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by davey
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 13
Views: 519

Re: Monday, June 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also didn't recognize anything in the "Good" category. Not even the voice of Judy Hopps. Doesn't look like she's been in anything else particularly notable, either. This time I'm with you. That's the first time I can remember going 0-for-5 in a category where there was something in quotes. I felt t...
by davey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 419

Re: FJs for the 6/10/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :oops:
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

"Glitch" just didn't come...and I rejected smallpox, though I think I would have come back to it with more time...
View-Master was the closest thing we had to the Internet in my childhood...!
by davey
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe I should repeat that "glitch" does not appear in the book The Right Stuff. The scene from the movie is cool, but if that's the only appearance, spoken by Gus Grissom with no indication it's a new word, it doesn't seem likely the J! writers had that in mind (but hey, whatever works!). Perhaps t...
by davey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1348

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know Parks had anything to do with streetcars? No reason, as she had nothing to do with them. I think this was just an oddly-worded clue that was basically saying that Parks is to buses what Truth was to streetcars. I think the odd part was that the category had nothing to do wi...
by davey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't think of FUBAR but did think of SNAFU, which I might have put down in desperation if I hadn't already thought of glitch. Both my wife and I had SNAFU. I put that down right away and tried to think of something better for the rest of the time, but "glitch" never came to me. I read "The Righ...
by davey
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In today's case I was able to match E.J. & Adrienne for the solve as I had nothing better to guess and it seemed to fit just fine even though I knew nothing of the source. Same here. I was 80% sure I'd be wrong as I didn't see how the clue led to it other than that I couldn't think of any other wor...
by davey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1624

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had my ophthalmology appt today and what do I find on the waiting room table? viewmaster.jpg The wheel allegedly had befores and afters of cataracts and glaucoma surgery amongst a couple other advert related pictures, I only had time to skim it (after I posed it for the photo) Wow - more brand ex...
by davey
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1433

Re: Thursday, June 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In today's case I was able to match E.J. & Adrienne for the solve as I had nothing better to guess and it seemed to fit just fine even though I knew nothing of the source. Same here. I was 80% sure I'd be wrong as I didn't see how the clue led to it other than that I couldn't think of any other wor...
by davey
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1624

Re: Wednesday, June 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree that the clue would better have referred to View-Master as a brand, not a product..For a second, I thought maybe we were back on National Geographic again...! But I ended with a WECIB for the right response...
by davey
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If she mistook Asterix for an asterisk she didn't hit the k very hard. It sounds more like Asteriss to me - not much of a French accent, but an acceptable response... The (lack of) accent is partly why it's hard to be certain what she said, since she uses a short, American i and not a French i, mak...
by davey
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If she mistook Asterix for an asterisk she didn't hit the k very hard. It sounds more like Asteriss to me - not much of a French accent, but an acceptable response... The (lack of) accent is partly why it's hard to be certain what she said, since she uses a short, American i and not a French i, mak...
by davey
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As someone who runs a site dedicated to reviewing Franco-Belgian comics, I'm siding with those who heard Emma say "Asterisk," which is definitely wrong. The French version of the name has a different accent, but only in that the "I" sounds more like a long "E". So it's not an accent issue, either. ...
by davey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1586

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like Dan, I said "seppuku" but worried a little bit that they were looking for "hara-kiri". I'm not entirely clear on the distinction or if, at least for J! purposes, they're interchangeable. The first dictionary I checked said that seppuku and hara-kiri are the same, so that's good enough for me.....
by davey
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 342
Views: 43212

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Tangent: What's the spiciest and/or shade-throwingest clue anyone can remember that did make it to air? A quick check tells me they never talked about Slick Willie except to refer to the "original" of that name, bank robber Willie Sutton. But Tricky Dick has been fair game since November 1997 (thre...
by davey
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 346
Views: 18484

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

A few notable achievements involving last night's Tony Awards: At age 87, comedy writer/performer/director Elaine May won a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Waverly Gallery , becoming the second-oldest actress to win a Tony. The record is held by Cicely Tyson who won for A Trip to Boun...
by davey
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 678

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :( :( I feel like this was the first week in a long time with normal difficulty level on the FJs...which is why I'm not surprised my downfall was the 2 geography-related clues...I said Italy and, because I couldn't remember much of anything about Wes...
by davey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4282

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Emma came down hard on the d in mood to separate it from the d in disorder. That's all. If she mistook Asterix for an asterisk she didn't hit the k very hard. It sounds more like Asteriss to me - not much of a French accent, but an acceptable response... I never considered anyone but Woody Guthrie f...
by davey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour
Replies: 208
Views: 14692

Re: Jeopardy 2019 North American Audition Tour

I think there is only an excess of candidates from the candidates' point of view. As far as the show's concerned, there's no such thing. Yes, agreed. Also, promoting a product that is already sold out is pretty common. That's how it stays that way. Live in NY and you'll see endless ads for The Book...
by davey
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Messages will return to Final
Replies: 15
Views: 1207

Re: Messages will return to Final

I know that during James's run TPTB changed the rules to prevent people from using Final to send greetings or messages. The ruling is that any such message will now be considered part of the contestant's response (which likely will make the response incorrect). There's an easy workaround. Write you...
by davey
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 97
Views: 3865

Re: Tuesday, June 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Liz said "cheddar heads," and then Alex slowly inhaled long enough for her to realize she was wrong and change her response to the correct one. Yeah, that may be what Golf meant, and Alex called it a correction, but is cheddarheads really out of the question for the clue? It has an entry in Urban D...