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by billiej
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 27969

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

No veterinarian I ever worked for did this, either. They would just put the pet's name and in parenthesis have canine, feline, whatever. And what would happen if someone actually had Q as a middle initial? It's a miracle that John Quincy Adams lived 80 years despite being prescribed pet meds his en...
by billiej
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Your Screenname: What inspired it?
Replies: 299
Views: 27969

Re: Your Screenname: What inspired it?

I missed this thread when I first signed up. My name is for my 2 dogs of that time, and the Q in the middle is because I find it (sourly) amusing that, when picking up a prescription for a dog at a regular pharmacy, a veterinarian will insert a Q as a middle initial to identify the scrip is for a p...
by billiej
Wed May 22, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 2930

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I knew immediately what movie they were looking for in FJ, but spent about 20 seconds trying to remember the name of it, then another 5 wondering if there was more to the title (it can't be just "Glory", can it? was there more to it?). Fortunately it's short enough to scribble down at the last secon...
by billiej
Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 3227

Re: Monday, May 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Similar to this, I find myself turning off Auto Motion Plus on Samsung TVs of family and friend's houses I visit when I see movies on their TVs that have the "soap opera" look/effect. It annoys the heck out of me and I have to change it in their TV settings. It kills me that they don't notice it, b...
by billiej
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 3172

Re: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Would Silvija's response be accepted if she made a non-$0 wager? Alex's response seemed to indicate it would have been, but I've never seen someone replace a word with a symbol/shape before. She was being cutesie, but I have no doubt they would have accepted that. I also suspect that if FJ were mat...
by billiej
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 82
Views: 4552

Re: Thursday, April 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Peachbox wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Has the old show Superfriends to thank for getting FJ. :lol:
That's about the extent of my superhero knowledge. I interpreted C. King as "seeking", but still got to Aquaman because I thought I remembered him having some sort of sonar.

Whatever...a get is a get. :lol:
by billiej
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 2613

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Pacific), April 11, 2019

At 40, this would've been the best of the bunch for me (of course). Now whether I would've actually been able to do that if I had stayed up late enough to take it for real...who knows. Alas, there's always next year.
by billiej
Mon Apr 15, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11
Replies: 169
Views: 9418

Re: Adult Online Test: Apr 9, 10, 11

What we know is that somewhere around 100,000 people take the online test. Of those, 2500 to 3000 will audition in any given year. The only unknown is the “passing rate” but if we posit that 10% of the test takers get a “passing” score then there’s a pool of 10,000 to choose from. Truly random sele...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

For those who say scary and sherry don't rhyme, how do you say them? Scary rhyming with hairy, and sherry rhyming with Jerry. I've honestly never heard either word pronounced a different way. All four of those words rhyme. You'll never convince me that they do and I will never convince you that the...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

nserven wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:57 am
VAdame wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:52 pm
Missed:
Kendrick Lamar, said Drake. Hey, Drake, "Duck"worth...makes sense!
I made this exact same mistake, same reasoning.
Add me to that list. Quack!
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 113
Views: 4945

Re: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Did anyone get the Misspelled clue for $200? I scanned that one six times and couldn't spot a single misspelling. They should've made it WAY more obvious in the top box. A Massachusetts town being named Worcester but pronounced "Wooster" is fairly common knowledge. Actually, that's "Woostah", c'mon...
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:53 pm
This is California: Mary, Sherry, Scary, Merry, Marry, Hairy Jerry all rhyme
Yeah, I'm struggling trying to figure out how they *don't*.
by billiej
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019
Replies: 109
Views: 3775

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Central), April 10, 2019

It didn't crash for me, but based on the videos from yesterday I'd say the difficulty was pretty similar. Maybe even harder. Last year's test was easier, at least when I took it. This year is definitely harder. I didn't even pass last night, for the first time in a few years. If i had waited for th...
by billiej
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 6007

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

John Boy wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:05 pm
b. NHO "dead cat bounce," but I may have to add it to my vocabulary.
I could swear my cats gave me a dirty look when I shouted that out. Even weirder is I actually apologized to them. :lol:
by billiej
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 6007

Re: Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Clues that had my head spinning: What are Wobblies? What is Norwegian Wood? What is Pitchfork? In the documentary Free Solo, they give Alex Honnold an MRI and find he has very low activity in the amygdala, i.e. he literally has no fear. I wonder if James would submit to a scan? I could see myself m...
by billiej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3491

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

The "halogen" clue definitely asked for a 6-letter word. Even counting that as a miss, I think I got 42. Misses: 5 Red Dead Redemption 11 Billions 13 solicitor (said barrister) 17 Bolshoi (said Ballet Russe just to type something) 31 Pavarotti (said Domingo) 36 orchid 39 halogen 46 flamenco (paso d...
by billiej
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019
Replies: 87
Views: 3491

Re: Online Test Recap & Discussion (Eastern), April 9, 2019

That one bodied me. I'm very out of trivia/Jeopardy practice (I've been taking some time off from it) and it shows. I'm interested to see if people felt that was a tough test because it felt like it to me. You aren't the only one. I had my hopes up after the test a couple of weeks ago, but this was...
by billiej
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 114
Views: 6221

Re: Thursday, April 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seeing as how the rest of the post has nothing to do with the game, I'll just add one more thing: Much respect for Anna, handling her unfortunate draw with aplomb as she did. Her reality is my worst nightmare should I ever get on stage. someone else on here remembered arceneaux? would never have gu...
by billiej
Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement
Replies: 97
Views: 6165

Re: Sony Reportedly Searching For Alex's Replacement

triviawayne wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:14 pm
Pat Kiernan gets my vote
He's long been at the top of my list, although I must admit now that you guys have Burton on my radar, I'm liking that idea, too.
by billiej
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: I got the call!
Replies: 14
Views: 1051

Re: I got the call!

harrumph wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:50 am
NHO the call.
It could literally be anything!