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by Lefty
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3623

Re: Friday, April 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How often does AOC come up on J! anyway? ;) I'm somewhat surprised she hasn't yet, though more so that she has not yet in LL. This aged terribly. Yes, it looks like I walked into a trap there. Btw, it might be fun one of these weeks to write five FJ clues each asking for Fahrenheit 451. Or maybe as...
by Lefty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

Re: AOC ruins James's true daily double

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:12 pm


How often does AOC come up on J! anyway? ;)
I'm somewhat surprised she hasn't yet, though more so that she has not yet in LL.
by Lefty
Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 1958

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

This played the hardest for me, but I think I had a stupid night. Scored 40 and without going in too deep I'll mention that I read "Madagascar" twice for Mozambique twice, and so I answered Mauritius, because it seems more famous than Comoros, maybe because of the dodo bird. On the bright side, I no...
by Lefty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP Charles Van Doren
Replies: 7
Views: 563

Re: RIP Charles Van Doren

Olivia Jade Giannulli (better known as "Lori Loughlin's daughter") also apparently flew too high on borrowed wings.
by Lefty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2729

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

It's well established that in the NYC area they are pronounced differently and elsewhere they aren't. This made that question very difficult for us Yankees. I'm surprised a writing staff like Jeopardy's would use a question that completely depends on your accent. Well, they do suggest you take the ...
by Lefty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I kinda admire the "I have a profession that involves me giving devastating news to people so game show stuff doesn't matter even though I post regularly on a game show forum" angle. Not as much as the "You're witnessing history, so lie back and think of England" angle, but definitely more than the...
by Lefty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the surface, this was an easy FJ. But to solve involves combining a fact from 6th or 7th grade history with a skill from 3rd grade arithmetic, and how near in the brain do those two areas lie? My nominee for "overvalued" was Montana-->North Dakota-->? for $2000. Those are huge states, and they're...
by Lefty
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2729

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

Scored 45 playing from animal instinct off Sherder's video. Wrote Kendrick for Lamar, switched from Pacific because the other properties seemed closer to the Atlantic, peacock for the bird, an even longer but wronger show instead of Everybody Loves Raymond, and Marriage of Figaro having not thought ...
by Lefty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 3910

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:31 am

Where the tracker stands:
SpoilerShow
May 2019 teacher
College Dhruv
7x: Josh, Ryan, Kyle
6x: Rob
5x: James, Alan, Steven, Gilbert, Rachel
#12 Eric
#13 Anneke
#14 Lindsey
#15 Dave
Alternate Jonathan
This may all have to wait till after the postultimate tournament of champions.
by Lefty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success
Replies: 11
Views: 733

Re: The connection between a quiz bowl background and J! success

I'd like to have done quiz bowl, but isn't it one of those things you have to keep your grades up for?
by Lefty
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2750

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

42, my worst miss being Hugo for Dumas, next worst was startup for bankroll, while my best miss was Standard for Chevron. Red Dead Redemption was a no-chancer, so was Billions, and Dick, Wicked, and DreamWorks would all have been lucky guesses had I made them. I took the test for real, having found ...
by Lefty
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/1/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: FJs for the 4/1/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( It took me about 45 seconds to come up with Berlin and Bern. I wasn't doing it live, the adrenalin wasn't flowing, and my approach was rather scattershot. When I thought to think of the 4-letter capitals, the first one to spring to mind was ...
by Lefty
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tonight you can bet on Final Jeopardy
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Tonight you can bet on Final Jeopardy

I wonder who "Not that Brady" references. Marcia, I suppose. Remember how much she dragged her team down in the "Battle of the Network Stars"? She was actually walking by the end of the race.

Sorry, Marcia. Just trying to be objective. My proposal still stands.
by Lefty
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1733

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They weren't music legends, but the Sultan of Swat (Babe Ruth, in 1948) and Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi, in 1956) also passed away on Aug. 16. robert johnson as well but not music legends? not sure how you can honestly say they arent De gustibus non est disputandum , and the Babe did once win top pr...
by Lefty
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1733

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if first names only would have been sufficient for FJ elvis for sure...doubtful for franklin I wondered this as well - and of course we'll never know - but I do think an answer of "Elvis and Aretha" would have been accepted. (I think of them as equally iconic musical first names) On this p...
by Lefty
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1514

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Funny that in a game featuring a whole category of them that the word "portmanteau" appears only in a different category to mislabel "supermax".
by Lefty
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/25/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 626

Re: FJs for the 3/25/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Friday's "last line" seemed too saccharine to be Twain but I did consider Fauntleroy and Black Beauty before settling on Peter Rabbit. Easter seems to come late this year. When they do ask what book ends "But Flopsy, Mopsy, and...
by Lefty
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1903

Re: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, actually there are two versions up at Gutenberg. In THE ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO , by C. Collodi (pseudonym of Carlo Lorenzini), translated from the Italian by Carol Della Chiesa, it's "And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy!”, while at Pinocchio: The Tale of a Puppet by Carlo Co...
by Lefty
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1903

Re: Friday, March 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The version up at Gutenberg ends with these words: "And how happy I am, now that I have become a real boy!” Had they used that translation, I do think I'd have got it (of course, they may not then have asked).

But seriously, you can be a well-behaved little boy, or you can be a real boy. But both?!
by Lefty
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 317
Views: 9553

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I climbed into the promotion zone from fjordB on day 24, but to echo Tom Landry, the season ended at the wrong time. Yesterday, I figured "art" was out on the art question, since the word was in the clue, so I went with paintings. This wasn't entirely a joke answer, as it occurred to me that the guy...