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by John Boy
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 53
Views: 1366

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nice run for Gilbert, and sorry to see him go. Still Lee earned his win the hard way, with superior play. Congrats to both. The "endive" clue made me chuckle, remembering Dan Quayle's comment of "Belgium" (instead of "Belgian") endive. Like saying "France poodle." What a maroon. I miss the days when...
by John Boy
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 2128

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

The reversal on DD3 made all the difference today. No kidding. Gilbert dodged a cannonball. I have to believe if they had gone into FJ with David leading as we originally thought, David would have made the proper wager and won the game. Which is really too bad for David, as he played a great game a...
by John Boy
Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 1886

Re: Monday, January 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Once again the old guy's knowledge bank of "classic" (as opposed to recent, popular) stuff comes through. LT on eddy, lanolin, Paganini, Casablanca (seriously, contestants? not clue?), plus 3/3 on DDs. On FJ I wavered between Our and My American Cousin, but answered with a pretty high degree of cert...
by John Boy
Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1589

Re: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ironhorse wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:15 pm
I went with Josephus.
Josephus was my second choice. I went with Herodotus, so I was only off by 500 years and one civilization, but other than that, spot on.
by John Boy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 87
Views: 2167

Re: Wednesday, January 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I couldn't make head of the "area code" clue either. You and me both, buddy. The response didn't help me understand what they were getting at either. The contestants seemed similarly befuddled. And me as well. But then this entire game left me shaking my head a lot. I attempted a total of 5 clues (...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1439

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

List of 12, starting with 3 precious stones? Must be the 12 tribes! :oops: You are so close! Let me say that one of my guilty pleasures is watching the show "Ancient Aliens." Just last week they aired a show on the Ark of the Covenant, focusing on the power it had (according to OT accounts), even k...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1439

Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

List of 12, starting with 3 precious stones? Must be the 12 tribes! :oops: You are so close! Let me say that one of my guilty pleasures is watching the show "Ancient Aliens." Just last week they aired a show on the Ark of the Covenant, focusing on the power it had (according to OT accounts), even k...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 28, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 1278

Re: Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Before the clue was revealed, I was thinking of Mount Vernon, Monticello, and the Hermitage; aside from the century involved, nothing rang a bell, so I settled on the Hermitage. Not that many truly well known ones. I thought of these three as the "A" possibilities, with the "B" group consisting of ...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/18/17 week
Replies: 30
Views: 1002

Re: FJs for the 12/18/17 week

I still don't know a THING about popular music and NHO Island Records. At least I was gratified that my WAG of Kingston was a good enough guess for one of the contestants to use as well. Maybe some day they'll have a clue asking about Deutsche Gramaphon Gesellschaft (and pardon me in advance if I've...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1428

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:53 pm

I don't usually see grace as a synonym for adorn. Missed that clue.
"Smith's wonderful illustrations graced the pages of the new children's book." Common usage.
by John Boy
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 34
Views: 1428

Re: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wrote "What is the Yukon?", and I assume that would be acceptable since the clue gave the word "territory", although IANAJ. I don't know whether I played too much The Yukon Trail as a kid or what, but that was the easiest FJ I've seen in a while. And naturally, the one occasion we see someone not...
by John Boy
Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 55
Views: 2330

Re: Monday, December 25, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Fortunately for Natalie, there was a wagering sweet spot right around the $6000 mark where she could keep Charlie locked out while still going for the prize. Unfortunately for Natalie, there was no way for her to win against a good wager by Donna unless Donna missed AND Natalie got it right. Fortun...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1808

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Neutral/neuter seemed like negbait unless you've studied a foreign language. ....or English.... For those who haven't studied a foreign language or English either, this had to be a difficult category. You learn the concept of the "gender" of words (masculine, feminine, neuter) the same way you lear...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1808

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was "Disneyfication" of Dr. Seuss a helpful hint or a red herring? That clue kind of confused me. Same. I'm still not sure what they were going for there. I got FJ but with very little confidence. The Netherlands was just my first instinct knowing its monarch was a queen until recently. As I read t...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1808

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was "Disneyfication" of Dr. Seuss a helpful hint or a red herring? That clue kind of confused me. Same. I'm still not sure what they were going for there. I got FJ but with very little confidence. The Netherlands was just my first instinct knowing its monarch was a queen until recently. As I read t...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1808

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

It helps to know your quarks In my case, it would've helped to remember the category. I know my quarks. More or less. I know strange, charm, up, down... googly-legged, and Doc? So if I'd noticed that the response had to start with S, I'd have been all over that. Where did you go to school? The quar...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 1808

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:54 pm


Neutral/neuter seemed like negbait unless you've studied a foreign language.
....or English....


For those who haven't studied a foreign language or English either, this had to be a difficult category.
by John Boy
Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 2081

Re: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I see it on Learned League sometimes when an opponent has ART as the worst category. It’s one of those areas like opera that can be a nightmare for some people. Ben’s wager of zero has me wondering if ART was the last thing he wanted to see? The response of Guernica demonstrates he at least knows a...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 2108

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm no wagering savant but I thought that a poor FJ bet by Craig. He was apparently trying to protect against a double by Brennan, but since if he misses the answer he drops to third he might as well have bet $5401 to have a shot at winning if Bryce misses or bet $0. It was poor strategy decision b...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 15, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 2108

Re: Thursday, December 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I'm no wagering savant but I thought that a poor FJ bet by Craig. He was apparently trying to protect against a double by Brennan, but since if he misses the answer he drops to third he might as well have bet $5401 to have a shot at winning if Bryce misses or bet $0. It was poor strategy decision b...