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by John Boy
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 850

Re: Friday, December 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another one-time champ bites the dust. Nice, straightforward game: ran the category in "Jack," 3-for-3 DDs, LT for upset, anointing, Suriname, (corpus) delecti, and Jack the Dripper, plus fond memories of the fence-painting episode in Tom Sawyer. FJ category is not a particularly strong one for me, ...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

It would help immensely to know the matchups. Or the format, for that matter. Otherwise, not much reason to pick anything other than heavy chalk. The format has not been made known? I thought it was just me not paying attention. I have no idea how this thing is going to work. It mostly just strikes...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 744

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW I also got sidetracked thinking of "purse" instead of "prize" (-fighter). Ended up standing and staring, which is just as well. I've heard tittering over the notion that two heavyweight boxers would be brawling over a purse...and a belt. Not that I'd say it to their faces.... :roll: Got only th...
by John Boy
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1101

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today was a great day to be an old guy. My only Lach Trash items were Medicare (which I'm old enough to be on), Flo-Jo (whom I'm old enough to have seen in the '88 Olympics, and Brasilia (which became the newly-created capital of Brazil while I was finishing up grade school and had to relearn that f...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO garbanzo beans, swiss chard, bearnaise sauce, or tarragon either. HOW do you know all this ultra-fancy food?! I’d be willing to bet that canned garbanzo or chickpeas are sold in every supermarket in the U.S., and Swiss Chard in most of them. I've heard of chickpeas, but never knew that they had...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 973

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

harp = David Um, what? My first Pavlov is that slingshot = David. My second one is that 200 Philistine foreskins = David. 1 Samuel 18:27: "David took his men with him and went out and killed two hundred Philistines and brought back their foreskins. They counted out the full number to the king so th...
by John Boy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1190

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aaaannnnddd….buh-bye to the one-time champ. Too bad, as I enjoyed her games. Ran the categories: eponyms, eternal. LT: morphine, Nietzsche, Inferno/Divine Comedy. I saw the FJ category and started to pre-call. Got as far as Addis Ababa and stopped, thinking how far down that list of increasingly obs...
by John Boy
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1190

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just had no idea what to even guess. There are like, four trillion countries in Africa and I see no way to noodle your way through this in 30 seconds unless you're inhumanly fast. It would help to realize he clue specified that it was a country associated with (read "colonized by") Italy, which d...
by John Boy
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! All-Star Fantasy League
Replies: 23
Views: 853

Re: J! All-Star Fantasy League

I keep wondering why TPTB at Jeopardy! (arguably the most venerable and beloved game show in history) feel the need to tinker with the basic idea of how the game is played. All this is to me is a chance for a bunch of people who have already made tons of money on the game to come back and make even ...
by John Boy
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... Question about 4-letter words: They asked about reducing the number of animals in a herd etc. and I knew they were looking for "CULL," but AT said either that or some other word was acceptable. Sounded like "FEND" but I don't think that's right. Anybody? ... What is to thin? Ooooooooohhhhhhhh! ...
by John Boy
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Friday, December 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I for one much enjoyed Dave's run and am saddened to see him go. Still Staci won fair and square and all props to her. Question about 4-letter words: They asked about reducing the number of animals in a herd etc. and I knew they were looking for "CULL," but AT said either that or some other word was...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"mistakenly called an Arab land" is Pavlovian for Iran TIL....and this is why I watch J! and read these boards! Said Egypt just to have something. :oops: I'm with you. A lot of people think Iran is Arabic but it's really not?? Well, I also learned something today. And I also said Egypt, also pretty...
by John Boy
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 879

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Foretopman wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:48 pm
I"m kinda with TPH on the dwarfs clue. If you've never seen the clock, is there any reason to pick one dwarf over any other?
None that I'm aware of. Seems to me if you haven't seen the clock, it's just a random 1-in-7 guess. No logical reason it should be one and not any other.
by John Boy
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1350

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not a great game for me, but boy does the champ look strong. He would have gotten my rooting interest even before he came up with the excellent get about the Katzenjammer kids. I brain-farted on the DD on "Lord of the Dance." Probably would have gotten it if I had thought only about Flatley and not ...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1226

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Specifically negbaity for Dave's wrong response of Alzheimer's? That was definitely a good guess. I'm not sure if it rises to the level of negbait. But I've seen the film version of Wit with Emma Thompson. (We dated briefly. Long story.) So I knew the correct response and wasn't in a position to be...
by John Boy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3123
Views: 255530

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Elijah Baley wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:29 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:56 am
Not knowing "Hank" is a nickname for "Henry" is one of TPH's all-time greats.
Maybe the thought was that Hank was short of Handkerchief.
Fun fact: Sometimes "William" is called "Bill" for short. Or "Will." Or sometimes Billy, or Willie." Crikey, what a confusing language.
by John Boy
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1226

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue was a no huddle snap for processing and writing to be done before the music. I was prepared to do a 32-team speed round in 30 seconds if necessary as I spent the break making sure I could instantly recall the teams in their 4-team division blocks. Nope, not necessary. I got it down qui...
by John Boy
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1102

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I like Dave's facial hair- that and his former occupation remind me of Frank Spangenberg. I also thought of Frank when I first saw Dave. Thinking he could be the bald Frank Spangenberg. Can he also match him in terms of Jeopardy success? I'll be hoping so. I'm glad to see it wasn't just me making t...
by John Boy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 2:49 am
I got Tombstone right away.

Let's all sing:
Wyatt Earp, Wyatt Earp
Brave, courageous and bold
Long live his fame
And long live his glory
And long may his story be told!
How old ARE, you, man!? :shock:
by John Boy
Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1182

Re: Friday, November 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For a laugh I thought if someone really went off base then Johnstown. :) I actually considered that for a split second. However, I visited Tombstone back in April, so the date was all I needed. FWIW My instant reaction was also Johnstown. Maybe there was something in the water (so to speak) to make...