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by John Boy
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1232

Re: Friday, February 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Interesting to me so many here seem to have gone right to "Neverland" rather than "Wonderland." Seemed like a coin toss to me and I picked wrong. If you know the story of Peter Pan, and not just the Disney animated movie which doesn’t mention it, you would know that the lost boys got to Neverland b...
by John Boy
Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1088

Re: Thursday, February 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Another response of "shogun" here, but samurai makes sense in hindsight. Ditto, and ditto. Boo, hiss, as "shogun" spoils my modest streak of 5 correct FJs. Lousy wagering from second place...UGH! I often wonder, after people do what Shawn did in this game, at some point does someone belatedly show ...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 55
Views: 1720

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

Cleveland and Detroit are about a 2 hour drive apart... weird to have auditions at both. They are both about the same distance from me. I think I'll pick Cleveland since I've never been there. ...if you're driving what, the Batmobile? Downtown to downtown is about 180 miles, and goes right past at ...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15
Replies: 55
Views: 1720

Re: Adult tests March 6,7,8, teen test March 15

morbeedo wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Make sure you all sign up for the easiest of the 3 tests.
100 quatloos if you can tell me for guaranteed-certain which one that will be....
by John Boy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 1602

Re: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I ever had insomnia I could replay the Leno clues (cars are not my thing, nothing against Leno himself) and I would be lights out. There was no chance the J! round would have 30 clues shown once that video category was completed. I have no idea why the writers do this. Even if the category is ap...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1734

Re: Monday, February 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Can I make a poll request for shell shock? Go for it. I've studied the treatment of PTSD, including its various incarnations throughout history as shell shock, battle fatigue, etc. This one was an Instaget, especially given "alliterative." Seemed like overall a very well played game by all three. B...
by John Boy
Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 2500

Re: Thursday, February 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Man, they left a lot of unanswered clues up there: LT on national pastime, time signature, A Brief History of Time, (billiards) break, Catherine of Aragon, Homer, Brugel, Jitterbug. Plus easy-peasy DD on Vienna Boys Choir. Plus nearly-Instaget on CDC = Atlanta = Emory. Which I hope made up for my 1-...
by John Boy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2818

Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

DBear wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:47 pm
Dutch flag + Mutts colors, easy FJ.
All this time I thought it was METS. Who knew?

:roll:
by John Boy
Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2818

Re: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew orange and blue but put red for the third color for some reason. Because of the reference to the Netherlands, I put down orange with a high degree of confidence. Because of my hazy memory of the Mets logo, I put down blue with about a 50-50 degree of confidence. Then I stared and debated bet...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 50
Views: 2198

Re: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tally up another for The Republic. 99% sure it was incorrect but nothing else came to mind. Absolutely the same result here. I vaguely remember hearing about "Apologia" but couldn't remember it in 30 seconds of think music. I wonder what's gotten into the writers. This one went beyond YEKIOYD to AY...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 1995
Views: 199340

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Through December 2012, I had been selected to audition for J! four out of the five times I was eligible. Since that time, I have scored 40+ on every online test I was eligible to take and have not been randomly chosen for a single audition, including Charlotte this year. Surely the odds must turn i...
by John Boy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 2955

Re: Friday, February 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Last week there was an entire category about Will Rogers. Now there's a Final Jeopardy featuring "Oklahoma" as the correct response. Maybe my home state is finally creeping out of the obscurity of flyover country! Sorry, but as long as Oklahoma continues to sit next door to the Great State of Texas...
by John Boy
Mon Feb 05, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/29/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 987

Re: FJs for the 1/29/18 week

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

mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Dang Kerouac!

I was THIS close to a superfecta.
by John Boy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 2474

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 am
I thought that Ryan flew too close to the sun tonight but he smoked the leader with a sole solve on a pretty YEKIOYD clue. I picked Hemingway because I couldn't remember Capote's name.
Write this down for future reference:

Capote's name is "Capote."

You're welcome.
by John Boy
Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 81
Views: 2474

Re: Thursday, February 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew Fitz was long dead in 58, but hadn't the slightest clue who else it could be. I said Williams, just to say something (yes, I know he isn't an author). Wouldn't have got to Kerouac with 50 guesses. I'm with you. "Jazz" suggested Fitzgerald but I figured "long dead." Also not the slightest clu...
by John Boy
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 86
Views: 2907

Re: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

As someone who has spent most of his life living in a bedroom community of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, I was wondering if you could poll that $200 question that they all missed. Also, given how often clues about him end up as a TS, I'm glad that Ryan got the Dag Hammarskjold clue. As another O...
by John Boy
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 2080

Re: Monday, January 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Moomoomoo1 wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:59 pm
I thought it would be cross burning, given the era. Draft cards didn't even occur to me...
Given that I, uh, actually had a draft card in my wallet during the 60s, this may have been the Instaget of all instagets.
by John Boy
Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 1773

Re: Friday, January 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

hscer wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:57 pm
I've never NHO'ed harder than on tonight's Final.
Amen. Even for this category, which is, uh, pretty bad for me, this was an absolute stand and stare. I was proud to come up with a WAG (Amelia Bedelia) that at least one of the contestants also tried. Woof.
by John Boy
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1716

Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tonight's Lach Trash: James Watt, coupler, Cambridge, (all I know is...) what I read in the paper, (I never met a man...) I didn't like (seriously, people??? No one knew this???); My Blue Heaven, Pearly Gates, Thoreau, Lhasa, 1980 Olympics, Pullman (car and strike). That's 11 TSs for $11,800. Add to...