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by CailinGaoilge
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

It was a low-value clue and made no difference in the game, but the pedant in me has to say that I think Rachel got away with one when she was given credit for a correct answer of "outsourcing" in reply to the clue "It's the practice of sending U.S. jobs overseas." Outsourcing is taking certain fun...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

Is there a Championship Game on Friday? Who would qualify for that one? Would it just be two people on that show, the 1st place from Thursday and the runner-up? If so, James and Emma could matchup again on Friday if things play out right. As with all J! Tournaments, the Final is over two days: Thur...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2226

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:58 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:30 pm
got to hawaii from pele, but i went with mauna loa
Ditto. Pretty sure it wasn't that one, but couldn't pull the correct name.
I got as far as Hawaii and knowing it was K... but couldn't get my head away from Krakatoa despite knowing it was wrong.
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1602

Re: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Sep 24, 2019 7:28 pm
What was the TOM for Shakespeare on Festivals
Stratford.
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2986

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

9021amyers wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:08 pm
There’s been talk recently of recognizing Zealandia as an “8th continent,” so I went with that.
Me too.
by CailinGaoilge
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 2231

Re: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NATO was an instaget for me - the invocation of that article after 9/11 has been in the news a lot in response to Trump's constant criticism of other NATO members. Apparently it's the only time it's been invoked, meaning the US is the only member to have taken advantage of it (of course deservedly s...
by CailinGaoilge
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104549

Re: J! in the Media

Found this on CNN re. James Holzhauer:

Holzhauer donates to pancreatic cancer research
by CailinGaoilge
Tue May 21, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 7006

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm 32, probably the most non-movie person on this board (haven't been to a theater in over seven years), and I've definitely heard of Born on the Fourth of July. I'm mid-50s, lived on another continent when the movie came out, hate most popular movie genres, never pay attention to the Oscars, and ...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu May 16, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2014

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see a single keyword anywhere in this FJ! Could be anyone. How was this 2/3?! "to know our heritage…who we are and where we have come from" is literally talking about roots, making Roots a pretty good guess, and then just naming the author. That being said, it was only after the answer was...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 2199

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 11, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 2199

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 2199

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So some random Z-string British politician who reigned in the 1840s is $200 box material, huh? His name was irrelevant. I've never heard of him, but I got it right. Two principal political parties in the UK in the 19th century: Tories (Conservatives) and Whigs. The Z-string politician was a member ...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue May 07, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 4327

Re: Monday, May 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Almost forgot. For LPN, the accepted response was "licensed practical nurse." Mrs P said "licensed professional nurse". Google suggests she may have a case, but I'm no expert. Any thoughts from our resident panel of judges? Not a judge but understanding occupational titles is part of my job. LPN is...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104549

Re: J! in the Media

The 5-time champ from the CNN clip was season 10 5-timer Tom Nichols: http://www.j-archive.com/showplayer.php?player_id=5111 Well, after all his talk about having a huge advantage on the buzzer after two games, he was in last place going into FJ in game 4. And then made the suicide wager. So perhap...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 611
Views: 104549

Re: J! in the Media

No link, sorry - I don't know if the show is even available online. But this morning on CNN's Smerconish there was a segment on how Holzhauer is "ruining" Jeopardy by "gaming the system" and making it impossible for anyone else to have a chance. A 5-time champion from the max-5 era, whose name I unf...
by CailinGaoilge
Sat May 04, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3630
Views: 362607

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

So did you guess? You complain about 1 in 3 odds, but that's way better than the 0 percent chance of you not guessing. And clearly, other people had it figured out. You think that name comes from Ireland or Cyprus? Sure it COULD, but it's the top box. They're not trying to trick you there. I dunno,...
by CailinGaoilge
Thu May 02, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 5762

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know some random Z-string politician from Iceland with no TOM whatsoever? It's the custom in Iceland for females to take on their fathers' first name +"dottir" as their surname. That was the giveaway. The bigger giveaway was "island nation" in Europe. Forgetting the name, the on...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 6172

Re: Thursday, April 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ldld7ZMuCsc I precalled this. The lake is on the MA-CT border. Elementary school children in the Local District have to learn to spell and pronounce it correctly. I'm more familiar with this one: https://youtu.be/tLtS-u32miY Beautiful lake. I saw one of those home-buyi...
by CailinGaoilge
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 4228

Re: Monday, April 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Elgin? Yeah, No.. I think there was something in the news recently, and the term "Elgin Marbles" is vaguely familiar, but I wouldn't think they were named after the a-hole that stole them. To the victor goes the spoils... remember that it is in Britain that they're known as the Elgin marbles. And E...
by CailinGaoilge
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 5883

Re: Friday, April 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:58 pm

you couldn't come up 3 british kings' names? i hate british bs and i even got it correct
I realise that the social graces aren't really your thing, but "British bs"? Really? You wouldn't be insulted if a Brit referenced "American bs"?