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by twelvefootboy
Fri May 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2255

Re: Thursday, May 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll go on record as saying Nate's DD bet was just about right. He was dominating on the buzzer and a nice built up lead from SJ. A potentially hard (it was very hard IMHO) 2K question. If he misses it, he still has a pathway to reach FJ with a lead. 50/50 odds that someone else finds the DD3, and h...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2150

Re: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I couldn't come up with "Panacea". In my defense, a tornado went by 2 miles away and we might have been slightly distracted. I'll have to rethink my strategy of waiting for the hail before looking out the window and/or heading to the dungeon :). Liz saved the show about $20-$30K by denying James the...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

Got Sandy D on Tuesday. Thursday was an instaget to "the guy that wrote Roots ". I came up with Alex Haley just before time ran. My wrong guess for Friday was Life. Wasn't sure it was old enough (and it's not), but it was the best guess I had. Well Life magazine as a title goes back to 1883 - it ju...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He has 23 wins now. He needs 77 more to get to 100, aka the Holzhauer Hundred. 73 is an embarassing typo on my part; sorry for the confusion. James seems like a super nice guy, and obviously one of the greatest players ever. Still I don't think I could stand to watch 77 more games like this. The ga...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 44
Views: 1068

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Looking forward to the experience, and just finished my flag which I will make my new avatar here. Hunh...pole vaulting was not one of the things that came to mind when I thought "twelvefootboy" but it makes total sense. Yeah, I just made that height in practice (20 years ago) the first time and th...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2023

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kate seemed to bear a passing resemblance to Hope Solo. Huh, I didn't notice that, but I did tell my wife that Jason reminded me a little of Ron Reagan. I thought Michael Phelps. Which is kind of awkwardly fitting with doing quite well, but losing to the Michael Phelps of Jeopardy! I'm hopeless at ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue May 21, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 44
Views: 1068

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I got moved vertically (downward) and horizontally, as I move from Midland A to Outback B. Jury is still out if the winner of each Rundle gets a free Blooming Onion. I'm a rookie now and know I'm supposed to stfu, but is there any significance to the "horizontal" placement? A through E, I understan...
by twelvefootboy
Tue May 21, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 588

Re: FJs for the 5/13/19 week

Got Sandy D on Tuesday. Thursday was an instaget to "the guy that wrote Roots ". I came up with Alex Haley just before time ran. My wrong guess for Friday was Life. Wasn't sure it was old enough (and it's not), but it was the best guess I had. Well Life magazine as a title goes back to 1883 - it ju...
by twelvefootboy
Tue May 21, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I kind of hate to weigh in on the "Born on the Fourth of July" discussion, since it seems to have become a hot button for some reason. However, I can't say I've ever heard of it as a theatrical release in spite of being over 40 by a year or 25. I know nothing about it yet, but would confuse it for t...
by twelvefootboy
Tue May 21, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

damage minimized. thanks. Not quite. It's still in your first post in this thread. [/quote] Sigh :oops: :roll: I'm sure my litany on Metrology Day is full of gaffes also. The standard for luminosity luminous intensity is probably still the whale oil candle. thanks. I compounded the error I'm sure w...
by twelvefootboy
Mon May 20, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think our resident pre-revolutionary Russian scholar will be accurate to the ninth decimal place. I have only been here on the board a couple of years but know that this is a J! staple based on the XYZ affair which we never quite made it to in World HIstory class in school. J'accuse was about the...
by twelvefootboy
Mon May 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew it was the XYZ dudes and came up with J'Accuse, but couldn't pull either name. James' solve was a given, props to the other player for pulling it. what are the odds of getting it right for that lucy snoopy dude that comes on here? [/quote] I think our resident pre-revolutionary Russian schol...
by twelvefootboy
Mon May 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 2298

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today is World Metrology Day, and not a clue or category? This year is actually quite profound, the IPK (International Prototype Kilogram) is no longer a primary standard any more than the length of King John's foot. I've inquired with the BIPM if I can keep my car keys under those 3 bell jars in th...
by twelvefootboy
Sun May 19, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 44
Views: 1068

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I am in Taiga R Div 2 for a Rookie whirl at it, courtesy of an invite from the magnificent morbeedo. I was looking for an email of sorts, so grateful for the prompt timing of this new thread. My goal is to not be the cause of a new, lower, division. i guess i should have taken up ellendillpickle on...
by twelvefootboy
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1586

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Francois got FJ right, so she would have lost anyway Am I missing something? Had Sara made it a true Daily Double, she would have gone into FJ with $20,400. Bet it all, add Thursday's $4,800, and she finishes at $45,600. With Francois betting $0 and finishing with $41,600, this would have given Sar...
by twelvefootboy
Sun May 19, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 44
Views: 1068

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I am in Taiga R Div 2 for a Rookie whirl at it, courtesy of an invite from the magnificent morbeedo. I was looking for an email of sorts, so grateful for the prompt timing of this new thread. My goal is to not be the cause of a new, lower, division.
by twelvefootboy
Thu May 16, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 420 - Free your mind (Q4-Q6 Revealed)
Replies: 64
Views: 1448

Re: TD 420 - Free your mind (Q1 Revealed)

OK - sorry for the delay, folks. Let's get this started - it's gonna be lit, as they say. Q1 - Trees - Give a common phrase or word that includes the word "tree" or "trees" and is NOT the name of an actual kind of living tree (e.g. not "pine tree"; if I've heard of it, or I can Google it and can ea...
by twelvefootboy
Wed May 15, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 420 - Free your mind (Q4-Q6 Revealed)
Replies: 64
Views: 1448

Re: TD 420 - Free your mind (Q1 Revealed)

Street smarts - twelvefootboy 1. twelvefootboy [s] - 1 Somehow, this feels more like 20th place. :lol: My answer was supposed to be "Meryl Streep", but I accidentally submitted my placeholder while I was trying to remember her name. If I was going to get negged for using the embedded version, I wan...
by twelvefootboy
Sat May 11, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: FJs for the 5/6/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( Not able to retrieve Anne Sullivan, but knew the boardies would wipe it out. Final answer was NATO/USSR after flailing for something better like Eastern Bloc, etc.. Sabotaged myself on Uranus, no puns forthcoming. ETA - Oops, wrong clue. I don't even reme...
by twelvefootboy
Sat May 11, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1337

Re: Friday, May 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why did Alex say "wend" instead of "wind" for that Alps clue? Probably because that's what is said on his answer sheet. https://i.imgur.com/MKMIFEO.png My TV screen said "winds" at the same time, and I thought it was the written clue presented graphically. Must have been the closed caption which I ...