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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: 4283

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: 4283

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: 3867

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: 8224

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: 8224

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...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8224

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

Third (pardon my ignorance): what the hell is "Kip" Marlowe? I' know who Marlowe was, read some of his work in college, even came up with "Who was Marlowe?" for this FJ. Is "Kip" some nickname I've just never heard of? Was Marlowe, unbeknownst to us, secretly Kenyan? And what's up with including th...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8224

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

This may be the longest thread I've ever seen for a regular-season game. And IMHO far too little of it has been given to Emma, who deserves to be the star here. Even if she had been playing against 1-game winner Joe Schmo, her play was as solid and first-rate as you could ever hope for from a J! pla...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 8224

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

I just hate he had to lose when he was so close to beating Ken Jennings cash earnings record. One or two more wins, he would have passed him. Even more unusual, his loss comes one day after the fifteenth anniversary of Ken’s first game and the fifth anniversary of Julia’s loss. Hopefully James will...
by John Boy
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3652
Views: 377557

Re: Reretaken Down

seaborgium wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:56 pm
I'm going to be out of the country from the 10th to the 20th. I was hoping for a Raptors sweep....
I was hoping for that as well, but not counting on it. I heard somewhere that the Warriors are pretty good. :roll:
by John Boy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2683

Re: Friday, May 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First, I had to dismiss Barrymore off seeing Lionel. Then when I realized the end of the list of names was the key one I had a moment of panic when I went to get the last name and it was not there. I closed my eyes, took a breath, cleared my head and still did not have it. The detour that worked fo...
by John Boy
Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still don't understand what led anyone to the correct FJ answer. Was it YEKIOYD? Or is it supposedly common knowledge that Shelley's father was a philosopher? or is Frankenstein any more a work with philosophical overtones than a dozen other 19th-C. British novels? I would love to know how anyone...
by John Boy
Fri May 31, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 3099

Re: Thursday, May 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tainted by association with Nazis -> "Deutschland über Alles" -> Germany. What? It's not Germany?! But... but Deutschland! That's Germany! HOW IS THAT WRONG?!? I still don't see how that ends up being Austria instead and I've read the Wikipedia article on it. Two clues to me that it was not Germany...
by John Boy
Thu May 30, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I precalled "extravehicular" on the SPACE "EX" category reveal. I almost never have any luck with precalls, but in this game I precalled both extravehicular activity (EVA) and the Great Dismal Swamp. And that was pretty much the extent of my good fortune in this game. I still don't understand what ...
by John Boy
Thu May 30, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 2764

Re: Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 8:17 pm
How many other notable 19th century female authors are there who only wrote one book? Anna Sewell and Emily Bronte are the only ones I can think of off the top of my head.
And why do you ask this? The clue says nothing of a writer who wrote only one book.
by John Boy
Wed May 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2545

Re: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

after James' Jeopardy! run, he could buy the Jeopardy! set James will not be buying any intellectual property rights to Jeopardy I think you're right, it will be fun to see how James does up against the other super Champs. Keep in mind he has to get through his own Tournament of Champions first. No...
by John Boy
Wed May 29, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 2545

Re: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I saw the category about groups of animals I was excited to show off my knowledge on the subject: a pod of whales, a murder of crows, a crapload of lawyers...you know....
by John Boy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 3179

Re: Monday, May 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

18600 for James at the first break. Not bad for 15 clues. Nice timing for Monica with her Carnival in S.F. story since the 2019 coverage was on the local news yesterday. Good thing I solved the FJ! clue since my LL of .733 in Games/Sports indicates GAMES is a favorable category. I played the later ...
by John Boy
Tue May 28, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 912

Re: FJs for the 5/20/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: In Denver the A-Train takes you from Union Station downtown to DIA. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( thumbs down on the last clue. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: Same results here. And the superfecto rema...
by John Boy
Sat May 25, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3427

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

New record. This is the kind of game in which I really wanted him to find all the DDs to see what kind of bets he would make. Only thing is I wonder if he would have been able to come up with "pruning hooks." That was a rough one, wasn't it? Not something you're likely to guess if you don't know it...
by John Boy
Sat May 25, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3427

Re: Friday, May 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And we're back to the new normal. :| Nate, Nate, Nate... Easy FJ, 5/5 for the week. I thought pruning hooks was an easy DD. :geek: No we're back to the old normal. One exceptional, competitive, interesting game, and back to the J! equivalent of Joe Louis and the "Bum of the Month Club." (and no, I'...