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by Volante
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 419

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

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

Wed - Hercules
Thu - My Fair Lady
by Volante
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1062

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

Don't care for bow ties and will usually root against the wearer of a bow tie, all else being equal. This is my acknowledged game show prejudice, but I cannot for the life of me figure out why all the parents who dress their kids for game shows (Whiz Kids Week on Millionaire being the main one) thi...
by Volante
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337480

Re: Reretaken Down

Got my mail in ballot today, reading the instructions and I got to this part...
If mailing apply proper first class postage (50¢).
I then spent the next five minutes Googling USPS rates to confirm that, yes, one Forever stamp is now 50¢.
by Volante
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 940

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

4) Alex should have said, "You have 30 seconds, but you'll need only 5." More than 5 for me, but I made an effort to faux-write legibly. The clue gave me enough of a hint where to go to wrap up a perfect week. I was glad the clue did not put me in one of those DavidNicklebyExpectations dilemmas. Ma...
by Volante
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1062

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

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Not really...but I'm now considering it as a lark. Mostly I just like a good game.
by Volante
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 864

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another My Fair Lady here. Managed to convince myself that was London Bridge.
by Volante
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 530
Views: 46058

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-americanmusic/taylor-swift-sets-new-american-music-award-record-urges-people-to-vote-idUSKCN1MK02A Taylor Swift has now won a record four Artist of the Year AMAs, the most awarded female artist and one shy of tying the AMA record (24, Michael Jackson). For 2...
by Volante
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 140
Views: 5589

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

One question from the 10/10 episode with a board member sighting: $5,000 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1954/31353318328_e247fdf551_z.jpg Karen Robinson called down Jeff Richmond to help.  Movies are not the specialty for Jeff, but he was certain Rita Moreno was correct.  The eliminated choices wer...
by Volante
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 940

Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had me immediately know to dismiss Havel and from there it was nice to lock in the correct guy and put the pen down as the category did not have me optimistic. It was nice of the champ to write the full name lest anyone think he was going for Randolph. :) You mean he's not one of those...
by Volante
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337480

Re: Reretaken Down

Not sure what to make of this, but there is a J! reference ... https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/delawareonline/obituary.aspx?n=rick-stein&pid=190409566&utm_source=fark&utm_medium=website&utm_content=link&ICID=ref_fark What, no destroyed sinking battleship? Gotta give the edge here to Royal Tenenba...
by Volante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 230231

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

I guess it's the booze hound in me but I instantly pegged that as a liquor bottle, probably gin. (Also, it -is- a gin bottle...which...should I be proud about getting that right?)
by Volante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 530
Views: 46058

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

https://deadspin.com/refs-flag-excessive-celebration-after-drew-brees-breaks-1829613626 Drew Brees (Saints) breaks the NFL all time passing yardage record set by Peyton Manning three years ago. Play was stopped, a whole thing went on involving the NFL and the NFL Hall of Fame. And in absolutely pred...
by Volante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 230231

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

Here you go with the image: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/44278860115_51392248aa_z.jpg The clue put a Police song in my head. I'll go along with TPH on this one - the bottle neck is hidden in shadow - what catches the eye is the gold. It could be a gold bar. The paper disappears into the sand...
by Volante
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 530
Views: 46058

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

And in bonus fake Nobel news! https://earther.gizmodo.com/the-economist-who-made-the-world-consider-the-cost-of-c-1829596766 William Nordhaus, a Yale economist and Paul Romer, the former head of the World Bank, are this year’s recipients of the Nobel prize in economics for their pioneering work on c...
by Volante
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1261

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Incidentally, one of my co-workers was just telling me a couple days ago about a negative interaction he had with Pete Rose in Vegas last week. Can you share? Sorry, Cincy fans, I've always hated him. Nothing exciting. He was in a memorabilia shop and wouldn't so much as speak to anybody without th...
by Volante
Sat Oct 06, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 564

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

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

Tue - Day-Lewis? No, he's won thrice...

Went with Little Caesar's for the pizza place.
by Volante
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1032

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Counterfeit food is more common an thing than you'd think... Turned out this link was about olives, but still think it's worth posting... https://gizmodo.com/counterfeiters-have-been-painting-expired-olives-to-sel-1757139700 This must've been the olive oil one I remembered... (Item #1) http://www.cr...
by Volante
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 530
Views: 46058

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

I was checking to see if they'd announced the Nobel winner for Literature yet, and I discovered that I had no memory of last year's winner. Like a vague, oh yeah that happened I guess, but Dylan 2 years ago overshadowed it. There will be no Nobel Prize for Literature this year, a fact that may itse...
by Volante
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3483
Views: 337480

Re: Reretaken Down

You can keep your avatar for at least three more games this season. :lol: :lol: Thanks (assuming no late inning shenanigans). My dream outcome is for them to crush the Sox, then a shot at revenge against the Astros in the LCS. The 2nd half of that is virtually guaranteed; the Indians aren't much of...
by Volante
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1106

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran the Dutch category, but disappointed at the lack of stroopwafel. You and every United Airlines flyer, too. ( https://thetakeout.com/united-just-ditched-stroopwafels-the-greatest-airline-1827026565 ) The TS call on 'Dan' felt fast. Possibly edited down? I keyed in to Switzerland early but the br...