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by davey
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1503

Re: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've seen the 3 movies (and The Paper Chase resides on my DVR from last time it was on TCM, to watch again). but for some reason that title only triggered "school" for me and not "law school"... :oops: Ken got me to it immediately, and it was so obvious! On the other hand, i've f...
by davey
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised by Amy's guess in FJ. Voltaire lived mostly in the 18th C. Moliere is a Pavlov for early revered French playwright. I worried it could be Racine, but only because the French are pretty serious about these things. Corneille I figured was way too obscure... :geek: I initially thought ...
by davey
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised by Amy's guess in FJ. Voltaire lived mostly in the 18th C. Moliere is a Pavlov for early revered French playwright. I worried it could be Racine, but only because the French are pretty serious about these things. Corneille I figured was way too obscure... :geek:
by davey
Wed Jan 19, 2022 12:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1630

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tonight's sweepstakes' page is the same as last night, with the tonight's final jeopardy category as the answer. But it won't let me enter, since it says I entered already. I'll try again in the morning. When I entered the contest yesterday, the right category was in the list. The rules say each da...
by davey
Mon Jan 17, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/10/22 week
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: FJs for the 1/10/22 week

I wonder why my vote for having seen SJP is not recorded - it was when I first voted on Saturday. I see a checkmark next to it and my other choices still.
by davey
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/10/22 week
Replies: 20
Views: 898

Re: FJs for the 1/10/22 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :( :(
For the extras, I missed Russian-born painter and said Kandinsky...I just blanked on Sydney Carton.
I'll be surprised if anyone else happened to see SJP in Annie in 1979-80.
by davey
Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 2358

Re: Friday, January 14, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not sure why I started with HI, then rejected it... Is it weird that I thought that cemetery sounded too big?...:oops: I considered CA because it's plenty big, but (maybe semi-consciously, and not very logically, thinking of Pearl Harbor), I ended up with Arizona...Hey, it has a lot of volcanic ...
by davey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 2622

Re: Thursday, January 13, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said a sword, thinking sword of justice. I should have known to place Hugo in his milieu to get to the right kind of blade... :x
by davey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 1456
Views: 386303

Re: J! in the Media

There are some silly things in that article. A minor one- you never hear anyone ring in over the host: You can’t. Since when does anybody hear a "ring in" at any point in the game? A major one- Where's the evidence that Amy Schneider's success has come from professionalization ? She blithe...
by davey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else do what I did and pause on the FJ! response of Douglass with 1.5 of the letter s and wonder if they were going to accept it? Spelling doesn't count in Final so even though the clue told you it ends in a double "S", they still have to take Douglas for Douglass. I did. I als...
by davey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 11:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else do what I did and pause on the FJ! response of Douglass with 1.5 of the letter s and wonder if they were going to accept it? Spelling doesn't count in Final so even though the clue told you it ends in a double "S", they still have to take Douglas for Douglass. I did. I als...
by davey
Thu Jan 13, 2022 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 2460

Re: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I feel I must have read this anecdote at some point, but I didn't think of any famous 19th C. final double ss's in the :30... :oops: (Are there any others?) I find most interesting that they accepted a single s response when the clue specified a spelling element. I'm not sure I would. But kudos to E...
by davey
Wed Jan 12, 2022 4:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3179

Re: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All I could think of for Sarah Jessica Parker was "How to Succed in Business " which I saw her in with Matthew Broderick before they were married, probably in the late eighties but I couldn't remember her character's name. Her name was Rosemary . It seems likely that the awkward a show th...
by davey
Wed Jan 12, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3179

Re: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Here's my rewrite of the FJ clue. I think the numbers served to obfuscate more than clarify.
Each in a different hit show, Ethel Merman & Sarah Jessica Parker played title characters with this first name
by davey
Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 3179

Re: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had an unfair advantage on this FJ, since more than 40 years ago, when I took my sister to see Annie, a memorable little girl named Sarah Jessica Parker was playing the part. It should be mentioned that she did not originate the role - that was Andrea McArdle - but it started the upward trajectory...
by davey
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3465

Re: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

After some thought, I came up with Seaside Heights (evidently a "township" or a borough" of less than 3000) for affluent NJ suburb. Don't remember ever hearing of Short Hills. Wikipedia says it's the richest town in America, so maybe that's why. I did think of Leonia, NJ as another n...
by davey
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 3465

Re: Monday, January 10, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I agree, surprising that brother-France-sad death in 1890 weren't enough for the players to get this FJ.
I got Short Hills after a pause. I live in NY and I'm vestigially aware of seeing/hearing ads for The Mall at Short Hills...NJ's Premier Shopping Destination!... :roll:
by davey
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4195

Re: Friday, January 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I loved Amy's revelation about My-zulled for misled. My read/speak dichotomy came from knowing about a "fa-saud" as a false front for a person, and a "fack -kade" (spelled facade) for the front of a building. I didn't square this up for a decade. I also mentally sounded "in...
by davey
Sat Jan 08, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/3/22 week
Replies: 16
Views: 1413

Re: FJs for the 1/3/22 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

I wish I'd thought a little bit harder on Thursday. I regret that when I was in London I drove by but didn't visit the Tower...
by davey
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4195

Re: Friday, January 7, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

There should have been an umlaut on Louise Glück. Ken pronounced it correctly but it didn't make sense to me until I found out about the missing umlaut in the clue. But the way she pronounces it, Glick , doesn't conform with the standard way the umlaut is uttered. Apparently it's her family traditi...