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by John Boy
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 888

Re: Wednesday, November 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ: struck me as a good get by the new champ on a tricky clue, plus two very good, plausible misses by the other two, plus two perfect wagers by the guys and a plausible wager by the young woman, for an overall very good performance by the three, at least considering they went 1-and-2. It's probably...
by John Boy
Tue Nov 24, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1179

Re: Monday, November 23, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:41 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:38 pm
"Bill and coo" made me WTF. Poll request?
Yeah, that's a new one on me.
Danged kids these days! Probably never heard of spooning either. Or a sock hop.
by John Boy
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1447

Re: Wednesday, November 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:18 pm
Never even heard of any of those TV shows.
I wasn't sure whether those were real shows or whether the writers were pranking us.
Jeesh, what an oddball set of clues!
by John Boy
Mon Nov 16, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1426

Re: Monday, November 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't know where, or under what circumstances, or how many centuries ago, I read that phrase (which was attached to a bust of Franklin), "Eripuit caelo fulmen, mox sceptra tyrannis:" He snatched lightning from the heavens, the scepter from tyrants. God knows how I remembered it after all this time...
by John Boy
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2316

Re: Monday, November 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched this game all right....Didn't seem the same....poop
by John Boy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1714

Re: Friday, November 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 8:40 pm
Largest desert in Africa is worth $1000? Really?
That was my thought too. Are you serious, writers?
by John Boy
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: OBIT: Alex Trebek
Replies: 92
Views: 4747

Re: OBIT: Alex Trebek

His passing is a rare occasion when millions of people who never literally met the man will feel genuine sorrow and reflect upon his class and courage.   He performed at the highest level to the end, which is remarkable with the effects of his particular illness and its therapies.  His interactions...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1404

Re: Monday, October 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:38 pm
:D :D :D on DDs
Precalled Dead Sea Scrolls for FJ.
Hammurabi Code was easy :mrgreen:
Harrumph. I precalled my birth certificate.
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/19/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: FJs for the 10/19/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: Arabian phrase, WT Overture, Trumbo, Guernica together over the four days may have taken 12 seconds total. On Friday, precalled "MvM, Dred Scott, and ..... darn it, what was the case name, trains and separate but equal .... hope it's not th...
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/19/20 week
Replies: 25
Views: 527

Re: FJs for the 10/19/20 week

If you gave me 100 years and 1000 guesses I could never have come up with Dalton Trumbo.
by John Boy
Mon Oct 26, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?
Replies: 27
Views: 1814

Re: Who says "35" was never reported as the passing score?

Yeah I don't think it was ever people saying 35 was "never" reported, just that for a number of years (maybe coincidiing with the introduction of the onlinetest but that's just a guess) they seemed to stop saying the number publicly so it was open to speculation. Based on the 2019 article I guess s...
by John Boy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1952

Re: Friday, October 16, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ten TSs worth $9800 plus a sole get on FJ. Easiest 4th-podium win (or should that be lectern?) ever. Really, really a weak performance by all three contestants. I know the CCs are limiting themselves to the LA area, but is this really the cream of the contestant crop?
by John Boy
Sat Oct 17, 2020 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)
Replies: 27
Views: 615

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 10/16/2020 (Part 2)

I got several of the ones listed here plus several more not included: "Ah," Pearl, Bill Murray, vacuum, steam, "to boldly go," don't go there, you can't go home again, JFK, Old Ironsides. That was 10, good for $9,800. Even if I bet zero on FJ that was a fourth-podium win. In reality I came up with A...
by John Boy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 35
Views: 7077

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

cinemaniax7 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:40 pm
Fred Dean, Hall of Fame DE for 49ers and Chargers, has died after battling COVID-19.
Wow. Happen to know his age? He couldn't have been terribly old. Young and strong and dead from the virus. Just wow.
by John Boy
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2013

Re: Thursday, October 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speak for yourself, Mark. I would've been happy if Billboard 2020 never saw the light of day. How is Glass Menagerie a TS? Tennessee Williams is a Pavlov for that play. Is it just me or is the writing just terrible this season? Nothing to pin FJ on, went with bipolar. :? I agree regarding Billboard...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1941

Re: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How in the world was this a triple stumper? :shock: Maybe they overthought it? Kevin seems really good, though. Three for three on locking it up before final. His competition has not been very strong for any of his wins. But yeah, 3-for-3 lock games is good performance for anyone under any circumst...
by John Boy
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1941

Re: Monday, October 12, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was not until going to the contestant responses and then reading the predictions at Fikkle that I began to realize that the clue was not as easy as I first thought. Perhaps there is an advantage for native Californians on it? This is one of those finals where you either know it or you don't. I d...
by John Boy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

Don't cry for me, Argentina. I read that clue and jumped on the enormous South American country so fast that I never, ever bothered to think of an alternate. I take some consolation: even though Argentina is only about one-third the land area of Australia, it seems like a much closer contest when yo...
by John Boy
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/5/20 week
Replies: 22
Views: 471

Re: FJs for the 10/5/20 week

FJ is killing me this season. I came in at about 70% for the whole of last season, down to about 50% in the early going this time. Gotta eat my mental Wheaties.
by John Boy
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1536

Re: Thursday, October 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I’m sorry. The what diamond? I can’t even spell it I almost said "Klopman". Thanks a lot, Garfield. Koh-I-Noor was an instaget for me. Dunno why. Why does anything stick in my head? The story is told that when the stone was first presented to the monarch for whom it was intended, he was so overwhel...