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by Vowela
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3024
Views: 216409

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

brick wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:35 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:15 am

The Eiffel Tower could be 23K.
Wow.
I'm curious now what a 23,000 foot tall Eiffel Tower would look like. Like I have trouble even imagining that :).
by Vowela
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1184

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea axle... err, axel jumps were named after a person. I just assumed they were called axle jumps because it looks like the skater is spinning on an axle. I can't be the only one who didn't know where the name of those jumps came from.
by Vowela
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1250

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:40 pm
Vowela wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:38 pm
I was surprised the neg for "engagement" for the "marriage and war" clue wasn't reversed. That seemed to fit the clue. Did I miss something in the clue?
The category was SIMILAR WORDS, which would call for 2 different words, not one word with two meanings.
Ah. Kinda' sneaky, but makes sense.
by Vowela
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1250

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea Guillotin's name was not spelled with an e. After tonight, I'll probably remember :lol:. But yeah, if I wrote down the answer instead of just saying it, I absolutely would've added that e. I was surprised the neg for "engagement" for the "marriage and war" clue wasn't reversed. That se...
by Vowela
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1368

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Who were the people in the pre-FJ! commercial bumper?
by Vowela
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1519

Re: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I immediately thought "river" and got FJ! almost right away. It didn't even occur to me that it might be talking about an ocean instead of a river. Probably bad that I completely overlooked that it might not necessarily be a river, but a right answer is a right answer :D!
by Vowela
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2666

Re: Friday, July 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's amazing how the writers totally missed that the almost too obvious answer of "slant" worked perfectly for that clue, even having the right letters. Just kinda' weird how that happens sometimes, trying to be clever with a semi-tough clue, and totally overlooking the really easy answer that also ...
by Vowela
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2249

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

xxaaaxx wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:39 pm
Vowela wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:32 pm
I was shocked that mastiff didn't get a BMS. What was the wording on that clue?
"This dog crossbreed began in England around 1860 to guard against poachers."
That makes sense. Can't really say mastiff by itself was correct.
by Vowela
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2249

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was shocked that mastiff didn't get a BMS. What was the wording on that clue?
by Vowela
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2437

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

squarekara wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:48 pm
It wasn't really clear to me that "value" was literally part of the business name. I went after a similar term and came up with Best Buy.
Same here. That really wasn't clear. Today I learned that Best Buy is older than I realized, though.
by Vowela
Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2243

Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did my station start the show late, or did they let the DJ! round run long? I was shocked that they finished that round.

And while I'm here, Charlotte Bronte. Wrong country, and died young, but not the worst guess.
by Vowela
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 1708

Re: Thursday, June 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is pronouncing IRA like the name Ira and not letter-by-letter common? I was surprised when that turned out to be about Investment Retirement Accounts and not about people named Ira :lol:.

And while I'm here, another Macbeth guess.
by Vowela
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2043

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's funny that I was more confident in my answer for FJ! yesterday, but today is the one I got right. I got Masters from golf all right, but I wasn't sure I had the right sport in the first place, but whatever, a get's a get :lol:!
by Vowela
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2352

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Golf wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:13 am
Vowela wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Answering with the first country you can think of with a "Dha" capital ain't always going to get you to the right answer :lol:.
It's not?
Abu Dhabi came to me pretty quickly. I probably didn't try hard enough after that to think if someplace else might fit the clue a little better.
by Vowela
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2352

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

United Arab Emirates was a perfectly valid guess, and what I went with. I can't think of anything that would've made it any better or worse a guess than Bangladesh, aside from it being wrong, anyway :P. I sort of agree with you. But the similarity to "Bollywood" made me start my search in the vicin...
by Vowela
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2352

Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

United Arab Emirates was a perfectly valid guess, and what I went with. I can't think of anything that would've made it any better or worse a guess than Bangladesh, aside from it being wrong, anyway :P.
by Vowela
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 2528

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: 1083

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: 2476

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: 2821

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...