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by Leah
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2980

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The statue is certainly called the black bird in the movie, more than once.
by Leah
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2980

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW John Huston's screenplay refers to "the fat man" 27 times. The original novel , 80 times. You're right - I finally found the initial radio broadcast date, which was in January 1946, thus after the nickname. I've seen Maltese Falcon zillions of times, and remembered Gutman's name, along with Mi...
by Leah
Wed Sep 18, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2980

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY THE 1940s FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE This nickname for a history-changing weapon of 1945 came from a character in “The Maltese Falcon” I consider this a misleading clue. Plenty of people have heard of Fat Man and Little Boy, but "The Fat Man" was not the name of Sydney Greenstree...
by Leah
Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek
Replies: 39
Views: 2439

Re: I Have Something In Common With Alex Trebek

Good luck! I know several people who've gotten past it, including my cousin who, at age 76, had the Whipple procedure. She's 86 now. Keep us posted.
by Leah
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 2788

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Upon realizing she'd won, the winner's response was the textbook illustration of "verklempt". Fun to see, and mazel tov!
by Leah
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6588

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

Apparently, a lot of people on this board went with minotaur, too. Interesting; wonder why that is? I gave my rationale. Same How many ears has Cerberus? How many ears the Minotaur? Don't both guard places where those who enter are not to leave? Which has one tail? (Hint: both) About which can one ...
by Leah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8921

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Those of you who are old enough may remember that I know nothing about betting. So please explain Charlie's FJ bet to me. Thank you. The only way Charlie can win is if LaKedra gets Final incorrect. Assuming she wagers to cover Charlie, which she did, an incorrect response would bring her score down...
by Leah
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8921

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Those of you who are old enough may remember that I know nothing about betting. So please explain Charlie's FJ bet to me. Thank you.
by Leah
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 4553

Re: Friday, January 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd like to know how to differentiate Das Kapital from the Communist Manifesto as an answer to this FJ (short of recognizing the phrase) I asked the resident historian that question (because I've never read either of them) and he said that the first is so dry it's almost unreadable while the second...
by Leah
Tue Jul 19, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 5369

Re: Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know this because I was at the taping in April, and have been patiently waiting to blow the lid off it here on the JBoard... Alex accidentally gave away the correct pronunciation of "Beelzebub," so they stopped tape and re-recorded. That's why the other two contestants didn't ring in on that clue...
by Leah
Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 4416

Re: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another day, another photography-related FJ where I WAG the right answer without having heard of the intended TOM. Whatever, I'll take it. What would make you guess him? I lived in Rochester for a little while -- didn't help. Rochester = Kodak. Eastman Kodak. Assumes a certain age on the part of th...
by Leah
Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 4692

Re: Monday, April 11, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Things I learned today: 1. The New York Primary is today. I didn't think there were any until next week. Brian The NY primary is a week from tomorrow (which will be April 19). That was probably just "special coverage". Unless your DVR is also a time machine, which would be nice. And useful. And the...
by Leah
Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Name That Senator
Replies: 42
Views: 4134

Re: Name That Senator

51 here. I only know Gillibrand because I live in New York – I'm unaware of anything noteworthy she's done since she led the fight to repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell several years ago. I think she mainly known for winning Hilary's old seat. In recent years she's been extremely vocal and active in tryi...
by Leah
Wed Dec 02, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 9153

Re: Wednesday, December 2, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

We had a DoS attack tonight. We blocked the offender, but not before some damage had been done. Brian I noticed this as well. Bravo and thank you for getting rid of whoever did it. I'm wondering who would want to deny JBoard service. Frustrated pool-swimmer? North Korean who confused it with Sony? ...
by Leah
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Does this mean I can be one of the cool kids now?
Replies: 74
Views: 7217

Re: Does this mean I can be one of the cool kids now?

This is so exciting-- you are the perfect person to enjoy this! Advice: get a lot of sleep between now and then (sleep reinforces memory) and try to get enough exercise to be physically tired the day before so you can get a good night's sleep before competing. (OK, I know what I sound like-- I am th...
by Leah
Mon Oct 12, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Architect notoriety
Replies: 28
Views: 2753

Re: Architect notoriety

Aalto maybe?
by Leah
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 15428

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread

Vanya wrote: No doubt to teach the impermanence of all things... except for embarrassing pictures on the internet.
Yes - I remember the story about what Amaterasu's brother did to act out his jealousy. Good thing there was no Internet then.
by Leah
Sat Aug 08, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 15428

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread

Wow, I'm not worrying any more that the architecture questions I submitted are too difficult. I do remember Amaterasu, though, from architecture school - I took a course in which I learned that Shinto shrines are rebuilt cyclically, the new one right next to the old one, a replica. The old one is di...
by Leah
Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 7215

Re: Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

9021amyers wrote:The world of vanguard architecture is notorious for its rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs. Frank Gehry's supply closet is stocked like an East German pharmacy.
And don't even ask about Zaha Hadid. There must be a reason for all those needle-shaped angles.