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by davey
Sat Oct 20, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/15/18 week
Replies: 22
Views: 206

Re: FJs for the 10/15/18 week

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

St. Petersburg came to me a few seconds too late...Tombaugh was the cincher.
I think red sorrel was the only one I knew in that category....
I take advantage of my 5th Amendment rights for all those words... ;)
by davey
Sat Oct 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 840

Re: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wondering if Alan was aware that while Alex had him talking about doing the daily crossword in pen that he was standing next to not just a constructor but someone who demolished the field to take the crown as the best and fastest crossword solver in the country earlier this year. I find it funny wh...
by davey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 976

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My wife said "salve" for the silent L category clue where the given answer was "balm." I don't recall the exact wording, but I'm assuming salve would have been acceptable. Can't see why it wouldn't be. The clue specified the substance was plant-derived; I don't know if that makes a difference. (I s...
by davey
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 976

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FWIW, I pronounce the L in all of those words except for Calf. Also FWIW, at times I can be insufferably pedantic. In salmon? Can't say I've ever heard that...However in one case Jessica joined you, ignored the category, and pronounced the l, which I might have considered grounds for negging...(I k...
by davey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 976

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sure, I see that there are several ways to get in to this FJ, but the idea that pots and pans-Tinkerbell is a natural or easy connection? Couldn't tinker just be the sound of a small bell? A variation on tinkle?? Tinklebell is harder to say... Yeah, there's no way I would have gotten there without ...
by davey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 976

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sure, I see that there are several ways to get in to this FJ, but the idea that pots and pans-Tinkerbell is a natural or easy connection? Couldn't tinker just be the sound of a small bell? A variation on tinkle?? Tinklebell is harder to say...
by davey
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 922

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was half expecting FJ to be about Singapore, possibly with "This island city-state, which definitely isn't part of Indonesia" in the clue. On my way to the right answer, I thought of Oslo, but I knew its name had only changed once in the 20th century and that its population isn't close to 5 milli...
by davey
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1103

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I am proud of the fact I only got "Empire Strikes Back" in the Star Wars category. Seriously? An entire category on a mediocre sci-fi franchise that peaked with Episode IV (the origional) and has regressed consistently since? Low hanging troll bait. We've all got things we don't like in pop culture...
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

Rackme32 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked the wrong beat-era author
Tom Wolfe is neither beat-era nor, decidedly, a beat.
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1053

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Derped FJ. Translated as "pick a random Dickens novel" for me. Could thieves' gangs be interpreted as mob violence? went with Oliver Twist :( That was my answer with the same logic behind it. Wouldn't have mattered since OT takes place in the 19th C. For works by Dickens I'm only finding two that t...
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 566

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :) :) Haven't done that in a while...not a lot of rumination required for these clues....maybe a lean toward Orpheus because of the Underworld reference, but that listed only a second. I have seen Brigadoon the movie and...
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1053

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

JayK33 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:07 am
DBear wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:37 am
Derped FJ. Translated as "pick a random Dickens novel" for me. Could thieves' gangs be interpreted as mob violence? went with Oliver Twist :(
That was my answer with the same logic behind it.
Wouldn't have mattered since OT takes place in the 19th C.
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 969

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

J! writers blew it on the Edison rival clue. When I saw it, my first response was to say Tesla, but knew when he developed alternating current for Westinghouse (the source of his feud with Edison, who preferred DC), he was an American citizen. So I responded with Marconi, who was an Italian enginee...
by davey
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 969

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lach Trash: Seoul, Rite Aid, German, Alexis de Tocqueville Alexis de Tocqueville was correctly answered by Alex. Not the first time I've done this- I write down my Lach Trash and correct Daily Doubles missed by contestants; sometimes when I'm unsure of the spelling and/or the pronunciation I write ...
by davey
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1087

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Forget about wristwatches or the correct tense of nonsense words...the most controversial thing on this episode was Alex T. saying that Kurt Vonnegut is "not funny." I'm assuming he hasn't read KV in a long time...BTW, Alex S. contradicted our host ( I find him funny often, yeah ) and lived to see a...
by davey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 233618

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

Here you go with the image: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1973/44278860115_51392248aa_z.jpg The clue put a Police song in my head. I'll go along with TPH on this one - the bottle neck is hidden in shadow - what catches the eye is the gold. It could be a gold bar. The paper disappears into the sand...
by davey
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1156

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else yell "What is STAY CLAM?!" for the 2-word bivalve mollusk idiom meaning to become silent? If you're staying , you're not becoming , right?? Not 1, but 2 (consecutive!) clues shared subjects with comments here in recent days - The Nobel in Literature and Look Back in Anger... A common th...
by davey
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 653

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Knew exactly what Hyphenate meant (and I don't really read Variety regularly) - didn't help me to get it... I'm not sorry for my "honey" guess (surely the source of it matters as much as the source of olive oil, and I believe the oliv...
by davey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 536
Views: 47134

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

I was checking to see if they'd announced the Nobel winner for Literature yet, and I discovered that I had no memory of last year's winner. Like a vague, oh yeah that happened I guess, but Dylan 2 years ago overshadowed it. There will be no Nobel Prize for Literature this year, a fact that may itse...
by davey
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/24/18 week
Replies: 34
Views: 806

Re: FJs for the 9/24/18 week

I had been reading about it the day before, so I answered Look Back in Anger . At the time, it seemed the logical thing to do. I never read Pygmalion , but I saw the 1938 film adaptation. I don't recall if that line was included. The screenplay of the 1938 film differs significantly from the play, ...