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by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 24, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/18/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 358

Re: FJs for the 1/18/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( "All six correct" is polling at over 50% so far, so it may not be as much of a distinction as I had hoped. Got McMurphy, knew K2 had another name but no way I was going to recall it. NHO conchologist to the best of my knowle...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 305
Views: 37553

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

So -- designation is nominally "fighter," but the F-117 mission was bombing, and that's all it ever did. "Stealth" was the key word; I would have accepted "stealth fighter," "stealth bomber," or "stealth aircraft." Probably would have accepted just plain "stealthy." I will defer to your vastly supe...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4402
Views: 650120

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

One thing is for certain these days, people on the left feel a lot more comfortable expressing this hate in public. And they don't seem to understand that outlets like CNN and PBS and NPR are heavily biased in terms of what they choose to report. I don't know where to look for news these days, but ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 2706

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

This has been a rough few months for Cooperstown. Now it’s Hank Aaron. I saw him hit #701 in person. I was six years old. Watched the game on TV; pretty thrilling. Al Downing (who is still alive) will forever be linked with Aaron. Their relationship gets at least two hits in the archive. A great tr...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 305
Views: 37553

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

In Wednesday's game, Ken made a mistake in one of his "fun facts" comments. He said that the Germans used to refer to B flat as H; in fact, they used to refer to B flat as B and B natural as H. (I'm not sure the degree to which this is still practiced, but Ken definitely got it backwards.) I think ...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1422

Re: Thursday, January 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In 1999 they spotted the contestants Canticle and wanted Leibowitz. TS. In 2008 they spotted the contestants Leibowitz and successfully got Canticle back. For one of the greatest literary sf books and hands down the greatest post-nuclear holocaust book ever. I won't argue, Canticle is on my list of...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 2706

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

This has been a rough few months for Cooperstown. Now it’s Hank Aaron. I saw him hit #701 in person. I was six years old. Watched the game on TV; pretty thrilling. Al Downing (who is still alive) will forever be linked with Aaron. Their relationship gets at least two hits in the archive. http://j-a...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 22, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021
Replies: 22
Views: 422

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2021

$7600 + correct FJ = a possible second-place finish. Not enough to prevent Brain's lock.

Anyone else find "Golden Crescent" to be possible negbait in Shapely Speech $2000? I had to think for a second to sort out which was SW Asia and which was SE.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1544

Re: Monday, January 18, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 4:42 pm

I don't think Donesh should've been negged as the two different measurements implied uneven in the clue. :|
I was expecting a BMS instead of an outright neg; I've often heard TV gymnastics commentators refer to them as the "uneven parallel bars".
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1675

Re: Friday, January 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And I don't know the capital of American Samoa. Using the old blonde joke, it must start with AS and I can finish the blanks to make a guess :). I only learned it because of Doonesbury -- Uncle Duke was governor of AS in a major story arc some decades ago. We come by knowledge via many routes.........
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 19, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1810

Re: Thursday, January 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I gave the only good neg - 1600 meters, which, if it were a distance commonly run, would really be the best "metric mile". And it makes sense...100 meters, 200 meters, 400 meters, 800 meters...what's next? Of course, I assume that it has to do with the track and how some races are staggered and oth...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/11/21 week
Replies: 26
Views: 547

Re: FJs for the 1/11/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Not a good FJ week. Latka for the dog and wound up feeling very silly. Though I guess we could make a case that Andy Kaufman has a space connection with Man on the Moon . Aware that a book about a hungry caterpillar exists but that's it. Didn't kno...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll
Replies: 40
Views: 1502

Re: Ken Jennings as a Host Poll

Bamaman wrote:
Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:06 am
I chose option #2. My actual feelings combine the first clause of that option and the second clause of option #3. I think he is doing well but I do want to see the other hosts.
Concur 100%
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4014

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This is the domain of TPH I've spent four years trying NOT to listen to Trump's voice... Maybe he will spend a couple of weeks as a guest host at Jeopardy. He's got the time, and he has game show experience from over a decade of hosting The Apprentice. I wonder if his habit of repeating adjectives ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 85
Views: 4014

Re: Monday, January 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On a scale of "Never Watch Again" to "Won't Affect My Viewing One Bit", Ken was absolutely at the far end of the "Won't Affect". I thought his pace was fine, and yes his voice is a bit high. That's easy enough to adjust if you want to put in the effort. My radio voice was deeper than my normal spea...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2486

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leander wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:05 pm
My FJ answer would be “that Russian dog whose name starts with L”. Couldn’t remember the rest of the name.
I started down the right path with "L", but wound up at the wrong destination with "Latka." Maybe someday we'll use satellites as taxis, but not today.
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 10, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/4/21 week
Replies: 20
Views: 746

Re: FJs for the 1/4/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Mon: Category plus title character telling someone about a great adventure led to Sancho Panza, maybe 51% confidence. Wed: Have seen WW, forgot the time period, never went there. Matched players with "1917". Thur: Needed astrological referen...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 191
Views: 9538

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I don’t know all the S&P rules but Ken hosting practice games while still a player is a little weird. Maybe not crossing a line but getting close to it. Hadn't heard that story; hope it may an urban legend. I think "little weird" may be an understatement, "a lot weird" more closely matches my react...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 92
Views: 3881

Re: Friday, January 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 10:56 pm
I second Bob’s motion. “From the Alex Trebek Studio, this...is...Jeopardy!.
Multiple thumbs up for that intro.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1765

Re: Thursday, January 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I had a nickel for every time I've ridden in a car with my dad or grandfather at the helm and asking, "How many do you think are dead there?" when passing the slew of visible tombstones... It was always good for a family chuckle, "All of them!" There was an old Kermit Schafer "blooper" album tha...