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by davey
Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now my question of the day: part 1: is LOTF part of the required reading list in high school these days. In my HS days we read different stuff. I guess if this is something everyone reads now (like what? 1984? To Kill a Mockingbird? The Color Purple?) this get by two teenagers was maybe not as extr...
by davey
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 883

Re: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LOTF was an involuntary precall; still I can't quite believe they dipped into that well yet again... :roll:
I suppose Maggie was thinking of a different kind of shell. Glad nobody guessed All Quiet on the Western Front... ;)
by davey
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 345
Views: 63639

Re: J! in the Media

A long interview with Alex at NY Magazine's pop culture site...

https://www.vulture.com/2018/11/alex-tr ... ation.html
by davey
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/5/18 week
Replies: 29
Views: 610

Re: FJs for the 11/5/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Dear Evan Hansen has been running on Broadway since December 2016. Glad to see it's doing better at this point than the spine coordinate; as FJ clues go, I find it a bit more interesting... :roll: I happen to have seen the show a coup...
by davey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1738

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Never heard of Mersenne anything...only hesitated a moment with irrational on the way to a WECIB prime ...A lot easier than the actual math problem, as the kids agreed (a little bit to my surprise, though...) Not sure if I knew Westwood, it just sounds like a street in LA...Didn't stop to worry abou...
by davey
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1738

Re: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dear Evan Hansen became the biggest hit new musical on Broadway after Hamilton , since its embrace by young people, so it was a natural precall... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MVD-zgsNKR8 In a few months we can expect J! clues about another teen musical coming to Broadway, one that became a phen...
by davey
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 1537

Re: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There's a Spongebob musical? Disappointed in this trend of derivative musical theater... For better or worse, musical theater has always been derivative ( My Fair Lady, Phantom of the Opera, Oliver!, Annie, Wicked, Cabaret, Les Mis , etc.). It's not that so many new musicals are based on other work...
by davey
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Etiquette question
Replies: 14
Views: 623

Re: Etiquette question

Say something interesting and I don't expect people will complain...
by davey
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1259

Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sorry to see Emily go, especially on an unforced error. I haven't seen the image she butchered, but unless there's a monocle, cigarette holder, or a wheelchair, I wouldn't expect younger folks to know Truman from Roosevelt by facial features. I don't think I could. Maybe, if it was the same as the ...
by davey
Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1259

Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sorry to see Emily go, especially on an unforced error. I haven't seen the image she butchered, but unless there's a monocle, cigarette holder, or a wheelchair, I wouldn't expect younger folks to know Truman from Roosevelt by facial features. I don't think I could. Maybe, if it was the same as the ...
by davey
Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/29/18 week
Replies: 28
Views: 608

Re: FJs for the 10/29/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Just blanked on the vacuum cleaner salesman's name... :roll: Rhine/Rhone was too neat, and I too ill-informed, to resist it... :oops:
by davey
Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1504

Re: Thursday, October 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First of all, I responded "Baltimore oriole" on FJ because that's the official designation for the state bird of Maryland. That said, the clue could have been phrased better. If the judges wanted players to respond with two words, they should have phrased the clue "This 2-word name of a black and o...
by davey
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1329

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm glad I made it on J! when I was 51. I'm now 57, and I'm having more frequent responses such as the one for Turow: "It's not Grisham. It's the other one, the one who also wrote the book that was made into the movie about the guy." I was exactly correct, given that the movie was Reversal of Fortu...
by davey
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1329

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I thought about Rhine/Danube, but the verbal parallel of Rhine/Rhone seemed very J!esque, so I went with that...If I'd known that the Rhone is in no way a German river... :oops: I think I would have heard of a spoon cherry, quill cherry or pompon cherry if such fruits existed...I never hesitated ...
by davey
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 1096

Re: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My precall - Rosemary's Baby...It's due, and Psycho is overplayed - 3 FJs, most recently last March!... :roll: Good clue though...
by davey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1175

Re: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's frustrating watching J! when I'm tired. I got as far as "the vacuum guy from the commercials" but I couldn't pull his name. The same thing happened to me on some other clues today. Same for me and I'm not even that tired! There was a period (I suppose last December) when the commercials were p...
by davey
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Monday, October 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the Atari game with the same name as a Shakespeare play, I said Othello, which was made for the 2600 (but I don't think it used the rotating controller). My first thought was Tempest, because it sounded like it could be a video game, but then I switched to Othello, because I know there's actual...
by davey
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1091

Re: Monday, October 29, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I heard him say "Amour d'Arthur" or something similar. Something like that. It absolutely did not start with an "L". Should have been reversed. I would transcribe it as A Morte de Arthur . He pronounced the t in Morte. Unique and odd to change the French Le to the wrong English article, but that's ...
by davey
Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/22/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 739

Re: FJs for the 10/22/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(
Missed the 2-word requirement....
by davey
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1436

Re: Friday, October 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can't believe that FJ was a triple miss. The game was right there for anyone who pays attention to the news - along with even a casual acquaintance with things related to British royalty. Stone of Scone in the news? Are you talking about this? It doesn't seem to be a widespread story... https://www...