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by davey
Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/1/21 week
Replies: 29
Views: 386

Re: FJs for the 3/1/21 week

If you were in high school in 1981 as I was, there was no way you could not listen to 'Don't Stop Believin'" I'm kind of surprised (as of now) only 40% claim to have listened to that song back then. OK, if you weren't born yet that's one thing, otherwise not sure how you could have avoided it. I as...
by davey
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/1/21 week
Replies: 29
Views: 386

Re: FJs for the 3/1/21 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

For me, the 2 French-based clues were the easiest of the week... :?
by davey
Sun Mar 07, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1462

Re: Friday, March 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The curse of knowledge may have gotten drama teacher Ann on DD1, as she went with the relatively obscure Hot Mikado . Then again, she's also an English teacher and couldn't nail down Jonathan Livingston Seagull despite being spotted two-thirds of the title, so who knows. I wouldn't call it "knowled...
by davey
Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1023

Re: Thursday, March 4, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This strikes me as a very good FJ clue, prodding you to make the connection to later wars and better known equipment. I wasn't smart enough to do that... :oops: I was :o shocked :o when Jim turned to his fellow contestants saying "Please let me win..." and Mike said "We'll let you guys talk about th...
by davey
Thu Mar 04, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BTW, Note Dame was last a correct FJ response in June of last year, under the same category name. Not that folks should remember that, but it's too soon to be used again. You saying that doesn't necessarily make it true. Agreed. I might not have even said it if the category wasn't repeated. But it ...
by davey
Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Obviously the clue writers thought we'd immediately think of I.M. Pei given the 1980s bit, but what came to mind for me when I heard about a building that's been under construction for centuries was a cathedral. With the Notre Dame fire a huge news story just two years ago it seemed like the obviou...
by davey
Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I admit I wasn't quite convinced that I knew what the clue was getting at, and I worried that the Pyramid was from the '70s, but I thought Louvre was a good guess (though Notre Dame revealed gave me a shiver of doubt). I feel a little redeemed from yesterday, when I had the right response and threw...
by davey
Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1699

Re: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I admit I wasn't quite convinced that I knew what the clue was getting at, and I worried that the Pyramid was from the '70s, but I thought Louvre was a good guess (though Notre Dame revealed gave me a shiver of doubt). I feel a little redeemed from yesterday, when I had the right response and threw ...
by davey
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:01 pm

talkingaway wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:29 pm
For the Henry Ford latex clue, I eliminated the middle man and said "tires". Judges?
Be more specific.
The clue asked for "material." Tires could be "materials," possibly, but not material.
by davey
Wed Mar 03, 2021 2:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:41 pm

I thought he said he'd played in 45 countries last year, which I assume is employment?
It seems likely that "last year" means "before the pandemic."
by davey
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One of my worst FJ experiences in a while...When the category was announced, my first thought was Netanyahu. His last appearance before Congress was controversial. But I almost immediately put him out of my mind - They won't use him, it's too tricky to spell...! And with the clue, he did not come ba...
by davey
Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1214

Re: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OK, how does Philip II rule alongside Bloody Mary as she was long dead by the time of the Spanish Armada? :?: Alternative history. She didn’t die young. If she was still ruling England, there would've been no need to send the Spanish Armada. The Armada was sent to punish Elizabeth for sponsoring pr...
by davey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1291

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To the contestants who did not get the John Young & Robert Crippen visual clue: Did you see what they were holding? Are video clues that tough in the studio? So strange. That one blew my mind. Someone should have gotten that one even without the photo. FJ took me a good 25 seconds, but I got it. I ...
by davey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1291

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

trainman wrote:
Mon Mar 01, 2021 11:18 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:Was Johnny really in the studio or it was fancy editing work from a previous glimpse of the announcer?
I am positive it was fancy editing work.
Was it fancy? Looked pretty simple to me, and with no audience - right? - easy to justify.
by davey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1291

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NATIONALITY RHYMES $400: Joy for those of Geneva Any reason not to count my response of Swiss miss instead of the show's Swiss bliss? What's your justification, that "Joy" is a woman's name and hence a Joy can be a "miss"? I suppose the clue could be about folks who really love hot chocolate... ;)
by davey
Mon Mar 01, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1291

Re: Monday, March 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NATIONALITY RHYMES $400: Joy for those of Geneva Any reason not to count my response of Swiss miss instead of the show's Swiss bliss? I could justify allowing it. I don't get it. Yes, I admit it, I didn't look at what the space shuttlers were carrying. I was looking at them - they were looking righ...
by davey
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/22/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 418

Re: FJs for the 2/22/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

Opposite in numbers to how I did last week...
I used to watch Best Week Ever so I may have seen him but he made no impression. A lot of funny people on that show.
by davey
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was guest host Mike's description of the XYZ affair accurate? Were the French trying to bribe the Americans (as Mike claimed) or were they demanding bribes from the Americans? I've always understood it to be the latter. Talleyrand, the French diplomat, wanted a bribe before any negotiations would s...
by davey
Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1430

Re: Friday, February 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Question: "Affair" isn't specific enough; would just "XYZ" work? What about XYZ issue or XYZ scandal? Personally, I would neg all of those. It's only ever been known as "affair".. Issue is vague but "scandal" is close to a synonym to "affair" in this context. This is pretty convincing- https://allt...
by davey
Fri Feb 26, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 984
Views: 247701

Re: J! in the Media

It's a very small mention but I thought it was cool enough to share :D : https://youtu.be/7oxlCKMlpZw?t=437 His remarks about The Crown are interesting as well...I wish Corden had asked him about The Windsors, a nasty - but hilarious - satire of the present-day royals, also on Netflix. He doesn't c...