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by Fleeboy
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP rmfromfla
Replies: 11
Views: 1007

Re: RIP rmfromfla

Robert and MarkBarrett were the first J! überfans I encountered back in the long-ago days on the Sony boards. Both were invaluable sources of information in the those pre-Archive days, and beyond. Robert and I kept in touch for a few years, but, sad to say, fell out of contact other than chance enco...
by Fleeboy
Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 4423

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

I don't know where my brain was vacationing during Final Jeopardy!, but my response was "Goth." If I'd been a contestant, maybe my sloppy handwriting could've made it look enough like "Gath" to get me the win, but I doubt it. Now I am imagining Goliath with his hair dyed black, wearing eyeliner and...
by Fleeboy
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 4083

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Initially dismissed Hotel California, as I've always associated it with 1977 (the title track wasn't released as a single until late February of that year), but no other album of that time that I could think of seemed to fit the clue.
by Fleeboy
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3093

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thought of Shel Silverstein first and stood pat. His The Giving Tree was published in '64.
by Fleeboy
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 4018

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:28 pm
"Javier Bardem" sounded Brazilian and not Spanish to me. Not like I know who that is, anyway.
I'd have been tempted to guess "What is a country unsuited for old men?" or something similar.
by Fleeboy
Sat May 18, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 3393

Re: Friday, May 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Kodak for FJ! I seemed to have completely misunderstood what the clue was asking :oops:. Those numbers seemed too big for Kodak, but I couldn't think of another photograph company where 1889 seemed reasonable. I thought of Kodak first because the year sounded right -- in fact, the company...
by Fleeboy
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 115
Views: 10027

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is James the first contestant to have runaways in 4 of his or her first 5 games? Even Ken "only" had 3. The archive confirms that Chuck Forrest (his fifth win was a lock-tie scenario entering FJ), Robin Carroll, and Rick Knutsen had runaways in all five of their regular-season games. According to S...
by Fleeboy
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3452

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

They weren't music legends, but the Sultan of Swat (Babe Ruth, in 1948) and Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi, in 1956) also passed away on Aug. 16.
by Fleeboy
Wed Feb 27, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 4508

Re: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The leader of the City Slickers? Nice fogey trash for the home viewers. Hey! Barring an unforeseen collapse by Team Ken, we're looking at yet another title match involving J!'s resident multi-millionaires. Must be nice to get a call from TPTB every few years to the effect of, "hey, can you come bac...
by Fleeboy
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2420

Re: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Precalled Hindenburg, but initially thought the clue was too obscure for the youngish contestants. Glad to have been wrong. Long, long ago, Herb Morrison spoke to my first-year journalism class at WVU, where he helped establish the school's radio/TV unit. His broadcast, as many of you know, didn't a...
by Fleeboy
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 3769

Re: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"The Sopranos" premiered 20 years ago Thursday. That milestone received a lot of play in the media this week, making it an easy precall for quite a few home viewers, I suspect. Of course, contestants taping months ago would not have been aware of that anniversary.
by Fleeboy
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1843

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

clprez wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:54 pm
I got FJ from watching the movie Patton.
You weren't alone.
by Fleeboy
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 2275

Re: Thursday, November 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My incorrect response was based on Matthew 16, verse 18: "I say to you that you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church."
by Fleeboy
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 4045

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

Nobody else has mentioned Tom Lehrer yet -- as soon as I saw the FJ clue I got an earworm from "Alma, Tell Us" that lasted about half an hour. "While married to Gus she met Gropius, And soon she was swinging with Walter. Gus died and her teardrops were copious. She cried all the way to the altar. B...
by Fleeboy
Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4523
Views: 760064

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

JayK33 wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 2:29 am
I don't know if anybody knew about it since I haven't seen it mentioned on here anywhere, but 5-time champion and ToC veteran Mark Eckard passed away last year. https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/york/ ... =186878736
Thanks for sharing. I hadn't heard. Sad news, indeed.
by Fleeboy
Tue May 08, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 5576

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Stagecoach won two Oscars, and is the name of a town in Texas (population 538, per the 2010 Census). Now, if the stagecoach had been invented in the 19th century by a guy named Joe Stagecoach ... Other films that have won exactly two Oscars and are the names of actual cities, towns, or villages in ...
by Fleeboy
Fri May 04, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]
Replies: 43
Views: 4434

Re: 5/3/18 FJ Poll [SPOILER!]

I'm 66, and have seen the film dozens of times. Never considered it as a response to Thursday's FJ clue.
by Fleeboy
Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 443
Views: 73724

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Nice find. It's been a decade or more since I watched Dirty Harry all the way to the end, and had forgotten how the final scene with Scorpio played out.
by Fleeboy
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category
Replies: 34
Views: 3604

Re: ODD-TITLED TOP 40 HITS [SPOILERS] 3/30 category

I heard that Carpenters song only once (on a broadcast of an odd mid-70s syndicated show called The Oidar Wavelength), but it was one time too many.
by Fleeboy
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3885
Views: 439340

Re: Reretaken Down

Speaking of the Oscars -- The Washington Post published a list of all of the Best Picture winners so you can see how many you've seen. I'm somewhere around 82 (I made it a project a few years back to try to see the ones I hadn't seen), but there were 3 or 4 that I couldn't remember whether I'd seen...