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by alietr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1137

Re: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

triviawayne wrote:
Thu Apr 15, 2021 3:27 pm
Some prefer stirring this classic cocktail; shaking it, the preferred method of Nick Charles, is said to bruise the gin.

Anyone else notice a player named Nora(h) got this one?
I was too distracted by Asta running onto the set.
by alietr
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1069

Re: Wednesday, April 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't remember what it was offhand, but there was another example of the closed captioner being either clueless or just plain terrible at it. It's a shame because previously, they would catch all sorts of nuances.
by alietr
Tue Apr 13, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1137

Re: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tonight I learned from Closed Captioning that Jerusalem has a landmark called the Whaling Wall.
by alietr
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 1352

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:10 pm
I don't remember the Munich Olympics at all, except maybe Mark Spitz.
Um, seriously? Nothing else?
by alietr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 30023

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Aaron Rodgers has one of the very few occupations where he is paid more than he would be as Jeopardy host.
by alietr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1310

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As an example of the closed captioner not having a clue, for 'Horus' they had 'Horace'. Oy.

And what was going on with Seward? It sounded fine to me.
by alietr
Thu Apr 08, 2021 6:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 208
Views: 11037

Re: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread

Perhaps a very deep dive, but the name is iconic enough that it's conceivable it might pop up. Bombardier has announced that after 58 years of continuous production, Learjet production will cease before the end of 2021. https://aviationweek.com/business-aviation/aircraft-propulsion/end-era-bombardi...
by alietr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread
Replies: 360
Views: 30023

Re: Jeopardy! Interim Host Thread

Here is some encouraging new: if Jeopardy listens that is. https://abcnews.go.com/GMA/Culture/reading-rainbow-host-levar-burton-jeopardy-host/story?id=76921150&cid=clicksource_4380645_19_post_hero_card_hed&fbclid=IwAR2YeLXNG8N_Wdbe420YUABjNe6J_IBRztDqnpUvLl-A0mXO_cJH_Y1BUwQ I'm sure they considered...
by alietr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thanks, alietr, for providing the context. If you asked 100 literate, well-educated people to copy-edit that passage, I suspect none would flag the "a." That in itself demonstrates that it's idiomatic English. It's a terrible sentence though. It meanders all over the place. The diagram would look r...
by alietr
Wed Apr 07, 2021 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 88
Views: 2407

Re: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The paragraph in question (it was in the introduction to Caro's book The Passage of Power):

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by alietr
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2764

Re: Monday, April 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Aaron was a little marble-mouthed for me. He does have potential, and I think he'll improve as he gets games under his belt.

Count me as another that went with Phil Donahue. It sounded like psychology talk to me.
by alietr
Mon Apr 05, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The one time I was in Colorado Springs was on the move with my family to CA in July and we spent an extra night there. We arrived in time in time for lunch and settled in at a diner. Just after our food arrived, a heavy thunder/hailstorm struck. It knocked out power, left the street looking like a ...
by alietr
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For those who don't know about them, tepuis (whence the source of Angel Falls) are one of the coolest geographic formations on Earth. It's worth reading up on them. Among other things, they inspired Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Lost World" and was the location for Pixar's movie "Up".
by alietr
Sun Apr 04, 2021 6:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4506
Views: 691539

Re: Reretaken Down

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by alietr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not quite. Colorado Springs to Weskan, KS, is listed as less than 160 road miles. Google Earth shows 162 miles as the crow flies from Pikes Peak to the nearest point on the Kansas border. I drove from Kansas to Denver a few years ago, although I can't remember when I first started to see the Rockie...
by alietr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

Interesting observation, Sg, but he's reading the clue off the card, and do we know that the line breaks are the same on his card as they are on the board?
by alietr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1797

How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

How do you think Dr. Oz did as host?

I will add: aside from any feelings you may have about him. His actual performance.
by alietr
Sat Apr 03, 2021 6:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1639

Re: Friday, April 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Venezuela occasionally makes noises about renaming Angel Falls to its indigenous name of Kerepakupai Vená.