Search found 2623 matches

by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1614

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

Coryat: 28,000 43 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Tucson, pagoda, International Space Station, Miami Marlins, crew/krewe, known associates [BLEEP], indeed. After converting a gutsy TDD and a get of the IRA clue to take the lead going into FJ!, Vincent snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Bryan ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:23 am
For the daily double I guessed "drink and drive" instead of "drive drunk." I think they were looking for a specific phrase so that would have been marked wrong.
That's right. They were looking for the tagline to this ad campaign:
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 33,000 43 R/0 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: drive drunk (DD); Norman Bates; Trojan War; "Tenderness"; Macaroni Club This was the second day in a row where I was shocked FJ! wasn't a triple get, but the early returns here suggest that 2/3 is just about right. Speaking of easy clues, Pangaea as ...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

NHO "noel" meaning a Christmas song. As in "The First Noel," which is heard in every church and every shopping mall every Christmas. I'm familiar with that carol noel, but Noel is capitalized in the lyrics, suggesting that the song's title refers to "the first Christmas" rather than "the first Chri...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 29,600 43 R/4 W DD: 1/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Three Little Kittens, Benedict XVI, Denzel Washington Monument, Condoleezza Rice After two wins on TS FJ!s, Wes took control of this game. I like how smoothly and calmly he plays the game. NHO "noel" meaning a Christmas song. I can see how the judges...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1289

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 40,800 49 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: emollient, reckoned second, beer of the year, (Juan Carlos), diving, Nathan Hale I'm ticked at myself for missing this one. I wrote down dates as a starting point and then worked on Cerasus. About halfway through the Think Music, I made the connection to ce...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1115

Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 40,000
48 R/1 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: ketchup, debate, Mobile Strike, Briggs & Stratton, Delaware (DD), high seas

I started with Tyler, then moved to Teddy, considered Arthur, but stuck with Teddy. I eliminated Coolidge and LBJ more or less instantly, but somehow Truman never came to mind.
by BigDaddyMatty
Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1511

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 33,200 46 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Baltimore, Joe Louis, Jim Brown, Maytag, Gang of Four It took 5-10 seconds of searching for a retailer with "Value" in its name for QVC to fall into place, but once it did, I knew it had to be right. Very cleverly written FJ! with a good solve by the...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

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

Coryat: 35,200 46 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Breakin' , Fyodor Dostoevsky (DD), Michael Flynn, qualify, manifold, Rick Warren, ghee (DD) Stowe was the first author that came to mind, and I figured that Alex's "math" comment was probably a hint at Uncle Tom's Cabin 's role in precipitating the C...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jul 05, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1165

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

Coryat: 36,000 45 R/3 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: James Monroe, Calvin Coolidge, Tide, boomer, North Korea I'm surprised no one's posted it yet: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrWNTqbLFFE Bertrand Russell seemed like a TOC-level DD, while pancreas was...significantly easier. Israel was a very impre...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1368

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

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:20 am
Tough neg IMHO for the elf clue. Seems to me with the category that an answer of just "shelf" would have worked. Trademark or not, giving TMI and missing an article shouldn't cost you unless there is also an "elf on a shelf" product. :(
The clue specifically asked for the "rhyming brand name."
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 1368

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

Coryat: 36,400 46 R/0 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :( LT: superconductivity, Economics, Atlanta (DD), aloof, (Elf on the Shelf) Another Poland here. I had nothing on the peace palace angle, so I went for Auschwitz. I didn't love my response given that the clue said "internment camp" rather than "concentration camp...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

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

Coryat: 28,800 42 R/3 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Los Angeles & New Orleans; bread & butter; October; June; rhubarb; fly; bull & cow So much of J! is DDs and FJ! (and the wagering associated therewith). Suzanne could have salted the game away by starting the American History category in the most lik...
by BigDaddyMatty
Tue Jul 03, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TCONA 8
Replies: 45
Views: 1933

Re: TCONA 8

The third major event is the Hot 100/IQA event. You know, I haven’t posted here in months, and yet I bothered to drop by to offer that little bit of info. It is reasonable to assume that I might know something more about these behind-the-scenes issues than you. It is also reasonable to assume someo...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1423

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yeah, so far this "just put anything down for FJ!" technique isn't working for me. I think you did fine on this one. You worked your way through the clue, paid attention for key words, and used those to intuit the intended response. Granted, you blanked on the actual correct response, but you figur...
by BigDaddyMatty
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1440

Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 35,000 45 R/2 W DD: 2/3 FJ: :( LT: Herb Brooks, Alcoa, slides, finch, Faith Evans I had nothing on FJ! Tried to come up with someone from that era who would have been connected to London and/or Vienna, would have had reason to be poisoned, and wasn't royalty (figuring that the category title...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1243

Re: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 34,800 46 R/5 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :( LT: chili/chile, hypertension, Ghostbusters , Siberia I went the wrong way on FJ!, trying to think of a play that would have themes like mutiny and being unclean. Considered The Tempest and Othello before settling on Macbeth . Pre-called the Roth IRA DD, but th...
by BigDaddyMatty
Fri Jun 29, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1423

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 45,200 51 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: quilting (DD), Radiohead, bread & butter Golf course with holes named for trees --> Augusta National --> The Masters. Yeah, so far this "just put anything down for FJ!" technique isn't working for me. I think you did fine on this one. You worked your...
by BigDaddyMatty
Thu Jun 28, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 1676

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 49,400 56 R/1 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Margaret Mead, tapenade, Benazir Bhutto, things that growl, individual This was by far the most successful game I've ever had. My only non-gets were augur, economical, Emerald City (neg with Lilliput), and Casterbridge (NHO). Had I been paying attent...
by BigDaddyMatty
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1461

Re: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Coryat: 30,400 43 R/2 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Artesian, Declaration of Independence, Florida, Zbigniew Brzezinski (DD), The Go-Go's, hereafter Redemption for missing the FJ! clue from this game is mine: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5922 This one was an instaget for me for exactl...