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by xxaaaxx
Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 979

Re: Wednesday, March 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That flower looked like every other purple flower to me (I'm never going to get those right...), then he says agapanthus. Sure. Instaget FJ. "Bonnie" Prince Charlie....that was Scotland? Yes? No? Well whatever, that's what I thought of -> Stuart, done. We're never going to see another 5-day champ, a...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with Fox's "Mental Samurai"
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Fun with Fox's "Mental Samurai"

Let's see. Standard corny reality show contestant intros? Check. Mostly "meh" trivia? Check (though the memory questions at least mixed it up a bit). An utterly useless gimmick, which seems to exist solely to waste 8-10 seconds between questions while it spins around? Check. It had more actual trivi...
by xxaaaxx
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1585

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:40 am
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:30 pm
I had a third correct response for the "bewilder" clue: flummox.
Same. Should I count it?
Why, hello there!
flum·mox
/ˈfləməks/

verb INFORMAL

perplex (someone) greatly; bewilder.
Yup. Still not sure why they reversed vex.
by xxaaaxx
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3985
Views: 564344

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

Clue of the game will be ODD JOBS for $200 (DJ), an absolute obscurity here in 2019: In an odd modeling job for a Benson & Hedges print ad, model Rob Ramsel was clad only in these What are pajama bottoms? Here's a People magazine article about the ad (no pictures) https://people.com/archive/bartend...
by xxaaaxx
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 505

Re: FJs for the 3/11/19 week

:evil: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: never seen/read The Natural except for a few clips capitals first, then postal abbreviations. Couldn't get Albee out of my head Monday. That'll annoy me for a while. Prince's symbol polling at sub-20% makes me feel a little better...
by xxaaaxx
Fri Mar 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1585

Re: Friday, March 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In 30 seconds, the only two people I could think of with instruments named after them were Sousa and Sax, and it wasn't Sousa. Wasn't 100% confident but I'll take it. I'd defend Bianca by pointing out that if they had given her 'vex' the first time, she wouldn't have lost 2000 trying it a second tim...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1459

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I dreaded the category as I knew it would be wordplay and I would fail to get something I know. Lucky break for me as I hit Albany with my second hop. If you want to play the game at home, here's the other 5 capital names that end with other states postal codes. (Be kind, I will update this if I ha...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1459

Re: Thursday, March 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did I start with my own damn home state? Of course not! I joined Mark in a panicked race around the map, but luckily hit AlbaNY with time to spare, else I might've quit for a week in disgust. I swear I've seen this exact clue before somewhere.
by xxaaaxx
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1161

Re: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:29 pm
Why was "December 7, 1941" ruled wrong?
The clue said "every year on this date", so adding a specific year made it wrong.

Instaget FJ. "Say it ain't true, Roy" -> Hobbs -> The Natural, done. Another film I need to watch someday, but haven't gotten around to yet.
by xxaaaxx
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1141

Re: Tuesday, March 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea that Prince's symbol had a name. Poll request? Any reason I should know that top box was "ravine"? Neither did I. I'll second that poll req, even though I have the sneaking suspicion it'll poll suprisingly high. Only reason I knew Chavez Ravine is because of Dodger Stadium. Built in t...
by xxaaaxx
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1260

Re: Friday, March 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ, agreed that it was a surprising sole get. Why on earth was papyrus a DD in the 2000 box!?!? Also, that Spanish TV category was a surprisingly easy 5/5. Maybe the clues were easy, or maybe in addition to watching too much TV, I spent too much time looking at Telemundo/Univision listings ...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

the Empire State Building was on the coin, clear as day. You mean that microscopic little thing that took up like 0.005% of my screen? I've zoomed the image to 400% and I still can't tell which one it's supposed to be. YMMV: https://i.imgur.com/LscHnmF.png https://i.imgur.com/XR6e5Uk.png
by xxaaaxx
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1297

Re: Thursday, March 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I nearly lost it after that pitiful DD wager, and didn't stop yelling at the TV for a solid minute. Then she finished $400 off the lead, and drew that slam dunk FJ. Justice was served. What was the TOM for New York City in Coins for $200? Lots of cities have skyscrapers, and none of the other words ...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1598

Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I feel like I encounter the word 'backlash' 100 times a week nowadays. Instaget before Alex even got to that engineering stuff. An hey, good wagering! Maybe they're finally learning. Thanks, J! writers, for reminding me that " Unbreak My Heart " exists. God I hate that song. At least it was good for...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 70
Views: 5075

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Awful news. Trying to fight off all the negative thoughts because that cancer, at that stage...damnit. Best wishes Alex!
by xxaaaxx
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 3504

Re: Friday, March 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

WOW. Not how I thought this match would turn out all. Would've been the perfect time for Alex to bet small, but it's just not how he's wired. Then Buzzy missed FJ anyway, so who knows how the math would've worked out. FJ was such a cinch that I feel like I've fallen into an alternate dimension. Obam...
by xxaaaxx
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2839

Re: Thursday, February 28, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now this tourney is cooking with gas. Exactly the kind of scores I would expect from this trio. So of course it all comes apart in FJ. The scores are low enough that the only thing that'll really matter is tomorrow's match, with should be a thriller. FJ took a full 27 seconds, and strangely enough, ...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2830

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hope everyone who sputtered about the slow game play prior could keep up without issue today. Be careful what you wish for, it's only going to get faster! The problem wasn't that the gameplay was slow, it's that it was sparse. It dragged for the same reason that first Watson game dragged. We were...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2830

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll take Team Buzzy. Though I must say, I was similarly impressed with Leonard. Should be a close match, unless some big FJ wagers skew things on day 1. Ruling on Homo sapiens sapiens for Cro-Magnon? I think they would have to accept that (and I'm not just saying that because it was my response, to...
by xxaaaxx
Wed Feb 27, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 2830

Re: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not that I was expecting anything else, but holy crap that was vintage Ken. I honestly wish we could get at least one Ken vs Larissa round, but it'll probably be Brad both times. Was not expecting Team Julia to bow out so quickly; between this and the FJ miss, a brutal match for the captain. I wonde...