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by Volante
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1074

Re: Monday, March 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:26 pm
So when you say Arizona, that means U of Arizona? Or was it wrong because not-specific
Arizona means University of Arizona. (And Arizona State means Arizona State University)
The "University" is implied if you omit it.
by Volante
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7212

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47610896 Retired racing pigeon sells for over $1 million. Best to just read the whole thing in full, I feel bad quoting the whole article but it's just all pure gold. Auction house Pipa called Armando the "best Belgian long-distance pigeon of all time". He's als...
by Volante
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 948

Re: Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mungar wrote:
Wed Mar 20, 2019 12:31 am
Not to mention the Oscar winning movie 'Man Getting Hit By Football'.
Wasn't that George C Scott?

Morocco seemed too obvious, then I remembered those exclaves and figured that war must be why they're there. (Turns out they predate the war by a really long time)
by Volante
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7212

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

https://gizmodo.com/soap-bubble-theorist-is-the-first-woman-to-win-the-nob-1833403256 Karen Uhlenbeck from the University of Texas at Austin has been awarded the 2019 Abel Prize—regarded as one of the highest accolades in mathematics. She is now the first woman to receive the illustrious award. “Her...
by Volante
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7212

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Six-time All-Star outfielder Bryce Harper will sign with the Philadelphia Phillies in a $330 million deal, the most lucrative contract in MLB history. (Manny Machado, who signed with the San Diego Padres a couple of weeks ago, will earn more per season of his deal, though.) Well that didn't last ht...
by Volante
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Apparel/Appearance of Contestants

morbeedo wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:41 pm
Millionaire was very specific about wearing no shade of blue, because players who wear blue end up getting lost in the set. So that eliminated 90% of my wardrobe options
Nuts to you, then, millionaire!
by Volante
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 495

Re: FJs for the 3/11/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: I'm not sold on "Love Symbol" as an alternate name. Seems that's how Prince trademarked it with the USPTO and people use it as an alternative title for the album with that name, but not necessarily the symbol itself. There's a ...
by Volante
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I was surprised by the low get rate on parallax. I couldn't have told you it or parsec's exact definitions, but when spotted "astronomy clue that starts with 'par'," it seemed not too difficult. (EDIT: it appears that the Commish being strict on spelling may have something to do with the low get ra...
by Volante
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1438

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was hoping someone could explain a point of strategy to me. In countless matches, the contestant with the most money bets just enough to win by a dollar. This is usually calculated by doubling the closest contestant's score and betting enough to win, as I indicated, by a dollar. If the leader mis...
by Volante
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yeah, Sam's quip during his interview regarding "the football" was a pretty good indication he might not get this FJ. :D He also talked about being a big movie fan, so I think his age was at least as responsible for his missing this...It got 4 Oscar nominations, but yes, he's too young to remember ...
by Volante
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 199
Views: 5002

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

I knew it had to be a recent prez and, as above, I ruled out Bush and Johnson since it looked like a single name. Clinton seemed obvious & as I went backwards I knew it wouldn’t be any of the last ten. That's what I -should- have done...but then I decided to keep counting back and landed on Clevela...
by Volante
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:59 pm
I would have thought the cinephile Sam would get this one, even though it's a sports movie about the baseball.
Except knowing only the movie could backfire.
by Volante
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 105
Views: 3947

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

I suck at this, but what the hell. What do I have to lose. about 15 minutes You're saving him money on car insurance? Could switching to GEICO save you 15 percent or more on your car insurance? Are GEICO commercials about as funny as shoving a knitting needle directly into your eyeball? I like the ...
by Volante
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1152

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had me take a couple of whiffs as I had to swat away LotF and Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men before realizing I was working too hard. Roy is in the clue. Oh, duh! And if you keep overthinking it, you might talk yourself out of it if you're only familiar with the movie. The movie has him h...
by Volante
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1264

Re: Monday, March 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My then-six-year-old sister once insisted upon getting a VHS copy of Midnight Cowboy for our father for his birthday because he "likes cowboys." He doesn't, and it was a pretty awkward scene when he explained that no, she couldn't watch it with him. Reminds me of the time a friend of mine got a DVD...
by Volante
Mon Mar 11, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 147
Views: 7212

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Because they ask about these things... A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez) and Jenny from the Block (Jennifer Lopez) are engaged (Clue chance: guaranteed) https://jezebel.com/j-rods-getting-hitched-1833188402 Chance the Rapper married Kirsten Corley (Clue chance: very low, probably will just for Chance) https://...
by Volante
Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1247

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seems like Alex should have directed the players to give 2 words in SWAP A VOWEL. He didn’t specify, so he had to give the second word for each clue. Awkward The clue only asked for one word. "A blah blah becomes THIS blah blah" Alex gives the second word for the people at home. (And yes, some peop...
by Volante
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/4/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 525

Re: FJs for the 3/4/19 week

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

Wed - blowback

Dienstag would have been a DD get, the other two would still have been clams.

I can't quite grok the Monday criteria. If they asked for the author I would have gotten it right; does this mean I check the box?
by Volante
Thu Mar 07, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1289

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of clear, I'm not sure why they negged "5 by 5" in the first place. I think that's the response that Kristin originally said aloud without ringing in. Alex had to tell her to ring in, then she rang in and gave an "incorrect" response of "5 by 5" (now said twice) which Alex was quick to giv...
by Volante
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1589

Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have negged galley without a second thought, as it has nothing to do with cleanliness as mess does. :x Near instaget FJ . Amused that all three came up with 8-letter wrong responses. :lol: But there's nothing that makes galley technically wrong as a response for that clue, which is what mat...