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by davey
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I the only one who doesn't see how Sendak fits a Picasso comparison at all ? Which Picasso work are you picturing? Try this one: https://www.google.com/search?biw=1132&bih=460&tbm=isch&sa=1&ei=2rM_XYmzJ5Hr-gSF4KWADg&q=minotauromachy+by+picasso&oq=minotauromachy+by+picasso&gs_l=img.3...8606.10006...
by davey
Sun Jul 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

Still waiting to find out if that review was positive or negative with it's ridiculous tony language. (Still would never get the answer) A Rolling Stone review of the Eagles in 1976? Going to be largely negative; RS was one of the biggest Eagles-hating music mags of the '70s. (As I said in the day'...
by davey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/22/19 week
Replies: 40
Views: 1111

Re: FJs for the 7/22/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: A nice set of FJs to go out on...not so easy and none in favorite categories, but only Monday's was a challenge... Knew it was peri- something, but blanked... :twisted: It's not always easy to set the time aside, but I stil...
by davey
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2675

Re: Friday, July 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I got FJ until checking this board. I don't know now if I answered "Carpathia", or "Carpathian". I will check the Schrodinger box for this on the poll. I didn't like the clue phrasing which leads to Lusitania immediately and then requires parsing. I wonder if the contestants were hornswog...
by davey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2314

Re: Thursday, July 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I lived through the 70s, and sometimes listened to AOR stations and my college roommate's album collection, but I'm far from an expert. Maybe that was an advantage here, cause I thought this was obvious...70s, "L.A.," "unflattering portrait"...??
by davey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had never heard of Carle, either. I've never heard of Carle either. I'm another who didn't know who Carle is Seriously? None of you remember the Eric Carle museum category earlier this season? :roll: Why wouldn't I be serious? Too bad the author has never made an impression on me. And I don't rem...
by davey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Congrats, Nathan. Sorry to see Corin go, she seemed so cool and collected and made it look easy. It's such a conflict to root for a champ and therefore un-root for challengers :( . I thought the blood type question was cool - the writers continue to amaze with interesting tidbits. I don't get to cl...
by davey
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It didn't help that I got Roald Dahl's name in the head and couldn't unfreeze it to retrieve Sendak. Rolad Dahl could be a real distractor. He seems to almost fit somehow. But Dahl didn't illustrate his own books. I think it would make a good clue--maybe TOC level--to ask for the name of Dahl's ill...
by davey
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2118

Re: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm another who didn't know who Carle is, though I've heard of his famous book, of course. Sendak's work isn't particularly reminiscent of Picasso, but no author/illustrator has a higher reputation - there's currently an exhibition of his theatrical designs at the Morgan Library in NY - so I thought...
by davey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1731

Re: Monday, July 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Prologue acceptable for epigraph? They didn't accept "foreword," so I don't see why they'd take "prologue," which is not commonly used with poems, and wouldn't likely consist of a "quotation," as the clue required. I'm proud of getting this FJ just from pondering the description in the clue...thoug...
by davey
Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1757

Re: Friday, July 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's one for the judges...In Apollo Missions for $800, would V have been required or should Saturn be acceptable?
by davey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/15/19 week
Replies: 18
Views: 562

Re: FJs for the 7/15/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :roll: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Judging only by this poll, quite a rise in difficulty in that last FJ of the week...I also guessed WA. I would have gotten the tie-breaker with only the second part of the clue but I hesitated because I forgot helium is a noble ga...
by davey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2498

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised I haven't seen any mentions of Nathan losing a tiebreaker on "Million Second Quiz" to eventual runner-up Brandon Saunders. That tiebreaker was Iowa's postal abbreviation. Nor any mentions of him on 500 Questions. I'm surprised you spoiled the outcome of this game in another thread, es...
by davey
Sat Jul 20, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 438
Views: 28381

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

In a news cycle that is pretty much "Secondly" at this point, any mention of a publishing timespan in a periodical name seems somewhat anachronistic... as does paper publishing itself. I give them about another two years until they go the way of... wait, I'm thinking of a good category theme for th...
by davey
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Add me to the NHOI club for FJ (and I can name some fairly obscure book awards) There's a big difference between never having heard of the Shirley Jackson Awards (I hadn't either, but it was immaterial to getting the clue)- https://www.shirleyjacksonawards.org/nominees/ and never having heard of Sh...
by davey
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2067

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:29 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:20 am
I thought that "The Lottery" was a much older story than that, so I guessed Edward Bulwer-Lytton for FJ.
category was women authors
Also, B-L died in 1873. On the plus side, he does have an "award" named after him-

https://www.bulwer-lytton.com/#!
by davey
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/1/19 week
Replies: 19
Views: 798

Re: FJs for the 7/1/19 week

interesting that jury-rigged/jerry-rigged came out evenly divided.
by davey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

:( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: I didn't read Monday's clue closely enough...I am shockingly ignorant of Thermopylae (I can never even remember how to pronounce it!) and that part of Greek history...Never had much interest in The DaVinci Code (it should be The Leonardo Code, for ...
by davey
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1538

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If ever there was a DD crying out for the minimum $5 bet, the Lieder one had to be it. In classical music, Schubert is pavlov for lieder. You didn't really have to know the name of the song. I'm no aficionado - I don't know that I've ever listened to a Schubert lied - but I didn't find the category...
by davey
Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1744

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I only knew enough about this FJ not to guess a mythical figure...if I had, I would have gone with Icarus...maybe not a hero, but he I believe he did die near some cliffs... :roll: