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by Euphonium
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1062

Re: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't begin to tell you how much fun we had with the name "Jacques Offenbach" in middle school band Disappointed with the utter absence of Gramsci Coryat: $38,800 J: 27R3P1W. 5/5 on Lyrically Inaccurate, "R.R.", and Behind Bars. 4/5 on the rest. DJ: 23R6P1W. 5/5 on Sci-Fi, "M"ountains, and Before ...
by Euphonium
Tue Mar 19, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1037

Re: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Everything I know about Chicago, I learned from a Sufjan Stevens album And everything I know about the Red Baron, I learned from Peanuts . "Is that a ten-gallon hat or are you just happy to see me?" Friends don't let friends go to West Lafayette. I can't hear "pork pie hat" without thinking about th...
by Euphonium
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1149

Re: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So Five Guys isn't about burgers, then. Winchester's orchestra is the biggest tearjerker on television EVER (also, Winchester is the best written+performed television character EVER) How was Saint-Saens a triple-stumper when they give you French and "Saint"? Lindsey's failure to say "state" cost her...
by Euphonium
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1640

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got FJ immediately. If I had been in Lindsey's spot, though, unbeatable, the drum corps nerd in me would have wanted to say "Meehan" just as a shout-out to everyone else out there in the know about his nifty little experiment with the Blue Devils. I would like to point out that an addition to a buil...
by Euphonium
Sat Mar 16, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1155

Re: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ugh. I said "Siegfried Line," conveniently forgetting the geographical constraint.
by Euphonium
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1289

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My then-six-year-old sister once insisted upon getting a VHS copy of Midnight Cowboy for our father for his birthday because he "likes cowboys." He doesn't, and it was a pretty awkward scene when he explained that no, she couldn't watch it with him. Reminds me of the time a friend of mine got a DVD...
by Euphonium
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1289

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My then-six-year-old sister once insisted upon getting a VHS copy of Midnight Cowboy for our father for his birthday because he "likes cowboys."

He doesn't, and it was a pretty awkward scene when he explained that no, she couldn't watch it with him.
by Euphonium
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1340

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The reference to installation of a door got my mind tracked on buildings -> Sistine Chapel
by Euphonium
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 3314

Re: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:10 pm
The Cygnus X-1 clue brought a smile to this Rush fan. 8-)
Indeed, it's the second time this tournament that I thought "If only Jennifer Morrow were here..."
by Euphonium
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2454

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was amused by the discussion of the "opening collage." Every time I see that thing I crack up. I mean, let's face it, this tournament features 18 UBER-NERDS!!! And I say that with all the fondness in the world, because I have been a nerd since before the word was invented and I embrace my nerdine...
by Euphonium
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2454

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Arabian" seemed way overvalued at $1200, given that they gave you the geographic region and essentially said "name a sea that shares its name with a peninsula". I seriously wonder if it was a replacement clue.
by Euphonium
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: All-Star MVP Voting
Replies: 0
Views: 268

All-Star MVP Voting

Doing this a day later than I had planned because I was traveling yesterday (dissertation research! yay!) and by the time I got in I was too exhausted to do anything but shower and sleep.

One vote, poll closes in a week.
by Euphonium
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3514

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Scott number + things collected? That could be literally anything. You can metagame it a bit. It's $400, so it can't be anything too obscure; of things that are commonly collected, coins and stamps have to be pretty high up the list, so they're far and away the two most likely alternatives, and tha...
by Euphonium
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3514

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jennifer Morrow would appreciate the Distant Early Warning clue. FJ was a matter of working backwards and hoping it wasn't so far back that I ran out of time. Got it in the nick of time. Probably could have gotten it a bit quicker, but with slightly less reliability, if I had used the heuristic that...
by Euphonium
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2848

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That Three Gorges DD was a killer (I've been near there - admittedly decades ago - and I had no idea what the clue was asking for). The Solomon DD was pretty difficult too. Both of them needed puzzling out, and Colby was so fantastic to watch as he did it. I was even more impressed with Colby's ide...
by Euphonium
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2848

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I haven't even been keeping track of who's where, but this has been a fun tournament to watch just the same. Proud of myself for recognizing Kareem Abdul Jabbar. As usual, I see no way to shortcut 360/8 to figure out how big an octant is. Can't drop the 0 because 36/8 doesn't come out even. A quart...
by Euphonium
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2848

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

HOLY SHIT COLBY!

Also, instagot FJ. Thanks. Dr. Passmore!
by Euphonium
Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 366
Views: 70490

Re: J! in the Media

This article isn't exactly current, and it was linked in this thread at the time it was written, but it's worth sharing again because it's relevant to very current events. Matt Jackson's mother is Amy Berman Jackson (the judge overseeing the Roger Stone case--the article's from 2015 so it doesn't ma...
by Euphonium
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2684

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can we not with the misogyny? No misogyny. From about the 20th of January in 1998 when the story broke until after her interview with Barbara Walters in the spring of 1999, there was no hour of late night TV without at least one Monica joke. It got richer and more detailed after the Starr report ca...
by Euphonium
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2835

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ken can do no wrong! (except mispronounce Titian) Yeah, that was odd. Did anyone else think the "read one mind" answer was weird? I've never heard that expression. Read one's mind, sure. The clue was: "To ascertain one person's thoughts, as by telepathy" Seemed to me there was an edit there, but it...