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by John Boy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 1, 2019
Replies: 13
Views: 847

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (College), October 1, 2019

40/50 off the board. Now if I were only 20 years old again. (but then, getting on J! would not be my greatest reason to rejoice)

Thanks sherder!
by John Boy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1826

Re: Thursday, October 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man, this was sad. My LT on PGA championship, (Edison's) hearing, lanai, pulsar, rifling, and Yankees was enough to go into FJ in a tie with Kevin from the imaginary 4th podium. That plus my all-in instaget FJ won the game. And all those clues left unrevealed? UGH. I knew about Edison's hearing diff...
by John Boy
Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1413

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's the kind of game I love to see: three evenly matched, good quality players, all with a realistic chance going into the final. The kind of game I hate to see anyone lose. And capped off by three absolutely spot-on correct FJ wagers. Well done, all. The J round was something of a hot mess, as ...
by John Boy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1413

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had a rough go of it in J! round. Clammed/blanked on $400-$800 in Untrue Detective, got only Colgate by the break. Ended up 0/5 in TV or Not TV, Untrue Detective, and Not-So-Good Doctor. For some reason, I kept blanking. Nancy Drew, Levi Strauss, suave, and Jim Beam were all right on the tip of my ...
by John Boy
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1413

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's the kind of game I love to see: three evenly matched, good quality players, all with a realistic chance going into the final. The kind of game I hate to see anyone lose. And capped off by three absolutely spot-on correct FJ wagers. Well done, all. I ran the "SU" category (which tickled me bec...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got the FJ on the strength of two pieces of guesswork: (1) what volcano could they be talking about, and (2) name a mountain range in that part of the country. I was about 80-90% sure for each half of it, which was good enough for me. Same here. Almost said Sierra Nevada, but fortunately re-thought...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/23/19 week
Replies: 42
Views: 1155

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

Re Thursday's clue: I hate when they ask you to know the year some building opened, or a movie debuted, etc. From the date involved, I thought there were any number of excellent guesses, including World Trade Towers and CNN tower (which was my guess). And God knows how many structures have been labe...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1642

Re: Monday, September 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good thing for me I'm a huge fan of the Summer Olympics. If this had been about the Winter games, well, "stand and stare" comes to mind. I very quickly pieced together England 1948 + "regular trip" (meaning the symbolic object moves around) + Finland 1952 leads nicely to London, then Helsinki. I was...
by John Boy
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1957

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No, but my problem was 'NATIONAL' - I convinced myself that Hawaii was not yet part of USA in 1866! Did you just get confused on this one? The word "national" does not appear in the clue or the category name (which was NATURAL Geographic Features). Getting sidetracked on whether Hawaii was/was not ...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 145
Views: 80202

Re: Pavlov revival

And always remember, boys and girls: "Civil War President" is Pavlovian for Lincoln.
by John Boy
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1871

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea what to even guess for FJ, so just picked a random show from that time period, and was wrong. This highlighted a clear gap in my knowledge... Don't be hard on yourself. This is hardly an area of knowledge most would be expected to have, even aspiring J! contestants. Pretty darned obsc...
by John Boy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/16/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 691

Re: FJs for the 9/16/19 week

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

Not 10-for-10 to start the season, but 8-for-10 is quite acceptable.

NHO Father of English Printing, but I'm old enough that I had many of my owies treated with mercurochrome (sp?)
by John Boy
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2099

Re: Friday, September 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also, yesterday on the Oceans category, I WAGged on five clues and was wrong all five times. THAT is why I don't guess. We're not talking about ringing in and guessing blindly on regular clues. We're talking about FJ, where not writing any response guarantees that you'll get it wrong. But there hav...
by John Boy
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was the TOM for Chicago on Hull House for $200? New York seemed like a far more cromulent guess on a big city known for immigrants. No TOM, at least not in my case. I simply accessed my personal memory banks and recalled reading of Jane Addams and Hull House in Chicago in junior high history c...
by John Boy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2609

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW John Huston's screenplay refers to "the fat man" 27 times. The original novel , 80 times. My recollection (which of course is spot-on almost always :roll: ) was that Spade referred to Gutman in the movie any number of times as "Fat Man." Interestingly my first thought for this FJ was the "blac...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1987

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tricky one. Was tempted to say "La Marsellaise" but thought that would be too easy. Took a closer look and just so happened to recognize the Routhier name. I thought it would be too easy as well. And still took the negbait like a starving mackerel. Jeesh. Meanwhile, it certainly didn't take long in...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 118
Views: 13922

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I am now five weeks into taking chemo infusions for pancreatic cancer, and I can offer this perspective: Alex Trebek is a remarkable incredible trooper for being able to continue to host Jeopardy to the high standard that he sets.  Chemo really does take it out of you.  I am on a two week cycle for...
by John Boy
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1984

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Dickens for lack of anything better (never mind that he had been dead for 30 years at that point :? ). Can someone walk me through the thinking that leads to Tolstoy? Or is it as simple as patriarch = Tolstoy? Unsure about his dates, I also said Dickens. I wonder if there was any particul...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments
Replies: 13
Views: 1646

Re: 2019 ToC Predictions & Comments

I predict the ToC will present several clues that leave me standing dumbstruck and open-mouth and wondering WTF???

…..just like my ordinary daily life.