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by cinemaniax7
Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

NBA legend Wes Unseld has died at the age of 74. A physically punishing center and elite rebounder, the 6'7" Unseld spent his entire 13-year career with the Baltimore Bullets (now the Washington Wizards). He's just one of just two players in NBA history to win league MVP as a rookie. The other is Wi...
by cinemaniax7
Mon May 25, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Iran will soon replace its basic unit of currency. The toman will replace the rial as the national currency of Iran. The Iranian Parliament has authorized the change, although it must be ratified by the Guardian Council, a body of conservative clerics that supervises the parliament. Iran's Central B...
by cinemaniax7
Tue May 19, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2353

Re: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Alex said something to the effect that if you didn't come up with the 1719 novel first, you were going to struggle on FJ. However, I didn't read the 1719 portion of the clue until after I had gotten SFR based on the pastor, wife, and four sons.
by cinemaniax7
Mon May 18, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Ken Osmond, best known for his role as the sycophantic troublemaker Eddie Haskell on the TV comedy Leave It to Beaver , has died at the age of 76. Cause of death is as yet unknown, although he did suffer from respiratory issues. Osmond joined the LAPD in 1970 and grew a mustache to be less recogniza...
by cinemaniax7
Fri May 01, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Matty Simmons, co-founder of National Lampoon, has died at the age of 93.

Simmons also co-founded the first credit card company, Diners Club, and was a producer on the films Animal House and Vacation.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Irrfan Khan, the Bollywood star who played the police inspector in Slumdog Millionaire , has died at the age of 53. The award-winning star of such Indian films as The Lunchbox and Paan Singh Tomar , Khan was also known for his English-language roles in Life of Pi, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 140
Views: 30243

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 9:55 am
We have mentioned Maggie leaving, but that is all I remember
I'm glad I got to meet Maggie before she left.
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Shirley Knight, who was twice nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar, has died of natural causes at the age of 83. Knight was nominated for her supporting roles in The Dark at the Top of the Stairs (1960) and Sweet Bird of Youth (1962). She also won a Tony and three Emmys.
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Tony-winning character actor Brian Dennehy has died at the age of 81. According to the family, his death was not related to the coronavirus. Dennehy was widely known as a film actor who appeared in a string of hits in the 1980s, including 10, Cocoon, First Blood, Tommy Boy, Silverado, F/X, Legal Eag...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Apr 14, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Forthcoming Trebek memoir
Replies: 1
Views: 438

Re: Forthcoming Trebek memoir

All in, Alex.
by cinemaniax7
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/6/20 week
Replies: 19
Views: 891

Re: FJs for the 4/6/20 week

We didn't get to play FJ on Thursday or Friday. The Fox affiliate in Nashville is moving J! from 5 pm to 3:30 pm, and DirecTV botched the transition.
by cinemaniax7
Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Mort Drucker, best known for his 55-year career of drawing caricatures of TV and film in Mad magazine, died Wednesday at the age of 91. Drucker began drawing for Mad in 1956 and over six decades became known for depicting a slew of famous faces from film, television, and politics. He also drew count...
by cinemaniax7
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 3716

Re: Monday, April 6, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Clearly no sports fans among today's contestants. Emma had Northwestern in the Pac-12, while Sirad responded with Arizona off a clue looking for the Stanford Cardinal. Later, Sirad had Wendy Wasserstein writing about her experiences at the well-known northeastern schools of the Big Ten. I was a litt...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Notable Coronavirus Deaths
Replies: 19
Views: 3069

Re: Notable Coronavirus Deaths

Allen Garfield, a.k.a. Allen Goorwitz, was notable in the eyes of many who love film. He was a longtime character actor who studied at the Actors Studio with Elia Kazan and Lee Strasbourg. He passed away at the Motion Picture Retirement Home. His long career included appearances in such films as Nas...
by cinemaniax7
Tue Apr 07, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 2530

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

I failed the test miserably way back around 1985. I didn't take it again until 2001. That was when they still invited people at random to take the test in person. The coordinators then scored the test and announced which of the prospective contestants passed and could stay for the next phase, the au...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 205
Views: 67329

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Record-setting placekicker Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints has died of complications from the COVID-19 virus. Dempsey has not appeared in a J! clue since 2010, but he made six appearances prior to that date—and with good reason. He held the NFL record for longest successful field goal try for ...
by cinemaniax7
Sun Mar 29, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/23/20 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1341

Re: FJs for the 3/23/20 week

No excuses for my meager 60% get-rate the past couple of weeks, but J! has been preempted locally several times the past several games by coverage of the president's COVID-19 press conferences. Twice, the press conference ended in time for us to see FJ in Nashville. Otherwise, it's been a complete w...
by cinemaniax7
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 32172

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

Volante wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 1:21 pm
After exhaustive research, the mystery of the Triscuit name has been solved.... It means Electricity Biscuit

https://thetakeout.com/twitter-solves-t ... 1842509936
Thank you, Sage Boggs! This is nice piece of trivia—with a pleasant crunch!
by cinemaniax7
Sun Mar 15, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/2/20 week
Replies: 29
Views: 9496

Re: FJs for the 3/2/20 week

Tuesday's and Wednesday's episodes were both postponed here in Nashville, but the cause was tornado and cleanup coverage, not Super Tuesday. And the Tennessee Primary was that day!
by cinemaniax7
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 120
Views: 32172

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

With the cancellation of March Madness, the Florida senate has passed a resolution declaring the Florida State Seminoles the 2020 NCAA basketball champions by a vote of 37-2.

Discuss.