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by Lefty
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?
Replies: 47
Views: 3237

Re: "Basic strategy" for Final Jeopardy wagering?

Edited to add: Bob Blake is quoted here saying that he can't remember why he bet so much but possibly it was because he was in search of a record. I still think it was probably an arithmetic mistake (even though he is an actuary by trade). He was going to set the 5-day record even if he wagered zer...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1817

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Pinto over Edsel here. Figured it was a car, but I always associate junky car with Pinto or if I'm feeling hipster, Chevette. The Edsel is in rather a different category of failure from the Pinto; it was a commercial or marketing failure rather than a piece of junk one was likely to die in. There w...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1817

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Pinto over Edsel here. Figured it was a car, but I always associate junky car with Pinto or if I'm feeling hipster, Chevette. The Edsel is in rather a different category of failure from the Pinto; it was a commercial or marketing failure rather than a piece of junk one was likely to die in. There w...
by Lefty
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/5/18 week
Replies: 26
Views: 957

Re: FJs for the 2/5/18 week

IMHO, The Right Stuff is an outstanding film and would certainly have been a far better choice for Best Picture in 1983 than the wretchedly insincere and manipulative Terms of Endearment . Reminds me of this FJ from 2002 (the ToC, in fact, which is why I chose to link to the game rather than simply...
by Lefty
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/5/18 week
Replies: 26
Views: 957

Re: FJs for the 2/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Played the FJ's from here, and if I was a bit deliberate on a couple, I will invoke Parkinson's Law. I read the Apology in school. As others have commented, "apology" then did not mean "I'm sorry". On the other hand, neither does it today. Had I miss...
by Lefty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 2516

Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Since we're having fun, how about a more serious attempt at useful poetry, based on the least amount of research possible. :) I've got just one to offer.... Higgledy Piggledy Catherine of Aragon Henry the Eighth found con- Venient to wed Irreconcilable differences parted them Cost her her crown but...
by Lefty
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 2516

Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

squarekara wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:45 pm
Breakup/Tower/Blade-goes-wham!/These don't help with an anagram.
Here is one anagram that has helped me keep the latter Catherines straight--"OW! (HER HEAD IN CART)".
by Lefty
Thu Feb 08, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3095

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:44 pm

Oh man. I get it now. But there's nothing in the clue telling you to look for heteronyms? Don't think I've seen one like this before

So then would Dad goes off (4) be
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POPS
Would be and is.
by Lefty
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2850

Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

While I am sensitive to the notion of being respectful to families who lost loved ones in 9/11, I think the rush from some quarters to remove all images of the Twin Towers from public view is misguided (such as how they were digitally removed from Home Alone 2 years after its production). I agree c...
by Lefty
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Cryptic Crosswords
Replies: 105
Views: 3095

Re: Cryptic Crosswords

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:54 pm
Pence invested in a religious group's points of view (7)

Where to begin?!
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Pence = Mike, VP, Veep. Rel. group=sect, cult. points of view = vistas?
I've seen this one recently. Is it from Harper's? Anyway...
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ASPECTS, "P" for "pence" inside A SECTS.
by Lefty
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/29/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 1010

Re: FJs for the 1/29/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: To paraphrase Mitch Hedberg, it's not that I haven't read Portrait of the Artist--that is, I haven't read it, but it isn't that I haven't. It was just that daVinci sounded so good I didn't worry about "mythology", wrong century, and not a character, probabl...
by Lefty
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1563

Re: Football Category Poll (2/1/18 SPOILERS)

This was a category where knowing too much football could actually harm your chances. For instance Tom Landry played 6 seasons for the New York Giants and was an assistant coach for them, it wasn't until I considered the dollar value of the clue that I thought it must be Cowboys. True, but as the d...
by Lefty
Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2991

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm new to this, so please be gentle. Is this a win for the strong form of Shore's conjecture?
by Lefty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 2513

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I copied Sara’s line of thinking in taking “jazz” in the clue to go too far back. Near the end of think time I was getting warmer as I thought of staying in the 1950s and that J! likes Ginsberg. It was Ginsberg who described Kerouac's style as "spontaneous bop prosody". The word "authors", though, ...
by Lefty
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1979

Re: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Ore-Ida is all righta!" or something along those lines... Something like that. I think it was more like "Ore-Ida? All right-a!" I recently read (I think in I, Gangster but perhaps it was in Hoodlums: New York or maybe Treasury Agent: The Inside Story though that seems particularly unlikely) an alt...
by Lefty
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS
Replies: 78
Views: 2112

Re: TD 366 - FOOD & DRINK - FINAL STANDINGS

I am in NYC, you know. When would be a good time to collect my prize? Anyway, thanks to Morbeedo for writing and running the game, and thanks to all the worthies I left slain on the field. The food brand I wanted to remember was Burt Ward (a/k/a Robin)'s "Gentle Giants", as I have often heard the ad...
by Lefty
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/22/18 week
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: FJs for the 1/22/18 week

Missed Novosibirsk, got the others.

I clicked "luck" on the Pippi Longstocking survey, but I like to think it was a case of making my own luck.
by Lefty
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1807

Re: Friday, January 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought the clue suggested a character who had a first and a last name, and "introduced" suggests she appeared in a series of books. Granted, there were only three in the Pippi series (not that I knew that before). I never read Pippi, but my third grade teacher read some stories to us. I remembere...
by Lefty
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 2125

Re: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Guess who is featured on Google's front page today?
by Lefty
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 2006

Re: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

rjaguar3 wrote:
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:27 pm
The subject of the Final Jeopardy! clue spoiled it in a Tuesday afternoon post (as I discovered when I saw the link below in my Facebook newsfeed). I believe I would have gotten it anyway.
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So...did you let them you that you watched, and got the question right?