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by Volante
Wed Aug 07, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 14
Views: 1443

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:37 pm
I've said it before and I'll say it again regarding the best change that could be made. Play. Every. Clue. They have the ability to edit the result to fit their time constraints.
Be careful what you ask for; they might decide to chop off one column and have 50 clues a game.
by Volante
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28382

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

https://news.avclub.com/old-town-road-breaks-billboards-hot-100-record-offic-1836800601 "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) has now topped the Billboard Hot 100 for 17 weeks straight, a new record passing "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men and "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Dadd...
by Volante
Sat Jul 27, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

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

FJ record: 191/228 (84%)
...great, I think I set too high a bar for myself next year. :lol:
by Volante
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 596
Views: 94865

Re: J! in the Media

A little late on this, but for Alex's birthday, the Cincinnati Reds' Twitter account used J!-themed fonts and answers throughout their game for the lineup & highlights. Two examples below: https://twitter.com/Reds/status/1153364350092140544?s=19 https://twitter.com/Reds/status/1153480533164400640?s...
by Volante
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1757

Re: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am
Here's one for the judges...In Apollo Missions for $800, would V have been required or should Saturn be acceptable?
Saturn alone would get BMSed.
by Volante
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/15/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: FJs for the 7/15/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: M - (Blank) W - Singer (I knew it was Compleat Angler, and I knew the first name was Isaak) Th- Mengele (Knew it was one of the Argentinian Nazis) Had awareness of all FJ responses (I'll just throw Arizona into that too, for simpli...
by Volante
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Peachbox wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 3:13 am
Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascomb is a good account of how he was captured.
What would've helped me, Operation Finale, is in the 300s of my NetFlix queue...
by Volante
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 7380

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Note, when I say deserve, I mean solely by the standard metrics used for ToC inclusion. *By the standard metrics we, the viewing public, have used. Their game, their rules. have they deviated from this "standard" in the past, other than for death of a contestant, running for public office, or invol...
by Volante
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bah, I knew it was one of those Nazis who escaped to Argentina but went with Mengele. I'm not closing this season out on a high note...
by Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1649

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:03 pm
Mrs Penguin and I both figured FJ was referring to the Compleat Angler guy, but neither of us could pull his name.
I made it from there all the way to the first name (Isaak) but whiffed the surname with Singer realizing too late. Doubtful I could've gotten to the right surname...
by Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 7380

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

Golf wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:30 pm
Note, when I say deserve, I mean solely by the standard metrics used for ToC inclusion.
*By the standard metrics we, the viewing public, have used.

Their game, their rules.
by Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll be interested to see how this FJ polls because I, too, thought it was a gimme until seeing several people here who whiffed on it. Even if you don't know Shirley Jackson has an award named after her (I certainly didn't), the rest of the clue seemed very much in the WECIB category. And I could s...
by Volante
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nerts. I forgot to check J6 yesterday and they already have the categories up for today. Anyone recall the Boston movie clue? My guesses were
SpoilerShow
The Town, but maybe Mystic River
by Volante
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1898

Re: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:09 am
Laughing at the clue for the baseball commissioner and it using his initials.
Even better, that's his nickname. Balls from his era have "Allan H. Selig" as the signature.
by Volante
Tue Jul 16, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wasn't there a Shirley Jackson clue in either an FJ or DD not too many years ago? There was indeed: 20th CENTURY WOMEN AUTHORS Readers' letters to this author about her 1948 short story asked where the title event was held & if they could go & watch. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=44...
by Volante
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Mon - (Blank) Kept on it til the last second, no go. Fri - Sneakers Needed another few seconds on Minnesota, I was going east from Alaska and just made it to Montana... I have seen Da Vinci Code (and Angels & Demons) but not read either. I k...
by Volante
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 TOC Updates
Replies: 112
Views: 7380

Re: 2019 TOC Updates

I think what's been rubbing me the wrong way about this whole discussion is that comments seem to operate under the assumption that various parties aren't here, which there is no evidence for. Not that there's necessarily evidence for the opposite, but this isn't like an MLB forum where you wouldn't...
by Volante
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1538

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another sneaker here, with faux-confirmation using that Redford/Aykroyd picture.
by Volante
Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28382

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The last Volkswagen Beetle rolled off the assembly line in Mexico today. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler first formulated the concept for the Beetle as a “people’s car” (in German, Volkswagen ), a simple, cheap mass-produced mode of transportation for the nation. But it was VW’s engineering lead, Ferdinan...
by Volante
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 441
Views: 16075

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

Ooh, got my first 5%ile in JI Money. 10/12 but I moneyed almost perfectly (and my just awful spelling of Khachaturian was somehow accepted)