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by John Boy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/9/18 week
Replies: 20
Views: 408

Re: FJs for the 7/9/18 week

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

I hate it when a stupid clue like the "cherry" clue costs me a 5-for-5 week.
by John Boy
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 897

Re: Monday, July 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

45 R DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Boot Camp, Richard the Lionheart, (Jefferson City), Infantryman, Machine Gun, WPA, Booker T. Washington, Pius XII, (The Nutcracker) 100% Lach Trash for third time. Good on you! I had all six of the TSs (+ Nutcracker) as well. What do we win? ……..I know. We only make m...
by John Boy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:19 pm

"Magnificent desolation" a memorable Buzz Aldrin quote on the moon? Apparently not.
I remembered it well. Great line.
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by John Boy
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 1615

Re: Friday, July 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Vincent could have won by avoiding the cross-out. He said, “I misread the question.” That is a wild misinterpretation of the clue’s wording to go that way after already having the correct response written. I'm curious how he read the clue - as you point out, since he got the correct response initia...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1282

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not quite instaget, but 1970's novel + water narrowed it down and the lightbulb went off pretty quickly. I don't remember any of the clues Mark posted, but that first line would've made it even easier. Those wagers...woof. Not sure why I bothered calculating their optimal wagers, when I was pretty ...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 1282

Re: Thursday, July 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wpwells wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:54 am
Ugh ugh ugh. I thought it was too late for this, but I went with Silent Spring. Ugh ugh ugh.
I actually thought of that as well. Fortunately moved on to Jaws quickly.
by John Boy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Overall "Meh" game for me. Just missed $25K Coryat, LT on Three Little Kittens, Pope Benedict XVI, Denzel Washington Monument, wadi; lucky guess on FJ as I know almost nothing about Wicked. Aaaannnnnddddd...Wes is not exactly a powerhouse but he is doing enough to win. Better than most, and definite...
by John Boy
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 984

Re: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:39 am


NHO "noel" meaning a Christmas song.
As in "The First Noel," which is heard in every church and every shopping mall every Christmas.
by John Boy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1289

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't find the TOM, opting instead for a fruit that I know Turkey grows a lot of and thus matching Wes's fig response. Ditto. If this was "TOM," it completely escaped me. I went with dates and my second choice would have been figs. The name of that town was all we had to go on to lead to "cherry...
by John Boy
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1289

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't find the TOM, opting instead for a fruit that I know Turkey grows a lot of and thus matching Wes's fig response. Ditto. If this was "TOM," it completely escaped me. I went with dates and my second choice would have been figs. The name of that town was all we had to go on to lead to "cherry...
by John Boy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 443
Views: 31580

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:34 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44559261
Koko the gorilla, who is said to have been able to communicate by using more than 1,000 hand signs, has died in California at the age of 46.
...
The gorilla...could understand 2,000 words of spoken English.
Better than my brother-in-law....
by John Boy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 443
Views: 31580

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:55 am
IHOP is flipping the P and changing its name to IHOb with the announcement of the new name coming on June 11th.
I wonder if they just got tired of all the jokes about the one-legged waitress named Eileen.
by John Boy
Tue Jul 10, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1115

Re: Monday, July 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Quick solve on the final. Going through the different VPs who took over took me quickly to Truman who took over super early in FDR's fourth term. 1/1 I didn't need no stinking list! I read the clue and immediately glommed onto Truman. If I had bothered to remember Teddy Roosevelt I might have been ...
by John Boy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2247
Views: 244828

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Idle thought: I've been to a few auditions, and I know the CCs are always telling contestant wannabes that they want us to write down interesting items so that AT will have interesting interview material if we get on the show. I've even heard them beg us for "MORE INTERESTING!" because interviews ha...
by John Boy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1511

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Retail had me thinking brick-and-mortar, and I was wondering if "value" was literal or a synonym (Costco? Best Buy??)...until it dawned on me about 20 seconds in that Value was the V in QVC. 1986 seeemed to be the right year for the launch of a new home shopping outfit as well. That Tallahassee DD ...
by John Boy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 1511

Re: Friday, July 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Denver affiliate is pre-empting for something call Big 3 Basketball. I didn't even watch the NBA finals, why the %*^#@)! do they think I'll watch this crap? big 3 is on network tv? fs1 broadcasted that crap last year on tape delay...now it is being shown live on network tv? is it being held in ...
by John Boy
Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1415

Re: Thursday, July 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Alex’s pre-reveal remark, “Believe it or not if you’re good at math it may help you with our final today…” did nothing to help and only distracted me as I attempted to figure out what he meant. He was going for somehow I would know how many years to subtract from a death year to reach the publishin...
by John Boy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1246

Re: Monday, July 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Two of my wife's guilty pleasures are Criminal Minds and NCIS-LA (she doesn't care for NCIS-NO). I would have had to sleep in the doghouse if I had missed those two clues. I think I will be just fine if I am never for the rest of my life reminded that there is such a thing as Danish cuisine. Wowser....
by John Boy
Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: At the risk of looking foolish...
Replies: 12
Views: 857

Re: At the risk of looking foolish...

...and never worry about looking foolish. It's what we do here.
by John Boy
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1440

Re: Friday, June 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I thought that would be a triple get. Anybody have any insight on how London might have been a TOM? London seems to have been a distraction. But the date, plus Vienna, plus the idea that he was thought to have been poisoned. Anybody see Amadeus? OK, it helped that I'm a classical music fan, and hel...