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by Lefty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 664

Re: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Keats owes Rebecca $27,400: Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never b...
by Lefty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 664

Re: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Keats owes Rebecca $27,400: Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold, And many goodly states and kingdoms seen; Round many western islands have I been Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-brow'd Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never b...
by Lefty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/9/18 week
Replies: 19
Views: 387

Re: FJs for the 7/9/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Camelot was my only thought for the Jackie question. "The first recorded use of camel as a color name in English was in 1916", says Wikipedia. I think I've heard of Grey Gardens, but not as anything in particular. I clicked "read Jaws...
by Lefty
Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1271

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It sounds incredible, but Evelyn Wood readers can read "Jaws" in 41 minutes*. Reading the book's opening line, I'm surprised Benchley didn't include something like "have faith in the Jets, my son. Remember the great Namath."





* But...why would they want to?
by Lefty
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 982

Re: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ugh, I went with The Wiz for FJ. 0/3 this week. Is there anything wrong with that answer? I sure don't see it. Edit: Ok, I guess what's wrong is that "Wicked" is based on Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West , and "The Wiz" has nothing to do with that book. Still, I think "ins...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/2/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 579

Re: FJs for the 7/2/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: When I noticed all three players were wrong Tuesday, I guessed I was too, but I was surprised none of them missed with Poland. I was nervous about the Netherlands because of Anne Frank. Give me any word, and I'll tell you what ...
by Lefty
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I broke a mini-slide on the last day to finish at +4 in Fjord A with 111 TCA; I believe my best scores in both departments. Perhaps this is the turning point of my life. I noticed that many seemed to struggle with Ebony vs. Jet but to name a magazine the latter while the former is available would be...
by Lefty
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I see that some of you thought this was a bad clue but I thought it was possible to pin it down. Uncle Tom's Cabin was widely read even outside of the US; Queen Victoria famously was reported to have wept while reading it. Vincent Van Gogh was a big admirer too, as revealed in some of his letters t...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Had a breakeven week with three ties, slightly outdefended by my opponents overall. Still, I assured myself of a winning record for the season, for the first time in A as far as I recall. Toughest miss was on the Ed Sheeran question, as in the end I had it down to him and Sam Smith. I guessed though...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/25/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 537

Re: FJs for the 6/25/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Oh, that sonnet. I thought some of the rhyming words pointed to Othello. Vienna and 1791, plus the likelihood of "died young", pointed me to Mozart. London and the notion that "poisoning" was the recent conventional wisdom were noise I was a...
by Lefty
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1423

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ah, so peach was the key word. I thought the Masters was older than that though. But nothing else came to mind, so that's a get. A key word, though its importance escaped me first time around. Wasn't nearly necessary, though, because what sport is played among lots of trees, and of its big annual e...
by Lefty
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1423

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ah, so peach was the key word. I thought the Masters was older than that though. But nothing else came to mind, so that's a get. A key word, though its importance escaped me first time around. Wasn't nearly necessary, though, because what sport is played among lots of trees, and of its big annual e...
by Lefty
Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/18/18 week
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: FJs for the 6/18/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I knew Dick Stuart as "Dr. Strangeglove" from my father. However, he also misattributed "I'm in the twilight of a mediocre career" to Stuart, when it was actually spoken by Frank Sullivan . The remoteness of Perth ties i...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I had a pretty successful week, but I did blow a golden chance to beat a smart person on Tuesday by blanking on "Citizens United". Granted, current events is my worst category but I have used "citizens united" as a search term for clearing out my email inbox. I also reversed the meanings of cryogeni...
by Lefty
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 2440

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I instagot Truman. Five seconds later... "No! No! It's Dewey!" Me too (I almost said "+1" so as not to say "me too", but only almost). But for Truman to have done such a thing goes against everything I've ever read about the campaign, and of course, most reporters were surprised by the result. Diff...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

When I saw the dates the first two names that popped into my head were Navratilova and Evert. Rereading the question it became clear the "duo" meant a doubles team. I couldn't remember who Martina's doubles partner was, but felt pretty confident that she was a more dominant doubles player than Chri...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 815

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Libra was my first instinct; at least, my immediate gut reaction upon laboriously recalling the twelve signs. Then though, perhaps in reaction to an oversophisticated miss in LL earlier, I decided to go with the simpler-seeming Gemini; maybe the knot was the umbilical cord. I don't know about confid...
by Lefty
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

I think I vaguely knew Weber as a maker of musical instruments from my time playing baritone horn in junior high, but since we didn't have piano, maybe not and it was a lucky guess. I was annoyed at only tying despite outanswering, because why on earth should my opponent have threed me on Neufchatel...
by Lefty
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2318

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

After ABC broke in I checked the other channels and all had regular programming going. It's always ABC that thinks they have to be heroes and break in for no good reason. The Archive has the game filled in so you can see what you missed. ****** booboo9921: I did not enjoy the year of playing the tr...
by Lefty
Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 374
Views: 10722

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Would it be allowable to do a search on an opponent on Match Day to get a better feel for defense? With the usual caveats, it is allowable. I draw the line at hiring a private detective. If I'd thought of Saran wrap I'd have gone with it, but Tupperware was the first thought I thought promising, an...