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by cthulhu
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1392

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I assumed they meant the disease had been eradicated worldwide, so I went with smallpox. Are there any other diseases that are considered to have been completely eradicated? As has been mentioned, polio is still extant in some Third World countries. IIRC, one of the ruses that was used to discover ...
by cthulhu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 432

Re: FJs for the 6/10/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Took about half the music to come up with the Viewmaster name, although the visual of one I had as a kid popped into my head immediately.
by cthulhu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1392

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Regarding FJ: Took me a few seconds to check my date math before writing down smallpox. The TOM for me worked out as: disease gone (presumably worldwide since no “US only” or other qualifier) since 1978 (2018-40); assuming worldwide, smallpox is the only disease to be completely eradicated in human...
by cthulhu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1466

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Loved Jim’s response - very witty given the clue. Have any of those WW2 slang acronyms made it into a correct FJ response? (SNAFU, FUBAR, JANFU, FUBIS being my favorites. Interestingly enough, according to the Jargon File, the use of “foo” and “bar” in programming slang as the first and second metas...
by cthulhu
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1392

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Boy, a stinker of a game - to paraphrase Mencken, those who wanted James to go away so the games would be competitive again got what they wanted tonight, good and hard. That miss on DD 3 is going to haunt Eric for a while given his sole FJ solve. Regarding FJ: Took me a few seconds to check my date ...
by cthulhu
Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 679

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( Kit Marlowe - I just said “Marlowe” but knew Kit was a common nickname. Spent about ten seconds visualizing European geography, checked myself with Franco, yup - Spain. I use the NATO alphabet regularly, took about a second to come up with x...
by cthulhu
Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4338

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On FJ, Dylan popped into my head immediately, then almost as fast popped out - the Steinbeck quote felt much earlier than the early ‘60s. Woody Guthrie percolated up a few seconds later and I was pretty certain that was it, with the Dust Bowl / Grapes of Wrath connection. Good game, everybody played...
by cthulhu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8327

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alas she didn't calculate this and instead bet what she needed cover James doubling. If I had been in her position, I would have likely done what she did given a plausibly wheelhouse category. Not making the standard cover bet puts her fate partially in James’ hands, and if she was very confident i...
by cthulhu
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 733

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Monday - rejected Life in favor of Chutes and Ladders, which I knew had old roots. Overthinking...
Friday - knew Barrymore was wrong but all I could come up with. No idea there were that many Newmans.
by cthulhu
Thu May 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I precalled "extravehicular" on the SPACE "EX" category reveal. I almost never have any luck with precalls, but in this game I precalled both extravehicular activity (EVA) and the Great Dismal Swamp. And that was pretty much the extent of my good fortune in this game. I still don't understand what ...
by cthulhu
Tue May 28, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 3180

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hear a lot of Blondie on the stations I listen to (SXM Underground Garage, First Wave, Deep Tracks) and am old enough to have caught most of their emergence from the NYC punk/New Wave scene, and I also went to “Hanging on the Telephone” instead of “Call Me”. The movie reference did not help. And c...
by cthulhu
Sat May 25, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 913

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

All instagets except Sun Valley, which took me about half the think music.
by cthulhu
Sat May 18, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :( :mrgreen:

A bit tougher than usual for Teachers Tournament.
by cthulhu
Sat May 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 744

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Security blanket an instaget, as was NATO & Warsaw Pact Missouri on Friday but I knew it was wrong Cassini, Lysistrata , Mavis Beacon -> typing all instagets (I learned to type on a manual without letters on the keys. First learned Ca...
by cthulhu
Sun May 05, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/19 week
Replies: 23
Views: 884

Re: FJs for the 4/29/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Props to James for getting that brutal Friday FJ.
by cthulhu
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/19 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1065

Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Kicked myself after missing the Elgin marbles; they are mentioned prominently in a book I just read. Wasn’t actually sure europium was an element, but knew it could not be either americium or californium because of (a) America ...
by cthulhu
Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/15/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 1078

Re: FJs for the 4/15/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got stuck on”Acropolis”; should have switched to figuring out the bird surname.
Knew Jeff Koons at one point but wasn’t dragging it out of my brain this week.
by cthulhu
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 796

Re: FJs for the 4/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I’m an engineer and amateur physicist (obviously, engineers take a fair amount of physics, but I’ve been working my way through the Susskind The Theoretical Minimum series to pick up some stuff I missed in college), and I invariably miss que...
by cthulhu
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2222

Re: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Writers: Blank you and your Drew Pearson clues! There have been other instances of that play. Just don't use Aaron Rodgers as the substitute either. The last-second Staubach-to-Pearson completion and TD to beat the Vikings is the play that became known almost immediately as the “Hail Mary”, in part...
by cthulhu
Sun Mar 31, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/25/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 761

Re: FJs for the 3/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Note to self: the book “Pinocchio” come up often enough on J! that it needs to be on my study list...