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by cthulhu
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/15/21 week
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: FJs for the 2/15/21 week

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

No idea on the playwright or the ship (I might have got it with more time), instaget on everything else.
by cthulhu
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2002

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don’t think this bangs TPH’s argument. Those examples are initials/abbreviations, not the actual band names. But I also had no problem with ELO, because that seems to me to be an alternate name and not simply an abbreviation. (It is now known as “Jeff Lynne’s ELO.”) But it ain’t really ELO withou...
by cthulhu
Tue Feb 09, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1965

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have read C&P but it’s been quite a while and I didn’t remember two women murdered - had I gotten to C&P, I would have gotten the city though. Cold comfort. Said Paris just to have something.

Glad to see Wild At Heart in a clue; Nicolas Cage’s best movie IMHO and Im a big Lynch fan.
by cthulhu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 512

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:
by cthulhu
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1700

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Or, "In a statistician's normal curve, about 95% of data points in a set are within 3 standard these of the mean." 95 percent for a two tailed normal distribution is 2-sigma; 3-sigma is 99.7%. Agree the clue was bad, as was the response; the only way I can sorta see not negging it is just that “dev...
by cthulhu
Mon Feb 01, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1708

Re: Monday, February 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For riveting story telling, Isaac Asimov's non-fiction science books are awesome. I still remember much of "The Noble Gases" from high school. I think they were written before he became well known for his Sci-Fi. Mmmmm...the majority of Asimov’s well known SF was written in the ‘40s and ‘50s; his S...
by cthulhu
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2295

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In 2012, some friends and I drove around Ireland (both Republic Of and Northern). We didn't even go into Belfast, but we stayed overnight at a B&B in Derry. The woman who ran the place talked to us a bit about "the troubles." This FJ was an instaget for me. Growing up in a non-Christian religion, I...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/25/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 710

Re: FJs for the 1/25/21 week

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

Had I 30 minutes instead of 30 seconds, still not getting (London)Derry.
Arthur Penn’s marvelous Little Big Man FTW on Wednesday!
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1728

Re: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a ‘70s teen loved Rockford . Yup, James Garner was always cool. Quality-of-writing-wise, I see Rockford as a good-sized stepping stone to Hill Street Blues in the early’80s, which is what kicked off the new golden age of good TV. On the clue, I thought the mention of skilled driving might have al...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 30, 2021 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2295

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also said “plugged nickel” for the coin $1200 clue; nickel is used as a color name, but somehow I think TPTB would not accept it :( Also sheeped with Belfast. And loved the category title shout-out to fabulous ’70s power pop band Big Star and their first album titled “#1 Record”. RIP Alex Chilton.
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25797

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Before anyone else wastes a bunch of time, the speed of sound decreases as altitude increases, up to a point. So the Concorde clue is probably accurate. More precisely, the speed of sound is proportional to the square root of the absolute temperature. Generally, temperature decreases with altitude ...
by cthulhu
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1903

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In 1999 they spotted the contestants Canticle and wanted Leibowitz. TS. In 2008 they spotted the contestants Leibowitz and successfully got Canticle back. For one of the greatest literary sf books and hands down the greatest post-nuclear holocaust book ever. I won't argue, Canticle is on my list of...
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 17441

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

This is exactly the kind of bickering that highlights why the next J! host should be apolitical. Santa Vaca...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 17441

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

As long as the host doesn’t give their political views on the show I don’t care what they say or do in real life. I do. I want a host who is on-brand 100% of the the time in public. I want to see the host's name attached to an article or tweet and know that it's safe to read. Within limits I'm will...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1857

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

In the abstract I’d like to see more possible new hosts, but the ones they currently have lined up after Ken all look like a huge downgrade to me. I’m thinking it will either be Ken or someone who doesn’t do a guest host gig this season. I’m reasonably happy with how Ken is doing, but think he could...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2235

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...what's next? Of course, I assume that it has to do with the track and how some races are staggered and oth...
by cthulhu
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 1026

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

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

“I hate superhero movies, Jock! I hate ‘em!”
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2293

Re: Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:31 pm
I think superhero movies are the worst form of entertainment possible
Amen, brother!!! (Yeah, I’m atheist, but sometimes my Bible Belt upbringing provides just the right over-the-top-ness...)
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 77
Views: 3020

Re: Tuesday, January 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got FJ from knowing the year of Charles I’s beheading, and remembering Carolus <—> Charles from Charlemagne (Carolus Magnus), hence the two Carolinas looked like a good fit. Got the Carrie DD from the state and timeframe, the state suggesting King and timeframe was right for his first published nove...
by cthulhu
Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2681

Re: Monday, January 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm also in the "kee-hotic" camp. From just within the past year: #8220, aired 2020-05-22 THAT WORD IS QUITE A CHARACTER $800: This adjective based on a Cervantes character includes a hard "X" sound, unlike his name I don’t think I would have had trouble with that clue, but absent that kind of rati...