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by opusthepenguin
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 22
Views: 845

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: 55
Views: 1449

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...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 3714
Views: 404051

Re: Reretaken Down

*crosses fingers* Goin in for PRK in about 2 hours so if I don't show up the next couple days it's because my face will be covered in ice (reportedly) Good luck! It is an amazing experience (LASIK in my case). It was, and still is, an experience to be sure. Having brief moments of clarity which is ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When we saw the FJ category, Mrs Penguin immediately began singing O Canada as I fast-forwarded through the ads. At a certain point she got the words a little wrong, so I corrected her. That depends, maybe she was singing the new lyrics after last year’s change. Nope, I allowed for either option. S...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1583

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When we saw the FJ category, Mrs Penguin immediately began singing O Canada as I fast-forwarded through the ads. At a certain point she got the words a little wrong, so I corrected her. She said, "You can't correct me unless you sing along." So I started singing. Then Daughter Penguin joined in. By ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 30
Views: 589

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

davey wrote:
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:20 pm
Ed Sullivan was always on Sunday nights in my house but no memory of seeing the Beatles remains...
Well, only two of them are dead so far and there's no particular reason you should've seen the bodies, right? Oh, wait. You didn't have an apostrophe at the end of Beatles. Never mind.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1535

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought Jason would get reversed for saying The Sign of Four rather than The Sign of THE Four. But apparently the story has been published under both titles. That's good since Sherlock Holmes clues often go begging. It would've been a shame to see one missed on a technicality when someone actually...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a slightly exaggerated observation on how obscure some books of the Bible seem. It seems like Titus and Jude rarely get touched either, and that Jonah seems far more well-known than any of the other minor prophets. Jonah's the only one that tells a cool G-rated story. Veggie Tales never go...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Speaking of obscurities in the Bible, last week one of the pastors read from the book of Philemon. I think this is the first time anybody has ever read the book of Philemon. It was the scheduled New Testament reading for that Sunday in the Anglican lectionary, Year C. So it should come up once ever...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Were the Books of Samuel written in Hebrew or the koine? From what I've read, most scholars think that they were written in the 5-6th C BCE. Hebrew. The Septuagint translation into Koine Greek came 3 or 4 centuries later. Interestingly, the Septuagint transliterates Goliath's hometown as Γεθ (i.e. ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ I knew it was a single syllable city and was pretty sure it started with G and ended in "th", but the closest I could get was Goth. Kinda doubt the judges would have given me that. Now if Goth had been correct and I'd written Gath... I'd say that's an edge case. I'm pretty much positive that...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Sep 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It was surprising to see the return of "athlete's foot" as a response to "tinea pedis." This was pretty much the same clue that Gilbert Collins had when going for his 5th win, as a Daily Double with a $2,000 bet. He got negged when he answered "ringworm." I was one of the opponents, and when we bro...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2416

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm betting the under 20% for how this FJ polls. Anyone want the over? (Exactly 20% will result in a push. Money stays in the pot and rolls over to another wager to be agreed on later.)
by opusthepenguin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4361
Views: 683294

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:53 pm
For Joan's incorrect artist, have at it:
I'm sticking with Ingres.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4361
Views: 683294

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:38 am
I added 5/20/88 (Seniors F2): http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6402
Should $1000 U.S. STATES start "1 of THE best-known"?
by opusthepenguin
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4361
Views: 683294

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I added 5/20/88 (Seniors F2): http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6402 Player pics of Peggy Kennedy, Joan Erickson and Louise Reyburn Dice have been posted previously. $5,000 is pretty though not sufficient. The penalty is $3,800 minimum (plus title & ToC) while Peggy added $7500 (& ToC) ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 98
Views: 11026

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

Thanks, Molly. Really appreciate the update. And retro good luck in your game(s).
by opusthepenguin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC
Replies: 21
Views: 1539

Re: I dreamed last night I was watching the ToC

Even if it's just for an April Fools joke, it'd be great to see an episode of the game going like this, with random events happening during the episode, although that would need some good technology and talented stunt actors. Ooohh yeah. I'd especially like to see The Lever. You know, when there's ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New old games in the J! Archive
Replies: 4361
Views: 683294

Re: New old games in the J! Archive

I scrolled down and looked at FJ first, without even paying attention to the scores, and I saw Eric with a sole miss and a $201 wager and thought, "Too bad; $200 out of a lock game and he misses out on the finals with the right idea and the wrong name." Then I looked at the scores and realized he w...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36
Replies: 16
Views: 1829

Re: Harry Friedman stepping down after Season 36

I've said it before and I'll say it again regarding the best change that could be made. Play. Every. Clue. They have the ability to edit the result to fit their time constraints.