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by opusthepenguin
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 3801
Views: 462489

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 7/3/90: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6086 Player pics of John Patlan, Joyce Patterson & Jim McManus: https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1780/30146796338_2085922d52_n.jpg https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1778/30146796148_39a499f4ea_n.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/44015264...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2018 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 455
Views: 36004

Re: 2018 Current Events Study Guide

Another film reboot of Charlie's Angels is in the works. The "Angels" will be played by Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska. Elizabeth Banks will direct the film and also play Bosley. Kristen Stewart? Oh my, what a horrible miscast. This is as bad as when they cast Nicole Kidman in The ...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/23/18 week
Replies: 36
Views: 870

Re: FJs for the 7/23/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: :( :( Guessed US and Canada just to have something Could not think of a plausible NC man. Mrs P got it. I felt stupid. If I'd keyed in on "private citizen," that might have jogged my memory. This should have been easy. Bunker Hill No clue on strain. Given some ...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One time they asked for the person for whom the capital of Nevada was named. In the $200 box. Just "Carson" got a BMS. The contestant fell silent and the other two failed to ring in. One of the most ridiculous BMSes up there IMO. Totally disagree. When they ask who Carson City was named after, it's...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

One time they asked for the person for whom the capital of Nevada was named. In the $200 box. Just "Carson" got a BMS. The contestant fell silent and the other two failed to ring in. One of the most ridiculous BMSes up there IMO. Totally disagree. When they ask who Carson City was named after, it's...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14163

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts. Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14163

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Is it better or worse if I say it wasn't deliberate? I knew Dalton did two, and I knew there were two with "kill" in the name, and my brain conflated those two facts. Now I'm pondering Dalton in AVtaK... On the one hand, he'd bring much needed gravitas and doesn't look like a deadite...on the other...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A drop of golden sun wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:34 am
How is it possible that Alex doesn't know that the Greek letter mu is pronounced "miu", not "moo" ???????????????? :o
I've heard it both ways.

https://www.thefreedictionary.com/mu
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I hadn't heard of the 1917 Silent Parade before, but, playing along at home, I should have been able to deduce NAACP from a "rights organization founded in 1909" (I think that was what the clue said). Dave clearly said "Christmas Attucks" for the last response of Double Jeopardy! I backed up and wa...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1360

Re: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Graham died on Feb 21. When was this taped? I bet I would've gotten it back when this was taped. On the 1959 championship for this card game, should there have been a BMS on just plain Bridge? Or does Bridge always mean Contract Bridge (which I assume this was) unless you specify a variation? I don...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1360

Re: Thursday, July 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Graham died on Feb 21. When was this taped? I bet I would've gotten it back when this was taped.

On the 1959 championship for this card game, should there have been a BMS on just plain Bridge? Or does Bridge always mean Contract Bridge (which I assume this was) unless you specify a variation?
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1709

Re: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I would have to side with TPH on this one, in thinking that 'Straight to # 1', at least to me, does not imply that it necessarily debuted at # 1. I would interpret it as meaning it had a fairly rapid rise up the charts, and did not stay at the same position or slip back down the charts at any point...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How does Alex Know When The SJ/DJ Rounds Are Almost Over?
Replies: 7
Views: 582

Re: How does Alex Know When The SJ/DJ Rounds Are Almost Over?

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:25 pm
It does seem like it's not foolproof. I've seen episodes where he does the LTAM and the round ended only one clue later, episodes where he doesn't LTAM and they leave clues on the board anyway, and even an episode where he accidentally LTAM'd twice.
That's why it's LTAM!
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 14163

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

So far I've only missed one question in the One-Hit Wonders ML*, and it was from changing George Lazenby to Timothy Dalton. My problem there was knowing of Connery, Moore, Brosnan, and Craig as the famous ones, and Dalton and Lazenby as the obscure ones, and not really having a good idea for number...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Timing of Audition Invite Emails
Replies: 2282
Views: 254290

Re: Timing of Audition Invite Emails

Time spent on interviews is much better spent learning how to bet. Of the last two people who I recall doing press before taping, one decided that betting random numbers in Final Jeopardy! was better than actual strategy , Ouch! I have a feeling she'd be tough to coach. Most people don't need instr...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

4/5 in four categories in J!: missed the steak knives quote (Glengarry Glen Ross rings no bells for me at all), lichen, Galatians (got snagged on "Gallicians"), and interest (didn't quite seem to fit). You're a little young. It was one of those movies you just HAD to rent at some point in the early...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Dave continues to be Dave. I'm so happy for him. It didn't hurt that Tara waved the white flag on DD3, but that cinch of a FJ! clue rendered the matter moot. Even if she'd gone all in, Dave still would have had a runaway. (For future contestants, this is an argument FOR going all in. When you're up...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1882

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A clue asked for a completion to the phrase "Neither fish...." They accepted "nor fowl" as they should have. I wonder what else they were prepared to accept. The phrase can also be "Neither fish nor flesh." And either flesh or fish can be followed by "nor good red herring." I think "Neither fish nor...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That skyscraper category was completely devoid of TOM. Any reason I should know that $200 was in London? I didn't see a way to figure it out at all. The clue mentioned the Gherkin (another word for pickle) which is the famous nickname of this London building https://thebigfatnoodle.files.wordpress....
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2011

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Too bad we'll never see a game that pits Neel against Jason Sterlacci. If anything, Neel was a faster talker than Jason. Wow! At the end of DJ, Alex seemed about to mention that the game was a runaway and then changed his sentence in midstream. I was glad for that. I don't like him mentioning this f...