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by Peter the accountant
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1554

Re: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not so great today. Probably would be negged for skipping the "St." in front of "Ives", so can't claim that LT nor the run in the category. Got all of the rejected superheroes, though. No clue today on FJ. I've heard of both Treasure Island and RLS. Didn't know the two were connected, nor anything a...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/31/18 week
Replies: 19
Views: 668

Re: FJs for the 12/31/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: Mon: Pure, unadulterated dumb luck. Which I'll gladly accept. :lol: Tues: Quickly narrowed it down to the USS Reagan or USS Bush - thought a moment and went with the right one. Wed: Had everything right except getting a name. Probably karma for the...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1286

Re: Friday, January 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Had a tough time with these boards. I expected that on Shakespeare, but the others seemed within my reach even though I was missing and clamming a lot. Like someone else, Roosevelt had me looking in NY first. Didn't think the Erie canal was right, particularly with the Spanish names. I don't know Sp...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1681

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was right with Jonathan answering the name of the mission/fort and almost immediately realizing that wasn't the name of the city. C'est la vie. At least I knew what show Howie Mandel hosts besides AGT. For FJ, my first thought was the airlift, but I thought that happened in the 50s. I knew 48-49 w...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1647

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That idioms category was maddening. I probably should have paused after each clue to give me some time to think, but that's not how the game is played. I missed all but "bet the farm" - I simply couldn't figure them out fast enough. But all were familiar to me. FJ! instantly took me to Winnie the Po...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1490

Re: Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I haven't seen this mentioned yet. Current aircraft carriers are named after Presidents - with a couple of exceptions. (Nimitz, Carl Vinson, and John C. Stennis) The two carriers under construction will be named John F. Kennedy (the second carrier to bear that name) and the Enterprise (the 9th naval...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

At home and not keeping score, I pantomimed flipping a coin and took the 50/50 with Laurel over Hardy, but on the show would have clammed rather than give someone the rebound layup. Was the coin flip because you weren't sure which name went with which character? Or was it because you weren't sure w...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 409 - 2018 in Review (Bonuses and final standings revealed)
Replies: 76
Views: 2271

Re: TD 409 - 2018 in Review

Answers are due on Wednesday, January 5, 2019 at 10 AM ET.
You might want to check that. Jan 1, 2019, is a Tuesday. Therefore Jan 5 is Saturday.
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1348

Re: Monday, December 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today is a day to count lucky stars. If I would have recalled Saorise Ronan, I probably would have guessed her. I follow the late night talk shows to try to keep up with some pop culture (and for the laughs) and she's been all over them. NHO any of Lawrence's nominated films, but was a fan of the Hu...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/24/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 867

Re: FJs for the 12/24/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( Mon: Never heard of the man, but I know 10 Downing St. Tues: Sounded like a good description of Dred Scot to me, plus the date was good - just before the Civil War. Wed: Reduced to wild guessing of islands in the Med. Guessed wrong. Thurs: K...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3320
Views: 288204

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

Then how do I make myself care? About anything? How do I know it'll make me a better person like you say it will? Ultimately, learning is how humanity advances. Without learning from others, we'd still be living in caves catching food with our hands and occasionally poisoning ourselves by eating th...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1762

Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

heppm01 wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:52 pm
I'm curious if there are any billionaire authors that do not also have film or merchandising income.
Probably not. JK is the world's first billionaire author. I suspect she's the only one. That led to my instaget today.
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1225

Re: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instantly came up with that long, skinny country. Then spent most of the remaining time trying to recall SA geography. Decided on what turned out to be the right answer as a best guess. That didn't work on yesterday's game, but did today.
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1225

Re: Thursday, December 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if, for the BWI clue, they would have accepted "What is the airport I hate having to drive to?" I kept trying to come up with Barre-Wilkes...then realized I had it backwards. I've even used BWI (then took light rail to Baltimore). Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Airport does have the cooler code, th...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1181

Re: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea about the Punic wars or the location of Carthage. I was reduced to guessing islands in the Mediterranean. Thought of Sicily, Malta, Crete, and Cyprus. Went with Cyprus and lost the low odds bet. Carthage seems to come up with some regularity in J! I really need to learn about it. Ditto...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 1332

Re: Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

With both the year and the "self-inflicted wound", FJ was an instaget for me. That's two in a row - unusual for me. I had to go look up Plessy to remind myself about that case. I can see how they'd get mixed up a bit if you have put both into an "injustice" or "bad USSC decisions" category in your m...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1519

Re: Monday, December 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No one has yet mentioned my choice for the dictator: potentate. I'm taking credit for that one. I'm also up for giving the full phrase for MSRP. I had to rewind my VCR to take a second look at the clue after Alex's comment. I don't see how MSRP alone was the answer for the clue. I read it as asking ...
by Peter the accountant
Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/17/18 week
Replies: 23
Views: 902

Re: FJs for the 12/17/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( Spent 28 of the 30 seconds trying to remember the name of that sculpture in the Black Hills. I'm claiming credit to avoid the 0'fer, although not sure I had enough time to write it all out. I knew that the Fab 4 spent time in Germany playing lots of gigs, but co...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

Re: Monday, December 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I did better than I thought I would on the authors. Went 3/5, staring at one clue trying to figure out the category and joining in with Stevenson instead of Stein. Stine. My close captioning had it wrong, too. My brain was probably on the Steinbeck trail. I think I have seen RL's last name enough t...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Dec 18, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 2029

Re: Monday, December 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seeing Norse Mythology has me start off by wagering nothing - it's an area I need to study more. As to pre-calls, I ran through the list of Norse gods I could remember. 8 letters were enough - Thor, Odin. (That's actually 7 letters, isn't it? Whatever.) Odin was in the clue, and I was pretty sure Th...