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by AFRET CMS
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/21/2020 (SPOILERS)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Missed none, three clams. $10,300. Prefer to discuss here with the poll; more convenient than bouncing back and forth. The only one I got that is polling less than 50% was DIA, but that's because of my backgroun...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 624

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Yes on: Iago, Aspen, Maxwell, Welk No on everything else. I associate Arcadia with Canada, Longfellow & Evangeline, and Louisiana. But Greece? After watching the tournament, I think I know about more how TPH feels daily. I can't tell if your Arcadia comment is a joke, so apologies if it is and you ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Alex Has Been Asked
Replies: 6
Views: 529

What Alex Has Been Asked

We previously had a thread about "What Would You Ask Alex?" prior to the GOAT tournament, noting that AT frequently gets repetitive questions and therefore has stock answers. Now that the tournament is over, I thought it might be interesting if some who have attended tapings share some of his common...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 31
Views: 624

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

Yes on: Iago, Aspen, Maxwell, Welk

No on everything else.

I associate Arcadia with Canada, Longfellow & Evangeline, and Louisiana. But Greece?

After watching the tournament, I think I know about more how TPH feels daily.
by AFRET CMS
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 470

Re: FJs for the 1/13/20 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: ( :mrgreen: + :mrgreen: ) Not a good week, for a variety of silly reasons. Did OK with Exodus and A Wrinkle in Time (read the book when it was still on the bestseller list). Went WAY afield with Devon Island -- even though I spent two consecutive s...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2965

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Sat Jan 18, 2020 6:01 am
Headslap moment of the night: blurting out "dulcinea" for the "sweet," hammered musical instrument. Doh!
In your defense, if I recall correctly, she did drink wine. Don't know if it was enough to be considered hammered, though.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/16/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 10
Views: 541

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/16/2020 (SPOILERS)

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Seven correct for $7200, four clams, one incorrect for -$600 = $6600 on TSs. Got all three DDs.
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2965

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had Panama City down for FJ right from the start, but did have some minor reservations. For some reason my mental image always has Central America oriented more north-south than it actually is. Often the case where macrogeography doesn't line up with microgeography. I know I was a little startled...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2965

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think I caught whatever the challengers had through my TV, reading "easternmost" and thinking "westernmost." And then I got that wrong, naming San Salvador because it belongs to the only Central American country with no Caribbean coastline. (That portion of coastline, however, is more east-west t...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1791

Re: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Given the hint of " colorful class of small, dim stars," brown dwarf and white dwarf were not good guesses. Were either of those the correct response, the writers would have chosen a different adjective. In the recent past, a "colorful" school was Brown University, and a "colorful" stone was browns...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1917

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, with most cable/fiber optic/satellite companies offering their own DVRs, and the elimination of VCRs, it's back to either "record", or occasionally "DVR", so DVR should now be on the tip of the tongue for a modern TV recording device, not TiVo. My mom used to say that she would "tape" somethin...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/6/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 981

Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Had "Ronaldo," was going to count it as incorrect since I was thinking of the wrong Ronaldo -- but the judges accepted it on stage so I'm going to take it. Gotta keep brushing up on geography and capitals. Read Catch-22, saw th...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20
Replies: 18
Views: 719

Re: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: Matched Brad with astronomer Hale instead of Shoemaker -- forehead slap. Had Whigs immediately, then dithered for a moment about Federalists before settling on Democratic-Republicans. Didn't think of Ang Lee at all; the only director I could come up with ...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1547

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They also figure prominently in long-running Canadian TV series, "Murdoch Mysteries." From Wikipedia: "Murdoch Mysteries is a Canadian television drama series that premiered on Citytv on January 20, 2008 and currently airs on CBC Television. The series is based on characters from the Detective Murdo...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5222

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In part 1, Alex said they started writing before he finished reading the clue. Is this really possible? Does this mean contestants have more than 30 seconds to write their answers? I don't suspect this would often be of any consequence, but would be good to know. [Wobbles cane and speaks in creaky ...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jan 09, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 808

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 1/8/2020 (SPOILERS)

:( :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Six clams, eight correct, one wrong. Missed "bison" by blurting "buffalo" before correcting it, but I think I would have been ruled incorrect before I had the chance to fix it. Wound up with $8800 ($...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5684

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I did not like hearing whom I had believed to had been the host of the program presenting what I had believed to had been a certain clue for one of its game involving a certain word I would describe as "profane" (its spelling was similar to this one: " witchin' ") and did not like the music for the...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1948

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My wife predicted Karen's demise tonight during the intro when she saw her red jacket. My wife hates red and is convinced it's bad luck when people wear it. So let that be a lesson for you Jeopardy! hopefuls out there. :lol: I wore red for my first appearance, and it worked out OK. Of course, that ...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5684

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've been holding very low expectations for this event and have found it impossible to develop a rooting interest. I hope it's able to get some ratings, for the sake of the show (I guess). Maybe James has paid attention to criticism about interrupting Alex on his correct responses and is more watch...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1948

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I played the FJ off the "clue of the day" this morning. Figured it had to be a soccer player to have a large international following (though I did consider Nadal and Federer), and wrote down "Ronaldo" with zero confidence. When I looked it up, it turns out there are so many soccer players with Ronal...