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by Foretopman
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2585

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 29, 2019 7:55 pm
"Vibrations" seemed like a very poorly pinned clue with two "close but no cigar" negs.
I agree. I knew (or at least thought I knew) what they were going for, but I don't see what in the clue made "vibrations" the only correct response.
by Foretopman
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2585

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 10:40 am

I don't know now if I answered "Carpathia", or "Carpathian".
I am in exactly the same boat (so to speak). :D
by Foretopman
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2489

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got the final, but with low confidence, thinking that it might have been Mengele, or a third guy whose name I couldn't come up with.

I'm going to admit that I choked on the tie-breaker. I misread the clue and responded with the name of the second lightest of the noble gases. :oops:
by Foretopman
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1739

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

only leonidas i have heard of is a filipino poker player (toto) with that as his surname There's also Leonidas of Rhodes, hero of four Olympic meetings. Pheidippides was the only other name that came to my mind, but he was at best a border-line hero and Marathon was a plain. And American Civil War ...
by Foretopman
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1739

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It took me a few seconds to put the pieces together, but I got Leonidas without much difficulty. I don't understand all the guesses of mythical people when we were given a date of death in historical times.
by Foretopman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1188

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

I was not spoiled for Monday's game. I don't do any form of "social media", and purposely stayed away from the "breach of confidentiality" thread. The mere existence of that thread was not enough to make me suspect any one day was more likely than another to be James's last.
by Foretopman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2250

Re: Friday, June 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:23 pm
I didn't know there was just a "New York Harbor".
I don't blame you for this. It always sounds too generic to me, too.

On another topic, I always have to flip a mental coin on Bren/Sten gun. Fortunately, on this clue, the coin came down right.
by Foretopman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 6267

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I started with Woody Guthrie and stuck with him. I only very briefly considered Seeger. But I thought long and hard about whether it might be someone like Huddie "Lead Belly" Ledbetter.
by Foretopman
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3785

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anybody else think Jonathan should have been negged for "Dr Scholl's"? The clue asked for "this doctor", and the doctor's name was just "Scholl". Or is there a precedent for allowing the possessive in cases like this?
by Foretopman
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1182

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

In retrospect I can identify work done by Alfred, Lionel, and Randy, but never knew they were related. Went with Barrymore knowing it was wrong, but unable to come up anything better, largely, I suppose, because I was fixated on actors or directors.
by Foretopman
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3350

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mfc248 wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Did anybody else here see that first category in the Jeopardy! Round pop up and think “Alex Trebek, compensated endorser”?
Yes, very much so.
by Foretopman
Thu May 30, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3463

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 10:26 am
I have always found it hard to understand - or even to focus on - many lyrics of most pop songs.
This. Except for me it's just "most songs". As a result of this and my age I went 1/5 in that category, getting only the Midler.
by Foretopman
Sat May 25, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1343

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

In the now lost first draft of Hamlet, Hamlet tells Ophelia "Get thee to a nunnery." Ophelia asks how she should get there. Hamlet says "take thee a train" :D
by Foretopman
Sat May 25, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 4285

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Way (way!) back when I first learned to read my parents had some sort of upholstery or curtain fabric decorated in a skiing motif, with the names of various ski resorts on it. And I remember thinking that "Sun Valley" seemed a strange name for a ski resort. So there was no way I was missing this FJ!
by Foretopman
Thu May 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3959

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

DBear wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Didn't you hear me screaming "Panacea" during the DD?
If I heard you I probably just assumed it was the echoes of my own screaming. ;)
by Foretopman
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/19 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1429

Re: FJs for the 4/22/19 week

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:14 pm
Wednesday should've been a get, but I was just completely at sea.
Well, that's a start :D
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I would not have gotten Europium just from 63, but I wouldn't have been sure of my response without it.
by Foretopman
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 7145

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I clammed on both "snake" and "resistance" because I assumed they were asking for something more specific. :?
by Foretopman
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2573

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:28 pm
cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Yeah, I know Dryden called puns the "lowest and most groveling kind of wit.”
Dryden hated movies, too... ;)
Also Dryden is the guy who invented the entirely bogus "you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition" idea.
by Foretopman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2644

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Spaceman Spiff wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:00 pm
I wonder how many folks got the King Lear quote from a certain episode of Star Trek: The Animated Series?
You can count me as one.
by Foretopman
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2573

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Presley right away. But I didn't notice that "monarchs" rather than "kings" meant the other was a queen. As a result it took about 35 seconds to come up with Franklin. :(