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by OrangeSAM
Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/9/18 week
Replies: 18
Views: 336

Re: FJs for the 7/9/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I guessed Deliverance on Thursday, which was published in 1970, so I can’t check the box. I’ve seen Jaws, but I momentarily forgot it was adapted from a novel. Sure you can. It meets the first part of the "or" statement.
by OrangeSAM
Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1273

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To be blunt, the type of person who has never shown any curiosity to where common expressions came from, is not someone who is going to succeed on Jeopardy! You have to know things, and you have to be capable of some deductible reasoning to fill in the gaps you don’t know. Blah blah blah vintager. ...
by OrangeSAM
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1273

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To be blunt, the type of person who has never shown any curiosity to where common expressions came from, is not someone who is going to succeed on Jeopardy! You have to know things, and you have to be capable of some deductible reasoning to fill in the gaps you don’t know. Blah blah blah vintager. ...
by OrangeSAM
Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

My addendum to Suzanne's response to Alex's early season rafting comment in the interview: Kudos to Suzanne for not correcting Alex. I rafted Grand Canyon 4 times. At the start of the second one, I got married. It doesn't matter when you raft, the water will be cold because it comes from the bottom ...
by OrangeSAM
Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 1665

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know I'm late but have a question for the judges.

In WHO Essential Drugs, for the clue which basically looked for powdered activated this to treat poisoning I said carbon in lieu of charcoal. What do you think?
by OrangeSAM
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1434

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

I pre-called the reversal for Annual Rate of Return, but TPTB were generous giving Revenue IMHO - that isn't a thing anyone would call ARR. The category name mentioned 'aa' and the abbr in the clue was "AAR" and spotted us "average annual". So that would turn the first two responses into average an...
by OrangeSAM
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1434

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

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Ooh, early 1790s, who famously died?

Instantly went to Jean-Paul Marat.

Oops.
Well, at least you took a stab at it.
by OrangeSAM
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1421

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ah, so peach was the key word. I thought the Masters was older than that though. But nothing else came to mind, so that's a get. A key word, though its importance escaped me first time around. Wasn't nearly necessary, though, because what sport is played among lots of trees, and of its big annual e...
by OrangeSAM
Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1940

Re: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So from what I'm gathering that GDP clue was just a garbage clue? No There was nothing wrong with the clue, but it could have been made a bit clearer by putting "growth" or "increase" in the clue and therefore keying GDP as the correct response. Y? As you said, there was nothing wrong with the clue...
by OrangeSAM
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1892

Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"This type of turtle". Wait, there's more than one? Can't say I've heard of a box turtle. Box, snapping, ninja... One day I'll make it to the Nixon birthplace...it's just up the street... Hah. We must be neighbors. I'm just a couple miles away, and haven't ever visited. It's on my list for this yea...
by OrangeSAM
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 2057

Re: Thursday, May 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

dinghammer wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 3:22 pm
I got this FJ before Alex finished reading the clue, so I spent the think time watching the contestants, wondering "Do they know it's isthmus
after all?"
by OrangeSAM
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2706

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: 3105

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: 3105

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: 49
Views: 2706

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: 3105

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: 2995
Views: 185616

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: 1401

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: 3041

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: 3415

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

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:40 pm
...
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.