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by Volante
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 928

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ferlinghetti was definitely a YEKIOYD, but I think it's a reasonably well-known bit of trivia that he owns or owned the City Lights book shop in SF. My twisted logic was, "Well, Ghirardelli is from there, and they're both Italian, so let's go with that." :) Basically the same here. "Well, that soun...
by Volante
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

Well, 'fisherman' but close enough to right.

The show's called "Deadliest Catch" for a reason.
by Volante
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 928

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I assume "dulcet" is a no-go on Speak Softly for $600? FWIW, I also said "dulcet" I also had "dulcet" A fourth for dulcet And baby makes five! I'm taking points away from everyone because dulcet does not sync with the category, SPEAK SOFTLY. Hushed, muted, murmur and what were the other two? I also...
by Volante
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The 2019 Man Booker prize is shared by Margaret Atwood (her second) and Bernardine Evaristo https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50014906 Atwood's The Testaments, the Canadian writer's follow-up to The Handmaid's Tale, was recognised alongside Londoner Evaristo's novel Girl, Woman, Other. T...
by Volante
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 445

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
by Volante
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

2019 Nobel Peace Prize goes to Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-50013273
Mr Abiy's peace deal with Eritrea ended a 20-year military stalemate following their 1998-2000 border war.
by Volante
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

freelance programmer & musician
That kinda makes "Seattle" redundant there...

Mostly instant FJ, though I did have to triple check my work to make sure I didn't inadvertently add 'Trading' in there to make it the (incorrect) Pirates of the Caribbean-verse incarnation.
by Volante
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

A veritable who's who, wait, who's that won the Lit prizes: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49976107 Polish author Olga Tokarczuk, who also won the Man Booker International Prize last year, was awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize and Austria's Peter Handke won this year's. But [Handke] is an ...
by Volante
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3738
Views: 409196

Re: Reretaken Down

Tomahawk Karma... ( https://deadspin.com/braves-give-the-lie-to-rob-manfreds-insistence-that-the-1838827022 ) Although the update is that the Braves did tone it down for Game 5: Braves remove foam tomahawks from stadium (As the article indicates, though, it remains to be seen whether they'll contin...
by Volante
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1685

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:40 pm
...I mean, who doesn't know "50 Ways to Leave Your Lover"?
*goes to YouTube...searches...hits play...* /raises hand
by Volante
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1685

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I precalled "This is Sparta!" in Shouted Movie Quotes. Didn't recognize the Stella quote. I pre-called A Streetcar Named Desire. Recognized "This is Sparta". Ran the category. 8-) Nothing from the Lance Fuller Method http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8K3_FVF_U8 Zero chance on FJ. NHO Graceland (in a ...
by Volante
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3738
Views: 409196

Re: Reretaken Down

Getting it back on page 1. Really AZ? You trade Goldschmidt to the Cardinals of all teams? You couldn't have sent that blankin' pita to the AL? At least he's out of the NL West to cut down on the 19 games of opposition a season. Still, anything that makes STL better is a whole lotta bad news. Certa...
by Volante
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Serendipity? Or really subtle and clever clue timing?
Spoiler
Show
Deadwood: The Movie came out on DVD today
by Volante
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel Week continues, with the physics prize being awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for contributions to understanding the evolution of the universe (Peebles) and discovering exoplanets (Mayor & Queloz). To expand on that......
by Volante
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1504

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The new champ pulled a Homer. If she had bet correctly, she wouldn't be the new champ. I legitimately can't tell if you're trolling anymore... If second gets it right and she gets it wrong, she loses no matter what, but she can still lock in second by betting 1201-4799 which maintains a win on a ge...
by Volante
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Time to change a flash card: Saturn now has more moons than Jupiter (again? I feel like this is an again moment). https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49962134 A team discovered a haul of 20 new moons orbiting the ringed planet, bringing its total to 82; Jupiter, by contrast, has 79 natura...
by Volante
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36714

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel week begins with Medicine providing the top row clue... https://gizmodo.com/2019-nobel-prize-in-medicine-goes-to-researchers-who-un-1838843344 A trio of researchers from the U.S. and the UK has won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine, the first of five prizes to be announced this week. On Monday ...
by Volante
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 694

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Bowling Green, KY
$6,200 on Thursday in Lach
by Volante
Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2018

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can't say that I've heard of Lauryn Hill before. Some miseducation right there. 1001 Arabian Nights for me. And a rare wagering comment from me, even if tangential: very glad the $5,000.00 wager didn't backfire when she could have easily (and, I think legitimately) gone with $5.00 Been a while sinc...