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by John Boy
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 749

Re: Thursday, February 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a good FJ. Very difficult to instaget, but should be able to suss out in 30 seconds. My mental tour of Texas border cities got me to Brownsville well within time. 8-) Ditto. The year places the war in time as the Mexican-American War, which immediately draws attention to Texas rather than ...
by John Boy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overall good game for me: Ran the cats (until FJ that is :D ) in sports, horror, point, and opera (yes, opera). and got 50 right overall, which basically never happens. Coryat over $40K, which also may be a first.

Then, um, T. S. Eliot. Boo, hiss....
by John Boy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:50 pm
OK, I must have missed that discussion in lit class. How do those animal names lead to T.S. Eliot? I guessed Ogden Nash and never looked back. :?:
I guessed Ogden Nash and looked all over the place: Seuss, Carroll, everywhere but Eliot. Dang.
by John Boy
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congratulations on getting a little bit of that crucial Jeopardy luck to extend your run via an overly-aggressive 2nd place wager. "Overly-aggressive?" Is THAT what this is called now? How about sub-optimal? Or, like the knight in "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade": "He chose poorly." Or how abou...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/4/19 week
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

I'm so glad to see the Friday Shakespeare FJ is polling so low. Makes it a bit easier for me to swallow missing it and missing the 5-for-5 week.
by John Boy
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 919

Re: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another very, very strong game for the champ. $76K in two outings? That's no fluke. Ran the categories: Bugs Bunny, peaceful guns. And of course I got Zoloft, which is the only way I get through a viewing of J! at home without smashing something. Only LT of the night: annihilate. But I instaget Capt...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/4/19 week
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

So Taming of the Shrew is polling at 19% right now. I imagine that's not a record low; can anyone tell me which clues have scored lower? Or, I suppose, more usefully, can anyone tell me how I can find out for myself which clues have scored lower? That takes SOME of the sting out of losing a 5-for-5...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/4/19 week
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll:


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Stupid Taming of the Shrew cost me a superfecto.

Dang
by John Boy
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1223

Re: Monday, February 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OK, I'll ask the stupid question no one else here seems to be asking. What led to getting this FJ right? I for one couldn't tell you what show is on what network, almost 100% of the time. I've seen Grey's Anatomy a few times years ago and am vaguely aware it is still on, but have no clue how many ye...
by John Boy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1365

Re: Friday, February 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was definitely one of the luckiest wins ever. Is it? Everyone bet properly so this is what I’d expect from a difficult FJ. (Difficult for me at least because I'm familiar enough with the material and thought it must have been a gender bender comedy like Twelfth Night). Uh, no. Bif and Josh bet...
by John Boy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1027

Re: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At this point I have to concede that Bif has more going for him to get him on the show than just the unusual name. This was a very strong, dominating performance for a well-deserved runaway second win. Should be really interesting to see how far he takes this. Amanda? Boy, did she have a rocky start...
by John Boy
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1027

Re: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got JFK right away, and got confused about the number of letters like Alan did. It didn't help that my dad and brother were discussing things aloud, and I realized W. just after the music ended. For this one I will claim my prerogative of counting an FJ that I believe I would have gotten without ...
by John Boy
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1358

Re: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't find this FJ all that troubling. As someone said above, Sweden and Denmark are so close you could swim across (well, almost), and Denmark's only land border is Germany, so....My only problem was my aging brain wasn't 100% sure whether Sweden or Norway was farther west. Really?! OK, I figure...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1537

Re: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Absolutely no recognition on the TV category. Married with Children was the only show I recognized but I can never dredge up Katie Segal's name. I was totally lost on all the other clues. Exactly my experience with this category: recognized Married With Children (LOVED that show!), can't remember m...
by John Boy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1537

Re: Tuesday, February 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not sure how this was a TS. Guy famous for being a horseman talks about a relay - maybe involving horses? Will lucks out and lives to play another day. (But for the horse connection, the transcontinental railroad wasn’t a horrible guess). I was also surprised to see this stump the band. "Relay Race...
by John Boy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1048

Re: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats to the champ on a solid second win and almost a lock.

Nice job for the most part by all three, as we almost saw all three enter FJ north of $10K.

LT: the now obsolete 9 old men (answered handily by the 10th old man).
by John Boy
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1048

Re: Monday, February 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:59 pm
Please let "Our Fair City" be about Car Talk.
Wonderful to find a fellow fan here. Damn, but I miss that program.
by John Boy
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1689

Re: Friday, February 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Great game by all three players. Tough break for Meghan at the end there. For some reason the Oceanus part didn't click, but I got Final going through the back entrance. 1840s sounded right for Neptune, Pluto came later, Uranus came earlier. Also knew the story of Johann Galle, who found the planet...
by John Boy
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1551

Re: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The giveaway on the FJ answer was the word “circle” in the clue. Dorothy Parker is best known as a member of the Algonquin Circle. Actually it was the Algonquin ROUNDTABLE, so "circle" was a hint but not (IMHO) the big red arrow pointing unmistakably to the right answer that some people here seem t...
by John Boy
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 1727

Re: Monday, January 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I abhor fiction - all the time invested in reading it and you have learned nothing real. I'd rather read history. I believe I read the RBoC book in high school but thought it was a "short story", wtf that is... But no excuse, I just didn't know it was a Jeopardy fave. Seriously? What, you don't enj...