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by dinghammer
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/11/18 week
Replies: 22
Views: 372

Re: FJs for the 6/11/18 week

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

If I'd said "Popeye's" for Friday's, would that have been right? (I watch on WTNH because WABC hates Jeopardy!, but at least they interrupt it for news nobody cares about instead of commercials. I might have to start recording on both again.)
by dinghammer
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Shakespeare discussion here reminded me of this clip from Upstart Crow, a sitcom about Shakespeare.
by dinghammer
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 825

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

When I was on the radio, I always wanted to call an album "Of the Same Name" and have a song on it called "The Title Cut" so I could play The Title Cut from the Album of the Same Name. Would your group be The Band of the Same Name? Bonus: Name a group that has released an album of the same name whi...
by dinghammer
Sun Jun 10, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 825

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I checked the last box, but it was less not knowing the name and more not being able to recall it. Tuesday I just named the only mustachioed character I could think of who might have "died" around that time, but I had no confidence because I...
by dinghammer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4453

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I only got to the expendables by thinking that Barney Ross sounded English and thinking that was Jason Statham's name in the Transporter series, and knowing he was in Fast and Furious and Expendables. But, I haven't seen either of those franchises so no idea on character name and also thought askin...
by dinghammer
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1493

Re: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:56 pm
Maryanne is from my friend's hometown (well, he doesn't know her) and he and I got into a huge fight about this tweet linking to a local news article. Any guesses why?
Was it the word "questions"?
by dinghammer
Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1280

Re: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Rainha (right or wrong) led me to royalty because it seemed to be the similar to the Spanish word Rey (and I guessed Rainha was Portuguese). From there the feminine ending led me to queen. 2/3 Spanish for queen is reina. So good logic. That's how I got it. The clue might as well have said "malka, k...
by dinghammer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3674
Views: 431529

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:51 pm
[rhythmic The Music Man voice] BUT IT DOESN'T FIT THE CATEGORY
:lol:

Where's that "like" button?
by dinghammer
Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1594

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another "checks and balances" here. I read "relates" as "makes a connection to" (like, they're the reason for it) rather than "compares". I've never seen a second of Survivor, but I got "outwit". And Tom Traubert's Blues (etc.) is one of my favorite songs, so of course I got Waltzing Matilda. I reme...
by dinghammer
Sat Jun 02, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/28/18 week
Replies: 20
Views: 593

Re: FJs for the 5/28/18 week

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

Georgetown (Guyana) is one of my go-to answers when world capitals come up on Pointless.
by dinghammer
Fri Jun 01, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1493

Re: Thursday, May 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The only thing that gave me pause on FJ was that they had four of the six letters in the clue already. I thought they would have avoided 'euro' . I was pretty sure it was Europa because of 'fittingly', so I stayed with her. Same here. I thought of her immediately, but I kept looking at the clue and...
by dinghammer
Thu May 31, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1399

Re: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Oh yeah, I meant to post that I expected a reversal on elk. I'm glad some of you brought it up. When I was writing my TD however long ago that was, I rejected "alce americano" from the Italian animals question specifically because "elk" was really easy to figure out, and even though I would have wan...
by dinghammer
Thu May 31, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 26
Views: 1016

Re: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I precalled Scott Joplin, so of course I said Stephen Foster. Piano rolls aren't as old as I thought, and I didn't know to associate them with Joplin.

They say of the Acropolis where the Parthenon is...
by dinghammer
Sun May 27, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/21/18 week
Replies: 30
Views: 902

Re: FJs for the 5/21/18 week

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

I guessed Tolstoy, but I didn't think it was right. I've definitely seen Tropic Thunder and may have seen Chaplin.
by dinghammer
Sat May 26, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1868

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

A couple coincidences may have helped me in this game. This afternoon, I was reading about '70s music, including HMS Pinafore , the Ring cycle, and (on the last possible day) The Pirates of Penzance . I think I probably would have known Siegfried anyway, though. I was dreading FJ because of the cate...
by dinghammer
Fri May 25, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 1640

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

I got this FJ before Alex finished reading the clue, so I spent the think time watching the contestants, wondering "Do they know it's isthmus?"
by dinghammer
Thu May 24, 2018 5:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 2066

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

I wonder if the contestants were thrown off by «butler» in that clue, as I was. It's always weird when a word from the answer is in the clue but not in quotes. Instaget FJ. I know a few moons. $1,600 BAND MATH: POP PUNK "SUM" TIMES POP ROCK "MAROON" 5 times 5 is 25 You grabbed the wrong clue (but th...
by dinghammer
Sat May 19, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 830

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

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

It started out so well. Menelaus helped me more than the rest.
by dinghammer
Thu May 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 2326

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

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. Same here. I finally remembered the word just before Larry's answer was revealed, and even then I was like, "What the hell ...
by dinghammer
Wed May 16, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1436

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

I guess it helped to know that a lot of British people call cursive "joined-up writing" for this FJ. Another thing about the Resident Evil clue: if anything, Rachel and Claire are too young to be aware of it. The heyday of the games as a pop culture phenomenon in the US was in the mid-to-late '90s, ...