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by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 855

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

There's been a couple ofFJ gets here, but I'm willing to take the under at 55% this week. I started with the William Tell Overture as a named piece but happily flipped to Beethoven's Ode to Joy (aka the 9th) thinking it was closer to the time frame and maybe there was some backstory over the Ode to...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 31
Views: 568

Re: Friday, June 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Give credit to Amanda for writing something down just to have a response for FJ, but I can't say that I've ever heard of that one. Quite a deep cut: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suspiria I'd love to hear her thought process since she wrote her response so quickly. And, although it didn't work ou...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 744

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

His get of Doug Jones was impressive. You mean the guy that was in the news so prominently throughout November and December due to the very well publicized Alabama special election?? ;) (Or because he lives in Vancouver, he might not be expected to follow US politics?). Considering 80% of us couldn...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 27
Views: 744

Re: Thursday, June 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So far no snarky comments about Alex's comment on rounding Ali's bet to a vulnerable $700? For some reason Adelaide came to mind as a cromulent guess, but I decided the Capital city might be a sneaky choice befitting of the J! writers. Too bad I thought the capital was Queensland. :oops: (For the pu...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 28
Views: 855

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

It took a while for the players to get any momentum. WTF was with running the book/movie category from the bottom up and TS'ing the first three? They were hard questions and I NHO any of them either. At first I thought Tyler would regret not even ringing in and taking a shot at the lead with the Doc...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Good game to watch. I'm glad Jessica got the extra grand. Both the women showed some arcane knowledge. I NHO "mage", how did Jessica pull that one out? The writers must have worried about it to practically give it away by mentioning the initial "i". Tough miss for Ali with the DD1 coming up as basic...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1411

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

(deleted content from up the thread) I don't know why this is a response to my joke about increasing growth by a percentage. Sorry, didn't mean to step on your punchline. :oops: It was kind of a topical thread for my rant about misuse of the "dismal science" that is economics. I like to keep my shee...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1411

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

When politicians talk about "increasing growth by 4% a year", for example, they mean GDP growth. When politicians talk about "increasing growth by 4% a year" and growth is currently 4%, does that mean they want it at 4.16%? The clue: ECONOMICS $400: From 1990 to 2015 this annual figure for the U.S....
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 1411

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

My first impulse was Etch-a-Sketch due to mis-comprehension of the clue. I was looking for something Dyed but neither the liquid or the Dye worked. Then realizing it was "die", not "dye", a brief detour into the machine tool realm and then finally the singular form of dice. From there it was easy as...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/11/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 577

Re: FJs for the 6/11/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: In playing this instrument whose early version was called a sackbut, it's about 6" from A to B, about 7" from C to D OK, sackbut just sounds like an 8th grade fart joke. I don't know which A they are playing (440 Hz, 220 Hz, 110 Hz, or 55), but those distances are...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1418

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Never heard of that island but got it from the description. Glad the 50 year old won to give me hope. Nice her dad could be there to see her win. Ditto that, but I did get detoured by the "40" days and counted back to Fat Tuesday, which would make an awesome island name! After parsing the clue bett...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 567

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Started with Libra. Ruled out Taurus, Aries, Aquarius, Leo, Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Gemini ... Running out of time ... Go with Libra. My guess: Gemini with maybe 20% confidence because like TerSch, I ruled out the ones I could remember, especially the STINKING FISH. That left about 5...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1653

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cancer boy reporting in with Gemini because I eliminated crabs and fish to give me a 1:10 chance. How could it possibly be fish?? This baby is going to poll low. Diane blew this game up. I didn't even do the math to realize she tempted a Clavin. Wow, this is the kind of FJ that could have materializ...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 383 - Numbers Game (Final results)
Replies: 60
Views: 1545

Re: TD 383 - Numbers Game (Q1-Q9 revealed)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:22 am
It feels good to be 38 again!
Stop gloating and rubbing it in! Think about the undersheep! Baa!
clt013 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:23 am

36. MattKnowles - 48
37. ihavejeoprosy - 49
38. wpwells - 50
38. morbeedo - 50
40. twelvefootboy - 51
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 1160

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

1990s Animated Films is sure to be a category to break me out of my FJ! slump. Took me a while, but FINALLY it clicked about 3/4 of the way through. Congrats! I've seen Shrek mentioned someplace recently and tried to pivot from there to others of the genre. Twelvefootgirl went straight to Lion King...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1460

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It would be interesting to hear Jason's thoughts on the subject. But perhaps we need to work more toward being the sort of group where contestants feel safe sharing those thoughts. I'm in favor of pinning a short Guidelines for Conduct to our front page and culling the few who are unwilling to abid...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1460

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wasn't Singing in the Rain negged once? Sounded like what she said. I'd check the Archive, but it keeps erroring on me. I'm ashamed to post a possible explanation without replaying and looking up the exact clue, but IIRC, I was prepared for them just to take an answer of "Singing" based on the clue...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6110

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

WPW - Thanks for posting these recaps for us lurkers/vicarious notwannabes. I'm too busy finishing last in the TD's to consider signing up, but it looks like a lot of fun. Good luck! I followed along with LL for a couple of seasons before I joined. There are levels from A-E so that you are grouped ...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1803

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

****** booboo9921: I did not enjoy the year of playing the trombone and did enough to pass the few solo playing tests the teacher inflicted. Bringing that thing home along with my books was a hassle and even then it's not like I would practice a lot. No one would say I was good at it, but I could h...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 260
Views: 6110

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

MD8 Recap Opponent: LangeS Result: W 9(6) - 6(5) :mrgreen: Record: 5-0-3 Rundle Rank: 2 Question 1: What musician and 27-time Grammy winner (a record co-holder among living artists) is the leader of the bluegrass music band Union Station? Thought Process: This is one of those things I've learned fr...