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by Foretopman
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 678

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: 1776

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: 4283

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: 2727

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: 717

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: 2683

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: 2764

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: 912

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: 3427

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: 52
Views: 3127

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: 1065

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: 6198

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: 2174

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: 2227

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: 2174

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. :(
by Foretopman
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1608

Re: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "I will return"; missed it by that much!
by Foretopman
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1433

Re: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me down as another one who never knew the Prince symbol had a name.
by Foretopman
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/4/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: FJs for the 3/4/19 week

I had Meese, but could not have come up with Edwin in a useful amount of time.
by Foretopman
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1618

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Five by five" means "loud and clear," for heaven's sake! Of course it's acceptable.
by Foretopman
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2836

Re: Monday, March 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A search of the archive leads me to believe this is John von Neumann's first appearance on Jeopardy! Future players should note that Matt's pronunciation (von NOY-mahn) is more authentic than the von NEWman that you might think it is.