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by periwinkle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3304

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

I was even more impressed with Colby's identification of the "West Memphis 3." I've seen those documentaries, they're fascinating and I recognized the names - but Paradise Lost is over 20 years ago and I wasn't coming up with that tag for them so fast, especially because you had to connect West Mem...
by periwinkle
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3304

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

That Three Gorges DD was a killer (I've been near there - admittedly decades ago - and I had no idea what the clue was asking for). The Solomon DD was pretty difficult too. Both of them needed puzzling out, and Colby was so fantastic to watch as he did it. That whole DJ round was so good. Really tou...
by periwinkle
Sat Feb 23, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 104
Views: 4596

Re: Friday, February 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Emma Goldman was a near instaget because I saw Assassins last year. My husband took a little longer but figured it out from Ragtime - the assasination connection doesn't come up there, but her activism as an anarchist is a plot point and The Night Goldman Spoke at Union Square is a song. Even before...
by periwinkle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2287

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

The most interesting fact about the title of My Fair Lady is the often overlooked pun. The Cockney girl Eliza Doolittle learns to speak and live like a woman from an upper-class part of London - or as Eliza might say it at the beginning of the story, a " Myfair " lady... I always forgot about that....
by periwinkle
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2987

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

My funny guess of the night was "Liederkranz" for "Liebestraum." I've obviously spent too much time here. :D Though my answer was phonetically closer, I'd rather have said "Liederkranz" than "Lebensraum." :shock: That's what I got stuck on too. I didn't think it was right, but didn't realize till I...
by periwinkle
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 2836

Re: Thursday, January 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll grant that neither Molly Brown nor Virginia Woolf looked unlike that picture of Annie Sullivan, but the responses to that clue in Bio Picked made me laugh.... I thought it was more likely a picture of Helen Keller, as pictures of Annie Sullivan that are shown usually include her distinctive da...
by periwinkle
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2004

Re: Friday, February 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought Alex came off very rudely in saying to Rebecca that this was an easy clue because she got it. I did get it right away, but I was an English major and am familiar enough with the speech that ends Shrew to realize that this would be part of it. (If you know Kiss Me Kate, it's the speech that...
by periwinkle
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1910

Re: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request on the 'Checkers Speech'. I got it, but I thought the clue was confusingly worded. I had no problem with the clue but agree that it is a shaky clue at best. I've only heard of it as the "Checkers" speech, but why? It could have other labels. I think it will poll high and the contestant...
by periwinkle
Thu Feb 07, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2088

Re: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:32 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Who else shouted out "Who is BALZAC?" in the affronted tones of a River City matron?
Excuse me for living, but I've never read it. Or any of them other hifalutin' Greeks.
:D
I didn't get the answer, but as soon as it was given, I repeated it in Mayor Shinn's wife's booming voice.
by periwinkle
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 74
Views: 2836

Re: Thursday, January 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll grant that neither Molly Brown nor Virginia Woolf looked unlike that picture of Annie Sullivan, but the responses to that clue in Bio Picked made me laugh.... I thought it was more likely a picture of Helen Keller, as pictures of Annie Sullivan that are shown usually include her distinctive da...
by periwinkle
Tue Nov 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 2239

Re: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:13 am
I'd be happy to see any of these three win. Too bad Maya got FJ wrong, but hopefully she can climb back into contention.
Yes, all three of these young women are terrific and very impressive! I'm rooting for Maya, but any of them would be a great and well-deserved champion.
by periwinkle
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 4726

Re: Thursday, April 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Folded flag said military cemetery to me. I started with "Tomb of the Unknown Soldier," thought that was created later, some time after 1900, and then said, oh, Arlington Cemetery, confiscated from Lee right after the war I'd thought, but plausibly could have been the year before when they captured ...
by periwinkle
Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 76
Views: 7276

Re: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

You can add me to the Instagetters who live in DC-area Virginia. Phelps and Ledecky are very well known here as being from Maryland and they got a fair amount of coverage in the Washington Post in the run-up to the Olympics, and then tons of coverage during the Olympics. And we all got it when Phelp...
by periwinkle
Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 145
Views: 13539

Re: Friday, November 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Speaking of which, I didn't get FJ. I was stuck trying to think of English words that were philosophers' last names or vice versa, with Locke as the only answer I could muster. This is exactly what I was doing (I feel better than seaborgium was as well). The first names that occurred to me were Kie...
by periwinkle
Fri Nov 20, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 13332

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

jbreynolds wrote:
periwinkle wrote:the Count of Monte Crisco
"You'd like it. It's about a prison break."
:lol:

That typo was not on purpose, but I did see the movie this year for the first time (what was I waiting for? Such a great movie) and maybe it was subconscious.
by periwinkle
Fri Nov 20, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 13332

Re: Thursday, November 19, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I had CoMC - thought about Iron Mask, but since I wasn't sure if he ever took it off, and I knew the Count of Monte Crisco was imprisoned in a tower for a very long time, went with that. I actually read some of that Judy Blume book this year, decided it wasn't my cup of tea (I hadn't taken to her la...
by periwinkle
Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 120
Views: 11514

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/dd438/dhkendall/Untitled_zpsea6v9cvg.jpg Perfect! I don't recall that strip, but I wouldn't be surprised if it had been sitting in my unconscious the whole time, just waiting for Mitch to trigger the image. Time for a little random reveal here ... I knew about th...
by periwinkle
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 92
Views: 8411

Re: Tuesday, November 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I can sympathize with Alex (Trebek). I'm kind of puzzled what type of toilet paper roll holder would make a good signaling button substitute. The kind that collapses a bit with a spring inside to let you take it out and put it in. Isn't that most of them? So it's a thick cylinder where you can pres...
by periwinkle
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 13, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 116
Views: 9706

Re: Friday, November 13, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Yes, but I did wonder how people would know which one to guess. I knew because I could read the Hebrew, but my husband, who would have recognized Hebrew printing, is not familiar with the Hebrew cursive she used (which is fairly different from print) and guessed Arabic.