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by seaborgium
Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster
Replies: 74
Views: 605

Re: Movie (and the like) Quiz -- General-purpose time-waster

What's the ruling on Roman J. Israel, Esq.? A suffix doesn't render it unacceptable, does it?

Corky Romano
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1711

Re: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got "The Handmaid's Tale" but I began writing with only about 5 seconds left in the music, not enough time to write it all down! I would have been ruled incorrect because the pen would have turned off before I completed it. If I had written "What is" while I was stumped I probably could have comp...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3275
Views: 278915

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

So how did everyone get filibuster? By paying attention to political news for the past decade. Yes, something that happened in 1917 was in the news last week. Did you hear about that big ship that sank? Pro tip: when trying to express a sarcastic "right, everyone knows about this event from over a ...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1128

Re: Wednesday, February 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought Edward Lear first; I figured if his oeuvre could contain a Moppsikon Floppsikon Bear it could have "jellylorum" somewhere as well. Then I wondered if it could be Old Possum and agonized for the rest of the music, ultimately sticking with Lear. Remember, folks: your first instinct is usuall...
by seaborgium
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 511
Views: 25102

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The couple after Rene and Lupe, however... yeesh.
by seaborgium
Wed Feb 13, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 511
Views: 25102

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I don't know if he could handle the speed of the game, but I would like to see Rene Nunez on J! Yeah, I was quite impressed with Lupe and Rene. Their prior experience with trivia competitions showed and they made good decisions. It'll be interesting to see how much farther they get today with no mo...
by seaborgium
Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 919

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

Another missed opportunity..."What's up, Doc?" is a question in itself No no no no no. Jeopardy contestants are expressly instructed that if the correct answer to something is "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" the correct response is "What is Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf." Regardless of what conte...
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13336

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I forfeited for the first time since I joined in 2011. At least it was a minileague and as such won't show up on my overall record (and at least other players in my group had previously forfeited so I wasn't sullying a pristine level of participation), but I hate hate hate that it's now something I...
by seaborgium
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 511
Views: 25102

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would hope the Maduro question would play easier now, but given your average American, there's no guarantee of that. For me at least, that was a way easy stack with no difficulties whatsoever. I don't think I needed even one lifeline. Though I would have been tempted to answer, "I hate the blanki...
by seaborgium
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/4/19 week
Replies: 34
Views: 709

Re: FJs for the 2/4/19 week

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

On Thursday I had JFK right away and didn't figure out W. until after the music ended, but I'm giving it to myself because I was dealing with the distraction of my dad and brother thinking aloud. Twelfth Night on Friday.
by seaborgium
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13336

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I forfeited for the first time since I joined in 2011. At least it was a minileague and as such won't show up on my overall record (and at least other players in my group had previously forfeited so I wasn't sullying a pristine level of participation), but I hate hate hate that it's now something I...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1365

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

"External parts" made me think of gender swapping, so I went to Twelfth Night.
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 13336

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

I forfeited for the first time since I joined in 2011. At least it was a minileague and as such won't show up on my overall record (and at least other players in my group had previously forfeited so I wasn't sullying a pristine level of participation), but I hate hate hate that it's now something I'...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3275
Views: 278915

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

The Alps are in Italy too? I thought they were only in Switzerland. And just to stretch your (geographic) mind a little more, also in France, Austria, and Germany. [If I've missed any, please pile on.] Hence the phrase "Swiss Alps" (that specificity wouldn't be necessary if they were exclusively Sw...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 1027

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

I got JFK right away, and got confused about the number of letters like Alan did. It didn't help that my dad and brother were discussing things aloud, and I realized W. just after the music ended. For this one I will claim my prerogative of counting an FJ that I believe I would have gotten without f...
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 36
Views: 1810

Re: Confetti Discussion

RJRouge wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:18 am
I've been at 9/10 twice this week. Gosh, Monday would have been nice.
So have I. But I was 10/10 today!
by seaborgium
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

Both teams missing the Karaoke question was I thought unexpected. Opera is Latin for works. Acapella is Italian for "Without Instruments". A cappella (two words, double p) is Italian for "in the manner of the chapel." Yep, that was a big boo-boo on my part. I literally just watched a re-run of a Un...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1358

Re: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 8:51 pm
Category 13 wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:48 pm


Poll request on the 'Checkers Speech'. I got it, but I thought the clue was confusingly worded.
No problems here. Of course I went to school when they actually taught American History... :P
But the Checkers speech was current events at that time!
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1358

Re: Wednesday, February 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Will's nice run comes to a screeching halt with a pretty bad FJ answer and a horrendous FJ wager. With, but not because of. (I'm not suggesting that you implied that his response and wager cost him the game, but that meaning could be inferred.) Only LT of the day on Woonsocket. Wildly enough, my da...
by seaborgium
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: Fun with GSN's "Common Knowledge"

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 1:08 am
Both teams missing the Karaoke question was I thought unexpected. Opera is Latin for works. Acapella is Italian for "Without Instruments".
A cappella (two words, double p) is Italian for "in the manner of the chapel."