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by TenPoundHammer
Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm just surprised that LSV knew Maren Morris but not Jason Aldean, when Maren's polling like 15% right now and they had another clue about Aldean about two weeks ago.

Also for like the hundredth time, first syllable is "Al", as in "Weird Al", not "All".
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 8:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/30/20 week
Replies: 21
Views: 331

Re: FJs for the 3/30/20 week

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

I had "uhhh" on Wednesday.

I knew Quant = miniskirt.
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Apr 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1269

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I actually recognized U of M's fight song right away, which is weird since most fight songs I've heard seem to follow the exact same chord progression and have very similar musical phrases.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 1269

Re: Friday, April 3, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran Have You Heard, Pay the "Tab", and surprisingly, Weapons of the War. Also got all but Proctor & Gamble in Pairs due to a brainfart. Conversely, 0/5 in Atlantis. The responses were familiar, but just weren't clicking. Couldn't make the reverse journey from Atlantis to Atlas. Love for $400 seemed ...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Kids books for $1,000 was a bad misfire on the writers' part. I also said "snow day" because "nieve" is snow, and was dumbstruck when it was ruled wrong. "Snowy day" would be Día nevado in Spanish. Should this be tagged as erratum? https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Bj%2BcbeioL._BO1...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another show probably edited due to COVID-19, with the ACM category. The awards were scheduled for Sunday, but have been moved to September. I got Maren Morris, but only because her ad appeared relentlessly last year when she was on tour. I finally put the face to the name when I noticed she was cr...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1390

Re: Thursday, April 2, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poll request on Maren Morris. Yes, I ran the ACM category. Followed that up by going 4/5 in Kids Books and Skirt, and 4/4 in 11-Letter Words. Only missed four clues on the entire J! round. Kids books for $1,000 was a bad misfire on the writers' part. I also said "snow day" because "nieve" is snow, a...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Apr 02, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1381

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

You had a 1 in 3 chance of getting FJ right if you knew the prairie provinces and guessed two of them randomly; knowing Saskatchewan was in the middle improved things further. My dad and I went the right way. It's unfortunate that the worst response beat the best possible incorrect responses, but w...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 1, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 1381

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

Ran Going Pronoun but otherwise really struggled with this board. Nations in the Native Tongue was very YEKIOYD. I got only $200 and $800. $400 couldn't less like China if it tried. I also thought Potent Potables was very tough. Strangely I got only $800. I fell for the "shoe bomber" negbait too. De...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

I (for one) don't need to have the full phrase "at the forefront" to reflexively respond "the Magi" when given "Adoration of" in a J! clue. I might have to think for a moment if the clue were something like "Common title of paintings depicting the Three Wise Men encountering Jesus," but when they g...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

Why don't you search J! Archive for "adoration" and see how many different trios the word is juxtaposed with? [edit: and no, the Medicis don't count, because Botticelli put more than three of them into his painting of that scene!] I HAVE heard of "Adoration of the Magi" but it didn't seem like some...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

For a Wheel of Fortune champion, you're surprisingly inept at completing phrases. I shouldn't have to do THAT DEEP of a mental dig in the top box. Silver Spring is what, the 100,000th most populous city in Maryland? Probably not even in the top 100 of ways to complete "Silver ____". Your reasoning ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

Maybe I should have specified "heard the full phrase and understand what it refers to and know that it has frequently been portrayed in art." And if all these apply to you as well, then you really have no excuse and should stop attempting to make them. This is just Silver Spring, Maryland all over ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

Maybe I should have specified "heard the full phrase and understand what it refers to and know that it has frequently been portrayed in art." And if all these apply to you as well, then you really have no excuse and should stop attempting to make them. This is just Silver Spring, Maryland all over ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

"Adoration of" should be enough to cue "Magi" for those who have ever heard the full phrase, Which I have, but "adoration" just seemed way too wide-open for me to get a bead on. Could be any trio for all I know, and nothing in the clue even remotely points to a religious trio. Could have been the T...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

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

Golf wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:05 pm
The clue was in the right box as others have mentioned.
Then why am I still finding it so opaque?
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 1327

Re: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran Add a Letter. NHO Domino sugar, my only miss in the category. Blanked on Escobar for 4/5 in Animals. Also NHO "two shakes of a lamb's tail". I really struggled with the DJ! board. Got all but San Francisco in Call Letters, but had only five other gets on the entire board. Utter failure in Movie ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1551

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

What was the TOM for "Magi" on Masters of Art for $200? That whole category seemed extremely difficult. "Adoration" pointed to something worshipful, probably related to the nativity (the chorus from "O, Come, All Ye Faithful" popped into my mind as soon as I saw the clue), and "trio" led me to the ...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 1551

Re: Monday, March 30, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

floridagator wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:07 am
If you can't tell the Kennedy Brothers apart, then You Don't Know Jack.
What I want to know is how the hell "Jack" is supposed to be a nickname for "John". That's like saying "Brent" is a nickname for "Bobby".
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Mar 30, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3906
Views: 456777

Re: Thursday, March 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

bluejaylink wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:32 pm
If something keeps slipping out of your brain you need to come up with some mnemonic or other method to remember it. Read Bob Harris' book Prisoner of Trebekistan for an idea of some of the methods he used.
I've found that mnemonics just don't work for me. Ever.