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by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1396

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 31,800 40 R/5 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Oscar Wilde (DD), karting, Michael Avenatti Buzzer timing and wagering are the two most underrated skills on J! James has both in spades in addition to an extremely impressive knowledge base, and it shows in a game like this one. I would not have gue...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2116

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 43,200 50 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: Demi Lovato, "Good night and good luck" (DD) Some days the bounces go your way, but, boy, it doesn't get much more serendipitous that a physics teacher getting a physics FJ! in the ToC. I knew that they were going for the inventor of the barometer, and I kn...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2408

Re: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 26,600 43 R/4 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :oops: LT: comitatus Great job by Rachel of finding DD2 and doubling up, but staying in the one category where DD3 was guaranteed not to be was a fatal error. Great job by James of putting the hammer down and dominating. I might have gotten this FJ! on stage, but ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 84
Views: 2413

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 28,200 39 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Arkansas (DD), certiorari, basketball, ostentatious, John Nash (DD), Blaise Pascal, Caddyshack Great game by both Kyle and Emma, and Dhruv did his best against tall odds. I thought FJ! was pretty easy, but I got worried for Emma when she seemed to ha...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 436

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

Negged on flag with Indonesia, whose flag consists solely of a red and a white stripe Would have to give my law degree back if I didn't know certiorari Got basketball Clammed on soccer Forgot that the category wasn't exclusively about women's collegiate sports, so I clammed on the hockey players Got...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 2780

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 31,400 45 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Junior Achievement, (The College Board) Great game by Francois. For all of the expectations that James is going to steamroll the field, I think we could be in for a phenomenal second week of this tournament. Three big DJ! negs worth a total $-5600 an...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 2654

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 37,000 47 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: Hilton Head Island, mail call, cease fire, Aleister Crowley Great game. This was my first taste of Emma, since I still have a backlog of ~9 weeks worth of games from S35 to get through, and she is legit. The rematch with James, should it come to pass, is su...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2470

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 33,800 46 R/1 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: (none) This James guy is pretty good. The fact that both of his opponents had legitimate shots at wild card berths going into FJ! is a testament to their ability as well. I was between Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald for the first half of the Thin...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2533

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

By the way, does anyone here have the foggiest clue what an "astronomy interpreter" is?
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2533

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 35,800 46 R/5 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: radium & polonium (DD), mull, Celie, Miss Havisham (DD), iconoclast (DD), University of Utah, University of Arizona, Seattle Oh, Rob. I was pulling for you. I thought for sure with your obvious skill, both as a J! player and as a Prolific Trivia Writ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2602

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:12 am
Guyana, French Guyana, Suriname.

Why do those, along with every single South American country, completely fall out of my head whenever I need them?
Because you don't do anything to make them stick. You'd rather complain than put forth effort.
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2602

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But Guyana has been independent since 1966, so if you're given a choice between Guyana and French Guiana and your response is "Guyana" (under any phonetically plausible pronunciation), you've simply picked the wrong one. You're ignoring the pronunciation issue because it doesn't fit your argument. ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 626

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

$11,400. Clammed on pawn. Was dialed in on the DD, looking for "Cape C____," but I had NHO Cape Colony.
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2602

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 39,400 48 R/0 W DD: 1/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: rood/rude, knight, Richard Nixon, Hyundai, Hamburger Hill, Tom Wolfe, Becquerel, Wernher von Braun, Pam Dawber Shout-out to the Leitner box for the Tom Wolfe and La Traviata pickups. Turns out studying pays dividends. Who knew? I don't think Anneke s...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 755

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Thanks, Mark, for polling clues that I got right.
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 69
Views: 1836

Re: Friday, November 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 34,400 41 R/4 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: bamboo curtain, shiitake, Paul Klee No problem with FJ!, but I am a practicing Christian who knows the New Testament fairly well. I can't see the argument for negbait on Seventh-Day Adventist, though. Sure, it might be the response someone is most li...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 1977

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 39,200 47 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Adam, California, stonewall, Haymarket Square, brawny, robust, How to Train Your Dragon , Captain Nemo (DD) Count another one in the "figured it was Steinbeck; had no idea on the novel" tally. I figured it was too late for The Grapes of Wrath , but E...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1873

Re: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 42,400 52 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: butterfly, Provo, Ithaca (DD), curiosity, emotional, Fayetteville, beta carotene, range, health problems/disease, Under the Volcano Would have never gotten Under the Volcano if not for my study cards. I don't think I had ever heard of the book a mont...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1842

Re: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 40,800 46 R/1 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Queen Elizabeth II , tentmaker, teak Glad I watched Rear Window a year or two ago. Fun fact (that I think I've mentioned here before): the aspiring songwriter in the film was played by none other than Ross "David Seville" Bagdasarian. A Temperance Br...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2213

Re: Monday, October 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's always seemed to me like there's an unwritten rule that last name alone isn't acceptable when the clue references another person of equal or greater fame who shares that last name. That rule wasn't followed in this instance, of course. I don't consider Ari Onassis to be of equal or greater fam...