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by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 2697

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

45 on Wednesday's test (playing for practice only)
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Charles Van Doren, who in 1956 won $128,000 on the rigged game show Twenty One , has died at the age of 93. Van Doren was a central character in the 1994 movie Quiz Show , Robert Redford's film about the game show scandals. https://www.thewrap.com/charles-van-doren-champion-of-rigged-50s-quiz-show-d...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 2740

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

It's not ideal to take one of these tests at 11:30 pm after taking Ambien, but it's still more advisable than tweeting while on Ambien. Unofficial score of 41.
by cinemaniax7
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1715

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

Yeah, I know Dryden called puns the "lowest and most groveling kind of wit.” Dryden hated movies, too... ;) Also Dryden is the guy who invented the entirely bogus "you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition" idea. Sounds like Dryden and I need to have a long heart-to-heart. As a book editor, I...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1664

Re: Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "adroit" rather than "adept." Judges?
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 04, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 1715

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

Upon hearing of Aretha's death that evening last August, I remembered that earlier in the day I'd heard a DJ on the radio talking about the anniversary of Elvis's death. I turned to my wife and said, "That means the Queen of Soul and the King of Rock and Roll died on the same date!" We started throw...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1513

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I don't think I could have come up with anyone other than Poirot as a mid-1900s mystery solver (those hard-boiled American detective stories just don't spring to my mind very easily), but the 12 and the two titles with Greek references certainly erased any minute possibility I had of thinking of a ...
by cinemaniax7
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1513

Re: Monday, April 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The “12 labors” angle never occurred to me until Alex mentioned it. But it was an instaget because I remembered reading “The Cretan Bull” when I was going through my Hercule Poirot phase.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1632

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

At least Dave wrote down the name of a fish! I'm a bit surprised that Salmon P. Chase is not better known here on the board. As a child, I looked him up because I had read that he was depicted on the now-defunct $10,000 bill. If I'm remembering correctly, that was the largest U.S. denomination ever ...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The European Union has voted to eliminate Daylight Saving Time. Member states will be able to choose whether to remain on "permanent summer" or "permanent winter" time. Countries that want to be permanently on summertime will adjust their clocks for the final time in March 2021. Those that opt for p...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Mar 27, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

As presidential hopefuls are coming out of the woodwork in hopes of landing the 2020 Democratic nomination, the folks over at FiveThirtyEight have put together an interesting piece on the home states of Republican and Democratic presidential candidates throughout history. Some of the more interestin...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Mar 07, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1722

Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Category 13 wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:01 pm
RobW wrote:Props to Dana for the savvy wager!
But really, it was just common sense & logic.
True, but it's amazing how often logic seems to elude contestants wagering for FJ. I give full props for doing the math under pressure!
by cinemaniax7
Thu Mar 07, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 71
Views: 5677

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Thank you, Alex, for all the joy you've brought us. We are grateful for your display of faith and courage. My family and I are praying for you.
by cinemaniax7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2955

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It brings back a lot of fond memories to watch Ken demolishing the competition. My children were still between 4 and 14 during his original run, and we watched J! together every evening. We got so used to seeing Ken on the show that the kids thought of him in much the same way they thought of Steve ...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Four-time Oscar-winning composer and conductor Andre Previn has died.

https://variety.com/2019/music/news/and ... 203152006/
by cinemaniax7
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Ariana Grande becomes the first artist to occupy all top three spots on Billboard's Hot 100 since The Beatles did it in 1964. Grande's singles are "7 Rings," "Break Up with Your Girlfriend, I'm Bored," and "Thank U, Next." The Beatles achieved the feat in April 1964, with their records "Can't Buy Me...
by cinemaniax7
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster
Replies: 92
Views: 1629

Re: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

A few more, though you might neg one or two: Julius Caesar (with Marlon Brando) Julius Caesar (with Charlton Heston) Malcom X (with Denzel Washington) Spartacus (with Kirk Douglas) Spartacus (TV series) Daniel Boone (TV series with Fess Parker) Donnie Brasco (with Johnny Depp) Davy Crockett (silent)...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/4/19 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1120

Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

:D :D :D :D :(
:D :D :(

Much Ado About Nothing
by cinemaniax7
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 204
Views: 10244

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

There is something there although I don't know which source to cite or works to list. Anyway, works from 1923 are now in the public domain. Try this article in The New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/29/books/copyright-extension-literature-public-domain.html Or this one in Fortune : ht...