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by AFRET CMS
Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1271

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lately many of the games have been uninspiring. I’m glad to finally see a repeat winner but who would think Hearst was a Hungarian? When his descendant Patty Hearst was kidnapped much was made of her pedigree. I got Pulitzer instantly but that quote is a whole lot of nothing. In defense of those wh...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1391

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Questions & Answers for $1,600 felt like a dreaded game of "Guess the Synonym". I matched neither the contestants nor the writers with "vow". Anyone else misfire on that one? I have heard the oath given as "swear or attest" and that's what I said. Can hardly believe that would have been negged. Jud...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 443 - Hoops... (Final results)
Replies: 32
Views: 1013

Re: TD 443 - Hoops... (Q1-Q11 revealed)

From first to thirteenth in just three questions..... sigh. That's what happens when a missed question adds points to the biggest sheep of the game and the next two answers are sheep.... another sigh. But my miss was a singleton, so at least there's that.....
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1381

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was confident in Saskatchewan but not sure which direction to go from there. I guessed right this time. Similar. Knew Saskatchewan had to be one since it's the middle prairie province, and thought Alberta would be too tempting as negbait since it's western. I thought the writers might have been c...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1552

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was the TOM for "Magi" on Masters of Art for $200? That whole category seemed extremely difficult. "Adoration" pointed to something worshipful, probably related to the nativity (the chorus from "O, Come, All Ye Faithful" popped into my mind as soon as I saw the clue), and "trio" led me to the ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/23/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 638

Re: FJs for the 3/23/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Started the week with a bang and ended with a whimper. Had "Mexico, Honduras, and Belize" for the Yucatan. Knew Belize was on the peninsula, and was misled into thinking Belize and Honduras were both there because of Belize's previous...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 29, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2158

Re: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I unfortunately reasoned the reverse way, thinking that Truman was probably the negbait since TV was pretty well established in households by the late forties. I knew the first broadcast station had been in operation since even before FDR's first election, and that sporting events and news programs...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Mar 28, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2158

Re: Friday, March 27, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's a chestnut that FDR was the first president to appear on television, so I figured he must be the trap response and went one president later. I unfortunately reasoned the reverse way, thinking that Truman was probably the negbait since TV was pretty well established in households by the late fo...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1793

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

WHAT AN IDIOM! for $200: "It doesn't affect me adversely, so it's "No skin" from here". Accepted response: "off my nose". My response: "off my back". I assume this is just a regional difference? I'd think so. I'd also imagine that "commissioning" would be an acceptable alternative response for "pro...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/16/20 week
Replies: 35
Views: 964

Re: FJs for the 3/16/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

My darn emotional support chicken cost me a perfecto for the week. At least I know what's on the dinner table tomorrow night.
by AFRET CMS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1994

Re: Wednesday, March 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It took me a beat to come up with the literal translation of “cul-de-sac” and I needed another minute to come up with “Bag End” The pangolin is one of my favorite animals! And it may not be well known, but pangolins can be found on Cul de Sac.... https://www.gocomics.com/culdesac/2010/09/13 https:/...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Intermittent forum errors
Replies: 5
Views: 453

Re: Intermittent forum errors

Your "intermittent ghost the twelvefootboy" routine is working perfectly :lol:. You may want to tweak the sensitivity as several of my posts are getting through. It may be managed by the same software company that supports the Kevin Detector on our local traffic light system. There were two or thre...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Mar 17, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2452

Re: Monday, March 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've always understood the rule on Jeopardy to be that you are not penalized if you fix a grammatical error for example by changing Singin to singing but you are in trouble if you drop a g, such as changing Waiting for Godot to Waitin' for Godot. Heaven Help me if I ever get on the show and Final J...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 15, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/9/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1699

Re: FJs for the 3/9/20 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Went with Egypt as one of the two countries; knew India had a small percentage but didn't calculate that the small percentage of a huge population would be that big. Blanked on Mary Poppins and went down the My Fair Lady path. No clue on the...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 5268

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BEFORE & AFTER $1200: Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist’s test for visual acuity Waseem: Slant eye exam. What is slant eye exam? :o Dewi then had to rebound with the correct side eye exam. I had evil eye test which is probably acceptable. FWIW, I have heard "evil eye" and ...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 5268

Re: Thursday, March 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BEFORE & AFTER $1200: Current slang term for a scornful glance at the optometrist’s test for visual acuity The FJ! clue had me swing a miss as I did 1964 to My Fair Lady and wrote Rex Harrison. Fortunately, that was only one strike and as soon as I finished writing I knew who to switch to for a sur...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 441 - Vermont (Final Standings)
Replies: 36
Views: 5578

Re: TD 441 - Vermont (Q7-Q8 Revealed)

threearruda wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:34 am

AFRET CMS (The Bangles - though I have enjoyed many a Bangles song)
Dang. Guess when I walk "this way," I gotta stop doing it like an Egyptian.....
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 08, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/2/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 5267

Re: FJs for the 3/2/20 week

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

Have not seen Moana, and even though it occurred to me I dismissed it thinking it was an older movie.

I joined the group associating the cherry tree legend with Washington Irving.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 167
Views: 40723

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Mick Mulvaney is out as White House Acting Chief of Staff, after serving as "acting" for just over a year. Mark Meadows, a North Carolina congressman, will become the 4th Chief of Staff in the Trump tenure.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Mar 07, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 9574

Re: Friday, March 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The director of the 2017 film Thor: Ragnarok , Taika Waititi, is half Maori, not Tahitian. New Zealand is one-third the width of the Pacific away from Tahiti (seven and a half hours by air), but since it's still probably the closest major land mass, and Maori and Tahitians had common Polynesian anc...