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by Saturnalia
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1346

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If you went to school in the US, I'm not sure how you can say that you never studied JFK in school. And, even if it was glossed over, the existence of a controversy about how JFK was killed is pretty hard to ignore since it gets brought up every single year on the anniversary of the shooting. It's ...
by Saturnalia
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1346

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder how success on this FJ breaks down by age? I can tell you that I had never heard of the Zapruder film growing up; I never studied JFK in school or anything, and when I would talk about the assassination with my parents, his name never came up. It is one of those things that may be etched in...
by Saturnalia
Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1221

Re: Tuesday, December 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Specifically negbaity for Dave's wrong response of Alzheimer's? That was definitely a good guess. I'm not sure if it rises to the level of negbait. But I've seen the film version of Wit with Emma Thompson. (We dated briefly. Long story.) So I knew the correct response and wasn't in a position to be...
by Saturnalia
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1099

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:23 pm


Sadly, as the clue noted, only 40 presidents were outfitted by the Kevlar brothers. Presidents Lincoln, Garfield, McKinley, and Kennedy all declined.
:shock: :lol:
by Saturnalia
Mon Dec 03, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1099

Re: Monday, December 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm always a fan of off-the-wall FJ responses that stem from reading clues... creatively. (A few recent responses from this board come to mind.) I enjoyed "Kevlar." First FJ in a while that I've felt hopeless on but got right by continuing to think . Those are always affirming. Suits aren't my forte...
by Saturnalia
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The crisis in TDs
Replies: 29
Views: 1133

Re: The crisis in TDs

I haven't been playing lately largely because my Masters program has been pretty fatiguing; I've had to let go of some of my trivia energy, because I only have so much mental capacity. But I have found most of them well-constructed. That said, what I look for in a TD, above all, is the proper diffic...
by Saturnalia
Sat Dec 01, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/26/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 613

Re: FJs for the 11/26/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( Poor week. Figured out Coens; didn't know release year of Fargo or who had married whom. God Bless America. Paul; as someone copped to doing in the game thread, I got hung up on disciple vs. apostle. I would have guessed "naiad" but clammed instead. And y...
by Saturnalia
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1292

Re: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My thinking was, as Buckingham is home of the Head of State, they're going to play something official, and as a country we only have one national anthem. Nothing else would be as obvious. That is, likely, the best way to grasp the finer nuances of the TOM. (That is, the thinking should be "OK, obvi...
by Saturnalia
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1292

Re: Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

God Bless America, here. I'm hesitant to complain just because I missed it, but... I think this is a poor clue.
by Saturnalia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 1576

Re: Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The shortcut, as Mark Barrett noted, was to work out the family relations and realize the director and producer were (probably) brothers. If you don't know who that leads to, you're not getting this clue. I figured that part out, but still couldn't get from there to the actress; I didn't know which...
by Saturnalia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Introduce Yourself Here
Replies: 1265
Views: 157591

Re: Introduce Yourself Here

Hi, my name is Douglas Squasoni. I live in New Jersey very close to the New York border. I am in my third year of college. In addition to being an avid watcher of Jeopardy! and WWTBAM, I am also an avid QuizUp player and an avid watcher of University Challenge. I have also participated in over 1000...
by Saturnalia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 482

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Fourth Podium Poll (SPOILERS)

Love this poll. 9,600 (assuming that Benedict Arnold associate clue counts) minus 2,000 (for "skew") = 7,600. I need to work on wagering strategy but betting 4,801 to shut J out sounds right, and I got FJ. So yes, I'm winning from 4th podium.
by Saturnalia
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1306

Re: Monday, November 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While I'm OK with no reversal, I do think that "oblique" clue is quite negbaity. (For "skew," specifically.) With y'all on the Siamese Twins clue also. Didn't quite grasp the category yet and WECIB'd that Safe Spaces DD with "Britain." :( I imagined that the name "New Britain" could reflect safety.....
by Saturnalia
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/19/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 677

Re: FJs for the 11/19/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Usual caveat about not watching the Teen Tournament applies, but I feel pretty comfortable that I'd have come up with Two Gentlemen and 27th Amendment.
by Saturnalia
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1610

Re: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As another poster has said - I have doubts that this is anything but a natural voice. The pitch is just fine, even some males have helium voices. Remember that Olympic gymnast a few years ago (citation needed, sorry) with the Minnie Mouse voice? Some females have "whiskey" voices - it's OK to notic...
by Saturnalia
Thu Nov 22, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1468

Re: Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Completely blanked on Ponchartrain. Couldn't get Champlain out of my head, but knew that wasn't it. Chalk it up to being my first game in a couple of weeks, I guess. Regarding the question of which name I put down on FJ, I put WHH, because... I dunno. I guess because it's more plausible for someone...
by Saturnalia
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is eliminated?
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

Re: What if they changed the tournament format so that the last-place finisher in the first day of the finals is elimina

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:05 pm
I will say that there are a few reasons why I don't think this would be an ideal change for the show to make.

But I will give OP credit for suggesting one of the more unique ideas I've seen in my time in this community.
Agreed.
by Saturnalia
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1610

Re: Monday, November 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think this would be a fine regular-play FJ if, say, one TOM (the pond?) were removed. Agree?
by Saturnalia
Sat Nov 17, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/12/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 692

Re: FJs for the 11/12/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Again, aside from the FJs I'm not watching the TT, so it's hard to say on any of the additional clues, but I probably would have been 0/3 on those.
by Saturnalia
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1296

Re: Friday, November 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW, the viral video from a few years ago came about (at least according to an interview I read) because the guy who narrated it saw a NatGeo documentary and thought that the subject creatures were fascinating, but the presentation of the documentary was boring. This was a misjudgment, I think -- t...