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by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5125
Views: 976032

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I couldn’t figure out exactly what civil servant meant and put Truman. Truman died in '72, so that works. But I assumed previous presidents had lain in state (in the Capitol rotunda though?) and the term was meant to exclude elected officials. On a separate note, I just realized that I didn't know ...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5125
Views: 976032

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 4/4/91: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6748 Player pics of Bill Holzapfel & Joe Schuller who played Marilyn Goldwater: https://i.ibb.co/0VDGCFq/billholzapfel.jpg https://i.ibb.co/pjHXKGm/joeschuller.jpg Joe gets the honest dumbass award. :lol: At least it made no difference f...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3230

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So we're letting contestants omit articles in the middle of titles now? Is this a new rule? I confidently expected a score reversal on Londyn's "What is The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe?" But we came back from the break and no mention was made. After that I knew better than to expect a reversal for Kyl...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Jul 12, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3230

Re: Wednesday, April 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So we're letting contestants omit articles in the middle of titles now? Is this a new rule? I confidently expected a score reversal on Londyn's "What is The Lion, Witch and Wardrobe?" But we came back from the break and no mention was made. After that I knew better than to expect a reversal for Kyli...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jul 10, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 992
Views: 147345

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera Hou...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 992
Views: 147345

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

I can't remember if this has come up here before: LANDMARKS This 630-foot-tall landmark is arguably the most famous object in the world whose design is based on the hyperbolic cosine. What is the Gateway Arch? I like it! Gettable with a little thought. I took a slight detour to the Sydney Opera Hou...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

She distinctly remembers sitting there and watching with a jar of Jiffy peanut butter and a spoon. Not only does McGruff date no further back than 1980, but Jiffy peanut butter has never existed! (Apologies if you knowingly inserted that detail as a joke.) You forgot to correct my spelling of the B...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 992
Views: 147345

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

WORLD GEOGRAPHY Besides Australia, it is the other country that is both the largest and first alphabetically in its continent. What is Algeria? (Negbait: Brazil, Canada) canada doesn't fit the bill? Central America is a subset of North America. So Belize. Most definitions of North America as a cont...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

She distinctly remembers sitting there and watching with a jar of Jiffy peanut butter and a spoon. Not only does McGruff date no further back than 1980, but Jiffy peanut butter has never existed! (Apologies if you knowingly inserted that detail as a joke.) You forgot to correct my spelling of the B...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 27
Views: 1266

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( McGruff was a WECIB. Mrs Penguin missed it because she has a memory (apparently false) of McGruff the Crime Dog from before 1980. Something about him appearing in a Berenstein Bears TV special in 1976. She distinctly remembers sitting there ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 2/3/20 week
Replies: 24
Views: 3974

Re: FJs for the 2/3/20 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Finally get to take this poll and it turns out to be a perfect week. Nice. I checked the "Negged with Nimitz" box (worst campaign button ever) even though I likely would have clammed. But from the couch, that was the nam...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

$9600 after DJ! and missed FJ along with having a popular neg on the Navy guy. But if your neg was Nimitz, you didn't deduct $2000 since Nipun said it first, right? How about the Hundred Acre Wood(s) loophole? Work with me here. I think we can get you a runaway. Side discussion: Does Nimitz meet th...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

$11200 in trash! Lock game. Got FJ right which would net me an extra $799 since I'd obviously bet to preserve my runaway. I'd bet the majority of boardies are at least headed into FJ in first place here, even if they don't have a runaway. For those that are close, there's a reversible error in the $...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 236

Fourth Podium Poll for 2/4/2020

Archived game: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6542 Game thread: https://jboard.tv/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=5568 Mrs Penguin was out of town when this aired, so we just got around to seeing it. It more than merits a fourth podium poll, even a belated one. It's not just possible to win from ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 08, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 5268

Re: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What's with the JBoard search box? Searched for Flucht, Nipun, and Tulshian and didn't turn up this thread. Google's site search turns it up just fine, first hit each time. Anyway, missed this game in February because Mrs P was out of town. Having seen it now, I think it merits a fourth podium poll ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 5125
Views: 976032

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Tue Jul 07, 2020 2:55 pm
http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6737

Bob's response on SONGS THAT "DO" is entered exactly as he gave it, so I didn't format it as a title, which would have needed 2 "diddy"s.
Is the clue entered exactly as written as well?
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 992
Views: 147345

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

BrigadierSolo13 wrote:
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:36 pm
FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Proctor & Gamble used supercomputers to give this snack its iconic shape: a hyperbolic paraboloid.
Spoiler
What are Pringles?
I like this one because I was able to figure it out.

Pedantry alert: Procter, not Proctor.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 28
Views: 1085

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I wear a mask unless I'm just going for a walk and not going to be within 6 feet of anyone. Per the mishnah of Ben-Alietr, which our sect considers authoritative, I've checked the "always" box. I'm going to start keeping a bandana in my pocket just in case. Mrs Penguin wears a mask at work (she goes...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jul 01, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2975

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got to see J! instead of a briefing today and watched off the DVR. I ran it back, and Leanne said "Kristen Gillibrand". I expected a score change before FJ!. Just got around to seeing this one. (It tickles me that I missed Hemant Mehta's games because of Lent.) I didn't pay attention on first hea...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 51
Views: 2975

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even though the choices are few, I started scrawling late and found Saskatchewan pretty unnerving to write quickly but legibly, so I fretted over whether I'd left something important out. But I got the other one wrong so it didn't matter... :( I wonder if they'd accept "What are SK and MB?" I think...