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by cthulhu
Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/23/18 week
Replies: 38
Views: 1223

Re: FJs for the 7/23/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Said Concord first, added Lexington about halfway through the think music. Came up with Graham about halfway through. The other FJs were instagets. “Strain” was instaget for me, but I figured it would be tricky for a non-engineer.
by cthulhu
Sat Jul 28, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/16/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 949

Re: FJs for the 7/16/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Toughest FJ for me was Balboa; all of the rest were instagets. I know Pictures at an Exhibition because of my hi-fi aficionado background (but I am NOT an audiophool); for years, a Telarc recording of that piece was a standard ...
by cthulhu
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/9/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1013

Re: FJs for the 7/9/18 week

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

I didn’t get tree-hugger; best I could get was eco-warrior.
by cthulhu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1952

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

Instaget FJ, saved me from FJ ignominy for the week.

LT: South Dakota, Vermont, "25 or 6 to 4". I’m not a fan of Chicago, but Terry Kath’s guitar solo on “25 or 6 to 4” is one of the all-time greats.
by cthulhu
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 1953

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

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

One of my worst FJ weeks ever :oops:
At least hockey playoffs are over and won’t be messing with the local TV schedule.
by cthulhu
Sun May 06, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]
Replies: 43
Views: 2236

Re: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]

Middle-aged and I’ve seen it once. Though it was good, not great; in the Bogart oeuvre, I prefer The Maltese Falcon and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre. Got the FJ correct after a little thought.
by cthulhu
Sat May 05, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/30/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1387

Re: FJs for the 4/30/18 week

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

Guessed Melville for Friday, seemed rather YEKIOYD to me.
I never cared for any of Columbo, McCloud, or McMillan and Wife.
by cthulhu
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3024
Views: 216340

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

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Apr 07, 2018 1:01 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:32 pm
Google has SeaWorld with 4.4 visitors a year.
Dang, that Blackfish movie really hurt, huh?
According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, SeaWorld San Diego attendance was down 14% in 2017, so...yes.

But I think MarkBarrett exaggerated a bit :lol:
by cthulhu
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3434

Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shot First was ridiculously YEKIOYD. I ran the category, but...yeah, no real TOM on any of them. Balboa Park = zoo was very obscure. Any way I was supposed to know that? San Diego is the eighth largest US city by population and has perhaps the most famous zoo in the US; I think the TOM is there - t...
by cthulhu
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3434

Re: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those questioning the non-neg or non-reversal on “nebulae”: I suspect that TPTB decided that they couldn’t reverse the call because the pronunciation of the “ae” ligature/diphthong is not really standardized in English - yes, it is commonly pronounced as a long “e”, but one can find plenty of su...
by cthulhu
Sat Apr 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/2/18 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1640

Re: FJs for the 4/2/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( Need to get better at Central America; it comes up a lot. Saw “The Fugitive” movie on its theatrical release; did not see the TV series in first run (before my time) but have seen a few episodes in syndication. Was shocked at the stand-and-s...
by cthulhu
Tue Feb 27, 2018 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3024
Views: 216340

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

The way we used to figure change was like this. The sale is $1.47, the customer pays with a $50. You don't actually compute the amount to give back, you count it out, starting from the sale amount until you get to the amount given, using the available coins and bills. Open the cash register and coun...
by cthulhu
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 68
Views: 4693

Re: Monday, February 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Given the "gotta give the entire name" ethos that has infested FJ over the last year, I'm disappointed that nobody answered "What is Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus?"
by cthulhu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/19/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: FJs for the 2/19/18 week

heppm01 wrote:
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:26 am
I didn't realize that Friday's response was coined in the mid-90's; if there had been some reference to the 2000's I probably would have been able to dredge it up.
The word "meme" was coined by Richard Dawkins in his marvelous 1976 book The Selfish Gene.
by cthulhu
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/19/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1585

Re: FJs for the 2/19/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Instagets on all the FJs except of course Thursday, where I knew I was wrong but guessed Patti LuPone just to have a name down. I have read The Alienist and its sequel The Angel of Darkness , and enjoyed both of them a lot desp...
by cthulhu
Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/12/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1769

Re: FJs for the 2/12/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :( 4/5 on FJ is a bit misleading - Edsel and TBH were instagets, but samurai was a tossup with shogun, and Macarena was a guess because I couldn't think of any other '90s dance craze. I knew perambulator cold, but for Kensington Gardens I couldn't get...
by cthulhu
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/5/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2378

Re: FJs for the 2/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: Instaget on the Apologia , although I've never read it - I know of it from my favorite Robert Heinlein novel, Have Space-Suit, Will Travel . On the flag color question, the TOM for me went like this: obviously one of them had to be orange; I...
by cthulhu
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 5781

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget on the whole football category. I haven't watched much football for a couple of decades at least, but I grew up in a household that was football-crazy and my alma mater was extremely successful with an option offense. To mix a metaphor, I thought all of these were softballs :lol:
by cthulhu
Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/29/18 week
Replies: 30
Views: 2032

Re: FJs for the 1/29/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Tuesday's show wasn't shown in my location due to the SOTU, so I just went off the clue here, and missed - didn't pay attention to the category and guessed Jonathan Livingston Seagull. Not sure that I would have gotten Stephen Dedalus even i...
by cthulhu
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/15/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 1961

Re: FJs for the 1/15/18 week

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

Haven't had a perfect week in a while...