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by Peter the accountant
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1591

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Maltese Falcon hint was useless to me. Once you get past Humphrey Bogart, "Play it, Sam," and "Of all the gin joints ..." I've exhausted my knowledge of the film. Your knowledge of the film is even less than you think it is... ;) Hey, 1 out of 3 isn't bad. OK, yeah it is. ;) Oh yeah. It’s bad. ...
by Peter the accountant
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1591

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ clue pointed pretty clearly to the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of WWII. That left me picking between the two name choices. The Maltese Falcon hint was useless to me. Once you get past Humphrey Bogart, "Play it, Sam," and "Of all the gin joints ..." I've exhausted my knowledge...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1601

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I quickly narrowed down the FJ options to France, Canada, and Haiti. Tossed Haiti as too obscure. Made a guess that the French anthem (which I could not name) would date to the revolution. So 1880 would be approaching a century too late. So went with O Canada . I completely missed the “Sir” hint. Th...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Sep 17, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1478

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me in the Dickens camp of wrong answers. Patriarch had me thinking of someone who would have been fairly old at the turn of the century. And they would have had to have some recognition during their lifetime. Then my poor knowledge of literature and authors comes to the fore and I had no idea wh...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1813

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My FJ internal monologue: The most recent of presidential elections? OK. I'll start with the current one and work backwards. It'll be slow, and I won't know a few, but at least its a reasonable method. So -- 2016 Trump and Clinton. Trump's from NY and Clinton was a senator from NY. Is that it? But t...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 592

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( I learned the giant's name as "Goliath of Gath" long ago, so Monday was an easy one for me. Clearly, I'm in the minority on that one. I'm sure I saw an episode of Ed's show as a kid. We didn't watch religiously at all, but I know I've seen a couple...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Sep 12, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1538

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I looked at Jason's ending score 41143 and saw that as April 11, 1943. Still most likely his mother's birthday, whichever date is correct. I trust from his gestures that she was in the audience. I'm a little bugged at the 5 planets visible to the naked eye clue. There are six - I'm pretty sure you c...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1658

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Those mis-spelled insects are my Achilles's heel. I'm OK as long as you stick to lyrics, but the various facts about them always seem to slip away from me. The day of the week was meaningless for me, and the date actually worked against me, since I constantly put them a couple of years earlier than ...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now I am imagining Goliath with his hair dyed black, wearing eyeliner and black lipstick and listening to Bauhaus. Listening? I see Goliath, the Goth of Gath as the drummer of a band called "The Philistines" and playing a huge drum set. But I still had an instaget on FJ! Good way to start the season.
by Peter the accountant
Sun Jul 07, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1947

Re: Friday, June 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I the only one who wanted to say that half of fourscore is twoscore? :P
by Peter the accountant
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3074

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Yikes, Dan's interview. Between himself and the staff person who goes over the chat stories that should not have happened. Dan's 18-month-old likes the opening of J!, the music and Johnny's introduction, but then Alex comes out and the show is just not as good. :o It got a laugh and Alex looked rig...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 1264

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

My grandmother had a recording of Peter and the Wolf that she played (probably at my request) over and over when I was young. No way was I missing that one. I do miss her, though.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 6719

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Missed this episode (thanks again, KABC and NBA), so only read FJ here. I was way out in the weeds. I never heard the quote from Steinbeck, so couldn't solve it directly. The best I could do was tie in to the beginnings of the civil rights movement in the 50s. (Which, in hindsight, is the right gene...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 11508

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For anyone still thinking that James bet was wrong, just watch this (good to hear Keith again!) and then be quiet..... because you're wrong :) : http://thefinalwager.com/2019/06/05/final-jeopardy-june-3-2019/ Innumeracy is running rampant lately. Anyone who would argue that James threw the game by ...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 3964

Re: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I watched this episode online after the preempted 2:07 am airing was itself preempted by live coverage of D-Day commemorations in France. Condolences to fellow Angelenos who will wake up to an unpleasant surprise on their DVRs; PM me if you want to find the show. [edit: actually, I should post that...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 5448

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being this is the first post-Holzhauer game, did Emma or any of the challengers implement any of James' strategies (e.g. aggressive DD/FJ wagering, Forrest Bounce)? Seeing as no one actually answered your question, yes. There were definitely elements of James' strategy present in this game. The gam...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 5448

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Being this is the first post-Holzhauer game, did Emma or any of the challengers implement any of James' strategies (e.g. aggressive DD/FJ wagering, Forrest Bounce)? Seeing as no one actually answered your question, yes. There were definitely elements of James' strategy present in this game. The gam...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: James wouldn't have lost pre-James
Replies: 75
Views: 4375

Re: James wouldn't have lost pre-James

These spoilers are getting out of hand. Next thing you know you're going to tell me something really crazy, like
Show
Vader is Luke's father
or
Show
the professor can do all kinds of science-y stuff on that island, but he can't fix a hole in the boat.
by Peter the accountant
Tue Jun 04, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 200
Views: 11508

Re: Monday, June 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After reading all of the rambling here, one thing I can comment on is that I managed to be well and truly unspoiled. I didn't check this board over the weekend, only taking the weekly FJ poll on Friday night Monday morning. (Edit - looks like I took the poll on Monday, not Friday. Still, I didn't no...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/19 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1260

Re: FJs for the 5/27/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( I'm claiming a get on Monday in spite of trying to come up with anything else that could make sense. Had no idea that the game was that old. I figured it for part of the 1950's board game explosion. Thursday was an educated guess. Figured Germany was too ...