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by seaborgium
Sat May 15, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/10/21 week
Replies: 15
Views: 279

Re: FJs for the 5/10/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Minor faceplant on Friday when I ruled out Turkey without giving it much consideration; I said Jerusalem. I named "wisdom" as the most helpful because it prevented me from being distracted by the Catholic Bible book of that nam...
by seaborgium
Sat May 15, 2021 12:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1329

Re: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On The Colbert Report once, Stephen Colbert had a segment about celebrity couples where he focused on Pitt/Jolie, Affleck/Garner, and Macy/Huffman as examples to follow in "Stephen's Laws of Love." Law #1 was to pair up with "someone whose name can be merged with yours to form a marketable nickname,...
by seaborgium
Sat May 15, 2021 6:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1329

Re: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I got confused on "mainland Asia" and didn't know exactly what that meant. Why not just say Asia? Cyprus is often considered to be an Asian country, EU membership notwithstanding. Specifying mainland removes it from consideration, which is helpful since Nicosia is farther west than Ankara. (...
by seaborgium
Sat May 15, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 1329

Re: Friday, May 14, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I got confused on "mainland Asia" and didn't know exactly what that meant. Why not just say Asia? Cyprus is often considered to be an Asian country, EU membership notwithstanding. Specifying mainland removes it from consideration, which is helpful since Nicosia is farther west than Ankara. (...
by seaborgium
Sat May 15, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1791

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

He didn't over-wager by a lot. Since he's only trailing by $800, he only needs to leave back $1,600 to stay ahead of where Juliet "should" be on a miss. Wagering $14,000 instead of $15,600 doesn't cost him nearly as much on the upside as he's giving up on the downside by conceding the triple stumpe...
by seaborgium
Thu May 13, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1428

Re: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Geeze that's rough. I am sure people will have a nice big argument tonight. Personally, I think it should be accepted. They've accepted worse before. I can see the argument that they should've accepted it, but the fact that it's a title makes me lean in the other direction. They've accepted worse??...
by seaborgium
Thu May 13, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1791

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jeff over-wagered. Then I read on here he minored in theology. Good over wager. He didn't over-wager by a lot. Since he's only trailing by $800, he only needs to leave back $1,600 to stay ahead of where Juliet "should" be on a miss. Wagering $14,000 instead of $15,600 doesn't cost him nearly as muc...
by seaborgium
Wed May 12, 2021 10:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1322

Re: Wednesday, May 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed May 12, 2021 3:13 pm
No, CCer, a tambourine does not have valves. :lol:
Did they get Amis right? When that clue played, I imagined a closed captioning error where they spell it Amos.
by seaborgium
Wed May 12, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1791

Re: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jeff over-wagered. Then I read on here he minored in theology. Good over wager. He didn't over-wager by a lot. Since he's only trailing by $800, he only needs to leave back $1,600 to stay ahead of where Juliet "should" be on a miss. Wagering $14,000 instead of $15,600 doesn't cost him nearly as muc...
by seaborgium
Wed May 12, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.
Replies: 152
Views: 17760

Re: 2021 Current Events Study GUIDE. Study GUIDE.

Character actor Norman Lloyd, perhaps best known for his role as Dr. Auschlander in "St. Elsewhere," died at age 106. He had previously worked with Orson Welles, Charlie Chaplin, and Alfred Hitchcock. His last acting credit was in Trainwreck.
by seaborgium
Mon May 10, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also the FJ! responses reminded me just a bit of the final game of the UToC, where all three contestants would have 3 different names... and each contestant picked a different 2 of those names, where one of those picks were the correct 2. The UToC's final FJ was a "name both" and only Brad got it. ...
by seaborgium
Mon May 10, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1645

Re: Monday, May 10, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also the FJ! responses reminded me just a bit of the final game of the UToC, where all three contestants would have 3 different names... and each contestant picked a different 2 of those names, where one of those picks were the correct 2. The UToC's final FJ was a "name both" and only Brad got it. ...
by seaborgium
Sun May 09, 2021 7:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month
Replies: 43
Views: 3751

Re: The 2021 Tournament of Champions Is Happening Next Month

I was poking around my LearnedLeague stats, and I discovered I had a tied-up record against one ZuffranieriJ, courtesy of a much smaller LL back in those days. https://i.imgur.com/W0LEtc8.png I thought that was pretty cool. I played against him eight times from LL54 to LL67, and have a 4-2-2 record...
by seaborgium
Sat May 08, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easy FJ for me. Do the sub zero players always rejoin the panel at the end? It seemed odd. It's been that way for a while. (The exactly zeroes do too.) In season 25, it began that they would play the short-handed FJ, announce the winner, show the sponsors' spots, then return to the credits chat wit...
by seaborgium
Sat May 08, 2021 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/3/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 663

Re: FJs for the 5/3/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: Henry VIII, Philippines. Not only was the bishop of Urgell all I needed, having the rest of the clue without him probably wouldn't have been enough. Baa, baa for me, and I would have deliberately listed the words instead of quoting th...
by seaborgium
Sat May 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 2851

Re: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 1:40 pm
People, please! Toulouse was not that tough - I'm sorry, but not when spotted France + south and + OU 2x. I thought she'd get it as a crossword player, but she looked flummoxed
Scrabble player. You can't play TOULOUSE in Scrabble.
by seaborgium
Sat May 08, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2242

Re: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I must say, writing any clue, FJ or not, that contains the words "may have been" is not exactly factually sound. James I may have been in Bora Bora for all we know. I'd expect whoever did the research for the clue to know, and not include this supposition if they didn't know. Did it affect the hist...
by seaborgium
Fri May 07, 2021 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 2242

Re: Friday, May 7, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The clue confused me. "9th in line" made me try to think of an English monarch who was ninth in line for the Scottish throne, and since post-Elizabethan monarchs included Scotland in their kingdom, I went pre-Elizabethan with Henry VIII (though I didn't like having "VIII" in my response when "the 8t...
by seaborgium
Fri May 07, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easy FJ for me. Do the sub zero players always rejoin the panel at the end? It seemed odd. It's been that way for a while. (The exactly zeroes do too.) In season 25, it began that they would play the short-handed FJ, announce the winner, show the sponsors' spots, then return to the credits chat wit...
by seaborgium
Thu May 06, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2584

Re: Thursday, May 6, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For anyone who doesn't know: Andorra is a co-principality, and it's not an inherited position; the co-princes are the president of France and the bishop of Urgell.