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by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

BobF wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 1:48 pm
jeff6286 wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:19 pm Wow you don't quit.
Says the guy who is doubling down on missing the main point of my post. But here, I quit now. Later.
Woohoo! That means if you reply, you get to have the last word jeff6286!
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even more than the Pearl Buck 3-stump, I was surprised that no one could follow up with Livingstone when Carrie gave him the wrong first name... Here's the problem I had when Carrie gave the wrong answer. I'd seen the clue and said "Who is Stanley?" from the couch. Then Carrie said "...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't like Ken's pronunciation of "TGV trains" tonight. I would have said "tay jay vay". I thought "hold on to your hats" suggested Panama, but I guess Frenchmen all wear berets. And those striped shirts! I don't see Mach 2 as much of a milestone. I guessed Crossfie...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I said James Hoban. So did I, and immediately thought it was too obscure for Jeopardy but couldn't come up with anything better. I did too; however... Good recall! To be fair, that's a TOC game. Even there it feels kind of unfair to spring that in a quarterfinal when wildcards are in play. On the o...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MattKnowles wrote: Thu Jan 27, 2022 11:44 pm I couldn't think of anybody who made a fortune from George Washington and went with Astor as somebody who made a fortune around that time.
That's not a bad thought. Washington could've been used as a stand-in (metonymy? synecdoche? I could go either way) for the newly established United States.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 28, 2022 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1414

Re: Thursday, January 27, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Even more than the Pearl Buck 3-stump, I was surprised that no one could follow up with Livingstone when Carrie gave him the wrong first name... Here's the problem I had when Carrie gave the wrong answer. I'd seen the clue and said "Who is Stanley?" from the couch. Then Carrie said "...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

But if the clue is about a US President and you say Roosevelt you will be asked to BMS. If it is about a football player, Manning should result in a BMS. I seem to recall instances of "Who is Roosevelt" being accepted, but I can't find an example right now. I did find an example of "...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not to say that FJ wasn't fair, because it was, but I hate clues where you need to go through a mental list and hope you light upon the correct one before time runs out. Agreed. I had the correct response before Ken was done reading the clue. But I could easily see spinning my wheels for the whole ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 27, 2022 7:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overall, I think it can be a tricky call as to whether or not a BMS is required and it's hard for a little inconsistency not to sneak in. I snipped the rest for space but your points are all well taken. I agree it's tricky and I've definitely disagreed with decisions in the past to accept "Who...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When the Tom Brady clue showed up, I expected the whole category to be dumbed down to Finster-proof levels (I think that's the right name). I'm embarrassed that I blurted out "Staubach" for the Unitas clue. I knew he was a Cowboy before it vibrated the air. Where's the noise cancelling te...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 26, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overall, I think it can be a tricky call as to whether or not a BMS is required and it's hard for a little inconsistency not to sneak in. I snipped the rest for space but your points are all well taken. I agree it's tricky and I've definitely disagreed with decisions in the past to accept "Who...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 26, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 3442

Re: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

waterloo_guy wrote: Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:52 pm I’m not sure that the Manning response required a BMS. The clue was specifically looking for a Colts QB, so Manning could only be Peyton Manning in that context.
But wouldn't this mean a BMS is never required? After all, the other possibilities are ruled out by specific details in the clue.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 25, 2022 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 RIP thread
Replies: 48
Views: 7633

Re: 2022 RIP thread

Two words. Always two words. So his real name was Marvin Lee Aday (although he later changed his first name to Michael), so his nickname started out as M.L. but apparently his high school football coach expanded it to "Meat Loaf" presumably due to Mr. Aday's girth. Yeah there are a couple...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 25, 2022 10:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Me, watching Jeopardy!: Ken “NATIONAL ANTHEMS LYRICS” Me: “ YES!!!!!! ” Ken: “It’s the Daily Double!” Me: “ YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ” Ken: "With glowing hearts we see thee rise, the True North strong & free" Me: “ :o :o :o YOU GOTTA BE FREAKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wel...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1634

Re: Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Robert K S wrote: Tue Jan 25, 2022 4:46 pm I am pretty thrilled that people are paying attention... it's better than the alternative
Oscar Wilde wrote:There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1867

Re: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got this FJ instantly, but I remember that I used to think it was called the "Field Museum" because it displayed artifacts found in "the field." Not sure when I realized it was actually named for Marshall Field, but it had to be a bit of a facepalm at the time. I'm in Chicagol...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4822
Views: 882473

Re: Reretaken Down

Not exactly "J! in the Media", but in recent J!-adjacent news, IBM has taken major steps to divest itself of Watson . In what has to be considered an anticlimactic ending, IBM sold off the data assets of its Watson Health unit to private equity firm Francisco Partners today. The two firms...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1867

Re: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote: Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:58 pm opusthepenguin: ZG is the kind of name I google and copy/paste into the archive while Stephenie Meyer I can do on my own.
I figured you hadn't taken any chances! I tried to do it on my own and got close. One letter off on the last name and Zack rather than Zach for the first.
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 24, 2022 5:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jones Question
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Jones Question

I wish I understood what was going on but I'm too proud to ask. Sure ... Started off with Idle question Then Cleese question ... do I need to go on? Thank you! I think I saw the Cleese one first. So when I saw the Idle one, I was already thinking in Python terms and didn't realize that was the one ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 24, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1867

Re: Monday, January 24, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Blanked on fulcrum. This is happening more and more lately. I think the window of opportunity for me to be a contestant has closed. I did get Moses and the bulrushes though. Poor Erin did the right thing by going all-in but couldn't get there. Erin got bit (poked?) again a little later when she Pavl...