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by nserven
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/22/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: FJs for the 2/22/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Two weeks ago I checked the 0/5 box.
by nserven
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll cycle back to Mark's baseball thread. They were all Boomer friendly except the Jeter one. I could have known it if I wanted to but Yankee related information is rejected at the second filter after the Kardashian firewall. To be fair, baseball nicknames were much cooler back in the day. I think...
by nserven
Thu Feb 25, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1373

Re: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew the book Pioneers (I own a bookstore) but then went and confused Cooper with Jack London. Then said Kipling for Tolstoy—the name did not sound particularly Russian to me. For FJ I immediately went to the only playwright whose birthplace I knew. I remember being a teenager looking for summer j...
by nserven
Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1962

Re: Friday, February 19, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:06 pm
How many people got Samuel Barber?
I have an R.E.M. concert CD in which Michael Stipe waggishly introduces "Stand" (one of their more, er, polarizing songs) as ranking "alongside Samuel Barber's 'Adagio' and the theme song from 'Chariots of Fire'." That's the only way I knew it.
by nserven
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1453
Views: 210479

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

SPORTS BRANDS In 2011 this brand partnered with the Nature Conservancy to spread awareness of the destructive habits of the emerald ash borer beetle. What is Louisville Slugger? (because ash was, until recently, the preferred wood for baseball bats) https://sgbonline.com/louisville-slugger-partners...
by nserven
Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There was nothing to piece together for FJ because I already knew that August Wilson wrote Jitney. The producers were obviously throwing me a line after a rough week previous.

I also said "aubergine" instead of "mauve."
by nserven
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1453
Views: 210479

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FICTIONAL PAIRS

Debuting in 1975, they were named for buildings 1.5 miles apart, at 301 Seventh Ave. and 401 Park Ave. in Manhattan.
Spoiler
Who are Statler and Waldorf?
by nserven
Thu Feb 11, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1721

Re: Thursday, February 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"2-reel short subject" made me think documentaries rather than animation. I said Jacques Cousteau.
by nserven
Wed Feb 10, 2021 8:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1319

Re: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was stuck because I hadn’t understood that there was such a distinction between a coastline and a shoreline. I said New Hampshire, though it should have been obvious what the estuary in question was. This chart uses the term ‘coastline’ for both: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_a...
by nserven
Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 1689

Re: Wednesday, February 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Remembering this FJ helped me to get tonight's.

I was not ready for Botany Bay in a top-row clue, even spotted "plants" and "alliterative."
by nserven
Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1435

Re: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The “rhyme” given was part of a poem, written by one of Geisel’s college friends; that’s why it specified ‘rejoice.’ The “Dr. Seuss” alias evolved from a pseudonym that Geisel came up with at Dartmouth College, his undergraduate alma mater. Not coincidentally, Seuss was also the maiden name of Geise...
by nserven
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 131
Views: 25797

Re: Friday, January 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe this was known but Ken says he can see the contestants' wagers and responses to Final Jeopardy as they are made. It makes sense as Alex would often say something like "I fear X struggled with this one" or "began writing immediately" Good stuff! It's long been speculated or flat out known by p...
by nserven
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 6728

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

This has been a rough few months for Cooperstown. Now it’s Hank Aaron. I saw him hit #701 in person. I was six years old. Watched the game on TV; pretty thrilling. Al Downing (who is still alive) will forever be linked with Aaron. Their relationship gets at least two hits in the archive. http://j-a...
by nserven
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1738

Re: Wednesday, January 20, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

1864 pointed me to Nevada ("Battle Born," made a state during the Civil War) and silver (Comstock Lode). California and gold were then obvious, though I wasn't sure how close their capitals were to each other.
by nserven
Thu Jan 14, 2021 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 175
Views: 6728

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Roger Clemens twice struck out 20 batters in a game. Kerry Wood and Max Scherzer each did it once.
by nserven
Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 273
Views: 17430

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

I'm liking the Mayim Bialik idea. Well-versed and funny. She has a doctorate!
by nserven
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 3099

Re: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

jev15 wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:35 pm
When they revealed Dusty's response to FJ, did anyone else breath a sigh of relief that he hadn't used a more specific word for a female dog?
Assuming it's the word you mean, they've used it on the show before.
by nserven
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 984
Views: 247694

Re: J! in the Media

Katie Couric will get her shot at hosting:

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-a ... isodes-air
by nserven
Thu Dec 24, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1217

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2007 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Are Lamaze classes even still a thing? Seems like the talk now is all about doulas and midwives. (I don't have children, if that isn't obvious.)
by nserven
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1453
Views: 210479

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

U.S. STATE CAPITAL NAMESAKES Of all the people after whom a state capital is named, he was born the earliest. Who was St. Paul? (If PR were to become a state, the new correct response would be San Juan) The most recently born might be more obvious: Joe Juneau, French-Canadian prospector, 1836-1899