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by Ryan
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 16, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10069

Re: Monday, January 16, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

StevenH wrote:I have never laughed as hard at an incorrect answer as I did at Mike's response of "donkey" in the J! round. That might get on Youtube.
It is on the front page of Reddit right now. (Click here, but be warned that the discussion gets pretty crass, not surprisingly.)
by Ryan
Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 8078

Re: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Did they have to retape part of the FJ reveal? Or did they splice in the correction at the point just afterwards where the camera switches from Sunny to Alex? If so, it's pretty seamless. Well, I guess it wasn't that complicated, though it took them a few more minutes to figure out what to do than ...
by Ryan
Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 8078

Re: Monday, October 31, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

And again today when he mentioned that the champion would have "two weeks" on account of the ToC. In fact, I'm guessing they proceeded to tape the next game only a short while later that day. You are correct. They did do a full day of taping on September 21. The midweek ToC start threw Alex after S...
by Ryan
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 7502

Re: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

I came up with Cape Horn immediately, but then was thrown by the clue saying it was named after a Dutch birthplace. I had always thought it was named for its shape.
by Ryan
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7690

Re: Thursday, October 27, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

I actually didn't realize during the taping that she had bet for the tie. Had I realized it at that time, I would have slept just fine afterwards. There was no way that I was going to make an irrational wager hoping that another player would do the same. Another impressive game, Gabor. A lot of wag...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

The FJ discussion interests me. We're supposed to get this from Princeton, right? That's how I got it, but reading the thread is making me wonder how strong the connection between Fitzgerald and Princeton is. The Princeton thing was a total red herring for me. I got it because of the year, age of d...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

"State's Rights" had to be left over from Kids Week. Easy 5/5 run for me. Yeah, I was amazed that the state to the right of Nebraska was a triple-stumper. Yeah, Gabor, how did you not know that? ;) I am not so surprised that I had a colossal brain fart at some point in the game. I can't explain the...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

The tape date was September 20. Regarding the Hugh Grant neg: I had to go to IMDB to see why the image of Hugh Grant in period clothes popped into my head. And sure enough, Hugh Grant played the male lead in Sense and Sensibility, which was released the same year as Pride and Prejudice. So that does...
by Ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Well, that was so fun to watch. I'm relieved that I didn't have parsley in my teeth or something else embarrassing. Here are my fairly disjointed thoughts: Congrats again, Gabor, on a great game. I didn't realize how streaky the game was until tonight, even though Alex mentioned something about it a...
by Ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 8188

Re: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Congrats again, Bigbor! That was a great game for you and Ryan both. FJ was pretty straightforward, I thought. Enjoyed the boards overall. To my nonexistent shame, the whole Dreamboats category was cake. I have a few relatives who are going to disown me for missing Rob Pattinson. So much for all th...
by Ryan
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7740

Re: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap and Discussion(Spoil

And, amazed that I'm the first to bring this up, especially so late (but I didn't watch Monday's tape until today), but I'm positive Lisa said "Mt. St. Hele n for the second clue in the game, and was expecting a score reversal that never came. Can others back me up on this? I thought so, as well, b...
by Ryan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7740

Re: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap and Discussion(Spoil

Let me revise my FJ story. Just before Phoenix was revealed as the correct response, I leaned over and whispered, "Seattle?" to Gabor. But I did it to mess with his head. Yeah, that's the ticket.

(I might as well have said Toronto.)
by Ryan
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 7740

Re: Monday, October 24, 2011 Game Recap and Discussion(Spoil

My solve for the FJ clue was not textbook, but it worked in less than 10 seconds. L.A., San Diego, Chicago, NYC, Philly, and the three in Texas were all quick strikeouts. Instead of trying to figure out what I was missing in the top 10 I gave up. Starting in the west like I often do I went to state...
by Ryan
Sat Oct 22, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 5932

Re: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

i wondered about jay's "siesta fiesta"—to me, it looked like he rang in, said "ooh ..." and just before time ran out, said "siesta fiesta", and only after time expired added "what is". alex gave it to him, but if he'd said "siesta fiesta" right away without the right phrasing, wouldn't he have been...
by Ryan
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 5932

Re: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Maggie spent all morning of our tape day (for next week's shows) singing "Balaji" to the tune of "Honesty" by Billy Joel. So guess what song I can't get out of my head. :)

I also wonder if Alex would have been tripped up if Wednesday's Biolo"G" category had been used during Balaji's game.
by Ryan
Sun Oct 16, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 6151

Re: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Ah. True. I thought I remembered the wording as more directly implying landlocked. I guess I latched onto the War of the Pacific and didn't think much more about it. Makes a bit more sense now. I take it back. Reading the text in the weekly poll, it's clearly implying the country is landlocked sinc...
by Ryan
Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 33
Views: 6151

Re: Friday, October 14, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Sorry to see you lose, Katie, but nice little run. How did the two of you think that Brazil and Venezuela are landlocked? I know, I know, it's tough up there, but they've got an awful lot of coastline between them. I got hung up on the first half of the clue for about the first 20 seconds ("This na...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8917

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else wonder what the proper names were of the Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan attractions at Disneyland? They are technically known as the Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh and Peter Pan's Flight. I hesitated on both questions, wondering if the intended answer would be the actual name of ...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8917

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

I knew it was the first century BC, just thought he should have at least gotten a BMS on that one. I thought so also, particularly since the other contestant was given a BMS when she said "Bell" for the cheese question. Alex did pause for a moment after Joon said first century. That should have bee...
by Ryan
Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 8917

Re: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS)

Way to go, Katie and Joon! Fun game. Regarding the first DD clue: "Kids will feel full & maintain energy if they eat 7 to 10 grams each morning of this part of a balanced diet; it doesn't have to be in cereal--1 pear alone has 5 grams." I thought the answer of carbohydrates might merit a BMS (dietar...