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by AFRET CMS
Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 419

Re: FJs for the 6/10/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :cry: First five-for-five on FJ clues in quite a while. Then I batted .333 on the extra clues. My three favorite ViewMaster shows were a two-disk set showing scenes from Disneyland not long after opening, a two-disk set of the Brussel...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

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

No way I could have gotten to "sin tax" even with extra time. I think that's the correct syntax for the phrase.
by AFRET CMS
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 27956

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

I realize that it may not be as obvious as I thought, so please forgive the belated post. I retired from the U.S. Air Force as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9) before embarking on a post-military career. This is the only place I use that nom de board; possibly because that section of my biography was o...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:38 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)

The FJ! category had me run all 26 to make sure I knew them all. While doing that I tried looking for connections that would make a clue such as tango with foxtrot or charlie & victor. I also told myself during the break to check first five and last five if it was a wide open search. romeo, juliet ...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I find MarkBarrett's recaps valuable whether or not I've seen the episode. He frequently comments on a strategic consideration that I hadn't noticed. Also, if I've watched a few episodes back to back before reading the JBoard threads, the recaps are a good reminder of which episode was which. I nor...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8223

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Third (pardon my ignorance): what the hell is "Kip" Marlowe? I' know who Marlowe was, read some of his work in college, even came up with "Who was Marlowe?" for this FJ. Is "Kip" some nickname I've just never heard of? Was Marlowe, unbeknownst to us, secretly Kenyan? And what's up with including th...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Previous J! contestants: Did you track money in real time?

I looked at the scoreboard only during pauses in the game -- daily doubles and commercials. Probably should have paid more attention toward the end of the DJ round; in one of my games I might have rung in on a low-confidence clue if the answer would have put me ahead and a miss wouldn't have affecte...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/4/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 800

Re: FJs for the 3/4/19 week

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

Had "pushback" and came up with an amendment total of 34. Nicely done homage to the 35th anniversary.
by AFRET CMS
Mon Mar 04, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3255

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was an incredible Final Jeopardy clue, especially considering this tournament and situation, maybe even one of the best in the history of the show, taking situation into account. Agreed, this was a great FJ. Took me about 20 seconds to get it. 8-) Louie Louie would've been a great joke answer....
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/25/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 940

Re: FJs for the 2/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Missed with "Gentle Revolution," but I liked Ike for one response and was correct with 1952. Had no response to "Tiger, Tiger" despite all three angles listed. Got "save the date," but have also heard it termed "hold the date," which meets the 4-3-4 criterio...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3324

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

For Pangea, would my response of ‘landmass’ have prompted a BMS? I’ve never heard the term supercontinent before that is what i went with I think "landmass" is definitely too vague -- some definitions of the term include islands -- and that at least "continent" would be required (although Pangea is...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3088

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... but I'd say Vanna White really has it made. All she really does is have to look nice and touch the letters to light them up. Not to mention her job is completely unnecessary to the format of the game. But can you imagine the crushing anxiety, going to bed every night wondering if the next day w...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 3324

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

I'm devastated that Team Julia has been eliminated as they were one of my favorite teams. They were just unlucky with the clues and with the fact that they were up against some very tough competitors in Team Austin and Team Ken. Not devastated, but disappointed -- Julia, Seth, and Ben are on my lis...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3088

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... but I'd say Vanna White really has it made. All she really does is have to look nice and touch the letters to light them up. Not to mention her job is completely unnecessary to the format of the game. But can you imagine the crushing anxiety, going to bed every night wondering if the next day w...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3088

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:51 am
econgator wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:26 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 10:06 pm
Rembrandt is a last name.
First name.
Dutch season!
Rembrandt season!
Dutch season!
BANG!
by AFRET CMS
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/18/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 874

Re: FJs for the 2/18/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( Got Somalia, didn't make the transcontinental trek to Senegal in time. Might have gotten Goldman if I'd been thinking Czolgosz; for some reason Guiteau popped into my head so I wasn't thinking anarchy. Like several others have posted, "Ragtime" is on the lis...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2913

Re: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, Larissa is still an absolute beast. Had Somalia immediately, but couldn't think of another 7-letter country on the west side. Glad I picked Larissa as a member of my fantasy team. Love watching her play; she has an outstanding competitive instinct and the better her opponents, the steelier sh...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: $0 FJ Wager Poll
Replies: 46
Views: 1965

Re: $0 FJ Wager Poll

Magna wrote:
Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:19 pm
Maybe a combination of question plus comment/joke.
Yes -- it's not an either/or. Or the right answer phrased weirdly -- e.g., for Aviation Disasters, "How many were Hindenburg?"
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2252

Re: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Look that up in your Funk & Wagnall's. Not only do I get this reference, I had a set of Funk & Wagnall's when I was in school. Damn, I'm old... :lol: So am I. We got our set one volume at a time, once a week, as a supermarket promo premium. Same here...was it a Kroger's? 8-) It was in my early teen...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Feb 22, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2888

Re: Wednesday, February 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This tournament is going to be a lot of fun. I've been kind of "meh" about the whole thing, mainly because I can't see the general audience even noticing the format change or remembering the contestants well. My intuition is always wrong, so it's probably a raging ratings success. Some viewers may ...