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by Volante
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 607
Views: 54435

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Probably worth mentioning...especially since it you can sum it up in two, three words (depending if you include 'movement' or not). Yellow Vest movement shuts down France in protest over gas tax increase https://earther.gizmodo.com/frances-gas-tax-disaster-shows-we-cant-save-earth-by-sc-1830877858 M...
by Volante
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 351
Views: 64747

Re: J! in the Media

Robert K S wrote:
Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:04 pm
Golf on Jeopardy!

https://www.golf.com/extra-spin/2018/12 ... s-history/
If only...
the golf article wrote:(all 361,983 of them are cataloged on the excellent website, J! Archive)
by Volante
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 607
Views: 54435

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Leaving OPEC in Jan. 2019: Qatar Review of Opec countries: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OPEC#Current_member_countries (Ecuador and Venezuela the two in SA are the kinds of things that J! likes) Huh, according to that, the Republic of the Congo joined this year back in June. That one slipped under ...
by Volante
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/3/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: FJs for the 12/3/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :( :mrgreen: Not real thrilled that TPH gets to pick the extras this week... I know the name of the ABC program - I got momentarily confused that they were talking about the weekday program, which GS also hosts (and I know that's not This Mor...
by Volante
Sat Dec 08, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/3/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 396

Re: FJs for the 12/3/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( Thu - Israel Fri - Thebes -> Greece -> ...Otello? I checked the box for Thebes != Egypt, but only because of the second part of the criteria. I imagine if it was an LL clue, I'd at least make both connections if not actually get it right.
by Volante
Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1119

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

xxaaaxx wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:33 pm
Instaget FJ. Thebes -> Egypt -> Aida, cya next week.
I had the misfortune of going Thebes -> Greece and ended up trying Otello
by Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1253

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What other historic 30-second film connected to the US government AND a famous name- and conceivably worth a lot of money - can you identify? If you expand the possibilities to a copyright misuse claim, there's an awful lot of them. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Mitchell, Howard, Selznic...
by Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1253

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What other historic 30-second film connected to the US government AND a famous name- and conceivably worth a lot of money - can you identify? If you expand the possibilities to a copyright misuse claim, there's an awful lot of them. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Mitchell, Howard, Selznic...
by Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 220
Views: 4057

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Gropius? No, he’s that Bauhaus guy. Balthus? Nope. I knew it ended in -us but I wasn’t getting to Moebius at 11pm last night Cup stacking is a thing?? I put down the only sport starting with SS I could think of: synchronized swimming. I have no idea what the individual competition for that is suppo...
by Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 220
Views: 4057

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Jinkies. I just noticed my defence no longer starts with a .4 and in the good way! Progress!!
by Volante
Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1253

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So what made it so easy for those who got it right? That the government had to pay out means it wasn't contracted work; they're probably paying off copyright infringement. Thus it had to shot by a private citizen, so we're probably looking at home movie quality style. And it had to be a massively h...
by Volante
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1084

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a no huddle snap for processing and writing to be done before the music. I was prepared to do a 32-team speed round in 30 seconds if necessary as I spent the break making sure I could instantly recall the teams in their 4-team division blocks. Nope, not necessary. I got it down qui...
by Volante
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 801

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I"m kinda with TPH on the dwarfs clue. If you've never seen the clock, is there any reason to pick one dwarf over any other? I forget the exact wording now, but I remember that the clue implied a carefree, fun-loving attitude, which led me right away to Dopey even though I've never seen the clock e...
by Volante
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 220
Views: 4057

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:30 am
Over 50% came up with the D&D answer? I knew the Llamas were a nerdy group, but wow...
The alignment chart's big for memes.
https://www.themarysue.com/best-alignment-charts/
https://www.dailydot.com/unclick/alignment-chart-meme/

I wouldn't have gotten it on D&D knowledge alone
by Volante
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1253

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched i...
by Volante
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3099
Views: 252831

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:03 pm
... Charles/Charley, fine. But Chuck? ...
And then you realize the Carolinas are named after a Charles and that's it. I'm out.
by Volante
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 220
Views: 4057

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

classicroadster wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 am
I only got Shoot the Moon, as Hearts was and is a go-to card game for me and friends/family and was a game I had on my ipod in years past.
Also Windows XP. That's where I learned it from.
by Volante
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1084

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a no huddle snap for processing and writing to be done before the music. I was prepared to do a 32-team speed round in 30 seconds if necessary as I spent the break making sure I could instantly recall the teams in their 4-team division blocks. Nope, not necessary. I got it down qui...
by Volante
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:14 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:59 pm
So you can make all the worst picks and still go to Antarctica.
First prize is a one-week vacation in Antarctica. Second prize is a two-week vacation in Antarctica.
*crosses fingers* Come on, silver medal...
by Volante
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1036

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm always a fan of off-the-wall FJ responses that stem from reading clues... creatively. (A few recent responses from this board come to mind.) I enjoyed "Kevlar." Sadly, as the clue noted, only 40 presidents were outfitted by the Kevlar brothers. Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kenned...