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by reddpen
Sat Jun 20, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 11053

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

Anyone else having a roller coaster of a season? Here's my tally of correct answers so far in LL85: MDs 1-5: 26. 2-0-3 MDs 6-10: 18. 0-4-1 MDs 11-15: 28. 4-0-1 MDs 16-20: 11. 1-3-1. And on MD21 I pull a 6-pack. I know, A Rundle problems, but... almost makes me wonder if Thorsten doesn't break up the...
by reddpen
Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 780

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

Looks like I'm the first to get Tilda.
None of the TS puns (pretty wretched category y'ask me, and I like wordplay), nor Raphael nor tumbrel.
Yes to St. Elmo (his fire appears atop masts), no to parliamentarian--I also thought of sergeant-at-arms.
Yes to FJ.
by reddpen
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 85 - Official Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 11053

Re: Learned League 85 - Official Thread

alietr, Thorsten is looking for BWA searchers on a beta basis. Now is your opportunity to impose, er, explore, your sense of humor with the community at large. I tend to think of that "Best wrong answer chitchat" thread as "People who aren't as funny as they think." You can find past BWA winners an...
by reddpen
Wed Jun 10, 2020 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 1772

Re: Tuesday, June 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Other than size, is there any reason whatsoever that should lead me to assume this was Concord NH instead of Concord VA? It's not like Virginia was a major source of early Presidents or anything ... Significance? Concord NH is the state capital; Concord VA is a burg of fewer than 1,500 that almost ...
by reddpen
Tue Jun 09, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1676

Re: Monday, June 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

davey wrote:
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:50 am
Later this week: The Madness of George III.
Shouldn't they air the first two first?
by reddpen
Mon Jun 08, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4128
Views: 555380

Re: Reretaken Down

With this thread on page 2 I found a reason to bump it. For crossword puzzle solvers check out Rex Parker's comment after you finish the Saturday 6/6 puzzle: The biggest issue / downer for me, though, was 1A: Capital of Chad (N'DJAMENA). At 1-Across, that is such a f***-you kind of answer. People w...
by reddpen
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 2085

Re: Thursday, June 4, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All they needed to do is watch the movie...and just the first 10 minutes. That would be a shame--you'd be missing one of the most stunningly shot films ever made. I believe there’s a grand total of two notable people who have perished in a motorcycle crash. I’d guess that if you asked 50 boardies t...
by reddpen
Sat May 30, 2020 12:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2013

Re: Friday, May 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think the get rate for this one will be the lowest in the weekly poll. My vote is yesterday's for that honor... Any chance of spoilerizing this? I made the mistake of reading the board just after watching today's game, and got spoiled on an FJ from an episode I hadn't yet found online. Probably m...
by reddpen
Mon May 25, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 2940

Re: Monday, May 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I hit the two easy ones in a category we've left for last, then miss both $600 and $800 as Ivory did in Sayeth the Bible, and then find the DD on clue 30... maybe it's just me but I'm not betting the farm. I gave myself credit for stranger at $800 on the rebound but doubt I'd have rung in on set,...
by reddpen
Thu May 21, 2020 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1906

Re: Wednesday, May 20, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is there any way that I should have picked Aristotle for Alexander's tutor, and not Socrates or Plato? The emphasis on science? Chronology? Or is this just a YEKIOYD, otherwise it's a "pick one of three, and good luck"? Aristotle tutoring Alexander is used a lot in trivia. I know Alexander was the ...
by reddpen
Tue May 19, 2020 2:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: RIP India Cooper
Replies: 16
Views: 1436

Re: RIP India Cooper

Definitely one of the greats. Thanks for letting us know. For those who want to remember her, here's India Cooper's 5th game from 1991: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1g4Hkm0wkK5EoO5CT8JYZlPTygc8ysQMB Feel free to share this link. On this one, I'll take my chances. Thanks for posting this, Opus, ...
by reddpen
Sat May 16, 2020 3:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1446

Re: Tuesday, November 30, 2004 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Fri May 15, 2020 12:08 pm
I think it's worth mentioning that David Hankins had a much better showing on Millionaire several years later.
David Hankins reminded me of Prince/King Joffrey on Game of Thrones.
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Learned League 84
Replies: 354
Views: 70805

Re: Learned League 84

QuindlenA and BenioffD... and my unconfirmed hunch is Tablesaw is some sort of puzzle world stalwart.
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5638

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Gotta disagree there--Scott omits an entire syllable. And it's perfectly acceptable to omit that syllable. There are published sources that use Shahrazad, Sharazade, Scherezade, Sherazade, and Scherazad--all close to Scott Lord's spelling, all choosing not to include the unnecessary middle syllable...
by reddpen
Fri May 01, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5638

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

(As a side note, did the mention of Scheherazade remind anyone of the time Scott Lord got robbed of his 6th win for using the perfectly acceptable spelling "Scherazade"? Just me? Never mind then. What a ripoff .) Gotta disagree there--Scott omits an entire syllable. But thanks for the link, as I sp...
by reddpen
Thu Apr 30, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 5638

Re: Thursday, April 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:02 pm
Thanks for another fucking unnanounced fucking preemption, you goddamn rude assholes at WNEM. I thought we weren't doing this shit anymore.
Bobby! Language!
by reddpen
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 99
Views: 9521

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

It was $16,000. I wasn’t a fan of bending the rules, but it is for charity and she gets $32,000 anyway. And if they had everyone there like normal celebrity shows, someone would have known the answer and she wouldn’t have screwed up. She did know the answer. They'd talked about it for an exorbitant...
by reddpen
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4128
Views: 555380

Re: Reretaken Down

I learned something interesting last night. My wife bought a Polycom conference phone since she's been doing lots of virtual meetings lately. While setting it up the instructions mentioned using it in "POTS mode." I wasn't familiar with the acronym, but my wife knew it: plain old telephone service,...
by reddpen
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Final results posted)
Replies: 17
Views: 1922

Re: 2020 College Championship Wild Cards (Game 4 posted)

In hopes of morphing this into a predictions thread while knowing nothing of the semifinal matchups, I'll predict these three make the finals: Nathaniel Tyler Beni That's in order of how likely I think they are to win. Of the other six contenders, Londyn and Joe seem to me the most likely possible ...