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by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3226
Views: 268025

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

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:46 pm
Willy Brandt is German. Pick Germany, East Germany or West Germany. He's a famous leader and J! players will/should have some familiarity. Ostpolitik gives you Ost=East for the extra hint.
That's great and exactly what I did. Problem is the correct response was WEST Germany.
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 861

Re: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My favorite clue of the game:

PITY THE FOOL WHO DOESN'T KNOW MR. T MET BOY GEORGE IN A 1986 EPISODE OF THIS SHOW

Since we're allowed to omit leading articles, I shouted out "What is Team?"
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1106

Re: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't see FJ as a coin flip. The quote very strongly outlines Hoover's policy of non-intervention. It's the policy that lost him the election against FDR. It's the polar opposite of FDR's policy of extensive government help to end the Depression. If that quote had somehow come out of FDR's mouth,...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Need recording of 12/16/15 episode
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Need recording of 12/16/15 episode

Here's the video: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hwcRa0YrIcZ5ygOsNYhIcDwXvlasHtQb https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hwcRa0YrIcZ5ygOsNYhIcDwXvlasHtQb It'll probably stay available for a year or more. But eventually I'll delete it to make room for other stuff. So you should download it if you want ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Need recording of 12/16/15 episode
Replies: 5
Views: 275

Re: Need recording of 12/16/15 episode

We're talking Tiombi Prince vs Ben Parker vs Lynsey McMullen, right? I've still got that one. I'll upload it to my Google Drive and post a link when it's ready.
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 922

Re: Monday, January 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Charlie seemed to bring his pornstache game. I approve. He really should've shaved it for this appearance. Did he think we wouldn't notice? https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/ujDaa5683-SvbJAgc2iPjTycKkA51BRSKD3VwSe--k4K92KuNURotcPdA6ZqsGM0p4AEeFAW13Kbo6wzsqWJ7hihRZH-VilT0T9VUqQMmR5V8eY1tdlW8kvujfaDB...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bartok, Berlioz, Borodin, Bruckner, Barber Not to mention Barber, Balakirev, Bellini, Bernstein, Bizet, Buxtehude, Bruch...yeah, when I saw this category I was loaded for bear. Britten, Buxtehude, Balakirev, Bizet, Bax Alban Berg, William Byrd, Pierre Boulez, Harrison Birtwistle Berio, Boccherini, ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"B" composer and "Hungarian Dances" led me to Brahms. If I see that same clue in a year I'll probably miss it again. The clue was "This Hungarian's 1923 'Dance Suite,'" not "This composer's 'Hungarian Dances.'" Yep. I rang in intending to say Brahms, but the 1923 assured me I would be wrong. So who...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 1684

Re: Friday, January 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Euphonium wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:37 pm
Bartok, Berlioz, Borodin, Bruckner, Barber
Britten, Buxtehude, Balakirev, Bizet, Bax
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have zero idea how 'Fibber McGee' triggered 'Molly' in my brain. Seriously. None. And yet I picked it up... :shock: But on the show, would you have rung in? Or would you have stood there wondering why your brain was saying "Molly"? I think I would've gone for it. It wasn't a vague association eit...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, January 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The headshake at young people today was crickets heard for Fibber McGee’s partner. The Christie play also going TS surprised me more as that appeared in a clue last season. Watch the show people. It helps. I have zero idea how 'Fibber McGee' triggered 'Molly' in my brain. Seriously. None. And yet I...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1433

Re: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rackme32 wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:21 am
Also have never watched or had HBO or watched a network or syndicated rerun of an HBO show.
Not even The Wire?
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 1433

Re: Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Three out of the five composers got pronounced incorrectly. Wagner with w sound rather than a v, Verdi with the first syllable rhyming with fur rather than fair, and Haydn to rhyme with maiden rather than Biden. So of course Alex only asks for a repeat on one response in the category--the correctly ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1190

Re: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if the anthropology clue about Java Man wasn't anachronistic. I doubt if it gets much attention in modern biology courses, and if so, just as a footnote being named as "homo erectus". I hope they don't keep wasting time teaching about Piltdown man. Or creationism, for that matter. I think ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1190

Re: Tuesday, January 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else's gut instinct for FJ Hanoi? I quickly got the Western Hemisphere hint and changed to Havana, but the association to the "Hanoi Hilton" was instinctive. I spent too much time on Saigon, which was the capital of South Vietnam at the time. By the time I focused on "Western Hemisphere," it...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1174

Re: Monday, January 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Looks like I'm unusual in NOT remembering (I'd say never having heard of, but the archive proves me wrong) the Samoa connection but guessing Stevenson anyway. Scottish author with an adventurous streak in the latter half of the 19th century. RLS just fit.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3226
Views: 268025

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
Can't say I've heard of Boston Legal.
How about Pretty in Pink?
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 38
Views: 1372

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

In late 2018 news (didn't feel like bumping the old thread), Burundi has moved its political capital city from the easily-remembered Bujumbura to the less-stickily-named Gitega. Bujumbura remains the economic capital. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-24/burundi-moves-political-capita...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1376

Re: Friday, December 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just done catching up on shows missed over the holidays. I'm surprised we didn't discuss this response. Listen to it carefully and tell me if it meets your expectations.