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by BigDaddyMatty
Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 3550

Re: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm four months late to the party on this one. Did anyone see a way to eliminate F.W. de Klerk on this FJ!? He was president when apartheid was dismantled, and the quote referenced in the clue seems like a statement that would be much more impactful coming from a white politicia...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Feb 17, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 3550

Re: Tuesday, October 3, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, yeah, I know. I'm four months late to the party on this one. Did anyone see a way to eliminate F.W. de Klerk on this FJ!? He was president when apartheid was dismantled, and the quote referenced in the clue seems like a statement that would be much more impactful coming from a white politician.
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1411

Re: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $31,800 41 R/1 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Alabama, Prince, Attica, Ron Burgundy, Nigella I had little confidence in my FJ! response, but I remembered some kind of connection between Kensington Gardens and J.M. Barrie/ Peter Pan , so that was enough. I didn't get the significance of "perambu...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1203

Re: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $35,400 44 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :oops: LT: New Year's Eve, granola, cottage (fries), Boomtown Rats, somersault, island, Ethan Frome , Tonga, Department of Veterans' Affairs (DD) Great run, Rob! As a formerly fluent Japanese speaker, I am very embarrassed to have missed this FJ! Another shogun h...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 1600

Re: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $31,400 41 R/5 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: home, Janus (DD), Milwaukee, Gamaliel, Miguel Indurain, Wenatchee Good win, Rob! Retro-luck for tomorrow! That Rabbit, Run clue was really dodgy. At game speed, it wasn't clear at all that "runs" was the last word of the novel's text rather than its...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 1767

Re: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $36,400 44 R/2 W DD: 1/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: McLaren, Alexander the Great (DD), skipjack Sad to see Marty go. I think the depth of his knowledge base would have made him dangerous in the ToC. Those cars in Jay Leno's garage were cool, but I would have rather seen all of the clues in Synonymous...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1744

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

But I still knee-jerked "Home Depot" anyway because "blah blah blah home improvement store" is going to be "Home Depot" at least 99.999% of the time. There's no good reason to think this. "Major home improvement retailer" should be a HD/Lowe's coin flip absent other information, given that the indu...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1744

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $29,400 43 R/2 W DD: 1/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: (none) Marty is really impressive. I was surprised to see how badly he stumbled, and how well the other two contestants caught up, following that miss on the last DD. I didn't like the end-of-round signal with two clues left, particularly at the mom...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1995
Views: 199581

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Took the online test January 2016 (2nd time trying the online test). In-person audition June 2016 in New York (1st time doing the in-person audition). Got the call last month, mid-January 2018. Tape this week, February 14th, 2018. Episode will air the week of June 11th. I was right up against my 18...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 1452

Re: Friday, February 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $36,000 46 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: Titus Andronicus , largemouth/smallmouth Like Mark, I left my FJ! space blank tonight. Don't know that I would've come up with it if you gave me all night. I think of The Right Stuff as a movie rather than a book, but either way it's not a work that's deep...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 2502

Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $36,000 46 R/2 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: national pastime; time signature; A Brief History of Time ; the break; Catherine of Aragon; Chuck; Vienna Boys' Choir (DD); Jitterbug I also went immediately to Johns Hopkins, then remembered that the CDC is based in Atlanta. I figured it couldn't b...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 75 - Official Thread
Replies: 634
Views: 20682

Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

cmp146 wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:13 pm
Learned League registration closes in a week on February 14th. So, if anyone wants to organize private rundles, now would be a more opportune time to get started.
Come one, come all!
Rundle: Rundle in the Jundle 6
Registration Code: getchasome
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2826

Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $28,800 41 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Jonathan Swift (DD), Social Security Act, Cleveland Plain Dealer , Arctic Ocean Great comeback by John. That Washington Pot category really seemed to wake him up and give him confidence. Good run, Sean. Hope you'll stick around. Pretty elementary FJ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 2204

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $29,600 43 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: unknown soldier, caddies, resolution (DD), Seatac It didn't make any difference with respect to my performance since I NHO the correct response, but the "despite the title" TOM was weird since apology is a contronym. It seems to me that the type of apology...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Almost ran the Bible category - couldn't pull up David's son (well, the right one - there's a boatload to choose from). That was a literature clue more than anything else. You should definitely commit Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom! to memory; J! asks about it quite frequently. If the Weather Channel ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Mon Feb 05, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 2214

Re: Monday, February 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $32,600 42 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: UCLA, Native Americans Maybe it's the fact that I've been living in hotels for the majority of the last six months, but I was done writing before Alex was done reading. "Noble gases" a $1000 response when spotted two of them? Come on. Also, "America...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Feb 03, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 2086

Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $30,600
42 R/3 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Treaty of Paris, Akita, Lindsey Vonn, North Carolina, Hannibal (DD), Grace Kelly (DD), Ballet Russe, 1Q84

FYI, the title 1Q84 is a pun. The Japanese word for nine (きゅう) is pronounced "Q."
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2959

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $38,400
46 R/0 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Edinburgh, Berlin (DD), Asuncion, Alberto Fujimori, Loyola (DD), schism, Van Halen, Xavier

I thought it was pretty cool that for Alex to give a special shout-out to TPH in the FJ! intro. "It could be anything..."
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1961

Re: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: $36,200 46 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: The Pirates of Penzance (DD); Erno Rubik; "Ho Hey"; "Dark Horse"; "Shining Star"; Jones Act It was crazy watching this game out of order, knowing that Ryan was going to come from behind and win big. That last DD wager, though. Woof. I remember havin...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday FJ (and one Thursday) extended poll
Replies: 35
Views: 815

Re: Wednesday FJ (and one Thursday) extended poll

In Orlando, there's a major thoroughfare called Semoran Blvd. I've lived in FL for 40-ish years and have driven on that road countless times. Finally a couple years ago, I made the connection that the road is called that because it runs between Seminole and Orange Counties. :) I know that road! And...