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by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1418

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

In my mind (influenced by TV/movies/books - with no actual knowledge) Maine is not a hustle & bustle, rush-rush state. If you drive US1 mid-coast, you will see how right you are. Though part of it is that Maine has the highest median age of any state. If you're talking traffic, most of the time it'...
by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1418

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

... Maine deliberate. What does this mean? :?: In my mind (influenced by TV/movies/books - with no actual knowledge) Maine is not a hustle & bustle, rush-rush state. People there take their time more. It's silly of me to swipe at the state just because Dennis can pick some clues slowly. No offense ...
by billiej
Wed Jan 22, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1418

Re: Tuesday, January 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 11:03 am
... Maine deliberate.
What does this mean? :?:
by billiej
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?
Replies: 54
Views: 2669

Re: What's in store for the 3 Jeopardy giants after GOAT?

alietr wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:46 pm
Personally, enough already with the special tournaments. GOAT was wonderful. Let's bask in its beauty for a while.

100X this. Although I do find the idea of James vs. Alex J. intriguing.
by billiej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2020 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 67
Views: 3764

Re: 2020 Current Events Study Guide

Bigdogstalfos wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:27 pm
MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:50 am
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees:

Depeche Mode
The Doobie Brothers
Whitney Houston
Nine inch Nails
The Notorious B.I.G.
T-Rex
I just can’t get enough of these inductees.
So you're going to listen to the music?
by billiej
Wed Jan 15, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1961

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now, with most cable/fiber optic/satellite companies offering their own DVRs, and the elimination of VCRs, it's back to either "record", or occasionally "DVR", so DVR should now be on the tip of the tongue for a modern TV recording device, not TiVo. My mom used to say that she would "tape" somethin...
by billiej
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 95
Views: 5802

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Wish it had lasted longer, but happy with the outcome.

Otherwise, my main observation for the night is that "Screaming Popes" would be an awesome band name.
by billiej
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1961

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 pm

Was it just me or did Katie seem to be getting emotionally upset on the Avon DD?

You could practically see her mentally coin-flipping between Avon and Mary Kay. I figured she was upset with herself for going the wrong way.
by billiej
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5279

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

James Madison as part of a FJ answer on day two and then the Democratic-Republicans on day three? Come on, writers, lets show a little more range! At the very least, it's hammered home that I really need to brush up on my political history. I matched Ken on the incorrect response to the former FJ. ...
by billiej
Fri Jan 10, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5279

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On James’s DD miss, I spent most of the time thinking the colors referred to the state of Florida and not Florida State, the school. Had to pivot really quickly to get to birthstones that are kind of red and then garnet. Rather embarrassingly, I came up with ruby, despite garnet being MY FREAKIN' B...
by billiej
Fri Jan 10, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1565

Re: Thursday, January 9, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Instaget FJ (which I needed after the beating my brain has taken while watching the GOAT tournament), AND I precalled that at least one of the contestants would say "forensics".
by billiej
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1963

Re: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:18 pm
I had the same answer as Lisa, 'the soccer guy'.
Same here. I could even add "name begins with an R". That's as far as I got. :x
by billiej
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 2380

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

I counted "unique" as right for DD1 because I can't see why it is wrong. If someone can tease it out, I'll mark it wrong. I counted it as a "no harm, no foul" at first, but I think I'm giving myself credit. I looked it up in Merriam's Thesaurus online, and it goes both ways in terms of synonyms, an...
by billiej
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1800

Re: Friday, December 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ! I went with acrylic painting. I totally misunderstood what the clue was asking for. i was thinking along those lines too. I was thinking of Impressionist as a style of painting, not a type. Glad my brain wasn't the only one going down this path. "Type" had me thinking oil? acrylic? water?.....
by billiej
Fri Dec 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 1740

Re: Thursday, December 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

mas3cf wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 5:54 am

I could second that poll request. I had never heard of a numbat either. My path to it was:

numbat -> sounds like wombat -> so... marsupial, maybe?
I went down the same path. I'll take it. :D
by billiej
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 67
Views: 2776

Re: Wednesday, December 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Anyone else, like Rodolfo, think the term for a superfluous person was "third wheel" rather than "fifth wheel?" Seems like I've heard third wheel used much more often in this context. To me a fifth wheel is a trailer that is pulled using a connection in the bed of a pickup truck. I did the same, al...
by billiej
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 36
Views: 1957

Re: Tuesday, December 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I overthought this and went with "registered to vote" since the date was September instead of November. I'm counting it as "close but no cigar..." :x
by billiej
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3086

Re: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leander wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:14 am
Instaget FJ for me, but I did need the dialogue to assist. Given just the year, it would have been a guess between a couple of films.
Same. The years blend together for me when it comes to this category, but having it narrowed down to a military film was helpful.
by billiej
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

As I started this whole debate, you know I knew they were Jimmies, even though to me, Jimmies are chocolate only. Always lived in the Boston area. My mother grew up in East Cambridge, so my Bostonian vocab comes from her. Other traditional Boston / New England area food and drink term Frappe - A bl...
by billiej
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]
Replies: 25
Views: 1169

Re: THE "J" EFFECT $1000 clue 12/5/19 [SPOILERS]

New Englander, I always say sprinkles, but knew jimmies and was able to give the correct response. I was not aware of any sort of distinction in the terms in regards to color.