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by opusthepenguin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Guessed Churchill with little confidence. Couldn't think of anyone better. Said Hercules rather than Heracles. Also said Moses rather than Moshe(h), but you didn't ask. In both cases, I thought about going with the less common ...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 394

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

davey wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:45 pm
Rackme32 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:42 pm
:mrgreen: :cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :cry:
:cry: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

Picked the wrong beat-era author
Tom Wolfe is neither beat-era nor, decidedly, a beat.
He was talking about Winston Churchill, silly.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 925

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
The clue gave me enough of a hint where to go to wrap up a perfect week. I was glad the clue did not put me in one of those DavidNicklebyExpectations dilemmas.
Man, I hear you. That would've been hard times for sure.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

josephulton wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:54 pm
Any other Seinfeld fans offended that they accepted "Dreyfus" as Julia Louis-Dreyfus's last name?
Not only that, I definitely heard a second "s" on the end of that response.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?
Replies: 47
Views: 1042

Re: What Determines For Whom You Root on Jeopardy?

Jboardies first, of course. After that, fat women.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 856

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did the writers purposely intend the misdirection with the clue prior to DD1 being something on water and making me once again thinking water when I saw “craft” & “knots” in the wording? I was at sea to switch gears to the intended type of craft. Same here. I guessed "yacht" just to have something ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 947

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone else respond to the Jabberwocky clue with "outgribe" for pedantry's sake, since "outgrabe" is the past tense? https://i.imgur.com/PpV0evc.png Didn't remember the present tense, but I did have enough pedantry to note that "outgrabe" did not fit the grammar of the clue. I'd love to see/hea...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 947

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the wristwatch/smartwatch controversy, I'd say that "wristwatch" would need a BMS since the clue said the watch name had the word "connected" in it. I doubt many (if any) ordinary wristwatches are connected to the 'net in the way a smartwatch is. The question is not whether "smartwatch" is a mo...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll chime in as another who got LeRoy Neiman Marcus. This might be one to poll since it was a TS but a lot of us seem to have gotten it.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 931

Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised that a stickler for correct pronunciation like Alex would pronounce "gif" with a hard g like gift sans t and not the correct pronunciation of "jif." Alex would've sounded like a doofus if he'd gone with the "correct" pronunciation. I think Steve Wilhite chose the incorrect pronunciation f...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1041

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

OrangeSAM wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:09 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Contestant Alex missed his opportunity to say, "Who is a geezer, Alex?" But Trebek played it well anyway.
I would have considered, "Alex, who is a geezer?" without inflection.
Perfect!
by opusthepenguin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1041

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ouch, Adam! Heckuva time for a brain fart. I have to think on another day you totally would've nailed this one. Congrats to Alex on a savvy wager, even though he didn't need it since he got FJ. Contestant Alex missed his opportunity to say, "Who is a geezer, Alex?" But Trebek played it well anyway. ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Oct 08, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 1041

Re: Monday, October 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:04 pm
And the one on the exterior of the Supreme Court Building:
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Where's Billy Batson?
by opusthepenguin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 229856

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

The phone scene? No, still not even the tiniest bit familiar. Where have such parodies been? https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=taken+parody The first two that come up are Jimmy Kimmel and Family Guy, both of which I find about as entertaining as shoving my nuts into a bear trap. Be hones...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1242

Re: Friday, October 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And that Cincinnati DD was a little bit harder than the others at least, don’t you think? at least for folks under maybe 35 and especially non-sports fans. Thanks for checking in, Adam! And congratulations on that commanding win. Looking forward to Monday. [ Studies Adam closely to see whether he w...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 32
Views: 560

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

Actually, counterfeit honey is a huge problem, with some sources claiming 76 percent of honey or honey products on our shelves either fake or ameliorated to the point where in most countries it is illegal to claim it as honey. I know "ameliorate" and "mellifluous" come from different Latin roots; b...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1030

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Restrictive clause? Really? I know my grammatical terms fairly well, but that one's barely familiar. I'm not saying I've NEVER encountered it. But I don't think I've seen it in regular use. Not surprised it was a TS. Kudos to Sara for going true DD on the very next clue in that category. My wife was...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 68
Views: 2038

Re: Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Misleading FJ. The contestants were obviously going for an actor with a hyphenated name. Looked up google and saw another definition of hyphenates: " a person who is active in more than one occupation or sphere " Perhaps they could have come up with a better category name like "Oscar Winners" for e...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 21
Views: 1012

Re: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was I the only one who wasn't willing to risk it on The Picture/Portrait of Dorian Gray ? Probably not. That's a popular one to get confused on. I never remember which one it is directly, BUT I can always remember that the Henry James book is The Portrait of a Lady . And I know that Dorian Gray use...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1298

Re: Monday, October 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:32 pm
Leander wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:39 pm
Can’t believe “Mooch” was accepted without clarification.
Why not? They accept JFK without clarification.
Would they accept Dubya without clarification?