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by TenPoundHammer
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?
Replies: 86
Views: 16090

Re: On Both Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune?

You have no idea how much I'm waiting to add myself to this list.
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 996

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:25 pm
you have never heard of rock and roll all nite?
If I have, then I didn't know who it was by. Literally none of their other song titles ring even the faintest of bells for me.
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 25
Views: 996

Re: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That Disney category was incredibly easy. Also ran You're Creeping Me Out Got the Badminton DD but no Lach Trash. Fared pretty well on both boards overall. Can't say I've heard of any Elvis Costello song titles before. Or hell, any KISS ones, though I certainly know Gene Simmons and the distinctive ...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1677

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think it more likely that they are running the "tape" at a slightly increased speed. Each show is what - 22 minutes or so? Even a 2% increase would yield an extra 26 seconds and it would likely be imperceptible[*]. ETA: There is also time-compressed speech , although it seems less likely for this...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3635
Views: 365447

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

This reminds me of that "number of mountains over 29,000 feet" question. Everest is 29,029. K2 isn't that far off at 28,251, and Kangchenjunga isn't very far off at 28,169 either. Since Everest is only barely above 29K, and the next several-highest only barely below it. I could see even the slightes...
by TenPoundHammer
Tue Nov 19, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO in the top box: "Shallow" 0/5 in Husbands & Wives and Aeneid, Ran 11-Letter Words. Should've run Fictional Places, but blanked on both Milne and Keillor. All but "voice vote" in "Vo". That seemed considerably more obscure than "vortex". I, too, wouldn't have thought to guess "Caribbean" on the c...
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1677

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

CasketRomance wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:19 pm
widely known obama went to hawaii every christmas
Citation highly needed. Just because he's FROM Hawaii...
by TenPoundHammer
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 1677

Re: Monday, November 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know exactly how tall Robert Wadlow was? 8 seemed like a perfectly good guess. 0/5 in World Leaders. "Sandy Beach" sounds like it could be in literally any state with a coastline. All but "crop top" in Rhyme Time, all but $1,000 in both Cusp and Jump. I should've been 3/5 in War ...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Nov 16, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week
Replies: 22
Views: 774

Re: FJ!s for the 11/11/19 week

Goose egg.

Agatha Christie was too far back to pull in time. I know way too many female mystery authors.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 853

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/15/2019 - Friday TOC (SPOILERS)

I was confused on measure for $1,000, the BMS didn't help, and I don't think playing $200 first would have elucidated. Heard of abalone but didn't know they are snails. I was skunked by Before, During & After and I don't think pause would have helped, especially since the "before" of $400 was nowher...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4252

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Can they just get rid of the BMS entirely I really wish they would. They are completely inconsistent in its application. I find that way too often, it misleads contestants. As I said, I whiffed because I thought they wanted a type of liquor, which may have also been what froze up the three onstage....
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 4252

Re: Friday, November 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now this is a way to end a tournament. I thought James had hit an Achilles heel moment by forgetting the category on that one DD, but he managed to hang on. ==== All but $1,000 in Nifty '50s and Snails. "Liquor" BMSes to volume? Can they just get rid of the BMS entirely since it always, always , ALW...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/14/2019 - Thursday TOC (SPOILERS)

I got Spillane entirely on a WAG.

Forgot the category long enough for Snake River not to register.

Was correct with transatlantic.
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3074

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Identify Colorado on a map, for $1,600, in a TOC? That may be too easy. Not to mention that Snake River DD, or Moosejaw for 2k when spotted 'deer facial bone' (and the fact that half of us probably precalled Moosejaw anyway). I forgot the category long enough for Snake River not to register. Then I...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3635
Views: 365447

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

All I'm saying is that while "Narita" certainly fits Japanese phonology, there are plenty of languages whose phonologies n-vowel-r-vowel-t-vowel can fit into. Saying "Narita" could be in any country is not as ridiculous as, e.g., saying someone with the name "Sigurdardottir" could be from any count...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 61
Views: 3074

Re: Thursday, November 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

NHO "The Wolf Man" or "VICE". Identify Colorado on a map, for $1,600, in a TOC? That may be too easy. All but $2,000 in Teen-Letter. Lach Trash: Mickey Spillane Hopped all over the OT but nothing sounded like a "long complaint or rant" no matter how many books I pulled up. NHO "Jeremiad". I got stuc...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Nov 14, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3635
Views: 365447

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

All I'm saying is that while "Narita" certainly fits Japanese phonology, there are plenty of languages whose phonologies n-vowel-r-vowel-t-vowel can fit into. Saying "Narita" could be in any country is not as ridiculous as, e.g., saying someone with the name "Sigurdardottir" could be from any count...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3338

Re: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was a weird ruling on industrialization. Ran "O_ED". Best wrong guess: "Laugh maniacally" + "bird" leading me to woodpecker. 0/5 in Bestsellers. Didn't know Demi Lovato had a book, and that clue seemed insanely YEKIOYD for the top box. Anyone else think that "keep calm and carry on" was MONSTRO...
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer
Replies: 131
Views: 18289

Re: Alex Trebek Announces Diagnosis of Pancreatic Cancer

I followed Sg's suggestion and sent snail mail last Monday to Sony Studios.
by TenPoundHammer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3635
Views: 365447

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

Narita sounds like any of the 800,000 Spanish words ending in -ita. Therefore it's the airport of Mexico City. Or possibly Madrid.