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by davey
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1025

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised that so many didn't remember that La Marseillaise is associated with the French Revolution. I did just finish reading a book about the Revolution but I think I would have known anyway that it didn't fit in 1880. Add a guy with a French-sounding name but an English title and this was, as th...
by davey
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's a good guess no one has mentioned - August Strindberg: Swedish, never won the Nobel, alive at the time. In fact, he was the most famous writer - at least today, to an English-speaker - who signed that letter to Tolstoy. It looks like all the signers of the letter were Swedish. https://blog.bo...
by davey
Tue Sep 17, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DavidRosen wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 3:57 pm
Flaubert. Am I alone on this one?
A great response if he hadn't - like a lot of others in this thread - been dead for years...
by davey
Tue Sep 17, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guessed Dickens for lack of anything better (never mind that he had been dead for 30 years at that point :? ). Can someone walk me through the thinking that leads to Tolstoy? Or is it as simple as patriarch = Tolstoy? Currently trying to build myself up on literature, and I'm disappointed in myse...
by davey
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Shouldn't Russian authors be considered Eurasian authors rather than European ones? (During the precall phase, I wondered whether the FJ category name ruled out Russian authors, even though any Russian writer of note will have lived in the smaller European part of the country.) I thought the catego...
by davey
Mon Sep 16, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1294

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I went from Kipling to Shaw and stayed there, assuming that it was someone who won eventually. Sticking "never won" in the clue somewhere might have helped, but probably not. Thumbs up to Laura for the sole solve. Those were the only 2 plausible names that came to me, but I decided the clue would b...
by davey
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :oops: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I've read the Biblical story but I didn't remember Gath...I tend to freeze up at clues like Friday's that require going through a list, just didn't think to start so recently... Ed Sullivan was always on Sunday nights in my house ...
by davey
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is it just me or did Tabitha say "trawling" instead of "trolling" and should have been ruled incorrect? She did say "trawling," but the terms are interchangeable . I thought that trawling was with a net and trolling was with a line. I think the clue said line. Looks like you're right. Having listen...
by davey
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1668

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It made no difference, and is petty considering how things turned out, but Tabitha said negligence was the opposite of attentive , when the clue called for an adjective, and I was disappointed that no reversal ever came... But at least she got the perfectly simple FJ, which I whiffed, speaking of ep...
by davey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2554

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

Late to the party. Instaget FJ: Daphne du Maurier Wait, what? Oh nooooo!!! Shirley Jackson!!! Rebecca was published 8 years earlier than The Lottery and it was a novel, not a short story, but otherwise it fit the clue! :oops: I doubt Rebecca has ever before been described as horror or fantasy...psy...
by davey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1618

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anybody say Toast of the Town for FJ? Alex read out that original title in giving the correct response, indicating that would have been accepted too, even though it became The Ed Sullivan Show in 1955.
by davey
Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3547
Views: 342460

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

I made it two episodes. The 1967 finale of “The Fugitive” drew in 78 million viewers, surpassing the 73 million who tuned into this show Sunday, February 9, 1964 I tried precall after precall after precall. This left me with a miles-long list of options, and no matter how many times I reread the cl...
by davey
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2374

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought the 2 name category in DJ was poorly done. Alex, in his instructions and in providing the correct responses, gave two names, but the contestants kept doing portmanteaus. Obviously they would have accepted either, but this could have been explained better. This. I was sure they were suppos...
by davey
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1618

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Sunday early in the year made me think of the Super Bowl first, so possibly taking that out would have made me get it quicker...(And yes, I now know it wasn't called the Super Bowl until the year of that Fugitive finale...) The Ed Sullivan Show was usually on in my house, so I assume we watched it...
by davey
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2374

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It does seem this FJ was YKIOYD. I certainly know the story but the hometown rings no bells...I was surprised that the correct response didn't resonate with the name of the site, Tell es-Safi. That's how I spent my :30, trying to come up with a sound-alike Biblical name...
by davey
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 64
Views: 4709

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

Which of these is the chemical symbol for common table salt? A. NaCl B. SoCl C. BrBa The answers from the team B B A :roll: That same team said Lemon Merengue as the state pie of Florida. :? Yeah, everybody should know that lemon merengue is the national pie of the Dominican Republic...perfect refr...
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: 2283

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: 1270

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: 1270

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: 3240

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...