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by Lefty
Sun May 20, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 501

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

Elijah Baley wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:46 pm
(And Asta shows up as a clue in his own right with some regularity).
And in crosswords, as an answer.
by Lefty
Sat May 19, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/14/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 501

Re: FJs for the 5/14/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Don't know if I'd have guessed shark. Most likely wouldn't have rung in. I clicked "yes" on the psiataca survey, though I actually said sciatacap after flirting with phump and phunch. Lumbago I knew only as an early misdiagnosi...
by Lefty
Sat May 19, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 29
Views: 1014

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

To be fair, those represent only 17% of his total postings hitherto.
by Lefty
Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1220

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm
"Pine" was what gave it to me.
"Ribbed" made me think of Trojan.
by Lefty
Sun May 13, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/7/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: FJs for the 5/7/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I figured out Fargo in about a day. My ultimately successful path was to try to think of every city in every state.
by Lefty
Sat May 05, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/30/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 650

Re: FJs for the 4/30/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :? :mrgreen: I guessed "Just One More Thing" over "Oh, One More Thing" because "Oh" seemed too insignificant a word to appear in the title, plus the comma is inelegant, but I think "One More Thing" would have made for a better title and a b...
by Lefty
Fri May 04, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 2060

Re: Thursday, May 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am shocked, shocked that nobody got FJ. That film has been referenced in dozens of clues on the show over the years. I could see someone guessing a more recent nonexistent film like Baghdad or Kabul (or even Aleppo .) So are you "shocked, shocked" or actually shocked? Anyway, the Thanksgiving rel...
by Lefty
Tue May 01, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1610

Re: Monday, April 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

THE B.G.s $1000: This Georgia signer of the Declaration of Independence was as cute as a small clothing fastener Alexandra: Who is Button? Alex: Button Gwinnett, yes. The judges took away the $1000 after the break because the last name was required, but did not penalize for an incorrect response. F...
by Lefty
Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1407

Re: Thursday, April 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Reminiscent of this fiasco, which resulted in Frank's being brought back. Frank admitted on the old Sony board that "Ruth Cleveland" would have been smarter but that he had fixated on the minimalist approach to J! responses. Since Alex had stated on air, after seeing Frank's answer, that they needed...
by Lefty
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/9/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 738

Re: FJs for the 4/9/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I had Challenger Deep somewhere in the Mariana Trench of my mind, but it wasn't coming to the surface within thirty seconds. On further thought, I wonder if today's college student would be expected to name more than the two sh...
by Lefty
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1466

Re: Friday, April 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I misunderstood the clue to mean only one State was named for a woman and Virginia was the first to come to mind so I didn’t spend any time trying to think of another state. Oh, well. I was about to post that the clue was miswritten but perhaps intentionally, for the sake of clarity. But maybe not.
by Lefty
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1620

Re: Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Chopin is the Marie Curie of music, and he wrote "Pray for the Dead and the Dead Will Pray for You".
by Lefty
Sat Mar 31, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16132

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I would probably have long forgotten "fire and fury" by now (I struggle even to remember whether it is "covfefe" or "cofveve", for crying out loud), except for that Red Skull caption and my curiosity then as to whether it was authentic (it wasn't). I did just avoid relegation from A, despite droppin...
by Lefty
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16132

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I knew Cloaca as a high-end synonym for sewer, but did not know its precise meaning, so a miss. I zeroed my opponent for BCR (sensed he'd been around a while, strong in pop music, and went to school in Michigan) but only because White Russian seemed possible to miss if you stopped reading the clue a...
by Lefty
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread
Replies: 498
Views: 16132

Re: LearnedLeague 76 - Official Thread

I wonder if anyone said "Forsyt h e," and if they got credit. At first I thought maybe that was why its get rate was as low as it was, but I felt like we'd see a lot more moneyed wrong answers for that question if that were the case. I said Forsythe and it was counted. The name "Forsythe" is often ...
by Lefty
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/12/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1095

Re: FJs for the 3/12/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :(
:( :mrgreen: :(

Switzerland Thursday, and Sphinx to Friday's dumb clue. I admit Minotaur makes more sense.
by Lefty
Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 2239

Re: Friday, March 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm a bit bitter about this miss. I switched from Cerberus due to "both ears" (according to Hesiod, btw, Cerberus has fifty heads; people just gradually seemed to settle on three). Had the writers not made an "it" of him, I'd at least have avoided the Sphinx trap.

The Minotaur simply escaped me.
by Lefty
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 1432

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Teen), March 15, 2018

Jeopardy never tells what a passing score is, however past experience tells us that 35 correct is enough for an audition. How long they take until inviting the lucky few (chosen from among those who pass) depends on the audition location and date. Sometimes as little as a few weeks, sometimes a few...
by Lefty
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2280

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Paris seems like a nice guy, but that movie was creepy to me. It's close between the Oompa Loompas and the flying monkeys of Oz as to what movie characters I've been most spooked by. Some website today, CNN maybe, had a link to a story about what all the Willy Wonka cast were up to. Dated, though; ...
by Lefty
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 2280

Re: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Insta on FJ because I remembered The Fountainhead is considerably less than 1,000 pages in just about any regular format. Atlas Shrugged has a chapter about a radio broadcast that feels like it's 1,000 pages all on its own. I didn't know how long Fountainhead was, but I had a vague feeling that Atl...