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by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 14
Views: 285

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

Clam for me. Mrs Penguin said oil rig worker, which I thought was a decent guess.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 1885

Re: Friday, October 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Maybe it's been discussed, or maybe too far off topic of a game thread, but I would hope that they have a successor picked and he/she would appear in a few games with Alex, and maybe even call some clues. It seems unfair to the successor to come on cold turkey without the express endorsement and su...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1148

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Terrazzo hit me as a NHOI though I'd wager I have. "Uptown you cater to a million whores/You disinfect terrazzo on their bathroom floors/Your morning's tribulation, afternoon's a curse/And five o'clock is even worse" -- "Skid Row (Downtown)" from "Little Shop of Horrors" In that case, I've heard th...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1687

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Unsurprisingly, no one has mentioned that Steven shares his name with a prominent composer. I noticed that, but the composer goes by Steve. I thought about making a "minimalist" joke involving the composer, comedian Steven Wright, and this contestant, but it seemed obscure and I couldn't quite get ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1148

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can't say I've heard of a "spinning wheel" before (at least not in the textile sense), with a weird "all but the top box" in Cotton of all things. Derped up Let's See If It Pays Off. "Brother" + "animation" misled me to guess Warner, Same here. Definite forehead slap when the Disney response was gi...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1687

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Peter the accountant wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 am
No hope for me on FJ other than a lucky guess. Went with Michael Jackson, hoping he was the one.
Turns out he wasn't. It was just some girl who said that.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 1687

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:29 pm
I precalled "This is Sparta!" in Shouted Movie Quotes. Didn't recognize the Stella quote.
I pre-called A Streetcar Named Desire. Recognized "This is Sparta". Ran the category. 8-)
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A high steaks reversal didn't do anything to change the course of this game.

I ran the female composers category, complete with pre-calling Fanny Mendelssohn and Clara Schumann.

Choked on FJ and said Billy the Kid. :oops:
by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1387

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who found DD2 vaguely worded? "New evidence suggests that the QWERTY keyboard design may have sprung from telegraph operators translating this." I interpreted the "this" as asking for some kind of phrase, and could only come up with "S.O.S." I didn't care for the clue because the...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 465
Views: 52320

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MOVIE MATH It's the sum of all the numbers that appear in the titles of 21st-century Best Picture winners. What is 2,000,012? (Million Dollar Baby + Slumdog Millionaire + 12 Years A Slave) I went with 1,000,012. I don't think "millionaire" is a number. This is a good clue but I think it's asking fo...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/23/19 week
Replies: 42
Views: 1155

Re: FJs for the 9/23/19 week

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:22 am
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:00 am
The opera I saw at Sydney is Pavlovian for Mussorgsky + opera.
I'd post the answer, but modesty forbids.
Or maybe you're just not good enuv.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:17 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:54 pm
For the first time in history, someone mixed up Arthur C. Clarke with Arthur Ashe.
You can't possibly know that.
No it's true. I just looked it up.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1331

Re: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:00 am
Clues that you know are always easier than the ones you don't know.
Nobody puts it like you, chief! :D
by opusthepenguin
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2756

Re: Thursday, September 26, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Gabe had a tendancy to make unforced errors. Maybe not completely unforced. When you're up against a 19-day champ, it makes sense to adapt your strategy. This can include accepting a higher level of risk on the clues you attempt. "Playing it safe" isn't much different from conceding the game early ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pavlov revival
Replies: 145
Views: 80202

Re: Pavlov revival

Yeah, I would characterize a Pavlov as a phrase where there could be more than one answer, but there’s only one there really is any chance of being asked. On Jeopardy, if they ever say “Finnish composer,” it’s going to be Sibelius. Are there other Finnish composers? Yes. Are they going to ask about...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1452

Re: Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Awkward interview alert as Alex thought perhaps Ian did well in THE PHYSICS OF TAEKWONDO category for maybe knowing taekwondo and Ian had to gently let Alex know it was more knowledge of physics although Ian did mention having taken karate when he was younger. Alex didn't want to stereotype Ian by ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2610

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Hugo Z wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:33 pm
Lefty wrote:
Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:00 am
triviawayne wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:24 pm


Stuft is for Taco Bell Burritos
And it's the Stuf that creme is made of.
I can see it now...they do a remake of TMF and Oreos has a product placement in it...
New limited edition Double Shtuf Oreos.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Sep 20, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said "multitasking" on the WE INTERRUPT THIS PROCESS DD ("toggling"), which I rule close but no cigar; I gladly welcome suggestions to the contrary. We both said multitasking chez Penguin for lack of anything better. If I'd thought of toggle I don't think I'd have switched to it. That's not reall...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2254

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was on track to run BRITISH NICKNAMES but they left the two easiest clues uncovered. I wasn't surprised William Caxton was a TS. If that clue makes the poll (not a request, but maybe a suggestion) I'll be interested to see the results. I was surprised by the TS on the GF in GFCI. That's the other ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2610

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Chapter 11 of The Maltese Falcon is titled "The Fat Man". The title refers to Casper Gutman who is introduced in the chapter. The chapter and the rest of the book repeatedly refer to him as "the fat man". I don't know about the A-bomb being named after him. I also don't know of any other Hammett cha...