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by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254751

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm

Criminal law is a thing?
Ok, I'll bite. What is confusing about the concept of criminal law? You've heard of police, prosecutors, judges, courtrooms, juries, jails, "You have the right to remain silent," heard of a show called "Law & Order," etc.?
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 461

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

19th century authors is a bad category title for this final: Kipling was 35 in 1900, and a lot of his work was written in the 20th century. If you know the answer, it probably won't throw you off, but it still seems odd. I agree. It was an instaget but I spent the rest of the time wondering about t...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1166

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't get this one if the clue is name the capital of Ethiopia. But I'm not a J! wannabe and don't plan to memorize world capitals. I am impressed at how easy many boardies think this was. I get that you know your capitals, but the clue was written as if it was not a current capital, so your shor...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 896

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Home sick with a cold, this FJ didn't make sense in the fog of cold medications and lack of sleep. And I am a fan of the old series and Next Generation - but didn't remember anything about a twin planet to Remus so Star Trek didn't even occur to me and I figured it must be something newer that I had...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254751

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

Learning the names of a few countries in each region of Africa would be a good start. I know the names of at least some of the countries, but not their locations other than "South Africa is probably somewhere to the south". Unfortunately, Jeopardy does require some memorization. Africa does have 50...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 868

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I"m kinda with TPH on the dwarfs clue. If you've never seen the clock, is there any reason to pick one dwarf over any other? None that I'm aware of. Seems to me if you haven't seen the clock, it's just a random 1-in-7 guess. No logical reason it should be one and not any other. One is decidedly mor...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1336

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you went to school in the US, I'm not sure how you can say that you never studied JFK in school. And, even if it was glossed over, the existence of a controversy about how JFK was killed is pretty hard to ignore since it gets brought up every single year on the anniversary of the shooting. It's ...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1304

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

60/61 clues seen and is where the one not seen? PRO WRESTLING $1000 Booooo! There went my chance for the category run. Nice by the writers to have HEELS followed by FACES for the slang terms for bad guys and good guys in the entertainment sport. Just not Dave's day. You gotta know to pluralize your...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1336

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A friend of mine - not a J! watcher, and not a "trivia" person though a smart guy - says that In 1999 is deliberately misleading and should have been left out. This despite the fact that he got it, and within :30 I believe. I think he's just being a curmudgeon, but any response? 1999 wasn't particu...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254751

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

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Maybe I didn't think it was short for anything, and was a completely different name entirely. You should probably have a good sense of humor if you have an entire...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1336

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1336

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254751

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

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Fun fact: Sometimes "William" is called "Bill" for short. Or "Will." Or sometimes Billy, or Willie." Crikey, what a confusing language. Or John gets called Jack. ...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254751

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

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 am
Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats.
Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1186

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alexander did not seem to be enjoying himself, and Alex's good-natured ribbing of the contestants did not help. Got FJ without considering any other teams. I thought Alexander was just frustrated with himself with missing some easy ones. Alex’s comments were a little too snippy and not particularly...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1092

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've said it before - it pays to know your movies. Silver Bullet wasn't a horrible guess, for example, - unless you had seen the movie (which is a great riff on the "mystery on a train" genre). Not to mention that "Blue Bullet" doesn't really make much sense.

But an exciting game with good players.
by Elijah Baley
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 606

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A pretty good week of FJ clues that required a little thought, with the exception of Thursday that was esoteric enough that it should have been tossed on the reject pile. Still surprised Friday was a TS but at least they came u...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 606

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's s...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ. I'll be checking off today's Final Jeopardy as correct and I've only set foot in churches for weddings and funerals. Sure, I'm not saying that no one who isn't a practicing Catholic coul...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1055

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ. Keep it to general questions of any religion and it's fair game. I was trying to decide between John and Peter here, and I don't know if I would have ever even come up with Andrew - even ...