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by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1493

Re: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought FJ was very easy, but then I'm in the legal field where The Paper Chase is a common culture point. I suppose it was damn near impossible if you didn't know The Paper Chase was a law school movie. I don't know about impossible. Definitely more of a challenge. But Clueless=Ditzy Blonde + 20...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Idle Question

I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D Yogi Berra definitely said that. I'm still confused...did this still all originate from me mixing up 'run' for 'point'? We're way past that now and on to making fun of John Boy's Co...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Idle Question

#2 You HAD to drag my beloved Cowboys into this, didn't you!? :evil: I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D Yogi Berra definitely said that. I'm still confused...did this still all originate from me mixing up 'run' for '...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 739

Re: Idle Question

John Boy wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:22 pm #2 You HAD to drag my beloved Cowboys into this, didn't you!? :evil:
I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 1493

Re: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't know the two sheets variation. Googling it turns up plenty of citations defining it as extremely drunk, none as slightly--at least none on the first page of results, which are the only ones that ever matter. I have to actually include the search term "slightly drunk" to get those ci...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another reason to be skeptical of Voltaire: I don't know if Voltaire's theater work is still well-known or produced in France, but I don't think I've ever heard that a play of his was performed in the US. Candide the musical, of course, was not written by Voltaire... Yeah, that was the main reason ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...but I did see my friends' son in a high school production of Molière's "The Imaginary Invalid" in 2019. I've always thought that play should be called The Invalid Invalid. I think the pun works in French too-- Le Invalide Invalide ?--though I don't know if the words are pronounced diff...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1627

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised by Amy's guess in FJ. Voltaire lived mostly in the 18th C. Moliere is a Pavlov for early revered French playwright. I worried it could be Racine, but only because the French are pretty serious about these things. Corneille I figured was way too obscure... :geek: I initially thought ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1967

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:34 pm Really? Not even a WAG from anyone on Lake Huron? As someone who actually lives on the Sunrise Side, I'm disappointed.
I would've gotten it on a DD, but I felt it was safer to clam on a regular clue. Reviewing that geography is definitely something I would do if I got the call.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1967

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

alietr wrote: Tue Jan 18, 2022 8:06 am Our mail comes through a slot in our door. A few weeks ago, the mail came, and I bent down to pick it up. As I was doing so, more mail came through the slot and hit me in the head.
This works best in black and white with the film slightly sped up and some jaunty piano playing.
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 17, 2022 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1967

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I spent five hours shoveling my near west side driveway and now my back and neck are a disaster. This may not be the most snow we've ever had, but it's the most in one night since I moved into a house with a driveway that spans the whole length of the lot. Ooof. When my parents moved from Southern ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1967

Re: Monday, January 17, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The FJ! clue will have me all alone with a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. A misquotation of Alexander Pope that has proven vexatious for past contestants in three out of four cases: #5030, aired 2006-06-23 JEPOETRY $200: Alexander Pope: "A little Jeopardy! is a dangerous thing" TS...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Jan 17, 2022 6:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1618
Views: 309728

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

OPERA COMPOSERS When this composer made his own version of La Bohème, his rival Puccini wrote about him, "The lion flunked out; the horse was beaten up." Who was Leoncavallo? Nice! Kind of... catty on Puccini's part. I got it by focusing on the TOMs and playing with the linguistic variati...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 05, 2022 9:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 RIP thread
Replies: 21
Views: 4240

Re: 2022 RIP thread

My thought would be to just rename this to the CE thread because I don't like clutter but it's already gone off the rails... I’m willing to let this one die if you’d rather have the dead in your 2022 thread once you start it. This was just an idea and didn’t know how anyone else felt about it. I li...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1618
Views: 309728

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

cheezguyty wrote: Fri Dec 31, 2021 6:53 pm FAMOUS FOLKS

Her first two husbands were avant-garde composer Toshi Ichiyanagi (from 1956 to 1962) and art promoter Anthony Cox (1962 to 1969)
Spoiler
Who is Yoko Ono?
Made a correct guess with a fair amount of confidence.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 18, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/13/21 week
Replies: 23
Views: 2468

Re: FJs for the 12/13/21 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :| :mrgreen: :mrgreen: I assumed Monday's FJ boiled down to naming who was Queen of Britain in 1707 and I was right with Queen Anne. But I worried after the music ended that the legislative action had been retroactive and they were looking for Mary Queen of Scots. On Tue...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Dec 18, 2021 12:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I should have thought of Daguerre instead of pounding sand in my brain trying to think of Bartholdi. It wouldn't matter how they pinned this clue, I'm not getting Seurat. I assume the verbiage about science helped the art scholars. Looking it up it makes sense. Pointillism was based on recent scien...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've got to think Alisa's situation has happened in a tourney before, but I never considered that being negative and not being able to play FJ was an automatic third (at least that's what Mayim insinuated). If it happens on day one do you start the second day at zero? Did Mayim really suggest that?...
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote: Fri Dec 17, 2021 10:51 pm I am 0 for all the professors, for my second box of shame. I'm coming after TPH's streak 8-) .
I'm rooting for you but I don't like your chances.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Dec 17, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3709

Re: Friday, December 17, 2021 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Daguerre for FJ. If I'd thought of pointillism, I'd probably have switched to Seurat but there's a ~25% chance I'd have negged with Pissarro. Not an impressive showing in this tournament. Only two correct FJ responses in the semi-finals and finals--both provided by Sam. Sam's a good player but will ...