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by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1150

Re: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed M/Tu games but the board recap looks like Dennis was on a run of good timing. I was moved by both his interview segment about the opioid crisis, and it's time to make big Pharma accountable, preferably without enriching lawyers. I loved Lau's ebullience, and especially her recovery in the i...
by twelvefootboy
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3895
Views: 440713

Re: Reretaken Down

On Dec. 30 I wrote: Let's give the Chiefs a better scenario of Titans upset NE to send TN to Maryland. The Chiefs get Texans or Buffalo and manage to actually win a home playoff game again. More dreamland is Jackson doesn't cut it in postseason and Titans hit the road to KC in the AFC Championship....
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 588

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

I got a one and a two (pun based answer for Welk and Maxwell).
This board is out of sad faces so I won't do the graphic.
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

I say don't let them be in any more tournaments (they've won enough), but if they want to continue to trade on their J! notoriety they might offer themselves to stand at stud to produce the next generation of greats. Just a thought... That is coffee-on-the-keyboard funny - thanks for the laugh. I, ...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jan 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Brad seemed to be out of his league. The game has passed him by. He loses for the first time ever and suddenly the game has passed him by? I respectfully disagree. I couldn't agree more. Great players have bad games. It happens all the time. Brad seemed to be out of his league. The game has passed ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2947

Re: Fourth Podium poll

Guessed Xylophone for the musical instrument. That clue would have tripped up most people that have a decent background in music. Maybe a master's degree in music holder, or Brian Jones gets it. I agree that the dulcimer clue seemed deceptive, but it actually comes pretty easy from the Bluegrass / ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

Brad seemed to be out of his league. The game has passed him by. He loses for the first time ever and suddenly the game has passed him by? I respectfully disagree. I couldn't agree more. Great players have bad games. It happens all the time. Brad seemed to be out of his league. The game has passed ...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2574

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

I have always thought they would end his career with some sort of “Alex Invitational” with him bringing back his favorites one last time. I think we just saw it. And at this point I'm going to be disappointed if Ken is not named Alex's successor. Agree with the first part. Seriously, why are we mon...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2947

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for Thursday, January 16, 2020 (SPOILERS)

:| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :| :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Polar vortex. I am sad that I didn't pay enough attention to get the Satchel Paige clue, saw the picture but didn't hear the clue. My father and grandfather adored him and my great aunt lived just a few bl...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A more valid point - just south of 14 million viewers watched the show(s). Possibly 14,000 of them noticed the listings and did the math. Possibly 1400 of them cared about being spoiled. OK, that's three points. Increase my guestimates by 10X, and it still isn't worth the hoop jumping for a 0.01% g...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2947

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If that coin was made of aluminum, it wasn't floating in water. That looked like the old surface tension trick to me. Yes, of course it was. I had to look it up because I thought it might be hollow. A lot of trouble for a penny valued coin, but that is what the Japanese do. The surface tension even...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3895
Views: 440713

Re: Reretaken Down

3) My favorite - MEANS TEST for Social Security. It was never insurance, it was never an investment, it has always been a tax on wage earners. Politicians and fearmongers have made it impossible to identify it as the tax on poor people that it has been. My lifetime of contributions paid for my elde...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2947

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alex was amused as I was by blizzard and tornado being the supposed weather conditions that stopped a soccer game in England and caused the need of a search party to find the goalie. Veronica was wise to lay off it. I have played various recreational outdoor sports with friends in fog and it is ama...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The other solution would have been to do it live. I’d love that, but I’ve heard that they spend 15-20 minutes sometimes with contestants’ backs to the board before finally adjudicating. Sports refereeing has a constant tension: Get it right or get it done. People complain about “lengthy” delays in ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1920

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I spaced out and said Devin Nunes for the Congressman. His pissing away of $100 million of taxpayer money on bogus Benghazi investigations bought him name recognition at least. Devin Nunes had nothing to do with the Benghazi investigation. That committee was led by Trey Gowdy, who is no longer in C...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3895
Views: 440713

Re: Reretaken Down

(moving angry penguin rant from daily game thread, lol...) I NHO "A Wrinkle in Time" until lately, I guess it's a movie or something. I will give myself an "OK Boomer". --------------- * Not that they called us that back then.** I was a married adult with a kid on the way by the time my generation g...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1785

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Second line: "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height..."; first line: this If that's the second line, and How do I love thee? is the first line, then what's Let me count the ways... ? The first and a halfth? Just How do I love thee? shouldn't have been accepted... :geek: OK, the second lin...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1920

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While I didn't actually pull the full title, is anyone going to join in for "Mr. Tompkins in Wonderland"? It is dead nuts for the physics references, but I didn't think it was that modern (It's from 1939 by George Gamow, the Richard Feynman of the time). I NHO "A Wrinkle in Time" until lately, I gue...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1785

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Second line: "I love thee to the depth and breadth and height..."; first line: this If that's the second line, and How do I love thee? is the first line, then what's Let me count the ways... ? The first and a halfth? Just How do I love thee? shouldn't have been accepted... :geek: OK, the second lin...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5599

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Whenever one of our media savvy boardies posts ratings results on this final game, I'm curious if these 14 million viewers are the "right" ones. Comparing to World Series game 7's is kind of hollow if we don't get Beer, cars, and snack food advertisers. I'm not trying to be needy, but I need someone...