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by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 818

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have heard of many -ocracy's but I don't recall ever hearing Technocracy. You more often hear of technocrats, but it's an easy jump from there to the form of government. It sounds awesome, I didn't know it was the subject of a novel(?). But ergs is a stupid unit and was chosen to sound science-y....
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3512
Views: 346801

Re: Reretaken Down

I figure someone on here might know....I found out the other day my grandpa earned 2 bronze stars in WW II. He never mentioned it to anyone; even his wife and my dad didn't know until they were going through papers after he died. This was years ago, but I just now heard about it. Nobody knows why h...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3116
Views: 254508

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

So how many billions of miles am I gonna have to trek to find a caesar salad anyway? They're not exotic. Try your local grocery store, or even some fast food restaurants (Wendys, for one). Also, a casual chain place like Red Lobster. Here's another place https://www.mcdonalds.com/ca/en-ca/product/s...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 818

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats, Andy on your strong game and thanks for declaring yourself. You played sharp, you bet well and then hit a gotcha. You didn't lose it, Elana won it. So far, I'm the only one who negged with Klingon. I might have had a slim chance with the Remus TOM, but I thought of the Brer Rabbit (Uncle R...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 405 - HARRISON FORD (REVEALED)
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: TD 405 - HARRISON FORD (REVEALED)

SCORES MarkBarrett - 17 AFRET CMS - 18 Gamawire - 19 xxaaaxx - 20 clt013 - 21 RJRouge - 21 Rackme32 - 22 econgator - 22 threearruda - 23 guessonguessonguess - 24 morbeedo - 27 MattKnowles - 31 twelvefootboy - 33 SenseiCAY - 37 According to North Carolina electoral practices, then twelvefootboy whump...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1143

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't get this one if the clue is name the capital of Ethiopia. But I'm not a J! wannabe and don't plan to memorize world capitals. I am impressed at how easy many boardies think this was. I get that you know your capitals, but the clue was written as if it was not a current capital, so your short...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 822

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

harp = David Um, what? My first Pavlov is that slingshot = David. My second one is that 200 Philistine foreskins = David. 1 Samuel 18:27: "David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so th...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/3/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 479

Re: FJs for the 12/3/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: and.......... :( :( :( :( After the box of shame last week, there was no more suspense after the friday category (opera) was revealed, just 4 minutes of fast forwarding, a pause, then the 30 second jump button on the DVR. I've heard of Aida, would have been 50...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1273

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was that shade that Alex threw at Nick? I don't think AT knows the difference between bloated up bodybuilers and powerlifters. Bodybuilders wear tight unitards and powerlifters are in baggy hoodies, etc.. I think Nick is probably like they said about a young Mickey Mantle (6-1/200); the more cl...
by twelvefootboy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 405 - HARRISON FORD (REVEALED)
Replies: 23
Views: 675

Re: TD 405 - HARRISON FORD (CLOSES MONDAY)

Going to keep this open over the weekend. We need some players here. Why? If they wanted to play, they already would have. Fair point I submitted. Got stuck after using my drop and sheep, buy I entered anyway. It's a race to the bottom. oh shit. :!: you only get one sheep :roll: . i'm pretty sure i...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 843

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't realize that being Persian and Arab was not a thing. But, I got Iran for FJ thanks to an opinion column carried in our local paper by John Crisp TODAY: https://www.joplinglobe.com/opinion/columns/john-crisp-betting-on-the-wrong-side-in-middle-east/article_8bcb1c99-ae51-52f7-b5c9-32342e51350...
by twelvefootboy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1314

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1314

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had to root for Brian after that bitchin' DD clue out of a low value box. Is it a given that the position of the DD's matches the typical difficulty for the row? Empirically, I haven't observed that, except maybe the bottom row is consistently harder. I don't know what kind of poop trail a comet l...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3116
Views: 254508

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

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Maybe I didn't think it was short for anything, and was a completely different name entirely. Methinks it a little unfair to cast aspersions on lack of tribal kno...
by twelvefootboy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1136

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alexander did not seem to be enjoying himself, and Alex's good-natured ribbing of the contestants did not help. Got FJ without considering any other teams. I thought Alexander was just frustrated with himself with missing some easy ones. Alex’s comments were a little too snippy and not particularly...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1071

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Final Jeopardy! streak ends at a whopping 56. :D This is undoubtedly the greatest 56-game streak in history. :lol: . Only if LSV comes back with at least a 16 game streak after the Ofer like Joltin' Joe did. I am sitting on a one game streak - if tfb and LSV join forces it continues at 57! (and run...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1071

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

it is sad to see lowball wagering on DD's when you are in a competitive game. It's a lot easier to win money in chunks on one question than to fight for small stakes. Elizabeth's $4,000s were refreshing, even if they fell short. (She had $4,400 for the first one; before her second one Alex said, "Y...
by twelvefootboy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1071

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I guess the name Elisha is pavlov for Otis? I thought I wasn't going to get it and then realized the list of people sharing a last name are brothers - at least it used to be :lol: . I'm surprised at the miss rate, but I still think it will poll 80% when the absentee and mail-in ballots are counte...
by twelvefootboy
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 589

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

No problem with the castle. Visited it in September and twelvefootgirl fell on a winding staircase and lost a day in bed with a racked knee. I think she felt it twinge when the picture came up. But we have two picture postcards are on the fridge door now. It's a neat place, but kind of loses it's s...
by twelvefootboy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 589

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

:( :( :x :( :roll: :( :mrgreen: :( First box of shame, polling at 4%! Guessed Harriet Beecher Stowe Monday. No guess for the film, still never heard of the lady. Wednesday was a mad face for the clue - negbaited by the use of "THE BAND" and thought it was a rock promotion. Picked Peter, but knew he ...