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by Volante
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/11/18 week
Replies: 20
Views: 300

Re: FJs for the 6/11/18 week

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

Tue - Black Beauty

Sackbut probably wouldn't have been enough, I'd've probably said tuba
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The more I read about this, the worse this clue becomes. To wit: a star called Alrescha, the knot However, if you look at the wiki article on Alrescha (a.k.a. Alpha Piscium) : "The system bore the traditional name Alrescha (alternatively Al Rescha, Alrischa, Alrisha) derived from the Arabic الرشآء ...
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 1047

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ascension somewhere shortly after the 20th second, but my scribbling motion on my desk leads me to believe I'd get it in time.

Family Guy shoutout!
SpoilerShow
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 395
Views: 25028

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Stephen Hawking's ashes were laid to rest in Westminster Abbey between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton in Scientist's Corner.
His memorial stone includes the equation "describing the entropy of a black hole."

https://twitter.com/wabbey/status/1007541126302175233
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 420

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Pisces.

I just knew when drawn as fish, they're drawn with that string between them and Libra, which also came to mind, would necessitate more than one knot.
by Volante
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4432

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Finally, a day that felt on the easy side for me, with a 6(4)-3(2) win. I have to say though that I feel dumb about Petrograd; that is usually a good category for me, but I had no idea on it and it had a get rate that is over 50%! Apparently Pyotrgrad counted for that one. I'd win without it so I'm...
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 pm
As soon as the clue about a color called "cut the ______" came up, I was crossing my fingers and hoping someone would say "cheese." Thank you, Diana, for entertaining my inner middle-schooler.
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:40 pm
So far I don't think ANYone has said they even got it. Is this going to poll single digits?
I got it, though I can guarantee the reason is uniquely unique.
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1307

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

So I've been watching David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities on Netflix. Yesterday or the day before I saw the episode about Emperor Penguins. The eggs, that were referred to in the $800 clue, were collected by members of the Scott expedition, referred to in the $2000 clue. Stupid Pisces...I wish ...
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 975

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

1990s Animated Films is sure to be a category to break me out of my FJ! slump. Took me a while, but FINALLY it clicked about 3/4 of the way through. Was also in a two-day slump, so was happy to get a clue I could figure out for the first time this week. Interestingly, my son came and stayed for a c...
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 395
Views: 25028

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

London Breed has been elected the first African-American mayor of San Francisco. https://www.theroot.com/its-official-london-breed-elected-san-franciscos-1st-b-1826832004 Zoe Saldana is the first star to appear in two $2 Billion grossing (worldwide) movies (Avatar, Infinity War) https://www.cinemabl...
by Volante
Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 395
Views: 25028

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Trash panda Raccoon climbs 23 story UBS Tower in St. Paul. World rejoices.

https://gizmodo.com/mpr-raccoon-reaches ... 1826789170
by Volante
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 975

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If Disney borrowed thematic elements from Hamlet, they also owe a debt to this li'l guy: https://youtu.be/ytqAS-tgGKg I appreciate the "Disney says" wording of the clue. To add to that, #4: http://www.cracked.com/article_17299_6-famous-characters-you-didnt-know-were-shameless-rip-offs.html Definite...
by Volante
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 216
Views: 4432

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Is it just a problem on my end, or have today's matches not been sent out yet? Not that I should care being that I'm dead last in my rundle. :oops: The questions are usually live around 11PM Pacific while the email sends at 1AM Pacific if it's not Monday, when it goes out shortly after 11PM So it's...
by Volante
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I feel I might regret this but... Out of curiosity, why did you wait until right before FJ, with your adrenaline high and blood pumping, to consider these scenarios? Why didn't you run through all these potential scenarios (of which there aren't that many) weeks or months before you were on your sho...
by Volante
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1207

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Black Beauty here. With the clue as written, I can't imagine me ever getting to Charlotte's Web.

Later addendums:
Shrek got a guffaw out of me (LL)
The World According to Garp got a full bellied laugh; I saw that movie for the first time Saturday.
by Volante
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 383 - Numbers Game (Final results)
Replies: 57
Views: 1201

Re: TD 383 - Numbers Game

AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:58 pm
squarekara wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:47 pm
I just sheeped three in a row! :lol:
Going for my personal record of five? More power to you!
How on earth do you manage to stay awake? :lol:
by Volante
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Out of curiosity, why did you wait until right before FJ, with your adrenaline high and blood pumping, to consider these scenarios? Why didn't you run through all these potential scenarios (of which there aren't that many) weeks or months before you were on your show, in the comforts of your own ho...
by Volante
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

After ABC broke in I checked the other channels and all had regular programming going. It's always ABC that thinks they have to be heroes and break in for no good reason. The Archive has the game filled in so you can see what you missed. ****** booboo9921: I did not enjoy the year of playing the tr...
by Volante
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1539

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:13 pm
After ABC broke in I checked the other channels and all had regular programming going. It's always ABC that thinks they have to be heroes and break in for no good reason. The Archive has the game filled in so you can see what you missed.
*salute*