell from that image that Venus has craters. I think you can see some if you look carefully, but it doesn't have the appearance of a ...
by cosmos
Thu May 05, 2016 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 6236

Re: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I just found out that all the craters on Venus are named after women. Craters bigger than 20 km are named after women who made a substantial contribution to their field. Smaller craters are given common female first names.
by cosmos
Wed May 04, 2016 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 6236

Re: Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I focused on the word "ones" and responded with "craters." Yes, I did notice initially that the clue wanted "its" but I got sidetracked by what kind of feature they were most likely to be.
by cosmos
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 6922

Re: Thursday, April 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I responded with "civil service" on the Truman desegregation clue. Any chance of that being accepted? Truman did sign an executive order for fair employment in the federal establishment on the same day he desegregated the military. I got them mixed up.
by cosmos
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 6834

Re: Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Add zoonoses to the list of words that I never knew how to pronounce before I heard Alex read them in a clue. LOL zoo noses. The New Yorker magazine doesn't put a dieresis on zoonoses even though they routinely do on words like coöperation.
by cosmos
Mon Apr 25, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 7940

Re: Monday, April 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Forgive me for being confused, but I recall movies were shot on rolls of film, not reels. The audio recording was referred to as sound, not dialog, at least based on my limited experience. Slating recorded roll, scene and take.
by cosmos
Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 7940

Re: Monday, April 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Me, too. Teacher's Tournament Week 1. My PVR software uses zap2it.

Correction: It's Teachers Tournament Week 1, no apostrophe.
by cosmos
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 5165

Re: Friday, April 8, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I've seen the movie "The World's Fastest Indian" which is the only reason I knew the DD.

If they asked which MLB mascot is the #1 mascot in the world, I know that one: Mr. Met. :)
by cosmos
Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 9358

Re: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

News stories at the time said that General Mills was partnering with Fulton Brewery to create a Wheaties-branded Hefeweizen. Technically, it was apparently General Mills that teamed up with the brewery by providing the brand name they owned, not the cereal itself. Maybe. That's what I would try to a...
by cosmos
Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 105
Views: 9358

Re: Tuesday, April 5, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Maybe too much nitpicking, but they didn't BMS port authority on the clue that seemed to be going for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. I understand that the category only asked for a word with "PO" but doesn't that still require a specific response that answers the specific clue? Retroacti...
by cosmos
Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 9155

Re: Friday, April 1, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

KULDVILLAK

Am I the only one who saw that??? 8-)
by cosmos
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 3589

Re: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even if you know the Winter Garden is a Broadway theater, most Broadway theaters have addresses on numbered streets, from 42nd to 65th street, so it might have actually been smart of them all to clam on "this street" although Alex seemed to imply it was an easy clue.
by cosmos
Mon Mar 28, 2016 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 6385

Re: Monday, March 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The nuclear chain reaction clue got me thinking of fission, which I later used as an incorrect response for the mitosis clue when I remembered reading that nuclear fission was named by analogy to biological fission.
by cosmos
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 4399

Re: Friday, March 25, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It cracked me up when Alex had to spell out P-A-L-L so people wouldn't think he said "Paul bearer" or "pawl bearer." :)
by cosmos
Fri Mar 25, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 5919

Re: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thank you for posting the credits. I was wondering who that guy was taking a selfie with Salvy Perez. Now I know it's Francisco Pena, which I never would have figured out otherwise. I watch J! on a station that always pre-empts the credits for "breaking news."
by cosmos
Tue Mar 22, 2016 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 7145

Re: Monday, March 21, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

There is no way for home viewers to know about the rule change because, AFAIK, it has never been announced on the show. On 2/16/16 the following was added to the official J! web site: https://www.jeopardy.com/jbuzz/features/four-rare-jeopardy-scenarios There can only be one winner. This has long bee...