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by seaborgium
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 691

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When the Australia category came up, I said "The $2,000 clue will be Ned Kelly."

I got as far (and as close) as Confucius.
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1994

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ellen and Nick on today's episode were on my tape date. I hope they do well. Ellen did something I've never seen a Millionaire contestant do before. She got to the $20,000 question with two lifelines. It asked was what the bird Merops apiaster ate, as indicated in its name. (I don't remember the ch...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 965

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:24 am
I was disappointed to see the last two round 1 clues unrevealed. I wondered whether the "yu" category would give a tip of the baseball cap to Yu Darvish.
It seemed to be a foreign travel category. Maybe yurts would have figured into it.
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1071

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Night of broken glass" joins the "NHOI in the top box" pile. That whole category was entirely alien to me. (ETA: "Night of Broken Glass" has only one Archive hit, and "Kristallnacht" only two, both in the bottom box. There's only one other time where they spotted the contestants "night of broken t...
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I'm friends with my opponent from yesterday on Facebook, so I knew he was a booze connoisseur (he's been "brand ambassador" for two businesses with "spirits" in their name, and another job title on his profile is "drinks writer"), and that he's currently traveling through Italy, so I gave him 0 for ...
by seaborgium
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Brutal day yesterday. I was lucky to get 4 - I said "Milne" for the two-movie Christopher Robin question. I was thinking of A.A. - not his son, so another point proving you should just give the last name if permitted. Ewan McGregor's character's last name was Robin in the 2018 film. But I found the...
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week
Replies: 21
Views: 533

Re: FJ!s for the 9/10/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Blank on Thursday, skiing on Friday. I had a "rer" syllable in mind for the tenor, but "Ferrer" was all I could think of. (José Ferrer was a guitarist.) I feel like, with a name like Helen Skelton, she should have taken the trip at least twi...
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1226

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Drangvoor wrote:
Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:29 pm
"Whose" was my only miss in Contractions.
Why was Lauren dinged for "their"? It is a 5 letter possesive pronoun that has a contraction homophone of they're.
They gave it back to her before Final Jeopardy.
by seaborgium
Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1111

Re: Friday, September 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Axel Paulsen. Nordic name. Must be skiing." So ended my thought process.
by seaborgium
Fri Sep 14, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1994

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:20 pm
It is quite obvious that Sam did not know about Mount Erebus, the famous active volcano in Antarctica.
Nor did he know (at least in that moment) that evidence of volcanic eruptions doesn't need icy conditions to be preserved.
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1226

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was anyone else surprised to learn that restaura n teur is actually restaura n teur ? The way I justify it as follows: the "ant" is just like the adjectival ending "ant" in English, so a "restaurant" is "restore" with the adjectival ending. The "ateur" is like "ator" at the end of some English noun...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1226

Re: Thursday, September 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Someone in second place loses on a TS by going for a round number. Now, the new season has truly begun!
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1994

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

J! champ Sam Stubblefield was on today. $30,000 question (copied from bobbymgsk, added a comma) If a single bee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime, how many bees would be required to make a gallon of honey? A: 4608 B: 6144 C: 9216 D: 12,288 Sam worked through the math masterfully, ...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1071

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since we don't nasalize, I'm not seeing how the added "e" definitively changes the pronunciation in English. Heroine, valentine, and gasoline are all variously pronounced. This seems as ticky tack as the "k-ru-soe" vs "kru-soe" talk yesterday. Even without nasalization, Guillotin's last syllable st...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1071

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since we don't nasalize, I'm not seeing how the added "e" definitively changes the pronunciation in English. Heroine, valentine, and gasoline are all variously pronounced. This seems as ticky tack as the "k-ru-soe" vs "kru-soe" talk yesterday. Even without nasalization, Guillotin's last syllable st...
by seaborgium
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1071

Re: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wasn't positive that the doctor's name was Guillotin, but I had my suspicions, and so I decided to leave off the E with the justification that it would be easier to argue that "in" could be pronounced "een" than to argue that "ine" could be pronounced "ɛ̃" (which is the IPA symbol for the French p...
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1268

Re: Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So the building of a home in German is "Hausbau"? If it's "Bauhütte" as fikklefame says, it should be the changing of A syllable. Google Translate turned the English "house building" into "Hausbau." Bauhütte is a term for a mason guild. It would appear the coinage was intended to refer to both thin...
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 270
Views: 5662

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

Second day in a row I've gotten a sports question right. This time it feels far more flukish than Monday's match. Nothing but a vague sense of someone who'd been playing a long time for one team, and my mind spit out Dirk Nowitzki. That's probably the most startled I've been to be right upon submitt...
by seaborgium
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/9/18 week
Replies: 27
Views: 970

Re: FJs for the 7/9/18 week

' :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Sorry for the bump, but I never got around to posting my results for this week (which I try to do faithfully now that poll votes are private), and want to get it done before the new season starts. As one who compiled this inividual...
by seaborgium
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 1994

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was a little thrown by the Eiffel Tower question, since I got burned just a few months ago (see third spoiler from the end of the post) (as did the contestant) by believing the Eiffel Tower was built over a thousand feet tall (it was 300 meters and later got an antenna that put it over 1,000 ft), ...