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by alietr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

As one of the smiths, I am obliged to note that registration has opened for the 1960s Music ML. Hopefully people will be challenged and enjoy.
by alietr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour
Replies: 208
Views: 40307

Re: 2020 Jeopardy North American Audition Tour

United Airlines has a destination guide with an interactive map https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/travel/restrictions-map.html This shows no restrictions for most states, including California. So what type of rule does California have that is restricting out-of-staters from competing on Jeopardy...
by alietr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1213
Views: 169650

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

US CITIES This city's sister cities include Chongqing, China; Toyota, Japan; and Turin, Italy. What is Detroit? I really enjoy these, but my sense is that they're too hard for regular play. I could be wrong. Maybe you could run a poll or two with 8 to 16 of your FJs. In Season 35, boardies respondi...
by alietr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

From this lousy season I had, I'm OK, with my TCA, but the bright side is a BWA nominee...but possibly two nominations for BWA. I can only say possibly two as I'm not sure I actually submitted the attempt on one of the nominated BWAs, so it's possible that nomination belongs to someone else. You ca...
by alietr
Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Nothing represents my season better than losing my last match 8(5)-9(5).
by alietr
Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

Add another for Morisot. My brain kept coming back to Cassatt, but she's American.
by alietr
Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I dunno; this meme business seems to have gotten out of control. I guess Kyrgyzstan could vie for a BWA if the question were something like name a small American state, but otherwise ... meh. I'm proud of how deeply I had to reach to come up with Lumumba. I couldn't get Kabila or Mobutu out of head ...
by alietr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

I thought about Estonia but went with Turkmenistan. In retrospect I wish I’d gone for a BWA attempt of Kyrgyzstan. This went over my head. Explanation please Since I answered Kyrgyzstan (and it's relatively close to having been the right answer), I'm curious about this. It certainly wasn't meant by...
by alietr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1130

Re: Monday, September 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I really like the "Is it ... ?" form of a question.
by alietr
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1600

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My son played baseball as a kid with a boy named Cain. Not sure why you would name your son after a person who murdered his brother. I wonder if the spelling was Cain. If it was "Caine," he could have been named after David Carradine's character on the TV show "Kung Fu." Or Kane the professional wr...
by alietr
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 43347

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

We tried the first four or five episodes of Schitt's Creek, couldn't stand it, and gave up on it. I don't get it either.
by alietr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4242
Views: 590044

Re: Reretaken Down

Ross Trudeau has come up with a clever crossword puzzle titled, "Movie Lines for $200, Alex". You can have at it here:
"Movie Lines for $200, Alex"
by alietr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/14/20 week
Replies: 23
Views: 369

Re: FJs for the 9/14/20 week

Shaquebanisa wrote:
Sun Sep 20, 2020 3:59 am
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Knew what an ankh was, but drew a blank.
Should have drawn the Egyptian symbol of life instead.
by alietr
Sun Sep 20, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1600

Re: Friday, September 18, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 10:02 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 3:08 pm
There were two Jameses?
Yep. Also two Judases but for some reason they didn't BMS Judas.
It's strange that people don't seem to name their kids Judas lately.
by alietr
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020
Replies: 325
Views: 7004

Re: Learned League 86 - Aug/Sep 2020

One day I'll stop mixing up cation and anion...yesterday was not that day. Onions make you cry --> Anions are negative I always remember them as ANTIons. And anything anti is negative. I'd never heard of Five Moons or the three women in that question, but I knew of only one set of famous Native Ame...
by alietr
Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 196
Views: 43347

Re: 2020 Current Events Discussion Thread

The Current Events thread can help with J! and with an even faster turnaround the Slate News Quiz as material from the phosphine and QEII posts came up today. https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/09/slate-news-quiz-breonna-taylor-college-football-mcdonalds.html Their employee beat me this week,...
by alietr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1293

Re: Thursday, September 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's sounding like Rivera is polling much lower than I would have thought.

That was a serious misfire on Strauss. He's Pavlovian for waltzes, and David seemed so confident in that category, too.
by alietr
Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 301
Views: 84904

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Volante wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:53 pm
And a study into the discovery of a new condition, Misophonia: "the distress at hearing other people make chewing sounds"
What's ig nobel about that? My ex had that, and it wasn't funny. It should be studied.
by alietr
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4242
Views: 590044

Re: Reretaken Down

More on river borders, but this time the world:

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by alietr
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020
Replies: 29
Views: 446

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 9/16/2020

$8200 + all 3DDs. Portland had me shaking my head.