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by ldfghjkl
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 6794

Re: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After some thought, I came up with Seaside Heights (evidently a "township" or a borough" of less than 3000) for affluent NJ suburb. Don't remember ever hearing of Short Hills. Wikipedia says it's the richest town in America, so maybe that's why. I did think of Leonia, NJ as another n...
by ldfghjkl
Sun Jan 02, 2022 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 15799

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As far as anyone could reasonably guess, neither Lennon nor McCartney was a fat kid, so this method of ruling out Simon and Garfunkel also rules out the correct response. That's true if you were just guessing, but if you were looking at photos of the four from 1957 you would come to a different con...
by ldfghjkl
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 15799

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yes, but you could say that about anything. To get a FJ clue, should I have to know that the Everly Brothers spent most of their childhood in Shenandoah, Iowa (after all, their biographies are not secrets), or is that far too obscure to expect contestants to know? S&G, and especially Paul Simon...
by ldfghjkl
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 15799

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We seem to be drifting off on a tangent. As long as you know that neither Simon nor Garfunkel was a "fat kid" their religion simply doesn't matter. As far as anyone could reasonably guess, neither Lennon nor McCartney was a fat kid, so this method of ruling out Simon and Garfunkel also ru...
by ldfghjkl
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 15799

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How does everyone here know that Simon and Garfunkel are Jewish? I know their individual names and a few of their songs, but I don't know where I would have learned their religious/ethnic background. Do they have some popular Jewish songs I've never heard of or something? Their biographies are not ...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 15799

Re: Friday, December 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How does everyone here know that Simon and Garfunkel are Jewish? I know their individual names and a few of their songs, but I don't know where I would have learned their religious/ethnic background. Do they have some popular Jewish songs I've never heard of or something? Also, did anyone else find ...
by ldfghjkl
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 7536

Re: Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never known how many people were on the Titanic, and I'm not sure how anyone would know (save having a very specific hobby-like interest in the Titanic). Am I out of the loop from not seeing the James Cameron movie or something?
by ldfghjkl
Thu Dec 23, 2021 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 4540

Re: Wednesday, December 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm always terrible at sports clues, but this might be the first time I've never even heard of the sport.
by ldfghjkl
Wed Dec 22, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 6650

Re: Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Does anyone know how we're supposed to pick the correct answer from these four seemingly viable options?: Louisa May Alcott Mary Baker Eddy Julia Ward Howe Harriet Beecher Stowe They all seem to have lived in the right era and the right area of the country. Since we're not expected to have encyclope...
by ldfghjkl
Sun Dec 19, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/13/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 3682

Re: FJs for the 12/13/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Had no idea what they were asking for, went with 'subatomic'. I know the different flavors of quark. Knowing nothing specific about L'Amour, I guessed Montana rather than Wyoming. Wouldn't have considered either Dakota. Guessed Daguerre. Wouldn't h...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 18, 2021 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 7417

Re: Thursday, December 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yes, of course, but seems like they have so far phrased the clues to avoid this from happening entirely. Well, there is a potential problem with this clue: #7608, aired 2017-10-11 THE NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY $800: The 2016 registry added 25 titles, including this seminal album by N.W.A. A conte...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 11, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/6/21 week
Replies: 19
Views: 2084

Re: FJs for the 12/6/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Could only think of Berber, never heard of Barbary apes. Never heard of St. Lawrence Seaway in my life. I don't think I've heard of precession (it's not in the archive). Never heard of a quoll, and guessed 'fox' due to the poultry part of...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 5032

Re: Friday, December 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've noticed that people here and on Reddit seem not to have heard of William Godwin, and I found that odd. So I looked at the archive, and it looks like he's showed up only six times, and always in connection with his daughter or wife. I found that even more odd. Then I found out that Mary Wollston...
by ldfghjkl
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3951

Re: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think I was putting too much emphasis on the word "Literary" as implying a classic or at least a certain level of, well, artistic merit I guess. One thing I've noticed over the years is that when Jeopardy talks about literature, a good one- to two-thirds of the time, they're talking abo...
by ldfghjkl
Fri Dec 10, 2021 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 3951

Re: Thursday, December 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wow, I've been getting just about every FJ for a few weeks, and 'almost getting' the few I missed, but I've never heard of this one in my life. I couldn't have gotten it on Wheel of Fortune with  S T  L _ _ R E N C E  S E _ _ _ _  in front of me. Is it something only people in the region know, or is...
by ldfghjkl
Wed Dec 08, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3496

Re: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ all I could think of was 'Berber' (never heard of Barbary apes). Think the judges might be lenient on this?
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 6242

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

You’re surprised? I believe if you conducted a poll over 90% of boardies wouldn’t change a thing when it comes to the signaling device. Your opinion is the extreme minority. Has there been a poll or discussion in which this consensus was established? I mean, doesn't the game make it impossible for ...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 04, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2317

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I was foolishly complacent with Les Misérables and didn't notice that "bells" is a key element of the clue. A lot of nonprofits occurred to me, but Make-A-Wish never came close to crossing my mind in the thirty seconds—I'...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 6242

Re: Friday, December 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Amy reminds me of Jennifer Quail in that they both select clues in the traditional way, DD wagers are minimal, and FJ wagers are maximal. This is also a very common Jeopardy! player type, but it's probably rare these days to see a ToC frontrunner dominate without an advanced strategy. Does anyone e...
by ldfghjkl
Sat Nov 27, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/22/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 2235

Re: FJs for the 11/22/21 week

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

Thought Reagan and McDonald's were from Indiana for some reason. Never heard of Winterlude. If you enjoy the horrors of Watership Down, be sure to check out Plague Dogs.