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by soxfan99
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 2878

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori, Not if you spelled/pronounced it that way. Would just "cert" have been accepted for certiorari? I'm not sure I would have risked bungling the pronunciation of the full word, but I knew it was a "writ of cert," which is a pretty common phras...
by soxfan99
Fri May 31, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 3949

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I grew up in Vermont, so Smuggler's Notch was a gimme for me, but many states boast a city or town named Burlington, I thought that was a difficult clue. Smuggler's Notch is beautiful! We used to go there every summer as a family. There were a bunch of clues that living in Boston made much easier, ...
by soxfan99
Wed May 01, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 5783

Re: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know some random Z-string politician from Iceland with no TOM whatsoever? It's the custom in Iceland for females to take on their fathers' first name +"dottir" as their surname. That was the giveaway. The bigger giveaway was "island nation" in Europe. Forgetting the name, the on...
by soxfan99
Tue Jan 22, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 2673

Re: Monday, January 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So confident that FJ was Spring Awakening that I didn’t consider any alternatives. :oops: John is a very personable contestant - no offense to his competiton - and I hope he’s the first 5 game winner in a while. I went with Spring Awakening as well. I haven't seen it, but it has a season in the tit...
by soxfan99
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 4303

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else clam on the $2000 SCOTUS question because you knew it was "Citizens United" but figured they wanted the full case name, and weren't sure who the other party was? I would bet that at least one of the contestants knew it and didn't ring in because of that. Apart from Roe v. Wade, there i...
by soxfan99
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 4303

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody else clam on the $2000 SCOTUS question because you knew it was "Citizens United" but figured they wanted the full case name, and weren't sure who the other party was? I would bet that at least one of the contestants knew it and didn't ring in because of that. Apart from Roe v. Wade, there is...
by soxfan99
Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 9460

Re: Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wilmette is a wealthy suburb of Chicago, it's a Pavlov for anyone originally from the Midwest. I'm with TPH on that one. I've never heard of that place before today and it certainly didn't help that we didn't get a spelling. I would say that was a seriously undervalued clue. I grew up in Michigan a...
by soxfan99
Mon Jun 05, 2017 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 89
Views: 12420

Re: Monday, June 5, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately said "end around" for the football question, so I was surprised when it was negged. I expected a reversal, but then I realized that the play had the RB taking the ball around the line and not a TE or WR. I'm not I've ever actually heard a commentator refer to a play as an "end run". No...
by soxfan99
Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)
Replies: 87
Views: 19854

Re: June 1, 2017 Adult Online Test Discussion (Pacific)

I think this was my highest score of any test I've taken. Pretty sure I got 44 counting spelling mistakes, but at least 40 if they weren't accepted. I did learn something from the results. I always thought it was "Fort Sumpter." "Fort Sumter" looks really strange to me. The spelling changes the pron...
by soxfan99
Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 8228

Re: Tuesday, April 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I didn't know the song, I probably would have WAGged Route 66 or something. I'm guessing, like the players, there'll be more boardies who live in the northeast that will get it than won't. (Poll broken down by geography?) Fortunately, I forced myself to think of the song to get it, after that, k...
by soxfan99
Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 5140

Re: Monday, April 10, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is a good case for sometimes knowing too little and blessed with ignorance, FJ seemed like a Kids' Week clue. I had to google Greg's response. :oops: I, on the other hand, came into the room when the clue was starting and didn't see the category and instantly said, "The Leviathan" without givi...
by soxfan99
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 6730

Re: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Who the hell is David Hockney?! Poll requesting "I first learned who David Hockney was when I learned of the correct response to Final Jeopardy" Not only have I never heard his name, I've never seen his paintings. When I looked him up, I thought there might be an, "Oh, the guy who made that paintin...
by soxfan99
Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 13649

Re: Thursday, March 30, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I read the clue as "old musical about revolution" and confidently said, "Carousel." Considering Les Mis is my favorite musical, it wasn't my best moment...
by soxfan99
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 6220

Re: Monday, March 20, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got Pius pretty quickly, but wasn't sure of the number. Was it needed? Was Pius alone acceptable?
by soxfan99
Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 6321

Re: Monday, March 6, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

"Part of other countries til the '90s"? Hmm...Yugoslavia and Czecho.....Slovakia -> Slovenia, done. Doesn't hurt that I've been doing a ton of geography quizzes lately. I didn't think of the countries that broke up specifically, but just went to Eastern Europe. My thought process was "Bulgaria/Bela...
by soxfan99
Tue Feb 28, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 9031

Re: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'd have to say, of the hardest FJs that I've seen, this pretty much topped the list. (Sorry, Paris Pantheon, but you just got dethroned) I, on the other hand, found it to be one of the easiest FJs I've seen. It would have been slightly harder if it were asked of me in November and not on Mardi Gra...
by soxfan99
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 10541

Re: Monday, February 27, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is today's FJ a YEKIOYD? Many posters have it as an instaget, but, how come? There is no pathway by the TOM, and it is even worse by the dreadful anti-TOM category choice. Lost Horizon = Shangri-la = Camp David. If you don't know those, then yeah, it's tricky. Agreed. Camp David originally being ca...
by soxfan99
Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 6916

Re: Thursday, February 23, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I am about 70% sure I heard Lilly say Insane Klown Policy. You are 100% correct; I was absolutely floored that they didn't overturn that in short order. There have been a lot of comments this week about what we think the contestants said and I'm wondering if we're all watching the same program. My ...
by soxfan99
Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 7545

Re: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a great FJ clue! I got it easy enough once I cheated so I could do the math without distractions. I had not heard the story about the 3 marines at the embassy and that is such a cool story. I didn't know the exact year, I just know that our idiot politicians have denied my generation the privi...
by soxfan99
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 5322

Re: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I found that this episode was insulting in its difficulty. I don't keep track of my daily scores, but this definitely would have been one of the highest I've gotten. I don't see why they should make the college championships any easier than normal episodes. If anything, I'd think taking 15 top colle...