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by Volante
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 41
Views: 877

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I thought that since bronze was an alloy, it would come after iron. Cost me. I have heard this from a lot of people, including my own brain. You're in good company. ETA: Hi, Blue Lion! I started going down this path but realized iron takes a MUCH higher temperature in order to be processed. Plus ir...
by Volante
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 51229

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-art-auction-hockney/david-hockney-pool-painting-soars-to-90-mln-record-for-living-artist-idUSKCN1NL0AT An iconic 1972 painting by British artist David Hockney soared to $90.3 million at Christie’s on Thursday, smashing the record for the highest price ever paid at ...
by Volante
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3500
Views: 343352

Re: Reretaken Down

Oh New Zealand... *facepalm* https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46234545 High School students in New Zealand who didn't know what the word "trivial" meant in an exam question have demanded not to be marked down as a result. ... The students were asked to write an essay based on the Julius Caesar ...
by Volante
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 51229

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

The kilogram will no longer be measured by an iridium-platinum block but instead by Planck's constant. The word 'Kibble' is also involved, which will be involved in the future clue. *puts 100 quatloos on the table* https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46143399 On Friday, researchers meetin...
by Volante
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1233

Re: Thursday, November 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TWO Dr. Evil responses! Lay-Zer and Mag-Ma.

Final thought process: "American Revolution. She. Not a political TOM in sight. Betsy Ross."
by Volante
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3500
Views: 343352

Re: Reretaken Down

Lets move this to the proper thread... At least tell me you don't consider RBIs and pitching wins useful? Wins are utterly useless (Jacob de Grom should be a unanimous Cy Young winner, record be damned) and RBIs only slightly less so. So close... https://deadspin.com/goddamnit-cy-young-voter-who-snu...
by Volante
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 41
Views: 877

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I knew all 4 Asian tigers, from a college geography class that I took. I would have expected a higher get rate with only one required. Never heard of that before, but it seemed easy enough to deduce. "Japan...South Korea...Taiwan...(pause)...ahh, Singapore. Let's just go with the first one and avoi...
by Volante
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 873

Re: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lach Trash: peso I don't remember the wording of the clue, but Spain's currency was the peseta (not the peso) from 1869 until the conversion to the euro in 2002. For FJ, I think they thought it was Kid's Week, not Teen Week. But Spain has used the peso in the past. Long long ago past, but it's not ...
by Volante
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 884

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extr...
by Volante
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1126

Re: Monday, November 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:49 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:26 am
Another outdated clue thanks to the recent A.G. change.
Not really; the fact that there's now an (acting) 85th doesn't change the fact that he's the 84th.
Acting AGs don't appear to count toward the number.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_St ... ey_General
by Volante
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?
Replies: 35
Views: 1175

Re: Should the Teen Tournament Winner Get a TOC Invite?

My suggestion that I made on The Final Wager when this was a subject there is invite the Teen Tournament winners, but not until the first ToC taped after turning 18. (I voted "yes" in the poll since my compromise wasn't an option.) what if there are three of them at the same time? OK, first thing t...
by Volante
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/5/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 610

Re: FJs for the 11/5/18 week

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

Tue - A1 (and strongly wished 'atlas' would've been sufficient...)

Neither Tue or Fri aired at their usual time; Friday was preempted for fire coverage.
by Volante
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 992

Re: Friday, November 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm this kind of scientist, a byword for braniac, so I study thrust & stability when going into space Don't agree with accepting 'aerospace engineer.' The non-restrictive clause isn't just a TOM, it helps key in the desired profession. Sadly, "it's not aerospace engineering" isn't quite as common a...
by Volante
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1014

Re: Thursday, November 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This FJ was not a case of knowing a horse's name, or a year. Knowing too much and overthinking was a disadvantage - you just had to go for the pop cultural icon. Russia is helpful if you know Waterloo is there (? is it?), and with the French sounding name (with AT's acccent) gave you up to four Pav...
by Volante
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1738

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’ve been a baseball fan for 40 years and don’t think I’ve ever heard of Wins Above Replacement. :oops: it is relatively new...sabermetric geeks love that stat...is pretty much how trout gets in the final 3 for mvp every year...even made it this year over jd martinez, which is laughable Laughable? ...
by Volante
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1738

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seriously? Well, 30 of those years won't count as far as WAR is concerned, but yeah, if you've been paying any attention to the sport in the last 10 years or so, you should have heard of WAR. And OPS, for that matter. But then again, I'm a lapsed SABR member. I've always found it a completely usele...
by Volante
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1537

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew what the final was going for but no way was I digging out 'C.' (the '1' part seemed obvious). As much as I wish we could lawyer 'atlas' as an acceptable answer, it's not like alphanumeric was used as a TOM...
by Volante
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1329

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:47 pm
I would reserve the term medical professional for physicians and refer to the broader panoply of nurses, dentists, chiropractors, optometrists, etc. as health care professionals.
So you're okay with a "health care professional" performing a root canal?
by Volante
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 51229

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idris-named-peoples-sexiest-man-of-the-y-1830250077 I'm fairly certain that will never come up as a J! clue. And someone also said Wrestlemania wouldn't come up as a clue and literally t...
by Volante
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 568
Views: 51229

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Idris "Stop Trying to Make Bond Happen" Elba named People's Sexiest Man Alive

https://jezebel.com/some-guy-named-idri ... 1830250077