Search found 758 matches

by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/14/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 412

Re: FJs for the 1/14/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Regis Philbin never entered my mind, and wouldn't have if I had had 30 days instead of 30 seconds. WAGged Bill O'Reilly just to put something down. Probably should have gotten Longfellow, but for some reason I always place him about 5...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 410 - Iowa (Final results)
Replies: 27
Views: 771

Re: TD 410 - Iowa (Q1-Q9 revealed)

Dang. Never have seen an episode of "Survivor" and am only vaguely aware of its existence. Should have dropped it instead of going with what turned out to be fanfic my daughter used to follow and talk about.
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/7/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 592

Re: FJs for the 1/7/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Felt like a bad week; didn't actually know it went better than I thought until I did the poll. Have to admit Bartok was a SWAG -- didn't know he wrote the piece, but knew his first name was "Bela" so the "Hungarian" specification led ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 12, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1784

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The wagers!! Moderately surprised at the FJ misses. Surrealist paintings look a little crazy —> who’s a very famous doctor to crazy people —> Freud. QED. :geek: I got there in 30 seconds, but I needed at least 20. Having the word Doctor in the clue might have helped. I had to go back and look at th...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1214

Re: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

“Thanks to the Corleone family”? What the what? (I instagot the clue like the contestants, I just don’t get Alex’s parenthetical) Alex likes movies such as The Godfather Part II and it's not unlike the host to have brought in a film in his quip about a FJ! clue that was dealing with actual events. ...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3539
Views: 352970

Re: Reretaken Down

Even my wife, whose family is rife with Eagles fans, expressed the opinion that the game would have been better had the Eagles' 2-point attempt been ruled to have scored and then the Bears didn't miss the FG. As an aside, those who poo-poo the concept of "icing" the kicker may have to rethink that ...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1317

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ruling on "mulch" instead of "compost"? Was that one that had to start with C (or Co)? I forget. I was trying to decide between 'air drop' and 'air lift' (settled on air drop) because...well...technically they were dropping supplies into, not lifting them out of, Berlin... True, but the process of ...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1276

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From October: One more for Blarney Stone. I need to move Stone of Scone closer to the front of my mental rolodex. LOL, hi there 3rd Daily Double. Not even gonna embarrass myself by revealing what I guessed today. I missed on it last time with Blarney. But I thought I heard Alex pronounce it exactly...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1079

Re: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ clue is a little suspect in that there are two actresses with two Best Actress nominations before reaching 25: Jennifer Lawrence and Saoirse Ronan. Jennifer was about 22 when she got her second nomination and Saoirse was 24 - so it's technically correct but confusing because they don't usua...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Dec 30, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/24/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 652

Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

A downright turble week. Went with Malta and King in the FJ misses with Rowling as a big forehead slap. Knew Perkins, but couldn't pull her name out in time, and had no clue about Snopes. Sigh.
by AFRET CMS
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 988

Re: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fj wanted an island in between Italy and Africa so I went with Malta. Yup -- Sicily seemed like too-tempting negbait, so I also went with Malta. Hate it when I outthink myself. Wikipedia cites a book by Carmel Cassar stating, "In 255 BC, the Romans raided Malta during the First Punic War, devastati...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/17/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 703

Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Matched one of the contestants with "Jupiter Symphony." Though I've seen the film version of "Amadeus," it's been many years. Got Loki due to the shape-shifting. Actually heard "don't judge a man until you've walked a mile in h...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/10/18 week
Replies: 31
Views: 1154

Re: FJs for the 12/10/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Knew about North Pole, Colorado, but unfamiliar with Santa Claus, Indiana.

Entered the sweepstakes based on "what the heck, it's easy and free and requires no skill or effort on my part."
by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't know why I know ANYTHING about Kipling. Courtesy of my eighth-grade English teacher: "Do you like Kipling?" "I don't know. I don't think I've ever kippled." The greeting card that made that famous used to be in the Guinness Book of World Records as the most sold--6 million copies, I think. ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1771

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

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:58 am
Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:56 am


--Peter <== 2nd rate Trekkie not woke enough to call himself a Trekker.
Just don't go to any cosplay conventions as a redshirt!
It's OK to go as a Cardassian. But don't try it as a Kardashian. That would be worse than redshirting.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 9:44 pm

I don't know why I know ANYTHING about Kipling.
Courtesy of my eighth-grade English teacher:

"Do you like Kipling?"

"I don't know. I don't think I've ever kippled."
by AFRET CMS
Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1771

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

Not at all versed in Star Trek lore, but know there are Romulans, so.. How does an alien race have a history drawing on Roman mythology, anyway??... :roll: Never explained in canon, as far as I know, but the thinking is that those are just the human names for those races and planets. From what I re...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Dec 13, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3539
Views: 352970

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 AFRET CMS
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/3/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 791

Re: FJs for the 12/3/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Fortunately, all of the FJs either happened make sense with a reasonable guess or to fall into the random of assortment of things that I know for some reason without really knowing I know them. Have seen "This Week" very occasi...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1706

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

I'm usually excited to learn new things but tonight I learned the correct pronunciation of "Quixotic" and continued ignorance would be preferred. I was [very mildly] surprised that Alex didn't take the pedantism opportunity to say, "We were looking for 'key-HOTE-tic" but we'll accept that." Had an ...