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by OrangeSAM
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1779

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

davey wrote:
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:24 pm
We're lucky to have Turner Classic Movies, which plays at least one silent film a week, late Sunday nights. This week: Greed!

And then there's this!
http://www.openculture.com/free-silent-films
THX for the tips.
by OrangeSAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 2283

Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also thought the Rowling category was extremely YEKIOYD. I doubt anyone's gonna know the Snitch or Dementors unless they're a superdork who's read every book 500 times. I got the Snitch and Dementors without having read or watched a Harry Potter installment in its entirety. I knew the Snitch was ...
by OrangeSAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 2283

Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There's also the issue of the game being ruthlessly, horribly boring for most people under the age of 50. Obviously it's not for everyone, but those of us who enjoy the game don't think it's boring. Yes, I'd like to see the length of an average MLB game decrease, but I could say that about just abo...
by OrangeSAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1779

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

Re-:Rudolph Valentino being before one's time… Rudolph Valentino is before your time if you are under 97 years old. It's not like we're talking about Paul Newman. Yep. Valentino remains fair game not because we remember him directly but because he's part of the canon of pop culture. Not sure how lo...
by OrangeSAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 84
Views: 2283

Re: Monday, April 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the FJ, I was thinking of somebody who took the oath of office for VP and then, 14 months later, took the oath of office for President. This satisfies the wording of the clue... I was tripped up identically , and far too late I decided that "VP, then president" does NOT satisty the clue's wordi...
by OrangeSAM
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159424

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

Again, most of NY involves going west, even if you do go north first. This one's simple: if it isn't NYC or Long Island, it's upstate. So, basically 97% of New York is considered upstate. Then why call it "upstate" and not something else entirely? That'd be like calling the non-St. Louis parts of M...
by OrangeSAM
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/2/18 week
Replies: 37
Views: 905

Re: FJs for the 4/2/18 week

8/8 second week in a row! I didn’t know the volcanoes in Lake Nicaragua but I know The Rolling Stones played a benefit concert in 1973 or so after an eruption ruined Managua. I think I’ll do well this coming week unless they ask about really recent music or some awful CW tv show. Kudos on the perfe...
by OrangeSAM
Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 2227

Re: Thursday, April 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ get rate might be higher for us on this board, but for contestants, 50/50 sounds about right. I wonder if a mod could pull the data from the weekly polls to see what the board averages. I looked over my own results for the first 13 weeks of this year and had 48 correct out of 65 clues (I exclude...
by OrangeSAM
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 2435

Re: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:40 pm
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John was introduced as a retired English teacher so that gets him a little more leeway on the FJ! clue miss than if he taught history....
Three words that could have led an English teacher to the Battle of Actium: Antony and Cleopatra.
by OrangeSAM
Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

... Embarrassing miss of the day: propeller. RTFC! :oops: ... Ooh, sorry. That response is five letters too long. Remember the category. Guess what RTFC stands for. (He's saying that his miss consisted of saying "propeller.") My understanding was that it stood for "Read the F'n Clue".
by OrangeSAM
Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2274

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Peter the accountant wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:57 pm
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Embarrassing miss of the day: propeller. RTFC! :oops:
...
Ooh, sorry. That response is five letters too long. Remember the category.
by OrangeSAM
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159424

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

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:41 am
...What's hard is to watch a football game and figure the line of gain when it's 3rd and 11 from your own 44 yard line....
It's easier in Canada - the 55-yard line. ;)
by OrangeSAM
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 2962

Re: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

De Gaulle is the only French Prime Minister I can remember reliably. How many French Presidents can you remember? ;) This is one of those reasons Opus will be missed during his time away as he can be quite clever with the lightly correcting posts in combination with humor. To be fair, de Gaulle was...
by OrangeSAM
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159424

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

You don't get to complain that you don't know stuff that's on Jeopardy! while simultaneously complain that it's useless information. A lot of stuff on Jeopardy is useless in my day to day life. But I'm here because I enjoy trivia games. Why are you here? Because I want to learn something actually u...
by OrangeSAM
Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2610

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

Anachronism wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:38 pm

The NFL changes so quickly. Remember the Wildcat? Introduced in 2008, everywhere by 2010, and now you almost never see it.
Remrmber it? I just saw it. 8-)
by OrangeSAM
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 4365

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:00 am
IronNeck wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:55 pm
Would "neo-natal" have worked in place of "midwife"?
I'd say no. Two different things. The nurse midwife would hand the baby off to the neo-natal nurse
Also, the word was supposed to go after "nurse". "Nurse neo-natal" makes no sense.
by OrangeSAM
Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4298

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really need to stop guessing on clues that are based on knowing French. "Mardi Gras" is not a good answer for some other phrase in French. :oops: If you know French, how do you guess Mardi (Tuesday) Gras when the clue said Mecredi, or Wednesday? Or is it just that you know the clue was French? Al...
by OrangeSAM
Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4298

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I really need to stop guessing on clues that are based on knowing French. "Mardi Gras" is not a good answer for some other phrase in French. :oops: If you know French, how do you guess Mardi (Tuesday) Gras when the clue said Mecredi, or Wednesday? Or is it just that you know the clue was French? Al...
by OrangeSAM
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 4298

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

First time in a long time Alex could say there was no harm or equal harm for three wrong responses and be correct. Instead, he prays.
by OrangeSAM
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 2760

Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How the hell is that a triple-stumper? And why does the website keep logging me out every visit? i agree...late 19th century crazy euros...shouldn't van gogh be the first to come to mind? Well, the first to come to my mind was Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, which is what I went with. I'm a little surp...