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by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 15, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/10/18 week
Replies: 17
Views: 174

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: 29
Views: 759

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: 1110

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: 29
Views: 759

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: 1110

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: 3512
Views: 347165

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: 498

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: 1352

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 ...
by AFRET CMS
Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3123
Views: 255692

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats. Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief. Maybe I didn't think it was short for anything, and was a completely different name entirely. Twelvefootboy makes some great points; some nicknames are YEKIOYD. I...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1231

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Remember the old orange and cream uniforms? They did not inspire fear in their opponents. Laughter, maybe... The problem wasn't those uniforms, the problem was their performance for most of the seasons they were in those uniforms. Possibly apocryphal, but based on those performances, then-coach Joh...
by AFRET CMS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:59 pm
So you can make all the worst picks and still go to Antarctica.
First prize is a one-week vacation in Antarctica. Second prize is a two-week vacation in Antarctica.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

Not sure how the format will work out, but I'm going with Julia, Ben, and Marissa. My analysis consisted of 10% hunch and 90% closing my eyes and pointing.
by AFRET CMS
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The crisis in TDs
Replies: 30
Views: 1199

Re: The crisis in TDs

I know I am not the only person who has noticed that interest in our board's Think Different games has declined severely in just the past few months. These games are great fun, and as a frequent author, I don't understand why participation has dropped. Are we making the games too tough? Too easy? T...
by AFRET CMS
Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 617

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: McDormand was a coulda, woulda, shoulda headslapper very obvious in retrospect. Wouldn't have gotten Andrew without several days of thought; would have probably been about my 9th guess as I worked through the list. I remember when I f...
by AFRET CMS
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Do the CCs tell the contestants anything about how to say the category names? I think I remember someone on the board saying that it's full name first time, shorten it thereafter. No, but they do tell you not to say "same category." I remember both of those from my auditions: full category name fir...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1580

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As a personal side note, my wife DID outrank me and I had to salute her every time she administered the oath at each of my reenlistment ceremonies. I was a Staff Sergeant (E-5) when I married her while she was a Captain (O-3). I retired as a Chief Master Sergeant (E-9), and she's a retired Lieutena...
by AFRET CMS
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1059

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:43 pm
Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:11 pm
What the hell with that FJ category? No offense to Catholic viewers but that seems a little too specific for FJ.
I'll be checking off today's Final Jeopardy as correct and I've only set foot in churches for weddings and funerals.
Should we be surprised Andrew was familiar to Andy?
by AFRET CMS
Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1580

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those board members with Navy experience the miss on the rank for the 2-striper would be a good time not to have a drink in the mouth. I got confused because, with an Air Force background, the word "stripes" sent me to enlisted ranks. I'm familiar with the insignia the clue is talking about, bu...
by AFRET CMS
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 484

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

$9200 worth of trash going into FJ, would have wagered 3201 to cover a potential double from J. Got FJ right with Hawthorne and would have finished with $12,401.

Bridget was out of contention, so that strategy assumes I was in second place with leader Dylan betting to cover my double instead of J's.
by AFRET CMS
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Re: TD 404 - Not Found (Q9-Q10 and FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1131

Re: TD 404 - Not Found (Q's Available)

clt013 wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:38 am
morbeedo wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:54 am
SenseiCAY wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:39 am
Only 14 players with one day to go - get those entries in!
That’s too low! Shameful!
Unfortunately it's starting to look like a trend as 402 & 403 only had 17 entries each.
Don't know if I should complain. I think it's the first time in two years I've had consecutive top-20 finishes.