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by John Boy
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1167

Re: Friday, September 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised at the triple whiff on FJ. A Eurasian country = Turkey ---> gem/color that sounds like Turkey. QED. (That's based on an understanding that a Eurasian country is one situated in/on both continents - which could be a completely faulty, but in this case serendipitous, premise). My thinking e...
by John Boy
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 941

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Woof wrote:
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:30 am
Yeah, yet another led from the Chinese zodiac to Confucius. The Buddha never occurred to me.
Same here. I'm guessing Confucius would score quite high if (hint, hint) it becomes a poll item this week.
by John Boy
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1057

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can someone name a "famous...speech" given by Paul Revere? Or really, any other famous speech associated with the early revolutionary period? I'm not coming up with one offhand...So yes, this was a little tricky since the speech was delivered in Virginia by a Virginian...but I couldn't come up with...
by John Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony
Replies: 18
Views: 331

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Medal ceremony

And, the winner of the 2018 Summer Hiatus Challenge, winning yet another championship, with a score of 414 points, is last year's champion, Schliemann I can't even keep count of how many championships Schliemann has won. Congratulations again to Schliemann for another amazing win and all the other ...
by John Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 919

Re: Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

These boards seemed quite easy to me. FJ took me longer than I’d care to admit, but WECIB? Like Mark Barrett, I had to shift mental gears from literature to cartoons before it came to me. WECIB?! I'll tell you. For some stupid reason I stared at that thing and thought of the Roadrunner for about 15...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The last DD was an amazing clue to me, and not in a positive sense. I guess you're supposed to know that the US flag has 13 stripes (duh). And you learned long ago that for a while the country thought of adding a star AND a stripe for each new state, until they realized how unwieldy the flag might b...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 858

Re: Monday, September 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:22 pm
Reese’s story was about being a bourbon enthusiast while none of the players got the French royal house clue.
Let alone that the others didn't get it. When HE didn't get it, all I could think of was "What IRONY!"
by John Boy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Capitals + TV Guide = an easy 6k to start things off. And they got all of the capitals right! For FJ, the year meant nothing, 'posthumous' didn't seem relevant, and the name didn't ring a bell, but after staring at the name for about 10 seconds, axel -> figure skating finally clicked. I'll join the...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1170

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Vowela, I thought axel jumps were named for axles. Me three. I guessed rugby. I sat and stared for about 15 seconds before I realized Axel is spelled differently from the axle on you car, which I had previously noticed about the axel (not axle) skating jump. From there it was a reasonable gues...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1304

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shawn’s 8000 was a pretty number and it more than covered Lauren’s potential doubling. It did not keep him above Kyle’s expected fall to number of 9599 though. Kyle says thank you. True dat. This certainly didn't take long. Only four games into the new season and some guy gives away a game he shoul...
by John Boy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1352

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Nobody else has mentioned Tom Lehrer yet -- as soon as I saw the FJ clue I got an earworm from "Alma, Tell Us" that lasted about half an hour. "While married to Gus she met Gropius, And soon she was swinging with Walter. Gus died and her teardrops were copious. She cried all the way to the altar. B...
by John Boy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1232

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Man, Monica had a tough game. Looks as if she couldn't get in on the signaling device for love or money, and when she finally did, she started tossing up wild guess after wild guess. And the champ played as solidly as she did in her win the previous game, but just not quite enough for this game. The...
by John Boy
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1232

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:57 pm
I got Guillotin without the E. :geek:
Seems that you and Dr. G. will do anything to get ahead.
by John Boy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1495

Re: Monday, September 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Considered Brazil, but talked myself into Indonesia, figuring she ocean kayaked around the islands. Horrible answer. I'm just glad someone besides me went for it. I also thought about going around the many islands. Perhaps because I just the day before saw something on TV about the MANY islands of ...
by John Boy
Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--TOC Instant Replay (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 456

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--TOC Instant Replay (SPOILERS)

When do we get to see the official answers to SCH, R5, D4-D6???
by John Boy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3468
Views: 332958

Re: Reretaken Down

MarkBarrett wrote:
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:33 pm
#12 - S.O.S. and nothing ever changes as even 20-0 was not enough of a cushion for Chi against GB.
At least both of those teams have won something in their existence.

Yesterday the Browns managed to get a tie against Pittsburgh and they still exceeded last year's record.
by John Boy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 504
Views: 41886

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Peachbox wrote:
Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:21 pm
FJ-style current events clue

On September 18, the Baltimore Orioles will be the first MLB team to wear jerseys with names written in this alphabet
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...can't touch that...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 504
Views: 41886

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

A minor league baseball team in Madison, Alabama, is set to begin play in 2020. They had an internet poll to name the team and the winning name was the Rocket City Trash Pandas. https://articles.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/what_is_a_trash_panda_slang_wo.amp There is a joke here and I will be pill...
by John Boy
Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 67
Views: 602

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 6

2. utter 4. umber 6. underwater 8. umustbekiddingr 10. ureter 3. clam 6. Elizabeth 9. magnanimous 12. clam 15. Clifford Odets (this is the play that led one critic--I forget his name but he was a member of the Algonquin Round Table) to title his review, "Odets, Where is Thy Sting?") And with that I...
by John Boy
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5
Replies: 68
Views: 622

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2018--Round 6, Day 5

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2. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

4. Ibis

6. blind

8. ornithology

10. I have no clue whatsoever.

3. Burr

6. clam

9. Miranda

12. clam

15. clam
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