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by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm surprised at the alleged ease of this FJ!, as the last hit I get for the name is 5+ years ago and a TS.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1281

Re: Thursday, July 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ran "Pocket", all but "triglyceride" in Lard. I did think "pocket bread" was a bit weird for the top box. No idea how I blanked on Sue Grafton. That was a tough Comic Strip category. Only barely got Big Nate , NHO Tank McNamara , and that threw me off just enough to keep me from pulling the far more...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jul 18, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3539
Views: 326129

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

A look into my Coryats:

https://j-scorer.com/shared/TenPoundHammer

It does seem like my Coryats are trending a little higher, but I'm still absolutely dreadful at FJ!

And some of the outliers are VERY outlying, such as the -$1,600 on 7/3. Should any of this give me pause on my prospects?
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1080

Re: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

All but the top box on TV Channels. I've only barely heard of CNBC so I didn't know what it stood for (I thought the "NBC" part was the same as in original-recipe NBC) or what kind of shows are on it. Had a couple brain farts, but other than getting only $400 in Star Is Born and not running any cate...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1269

Re: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For the most part I found these boards very easy. Ran Wicked! and Potpourri, and was 4/4 in the clues revealed in Captain and Lab, but 0/5 in Boston and Follow the Leader. George Eliot = Middlemarch and whoever $400 was in Follow the Leader seemed obscure. I've heard of Macedonia and i know of its r...
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 11034

Re: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:28 pm
NHO "Lucifer" on FOX.
2018 TPH, you were missing out. This show kicks ass. :D
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1532

Re: Monday, July 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Happy birthday, Johnny Gilbert. Awesxome work, Sam. Something seemed off on that France TS. For some reason, France just didn't seem to fit the clue for me, either. All but "tragic magic" in Rhyme Time, but I otherwise struggled on the J! board. 0/5 in Horses. That whole category felt very YEKIOYD. ...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/8/19 week
Replies: 20
Views: 503

Re: FJs for the 7/8/19 week

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

Absolutely no guess on the misses. Minnesota = North Star was a hair too quick for me.
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So what I'm getting is that J! should stay away from anything with "lieder" in it.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Blah blah Australian + animal" = kangaroos, right? Wrong. NEGBAIT. You should actually read the clue even when you think you see a Pavlov. Dude was crossing the Australian desert and wishing he had something other than a horse. I don't think kangaroos have ever been beasts of burden (except to the...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3539
Views: 326129

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

It has to do with the way that a sum multiplies with a sum. When a+b is multiplied by c+d, the result is the sum of all the possible (first sum component * second sum component)s, so that would be a*c + a*d + b*c + b*d. In the case of x^2 - 6x + 9, we have to find values for a, b, c, and d that mul...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 1315

Re: Friday, July 12, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was just in Pittsburgh last week. Totally not expecting a clue on Anthrocon. Ran the Ear category. NHO baba or bibi, my only miss in Vowel Flop. "Blah blah Australian + animal" = kangaroos, right? Wrong. NEGBAIT. Rubber + footwear... uh... surveillance... gumshoe. Instaget somehow. Lach Trash: Sul...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 23
Views: 1286

Re: Thursday, July 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Seat for $200 was double wrong. The first syllable of Aldean is pronounced like the name "Al", not the word "all". Also, the song is just "Any Ol' Barstool", no "Ask". Writing felt very off-kilter in that "Second Thought" category. I got revision, blue pencil, and amend, but couldn't puzzle out "reh...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3539
Views: 326129

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

Look, this is basically Algebra 1. If you didn't pass it, then you're not going to get it. Lots of people have issues with algebra, you're not alone. But basically your issue is mixing up addition and multiplication. To take the square root of x^2 - 6x + 9, you don't take the square root of each te...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jul 11, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1991

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I remember seeing "Father Christmas Gets Diarrhea After Eating Biscuits" as a mnemonic for the order of sharps in a key signature. The "potassium" one didn't trigger for me since for some reason, "potassium" is one of those "two of one letter, one of the other letter" words that hasn't ever given me...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1991

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If I had a couple more seconds I could've gotten the Purple Rain clue. I associated motorcycles with black and remembered a band called Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, but they're both too obscure and too contemporary to fit the clue. Doing just 1980s movies with colors in the title pulled up The Color...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3539
Views: 326129

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

Probably poking the bear, but I saw this clue from May 2017 come up: It's the square root of x^2 - 6x + 9 Okay, x^2 and 9 clearly have square roots. But what do I do with the 6x? That doesn't have a square root. All I remember is randomly pulling a 3 out of your butt, and somehow breaking this prob...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 58
Views: 1991

Re: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Got all but "Purple Rain" in Anal Bum Cover, and all but potassium in Mnemonics. Bombed "Literature" but I could've gotten the first two. Ran the $400s in DJ!, all but "allegory" in Body Part Within, not so hot otherwise. How the hell did I get "Francois Mitterand"? No guess on FJ! yet again. Yet an...