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by John Boy
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 78
Views: 7897

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

I'm curious why you are so adamant in your defense of Stephanie, Quantum. To me it's clear what she did was wrong and illegal and she must suffer the consequences. She was a great player and she's an entertaining individual, but that doesn't make her above the law. What Adrian College did is the se...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1432

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Most geographic sources consider the Delaware River from Philadelphia downstream to be part of the Atlantic Ocean, and therefore not making Pennsylvania landlocked. I'm glad Ali got the Joe Frazier question. Maybe they'll have one on Sonny Liston or George Foreman tomorrow. I was very surprised to ...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1432

Re: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Magna Carta for 1620 was a particularly bad guess. I agree. But Ali made up for it (in my mind at least) by correctly getting the fairly obscure "Man With The Golden Arm." For me that was an Instaget because it was one of my favorite albums growing up. But that was, um, so long ago, I didn't think ...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2216
Views: 236030

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

klakins wrote:
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:28 pm
klakins wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:38 am
I took the online test for the first time on March 7th. I got an email about 10:30 last night inviting me to the New York City audition on April 25th. Looking forward to the experience!
Today I got THE CALL! I’ll be taping July 23 or 24 :D
WOO HOO!

Have fun and knock 'em dead!
by John Boy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 561

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Knots imply twosome. Gemini was too obvious so I went with the other twosome on the Zodiac, Pisces, represented by two fish. Two strings meeting in a knot? I thought of the two sides of the scale meeting at a point at the top. Second guess was Sagittarius. I don't think I was aware that Pisces was ...
by John Boy
Sat Jun 16, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1409

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't know enough about either geography or Catholicism to get FJ. However, I was able to identify Manitoba based on its shape. I see a number of references on this thread to the "Catholic" nature of this clue. Um, this is a Christian belief and not a specifically Catholic one. I also believe I'...
by John Boy
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 1153

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How did I miss this FJ? Right there with you. I spent 30 seconds saying, "Hamlet? Hamlet? .... Hamlet?" Nothing ever came to mind. Me three. Never saw Lion King and had no clue. Closest I come to this kind of knowledge is the awareness that "O Brother Where Art Thou" is based on the Odyssey. and th...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2216
Views: 236030

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Has anyone received a confirmation for the Cleveland audition? I replied to the email and have not heard anything back yet. I'm in the if anything can go wrong mindset, it probably has. Thanks. I received the original notice that said we had two days to respond. Of course I almost knocked myself ou...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 1053

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

:D :( :D :D :D

Finally broke my long streak of 3-for-5 weeks. Still looking for another rare perfecto. Shouldn't be THAT hard, should it?
by John Boy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1453

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Volante wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:40 pm
Black Beauty here. With the clue as written, I can't imagine me ever getting to Charlotte's Web.
Thank you. Kiddy Lit is not a strong category for me and I know nothing about Charlotte's Web. I also said Black Beauty.
by John Boy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2216
Views: 236030

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Has anyone received a confirmation for the Cleveland audition? I replied to the email and have not heard anything back yet. I'm in the if anything can go wrong mindset, it probably has. Thanks. I received the original notice that said we had two days to respond. Of course I almost knocked myself ou...
by John Boy
Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 1181

Re: Thursday, June 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wpwells wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:19 pm
I took Avibus to bird to ornithology. 3/4!
That was the correct bus to your destination. Did you see me in the back row?
by John Boy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3412
Views: 316894

Re: Reretaken Down

So, I passed Tanzanian ambassador's car today, and was thinking about how Tanzania was a portmanteau. Then I tried to think of any other countries whose name is a portmanteau and couldn't come up with any. Are there any others? How about the one Trump created? Conflate Namibia and Gambia to get "Na...
by John Boy
Thu Jun 07, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1431

Re: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

You had a 1/6 chance to nail FJ! Malka, Rainha & Rouva all sounded like feminine names. Only chess piece that's feminine? The Queen! Identifying these words as feminine never occurred to me, as other languages don't necessarily follow that kind of "logic." Malka and Rouva were absolutely unknown to...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1518

Re: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was definitely one of the weakest games all season. Joe played okay, blowing 2 DDs which ranged from gettable to downright easy (Prince Henry the Navigator), and being part of many simple Triple Stumpers...only to finish with a monster lock. Like others, I'm happy Leslie finished in second at ...
by John Boy
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1518

Re: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Are the regular clue writers on vacation and the interns are doing the writing? It just seems like the clue quality has gone way down. Why wasn't A-ha accepted? And how the %^&#! are we supposed to get Hercule Poirot out of that hot mess of a FJ? Amen, and amen. If what they were going for was "rid...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

This game was absolutely unique for me in one respect. I got one and only one correct answer on a TS (not including FJ), $400 on the Stephen F. Austin clue. But that $400, plus my sole get on FJ!, plus all the bad wagering, allowed me to win this game from the fourth podium with a whopping score of ...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought death and taxes seemed strange within the context given, but I knew it was a Franklin quote and had nothing better, so... I thought the wording of the clue was somewhere between very odd and totally misleading. And I, like you, got the correct answer only because of knowing the quote. Mos...
by John Boy
Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 1712

Re: Monday, June 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Gentlemen: If Leslie bets to cover (like she did) she will have 599 on a miss. You think you might want to stay above that figure? Tommy: If Ian doubles that is 22000. If you bet 10000 or 10001 you play tomorrow. Ian: Lots of choices although the farm should not be one of them. What you have writte...
by John Boy
Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1587

Re: Friday, June 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There are only two presidents born west of TX and one of them is still alive. Kinda narrows it down. :) Now there's something I did not know. I knew Nixon was born in CA but could not recall his NY death, and guessed he died close to home. So I looked for someone else and made the same mistake I be...