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by opusthepenguin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought Germany was the more obvious one, due to Munich being more modern than Melbourne. But why compare the less recent of one pair to the more recent of the other? The Sydney Olympics are 28 years more modern than the Munich. And the Melbourne Olympics are 20 years more modern than the Be...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:18 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:10 pm
I don't remember the Munich Olympics at all, except maybe Mark Spitz.
Um, seriously? Nothing else?
Seriously. I was 6 years old. Everything else I learned about the '72 Olympics, I learned later on.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Volante wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:45 pm
davey wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:29 pm
I recently learned of the "candy" in American Food...$800 when I received this picture as an advertisement. My question: Who's buying this?? At best, it looks like he's peddling sea monster parts... :roll:
It's just salmon jerky...
Yeah jerky, it's just salmon. :D
by opusthepenguin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The "they call me" TOM for the soda took me in a different direction, as I thought Donovan instead of Poitier and went to Mello Yello. I don't think I would have rung in on it, because "cherryish" isn't how I understood its flavor to be, but I said it aloud at home and felt pretty sheepish. Ha! Yea...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I also thought Germany was the more obvious one, due to Munich being more modern than Melbourne. But why compare the less recent of one pair to the more recent of the other? The Sydney Olympics are 28 years more modern than the Munich. And the Melbourne Olympics are 20 years more modern than the Be...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Technically, it was West Germany, so that's a bit tricky. By its wording, the clue didn't ask for countries that have hosted the Summer Olympics in two different cites, just countries with two different cities that have hosted the Summer Olympics. Berlin and Munich are both in present-day Germany. ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 751

Re: Monday, April 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mrs. Penguin observed that, just like Fox Mulder, Drew prefers to go by his last name. For FJ I came up with the easy one, Australia, and could name both cities. I tried to think of the other one but couldn't decide. I do think the whole Berlin, Germany and Munich, West Germany thing is a little pro...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1738

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

Like Mark Barrett, I was on the fence between 6 and 7. I'd say he started out as a 5 or 6 but was on his way to a 7. Ordinarily, that would cause me to mark him a 7. But I'd already rated Mike Richards a solid 7 and wanted my vote to reflect that Oz was a step lower than that. I'll also note that af...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/29/21 week
Replies: 27
Views: 728

Re: FJs for the 3/29/21 week

I did know that the antidis word was church related, but negged on "Anglican Church". Wait, when did we decide Anglican was wrong? C of E and Anglican, AFAIK, are essentially synonymous and C of E is good so Anglican should be too. I was going off econgator's post. I don't know if we can have a def...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)
Replies: 38
Views: 1738

Re: How Did Dr. Oz Do as Host? (His actual performance, not your opinion of him)

P.S. Alex wasn't immune to that kind of error himself; for example, there was a clue in my first game that he had to re-record because he read "in the '80s" as modifying the preceding words when it modified the following words (which threw me enough to cause me to clam on a correct response). This ...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Apr 11, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1655

Re: Monday, March 29, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I surprised they didn't ask for a BMS on Augusta National? No. But that's simply from a position of ignorance. You will never hear a pro of any kind refer to the course as simply Augusta. Nor will you hear a top amateur, nor a golf writer, nor anybody on The Golf Channel refer to it that way. It...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/15/21 week
Replies: 34
Views: 811

Re: FJs for the 3/15/21 week

twelvefootboy wrote:
Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:00 pm
citation:
The 911 Carrera is the base model of the 911 family. The name Carrera is a reference to the legendary Carrera Panamericana race in Mexico.
The thing I like best about the Carrera is that it has a
Spoiler
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2513

Re: Tuesday, March 16, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Damn Porsche. Makes me feel better about my new BMW with their weird alphanumeric names. N.B. I also drive a BMW. https://jboard.tv/download/file.php?id=1010 My husband, a former BMW driver, approves of this message :lol: Did the BMW association catch him yielding right of way and confiscate his car?
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 1947

Re: Monday, March 15, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I missed the Dexter clue. I thought it was only on Showtime but it looks like it's been more widely distributed to other services now. I'll start watching that. I'd recommend against it. One of the most poorly written shows I've ever seen. Season 1 wasn't terrible although the twists were ridiculou...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2829

Re: Friday, March 12, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Thank you Katie for the detailed explanation at the reveal. At least I know that my total made up WAG of Chickamonga was cromulent. I'm sure the writers provided the intel, but we've been left in the dark before by AT many times. This FJ was ungettable to me, if I finally remember Antietam, it does...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seems like a lot of people forgot the category. Lots of British books being mentioned in this thread. Less "forgot the category," more "wasn't certain enough Watership Down is British not to guess it when it and the definitely-British Animal Farm are the only two names that come to mind." I was mos...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Also, I thought the FJ was oddly worded. One edition "shows a farm"? I assumed they were describing a cover illustration, but I couldn't be positive. Nevertheless, I got it right. Clearly it should have said "shows the farm"... ;) And I think George and Lenny bunked in the cabin with the other farm...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

As an example of the closed captioner not having a clue, for 'Horus' they had 'Horace'. Oy. I don't generally use the captions unless I can't make out what someone is saying. So I don't notice these errors myself. But I'm sure seeing a lot more of these comments lately. For Thursday's game someone ...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Apr 10, 2021 12:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:50 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:33 pm


Also, I thought the FJ was oddly worded. One edition "shows a farm"? I assumed they were describing a cover illustration, but I couldn't be positive. Nevertheless, I got it right.
Clearly it should have said "shows the farm"... ;)
Don't make me come over there.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1197

Re: Friday, April 9, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I like Dennis. He looks like a cross between Walter White and Mike Ehrmantraut. We're all clear that Animal Farm doesn't fit the FJ category, right? Ditto Watership Down which is from 1972 anyway. And if it's a novella then War and Peace is a medium-sized novel. It's been close to 40 years since I r...