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by alietr
Fri May 18, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3398
Views: 311140

Re: Reretaken Down

I love the style of that car! It reminds me of some recent "box" cars such as the Kia Soul, Nissan Cube, and Toyota Scion. I guess it's true that everything old is new again. Oh my goodness no! I had one of those (I think a Cube) as a rental in Kansas a few years ago. It was very windy, and that th...
by alietr
Thu May 17, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 59
Views: 1524

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Knew lumbago, but didn't come up with it. Like Opus, it didn't specify at the beginning of the word. So eventually came up with sciaticap after dismissing pslipped disc.

Yeah, those were tough boards.
by alietr
Thu May 17, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 1080

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I heard a celebratory "Whoo!" several times from the audience; I doubt it was a boo. I had coming of age as well. I think it's marginal, and not what they wanted, but they'd probably have to take it. Didn't come close to the rabbit horse. Went with Mt. Olympus, but was pretty sure it was wrong. I ne...
by alietr
Wed May 16, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

More LL than J!, but Yanny vs. Laurel If you don't know what this is, you will. Make. It. Stop. Dapper Tom Wolfe, novelist ("The Right Stuff", "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test") and journalist is dead at 88. Also Bonfire of the Vanities The Right Stuff" and "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" are non...
by alietr
Wed May 16, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

And speaking of sports ... the guy who used to sit next to me in Finance class in business school is purchasing the Carolina Panthers for $2.2 billion.
by alietr
Tue May 15, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Dapper Tom Wolfe, novelist ("The Right Stuff", "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test") and journalist is dead at 88.
by alietr
Tue May 15, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 985

Re: Monday, May 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Since we're commenting on the process, I went as follows: Atlanta. No, clearly not. Um ... Atlanta. No, that's not a monarch. Um, Atlanta? No, brain, no! Look for some cities big at that time or related to the Civil War ... Richmond (no), Montgomery (no), Atlanta (NO, I already told you that!), wait...
by alietr
Mon May 14, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 306
Views: 20649

Re: HQ Trivia

seaborgium wrote:
Sun May 13, 2018 9:23 pm
Congrats to hanzz and jeff6286 for being among the 45 splitting $25,000 tonight! $555.55 or $555.56 per person.
edit: I hear that Schliemann won too. Confirm/deny?
Schlie did as well.
by alietr
Sun May 13, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

The Hawaiian islands are generally larger the farther south and east you go because the "hot spot" that has been creating them is moving that way. The island gets built up, the hot spot moves away, and the island begins to erode. Also, how long the hot spot is under where the island is created affec...
by alietr
Fri May 11, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 368
Views: 25851

Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's the good thing about Millionaire -- you can take as much time as you need. My understanding is some of the longer ponderings are edited out.
by alietr
Fri May 11, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 967

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was wondering if we'd ever discussed Nora Ephron here before, and I came across another controversial "literary" FJ for an author who died in 2012. Some people guessed Nora Ephron- https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1270&hilit=ephron That one got a whopping 17% in the poll and was runner-up fo...
by alietr
Fri May 11, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 36
Views: 967

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

To add another data point, I'm surprised these FJs are playing out as hard as people are saying. I'm 3/4 so far, which already puts me at my average even if I miss tonight's.
by alietr
Thu May 10, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 11:58 am
"Either" can mean "each"? "Nothing" is a pronoun?

Hippo Ballerinas? I could've taken 400 guesses and not come up with "Fantasia".

Yes, I got the Carlene Carter clue.

...since when is William Tell an opera?! I had nothing.
Since, oh, 1829.
by alietr
Thu May 10, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

But she did seem a bit nervous during the game and I could tell she was struggling during the FJ music. I imagine Twitter is full of people who couldn’t pass the Kids Week text that are mocking her. Also (sadly) quite true. Thank goodness the Twitterverse didn't exist when I was on; I only had to d...
by alietr
Thu May 10, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 35
Views: 1185

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

For anyone who still doesn't believe being Under the Lights affects you, Mary Alice is Exhibit #1.
by alietr
Wed May 09, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

I will repeat since my earlier post was seemingly overlooked, I have no trouble with this discussion being in Reretaken Down, but please end it in this thread NOW.


You know ... or else.
by alietr
Wed May 09, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 331
Views: 19434

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Um ... just the facts here, please, before this quickly spins out of control. Any editorializing can be done on Reretaken Down.
by alietr
Wed May 09, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion
Replies: 62
Views: 5912

Re: Sad Legal News About a Former Champion

She posted that things went better than expected today. That's great news.
by alietr
Wed May 09, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2884
Views: 159244

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 6:59 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed May 02, 2018 12:57 am
This is 100% top-box material.
Agreed. My poll prediction is 90%.
And with 121 having taken the poll, 109 indicate they got it right, for... 90%. I think that means you win double or something.
200 Quatloos!
by alietr
Wed May 09, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1478

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

On the western edge of Fort Collins is a street named "Overland Trail." Yep, the pavement runs along the route the stagecoach took to Laramie, merging with US 287 on the north side of town for the trip to the Wyoming border. There's even a historic site at an old stagecoach rest stop called Virgini...