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by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 640

Re: Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I found this FJ clue to be awkwardly worded, as if they literally wanted a three word phrase - no more, no less. And again, if the writers were trying for equally difficult FJ for each of the three semi-finals, this one seemed much more difficult. Yesterday, it's basically a Kids' Week clue and toda...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 872

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:55 am
Bamaman wrote:
Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 pm
For some reason I always thought it was British, but I had no other guess so I got it right.
...written by that loveable limey, Piotyr Illyich Tchaikovsky.
Along with characters like Herr Drosselmeyer, Clara and Fritz. ;)
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 872

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another well played game but the FJ clue was hardly worthy of a college tourney semifinal. They're kids but they're not kids.
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1031

Re: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had handicapped Rebecca and Dhruv as the players to beat in this tourney. William did just that tonight, but Rebecca lived up to expectations. Nice payday for her at least. You do know she goes home with $10K, not $43K, right? Not that $10K is chopped liver, but.... As I understand it, it's a gua...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1031

Re: Monday, April 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I hope Rebecca has a different personality/mindset than me, because that neg with "heart" ended up deciding the game, and would haunt me for at least a decade. Agonizing. I hope it doesn't haunt Rebecca. She had a remarkable tournament and did just about everything right - and looked pretty calm, c...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1104

Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ! clue worked for me as the first state I thought of a named for a woman was the right one and with the capital matching the requirement I was done. A 1 for 3 on this kind of clue is understandable as the map search under pressure is no fun. A logical path would have been to start with the 13...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2735
Views: 146080

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

So "dementor" and "snitch" are arcane bits of knowledge that only a "superdork" would know? Well, the film franchise has made just $7.7 billion . The books have been translated into 80 languages . Since the books were released in 1997 and the movies starting in 1999, I'd guess that the percentage of...
by Elijah Baley
Mon Apr 09, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 1811

Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:51 pm
The blown save clue was written incorrectly, though the error was fairly innocuous. The text read "It's B.S., this for short." It should have said "...short for this."
I guess that clue was BS, then.
by Elijah Baley
Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 1811

Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm really trying to figure out how two bright college students could miss this FJ, even if Hannah may have simply missed the 20th Century part of the clue.
by Elijah Baley
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 1725

Re: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The FJ! clue is one where it could have been cut in half after “movie” and it’s still a solve. It’s fine to add more information to make the clue more interesting although I’ll be curious if the TV portion really helped anyone get it. My instinct is it only cements the correct response with assuran...
by Elijah Baley
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1252

Re: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Allow me to ruin the 100% for the FJ! clue right off the bat. I was good enough to have 12 in a row going and bad enough to miss today even with not being a superstitious person. I read the FJ! clue more than once and each time I read it as this: The father of this future composer was a French teac...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1234

Re: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

1899 + alliterative group + horseback is already pushing it. Giving us "governor of NY" makes it way too easy. And then they show us a picture of Teddy Roosevelt?!?!!? I give up. Maybe lay off the picture FJs for awhile, J! writers? Not only that, show a group photo where he’s immediately recogniza...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 1477

Re: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And, for all that it's a little weird for Alex to comment so often to contestant about things "before your time," The Roman Empire is before my time. How am I supposed to know who Julius Caesar was? :D And how could I be expected to differentiate him from the 790,000 other Caesars?? That said, if U...
by Elijah Baley
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 1477

Re: Monday, April 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good game by all; I was surprised that Emily and Elizabeth both missed FJ but from the comments here, it looks like it will poll around 50%. And, for all that it's a little weird for Alex to comment so often to contestant about things "before your time," but that seems to be the gist of some of the ...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 1245

Re: Friday, March 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

An excellent FJ clue. If you haven't memorized the order in which the states were admitted, it's one that can be pretty easily solved if you know the years Grant was in office.
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2735
Views: 146080

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

Find your local multiplex. Make a point of seeing what they show and then going every so often. /implying that a multiplex is "local" to me I've traveled all over the country and other than the really wide open spaces in the West, i.e., where it can be 50 miles or more between any sizable community...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, I don't know about any of that, but in British Columbia once, I saw a rainbow in a cloud shaped like a sleigh - ice crystals presumably? Could be water or ice https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cloud_iridescence Yep, that was it, exactly. It says that it's common but I'd never seen it before and i...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Since when are there seven colors in the rainbow? Is this some kind of prisoner swap where we take away Pluto and add Indigo to the spectrum? Us boomers learned the rainbow as the middle 6 terms of the resistor mnemonic - Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly (for Black/brown/ re...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2735
Views: 146080

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

Could TPH have gotten his second FJ right before Easter? This has to be about the easiest FJ I've seen in years. And I'm not just saying that because I worked as a contractor for the agency in question for 2 1/2 years. No idea what made this "the easiest in years". Find your local multiplex. Make a...
by Elijah Baley
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1319

Re: Thursday, March 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Could TPH have gotten his second FJ right before Easter? This has to be about the easiest FJ I've seen in years. And I'm not just saying that because I worked as a contractor for the agency in question for 2 1/2 years. Certainly easy if you saw the movie. It made $170 million in the US and Canada -...