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by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 903

Re: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

wall (really? Robert Frost's most famous poem a TS?) "Mending Wall" is at best #3 among Frost poems. Agreed. We can quibble over whether "The Road Not Taken" or "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening"[1] should be in the number 1 slot. (The answer is obviously "The Road Not Taken.") But those are th...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2033
Views: 108776

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

But if you default to the land+water areas, as Wikipedia and Google do for both states , LP is much larger than Florida. That was my point. The clue does not have a single correct answer without specifying which method of calculating area it is using. But the land+water for MI is going to include a...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Dec 13, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2033
Views: 108776

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

From https://www.infoplease.com/us/states/land-and-water-area-states-2008: Florida is 53,603 sqmi land, 12,154 sqmi water, and 65,758 sqmi total. Michigan is 56,528 sqmi land, 40,185 sqmi water, and 96,713 sqmi total. But Michigan is divided into two peninsulas, and assuming the UP is 16,377 square...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 39
Views: 903

Re: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ian. Buddy. Ouch. You strike me as a guy who's going to play with the figures afterwards and realize what happened. That one's going to hurt for a while.

This was not my night to try unjumbling state capitals. Really impressed by LaKedra's run.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2033
Views: 108776

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

I think that may be the case. You've got a strong Pavlovian response to "state + peninsula" as a longtime resident of a bipeninsular state, whereas I think J! was expecting people to visualize a map of the contiguous US and zero in on the dangly bit in the southeast. (For what it's worth, although ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 2033
Views: 108776

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

Still, with Michigan being made up of TWO peninsulas, it's not wrong to think that one of them may be the biggest one. Apparently it is. So then is it just me having home field disadvantage? Well, you and other Michiganders and Michigeese. When the category PENINSULAS came up, I pre-called Florida....
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

... Shopping is gone too. I actually knew someone who had one of those stupid ceramic elephants... wasn't it a ceramic dog on the show for $150? or did they have elephants as well? My mom once said my mission in life was to go on Wheel of Fortune and win her a ceramic chicken. :lol: Did you complet...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:05 pm
The shopping was horrid to watch. First you had to sit through the player going through picking stuff out and then listen to the announcer describing the prizes. Dropping that part of the game was akin to James Naismith deciding to cut the bottom out of the peach baskets.
:lol:
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1452

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:28 pm
If I get on the show, if I can’t win a bunch of money, I hope to annoy the crap out of people on social media.
Definitely! Ideally you'd go for both, of course.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

In the first half of the show's existence, any money you won during a round had to be spent buying from their selection of prizes. There was usually a trip in there and some furniture, but mostly it was a bunch of crap nobody really wanted. I suspect a lot of it went unclaimed to relieve the tax bu...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1452

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I immediately thought yin and yang upon seeing "pair," but "orange and azure" made me reconsider, and I switched to the sun and the moon, figuring that Taiji must be the ancient symbol that made the clue relevant to the category. Sun and moon were on my short list but I opted for day and night. Qui...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1452

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget FJ, I've never seen the yin/yang symbol in anything other than black and white (orange and azure!?!?) but WECIB? Day and night. Sun and moon. Land and sea. Mars and Earth. I talked myself out of yin and yang which, obviously, I considered. I felt as though the color scheme had to lead some...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 1452

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:16 pm
Lightning was the correct response. Any judges have a problem with thunderbolt?
Perfectly acceptable. If anything, that's a better response than lightning. Full credit.
by opusthepenguin
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Secret Bunker News
Replies: 283
Views: 24980

Re: Secret Bunker News

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Can you please record the 12/25 wheel too? I had an off-forum request for it.
Ok. There'll be some holiday-related delay in uploading it.
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:20 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:03 pm
You haven't told us yet. Are you keeping the car? Are you taking the vacation?
I thought I already did. Yes and yes.
I probably missed it. This has been a tough thread to keep up with! Don't forget to post pics of the vacation.
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

You haven't told us yet. Are you keeping the car? Are you taking the vacation?
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 1300

Re: Friday, December 8, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Whoa! Thanks everyone for all the kind words! Glad you enjoyed it on Friday night. Well done, Ben! You looked a bit... nervous? Focused? Seemed like some adrenaline and/or coffee was coursing through your system. Whatever it was, it worked. That was a real nailbiter of a game. It looked like you mi...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 131
Views: 3140

Re: TPH on WoF 12/8/17 discussion [SPOILERS]

If you all enjoy being a part of dhk's "we" that thinks they're better than TPH and tells him every chance he gets, then enjoy, but after 7 years I'm getting tired of it. I've messaged david about it privately in the past but it doesn't seem to have an effect. Perhaps it's time to consider the poss...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/4/17 week
Replies: 28
Views: 561

Re: FJs for the 12/4/17 week

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:02 am
In reflection, I cannot presently name a SINGLE female TV actress, unless Julia Louise Dreyfuss still has a show (I think so).
Yeah, but she's married.
by opusthepenguin
Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/4/17 week
Replies: 28
Views: 561

Re: FJs for the 12/4/17 week

I thought Tuesday's might have something to do with Vienna, but I wouldn't have guessed "Congress of" in five hundred billion years. Aw, c'mon. In five hundred billion years, I'm sure that would've been one of my guesses. I'd probably get as far as The Porcupines of Vienna and The Happiest Aardvark...