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by Lefty
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week
Replies: 30
Views: 445

Re: The GREATEST OF ALL TIME FJs for the 1/13/20 week

:mrgreen: :( Marc Antony was my rather dumb guess on the Shakespeare clue. Brutus would have been a much better try from the same play. I blurted out my answer quickly, though, thinking I remembered it from somewhere, but either it was a different trivia question or maybe I was also wrong that other...
by Lefty
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 66
Views: 2680

Re: Thursday, January 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Beatles alert! I was just thinking this past week, "Huh, no Beatles clues for a LONG time on J!, and I figured that should be a J! favorite." Maybe they milked all the clues? Maybe it's too bimodal - either really easy trivia that everyone knows, or stupidly obscure facts? Too much of a "trivia cir...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 11, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/6/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 942

Re: FJs for the 1/6/20 week

Lost a long post. Damn it. :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I wasn't sure how to answer regarding Monday's FJ, because I feel I did solve it correctly; I just didn't give the right answer. I was very proud to have connected "rational mind" to "clockwork orange" and m...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20
Replies: 18
Views: 699

Re: FJ!s for THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME 1/7-1/9/20

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: Went with the Federalists over the D-R's because for some reason I thought the D-R's history was counted with the Democrats. I'm sure I learned that in school, but at some later point I learned different. I got Ang Lee and was going f...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3737

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Fogey is spelled wrong by the writers. Merriam-Webster approves of the "fogy" spelling. (In fact, they say "fogey" is a less common variant.) "Fogy" is far ahead in google matches (I'm not saying this is dispositive, but work with me here), but when paired with "old" (as it usually is), "fogey" tak...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/30/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 707

Re: FJs for the 12/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Somehow I had formed the idea that 'Birdseye' is the answer whenever frozen/TV dinners arise in a trivia context. Had heard of neither Puth nor Platten. I'd have got Saginaw with a Simon and Garfunkel reference (rather than Madonna). ...
by Lefty
Sat Jan 04, 2020 3:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 727
Views: 120699

Re: J! in the Media

It would have been a fun little story to tell about what happened in Game 2 and I am surprised they didn’t. We've been teased twice now in this thread, can you please elaborate? I can't be the only boardie who's been snipe hunting multiple times, lol... J! Archive has the second game of the Trebek ...
by Lefty
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2331

Re: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I counted "unique" as right for DD1 because I can't see why it is wrong. If someone can tease it out, I'll mark it wrong. I counted it as a "no harm, no foul" at first, but I think I'm giving myself credit. I looked it up in Merriam's Thesaurus online, and it goes both ways in terms of synonyms, an...
by Lefty
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1597

Re: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Woof wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:22 am
Straightforward FJ today. My only hesitation was in classifying Papa as a 1950s person since I associate him more with the ‘30s.
I guess they took the category name from the date of the New Yorker profile.
by Lefty
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1597

Re: Monday, December 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

By the way, even if you're not a Hemingway fan, and I'm mostly not, his A Moveable Feast is a funny, moving, non-fictional (purportedly) account of his time in Paris with authors like F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gertrude Stein. It's an easy read and a fairly painless way to acquire a lot of Jeopardy!-a...
by Lefty
Sun Dec 29, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/23/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 726

Re: FJs for the 12/23/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I considered impressionist and Modern Art (1901, right, so maybe January 1 12:01 am?) but settled on cubist. I agree that "Style" of painting was a better choice than "type". And I may be a bad loser, but I am very skeptical ab...
by Lefty
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 75
Views: 2549

Re: Monday, December 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Some Sporcle quizzes accept just "Colossus". Doesn't mean Jeopardy would or should, but I'm too lazy to research that history.

The Scrumpdiddlyumptious bar seems to have lacked the staying power of Everlasting Gobstoppers, but I do remember when it was sold in the store.
by Lefty
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/16/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 809

Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

Scots pine; I knew it was likely something associated with Christmas, but couldn't think of anything. I don't think of holly as a tree, even though Harry Potter's wand is made of holly. I can't see anything wrong with Scots pine as an answer. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgre...
by Lefty
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1899

Re: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Sat Dec 21, 2019 2:46 am

... African Queen, that's a boat on a river... Nahh.. Time's up.
The likelihood of The African Queen as a response made me somewhat surprised they ran with this FJ. I thought about posting to that effect the other night, but I didn't wish to introduce anything off-color into the thread.
by Lefty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1899

Re: Friday, December 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Years ago, when Swoosie Kurtz's father died, I felt sorry that the NY Times obit section failed to write the headline "Mistah Kurtz--he dead". Maybe another paper took their chance but I wonder how widely his death was reported.
by Lefty
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15539

Re: LL83: Learned League

I was surprised at the 53% get rate on St. Lucia, but then noticed they gave the Capital, which was probably the pathway for the rote memory geographers. Per seaborgium's shout-out, I only got it because of Ironhorse's contribution, and got the 3 for it to boot! I thought the Suzuki clue was fantas...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 449
Views: 15539

Re: LL83: Learned League

A momentous day in the Pruss-Knobel household: cmp146 and I play each other in both the public Magnolia A and private JBoard rundles. :roll: Love triumphs over all. Loser gets to pack lunches tomorrow. Even in losing, I win: the kids have lunches provided at school today. HA! For Q1, I knew it was ...
by Lefty
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2699

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

I thought the Larch was a Dr. Seuss creature. I did think of Yew as English (longbow and all), but they'd more likely have used that on St. Crispin's Day.
by Lefty
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Useless Sports Trivia only One Person On This Board Cares About, but Feels is Relevant for Jeopardy Even Though It Isn't
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Useless Sports Trivia only One Person On This Board Cares About, but Feels is Relevant for Jeopardy Even Though It I

Lou PIniella was the first man to be thrown out for the cycle in a game. Horace Clarke broke up three ninth inning no-hitters in one month. Ken Holtzman's signature is the only one on my 1970s baseball glove to endure to this day (others included Bruce Sutter's, Rick Reuschels, Bill Buckner's, Ray B...
by Lefty
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2699

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

Isn't holly more often seen just outside the home? Still, I thought it was a fun clue, if not particularly well-pinned. I guess they'd have had to accept Scots Pine.

Curious what is the preemptor. Some impeachment thing?