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by tiwonge
Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3981

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

Fitzgerald was from Minnesota. I'm not sure why anybody would associate him with New Jersey who didn't already know he went to Princeton, but that fact is pretty well known. (Yes, he also went to prep school in NJ...) Leonard is too young to remember (yes, I said it!) all the publicity Brooke Shiel...
by tiwonge
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3981

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

I was hoping for a Leonard statement performance. He played well and got a YEKIOYD DD and missed with a pretty good guess. He represented well. I think that his DD could be puzzled out. Fitzgerald -> New Jersey -> Princeton. At least, that's a reasonable guess, and probably the reason why they incl...
by tiwonge
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3981

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

Does anybody have stats on the largest amount won,lost or wagered on a Daily Double?
by tiwonge
Thu Feb 28, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3252

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

Played this FJ off the clue of the day, and found “double-talk” maybe a little misleading, as I was led to think about nonsense words and phrases, which of course got me nowhere. Never would have thought they simply meant a word repeated twice. I didn't get the "double talk" portion until after I c...
by tiwonge
Sat Feb 23, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 4483

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All I could think of for FJ was Margaret Sanger. Goldman doesn't ring a bell. Keep in mind that Brad had one really bad game previously, against Michael Rooney and Steve Chernicoff...that he somehow still won. I think that it will take more than this to take away his GOAT status. Sanger is probably...
by tiwonge
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 4483

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's a tough FJ because Goldman isn't as famous as the major suffragettes, but anyone who has read E.L. Doctorow's Ragtime should have gotten it pretty quickly. At least, that's what worked for me. A YA book I read as a teen, https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/626176.The_Silver_Link_the_Silken_Tie...
by tiwonge
Mon Sep 24, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I can’t be on J
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: I can’t be on J

Maybe your friend can take a sabbatical...
by tiwonge
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/17/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 1739

Re: FJs for the 9/17/18 week

(I'm counting the Jade Emperor as a correct answer to Thursday's FJ, and my answer in the survey reflects that.)
by tiwonge
Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2478

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

JyV92 wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:24 pm
More research:
Jade emperor, Daoist deity, also credited. In face BEST answer.. Historical Buddha also credited though lived thousands of years after legendary zodiacal race.

Tough question
Religious Buddha lived for thousands of years before historical Buddha in various incarnations.
by tiwonge
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2478

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ruled out Buddha because I didn't think a religion-based answer would be "dismissed" as folklore. Would a question about Noah's Ark be considered folklore? If it's extra-canonical, I don't see why it might not be considered folklore. Not all stories about Biblical figures are found in the Bible. (T...
by tiwonge
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2478

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Confucious here. I was unaware that magical deeds were ascribed to The Buddha. A recent LL question had to do with a whole genre of literature (in India) involving various incarnations of the Buddha. Some of these resemble fables or folklore, so it is not surprising to me. https://en.wikipedia.org/...
by tiwonge
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2478

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ok, how does anyone make the jump from Chinese zodiac to Buddha? :x I guessed Lao Tzu, figuring Confucius was later. I got the China connection (although that took me a few seconds), but didn't know where to go from there. I didn't think it would be Confucius (he doesn't strike me to have that sort...
by tiwonge
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3148

Re: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:40 pm
Yalu River? Sounds like China. Then what's nearby?... Uh... uh... North Korea it is. Woo 3/3!
See what happens when you guess instead of just throwing your hands up in despair? :)

Congratulations!
by tiwonge
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5512

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO "Once and Future King" This book was split into two parts. The first part detailed Arthur's childhood, with Merlin turning him into various animals to see a variety of leadership styles and organizational structures. (This was the basis of the Disney movie The Sword and the Stone, I believe.) T...
by tiwonge
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/16/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1622

Re: FJs for the 7/16/18 week

This is my first 5/5 since I've started keeping track.

Happy I got my first 5/5 before my first 0/5, but for a while there, I was missing more than I was getting.

(Edit to add that I've seen parts of Close Encounters, but I don't think I've seen the whole thing.)
by tiwonge
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 4177

Re: Friday, July 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any reason why the FJ clue didn't mention Ford? That kind of threw me. (I still got it right, because of the "social reorganization" with the Alphas and Betas etc., and the fact that Huxley uses the AF (After Ford) date convention in the novel.) But it did have me trying to think if there w...
by tiwonge
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 4110

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

I was thinking Cerasus was a varietal of some fruit, and I had never heard of it, so I didn't get that hint. Was waffling between figs and pomegranates, and went for figs because I assumed they'd have a wider variety of type and maybe that was a variety of fig I wasn't aware of.
by tiwonge
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants
Replies: 77
Views: 6571

Re: This just in! New season of Millionaire (2018) seeks contestants

alietr wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:39 pm
Someone said she got The Call for July 9th.
Another somebody (a former Jeopardy! champion) got the call to tape on 7/19.
by tiwonge
Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2919

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately thought of Haydn, but I couldn't figure out which of his hooks this might be. I was alternating between Farewell and Surprise because these seemed to be two hooks that could be added later. (The Clock symphony, probably not, and I couldn't think of any others at the moment.) I went wit...
by tiwonge
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?
Replies: 14
Views: 1871

Re: Last Week's contestant run: Conspiracy or Mystery?

There are 6 different orderings of contestants, so any ordering has a 1/6 chance of happening. That would be true if the contestants were randomly selected from a pool that was 50% M 50% F. I'm not sure that's true for podia 2 and 3. It's definitely not true for podium 1. That said, I don't think t...