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by alietr
Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 857

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: 207
Views: 10717

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: 344
Views: 27977

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: 86
Views: 2197

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: 86
Views: 2197

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: 79
Views: 2527

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: 34
Views: 1520

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: 34
Views: 1520

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: 4498
Views: 687799

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: 34
Views: 1520

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: 35
Views: 1474

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: 35
Views: 1474

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: 34
Views: 1520

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.
by alietr
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4498
Views: 687799

Re: Reretaken Down

So much for the "Alex Trebek Loophole" of getting back on.

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by alietr
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Two Barbara Lowe games posted to YouTube
Replies: 8
Views: 761

Re: Two Barbara Lowe games posted to YouTube

Woppy T wrote:
Fri Apr 02, 2021 10:25 am
The prank is kind of ruined by YouTube's forcing you to watch an ad first, even while revealing the title of the video you are about to watch.
There are ads on Youtube??? Who knew?
by alietr
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4498
Views: 687799

Re: Reretaken Down

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 01, 2021 11:11 am
My golf handicap has always been "Will whoever brought the clubs PLEASE remember that I am left handed"?
Golfing (if you can call it that) is one of the very few things I do right-handed, and for exactly that reason -- when I learned, there were no left-handed clubs available.
by alietr
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1742

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Wed Mar 31, 2021 10:38 pm
xkcd is now J! canon! ( well...at least one degree within canon... https://what-if.xkcd.com/ )
"We" were in its (pretty much):

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by alietr
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1742

Re: Wednesday, March 31, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I made a quick stop at Robert (not Roy!) Indiana's LOVE (he lived on an island in Maine we visit frequently), and then the Big Apple and finally just said Apple to be on the safe side. I wouldn't think of that as a logo. The revised version looks like an MRI of my heart after Covid.