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by John Boy
Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 794

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Let me be the first boardie not named TPH to say I have never, ever heard of Shirley Jackson in my life. This was the stand-and-stare of all stand-and-stares. Not even a glimmer of recognition at the reveal. It happens. Evidently.

:roll:
by John Boy
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1922

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Curious if ANYONE missed the "Every Good Boy" mnemonic? Not a poll request, just chime in if you didn't get it. It would seem like a very oblique clue for anyone who's avoided traditional music training. It certainly is a YEKIOYD, even if it's easy for the 99% who know it. I'll avoid my soapbox abo...
by John Boy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: JBoard Demographic Survey
Replies: 84
Views: 8071

Re: JBoard Demographic Survey

Vanya wrote:
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:57 am
60 is the new 40.
70 is the new, uh, what were we talking about?
by John Boy
Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1453

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MDaunt wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:01 pm
300 is bad history, but made this FJ easy.
If I had remembered the bad movie this would have been easy-peasy. Absent that connection, uh, not so much.
by John Boy
Tue Jul 09, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1363

Re: Monday, July 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't Alex say the J-6 category was for 6-letter words starting with J? Jet lag is two words. I thought the same thing. But these days God alone knows how people use words. People use "words" such as "awhile" for "a while" (they would never write "aweek" instead of "a week") and "ballpark" for "ba...
by John Boy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The End of the SHC?
Replies: 12
Views: 1172

Re: The End of the SHC?

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 2:20 pm
triviawayne wrote:
Mon Jul 01, 2019 11:21 am
SHC?

Seven Honorable Congresspersons? Overestimate much?
Short Hadron Collider. Some boardies like to get together and do particle physics over the summer.
Good to know, for those of us who occasionally find ourselves with atoms we need smashed.... :roll:
by John Boy
Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1459

Re: Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This clue got me wondering about whether "jerry-rigged" should properly have been acceptable. I guess so, but for anyone who wants an in-depth discussion: https://www.dictionary.com/e/jury-rigged-vs-jerry-rigged/ Jury-rigged means something was assembled quickly with the materials on hand. Jerry-bu...
by John Boy
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1940

Re: Monday, July 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went straight to Greenland even knowing that Mercator just makes it seem to be 4/5ths of Africa size. The nine letters seemed to help deter from Antarctica, and the phrasing made it sound like un-dry land vs. terra firma. I thought it to be a terrible clue if my answer was right - is permafrost d...
by John Boy
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/24/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 843

Re: FJs for the 6/24/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: This was exactly my result as well. Danged short-term memory glitch made me forget the NATO conversation of not very long ago. I could get into a lotus position but would never walk again. I never heard of "criss-cross applesa...
by John Boy
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1554

Re: Thursday, June 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No idea who will end up winning this thing, but I'm pretty sure that within the next ten years Lucas will be ruling the world. That young man is so poised and confident and knowledgeable. Of course his opponents aren't exactly the dog's dinner, but (to me at least) he truly stands out. Many congrats...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 26, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 16
Views: 1277

Re: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now THAT'S how to play the game! I wish I could have been there to shake the hands of all three of these young folks and congratulate them on a game well done. And what a damned shame either of them had to lose, esp. Jackson on the tiebreaker. As I see the lineup for the finals, I think we are in fo...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1416

Re: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Well, that was sad. Not the Liberia TS, although I expected better from three such bright youngsters. Apparently in all their preparation for this event no one got around to Wagering Strategy 101. As someone has already noted, a proper wager from either of the young ladies in trailing positions woul...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/17 week
Replies: 38
Views: 1145

Re: FJs for the 6/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Apparently all it takes for me to score a superfecto is to play against teenagers. Oh well, I'll take it.
by John Boy
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1662

Re: Monday, June 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 12:57 am
"Criss-cross applesauce" has to be right up there for one of the best LOL funny responses in J! history.

I said "radical" for the math DD. Oops.
I also said "radical" for the math DD. It's the only radical thing I've said since the Nixon administration.
by John Boy
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1260

Re: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Took a bagel on Actors & Roles. Seriously, writers, WGAF? : :x Remembered that bit of trivia about Ben Franklin. Seems to me that "Silence" would be the last thing someone who preached "Sinners in the Hands of an angry God" would go by. :geek: Amen on Actors & Roles (both on the bagel and the WGAF)...
by John Boy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 5636

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I feel like I remember(possibly from this board?) Someone once saying that in certain finals, instructions are sometimes given pre final that simply a surname is not sufficient. Does anyone know or have any indication that this may have happened? I'm assuming simply Guthrie would not have been acce...
by John Boy
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 5636

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For Final Jeopardy, I was torn between Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie (and chose the wrong one, of course). Other than knowing the actual quote, is there anything that would lead toward one rather than the other? Steinbeck to Grapes of Wrath, to dust bowl, to Guthrie. Perfect!! For anyone who didn't...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 4791

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: $23,800 34 R (3 DDs), 3 W Lach Trash: Ho Chi Minh, Gordon Lightfoot, clover, Martha Washington FJ—No. 1940+Nazi Germany=German invasion of France, so I went with France. I got Ho Chi Minh (which I precalled), National Geographic, and chug-a-lug. Which raises the question, I know of course t...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 9918

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

it directs to the same page as Christopher Marlowe and the first words of the article are "Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe". Including the nickname was a bit show-offy--"hanging on the rim" as SquareKara neatly put it--but hardly a risk. As I said at the start of my original post, "p...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 9918

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if I'll ever live to see the day when the latest great champ doesn't have to be matched up against the great champs of bygone years. Never going to happen. And unlike when this is done with pro sports, you can't say they're playing different games (e.g., Ruth era baseball different from Tr...