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by Elijah Baley
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 586

Re: Friday, January 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm not really following the bets by Lee or Rachel. Lee probably assumed that Rachel would cover him, so why risk finishing in third? And if Rachel was going to go big, why not bet to cover Lee?
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1407

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

NIce run by Gilbert!

It's too bad that South American geography tripped him up a bit, but Lee played a great game.
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 95
Views: 2189

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh, come on. That's the whole reason for having this discussion board. The "what if?" scenarios are interesting. I don't think it's unreasonable to take the position that this judgment was in error and this error potentially affected the outcome. I certainly don't mean to cast aspersions by saying ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 1909

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I said in a previous game's thread that I tended to like Gilbert, but he and the others lost me when when they didn't get Casablanca. If you don't know that one, you don't deserve to win. I guess not knowing Casablanca is the new normal. Pity. It's been a trivia staple for years, a definite must-kn...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 1909

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And there's a former Pricewaterhouse Coopers partner somewhere who probably didn't laugh at that La La Land/Moonlight joke. One would hope they're still cowering under their bed. I'm guessing that there will be a "where are they now?" story before this year's telecast. "Under the bed" may indeed be...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 1909

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There's a former Pricewaterhouse Coopers partner somewhere who probably didn't laugh at that La La Land/Moonlight joke.
by Elijah Baley
Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/8/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 648

Re: FJs for the 1/8/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The movie clue was difficult; even friends of mine "in the business" didn't know that Manchester had been distributed by Amazon. It probably should have been bigger news along those lines but combined with the fact that it made less t...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2415

Re: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alternate theory: Contestant starts doing their own independent research about their Final Jeopardy after they get home before taping (it wasn't a particularly hard clue to remember, and I'd bet that most contestants know the exact wording of the Final Jeopardy that defeated them), realized "hey, t...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Matchy-matchy???
Replies: 21
Views: 945

Re: Matchy-matchy???

Just like the people who have never heard it and wonder if they grew up on a different planet, I've heard it often and wonder how others haven't. Granted, it's not something I hear every day. My problem with the clue was that it was a little ambiguous about whether every article they listed had polk...
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1864

Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd be curious, of those who got the correct answer, how many started with Warren and how many with Warner. I started trying to think of a VA senator, came up with nothing and then got Warren quickly when I switched to MA. The names were close enough that I was able to remember Mark Warner although...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1864

Re: Wednesday, January 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tricky FJ as Warner just isn't in the news very much. Unless you live in VA or the DC area, or are a political junkie - I'm guessing this polls fairly low and I'm not surprised none of the contestants got it. Gilbert did a good job to come up with an actual name to counter Kaine - pretty impressive ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2211
Views: 118423

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

THE TOP BOX SHOULD NEVER BE A STAND AND STARE. I think that's your basic problem right there. I have several categories where I would stand and stare at the whole category. Including the top box. We are all in that position in one category or another. Some have more categories, some have less, but ...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2211
Views: 118423

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

I still think "heresy" is an obscure enough word that I can understand it being a TS at $200 in any context. Let's see how it polls. It's only Tuesday but "heresy" doesn't seem like a particularly interesting poll question. You are literally the only one who seems to think the word is obscure. My g...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2211
Views: 118423

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

I still think "heresy" is an obscure enough word that I can understand it being a TS at $200 in any context. Let's see how it polls. It's only Tuesday but "heresy" doesn't seem like a particularly interesting poll question. You are literally the only one who seems to think the word is obscure. My g...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2211
Views: 118423

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

I knew the movie because we watched in high school, but not the musical. Most good movie musicals were stage musicals first. You got to watch Evita in school? The best I got was "Powers of Ten". (You can check that one out on YouTube.) My wife likes movies, and musicals, but she hated Evita (and I'...
by Elijah Baley
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week
Replies: 31
Views: 713

Re: FJ!s for the 1/1/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Barber of Seville and I’m counting it. I really thought at least one of the contestants would say the same, but someone else here? Bueller?
by Elijah Baley
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 2186

Re: Friday, January 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

lindap wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:36 pm
Anybody else get John P. Murtha?
Yep. Californian here, but old enough to remember him. He had a long and colorful career.
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2172

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

OSXpert wrote:
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:39 am
I'm going to my first Opera ever in March (La Boheme), so I'm hoping they hold off on more Opera FJs until then.
You could always rent "Rent" to get the gist of the story in the meantime.
by Elijah Baley
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2172

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So, would they accept "The Barber of Seville" as a response? Good question. I'd guess not, but this is a real edge case. I think they asked for the character rather than the opera to avoid the negbait of The Marriage of Figaro . That's a Mozart opera featuring earlier adventures of the same charact...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2172

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So, would they accept "The Barber of Seville" as a response?