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by seaborgium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/2/19 week
Replies: 12
Views: 151

Re: FJs for the 12/2/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: My dad and brother started precalling historic lists after the category reveal, and the 95 Theses were probably the first named. I think I would have gotten it right anyway. I was on my way to figuring out 12 when my dad got it...
by seaborgium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

I've heard "jimmies" once before (or more than once from the same place: one of the guys from the GameGrumps channel on YouTube referred to sprinkles as "jimmies," and I previously thought he could have been joking. (For the record, he comes from the south of Florida.) Actually, on seeing the pictur...
by seaborgium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

This is the current "website is currently paused" video. Because they say "it's Friday" in the video and it's currently Friday on the west coast, I'm not assuming it's the same new video that was reported upthread, but it might be. Confirm/deny? That was the same video I saw a couple of days ago, y...
by seaborgium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

This is the current "website is currently paused" video. Because they say "it's Friday" in the video and it's currently Friday on the west coast, I'm not assuming it's the same new video that was reported upthread, but it might be. Confirm/deny?
by seaborgium
Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1216

Re: Friday, December 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

'Retired Sports Team Numbers' was a category I could sink my teeth into. Naturally, the players avoided it until almost no other clues were left. Easy run of the category. I ran that category, and sports generally is a nightmare category for me. Those were either easy clues or I'm improving a lot. ...
by seaborgium
Thu Dec 05, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1417

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was the TOM for "wall" in Modern Activism for $400? I said "ladder" which IMO makes more sense. "Amnesty International wants more communities to accept refugees, asking for a longer table, not a taller this structure" "Ladder" doesn't make sense. A longer table is a metaphor for accepting refu...
by seaborgium
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1417

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request on the Clemson fight song. I went to an ACC school and have been following ACC sports for 20 years, and the only part of that song I know is "C, L, E, M, S, O........... N!" What's the cultural relevance to anyone who didn't go to Clemson? And LSV didn't know it either, which says a lo...
by seaborgium
Thu Dec 05, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1417

Re: Wednesday, December 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I read "contraction" as "conjunction" in the Meat Loaf clue and called it "And I Would Do Anything for Love." Whoops. What was the TOM for "wall" in Modern Activism for $400? I said "ladder" which IMO makes more sense. "Amnesty International wants more communities to accept refugees, asking for a lo...
by seaborgium
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)

How have I gone all my life without knowing "fiasco" is just the Italian for flask, that it comes from the phrase far fiasco , which literally makes to "make a bottle", and that its figurative sense of "fail in a performance" is etymologically unexplained? Maybe it's related somehow to "pear-shaped...
by seaborgium
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 430

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/3/2019 (SPOILERS)

Latitude, Hirschfeld, meter, parrot, merit, miter, and Rin Tin Tin were my gets, while I negged with ticks instead of mites and also made the TN/KY mixup for Fort Knox, giving me a total of $5,000, shy of a fourth-podium win on my Algonquin Round Table get. So let's just imagine I go straight from m...
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1796

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mujason wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:23 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:02 pm

Has anyone spelt the response outside of times when the category dictates you spell it?...
I seem to recall a contestant once spelled the city of Brno.
I got curious and found it with ease. A "B" CITY, $500. http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=217
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3664
Views: 371383

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

You're pretty wrong about this. Did/do you feel the same way about Malala Yousafzai? Had to look her up. I still think they wouldn't even have given her the time of day if she weren't a kid. That's the impression I get literally every single time a kid does something noteworthy. They just get 15 mi...
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1796

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would they have accepted "Zosa" for "Xhosa?" I would've gotten it for sure if it were an FJ, but pronouncing it is another matter. Considering that the first sound in the word is supposed to be a click and that I don't think the writers expect that of the contestants, I can't imagine they'd neg any...
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 12/2/2019 (SPOILERS)

Equator, neg on silk (with "canvas"; clearly I confused airplanes with boxing), Car Talk, metronome, Holliday, (Thunberg,) fiasco, oaks, Novoselic, Elliott, fencing, and precinct, plus FJ right for an easy win from $12,600. (Also I had raptor and operetta, but I'll leave those alone; I'm winning $19...
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL83: Learned League
Replies: 279
Views: 7308

Re: LL83: Learned League

I was trying to think of two-word novel/movie titles; it was the only question in yesterday's set that I didn't have a fairly immediate answer for. I don't remember what my first ideas were, but I was inferring a particular time frame that the titles weren't fitting. Then Gone Girl popped randomly i...
by seaborgium
Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1796

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Luther's 95 Theses right away and then skipped forward wondering if it would be a triple stumper. It would have been awful if Alex had been the only one to get that right and then blew it because of her lousy wager. I don't get it. Both her opponents finished below her pre-FJ total, so there ...
by seaborgium
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 1796

Re: Monday, December 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Luther's 95 Theses right away and then skipped forward wondering if it would be a triple stumper. It would have been awful if Alex had been the only one to get that right and then blew it because of her lousy wager. I don't get it. Both her opponents finished below her pre-FJ total, so there ...
by seaborgium
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2544

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Lion of the Senate" isn't an instaget for Ted Kennedy? I guess we lost our Boston-area contestant yesterday, but still, I thought that was always a very well-known thing. I guess that's the thing about trivia - it's easy if you know it. I for one was thrown by the wording: "His dad was the 'Lion o...
by seaborgium
Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2544

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looks like "thorough" for "through" was a vanishingly rare J! typo in the albatross clue (DJ, Ends in "SS" $1600) from Rime of the Ancient Mariner . "At length did cross" this bird, "thorough the fog it came" That's a direct quote from the poem. English ain't what she were. edit: in fact, "through"...
by seaborgium
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 2544

Re: Friday, November 29, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:25 am
jeff6286 wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:19 am
Oh come on, even at 4:18 AM I get sniped by seaborgium! Get these west coast whippersnappers off my lawn.
dude does live in the pacific time zone
He's aware, which is precisely why he's calling me a west coast whippersnapper.