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by Spaceman Spiff
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2871

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I bought my nephew a Viewmaster for Christmas a few years ago, so I am puzzled that Alex thinks all the contestants were too young to have received one. Viewmaster was once owned by GAF (because chemical companies selling toys was part of what was called diversification) and its spokesman was Henry...
by Spaceman Spiff
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 4673

Re: Monday, April 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The clue about "living people not being normally on stamps" reminds me of a story from a stamp store -- I was buying some supplies for my first wife, and she collected them. His comments were directed at stamps for milestones in the space program in the 1960. He said the Post Office / Postal Service...
by Spaceman Spiff
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2838

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Someone explain this FJ! to me? I looked up the airport and I don't see what DEL has to do with anything. All commercial airports have a three-letter IATA code, for instance LAX for Los Angeles International Airport, DFW for Dallas-Ft Worth International Airport, etc. If the airport is named after ...
by Spaceman Spiff
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2838

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how many folks got the King Lear quote from a certain episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series?
by Spaceman Spiff
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?
Replies: 10
Views: 1018

Re: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?

Simply put -- hell no, other than at the natural breaks in play. There was too much going on with focusing on the board during game play to worry about the scores at the same time.

(Someone cue Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" here, please!)
by Spaceman Spiff
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1323

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

I was certain WWTBAM was the top show in 2000, so Regis was my immediate and only guess Friday but I was a bit perplexed by the "syndicated" part of the clue. I've always thought Live with... was an ABC show, but it turns out it is produced by WABC in New York, and while it airs on all ABC owned st...
by Spaceman Spiff
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1886

Re: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Game was pre-empted here in Richmond due to red carpet stuff for the CMA awards. :(
by Spaceman Spiff
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 2495

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

I got all of the Star Wars ones right, but not by name -- I kept citing "Episode IV." etc. since I couldn't come up with the names fast enough. Would that have passed in Culver City or not?
by Spaceman Spiff
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2128

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:00 pm
I said My Fair Lady.
At least it's still Lerner and Loewe. "1947" and "Lerner and Loewe" made this an instaget, even without the picture.

It also helped that I've played in the pit orchestra for "Brigadoon." :mrgreen:
by Spaceman Spiff
Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 2757

Re: Monday, September 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Words from the comics" was a good category for me as well. But, in an interesting aside, Kryptonite did not originate in the comic books, but on the radio version of The Adventures of Superman . Turned out that Bud Collyer, who voiced Supes, wanted a vacation, so they invented the substance that we...
by Spaceman Spiff
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 3753

Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Leander wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:14 am
DBear wrote:
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:51 am
My high school class got to see Amadeus at the Cineplex down the street. Easy FJ.
I might have gotten this off the date and Vienna reference, but having seen Amadeus years ago sealed it on the poisoning part (which I had never heard of otherwise).
^^ This
by Spaceman Spiff
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 5475

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

Crazy thing is I precalled "sackbut" -- not because I realistically expected it, but it's fun to say.

When it showed up in the clue, Mrs. Spiff basically said "WTF?!?!?! How did you know that was going to be there?!?!?"

:P
by Spaceman Spiff
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 3027

Re: Friday, June 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If you want to have some fun with the Chicago tune, check this out:

by Spaceman Spiff
Tue May 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 3579

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

I have the tea leaves around 12/18 for 67% for the FJ! round with the percentage dropping when including the stage players. The clue is not as hard as those who missed it made it and it's not quite as easy as those who were done in mere seconds think it was. It's in between. Having seen the movie m...
by Spaceman Spiff
Thu May 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 3369

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

I was curious about what opera Mary Alice was trying to get out at the end there, i.e., "La W ..."?? After a little research, my guess is "La Wally," which happens to have an Alpine setting as well. (Spoiler alert - things apparently end in an avalanche. Literally). So, while I thought she inadvert...
by Spaceman Spiff
Thu May 10, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 3369

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

DavidRosen wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 8:38 pm
The four sections got it for me - I know the overture (for a non-musician). The storm and the calm were all staples of the old cartoons. And, of course, the famous last section.
^ This. Plus it helps that I have Spike Jones and the City Slickers on my playlists. :P

by Spaceman Spiff
Wed May 09, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 3227

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ was an instaget, primarily because we went to London a few years ago. We had wanted to see The Globe, but couldn't fit it in. Did see it from the Thames on a river cruise, though.

Not sure if it would have clicked without the trip or not, though.
by Spaceman Spiff
Tue May 08, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 4911

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

Ironhorse wrote:
Mon May 07, 2018 9:14 pm
I couldn't get going on FJ. I ended up saying Pullman just on the off chance there was a movie about Pullman, WA I'd never heard of.
I, too, got stuck on the railroad theme; was racking my brain trying to think of a movie named "Huntington."
by Spaceman Spiff
Thu May 03, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 6590

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm one of the three - along with the contestants, apparently. I'm another -- sorta. I listened to some of the tunes on Amazon and can't say I get it. Didn't like the slightest bit of what I heard. No clue on FJ. Guessed Jefferson just to say someone. I went off on a similar tangent - James Monroe....
by Spaceman Spiff
Fri Apr 27, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 3556

Re: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Funny, I had precalled "USFL," thinking of the anti-trust lawsuit they had against the NFL. This was an instaget for me; I actually recall that the candy bar when I was a child still being made by Curtis, so the name stuck (they sold it off in 1964). And I had heard about the "daughter of Grover Cle...