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by TenPoundHammer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

Criminal law is a thing? Ok, I'll bite. What is confusing about the concept of criminal law? You've heard of police, prosecutors, judges, courtrooms, juries, jails, "You have the right to remain silent," heard of a show called "Law & Order," etc.? I have, but I didn't know that it had a specific al...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Funny to see "prize fight" turn into a TS when the category spotted them "fight" and they just had to come up with a kind of boxing match that involves money for the winner. I don't know about the others, but I've never encountered the word "prizefight" by itself, just "prizefighter". Maybe they ha...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 15
Views: 445

Re: Thursday, December 13, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised myself by running the TV category. NHO "prizefight" as a noun, although I have heard "prizefighter". The "lords" clue was so twisted that I couldn't figure out what they were asking for, even with the 12 Days of Christmas theme in mind, so I went all but $200 there. Criminal law is a thing...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

They're not exotic. Try your local grocery store, or even some fast food restaurants (Wendys, for one). Also, a casual chain place like Red Lobster. I was just at the grocery store and they didn't have them. But maybe wait a few months. I know last time I went to Wendy's (Saturday) they still weren...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

So how many billions of miles am I gonna have to trek to find a caesar salad anyway?
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 893

Re: Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Famous Women and Read It went entirely over my head. Had no idea there was a Pequod in Moby-Dick, and "Flo Jo" rings no bells. However, I ran 3 Letters. For some reason, I constantly blank on where the Caribbean is. Any way to remember that? Most of DJ! just felt like word salad to me. Didn't recogn...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:21 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Any reason I should know what kind of lettuce is used in a Caesar salad?
The Caesars were Roman...
I thought they were Little.
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just had no idea how to "attack" this one. "Song sung to a harp" had me think Song of Solomon at first, but I didn't think they'd go Stupid Answers on an FJ! Tried Lamentations but it didn't seem right. The Pentateuch was obviously out. I sped through all the OT books I could name, but nothing at ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:31 pm
it is CFK....i am guessing you are also unaware that the caesar salad was invented in mexico
What the hell is "CFK"? Google is of no help. Also what have I said about quoting my entire post when you're responding to only one line and machine-gun posting? Cut and paste are your friends.
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

Any reason I should know what kind of lettuce is used in a Caesar salad?
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO garbanzo beans, swiss chard, bearnaise sauce, or tarragon either. HOW do you know all this ultra-fancy food?! I’d be willing to bet that canned garbanzo or chickpeas are sold in every supermarket in the U.S., and Swiss Chard in most of them. I've heard of chickpeas, but never knew that they had...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:59 pm
Learning the names of a few countries in each region of Africa would be a good start.

I know the names of at least some of the countries, but not their locations other than "South Africa is probably somewhere to the south".
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 39
Views: 863

Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know what kind of lettuce is used in a Caesar salad? There are lots and lots and lots of types of lettuce, and none seems more obvious than the other. NHO garbanzo beans, swiss chard, bearnaise sauce, or tarragon either. HOW do you know all this ultra-fancy food?! Word Origins fe...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:20 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 am
or which of AK/HI was the last state to join the union...
I always just think of the TV show "Hawaii Five-O."
Not the first time that mnemonic's been pointed out to me either...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Same here. Addis Ababa was my first of three pre-calls. The second was Pyongyang which I quickly rejected as a false positive. The third was Phnom Penh which I then worried that I didn't know how to spell and that if I put an h in the wrong place I wouldn't just look ignorant, I'd be WRONG. So I ma...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 am
Luckily the clue told you that they did by naming the place.
Which still doesn't narrow things down any if you have no clue where exactly in Africa the country of Ethiopia is located. You're lucky I knew Addis Ababa = Ethiopia.
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3119
Views: 254741

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

The question is if you had known Ethiopia was the place would you have known Addis Ababa is the capital? I do know that Addis Ababa is in Ethiopia. But again, Africa has about a bajillion countries, and I have no idea where on the continent it is. I also didn't know that Italy had ever done ANYthin...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just had no idea what to even guess. There are like, four trillion countries in Africa and I see no way to noodle your way through this in 30 seconds unless you're inhumanly fast. They did say Italian East Africa, which narrows it down to East African countries that had an Italian presence into W...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I just had no idea what to even guess. There are like, four trillion countries in Africa and I see no way to noodle your way through this in 30 seconds unless you're inhumanly fast.
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 65
Views: 1165

Re: Monday, December 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Don't recognize those first two Oscar movies, but I got the next two. All but Thomas Aquinas, Nietzsche, and cancer in their categories. How many more times are people going to add an S to "Julia Child"? Probably as many as think that there's an S at the end of "Revelation". Beat = Ginsburg is anoth...