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by jev15
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456679

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I utterly disagree with "Kids' Week FJ!" Nothing in the clue implied that it was comparatively recent, so it could've been something that happened 500 years prior to 2020, 2002, 1992, 1892, 1692, 1492, 492, or 16 AD. And if you thought the way I did, you could get snagged trying to think of maybe S...
by jev15
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 11664

Re: Monday, February 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else do an impression of Barry Fitzgerald from The Quiet Man whenever they say "Marquess of Queensberry Rules"?

No? Just me?
by jev15
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 166
Views: 40661

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 9:53 am
More Oscars Notes:

Joaquin Phoenix - Best Actor, Joker
Phoenix is the second actor to win an Oscar for playing the Joker, after Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight. The only other time two actors have won for playing the same character is Marlon Brando and Robert de Niro winning for Vito Corleone.
by jev15
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 166
Views: 40661

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:30 pm
"Parasite" became the first foreign language film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture.
It is also the first film to win the Palme d'Or and the Oscar for Best Picture since Marty (1955).
by jev15
Tue Feb 04, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 95
Views: 17296

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

47, New York
by jev15
Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8091

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

Kicking myself for forgetting to take the test tonight. Would have scored 45, with misses on centennial, Libya, Orange, Aaron Burr, and Rio.
by jev15
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 2329

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I might have gotten FJ anyway, but knowing that Mark Twain's novel Pudd'nhead Wilson (1894) treats fingerprinting as a recent development cinched it.
by jev15
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 8118

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised TCM fan extraordinaire Alex didn't call out Ken for his clearly inspired by Citizen Kane misstep of Xanadu for Hearst Castle.
by jev15
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3048

Re: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does Karen remind anyone else of Amy Adams? Yes and I mentioned it to my wife last week. FJ took me a couple seconds, but it was obvious once I thought of Catch-22. One of my favorite novels. Isn't Knute Rockne's first name pronounced ka-noot? Do they actually pronounce it "noot" in the movie? I ha...
by jev15
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3048

Re: Monday, January 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ for one of my favorite novels. Here's the full quote for the curious: There was only one catch and that was Catch-22, which specified that a concern for one's own safety in the face of dangers that were real and immediate was the process of a rational mind. Orr was crazy and could be gro...
by jev15
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 74220

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

47. Basically only missed the Youtubers and foreign leaders.
by jev15
Sat Dec 21, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2837

Re: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was 4/5 in four categories in J! round today. Got all but the top box in both Santa Claus (completely drew a blank on Amsterdam) and Take my Rhyme (got disoriented and tried to rhyme with "rhyme" and not "take"). Conversely, all but the bottom box in both Stamp News and Stuff. I found First Name ...
by jev15
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 4438

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Usually I watch Jeopardy to relax but this was a stressful game all around. Kelly's insistence on using "please" had me worried we weren't going to get to all the clues, especially since they left the actor category for the end of the first round. I had to fast forward through the Goldblum category ...
by jev15
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3349

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Amtrak conductors have always said Dowagiac as "duh-WAH-jack". Johnny had "DOW-a-jack". How did Bangladesh "make sense" in Bengal for $200? I bombed that category. I thought "hold that tiger" was out of line in the Tiger category. Felt like something specialized that way too few people would kn...
by jev15
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3689

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO Greta Thunberg, nor do I see why I should. That seemed horribly out of place in the top box. There's really no reason to take this tone. Greta Thunberg attracted international attention this past summer for her climate change protests. She was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and addressed t...
by jev15
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3322

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:13 pm

Any reason I should know the Chicago riots were in 1968 and not any other years?

It's trivia. Any reason you shouldn't?

1968: LBJ decides not to run again, MLK shot, RFK shot, riots in Chicago at the Democratic convention.
by jev15
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26834

Re: LL83: Learned League

I'm another one who ruled out heavy because heavier was in the question. Cost me a win and had to settle for a tie, but I can live with it. I answered Alabama because I came up with Selma and couldn't think of an Oscar winner for another city. At that time only Tennessee was accepted, so I googled H...
by jev15
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 3554

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:21 pm
CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 pm
widely known obama went to hawaii every christmas
Citation highly needed. Just because he's FROM Hawaii...
We are not your research assistants.
by jev15
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 5946

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

I'd like to second Alex's recommendation of My Favorite Year to everyone who hasn't seen it. (And judging by the Fourth Podium poll, that's a lot of you.) One of the great underrated comedies of all-time, with an utterly fantastic performance from Peter O'Toole.
by jev15
Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 454
Views: 26834

Re: LL83: Learned League

Finally clawed my way up to Rundle A Taiga. Some big names in there. Hope I can hang on for more than a season.