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by alan tiger
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3181

Re: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

contrary to the clue, and despite popular belief, "gambling" is *not* legal in new jersey. This is like saying that, despite popular belief, "driving an automobile" is not legal in New Jersey because the state government says you need a special license to do it, and you can't do it your neighbor's ...
by alan tiger
Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3181

Re: Wednesday, February 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

contrary to the clue, and despite popular belief, "gambling" is *not* legal in new jersey. in 1976, new jersey voters approved a referendum, which led to the new jersey legislature approving an enabling act, which authorized only certain enumerated games of chance in certain limited areas. therefore...
by alan tiger
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 3104

Re: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

instaget on final jeopardy. james clavell was a wonderful writer. the first chronological book in his "asian saga" was "shogun." just about all my knowledge of japan, its history, and its culture comes from that book. for the record, all of the asian saga books are thinly-veiled (and accurately-deta...
by alan tiger
Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 2193

Re: Friday, February 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

celestial navigation is the practice of finding location according to angular measurements of heavenly bodies. it is a crucial element of seamanship. as soon as you learn how to hold a sextant, the first thing you do is shoot a few sights of altair, because it's pretty easy to see. see: "bowditch's ...
by alan tiger
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 3765

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

there is no doubt that philip jose farmer's "riverworld" series was his best work. it's the story about how every adult who ever lived on earth is resurrected on another planet, where a single river flows and zig-zags all around it. some major characters include sir richard francis burton (the guy w...
by alan tiger
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 4804

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

instaget final. during my college days, way back when in the late '60s, i read jack kerouac's "on the road," published in 1957. i liked jazz; i had been introduced to pot; i was a big fan of the tv show "route 66." naturally, i thought the book was terrific! in the next five or ten years, i read his...
by alan tiger
Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 3653

Re: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i remember silky sullivan!
and i know a little bit about vegas.
by alan tiger
Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 3775

Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i don't carry my draft card. i don't carry my long-expired military i.d. card. i don't carry my DD-214.
but i do carry my veterans' i.d. card issued by my local municipality (upon presentation of my DD-214), because now and then local merchants will give discounts to vets.
by alan tiger
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 3905

Re: Thursday, January 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

as soon as i saw the category "prisoner of war camps" i was ready for this one:

james clavell based his novel "king rat" on his experience at this japanese prison of war camp in singapore.

...

what is "changi"?

but i was left holding my breath.
by alan tiger
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 3584

Re: Thursday, January 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i knew the hammer answer, and pronounced what i said to myself as "mole' - neer."
i'll leave it to you if i get credit.
by alan tiger
Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 3013

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I went 4/4 on big clues but had an average game otherwise. I learned the definition of probate court from browsing the archive recently but missed the clue tonight when I tried to stretch it out into probation. I believe the clue asked for the name of the action certifying a will. Not those exact w...
by alan tiger
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 3640

Re: Tuesday, December 19, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

floridagator » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:27 pm wrote: "It seems like there are a disproportionate number of contestants from Rochester. Is that the continuing influence of the now greatly reduced Eastman Kodak Company? Or the very technically oriented University of Rochester? Or am I simply suffering from ...
by alan tiger
Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 3913

Re: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i guess that it is only the science fiction addicts around here who were waiting for this clue in the "Philip K. Dick" category:

"It's what the 'K' stands for."

"Could this be Kindred?"
by alan tiger
Thu Dec 07, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 3557

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i ran the "tiger" category. surprise, surprise. having practiced law for nearly four decades, and having acted as parliamentarian too many times in too many different instances to mention, final jeopardy was an instaget, even if i didn't know that henry robert was a general and head of the engineeri...
by alan tiger
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 5070

Re: Friday, November 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i don't often brag about my scores here. i don't have to prove anything.
but i was 5-for-5 instagets in "science fiction" today.
and i'm sure that our departed friend paucle would have matched me nanosecond-for-nanosecond.
congrats to the semifinalists! it looks really good!
by alan tiger
Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 4783

Re: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"clinton" wasn't such a terrible guess, for there was, in fact, vice president george clinton, who served under jefferson and madison. but he never became president, and bill was never vice-president.
by alan tiger
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2647

Re: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

insta-get final. i graduated university of rochester in 1970. george eastman, both before and after his suicide, was a major donor to the school. his home, including an astounding collection of movies and movie memorabilia, was given to the school upon his death. the curator of the eastman house is ...
by alan tiger
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

silverscreentest correctly noted the difference between hugos and nebulas.
the clue in the game made reference to recent controversy. that was surely about the "sad puppies" and their attempts to derail the hugo elective process.
by alan tiger
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 4578

Re: Thursday, October 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

i'm pretty sure that i was the first contestant to talk about playing in the world series of poker during my interview. i was delighted to see a question about that tonight! :)
by alan tiger
Fri Oct 13, 2017 4:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 7571

Re: Thursday, October 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

1 congrats to scarlett for a well-played game! 2 j.g. ballard was a great science fiction writer who came to fame between the classic golden age and the new wave. born in shanghai, he was interned as a child in a japanese prisoner of war camp during ww2. his experiences in the orient were the basis ...