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by seaborgium
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 27
Views: 860

Re: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jagger, Madonna and Kenny Chesney seem awfully tough for a Teen game. I came up with Madonna, but it seems like they could have picked one of her more famous songs to make it a little easier. I would guess most of the teens know who Mick Jagger is, but identifying him from a photo taken in the earl...
by seaborgium
Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 369
Views: 9334

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

alietr wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:14 am
I share your flabbergasting.
I believe the noun form is "flabbergasm"
by seaborgium
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 3825

Re: Confetti Discussion

I fell victim to that first Party Foul, and the new feature of being able to choose to use an extra life somehow caused me to save it for later when I wanted to use it. Luckily I finally got a second question wrong at my last possible chance, so my extra life failure didn't cost me $300.
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/17 week
Replies: 38
Views: 642

Re: FJs for the 6/17 week

I responded carapace instead of exoskeleton. Judges? Looks good to me. The terms aren't quite interchangeable, but certainly tarantulas and lobsters have carapaces that get molted. edit: one might argue that "hard outer bodies" seeks the all-encompassing term, but I think "body" is a squishy enough...
by seaborgium
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/17 week
Replies: 38
Views: 642

Re: FJs for the 6/17 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( I ruined the perfection on the Beaufort scale. My first thought is always hurricanes with that, but we don't hear about such storms on a scale of 12. "The Middle" was the only unfamiliar thing in that category, but I only got "...
by seaborgium
Sat Jun 22, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 369
Views: 9334

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I was thinking of the right area for the Australian group, but didn't remember the name; I just called it "Strait of New Guinea." It was the only one I missed. I gave it a 2 because I thought it was pretty hard, but my opponent (ZollingerJ) had geography as his third-best subject. It was also the on...
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2057

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I bit on the Ulysses negbait in Dust Jacket for $400 There was no negbait there, just people who see "long James Joyce novel" and jump to conclusions without considering the rest of the clue. Why is it every time I actually do manage to cough up a Pavlov, it's the one time that I actually have to r...
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/19 week
Replies: 21
Views: 708

Re: FJs for the 6/10/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I really should have gotten View-Master, but I think the clue's phrasing confused me just enough that I needed Alex's pre-reveal remarks to get it. Part of the issue was knowing that stereoscopy had existed well before 1939. I ...
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 2057

Re: Friday, June 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:30 pm
I bit on the Ulysses negbait in Dust Jacket for $400
There was no negbait there, just people who see "long James Joyce novel" and jump to conclusions without considering the rest of the clue.
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL81: LearnedLeague
Replies: 369
Views: 9334

Re: LL81: LearnedLeague

I WAGged "prison" based on the word "gritty." Without that, I would have lost 0(1)-1(1) (we both got ratatouille but I defended it incorrectly).
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 2110

Re: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rabindranath is a very obviously Indian name, The hell it is. Recognizing any nouns associated with India never goes well. Neither does hinging a clue entirely on "it sounds like it should be from X". I thought "Javier Bardem" sounded Portuguese but I was wrong on that count. It's literally 100% su...
by seaborgium
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 872
Views: 48605

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

When I saw someone walk without using all her lifelines, I posted about it.
by seaborgium
Fri Jun 14, 2019 2:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 6336

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I suspect you would also have had the highest Jeopardy! score after three games, but I did not check every three-game champion in the Archive manually so I can't be sure. Larissa Kelly had $108,600 to your potential $121,333, and I would imagine hers is the highest (real) score. Anyway, Roger Craig...
by seaborgium
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4907

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've heard "Alix" as the French form of "Alice," and I understand it to be pronounced like "Elise." I believe Alix is pronounced in French with a concluding "ks" sound, as in these videos: youtube.com/watch?v=athqxgaC9Pw youtube.com/watch?v=2VDvK0Bgzqk&t=75 (at timecode 1:20) youtube.com/watch?v=ut...
by seaborgium
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 130
Views: 4907

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If she mistook Asterix for an asterisk she didn't hit the k very hard. It sounds more like Asteriss to me - not much of a French accent, but an acceptable response... The (lack of) accent is partly why it's hard to be certain what she said, since she uses a short, American i and not a French i, mak...
by seaborgium
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 342
Views: 43755

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

gnash wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:26 am
DESCRIPTIVE NAMES

This 9-letter word from Greek, normally a verb, is a fitting first name of the man who fathered Dennis Rodman and at least 25 other children.
SpoilerShow
Philander
The best I could guess in the moment was "Procreate."
by seaborgium
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3/19 week
Replies: 25
Views: 850

Re: FJs for the 6/3/19 week

edit: ^^^ Hey, twins. :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: :( My first thought was Spain on Tuesday, but I thought they had been too caught up in their own drama to take sides in WWII. So then I decided that I was jumping to conclusions to assume from the clue that the country was former...
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 47
Views: 1718

Re: Quick Rules Q

Geez, people. Everybody get down off your hind legs. Nobody needs to do lecturing on either side here. The winner is the first person to back off and speak respectfully without waiting for the other side to do it. Do they also get to go first in DJ!? :lol: I don't know. I forgot to write the rules ...
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Messages will return to Final
Replies: 15
Views: 1299

Re: Messages will return to Final

My FJ response and wager as revealed in my sixth game were written by someone else. I might never have noticed it, except whoever did it respelled "eye" as "aye." I emailed Maggie asking about it, and she called me with an explanation, but she had laryngitis (or something else temporarily screwing u...
by seaborgium
Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Quick Rules Q
Replies: 47
Views: 1718

Re: Quick Rules Q

There are no rules that anyone could read. Jesus Christ Wayne are you just willfully ignorant and trying to annoy everyone? Are you really ignorant of the paperwork everyone who goes on the show receives, or just being a moron? Sounds like you are (the former, I mean). The paperwork has nothing of ...