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by billiej
Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 841

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"mistakenly called an Arab land" is Pavlovian for Iran TIL....and this is why I watch J! and read these boards! Said Egypt just to have something. :oops: I'm going to disagree with that being Pavlovian. I agree that Iran is a go-to on "mistakenly called an Arab land", but I think Turkey would fit t...
by billiej
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 54
Views: 1311

Re: Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A friend of mine - not a J! watcher, and not a "trivia" person though a smart guy - says that In 1999 is deliberately misleading and should have been left out. This despite the fact that he got it, and within :30 I believe. I think he's just being a curmudgeon, but any response? 1999 wasn't particu...
by billiej
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 841

Re: Thursday, December 6, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

DBear wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:46 pm
"mistakenly called an Arab land" is Pavlovian for Iran
TIL....and this is why I watch J! and read these boards! Said Egypt just to have something. :oops:
by billiej
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Confetti Discussion
Replies: 24
Views: 933

Re: Confetti Discussion

Woof wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:01 am
alietr wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 10:33 am
Pink?!?! Oh, all my J! friends led me astray.
Mine too, alas. Still, they’ve steered me right so often that I can’t conplain.
Same. And I've won more on Confetti than any other app, so I'm doubly not complaining. But that was painful to watch!
by billiej
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years
Replies: 16
Views: 1042

Re: Trebek, Sajak, White re-up for two additional years

pretty lame...really thought next year was going to be trebek's last year Lame because Trebek stated publicly that he would mostly likely retire? Or lame because you wanted Megyn Kelly to take over? lame because i must endure him for another few years...no idea who that kelly person is I think the ...
by billiej
Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1304

Re: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The second the FJ picture came up, I said, "Hey, that looks like a Dyson ball!" After hearing the clue, I said, "Huh, I guess it is!"

Too bad the Bangor homeboy couldn't pull it out, but a good game overall. :D
by billiej
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 2003

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Vowela wrote:
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:34 pm
In retrospect I should've gotten it, but all my mind could do was associate Pretoria with petunias, and wound up picking that one :oops:.
I said Pretoria as well. Bloemfontein, for me, is the Carreras of South African capitals: it's that *other* one. :lol:
by billiej
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 2280

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Coryat: 42,400 49 R/0 W DD: 3/3 FJ: :mrgreen: LT: Checker Cab, Marbury v. Madison (DD), Citizens United v. FEC, Drugstore Cowboy , Space Cowboy, John Travolta, Gene Autry, Modest Mussorgsky This was one of the best-written FJ! clues in recent memory. The TOMs were all around, but you had to be payi...
by billiej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My wife said "salve" for the silent L category clue where the given answer was "balm." I don't recall the exact wording, but I'm assuming salve would have been acceptable. Can't see why it wouldn't be. The clue specified the substance was plant-derived; I don't know if that makes a difference. (I s...
by billiej
Fri Oct 19, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1651

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My wife said "salve" for the silent L category clue where the given answer was "balm." I don't recall the exact wording, but I'm assuming salve would have been acceptable. I said salve as well. Then I wasn't sure if it would be counted correct since it didn't really fit the hint of "You're the balm...
by billiej
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1380

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Lefty wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:15 am
Liquid gold. Spartan Sprite. Euboean Yuban.
Tuscan Tea...
by billiej
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 1380

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Olive oil makes so much sense in retrospect, but I didn't get it. All I could come up with was honey. Ditto. I feel better now. It seemed so obvious on the reveal, and I berated myself for several minutes afterward. I hesitated to read the game thread because I figured it would just reinforce my id...
by billiej
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 1372

Re: Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Caboom wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:38 pm
Doug robbed me of getting a third triple stumper in a row. Let's see if I can finally get that 5/5. Almost certainly jinxed myself now though.
Ditto! :lol: So far, all were at a low level of confidence for me, but I'll take it!!
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: 1823

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: 33
Views: 1617

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: 43
Views: 1688

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: 390
Views: 43707

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: 1143

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: 1143

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: 3999

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

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:26 pm
I hear "Yanny".
LAUREL!!!