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by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week
Replies: 10
Views: 123

Re: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Galileo for the barometer guy just to say something, although I subsequently learned that Torricelli was a student of Galileo. Korea for Russia.

Swimming pools are a Pavlov for Hockney.
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 70
Views: 2865

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

This was a coronation, and cements James's legacy and fortifies his claim to GOAT status. Emma is a phenomenal player who really put up a tremendous fight and just refused to quit or get rattled; and at age 27, her best J! days (in future supertourneys) may still be ahead of her. Defeating her, and ...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 86
Views: 1606

Re: LL83: Learned League

On the Captain Kangaroo question, I was shocked at Good Morning America being the MCWA, and that therefore over 1 in 10 LLamas thought GMA went off the air in 1984. On the math question - well, I really, really need to learn already to check my work before submitting. I misspelled "pentagon" as "pol...
by hbomb1947
Thu Nov 14, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 86
Views: 1606

Re: LL83: Learned League

I am curious how many people who got San Francisco knew the question was about the Federal Reserve and how many just guessed a city in the West. It would have been a better question if the missing city had been Richmond or Cleveland. What's frustrating for me is that just several weeks ago in pub t...
by hbomb1947
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3630
Views: 362651

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

I've got no problem with Narita at $200, but I do think Schiphol was way over valued at $800. I don't know about "way" overvalued. I don't think "Schiphol" sounds obviously Dutch to the same extent that Narita sounds Japanese. And it's a big hub airport, but it doesn't have quite the same Q-rating ...
by hbomb1947
Wed Nov 13, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

What was the TOM for "Toyko" on the top box? "Narita" sounds like it could be from literally anywhere. No, it doesn't. The fact that you don't recognize linguistic clues doesn't mean that they don't exist. Let's not complicate this with linguistics; the TOM is that Narita is Tokyo's international a...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

Outsourcing is taking certain functions out of an organization and hiring an external company to do those jobs. A minority of the time the jobs leave the country, but most outsourced jobs move to a domestic company without leaving the U.S. The actual correct answer to the clue would be "offshoring,...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3630
Views: 362651

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

It very well could be Beijing. "Sounds Chinese" and "Sounds Japanese" aren't miles apart. Actually, they kind of are. Or it could be in another big country such as Brazil. "Narita" sounds totally plausible as Portuguese to me. Again, sometimes you just have to know things. Brasilia, a capital found...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

I always thought of the sun belt being only the southwest, didn't realize it was a lot of the south. That makes more sense than the Bible belt I guess as well, since the Bible belt intersects the sun belt, at least in my mind. There's some overlap, but the Bible Belt basically doesn't extend furthe...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

Rust and uhhhh... ARE there any other belts? No, I can't think of any. NHO "sun belt". https://www.google.com/search?sxsrf=ACYBGNT1-Fc7StV0ZS_eTlRlBxSiEDybZg%3A1573608828022&ei=fF3LXfhVkabnAq2RnPgJ&q=%22sun+belt%22&oq=%22sun+belt%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3..0i67i70i249j0i131i67j0j0i10j0i10i67j0j0i67j0j0i67j0...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 96
Views: 2634

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

I got an FJ right that James missed! It was only his 2nd incorrect FJ response in 35 games including this TOC. Emma was very strong yesterday . . . and then there was James today. IMO he showed why he's still the clear favorite in the dream rematch in the final round. Even looking a ittle shaky at t...
by hbomb1947
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 555

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/11/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

Quothed from the 2018 SHC: Anyone who hasn't heard Ma Vlast in general and "The Moldau" specifically is missing out IMHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6kqu2mk-Kw Thanks for this. Smetana, the subject of the hardest clue according to this poll, isn't totally obscure, with dozens of Archive name-...
by hbomb1947
Mon Nov 11, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TOC semifinal matchups are up
Replies: 16
Views: 1192

TOC semifinal matchups are up

Monday: Emma, Dhruv, Kyle Tuesday: James, Steven, Rachel Wedesday: Francois, Gilbert, Lindsey https://www.jeopardy.com/contestant-zone/2019/tournament-champions In other words, pretty much what most of us were expecting after an image showing Monday's contestants went up on the J! website a couple o...
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/4/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 507

Re: FJs for the 11/4/19 week

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

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Got to Jungle Book but didn't remember Shere Khan's name, despite (i) exposure to Jungle Book in my childhood and (ii) that character coming up on J! as recently as March of this year.
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 2897

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

That was a TOC FJ? I would expect that to be a trigger in a college tournament. Surprised at the number of posters who already said they missed it. :o I was grateful for it -- it saved me an oh-fer on TOC FJs so far. YMMV. I hadn't read or seen The Jungle Book since I was a kid, and although I got ...
by hbomb1947
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 2897

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

ToC minisite seems to show an image of one of our SF matchups. With Emma (W3), Dhruv (W4) and Kyle (WC2) in that image that would likely leave: James (W2) / Steven (WC1) / Rachel (WC4) Francois (W1) / Lindsey (WC3) / Gilbert (W5) Of course, nothing has been confirmed yet, but these seem like fairly...
by hbomb1947
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 2741

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

econgator wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:39 am
hbomb1947 wrote:
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 pm
I'm honestly surprised at how hard this FJ played. A 20th century art movement named after a description of a shape? WECIB?
Best I could come up with was surrealism.
Leaving aside the "shape" TOM, surrealism was eliminated by the clue about Miró already having appeared in the DJ round.
by hbomb1947
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 601

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/7/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

I only got charge in "bugle calls," and I negged with Myrtle Beach for Hilton Head.
by hbomb1947
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 2741

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

I'm honestly surprised at how hard this FJ played. A 20th century art movement named after a description of a shape? WECIB? Well, the match of death lived up to expectations with all 3 players playing well, although props to Emma for standing out even against 2 great opponents. It's a shame that mis...