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by davey
Mon Dec 06, 2021 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 829

Re: Monday, December 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I should know - I have known - what kunst means, but I drew a blank tonight, and I ended up going with cubism based on turn-of-the-century and Modernista...I fretted for a moment too that they were talking about the turn of the 21st C.... :roll:
by davey
Mon Dec 06, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 302
Views: 66560

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Drangvoor wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 9:38 am
CNN suspends anchor Chris Cuomo for helping his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), respond to sexual harassment claims
He was fired over the weekend.
by davey
Sun Dec 05, 2021 5:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 402

Re: FJs for the 11/29/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( jumelées positively hindered my response...I'd say the other words were equally helpful... Apex not vertex ... For the stone clue, 20 came out of my mouth, and I immediately knew it was wrong, I should have said 12 ... :oops: I guess I shoul...
by davey
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1368

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9ntoTwQfc I'm old enough to remember singing along to this silly song back in '59 or '60 when it was on the radio all the time, probably competing with Bobby Rydel, Bobby Vee, Bobby Vinton and many more teen idols for primacy on the top ten or at least the top fort...
by davey
Sat Dec 04, 2021 1:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1368

Re: Thursday, December 2, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Those were big moves on wagering clues for Amy today and if floridagator want to call hubris on DD3 with 9000 of 19400 with 2nd at 3800 then that will be closer than previous times the term has been used. A miss by Amy and a get by Sinnott on the next clue would suddenly have a sure win a lot more ...
by davey
Fri Dec 03, 2021 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2149

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The only ambiguity I detect is that she elongates the s sound a bit so that it almost sounds like a new syllable. But it's not.
by davey
Fri Dec 03, 2021 4:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1228

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:59 am
davey wrote: Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:51 am I had no idea Canberra was a planned city...and when it occurred to me as the response I worried maybe Auckland was. But I stuck with the right one....
Good thing too since Auckland isn't a capital!
If I'd thought of Wellington I might have found that even more tempting... :roll: :oops:
by davey
Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1228

Re: Wednesday, December 1, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea Canberra was a planned city...and when it occurred to me as the response I worried maybe Auckland was. But I stuck with the right one....I thought New Delhi was much older.
In addition to the cities already named, I thought Celebration, FL might show up as a response in this category.
by davey
Fri Dec 03, 2021 1:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2149

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Question, board: Regarding the $800 clue in ENDS IN EX, shouldn't Amy have been negged for responding with "perplexed"? It's not a 7-letter word, nor does it end in "ex." The closed-captioner also heard her say "perplexed." Given where this occurred in the round, in a ...
by davey
Tue Nov 30, 2021 9:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 80
Views: 2149

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

An interesting FJ because the 3 languages use 3 different idioms. The category was a strong pointer but I was at first hesitant because I knew French for sister is soeur , and I didn't know jumelées is twinned . But concentrating on villes and Partner and guessing at Städte made it close to WECIB.. ...
by davey
Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1354

Re: Monday, November 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:39 pm
ACW wrote: Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:32 pm Question: Would just "Hunchback of Notre Dame" be okay, without "the"?
Yes, without doubt.
Also Notre-Dame de Paris, the original French title...Apparently, if you say Le Bossu de Notre Dame in France, you're referring to the Disney animated film...
by davey
Sun Nov 28, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/22/21 week
Replies: 25
Views: 625

Re: FJs for the 11/22/21 week

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I read and loved Watership Down as a kid, but I don't remember anything about Lapine, so it was the word and the date that allowed me to get it...The 70s animated film was on TCM last week. I thought about watching it but chose not to. I'm n...
by davey
Sat Nov 27, 2021 4:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1732

Re: Friday, November 26, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's time for my rant... I DO NOT understand why people insist on thinking Watership Down is a children's book. It is one of my top ten favorite novels, and I don't at all see it as a children's novel. To me it is an extended meditation on the nature of leadership. Rather than a children's novel, I...
by davey
Fri Nov 26, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 411
Views: 47230

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Legendary Broadway scribe Stephen Sondheim has died at age 91. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/26/theater/stephen-sondheim-dead.html This is one I really could see with a tribute category, or just more clues in the future. He was a towering figure in American theater. Note that his reputation was b...
by davey
Thu Nov 25, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 20
Views: 1168

Re: Thursday, November 25, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wikipedia has a link to the San Francisco Chronicle article and the actual quote is "We have a saying in the movement that you can't trust anybody over 30." Famous cans and can'ts. This makes me feel considerably better about saying Don't trust any body over 30... No way I was taking the ...
by davey
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1373

Re: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can find no record of Will Shortz ever using that A-C-H-A-C-H puzzle on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday puzzle segment. Does anyone know when that was? My guess is it was from the game played with the radio contestant. It's too easy to be the weekly puzzle. I was surprised it went unanswered in this...
by davey
Thu Nov 25, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1373

Re: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ! for me today. I was surprised to see all 3 players hesitate before writing. Another impressive moment from Ken: having enough mental clarity to rule Madeline incorrect for, "The Ambassador to France" instead of "the French Ambassador". I enjoyed the majority of the ...
by davey
Wed Nov 24, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 76
Views: 2026

Re: Tuesday, November 23, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did that category strike you as exceedingly difficult though? I knew the 400, 1200 and 2000 clues cold--then again, I saw the Letterman one on TV (it was excruciating to watch him keep flogging the same joke). The Hope line is pretty well known, and Niven's ad lib might be the best known in Oscar h...
by davey
Wed Nov 24, 2021 10:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1697

Re: Monday, November 22, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My point was that Sony's interest in promoting the Beatles is evident; in promoting Disney+, not so much Obviously, they're interested in getting paid to have sponsored categories, even if the money is coming from an ostensible competitor. (Of course, Sony doesn't have a Disney+ equivalent -- not e...