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by Lefty
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3500
Views: 343376

Re: Reretaken Down

Is this the thread for Alex Trebek stuff? I just saw in my facebook feed.
by Lefty
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 43
Views: 904

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

This is my 13th LL season...but for the first time ever, I sit at the top of a rundle after a 6(4)-1(1) opening day win for LL79. I know it won't last...but seeing my name at the top of the list...and seeing my flag represented on the main page for rundle leaders after the first day...feels great. ...
by Lefty
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 880

Re: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have to say it was very fair of the show to use this FJ in a winner-take-all round.
by Lefty
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?
Replies: 35
Views: 1181

Re: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?

I voted yes. At any rate, I think it's a better use of a spot than the Teachers' Tourney champ (who also have got used to dumbed down material). As some have here noted, the winners are sometimes pretty good. The rest can study.
by Lefty
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/5/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 613

Re: FJs for the 11/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: No real idea on Tuesday, but V1 seemed to have that buzz. On Wednesday I was about 70% confident it was Evan Hansen Something or Something Evan Hansen, but I couldn't come up with the right something. The show had been brought to my m...
by Lefty
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 995

Re: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I liked an old FJ that asked what calendar date saw the greatest sales of avocados each year.

Btw, I just noticed that Cinco de Mayo is antipodal to Guy Fawkes day. Good scheduling.
by Lefty
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/29/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 610

Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: The picture of the ballbarrow just about matched my mind's-eye image, but it didn't give me any clue as to what they were asking for (name nor product). I don't think of vacuum cleaners as sophisticated but then I've never been much o...
by Lefty
Sun Oct 28, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/22/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 741

Re: FJs for the 10/22/18 week

Got all but Zymase. I do wonder why they didn't instead write a clue asking for Zymurgy? It's a later entry for one thing, and "from aardvark to zymurgy" is a familiar phrase, as witness episode 55 of "My Name's McGooley, What's Yours?" in 1967.
by Lefty
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm astounded that two players didn't take note of the "two word" stipulation on the FJ! clue. They did say "the" and "an". I checked wikipedia to see if the oriole was any other state's bird (to strengthen the argument hinted at above), but nope. I wonder if either or both players had heard (as wa...
by Lefty
Wed Oct 24, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1765

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bloemfontein came up in an FJ in the fairly early days of the Trebek era; first decade, I would guess. Something like "Of South Africa's three capitals, the one in the geographic middle of the country". I'm pretty sure I posted something similar here after the 2017 game, as it seems the sort of thin...
by Lefty
Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/15/18 week
Replies: 37
Views: 903

Re: FJs for the 10/15/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Tombaugh and underworld were equally helpful. Peter Pan is supercanonical, so I got to Tinker Bell very quickly. I didn't know she was two words, but I think I knew there is no "e" at the end. I knew Little Sorrel was Stonewall...
by Lefty
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1563

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

billiej wrote:
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:28 pm


I said salve as well. Then I wasn't sure if it would be counted correct since it didn't really fit the hint of "You're the balm (bomb)." I've never heard anyone say someone was [something that sounds kinda like salve].
Salvy I have been called, but never simply the salve.
by Lefty
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1162

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'd always assumed "Brigadoon" was a play on "rigadoon", not that I ever thought about it much, or knew what a "rigadoon" was (it's a baroque dance of Provençal French origin, popular in Louis XIV's day).
by Lefty
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1336

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Solomon was the first name to pop into my head, but Moses was second, which was good enough. Mosaic law, you know. I wonder if the similarity of "Solomon" to "Solon" quietly nudged some people that way.
by Lefty
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 866

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I voted "confused" on the hyphenate question, though I was confused only briefly (well, fairly briefly). Though Daniel Day-Lewis is an enormously incorrect response, it's a tough one to get out of one's head once in. In any case, I did, remembering "Good Will Hunt...
by Lefty
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1263

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Liquid gold. Spartan Sprite. Euboean Yuban.
by Lefty
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/24/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 9/24/18 week

I had been reading about it the day before, so I answered Look Back in Anger . At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do. I never read Pygmalion , but I saw the 1938 film adaptation. I don't recall if that line was included. Perhaps a bit obscure for FJ today, but I do recall it coming up once...
by Lefty
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/24/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 968

Re: FJs for the 9/24/18 week

15/15 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I played all the FJ's from here. Friday's meshes with this one, which didn't really allow for Alex to do an impression, though he did indulge himself a bit before the reveal. I don't know whether all aired normally here or not, so anyone who watches from NYC may v...
by Lefty
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 395 - KIRSTEN DUNST (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 41
Views: 3779

Re: TD 395 - KIRSTEN DUNST (FIRST 14 Q REVEALED)

After answering "Anita Jones" I wondered if maybe it was Alyssa, but I told myself Alyssa wasn't such a popular name in those days. But who names their kid Anissa? No wonder she turned to drugs. I guess I should just have said "Jones", Ken Jennings-style but I'm hoping this way the name sticks till ...
by Lefty
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 395 - KIRSTEN DUNST (FINAL RESULTS)
Replies: 41
Views: 3779

Re: TD 395 - KIRSTEN DUNST (FIRST 8 Q REVEALED)

I don't see why Buonarroti was not accepted. You did say just last name was ok?