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by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 25, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1124

Re: Friday, May 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 42,000 50 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: the ability to talk, oversharing, appetite Movies/Oscars is a weak spot of mine, but I should've gotten this FJ! I had heard the Downey/ Chaplin thing a couple of months ago, and I spent too much time trying to pull it from the back of my brain. All the whi...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1073

Re: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If this game proved anything, it's that TPTB can accommodate a slow game when they want to. There's no excuse for these games where 5+ clues get left on the board. I think you're wrong here. It's on the contestants, not on Alex. Nothing takes more time on the show than a contestant giving an incorr...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 25, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1073

Re: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 36,400 45 R/2 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :oops: LT: hoax (DD), ersatz, currant, Thompson seedless grapes, Hanoi, Bangkok, plover, Indiana, superfluid RTFA. I kept trying to figure out how to get "isthmus" to work as part of a two-word response. It was only after the Think Music ended that I reread the cl...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 25, 2018 2:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

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

She didn't get it right. That's what matters. The rest is irrelevant. It's highly relevant. If she had watched a few weeks' worth of shows to be familiar with the phrasing and parsing out information she likely would have gotten it. Moreover, most non-trivia folks simply don't have the knowledge to...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 25, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

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

As a contradictory anecdote to IronNeck, I showed the clue to my 22-year-old daughter. She's not a trivia buff and, for the purposes of this discussion, may be placed in the "average" column. She said she had no idea. She also says she has seen the Disney version of Robin Hood roughly a "gajillion"...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 24, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

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

and King John Triple Stumpers Not a chance. My girlfriend, who gets maybe 5 clues correct per show, answered that one instantly. "EVERYONE knows that King John is Richard's brother from the Robin Hood story!" she told me. So yes, the average person would have had a good shot at it. I'm with Matty o...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 24, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 1325

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

Coryat: 36,600 46 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Athens, the butler did it, Robert De Niro, Leon Trotsky, The Moonstone , 25, John Brown, sapsucker Man, Alex's response to Tara's "Bert & Ernie" was cute and playful, but he absolutely roasted Luke's " Casper & Pollux." I don't like how much Josh sta...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 23, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1287

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

Coryat: 35,200
47 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: Rene, Who Do You Think You Are?, Salvador Dali (DD)

I didn't like Tolstoy as a FJ! response, but it was the best I could muster.

John is a very good player with a deep knowledge base. I could see him doing some damage in the next TOC.
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue May 22, 2018 2:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1036

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

Coryat: 33,600
46 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: heard herd, Psalms, Jude (DD), crocodile, oysters, Dutch Boy

I was lost on FJ! Put Valley Forge just to have something.

Per Josh's Linkedin profile, he went to college from 2000-04. Assuming normal age parameters, that puts him at about 35-36.
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat May 19, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1657

Re: Friday, May 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 38,600 49 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: den, Gettysburg (DD) Both Claire and Steve were far too timid. It was obvious Larry was the stronger player, and that they would need to take some risks in order to have a chance. Instead, Claire wagered timidly on two DDs that ended up being very ge...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 17, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 1987

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 32,200 46 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :( LT: Matthew, Job (DD), oxygen sensor, Jay-Zed, low-emission vehicle I've never heard of plumbago. I was trying to pull "lumbago" from the recesses of my brain, and I would have happily added a "P" to the front of it, but it just wasn't coming. Larry continues t...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1272

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 40,400 49 R/1 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :( LT: Alaska, Seattle (DD) I was lost on FJ! Even though "womb" was in quotes, I still took it fairly literally, thinking that it was referring to a mythical birth story a la Athena springing from the head of Zeus. I also missed DD1, going for "historic river" + ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1274

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm surprised this FJ played so easy both on set and here on the board. I guess if you know the six UN languages it would be fairly straightforward, but otherwise you've got to think of a language that's only written in cursive and it just wasn't coming to me in 30 seconds. I guess they don't have ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 16, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1274

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

You're surprised a trio of middle-aged women didn't know the intricacies of a zombie-hunting video game? I'm not surprised, either, but I wouldn't call either Rachel or Claire "middle-aged." They both looked pretty young to me. Per this story Claire got her bachelor's degree from Kentucky in 2012: ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 16, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16744

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

The LL site is back. This might be relevant here: https://learnedleague.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8082 Important Note Regarding Private Rundles: While all LL77 registration info for regular Rundles should be intact, all Private Rundles are lost, so LL77 Private Rundles need to be re-created and signe...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 16, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1274

Re: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 33,800 46 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: French Guiana Oh, Rachel. She made a relatively timid wager from a fairly deep hole in a category where she was obviously confident, and she ends up $100 short, staring down the barrel of a cupcake FJ! That's gotta sting. I'm surprised they didn't ge...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 16, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2887
Views: 161934

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

No guess on FJ! Even when he spotted the other 5, I had no idea that Arabic was the missing one. And I wouldn't remotely consider Arabic "cursive". And what do you think "cursive" means? The etymology of the word seems to come from a Latin word for "running". What does that have to do with Arabic? ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon May 14, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1098

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 40,000 51 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: netiquette (DD), Ludwig van Beethoven (DD), lederhosen On FJ!, I hoped that Atlanta wasn't named for a monarch and looked for the closest major city that was. I think I would have chosen Charleston over Charlotte, but I was lucky enough not to think ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sun May 13, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/7/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 625

Re: FJs for the 5/7/18 week

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

No chance on The Globe. I put Wembley Stadium just to have something.
NHO The Gold Rush.