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by Elijah Baley
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 909

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a fun game; a few derp misses but also some pretty good gets. A win by any of them would have felt right. I thought Alan's response for stare decisis was fine - certainly close enough to be ruled correct. Same thing on "tenureship" - even if Ryan hadn't corrected himself, it would have been pre...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 849

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Patrick and Kristina with their responses showed how wide open it was for a wrong guess as the clue and the image don’t really have a lot to go on. The slightly more helpful path was to have three titles at the ready just off the common L&L works that J! likes to use. Given what contestants have sa...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1036

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Solomon here; didn't really think about whether he would be deemed more a judicial than legislative figure.

Moses didn't even occur to me - despite four decades of so of watching The 10 Commandments every year. :D
by Elijah Baley
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J6 glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 306

Re: J6 glitch?

Phew; I was wondering about that Bloody Mary answer and thought maybe I had misread the clue, but suspected that something was off by the time we got to the clue about the Henry VIII/Thomas More play. :shock:
by Elijah Baley
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I grew up in a military family and thought I knew my military acronyms (see, e.g., CINCPAC) - as well as WWII history. I figured out that COSSAC was Chief of Staff [and? to?] Supreme Allied Commander but that didn't really poin...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 229705

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

"Liquid gold" had me thinking of some valuable mineral or liquid and coming up blank. I could've taken 10,000 guesses and never come up with olive oil. How was this a triple get, and how exactly do you counterfeit olive oil? It's not like it's THAT valuable... When it comes to olive oil, place of o...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1027

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The 1968 category seemed ridiculously easy. I wonder if Kian was afraid of going Clavin when he got a middle clue?
by Elijah Baley
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There is no reason for the phrase "little lady" to be in the clue if it wasn't the TOM. But "Santa Clara" was also in the clue. Is there any reason for THAT not to be a TOM? Isn't there a nifty thread for this discussion?? (And seriously, Santa Clara was there in the clue because that was the name ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hi all, I'm Kirsten Morry from last night's episode. You have correctly interpreted my train of thought on Final Jeopardy - I preferred to write something down rather than nothing. I was obviously having trouble ringing in - Cody and Doug were both very fast and well-timed. In Double Jeopardy, I ra...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess we don't have a lot of Variety readers around here... :roll: That's probably accurate. From all the befuddlement, this category is probably a snap if you're from LA and familiar with "the business" as it's known there - and not so much for the rest of the country. (Let alone Canada). :geek:
by Elijah Baley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Misleading FJ. The contestants were obviously going for an actor with a hyphenated name. Looked up google and saw another definition of hyphenates: " a person who is active in more than one occupation or sphere " Perhaps they could have come up with a better category name like "Oscar Winners" for e...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And I'll grant that Oscars is a tougher category that it might otherwise seem, given that there are close to 100 years of Oscars with 5 (or more) nominees in each of the big categories. Still, they tend to focus on winners in the past 40 years so it's at least a tad more manageable than some other ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't get how this FJ was a complete miss - and that Doug didn't even hazard a guess (which - ok?). Then again, movies seem to a weak spot for contestants so the writers are going to keep going back there. I'm betting the category elicited a reaction of "wtf" from many. Could be; I don't think it...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2028

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't get how this FJ was a complete miss - and that Doug didn't even hazard a guess (which - ok?).

Then again, movies seem to a weak spot for contestants so the writers are going to keep going back there.
by Elijah Baley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/24/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 749

Re: FJs for the 9/24/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Roughly 50/40 on Alex's impression on that FJ - that sounds about like what I would expect. Fortunately, it doesn't come up often but I'm curious if the players chatted afterwards and found out that one or more of them m...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1383

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm one of those who probably never would've gotten FJ if not for Alex's imitation. I don't see the harm in letting him do one every once in a while. I have less of a problem when he does it during the regular game. Everyone has an equal chance to ring in at least. It's during FJ that it's a proble...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1940

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I a jerk if I rooted against Michael because of the proposal? I just intensely dislike public proposals, especially on TV or on the Jumbotron at a ballgame. In this specific incident it also felt like the act of someone who was overconfident that they would win. Maybe I'm projecting but I wouldn...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1383

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Because besides the fact that he's generally not very good with them, it's at least a bit unfair because even his muddled accent today could have been a tip-off to one or more of the contestants. :evil: (Poll request for those who got the clue based on Alex's reading?). Hmm. I'm not sure whether I ...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1383

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can we get a petition going - or something - to keep Alex from trying to do impressions while reading clues?? Especially FJ clues. Has he looked into fulfilling his thespian needs by performing in community theater somewhere?? Because besides the fact that he's generally not very good with them, it'...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1940

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A couple of head-scratching and jaw-dropping TS's - this French guy who helped out in the American Revolution, e.g. I was kind of surprised that the players ended up with the halfway decent amounts going into FJ since it seemed like there were more than the usual whiffs on easy clues. Appearances ca...