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by Volante
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 14
Views: 164

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :| :mrgreen:

Mon - Luther's 95 Theses
Tue - Nada, but I was leaning towards 30 Rock, like a writer's room or something. Placed the quote on the wrong end of the century...
Wed - Nada
Fri - France, thinking the "movie star" bit was meant to be funny.
by Volante
Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

Clam, sprinkles all the way, west coast.
by Volante
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48551

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

New apple type: Cosmic Crisp (Hi, bottom row of an alliteration category) https://thetakeout.com/cosmic-crisp-apples-have-hit-the-produce-aisle-but-onl-1839227721 It is supposed to be as flavorful as a Honeycrisp, as disease-resistant as an Enterprise, and as easy to store as a Red Delicious. It has...
by Volante
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1537

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why is it that celebrity read clues need to have like twice the words of normal clues? I guess when they get someone like Jeff Goldblum they feel like they need to get their money's worth or something. The strangest thing about Goldblum wasn't that he read the clues slowly, but just the odd cadence...
by Volante
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48551

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Meh, I'm phrasing it more like an FJ thread clue but it belongs here more. In 2019, Chief Fire Controlman Lauren Bruner became the last person interred here after having escaped it 78 years prior. USS Arizona ; I wanted to do it without the years but not sure how TOMmy 'CFC' alone would be for Navy ...
by Volante
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48551

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Victoria Falls, under the effects of drought, becomes Victoria Trickle
https://news.sky.com/story/climate-chan ... g-11877819
by Volante
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1537

Re: Thursday, December 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dang it, J!, spoiler alert!! :lol: (I finished season 2 of Game of Thrones yesterday)
by Volante
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1420

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On "Tiger Talk" for $1000: Am I the only one who heard Jennifer say "the lady AND the tiger" instead of "the lady OR the tiger"? I was really expecting a reversal there. Clue didn't ask for the title, just the two components of said title, so either conjunction works: An 1882 short story by Frank S...
by Volante
Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7310

Re: LL83: Learned League

Wahaddi just wasn't close enough. Nor was dropout.
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7310

Re: LL83: Learned League

Playing from the sidelines. I opted for Plath over Dickinson, but in retrospect, I should have gotten it because of the "Yellow Rose of Texas" rule. I never knew why turbinado sugar was called that, but I figured it out. My Pop Music score isn't so good, but I'm 58 so "Soul Train" was an instaget. ...
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1420

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:04 am
When Alex mentioned the correct composer I knew two things, I was wrong, and who it was. If I had used the right path of thinking of someone with a "list of his amorous conquests" then I could have gotten there with a Don Juan/Casanova road.
Ditto
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1515

Re: Tuesday, December 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What in the name of Merv Griffin is going on with these contestants? Just because you happen to know enough to win a game from the fourth podium doesn't mean the contestants are terrible. These boards have felt tougher post-ToC and I think your comments are disrespectful. I respectfully disagree. I...
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2546

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know that German salad is made from potatoes? It's not German salad, it's German this salad, or German ___________ salad. The foodie route to the answer is to know what German _____ salad distinctively uses vinegar. Which doesn't help since I have literally never heard of German...
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7310

Re: LL83: Learned League

I am SO glad I didn't discard "Prussian" after the count and kept trying to cram it into seven letters. (Took about 5 minutes. Lotta kerning work.)
by Volante
Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 638
Views: 48551

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Star Trek writer/editor D.C. Fontana dies at 80. I wouldn't be surprised if a J! clue gives "D.C." and asks for her full first name (Dorothy -- D.C. stands for "Dorothy Catherine"). Oh heck no. That said, they DO like giving what initials stand for as a clue for the surname e.g., http://j-archive.c...
by Volante
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 433

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

:| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :| :| :mrgreen: :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :| :( :( $9k if the math is right, but also an FJ miss. Mites would've been a DD get but just under the threshold of buzzing in and taking a $2k hit. (I also took 4 other hits elsewhere, probably more gunshy at that poi...
by Volante
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1797

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would they have accepted "Zosa" for "Xhosa?" I would've gotten it for sure if it were an FJ, but pronouncing it is another matter. Considering that the first sound in the word is supposed to be a click and that I don't think the writers expect that of the contestants, I can't imagine they'd neg any...
by Volante
Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)

And what a game it was! The poll creation tab allows up to 16 questions and that's exactly how many triple stumpers we had. Of course, one wasn't convertible because the contestant's response was accepted and later reversed. I'd consider operetta ( :mrgreen: ) and raptor ( :( )available as trash si...
by Volante
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7310

Re: LL83: Learned League

teapot37 wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:13 am
Mixed up the traditional wedding processional (from Wagner's Lohengrin) and the recessional (from Mendelssohn's A Midsummer Night's Dream). Cost me in the private rundle, but I still got the win in my regular rundle.
Ditto, but it didn't cost me...still would've lost
by Volante
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2546

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:48 pm
A Wray wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:05 pm
talkingaway wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:12 pm
But TBH, I probably said "Napoli" because of Mike Napoli, former Red Sox pitcher.
First baseman.
Who?
That's what I wanna know!