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by alan tiger
Tue Feb 16, 2021 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1537

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i lived in rockville centre, nassau county, new york, from 1953 to 1962. 1 one of my childhood friends was dean skelos, former republican majority leader of new york state senate, until his corruption conviction. 2 my best childhood friend was a fellow named bart kamen, whose father, jack kamen, was...
by alan tiger
Tue Feb 09, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1811

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the finale of camille saint-saens's "the carnival of the animals" was used as chapter 5 (flamingos playing with yo-yos) in the re-make "fantasia 2000."
by alan tiger
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 2015

Re: Monday, January 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i've said, many times in many different places, "comcast sucks!" but credit where credit is due. jeopardy! is carried at 7pm on my local abc station. tonight's episode was pre-empted by some political non-important event, involving a bunch of impeachment managers carrying a piece of paper from the h...
by alan tiger
Tue Dec 01, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2665

Re: Tuesday, December 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

credit where credit is due.

as best i can remember, a tip o' the hat to t.j. for the most striking and colorful hairdo since my pal elaine wilson was champ in march 2019. i described her here as "the one with red hair." :)
by alan tiger
Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1985

Re: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i see several regulars have never heard of larry niven's "ringworld." some of you may remember paul legere, a/k/a paucle, a/k/a paull54, a/k/a bird0fprey, etc., etc. paul and i were friends for many years, and one of the things we had in common was our love of science fiction. he liked "ringworld" a...
by alan tiger
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Herb Stempel
Replies: 14
Views: 2284

Re: RIP Herb Stempel

here's something i wrote long ago, and re-posted it last year upon learning the news of van doren's death. === hey! i got a story for you! enjoy!! as most of you know, i'm a lawyer. most of my work is in the field of tort and insurance (accident cases). part of my duties are to conduct examinations ...
by alan tiger
Fri Apr 17, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 5423

Re: Friday, April 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i've always been under the impression that the knight companions of charlemagne were known as "paladins" rather than "peers." a little research reveals that both are correct.
by alan tiger
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 4388

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

i haven't posted here for a while. elaine wilson was one of the gang of "triviots" at aol's "trivia forum" in the '90s and '00s. other members included the late paul legere (whom some of you might remember as "Paucle"), this writer, and seven or eight others who have appeared on the show over the ye...
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: 12121

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: 12121

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: 9374

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: 6173

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: 51
Views: 12956

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: 85
Views: 16019

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: 10625

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: 13720

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: 11463

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: 11107

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: 9320

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: 10064

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 ...