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by Volante
Wed May 25, 2022 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 98
Views: 12169

Re: 2022 Current Events Study Guide

And this has negbait trivia question written all over it* Penguin Random House is auctioning off an unburnable copy of The Handmaid's Tale Click through for a video of Margaret Atwood wielding a flamethrower: https://www.avclub.com/margaret-atwood-handmaids-tale-unburnable-auction-censo-1848975057 *...
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 339
Views: 69041

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

What the hell is going on with these question writers? Kara Danvers is the alter ego of what comic book superhero? Rich: Captain Marvel Sara: CORRECT!!! Kara Danvers is supergirl. Captain Marvel is Billy Batson. Flying Fox, Mexico, and Swan Lake all bad misses for Brad in Final Chase. Was it said o...
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]
Replies: 339
Views: 69041

Re: Fun with ABC's "The Chase" [Spoilers]

What the hell is going on with these question writers? Kara Danvers is the alter ego of what comic book superhero? Rich: Captain Marvel Sara: CORRECT!!! Kara Danvers is supergirl. Captain Marvel is Billy Batson. Flying Fox, Mexico, and Swan Lake all bad misses for Brad in Final Chase. Was it said o...
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 2:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 98
Views: 12169

Re: 2022 Current Events Study Guide

This has "I DARE you to make a trivia question about it" just slathered all over it, so as otherwise obscure as it is, here we go: https://www.avclub.com/jaw-jonathan-searler-police-chief-oak-bluffs-marthas-vi-1848968720 Steven Spielberg descended upon the town to film Jaws nearly 50 years...
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4941
Views: 949339

Re: Reretaken Down

Wordle is too easy because they are working from a dictionary of only 2000 and some words. The official Scrabble dictionary has 8996 five-letter words, according to one source. I would be sunk if I had to include in my thought process all of those obscure words that are in Scrabble. Since the latte...
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 93
Replies: 103
Views: 1656

Re: LL Season 93

*sigh of relief* My spoonerism was accepted (Sien Finn) and it saved me the win
by Volante
Tue May 24, 2022 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4941
Views: 949339

Re: Reretaken Down

Wordle is too easy because they are working from a dictionary of only 2000 and some words. The official Scrabble dictionary has 8996 five-letter words, according to one source. I would be sunk if I had to include in my thought process all of those obscure words that are in Scrabble. Since the latte...
by Volante
Mon May 23, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/16/22 week
Replies: 33
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 5/16/22 week

Colossus of Rhodes on Thursday (dismissed the Hanging Gardens because there's no good proof they actually existed). I don't understand the logic here. Whether they existed or not is irrelevant; they're considered one of the Seven Wonders. If it didn't exist, how can there be "new research"...
by Volante
Sat May 21, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/16/22 week
Replies: 33
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 5/16/22 week

dismissed the Hanging Gardens because last I checked there was no clear evidence they were real. It is one of the 7 Wonders of the World, though, so whether or not it actually existed is irrelevant. Yep. Also, current theory is they weren't in Babylon, but Ninevah: https://www.history.com/news/hang...
by Volante
Sat May 21, 2022 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/16/22 week
Replies: 33
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 5/16/22 week

opusthepenguin wrote: Sat May 21, 2022 9:53 pm Knew Omar the tentmaker.
Always thought he was more famous for his red pleasure boat though
by Volante
Sat May 21, 2022 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/16/22 week
Replies: 33
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 5/16/22 week

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

Mon - Gateway
Tue -
Wed -

For some reason Long March felt like it was missing something so I clammed
Recognize Stellar's after the fact. Probably a WWTBAM get, but not a fill in the blank

St Louis is on the list...
by Volante
Sat May 21, 2022 4:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1498

Re: Friday, May 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How certain is it that the painting is of Fawkes alone and not one of the other conspirators as well? My immediate response to the Gunpowder Plot was Chidiock Tichbourne, who was captured with Fawkes. He wrote a heartbreaking poem to his wife the night before he was executed, with great savagery. I...
by Volante
Sat May 21, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 98
Views: 12169

Re: 2022 Current Events Study Guide

Time to update the Australian PM flash card: Australia has elected its first Labor government in almost a decade and Anthony Albanese as prime minister, ousting Scott Morrison's coalition. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-61534732 And only three days ago, then PM Morrison absolutely trucke...
by Volante
Fri May 20, 2022 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1498

Re: Friday, May 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 3:29 pm Is it just me or have they had a lot of Seven Sisters clues lately? (two in What College) :?:
*makes Subaru joke*
by Volante
Fri May 20, 2022 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 98
Views: 12169

Re: 2022 Current Events Study Guide

Most expensive car is now the 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR Uhlenhaut Coupé (1 of 2), selling for ~$143 million at auction https://jalopnik.com/this-mercedes-is-officially-the-most-expensive-car-ever-1848951352 ...for that price you could buy the previous record holder for world’s most expensive car—th...
by Volante
Fri May 20, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL Season 93
Replies: 103
Views: 1656

Re: LL Season 93

morbeedo wrote: Fri May 20, 2022 10:29 am No clue on the car – was gonna put Chevy Corvette until I made the Kentucky / horse connection like 29% of the League and lost my match ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
So, much like the Corvette museum, you were sunk?
( https://jalopnik.com/theres-a-sinkhole- ... 1521317946 )
by Volante
Fri May 20, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We welcome Grand Moff Tarkin to the J-Canon as a response. He previously appeared in a clue during Amy Schneider's run. "You would prefer another target, a military target? Then name the WAH, UGH, UH, UH, NAME IT, NOW... before I go home" Made all the better when you realize he's wearing ...
by Volante
Thu May 19, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1261

Re: Thursday, May 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Less than a minute" said after DJ23 (that means the 23rd clue of the Double Jeopardy! round) and it was 1:47 later when the round ended. All but insisting on making DD3 played last must have extended the round's timing. four clues left, three in the top row, one on the bottom. Where the ...
by Volante
Wed May 18, 2022 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1384

Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I tried to search, "Achilles" on J archive, but was re-routed to a google search of it and j-archive. Is that happening for anyone else? I thought the search pulled up tags/words Yeah. It's been that way for weeks. Don't know what's up with that. *taps mic* Testing, 1, 2...is this on?... ...
by Volante
Wed May 18, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1384

Re: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was the painting used for the Orient Express: https://www.art.com/products/p56088700398-sa-i5571807/john-s-smith-the-orient-express-introduced-in-1883.htm ...still not sure how we're supposed to get from A to B on that one. Also skunked on the final...knew I should know it but couldn't process ...