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by reddpen
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1410

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

morbeedo wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:07 pm
Spain - Bullfighting - The Sun Also Rises
Sure, but the clue didn't mention bullfighting. I got it anyway, but I read it in college. Could have pulled Lady Brett Ashley if needed.
by reddpen
Wed Apr 01, 2020 11:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1390

Re: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

It's spelled slalom but pronounced slolom. The first syllable rhymes with "fall", not the first part of "phallus". Any chance of someone posting a gif of Leanne's reaction after Alex said "underwear bomber"? It's clue 28 in the J! round. Like Kami, I'd have said Knights Templar first, but would have...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1348

Re: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm glad I'm not the only one who corrected Alex that a portion of a portion of the population wears pads....but, in Alex's defense, I don't think that would have ever been an answer in that category. Sure, shoulder pads are kind of '80s, but... I'm kidding--don't @ me. The Bethany Hamilton clue ha...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38198

Re: Learned League 84

And I've gotten many of the season's hardest questions (Beverly Sills, Apu, Naguib Mahfouz) while botching apparent gimmes like Fatboy Slim. It's just never duLL. I was surprised that Fatboy Slim played as easy as he did, since I didn't think that he had been relevant since...1999, or thereabouts. ...
by reddpen
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38198

Re: Learned League 84

Bomtr has pretty much wrapped up A Continental (along with Maso) and is vying with Teapot for the Jboard Private Rundle (Premier League). I’m in 4th and trying to work my way up into Chapionship territory (the less said about my Orivate Rundle performance the better). I'm just behind you in 5th but...
by reddpen
Tue Mar 17, 2020 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38198

Re: Learned League 84

I wonder how many of the 14% who got Apu right just randomly guessed the name Apu from The Simpsons and got lucky. Heck, I watched Pather Panchali a while back, and I wasn't coming up with Apu in a million years. At least one of us knew of the Apu trilogy, though I'm not sure when I picked it up. P...
by reddpen
Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38198

Re: Learned League 84

I had one of my more disappointing misses yesterday on the Stone's song. The clue included this phrase: exactly one has a title which is, in its one-word entirety, a common female first name . I'm pretty sure I mulled over "Angie", but decided on "Gloria" ("G-L-O-R-I-A) because the rule with Thorst...
by reddpen
Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 4487

Re: Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Took me most of the 30 seconds to come up with the FJ... Same here. Thought of representative titles like Art Spiegelman's Maus and Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns . Even had time to swear at myself, saying 'You know this, goddamnit!' -- and then it popped into my head. Not sure I'd have had...
by reddpen
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 309
Views: 38198

Re: Learned League 84

I was surprised so many people (47%) got Crossroads . I'd never even heard of that movie and I was actually watching movies in the mid-80s! :D I suppose there's the Robert Johnson angle, too, but blues history doesn't seem like something a lot of people would know. Thought for sure "derby" would be...
by reddpen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 10666

Re: Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll be the first to grouse that "Brass in Pocket" isn't followed by a parenthetical "(I'm Special)" on any release of the first Pretenders album that I've ever seen. Re FJ, my limited Latin got me eggs but not green, so I tried Horton Hatches the Egg. Can someone--ideally John Cleese in a centurion...
by reddpen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 15113

Re: Monday, February 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jennifer got the "apologetic" board game clue correct and her correct response made it audibly clear she was from Canada. With Steve being defeated that was the first time a Goodreau lost a debut according to the archive I was expecting MacKenzie to be defeated because this was taped over a month a...
by reddpen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 12392

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

420 is not on the banned wager list so Terry was able to make that his FJ! round wager. Does the 4337 by Tom have any meaning? I always like to take these opportunities to point out that 4/20 is my very appropriate birthday. Yay Terry! Don't know about 4337, but a college tourney player years ago w...
by reddpen
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 12392

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

420 is not on the banned wager list so Terry was able to make that his FJ! round wager. Does the 4337 by Tom have any meaning? I always like to take these opportunities to point out that 4/20 is my very appropriate birthday. Yay Terry! Don't know about 4337, but a college tourney player years ago w...
by reddpen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 6730

Re: Thursday, February 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

damn Rebel Yell had a whole bunch of hits in the archive and I never heard of it. I've heard of it but it never occurred to me. The clue said it was possibly derived from fox hunting. Sure I'm stereotyping here, but I doubt there was a ton of crossover between fox hunters and actual front-line, hol...
by reddpen
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 10915

Re: Friday, February 14, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Probably it's too long for J! purposes, but I think this one belongs on the list: If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that Dav...
by reddpen
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 9507

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

That's how they used to do it for Brain Bus events. And during the the pre-online test days. You'd take the test, they'd grade it, come back in the rooms and call out about 10-15 names. Everyone else was thanked and told to go home. The one time I managed to go to one of those in 2005, room with a ...
by reddpen
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 9507

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), January 30, 2020

One more JFF, this my worst of the three at 43. Yet again thanks, sherder23! Misses: "Shallow" (typed "one from A Star Is Born"), Marlowe (Wren--an architect, I know, but same first name), Arby's (Wendy's), Ferrante (Morretti), amino acids (just drew a blank), Farrow (thought of him about 2 seconds ...
by reddpen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020
Replies: 92
Views: 6937

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), January 29, 2020

Once more into #27, my friends. JFF again (thx, SH!), this time managing 44/50 after 46 last night. Misses: Kondo (always fun to start with a whiff--typed Kim to avoid a blank), Bergen, Hasbro (no guess for either), Black Widow (Storm, a total WAG), bony pony (about 3 seconds too late), Candy Crush ...
by reddpen
Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020
Replies: 101
Views: 8100

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), January 28, 2020

In the pool since August so JFF off the sherder video and got 46/50, missing Byron (Tennyson), E. L. James (wagged Meyer), taxidermy (typed taxonomy!), and Frozen (Wicked). Felt a tad easier than some I've taken. We'll see what the next two days hold. What is the minimum score to potentially get cal...
by reddpen
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30
Replies: 54
Views: 5705

Re: 2020 Online Test announced - Jan 28, 29, 30

Good luck to everyone this go-round. I'm swimming in the pool so must sit this one out. Looks and sounds like there's no option to register to take it just for fun, and because I auditioned in Vegas last August, taking the test this time might... put my status at risk? Guess I'll have to wait for t...