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by TenPoundHammer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 378

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran Whose What I knew "Babushka" but couldn't pull it, ending up 4/5 in Foreign Words. This was a game of unfamiliar $200 boxes to me. Can't say I've heard of "first folio", Sarajevo, or Hairspray . As I've said before, war stuff bores me to no end, so that was an instant 0/5. Not familiar at all wi...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I can't even keep Jupiter/Saturn/Uranus/Neptune straight, so Pluto wasn't even on my radar.

Not the first time that's happened, either. (According to the weekly poll, I was literally the only one who missed that clue.)
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 793

Re: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran the "Ends in an F Sound" category Animal/vegetable/mineral was NHOI all the way down for me. "Red sorrel" could be any of those in the top box. 3/5 in War Fare (missed "ration card" and "Red Cross"), which is good for me. Unusually, I had no Lach Trash today, although I did get the "thermography...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1031

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Was on the road all of yesterday and most of today. "Black and Tan" cost me the run in "Black", swift (can't say I've heard of it) in Roost-ers, and "Woman Crush Wednesday" (dafuq) in Abbrev. Ran 10-Letter Words. Got all but the top box in Driving. I got snagged on trying to coinflip Uber/Lyft but c...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 24
Views: 494

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

:mrgreen: :( :( :( :(
:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :(

No guess on the missed ones. Wednesday was stupid-obvious but I just couldn't parse the clue.
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

The easiest way for me to "see" that in my head is by thinking "$3.80 needs to have $1.20 added to it to get to $5.00." That's the type of math I've done thousands of times in my life. (I just did it this week, going out to eat, because I like the total plus tip to come out to a round number.) But ...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

That will be $3.80. Sure, here’s $5.00. *head explodes* I guess he just wasn’t cut out for the high-stakes financial world that is McDonald’s. My God can you imagine if it had been $3.81? This is why I don't work service. That and I'd probably get in trouble for sucker punching the fourteenth custo...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1015

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What a fun game; a few derp misses but also some pretty good gets. A win by any of them would have felt right. I thought Alan's response for stare decisis was fine - certainly close enough to be ruled correct. Same thing on "tenureship" - even if Ryan hadn't corrected himself, it would have been pr...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

The easiest way for me to "see" that in my head is by thinking "$3.80 needs to have $1.20 added to it to get to $5.00." That's the type of math I've done thousands of times in my life. (I just did it this week, going out to eat, because I like the total plus tip to come out to a round number.) But ...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

380 + X = 500

Okay, that doesn't help me solve for X though.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

teapot37 wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:26 pm
I think you should probably understand that you're not the greatest arbiter of difficulty for math questions.
Still, that's a HELL of a lot more steps than "5+3X=29", which was the third box down. That was the only one I got looking back at that category.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

500 - X = 380 (First, yes, you certainly COULD subtract 500 from both sides. You would just get -X = -120, which implies that X = 120.) how I would do it: Subtract 300 from both sides. This leaves 200 - X = 80. Then subtract 80 from both sides. This leaves 120 - X = 0. You can either add X to both ...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3064
Views: 231341

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TPH Fails at Math, Volume... Something. So yeah, Solve for X for $200 in this game . 500 - X + 1 = 381 I don't see anything to do here to simplify it, because you have a -X on one side, not an X. You can take the +1 off, which is 500-X=380. But you can't subtract 500 from both sides, because that wo...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1015

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:30 pm
4) Alex should have said, "You have 30 seconds, but you'll need only 5."
I took five minutes and had nothing other than "It's absolutely, positively, cross my heart, swear on a Bible, NOT EVER going to be A Tale of Two Cities."
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 1015

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO "Gone Girl" to my knowledge, so I bit on the "Lost" negbait. Couldn't process what "habitacion" meant either, but got the next two for a 3/5. Insane workload today, so my brain was too fried to play along with any other category except for CC, which I ran. "All Time Low" was my only miss/NHOI in...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1052

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I still don't know how I had such a comprehension fail on this. It should've been easy. Crete = Greece. The underworld = probably Greek mythology. And from there, an easy path to the tasks of Hercules. But I saw this clue as "blah blah blah Eurystheus blah blah Thrace" and I just came completely unr...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 933

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Sort of surprised to find out there are roughly 30 states that have a Rite Aid. They're all over New England and the east coast but wasn't sure outside of that. Here in Michigan, we seem to have FAR more Rite Aids than Walgreens. I've seen small, one-stoplight towns that don't even have a McDonald'...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 933

Re: Thursday, October 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought I knew my 90's cartoons forward and backward, but Æon Flux was a total NHOI for me. Ran the Stock Symbols category, got all but canals in Hobbies (couldn't get off "rivers" in time), "frost cost" in Rhyme Time (got stuck on "icicle" and blanked on the word "cost"), all but tattooing in Edi...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1052

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

These were tough boards for me. I went 0/30 in DJ! "Smartwatch" kept me from the run in Compound. I couldn't figure out how to BMS off "wristwatch". Recognized every movie title, but none of the plot elements, so I was 0/5. "Sea Knight helicopter" was NHOI for me. I couldn't make out "Out" for $2,00...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 991

Re: Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have no idea how I knew birch bark canoe, personally.