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by Vowela
Sat Nov 24, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1478

Re: Friday, November 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Montreal and Melbourne here. There was no way I was going to remember what years they were, I'm happy enough being able to remember two non-capital M-named Olympic cities, period :D.
by Vowela
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3099
Views: 252478

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

Daniel Webster twice had a chance to be VP. He thought the job went nowhere. Wouldn't it be ironic if he was wrong? He was, as saying yes either time could have made him POTUS. That was the connection I couldn't make. I had no idea how anything about the clue was ironic. Just name any President, th...
by Vowela
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Etiquette question
Replies: 14
Views: 721

Re: Etiquette question

The older a thread is, the more substantial the reply should be.
by Vowela
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1524

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:28 pm
Anyone join me and one of the contestants on the MASSIVELY HONKING HUGE "Cherry blossom" negbait on Flowers for $400? That was downright evil.
Gotta' agree with you here. It happens sometimes though.
by Vowela
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1295

Re: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I correctly figured that it was someone to do with vacuums... just couldn't get which vacuum guy. I went with Kirby, thinking the picture looked old-timey. Turns out he wasn't British anyway. Ah well.
by Vowela
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1983

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In retrospect I should've gotten it, but all my mind could do was associate Pretoria with petunias, and wound up picking that one :oops:.
by Vowela
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1638

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm a big fan of Tinker Bell, admittedly largely thanks to The Mouse, but either way, I'd never be able to show my face again if I'd missed this one. That might've been the fastest I've ever solved FJ! :lol:
by Vowela
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1393

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ISLANDS $400: Earth.jpg With its lack of quotation marks/title case, do you think the judges would have accepted "Earth" for this clue? ;) Ah, I was totally confused by that clue. "Um, Earth?" was my guess, if I'd guessed, but I was too confused to actually give a response to that one. I'd wondered...
by Vowela
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1365

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else just say oil? Gonna' guess that's not good enough.
by Vowela
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2453

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would Major League Baseball have been enough for the Arizona Diamondbacks clue? It didn't even occur to me that they might've wanted a more specific answer. Would've been a coin flip if they'd asked me for a BMS.
by Vowela
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3099
Views: 252478

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: 36
Views: 1808

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: 2004

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: 2004

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: 1947

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: 2185

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: 3440

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: 3424

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: 3424

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: 3268

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.