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by opusthepenguin
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 1771

Re: Monday, May 7, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

4) When I was picked up by my family after taping, they asked me for my nearest landmark. I looked across the street and told my brother I was standing outside... A Wells Fargo. Aaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggggghhhhh!!!! Thanks for checking in and giving us some insider perspective. Your FJ polled at 25% ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1144

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In EDIBLE BEFORE AND AFTER, one clue was "Choral singing group that’s got 3 slices of toasted bread, turkey, bacon, lettuce & tomato" and the clue's target response was "glee club sandwich." For some reason, I went more specifically than generically, and blurted "Culture Club sandwich" as my respon...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 1144

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I didn't know enough about either geography or Catholicism to get FJ. However, I was able to identify Manitoba based on its shape. I see a number of references on this thread to the "Catholic" nature of this clue. Um, this is a Christian belief and not a specifically Catholic one. Most non-Catholic...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Re: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

My guess: Libra with ~65% confidence
Backup guess: Gemini with ~30% confidence

Mrs Penguin went with Gemini. I got to feel superior briefly as I explained why I thought Libra was a better guess. Then when Libra was negged on the first reveal, I said, "Well, looks like you were right."
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]
Replies: 25
Views: 436

Your guess for Thursday's FJ [SPOILER]

Category: CONSTELLATIONS Clue: THIS ZODIAC CONSTELLATION INCLUDES 2 LINES (OR STRINGS) THAT TERMINATE IN A STAR CALLED ALRESCHA, THE KNOT The Weekly Poll will give us the highlights, but I thought a special poll was in order to address all the possibilities. In your comments, please list your actual...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1332

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Cool to see a reference to Cleveland art punk greats Pere Ubu, despite the triple miss. It seemed gettable without knowledge of the song since it's titled for the WWII film of the same name. I'd like to put in a poll request for this clue, please. I said Tokyo from the couch but I don't know if I'd...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 1332

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Before the show started there was an ad for a payday loan place. Mrs. P laughed derisively at the thought that people who watch Jeopardy! would be likely to fall for such a scam. I said, "Right. Because if there's one thing we've learned from this show, it's that Jeopardy! people are good at math." ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

But Richard is being sarcastic (or let's say, appropriating the happy talk of the court to twist it)...It's still winter in his soul. So I'd say the word is perfectly placed to point up his covert meaning. That's a good point. An actor could get a lot of mileage with a telling pause after "disconte...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

And I agree with Teapot and Stanislaus who parsed the opening of Richard III by moving the word "now." This has always been one of my least favorite Shakespeare lines because of ambiguity caused by a "misplaced modifier." Most readers, and even most performers, put a pause after "discontent," makin...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 396
Views: 25102

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

London Breed has been elected the first African-American mayor of San Francisco. https://www.theroot.com/its-official-london-breed-elected-san-franciscos-1st-b-1826832004 https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1742/42799378581_e532bf9133_m.jpg Say What? Willie Brown says add "woman." Willie Brown was never...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 983

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ran the 1968 TV category. Pre-called Brady Bunch, but I knew there were plenty of other options. Loved the distaste with which Catherine finally called for the first clue in that column after all alternatives had been exhausted. Like Mark, I'm glad they were able to finish the category even with a ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 32
Views: 983

Re: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How did I miss this FJ? I felt so dumb at the reveal that I considered inventing an Anglican liturgical holy day so I could tell everyone I missed this game due to religious obligations. Ended up saying The Emperor's New Groove (released in December 2000) since every other Disney animation I could t...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Same here. I knew it didn't sound right... The quote is "Now is the winter of our discontent," which is what Alex said. The error was Jason's response of "Winter?" (Not in the form of a question, not seven words). Jason presumably mis-parsed the clue as "7-LETTER" and guessed "winter" in desperatio...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Worst error today was "This is the winter of our discontent". Oy. Same here. I knew it didn't sound right... The quote is "Now is the winter of our discontent," which is what Alex said. The error was Jason's response of "Winter?" (Not in the form of a question, not seven words). Jason presumably mi...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1550

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Well, reading this thread has been interesting. Now I remember why I never post on forums... It's mostly safe to swim here. There's only a couple of guys who pee in the pool. :roll: Really appreciate your checking in here and giving us an inside scoop. I think you reasoned well in the midst of many...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 45
Views: 1215

Re: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Worst error today was "This is the winter of our discontent". Oy. Same here. I knew it didn't sound right... The quote is "Now is the winter of our discontent," which is what Alex said. The error was Jason's response of "Winter?" (Not in the form of a question, not seven words). Jason presumably mi...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 1550

Re: Monday, June 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If one's thinking is "adjacent notes = adjacent fingers," then one might realize that six and seven inches are too far for that, and therefore the instrument in question is not played via fingering. Non-fingered brass instrument really leaves just one choice. I thought you'd have this either with m...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 825

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

if name a band from alaska ever comes up, you will now know one...kind of like tv show set in alaska...men in trees is the pavlovian response Oooh, sohrry.... The clue asked for a show that lasted more than two seasons. We were going for "What is Northern Exposure?" forgot about that show...never s...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 825

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:11 pm
if name a band from alaska ever comes up, you will now know one...kind of like tv show set in alaska...men in trees is the pavlovian response
Oooh, sohrry.... The clue asked for a show that lasted more than two seasons. We were going for "What is Northern Exposure?"
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/4/18 week
Replies: 51
Views: 825

Re: FJs for the 6/4/18 week

When I was on the radio, I always wanted to call an album "Of the Same Name" and have a song on it called "The Title Cut" so I could play The Title Cut from the Album of the Same Name. Would your group be The Band of the Same Name? Bonus: Name a group that has released an album of the same name whi...