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by AFRET CMS
Sun Apr 11, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/5/21 week
Replies: 14
Views: 366

Re: FJs for the 4/5/21 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Don't know if he ever won an Emmy, but settled on Merv Griffin for Monday. Roosevelt on Tuesday. Buenos Aires and Santiago on Thursday. Was fairly comfortable with GW as the surveyor, since he was a Virginian and surveyed much of the state before W...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew The Flaming Lips' song was "Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots" It's too bad they discontinued 151. It was the strongest alcohol you could buy in California and I've gotten to make some special drinks with it. Too many people getting alcohol poisoning and suing the company I suppose. Allegedly,...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1258

Re: Thursday, April 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 12:22 am
Volante wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 11:57 pm
I'm now doubting it was Monorail, as the Simpsons was the J!6:
(the clue)
After he (temporarily) loses his job there, this "Simpsons" character sings, "Who Needs the Kwik-E-Mart?"
Spoiler
Who is Nahasapeemapetilon?
Spoiler
Be more specific.
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 11036

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Perhaps a very deep dive, but the name is iconic enough that it's conceivable it might pop up. Bombardier has announced that after 58 years of continuous production, Learjet production will cease before the end of 2021. https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/end-era-bombardi...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 129
Views: 11809

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Perhaps a very deep dive, but the name is iconic enough that it's conceivable it might pop up. Bombardier has announced that after 58 years of continuous production, Learjet production will cease before the end of 2021. https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/end-era-bombardie...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Wednesday, April 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would have missed Piper by saying Lear on the rebound. The name is Learjet (OK, fine, it's Bombardier Learjet), not Lear. Lear doesn't do airplanes. Ah, thanks. I think I was mixing something up. It's worth knowing there are two completely separate companies Lear and Learjet (subsidiary of Bombardi...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm embarrassed to admit I never made the connection between "cabin" and Air Force One. I made it as far as thinking, "Hmm, what if they don't mean a dwelling kind of cabin? Did any anyone take the oath while on a ship?" Didn't get to an aircraft, Remind me what your avatar means? :lol: The biplane...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Apr 07, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm embarrassed to admit I never made the connection between "cabin" and Air Force One. I made it as far as thinking, "Hmm, what if they don't mean a dwelling kind of cabin? Did any anyone take the oath while on a ship?" Didn't get to an aircraft, and wound up on TR. I have a disturbing image of a ...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Apr 05, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The one time I was in Colorado Springs was on the move with my family to CA in July and we spent an extra night there. We arrived in time in time for lunch and settled in at a diner. Just after our food arrived, a heavy thunder/hailstorm struck. It knocked out power, left the street looking like a ...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 751

Re: FJs for the 3/29/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Another week of 40% FJ, 100% on extra clues. That's several in the past the past eight or ten weeks; feel like I'm in a bit of a rut. Could say a lot about each of the clues and/or my answers -- but everything I could say has already been sa...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Apr 04, 2021 2:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

When I have a long drive I sometimes download Jeopardy onto my DirectTV app and listen in the car. I have done this with many Alex episodes and a few with Ken and never had any problem playing along by ear. I tried this last week with the first 2 Dr. Oz episodes and had to give up at the first comm...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought of Pikes Peak, in part because for two years I attended a small liberal arts school nestled at the foot of it. Also, at 14,115 feet, it's an eponymous landmark visible from probably a hundred miles to the east, aka Kansas. No. It's nearly 200 miles from Pikes Peak to the Kansas state line...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Apr 03, 2021 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

Huh, I didn't really like his intonation at all. I gave him a five. He wasn't terrible, just not good. I thought he was "OK" for the most part, but for some reason his intonation and timbre just seemed to start to grate on me by the end of each episode. His inflections just started to seem repetiti...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought of Pikes Peak, in part because for two years I attended a small liberal arts school nestled at the foot of it. Also, at 14,115 feet, it's an eponymous landmark visible from probably a hundred miles to the east, aka Kansas. No. It's nearly 200 miles from Pikes Peak to the Kansas state line...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1499

Re: Thursday, April 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seeing Emily introduced yesterday made me remember, apropos of nothing at all, meeting two young Americans at the US Navy base in Naples in the mid-70s. They both worked in Base Ops in the same office. One was an Air Force member whose last name was the same as Emily's; the other was a Navy technici...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1900

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Despite having drunk plenty of pints in my day...I'm apparently still unable to visualize them the right size. (Never mind that 'ordinal alcohol measurement' could only possibly be 'fifth') I dimly remember someone like W.C. Fields saying something on the order of, "I buy my liquor in quarts. You c...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Apr 01, 2021 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1900

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think of the response as a slogan more than a logo. Like Mark, no chance. Best I could come up with was Apple, which made no sense, except that I could see that an apple could have a bruise. The Apple logo was designed by Rob Janoff. You can have his "team" design you a logo if you have a spare $...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Mar 28, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/22/21 week
Replies: 14
Views: 461

Re: FJs for the 3/22/21 week

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

48 years for the Olympics interval.

Not a skier, but it's hard to grow up in Colorado without absorbing what schussing is. Or slaloming. Or moguls or sitzmarks or stem christies.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Mar 23, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2090

Re: Wednesday, March 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO "Lilly-Livered". :shock: The clue reminded me of an old "Wizard of Id" comic wherein the wizard and his wife have their coach stopped by a highwayman, who points his sword at the wizard and says, "Your money or your wife!" Wizard boots his wife out of the coach and speeds off. Robber hollers "C...
by AFRET CMS
Mon Mar 22, 2021 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/15/21 week
Replies: 34
Views: 843

Re: FJs for the 3/15/21 week

econgator wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:39 pm
AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:26 pm
Did not read "Cold Mountain," but saw the movie with Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, and Renee Zellweger.
Did you sit between Kidman and Zellweger?
Jude wouldn't let me. We didn't even get a group discount.
:)