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by earendel
Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36644

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry is awarded to John Goodenough, M. Stanley Whittingham, and Akira Yoshino, the developers of the lithium-ion battery.
by earendel
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 550
Views: 36644

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

Nobel Week continues, with the physics prize being awarded to Canadian-American cosmologist James Peebles and Swiss scientists Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz, for contributions to understanding the evolution of the universe (Peebles) and discovering exoplanets (Mayor & Queloz).
by earendel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 682

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Living in Kentucky gave me the edge on the Bowling Green question, since the Kentucky school's nickname is the Hilltoppers. Never heard of "Pirate's Booty" snacks. How often, if at all, do you go to Costco? I always see Pirate’s Booty there. No way ...
by earendel
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/30/19 week
Replies: 29
Views: 682

Re: FJs for the 9/30/19 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Living in Kentucky gave me the edge on the Bowling Green question, since the Kentucky school's nickname is the Hilltoppers.
Never heard of "Pirate's Booty" snacks.
by earendel
Mon Sep 30, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 1785

Re: Friday, September 27, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I almost second-guessed myself on this one - said Wilde, then thought it might be Dylan Thomas or Oscar Wilde. I stuck with my first instinct. :D
by earendel
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1951

Re: Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

First right answer of the week. Surprised that none of the contestants got it.
by earendel
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1871

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I had no idea for FJ! - I associate Chagall with stained glass. And my knowledge of Fiddler was that it was inspired by the writings of Sholem Aleichem, so I didn't have any avenue to come up with the answer.
by earendel
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1871

Re: Monday, September 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The Pavlov for Chagall for me is "Russian Jewish painter". What musical could be about Russian Jews? Fiddler is the most likely candidate. Same here. Too bad that nobody even guessed on the “sgt Pepper” clue. Given the precedent from a few years ago I wonder if they would have required the complete...
by earendel
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2253

Re: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Rubik's Cube seemed to be the obvious answer based on "3D" and the mid-1970s. Interestingly, there is now a levitating, self-solving Rubik's Cube.

https://youtu.be/2vG-YtRmBSw
by earendel
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 73
Views: 2607

Re: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never seen or read The Maltese Falcon, but did know the nicknames of the two atomic bombs. My coin flip landed on the right answer. I know absolutely nothing about metal bands, so went 0/5 there.
by earendel
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 1986

Re: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I wonder if Helen and Colin are ruing their suboptimal wagers. I got FJ! based on the date.
by earendel
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 1955

Re: Monday, September 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got Tolstoy based on the date and "patriarch".
by earendel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 884
Views: 60207

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Kelly Clarkson Show is airing in the former BAM slot here.
by earendel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 2043

Re: Friday, September 13, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Blew my streak - I forgot Clinton claimed New York. I figured Arkansas.
by earendel
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/9/19 week
Replies: 31
Views: 884

Re: FJs for the 9/9/19 week

Missed the Friday FJ! - I went for 1944 (FDR vs. Dewey), forgetting that Clinton was listed as being from New York.
by earendel
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now I'm 3 for 3 on FJ! Jason is an impressive champion.
by earendel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2705

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:00 pm
Speaking of obscurities in the Bible, last week one of the pastors read from the book of Philemon. I think this is the first time anybody has ever read the book of Philemon.
Not so. Our Bible study class is studying the epistles of Paul, and we just finished Philemon.
by earendel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 72
Views: 2705

Re: Monday, September 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The story of David and Goliath notes that David took "five smooth stones" when he went to face the giant. Do you know why he took five stones?
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In case the rest of the Philistine basketball team showed up!
by earendel
Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 1999

Re: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So now I'm 2 for 2 on FJ!s. Valerie's accent was indeed pleasant but her calling out the full title of each category and adding a polite, "please" after each one caused the game to drag. Had she been a little quicker, she might have been able to break the lock.