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by billiej
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1259

Re: Friday, September 21, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And the extra 3.4 seconds wouldn't have helped with turquoise, anyway. I've always thought of it in relation to the American southwest -- guess I thought it may have come from a Native American language. I thought of turquoise and dismissed it for this reason. If I had paid more attention to the "E...
by billiej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1081

Re: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sounds like I'm in the minority, but the quote actually led me *away* from the speech taking place in Boston...as in, these chains are clanking so loucly, they can be heard all the way in Boston. After that, given the year and famous speech makers, Patrick Henry was my first and only choice. Even if...
by billiej
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 962

Re: Thursday, September 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"12? Rat and dragon? Sounds like the Chinese zodiac. Um...Confucius? No that doesn't make sense...was it a Buddhist thing? Eh, sure, Buddha." Whatever works. Same thought process here. +1 here. Confucious was my first thought, but it didn't seem right. Buddha came to me with almost 0% confidence, b...
by billiej
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: HQ Trivia
Replies: 369
Views: 36024

Re: HQ Trivia

Besides, what's to prevent any members of that chat room from using a search engine or a bot of some type after they've been eliminated, which would go against the TOS? Search engines are legal; bots are not. Legal, but not ethical. Scott has mentioned on several occasions how it's preferable every...
by billiej
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting

Sounds like any actual trivia it has to offer will be drowning in a sea of gimmicky BS (and the trivia probably won't be that good, anyway). sad truth in regards to american game shows these days....wish they would bring back the chase....a little gimmicky, but a lot of trivia...also wish they woul...
by billiej
Thu Aug 02, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting
Replies: 17
Views: 904

Re: New TV show, "Mental Samurai," now casting

https://deadline.com/2018/08/fox-orders-mental-samurai-competition-series-rob-lowe-host-produce-mike-darnell-1202438805/ "Not only does the course test their acumen in categories of knowledge, memory, numbers and sequencing, but players will also have to contend with being transported around the set...
by billiej
Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 2465

Re: Monday, July 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:26 pm
I hear "Yanny".
LAUREL!!!
by billiej
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2248

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why didn't just "mastiff" get the BMS on "bull mastiff", if "helmet" got a BMS to "batting helmet"? The clue specifically said "this dog cross-breed " and showed a picture of the breed in question, so "mastiff" was wrong. It would be like BMSing "poodle" on a clue where the correct response was "la...
by billiej
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 57
Views: 2248

Re: Tuesday, July 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why didn't just "mastiff" get the BMS on "bull mastiff", if "helmet" got a BMS to "batting helmet"? The clue specifically said "this dog cross-breed " and showed a picture of the breed in question, so "mastiff" was wrong. It would be like BMSing "poodle" on a clue where the correct response was "la...
by billiej
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 2192

Re: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I came up with apricots - and it turns out Turkey is the largest producer of dried apricots. Cherries would have been far down on the list of fruits I'd associate with Turkey - and definitely behind figs, olives and dates. The etymology of Cerasus was Greek to me. I did the same thing. My brother l...
by billiej
Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2041

Re: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

With my complete sports ignorance, I'm just happy to have realized it was golf. But not knowing one tournament from another, said US Open. :oops:
by billiej
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 47
Views: 2130

Re: Monday, June 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

In "po"pourri, I said "Maypo" for "a boiled breakfast cereal." I think they would have had to give it to me. Man, how old ARE you?! I'm sure I haven't thought of that old cereal in decades. Never tried it, but remember the commercials. Thanks for the flashback, and from this judge's chair you would...
by billiej
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2052

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

How does one get Dr. Strangeglove and not strikeouts? Easy if you have zero sports knowledge, but have seen certain movies and can figure out puns. :P From where I'm sitting, knowing that K is the term for strikeouts requires much less baseball knowledge than figuring out the Dr. Strangeglove pun. ...
by billiej
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 40
Views: 2052

Re: Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

DBear wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:37 pm

How does one get Dr. Strangeglove and not strikeouts?
Easy if you have zero sports knowledge, but have seen certain movies and can figure out puns. :P
by billiej
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 2473

Re: Friday, June 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

boson wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:34 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:27 pm
I said Asunción, which appears to be incorrect.
Yup - I made the same mistake. Wikipedia says the Portuguese name of the island is Ilha da Ascensão.
Same... :oops:
by billiej
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 2820

Re: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

We're at 0/9 getting it and 8/9 taking a guess. 9/9. I did put down Gemini to have something, figuring "two" was the key word. Right book, wrong page. FWIW, I had the same reasoning. I did think of Pisces at the last second, thinking maybe it was supposed to be fishing line, but decided to stick wi...
by billiej
Thu May 31, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Leszek Pawlowicz on Win Ben Stein’s Money
Replies: 12
Views: 1431

Re: Leszek Pawlowicz on Win Ben Stein’s Money

I miss this show.

That is all.
by billiej
Mon May 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.
Replies: 35
Views: 2540

Re: You guys are obsessed over wagering way too much.

If it weren't for obsessions this board wouldn't exist. :lol:
by billiej
Fri May 18, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 2287

Re: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu May 17, 2018 12:28 am Lefty wrote: ↑Thu May 17, 2018 12:22 am MinnesotaMyron wrote: ↑Wed May 16, 2018 2:31 pm "Pine" was what gave it to me. "Ribbed" made me think of Trojan. Good one. Did the writers do that for their pleasure? And just when I thought I couldn't love this...