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by Vowela
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1276

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't see why GDP wasn't good enough. I'd have thought it qualified as an acronym that was understood enough as an answer, but I guess not? Definitely don't agree that it should've been negged after the fact if they wanted "gross domestic product" in full, anyway. At least it didn't really affect ...
by Vowela
Sat Jun 16, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 552

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Sagittarius, with about 35% confidence. I was probably 95% confident that it was either that, Libra, or Gemini. That other 5% can get you sometimes, though.
by Vowela
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1394

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had heard of Pentecost Island before, but all I really knew about it was that an island with that name existed. Didn't know where it was, so it seemed like a reasonable enough guess. Probably the best guess for an island that isn't anywhere near Africa, at least :lol:.
by Vowela
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1631

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I went with Sagittarius, feeling it was the most likely of the three I considered, along with Libra and Gemini. Which didn't matter, since the answer wasn't any of those three. The answer definitely took me by surprise. Was there a way to "solve" this clue, or was it just something you had to know o...
by Vowela
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 174323

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

Sometimes you just need to guess. Like today, you said you were deciding between Charlotte's Web and Babe, but didn't choose either because you weren't sure if either was right. It's OK not to be 100% sure, but it's important to guess anyway. A guess you aren't sure about is better than no guess. To...
by Vowela
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1777

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's fine and I see your point. To me BRASS INSTRUMENTS seems narrow with a limited amount of choices and coupled with the DD standard bet of 2000 that did not even get her the lead I'm sensing more chicken than strategy in play. In fairness, the category name doesn't necessarily mean that the an...
by Vowela
Tue May 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1567

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

FJ! wasn't that hard, but it's really easy to overlook New Zealand when big ol' Australia is right there, too. Seems like such an easy mistake that I made.
by Vowela
Thu May 24, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 1732

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

To think that five dollars made all the difference today :D.
by Vowela
Thu May 17, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 2344

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

I guessed psciatica, just to guess something. Plumbago would've been just as random a guess on my part. At least the answer was perfectly guessable, but I don't really see a way to get this one without a lucky guess.
by Vowela
Wed May 16, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1454

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

I totally mixed up Arabic and Hebrew. Kinda' ashamed, since it looks like I'm the only one to make that mistake :oops:.
by Vowela
Mon May 14, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1308

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not an instaget for me, admittedly--haven't seen Gone with the Wind in forever--but still wasn't too hard for me to piece together. Surprised it was a triple stumper.
by Vowela
Fri May 11, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1531

Re: Friday, May 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Almost nothing is more frustrating than when you know the answer, you know you know the answer, but for whatever reason, you're unable to come up with it. I don't know why pocket veto refused to come to me here.
by Vowela
Wed May 09, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1410

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Got FJ! through "galop," and worked backward to figure out it was the William Tell Overture, and the opera from there.

How was the "nothing" clue worded? Would "none" have been accepted there?
by Vowela
Mon May 07, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1930

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would not say William Fargo is "known for" transportation. Maybe shipping to a degree, but referring to that as transportation is a bit of a stretch. Guessed Chicago with no real confidence.
by Vowela
Thu Apr 26, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2532

Re: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I did ultimately get FJ! right, but for most of the think time I was wavering between British Colombia and the Yukon. Looking at a map now, I can't even tell if the Yukon touches the Pacific (maybe slightly?).
by Vowela
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 174323

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

The clue: "This work was over 50 years old & excerpts had been popularized when it had its first full U.S. performance on Christmas Eve 1944 " How I interpreted it: "Blah blah blah something in Russia that happened sometime around the end of the 19th century. Could be a book, could be music, could ...
by Vowela
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1618

Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This can be a tricky clue, since there's no real way of getting through all fifty states in thirty seconds. If you hit Maryland early, it's certainly gettable, but if you start in the west, like I did, there's no way you're getting to Maryland in time. Ultimately went with Montana. I blame Disney.
by Vowela
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2967
Views: 174323

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:30 pm
No guess on FJ!
Is there a reason you don't like to guess? At least in Final Jeopardy!, guessing can't hurt, and this clue was a very gettable one just from guessing a museum in France.
by Vowela
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1770

Re: Tuesday, April 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For "burning the candle at both ends," I said "burning the midnight oil." Does anyone recall the wording on that clue? It seemed possible that could've been accepted, depending on the wording.
by Vowela
Thu Mar 22, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 2540

Re: Thursday, March 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instead of west or east, I went south to Libya. Doesn't sound like many people got the wrong answer in that direction.