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by nserven
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1897

Re: Wednesday, January 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

We had an Amber Alert flashing on the screen in our area when the Amber Alert clue came up. (Child has been located.)
by nserven
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

This strikes me as an FJ where the text of the clue demands a response with a specific spelling.
by nserven
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5595

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was pleased with myself for coming up with "Lewis & Clark Clifford Odets" without knowing if Clark Clifford was anyone at all.
by nserven
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/16/19 week
Replies: 24
Views: 816

Re: FJs for the 12/16/19 week

I don't get at all how 'third wheel' is such a popular wrong answer. Carriages have four wheels, not two. Therefore a superfluous wheel would be the fifth wheel. : Having heard the term "third wheel" countless times and never "fifth wheel" will make you wonder if there's a type of carriage with two...
by nserven
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1935

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

I overthought this and went with "registered to vote" since the date was September instead of November. I'm counting it as "close but no cigar..." :x Glad to see I wasn't the only one to go down that path. I should have taken the extra quarter second to realize that 1870 was not a presidential elec...
by nserven
Tue Dec 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2582

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

I use LEXIS-NEXIS for my work. A search for "anaphylaxic" brings up 118 hits with repeats, but mostly from news/wire articles. Here is one from UPI in which a pediatrician is quoted (note that he uses it as a noun as well, for a patient): A shot of adrenalin, such as that contained in the Epi-pen or...
by nserven
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 31
Views: 2284

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

Is this the first time Providence has been on the list?
by nserven
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 1153

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

Born and raised north of Boston. "Jimmies" is very familiar to me, though I hadn't noted the distinction between the chocolate and rainbow toppings. I believe Brigham's, a former ice cream/restaurant chain, used "jimmies" on its menu. While the restaurants have since closed, the brand is still sold ...
by nserven
Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 776

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

7 right for $8,600 plus the DD1 and FJ.
by nserven
Wed Dec 04, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)

$13,200, but I also negged on canvas for silk and Doomsday for worst-case.

Got raptor and operetta.
by nserven
Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 93
Views: 3963

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I presume that a first name is always sufficient for a fictional character. If they've made exceptions to this I don't remember them. "Alex from Family Ties" was ruled incorrect on an FJ: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=3959 But TBH, I probably said "Napoli" because of Mike Napoli, fo...
by nserven
Fri Nov 22, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

COLORFUL PHRASES

A Nov. 28, 1960 use of this 2-word phrase referred to “police officials forecasting record traffic jams, both vehicular and pedestrian.”
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Black Friday
by nserven
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Picked Off wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:03 pm
BUSINESS

20 percent of ESPN is owned by this corporation that launched with a single newspaper in 1887.
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What is Hearst?
My guess was
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Scripps, given that ESPN broadcasts the spelling bee.
by nserven
Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

POP CULTURE THROUGH THE GENERATIONS In 2009, this member of the Monkees appeared in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants Who is Davy Jones (and his locker)? (This one could be made easier with another clue, but I like it this way.) I like it too, SpongeBob -> underwater -> 'Davy Jones' locker' is a ...
by nserven
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 4094

Re: Thursday, October 31, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think "valley" was supposed to be an operative word in the clue, as it refers to the Salinas Valley, which is pavlov for Steinbeck, is mentioned in the first line of East of Eden, and apparently was the original title for the book.
by nserven
Sat Oct 26, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

20th CENTURY FRENCHMEN These two 20th century Frenchmen, one a composer, the other a novelist, sound like they have the same name, but actually have differently spelled surnames. Who are Pierre Boulez and Pierre Boulle? I have long thought a similar clue would work well involving Kurt Weill (German...
by nserven
Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5355

Re: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember Leadville as a stumper in one of Matt Jackson's games. It said it was the USA's highest incorporated city. I got as far as Little Rock, with a paltry elevation of 335 feet. There are 11 hits in the archive for Leadville before this FJ!, with 2 asking for the city, and both of those were ...
by nserven
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 3404

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got FJ right, though with a couple of seconds in consideration of Hirohito, but I was pretty sure I could remember when he died so I went back to Mao.
by nserven
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74644

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Shaquebanisa wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:47 pm
FILMS OF THE 2000s

Set in 1980, this Best Picture Oscar Winner took its title from Yeats' "Sailing to Byzantium"
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What is "No Country For Old Men?
My first thought had been
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Argo, which is set in 1979. Sailing --> argonauts --> Argo? The West Texas addition would obviously steer one away.