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by seaborgium
Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 927

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is still alive, and turned 100 this year.
by seaborgium
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 927

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought Erin said "verbotem," like her mouth just wanted to say "verbatim" with a different middle vowel, then corrected herself after/while Alex ruled her correct. The T/D issue is a non-issue to me, as the English T frequently gets pronounced as a D in between vowels. Think Taylor Swift saying "...
by seaborgium
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 14
Views: 278

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

I've heard the fact quoted before that fishing was the most dangerous occupation, so the mention of drowning confirmed my reflexive response.
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 927

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:30 pm
NHO either song on Love Songs for $400.
I guess you didn't follow up after missing this question on LL.
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1882

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To show off, especially in the main seating area of a sports venue "Grandstand" is given, but how about "showboat"? It doesn't quite match the "main seating area" TOM, but there's precedent for a clue where it's correct despite being against the TOM. (I'm guessing it also doesn't quite fit as a rhy...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1882

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

To show off, especially in the main seating area of a sports venue "Grandstand" is given, but how about "showboat"? It doesn't quite match the "main seating area" TOM, but there's precedent for a clue where it's correct despite being against the TOM. (I'm guessing it also doesn't quite fit as a rhy...
by seaborgium
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1411

Re: Wednesday, October 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That's the kind of game I love to see: three evenly matched, good quality players, all with a realistic chance going into the final. The kind of game I hate to see anyone lose. And capped off by three absolutely spot-on correct FJ wagers. Well done, all. Bill was wary to pad his wager by $9, to avo...
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 26
Views: 445

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

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

I was stuck on Custer, trying to figure out what "broke me on the last hand" meant, and the best I could do was an equestrian interpretation (that I couldn't make sense of, either). But I'm not sad about my first 4/5 week of the season.
by seaborgium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1882

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew Edward Albee had won several Pulitzers, and none for his most famous play, so this was an instaget for me, ending my stagnation of three straight weeks of 3/5 on FJ. (Next up, 5/5!) Jeopardy is now trolling me. Yesterday, "sage + biblical prophet = Solomon" was wrong. Today, "Solomon = wisdom...
by seaborgium
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:24 am
For the second time this week, I'm calling hubris. Geoff's 8000 dd could have dropped him below the champ.he had already gained merely by keeping the champ from finding it.
$800 clue in 4-LETTER PLACES? He didn't bet enough.
by seaborgium
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1144

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

East India Company was a WECIB guess. I don't have much else to say about this game, other than it wasn't surprising that Geoff took the tech category from bottom to top.
by seaborgium
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1685

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:58 pm
soccer world cup is held in even years
The years mentioned in the clue happened to be Women's World Cup years.
by seaborgium
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:04 pm
Don't think I've ever seen Alex hint at a score change like that before.
There were occasions in '80s episodes where Alex would say something like, "We'll get the contestants' dollar figures caught up during the commercial," but I don't know if that counts as a score change.
by seaborgium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 465
Views: 52318

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MOVIE MATH It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners. What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave) I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking fo...
by seaborgium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1504

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So apparently the Tetris names came from a hoax propagated on Twitter. I submitted an erratum. http://www.8-bitcentral.com/blog/2019/tetrisBlockNames.html https://www.reddit.com/r/funny/comments/b4gds2/orange_ricky/ That reminds me of the time J! had a clue of "Walter Matuschanskayasky" in a catego...
by seaborgium
Tue Oct 08, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1504

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The new champ pulled a Homer. If she had bet correctly, she wouldn't be the new champ. She overwagered and missed. Either you're confused, or you think $13,999 would have lost her the game that $12,600 won for her (which I'd also consider confusion, but not the sort I was alluding to at the beginni...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1504

Re: Monday, October 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought was "remembrance," but I figured that wasn't going to be it since we don't have a Remembrance Day. "Memorial" didn't make sense in the phrase "national day of _____," and moments after I dismissed it I came up with "thanksgiving" and decided that worked perfectly. I usually feel bad...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 694

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: When I went 2/5 the first week and 3/5 the second week, I figured I was working my way up and would go 5/5 this week, but I've been stuck at 3/5 each week since. I feel it was in me to get Wednesday's and Friday's, but it just didn't ...
by seaborgium
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 2018

Re: Friday, October 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:48 pm
Rubaiyat != Syria, Rubaiyat == Persia(Iran)
I just figured from the clue that it must have been translated in Syria on its way over to Europe.
by seaborgium
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4392
Views: 697749

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added the Marvin Shinkman #2: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6435 POTPOURRI $500: It occurred September 27, 1927, in Yankee Stadium during the 8th inning Marvin got while I would not take any bets on the players from this week's 10/3 game getting it. I would have guessed Babe Ruth ...