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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: 832

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: 43
Views: 1474

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: 1852

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: 1223

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: 1248

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: 1248

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: 16176

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: 1248

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: 2884
Views: 160153

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: 1079

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: 609

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.
by BigDaddyMatty
Sun May 13, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1350

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 38,800 47 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: ditto, quack This FJ! was simple to those who are familiar with the term, and impossible to those who aren't. I'm really surprised "ditto" was a TS. These teachers might be too old to have used them in their careers, but Jake and Steve are certainly ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri May 11, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1029

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is apropos of nothing, but I find it interesting that I have had the same Coryat three out of the four games so far in the tournament, while the combined Coryat has been all over the map: M: Me: $34,400; Contestants: $40,200 T: Me: $41,800; Contestants: $31,200 W: Me: $34,400; Contestants: $35,...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 10, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 1029

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 34,400 48 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: wart, nose, asbestos, cirrus, circumnavigating the Earth, Anatolia (DD), juxtaposition, Stonewall, ghostbuster, Charlemagne (DD), Christian Slater I wasn't sure Nora Ephron had been dead for six years, but the rest of the clue seemed to fit, so I wen...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu May 10, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1252

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 34,400 41 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: either, Louisiana, Tennessee (DD), hitch, CBS This Morning , Ronan Farrow I dread an opera category as much as the next guy, but I was able to grab onto Alpine --> Switzerland --> William Tell. I didn't have all that much confidence in my response, b...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed May 09, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1175

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 41,800 51 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: Eighth Wonder of the World, lexicographer (DD), Spanish-American War, Jack Johnson, University of Mississippi FJ! was a good clue with plenty of TOM, but The Globe was not on my radar at all. Went with Wembley just to have something. None of today's contest...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon May 07, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1499

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 34,400 47 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: yes, Toronto, Hong Kong, John le Carré (DD) I figured that the most efficient route would be to try to think of films that share their names with cities. Chicago was the first to come to mind, and Fargo came a couple of seconds later. Knowing Wells F...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat May 05, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/30/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 652

Re: FJs for the 4/30/18 week

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

Theodosia was no help whatsoever
Dunkirk on Thursday
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat May 05, 2018 12:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 1450

Re: Friday, May 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 43,400 50 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: chin, plumber, cross, Just One More Thing , U.S. Grant, lead, lacquer French name + 19th century + adventure = Verne. Works for me. Gutsy buzz and nice pull by Josh on the last clue of DJ! I'm sure he didn't realize it at the time, but that gave him ...