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by Lefty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2780

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Calling Season 35 an "anniversary season" in the sense that it somehow marked a 35th anniversary is a little like calling your wedding day your first anniversary Or in today's annoying fashion, your "one-year anniversary". Game shows typically call milestone seasons (ending in 5 or 0) "anniversarie...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 1902

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Add my good wishes to everyone else's. Multiply, if that's allowed.
by Lefty
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2127

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had never heard of Carle, either. I've never heard of Carle either. I'm another who didn't know who Carle is Seriously? None of you remember the Eric Carle museum category earlier this season? :roll: Why wouldn't I be serious? Too bad the author has never made an impression on me. And I don't rem...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1120

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Arabian Sea. I know a Kamran from Iran. Maybe that was why. I guessed Hotel California quickly thanks to my dim memory of Grammy lists (the album came out in 1976, but the award-winning title-track single not till 1977. So a be...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2127

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My only guess for FJ was Caldecott, though I figured that I would be in the wrong time period. I can't say that I have ever heard of the challengers' response. Well, if anybody was ever worthy. I had never heard of Carle, either. I did guess Sendak and my only other thought was Richard Scarry (who ...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/15/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 568

Re: FJs for the 7/15/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Read the Lottery in school, read Devil in a Blue Dress and guessed its setting correctly though I had thought it was New Orleans. I was probably confusing "Easy Rawlins" with "Big Easy/Nawlins". I was nowhere near the right ...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1657

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mrs Penguin and I both figured FJ was referring to the Compleat Angler guy, but neither of us could pull his name. I made it from there all the way to the first name (Isaak) but whiffed the surname with Singer realizing too late. Doubtful I could've gotten to the right surname... At least Isaac Bas...
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1657

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Philliesfan02 wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:27 pm
Got this fj in about 10 seconds. Walton was the first 1600s author to come to mind, then I remembered his most famous book, and I know an angler is a fish.
There is the anglerfish, but I'm guessing Walton's title employed the "fisherman" sense of the word. Otherwise, who was he writing for?
by Lefty
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2088

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And don't forget Charles (I couldn't find it yesterday).
by Lefty
Sun Jul 14, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 679

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Of course there were the Minnesota North Stars, but I was still uncertain till I remembered that Alaska is "north to the future". I never watched Murphy Brown and was not particularly aware of a revival but I do remember...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1544

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

I remember sneakers in New York, tennis shoes in Chicago. Unrelatedly, the 70's "burn", "what a burn" "I got burned" bit was big in Chi but not New York. And "Fonzie is dead" was a hot rumor in New York but not Chicago (or at least, not in the suburb where I lived). Anyway, I agree "sneakers" was a ...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1752

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

only leonidas i have heard of is a filipino poker player (toto) with that as his surname There's also Leonidas of Rhodes, hero of four Olympic meetings. Pheidippides was the only other name that came to my mind, but he was at best a border-line hero and Marathon was a plain. Yes, a sad bet from thi...
by Lefty
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/24/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1100

Re: FJs for the 6/24/19 week

Robert K S wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:21 pm
Lefty wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:13 am
I use my hands to lift my feet into position
If there's YouTube video out there of somebody getting into lotus without using their hands, I don't want to see it.
Ok, I won't link that one but another that might make you feel better. Columbo cries "UNCLE" (from about 36:10).
by Lefty
Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1735

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

I was sure the answer was "makeshift" but I didn't write it down (mentally, that is. I generally don't bother with pen and paper though sometimes) because it was temporarily locked out of my brain, while all I could think of was "jerry-built", which I might have amended to "jerry-rigged" as more nau...
by Lefty
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders
Replies: 211
Views: 34499

Re: Trivia about Trivia: Obscure Record Holders

I'm not sure if it's known who is the youngest ever regular play Jeopardy! contestant is, but this morning, I watched the Season 14 Premier on Netflix and Atish Choudhury revealed he was 18. You must be at least 18 in order to be a regular play contestant. The subject of FJ died on June 25, 1997, a...
by Lefty
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/24/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1100

Re: FJs for the 6/24/19 week

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 12:55 pm
Lefty wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:13 am
Never heard of "criss cross applesauce" till this week.
Just how old are you?
I'm at that awkward in-between age.
by Lefty
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/24/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1100

Re: FJs for the 6/24/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( UN, Cuzco. 9/10 on TT FJs. Slightly less trouble than typing it myself, but mostly it feels better. Speaking of which, I think I can just about manage the lotus position, though I use my hands to lift my feet into position. But if th...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16478

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I thought marshmallows a natural food for dragons. I stumbled with Morisot on the art question. I guessed it was about the irony of not being appreciated at home till she'd had some recognition abroad. Instead, it was the reverse of the "prophet is without honor" theme. Mainly I stopped thinking abo...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 25, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 445
Views: 16478

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Looking now at some images of Ritter Sport products, it seems moderately likely that I've seen it. I had an "aha" moment of sorts when I noticed it was Q word, blank, S word, and figured the middle word must start with "r", and so "racquets". I"m glad I stuck with "pentagon" after missing with it la...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1885

Re: Monday, June 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought Exponents had been extinct since 2004.