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by Lefty
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 14
Views: 229

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In addition to the examples in Myron's link, in "How to Write", she writes "it is natural to suppose/ That a rose is a rose is a rose."
by Lefty
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 448

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I did think about ships first on Thursday, but it was clearly too late for the Golden Hind, and why would it be the Mayflower? I remember the Paul Simon thing well. I guess I'm also the right age to know Pac-Man but I was never...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1688

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not going to waste a poll request on it, but did most of you get The Member of the Wedding? I'd honestly never heard of it, but it has tons of Archive hits (albeit most back when the canon had a heavier focus on academic topics). It’s definitely Quiz Bowl knowledge for me. Your usual McCullers ...
by Lefty
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1688

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MDCSWildcats86 wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Had Stevie Wonder as a guess for FJ! based on a deep cut of his called "It's Wrong! (Apartheid)", which closes the same album that "Part Time Lover" was on.
Could make sense, depending on whether a "blacklist" is a good or a bad thing to be on.
by Lefty
Sun Oct 06, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2019

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Peter the accountant wrote:
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:56 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:03 pm
And now I have to go look up Rubaiyat and learn about that work thanks to several of you.
Aha! FitzGerald's paraphrase of the Rubaiyat is the source of:
A jug of wine, a loaf of bread, and thee.
'Thou', I believe. Rhymes with 'bough' and 'enow'.
by Lefty
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2019

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't say Rubaiyat because I thought it was right, but because it seemed "right enough" and 1001 Nights never crossed my mind. The category had me thinking literature solemn not fabulous. Anyway, not sure why you bring up RFB, since the most famous translation of Nights is his. ...While the most f...
by Lefty
Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Pretty sure I'd not have got "slim" without Whitman and even with it, i was rather impressed with myself. I also probably would not have got Chicago without "fire". I mean, I'm sure it was meant to be helpful but otherwise with "Chicago Hope" already out there I wouldn't have guessed there'd be anot...
by Lefty
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

And I've stared at the Degas statue in question at the Art Institute of Chicago enough that, after I convinced myself that Rodin could not possibly be the answer (his Burghers of Calais was a commissioned artwork, after all), I managed to come around to the correct answer. Rodin was my only other t...
by Lefty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/23/19 week
Replies: 42
Views: 1156

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I kicked Wednesday's around for a while, but the Hawaiian pantheon is rather a weakness of mine. Also, I was unaware of Kilauea's recent activities. I thought the description a bit overblown for Old Faithful, but figured Twain ...
by Lefty
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

They must have somebody else recite the "Days of Our Lives" opening these days, right? Still him, last I checked. They took out the "This is Macdonald Carey and these are the days of our lives" line, but otherwise it is pretty much unchanged from 40+ years ago. Remember when Socrates voiced this tr...
by Lefty
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1792

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was obviously not going to be the right answer, but I think Patrick Pearse would have been a respectable FJ response. I always liked his comment on the eve of the Easter Rising, "If we do nothing else, we shall rid Ireland of three bad poets" (i.e., himself plus two others who will never come up ...
by Lefty
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I liked my guess of MacDonald Carey for one of the three men before Marilyn Milian. They must have somebody else recite the "Days of Our Lives" opening these days, right? And you can star in a soap opera for a long time without your name becoming familiar to me. Relatedly, I didn't actually get Care...
by Lefty
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I had a vague feeling that Cathy Guisewite had come up sort of recently, but oh well. I wasn't going to get Bechdel or really any of the other three I missed (all but Singapore and Rocky). I was a bit uncomfortable about the latter due to the usual Oscars where-do-we-measure-from questions, but luck...
by Lefty
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

How could the Merrimack question have been the hardest? What did people answer for that, since Merrimack was already in the clue? I knew this one cold and moneyed it. Unfortunately I put down Alabama. Not sure why I was thinking of Alabama instead of Virginia, but I did. There was a rather fierce C...
by Lefty
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2610

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:24 pm


Stuft is for Taco Bell Burritos
And it's the Stuf that creme is made of.
by Lefty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks Alex for clarifying where to find the Andes Mountain. In South America. Good to know. In discussing the General San Martin statue on Central Park South, an Argentine once told me that every statue on earth of said person has him pointing toward the Andes. So that's another clue, if you're no...
by Lefty
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

I was 95% sure that Washington and Lincoln were the bookends, and since Jefferson is basically Washington with red hair, I figured that separating those two was the æsthetically obvious choice. I was torn because JRL seems more suggestive of a town name ('JoRaLemon', say), but fortunately, I guess, ...
by Lefty
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL82: LearnedLeague
Replies: 459
Views: 11667

Re: LL82: LearnedLeague

Harpers Ferry was my answer for the military compound so since my opponent was from Frederick, Maryland my only question was whether to zero or one it. Unless of course I was wrong, but I didn't expect to be. I overdefended the trout question. I thought "Sappho" was the gimme of the day. Probably to...
by Lefty
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1985

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said Ibsen, assuming the "peers" mentioned in the clue were fellow Scandinavians on the Nobel committee, which doesn't really make sense, since surely he would have gotten the Nobel if the Nobel committee people thought he should have. Well, had Peer Gynt been among them... I think Rodrigo deserv...
by Lefty
Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 31
Views: 885

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

I know the McArthur quote as "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away". He spoke both phrases. First he quoted the old barracks ballad, then announced his plan to emulate its hero. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: A good start. I was far from sure ...