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by Lefty
Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7339

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Out with my customary whimper, finishing on the wronger side of a 2(2)-3(2). Of the four Alcott girls, Amy is the only one that isn't (probably) a nickname. I wonder if that was meant to be important. I didn't think so. Still, I can't complain about a last-chance one-in-four shot on a clue with thre...
by Lefty
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 979

Re: Wednesday, September 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else hear Lisa pronounce Edward Murrow's name as "Morrow?" I was expecting a reversal for that. I thought I heard "Morrow" too. That’s what I heard too, but I’m sort of ok letting it go; it’s a pretty fine distinction. OTOH, maybe Alex should have asked her to repeat it. They seem both t...
by Lefty
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7339

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

The "happiness" clue was the clincher for me, but I was leaning toward Bonheur already because both paintings were unfamiliar. I think I've picked up more about Morisot because she's often covered with the other impressionists. I was a bit annoyed not to have been zeroed on Hell's Kitchen (given my ...
by Lefty
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1498

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Tiramisù was invented in this country." "What is it?" "Correct!" That's awesome. On further thought, I wouldn't really like to expand the list of acceptable two-letter abbreviations, mainly due to the scribble issue. State postal codes are troublesome enough; I can remember cases where I felt a co...
by Lefty
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1148

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:43 pm
For FJ I actually put Cabrini down first and then switched it to Montessori.
My mother went to school with Cabrini, though not home, because Cabrini had already gone home.
by Lefty
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1498

Re: Tuesday, September 22, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There should be no controversy with respect to Tyler, but there should be a controversy with regard to Reshima. Are abbreviations no longer being accepted? That is a good question. What history has "th" for "Thailand" have, pre- internet codes? I think internet codes deserve as much respect as stat...
by Lefty
Mon Sep 21, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1148

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:16 pm

Spoiler for Friday's FJ
what the "dome" was in Rime of the Ancient Mariner. :roll: at me.
(not much of a spoiler for Friday, but maybe very slightly)
It's sort of the epigraph to Citizen Kane, just after the opening newsreel segment, I think. Then if you glide to the end, another little trivia flower will bloom.
by Lefty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1614

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeff6286 wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:39 pm
Lady Gaga had a song called Judas in 2011, a likely reason for that bump even if the name still barely registered.
There may be the germ of an FJ there.
by Lefty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1614

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There were two Jameses? Yep. Also two Judases but for some reason they didn't BMS Judas. It's strange that people don't seem to name their kids Judas lately. I've cribbed the paragraph below from everything-birthday.com (here's the link if you want to see for yourself). I apologize for its poor pun...
by Lefty
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/14/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 380

Re: FJs for the 9/14/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: --- I'd be happy if the show didn't regard "Berry" and "Barry" as homophones. My memory, though, is that it does, so, bad ruling. I was pretty confident about Rivera, though I didn't know either of the other two name...
by Lefty
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7339

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 5:33 pm
for the chemical compound named for a town, I went straight to Epsom (for Epsom salts) and never gave it a second thought.
You may commiserate with a lady named Harris.
by Lefty
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7339

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

It is up now; went up sometime between 3:15 and 3:30 Eastern.
by Lefty
Thu Aug 20, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 332
Views: 7339

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

What time do the new questions typically get posted? I've seen them as early as shortly after 2 AM (ET) and as late as 3:30, but usually in the 2:30-3:00 range. It seems to me that while 2 AM Eastern used to be the typical time for the new day's questions, these days it is just about 3 AM. Probably...
by Lefty
Thu Aug 13, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 13, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 662

Re: Monday, May 13, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good game. Can’t wait until tomorrow to see who wins. I've got a good feeling about Eric. It's my understanding that very often the player in a distant third comes back to win the whole thing. That's right, especially because first and second place have to guard against each other. I remember readi...
by Lefty
Thu Aug 13, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Dan Melia on Win Ben Stein’s Money
Replies: 3
Views: 536

Re: Dan Melia on Win Ben Stein’s Money

I'll say it. During Dan's original Jeopardy run, I felt I was watching an old man. Watching him just now, he seemed like a cherub.
by Lefty
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4244
Views: 590501

Re: Reretaken Down

There are a lot of positions I don’t get voting for. Why do we elect a sheriff but not the police chief? Or vote for a coroner. The coroner is a partisan position here. Does one’s political views effect how you judge a cause of death? Do candidates for coroner get out there and campaign? Shaking ha...
by Lefty
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 1252

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2002 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember reading somewhere where Frank thought and thought afterward and concluded that he simply had never heard of Kim Philby. I first knew of him from his obit in the New York Times. I later read "My Secret War" which was a waste of time (for me) and 48¢ (of mine). He implausibly claims not to ...
by Lefty
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/27/20 celebrity reruns week
Replies: 15
Views: 693

Re: FJs for the 7/27/20 celebrity reruns week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Almost certainly had not seen all these shows but probably had seen at least one. What I find interesting about this week's results is that we're currently running at 57% getting all 5 correct, yet I ...
by Lefty
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/20/20 rerun week
Replies: 20
Views: 1081

Re: FJs for the 7/20/20 rerun week

Saw them all, and got all the FJs this time. First time around, I'd have included the incorrect day of the week, and I had no idea about Delaware. Wasserstein was the one playwright I knew then but I could have added the others this time. I remember Alex saying (some early season) that each year (in...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3226

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 1984 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I watched this game, I thought the trick was to figure which day of the week.

Would have been a tough way to lose.