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by John Boy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1696

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ needed 'until' the 1980s to make sense. Terrible wording. This. Jon and Tim need to be invited back. As bad as I feel for both of them, I disagree. It was a brutal clue but they both had their chance. What crappy luck to be in the tie like that, forcing their hands to go all in. As it has been s...
by John Boy
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1696

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another Notre Dame here. I was unaware that the Louvre was that old. I'm 0/3 in FJs this week for the first time in a while. Well at least I don't feel so all alone in my o-fer-ness. To my brain, this week's FJs have been just brutal. On this one I also immediately glommed onto France and tried to ...
by John Boy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]
Replies: 46
Views: 967

Re: BASEBALL NICKNAMES 2/26/21 category [Spoilers]

Mr. October? Mr. November?

Harrumph.

As a fan of the Cleveland Indians, I know our best players are usually known as "Mr. February." :roll:
by John Boy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In eighth grade or thereabouts, The XYZ Affair was one of a bajillion things we learned that made me think, "When will I ever need to know this?" Today, for at least one of those items, I got the answer, remembered the lesson, and ended the week with an instaget on a FJ TS. Now if I had only been on...
by John Boy
Sun Feb 28, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/22/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: FJs for the 2/22/21 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dirty rackafratz Eritrea cost me a superfecto. Grumble, Grouse!


Use Avon Products? Count me along with Phyllis Diller. The only products I use on my face are sandpaper and silly putty.
by John Boy
Fri Feb 26, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1278

Re: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

J! contestants are notoriously bad at African Geography. THAT should make me a shoo-in to get The Call. I didn't recall at all what country was created or took land and a seacoast away from what other country. I thought about Sudan, but.... I hate clues like this (translation: clues I have no clue ...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1591

Re: Tuesday, February 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS) by Archivists

I don't mind Mike's hosting so far. His energy/enthusiasm feels awkward compared to Ken or Alex, but other than that, he's doing a solid job for filling in the gaps. I won't mind seeing him for 8 more episodes. Ditto. I never heard of this guy, literally (OK, sue me, I don't read the credits). When...
by John Boy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1962

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How many people got Samuel Barber? I must have confused the clue. For me Barber and Adagio for Strings is insta-Pavlovian, an all-time favorite. But my reading of the clue had it being paired somehow with a composer of madrigals, which seems like hundreds of years earlier. If anyone has the correct...
by John Boy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1962

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Johnblue wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:20 pm
Good game by Sam. Easiest FJ of the week for me.
How about easiest of the season?
by John Boy
Sat Feb 20, 2021 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1962

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If Ken never hosts again at least his last one was a good game. Through 30 games Ken demonstrated he was a more than capable host and I suspect it will become more apparent as the parade of other guest hosts have their time. For a few seconds during his stint, I found myself thinking, "That looks a...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 17, 2021 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1420

Re: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

These wagers show the same preparation that the utility commission has shown here in Texas. :roll: Aaannnnddd right you are. Still a head=shaker to me that NO ONE seems to give wagering strategy even a passing thought before showing up to make an appearance on Our Show. If Phil bets just enough to ...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Pittsburgh gave it to me. Not me, man. I saw the movie version of "Fences" with Denzel Washington and Viola Davis, and loved it, but I cannot remember a single thing about it that would link it to any city in my mind. I thought tonight' returning champ looked good (last Friday) to have something of...
by John Boy
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1812

Re: Friday, February 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

STEM girl You understand why this appellation is insulting and sexist to a respected Ph.D. molecular and developmental biologist? (Or indeed any person over the age of adulthood?) IMHO, there are ways of expressing fair criticisms of guest readers without resorting to sexism. Thank you. I have foun...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1965

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mas3cf wrote:
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:43 pm

Said Hermia for Angela. Negged myself, but upon further review...

https://nameberry.com/babyname/Hermia

Judges?
I will also poll the judges. For "heavenly messenger," "angel" does indeed give us "Angela." But "Hermes," (Greek Messenger God) gives us "Hermione," not so?

What say?
by John Boy
Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 1965

Re: Monday, February 8, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue had me stumped. I ruled out Poe's "Rue Morgue" as a sucker's play and had no inspiration for anything connected to Jack the Ripper. OK, what exactly makes that a "sucker's play" or a rule-out? (Apart from the years of publication, which would be awfully hard to have at hand: the clue s...
by John Boy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1659

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Catholic nation sending an invading force in the late 16th century??? Since 1588 is firmly established in my memory bank as the date of the invasion, the armada was an instaget. So much so that I was shaking my head a bit to see it a TS. But what the hey....
by John Boy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/1/21 week
Replies: 28
Views: 482

Re: FJs for the 2/1/21 week

Never heard of "Sooce" pronounced as "Soyce" but knowing how to speak German a bit helped me to arrive at the "E-U" diphthong (as in Freud) and land correctly on the side of the good doctor.

I'll take it.
by John Boy
Sat Feb 06, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1659

Re: Friday, February 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today's Ken moments: Nothing added on the Scottish poet clue other than, "Right". Tampico not said as "Tam-PEE-koe" but more like "TAM-puh-koe" For Burns, maybe he couldn't decide between these two options. If so, let me recommend the latter. As for TAM-pi-co, it seems to be analogous to PEE-ru Ind...
by John Boy
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1631

Re: Thursday, February 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I was sunk when I saw the FJ category. Another horrible weak spot for me. I surprised myself by actually instagetting C-Span. As many finals as I have whiffed on this season, I'll take this even if it is a fluke.
by John Boy
Fri Jan 29, 2021 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2219

Re: Friday, January 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 7:29 pm
I can name one city in Northern Ireland. (London)Derry isn't it.
Amen, brother. On the other hand I was pretty certain that President Lincoln didn't name General Lee to head the Union Army. :roll:

(And that it wasn't General Custard either)