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by Elijah Baley
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1046

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anybody else say São Tomé? I know there's a story about Christ appearing to Thomas after the resurrection. Sounds like a reasonable guess. And, it's certainly closer to Africa than Ascension. I doubted whether it was correct because I don't really think of it as "off Africa's coast." But, the 4...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another Libra guess here for the reasons others have mentioned. Pisces would have been my second to last guess. And only partly because I would have mangled the spelling and probably gotten dinged for it.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, reading this thread has been interesting. Now I remember why I never post on forums... I will say that I truly appreciated the supportive comments I received from Kara and others on this board who have been in my situation and realize that, as prepared as you might think you are, it is diffic...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172285

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

British English isn't an entirely different language from what I speak, though. Just as Portuguese, French and Italian, for example, aren't always that different from Spanish, which you claim to have some knowledge of. So if you saw "cozinha" when in Portugal or "cucina" in Italy (or in a Jeopardy ...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172285

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:33 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote: Forget about "sounds like," wouldn't you say reina and rainha look similar? I guess I already know the answer, so never mind...
So is that the only way to solve this?
So if you saw a sign on a building in London that said "theatre," you'd have no clue what might be inside the building?
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172285

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

alietr wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:50 am
I'd love to get a psychiatrist to opine on this thread.
Just let me know where to send $$ to contribute to retaining one - although would it be for us or TPH? I only ask because of what they say about the definition of insanity ...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1068

Re: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The players were correct to leave the TV for last. +2400 for many of us at the 4th podium. Nice tribute to Prince with the category and the category itself with a purple background. Too bad the players could not figure out what to do with the car clue in it. The FJ! clue had me struggling with what...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1279

Re: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 am

I don't think of cannons as guns. They are, obviously, but I don't associate the term with items that large.
So, The Guns of Navarone were just rifles? :D
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Are the regular clue writers on vacation and the interns are doing the writing? It just seems like the clue quality has gone way down. Why wasn't A-ha accepted? And how the %^&#! are we supposed to get Hercule Poirot out of that hot mess of a FJ? One of the most famous fictional characters - known ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Are the regular clue writers on vacation and the interns are doing the writing? It just seems like the clue quality has gone way down. Why wasn't A-ha accepted? And how the %^&#! are we supposed to get Hercule Poirot out of that hot mess of a FJ? One of the most famous fictional characters - known ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1384

Re: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a lackluster game - with more bad FJ wagering. Everyone looked flummoxed for most of the game.

Flubs on easy DDs and an instaget of a FJ if there ever was one. Well, for Agatha Christie fans, at least. :geek:
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1589

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Western art = Remington more times than not. I'm guessing Ian won't forget that soon - along with the concept of wagering strategy. He certainly didn't look very happy at the end there. As for FJ, I wasn't aware that the phrase related to death and taxes was attributable to Franklin, and the clue wo...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Jun 04, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 172285

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

econgator wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:26 pm
And yet you people keep trying to teach him something ...
It's performance art at this point.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jun 01, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1489

Re: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought the "fittingly" applied to "20" in the 20 note Euro so I was trying to come up with what would be 20 in Greek and are we really supposed to know that, along the lines of penta = 5, deca = 10, etc. Gave up and jotted Hera just to have something - never had time to consider that the fittingl...
by Elijah Baley
Tue May 29, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Technical Difficulties on Jeopardy! site
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Technical Difficulties on Jeopardy! site

Things must be difficult financially - that they don't have the resources to set the site to start up again after a holiday weekend. Either that, or someone is literally asleep at the switch.
by Elijah Baley
Wed May 23, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2057

Re: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

squarekara wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 5:18 pm
I loved Tara's FJ nod to my favorite odd couple!
It probably won't get the internet's attention the way some other snarky FJ responses have garnered - but I think it's one of the funniest.
by Elijah Baley
Tue May 22, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1660

Re: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also bit on Tolstoy after a brief detour on "what czar would that be?" And it didn't affect the outcome, but Andrew needed to go all in on that DD - he's a med student and it's a science question and he's in third place with Josh continuing to roll. But really, all credit to Josh - who knows when ...
by Elijah Baley
Mon May 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1254

Re: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Congrats, Josh!

What's up with two historical georgraphy FJ clues and then having them be about the same part of the world?? And I’m surprised this wasn’t a triple get.
by Elijah Baley
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 828

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The Thin Man series is being featured on TCM on Wednesday. The quality goes down hill after the first two, but since the original shows up about once a year, it might be worth watching for anyone unfamiliar with it. It's also a...
by Elijah Baley
Sat May 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 35
Views: 1740

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

Eric's wager was not that much better cause he let 3rd back in the game when he had him locked out Eric once again wins with a bad final jeopardy bet that would have cost him the win on a TS. He should have bet 2601. Bad Wager Alert!! heartbreaking loss for Erica if only she had wagered more on her...