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by opusthepenguin
Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2001

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Re: Epiphany and Mardi Gras, Here beginneth the penance of Opus the Penguin in this, the beginning day of the penitential season. Forgive me, for my instruction has been full of error through my own fault, both in things said and in things left unsaid. It looks as though for most traditions, Epiphan...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I know there was no chance of it happening, but I really wanted to hear Karen say, "You go right back up there and get me a toddler! They've got more'n they can handle!"
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Since Ken knows everything in the world, I assume he knows what a volley is, but maybe not since he implied that that response was wrong because of the number of letters. For the record, a "volley" is a stroke that is hit before the ball bounces (its opposite is "groundstroke"). It is not a synonym...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2001

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Phil has a lookalike, and I can't place it. This is gonna bug me. Try Jason Lee. “My Name Is Earl” I was thinking Thomas Lennon. Didn't think of Jason Lee, but now I can't unsee it. My first thought when I saw him was Uncle Max from Calvin and Hobbes. https://jboard.tv/download/file.php?id=999
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2001

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was very surprised that they accepted La Morte d’Arthur. Morte d’Arthur would have been fine but the 15th century work does not have a grammatically correct French name Today it would be La Mort d’Arthur. But the work is LE Morte d’Arthur. Too much information and incorrect. I’m surprised they le...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2001

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of cake, what was up with negging Epiphany for the King Cake associated celebration that culminates on Fat Tuesday? That was the correct response--more correct than Mardi Gras, which doesn't culminate on Fat Tuesday. It is Fat Tuesday. I can see a case for accepting Mardi Gras, grudgingly....
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 2001

Re: Tuesday, February 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As I said in a previous thread, for those who aren't Bible literate, read Genesis. A disproportionate number of J! clues rely on knowledge of that book. We've had a similar "Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night" fiasco a little over a year ago, but this instance may be worse, especially since all t...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 70
Views: 8272

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

Changed my vote from not had it to have it. I have no energy and have barely eaten since Thursday. I don’t think I ate at all Sunday. My wife tested positive and got an IV treatment today. I got a test yesterday and will have results tomorrow. I get dizzy if I get up to walk around. Best wishes for...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Annual Penguin Hiatus
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Re: Annual Penguin Hiatus

Hmmm.... I’d have thought that 2020-2021 was Lenten enough, but you do you. I did have a recent chuckle in an Online Quiz League match at question that began “What animal, of family Spheniscidae, is the mascot for the Linux OS?” It wasn’t my question but I’d have responded “you had me at Spheniscid...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/8/21 week
Replies: 21
Views: 630

Re: FJs for the 2/8/21 week

16% for nilpferd is pretty telling. Yep, they definitely undervalued the clue at $600 (SJ middle row). Anything under 20% is probably too hard for regular play even in the bottom row. But when you think about all the valuations they get right, I'd say they're doing a darn good job overall. It's jus...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Annual Penguin Hiatus
Replies: 8
Views: 540

Annual Penguin Hiatus

After tonight I disappear for my annual Lenten hiatus. I plan to be back on Monday, April 5 with several more weeks of stunt-hosting to endure. It looks as though I will miss Dr. "Meh" Met Oz, so that's a plus. But I'll also miss Mike Richards who, as I understand it, is the other person being consi...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Just got Power back here in Houston after almost 36 hours so just now getting to watch the episode. I Love how Ken says "no". I Agree with everyone on "Bang" being accepted. it shouldnt have. And it's been COLD in Houston, huh? 36 hours! Wow. Yeah, Ken's "Noooo" is a treat. Did you see Davey's OED ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speculation/supposition about her fear of being in place with people unlike her. I didn’t get that vibe from her but I can see their point. She was a 15 year old girl lost in New York. I can understand her being scared and that doesn’t make her a racist. Agreed. And that's true even if part of her ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From the OED definition for bang - 1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare. 1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly. I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is... Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

From the OED definition for bang - 1.b. A drubbing, defeat. Obsolete. rare. 1644 Sir G. Radcliffe in T. Carte Collect. (1735) 329 After a shrewd bang Prince Rupert is recruiting gallantly. I'm not sure I buy this as the reason they allowed it, but there it is... Yeah, I'd say they have to allow it ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Like others, I'm a little mystified by the acceptance of "bang". I'll reserve judgment if someone wants to try to make the case. I think citations of actual usage would be really helpful. For FJ I started with Mamet thinking he might be a Pittsburgh guy. (Turns out he's Chicago.) Then I thought of W...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ: Who the hell is August Wilson? Someone you need to know for J! purposes. #8259, aired 2020-10-15 AMERICAN PLAYWRIGHTS $1200: The future of a family heirloom is at the heart of "The Piano Lesson", which earned him his second Pulitzer Prize #8216, aired 2020-05-18 PLAYWRIGHTS $800: Frederick Augu...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Credited myself for aubergine rather than mauve for the shade of purple derived from the French. Judges? Definitely! Full credit. It's a shade of purple and it entered English from the French. I mean, you can trace it back to before French through Arabic back to Sanskrit. But French was the most re...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mean Tweeters for $2000 was just begging for all the close-but-no-cigar responses. I was on the trail but couldn't quite get there myself. To be fair, as you note, they did value the clue at $2000, but I agree it was tough to watch two contestants take a bite and miss. That's only fun when they're ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Feb 15, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 1639

Re: Monday, February 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The more I see of Ken, the more I want him to become the permanent host. Can't say I've heard "dish" as a verb before. That was my only miss. Ditto on Ken. I'm worried about the long period of stunt hosts that starts in three weeks. I fear it will lose viewers over the long haul while masking that ...