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by earendel
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact
Replies: 43
Views: 2635

Re: Poll on Boardies Covid-19 Impact

I have had a positive test and have had symptoms that lasted almost two weeks, mostly a recurrent fever, dizziness and weakness, and nausea, but no respiratory issues. I'm currently on the mend.
by earendel
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:56 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 49
Views: 2236

Re: Thursday, June 11, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A Wray wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:30 am
"Pork you pine" doesn't really work, since pine in that sense isn't a transitive verb. I liked the rest of the category, though!
I mentally added "for". It made me think of this Family Feud episode.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdcleUk-T4U
by earendel
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020
Replies: 33
Views: 1151

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 6/11/2020

$14,400, plus St. Elmo and parliamentarian. And Julius Caesar.
by earendel
Wed May 27, 2020 8:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 2098

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I expect we will be seeing all three of these contestants in the semi-finals. I could cheer for any of them. Maybe they will all be in separate games! Then we can cheer for all of them! OK, for the record, has there ever been a tournament final in which the three contestants met in the first round?...
by earendel
Fri May 01, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 4837

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm curious for those who learned the "sometimes w" rule, when did you learn it? I learned "sometimes y" but NOT "sometimes w" in 1971. James Buchanan Elementary School, probably 2nd grade, so 1959-1960. I also recall hearing “sometimes w” but I had forgotten about it until now. And I find the fact...
by earendel
Fri May 01, 2020 7:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 4837

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:20 am
I'm curious for those who learned the "sometimes w" rule, when did you learn it? I learned "sometimes y" but NOT "sometimes w" in 1971.
James Buchanan Elementary School, probably 2nd grade, so 1959-1960.
by earendel
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 4837

Re: Wednesday, April 29, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I was a boy, the trope we learned (we would never have called it that!) was "...sometimes w and y." You know, as in brown or cow or drew or saw ...But we may have been using 19th C. McGuffey's Readers... :roll: https://www.quickanddirtytips.com/education/grammar/when-is-w-a-vowel I'm with you ...
by earendel
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 105
Views: 11134

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

Nikki and Jane were quite the contrast for how they played. Jane reminded me of Alan Carver. https://millionaire.fandom.com/wiki/Alan_Carver Should mention that Jane's in studio help was Louis Vertel. TIL that L. Vertel works for Jimmy Kimmel as a writer. And Anthony Anderson's studio helper was Jo...
by earendel
Wed Apr 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 64
Views: 3709

Re: Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Philliesfan02 wrote:
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:05 am
Am I seriously the first guy here to report getting this FJ! :shock:

And it was an instaget, too
Looks like it. I'm in the "I know they're talking about 'Percy Jackson' but don't know who wrote the books" crowd.
by earendel
Fri Apr 17, 2020 8:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"
Replies: 212
Views: 19957

Re: Fun with GSN's "Master Minds"

The episode I saw yesterday was a rough one for both the contestant (Jonathan) and the Master Mind (Ken). Both of them missed three of the five questions in the final round; Ken only won because Jonathan chose the wrong isotope of carbon (16 instead of 14). Questions missed included the oldest conti...
by earendel
Thu Apr 16, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 48
Views: 2960

Re: Wednesday, April 15, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:49 am
For some reason I found it very hard to think of cities that aren't capitals even though I knew it didn't need to be one. Matched the three with Lincoln, although I knew it would be wrong.
I also fixated on state capitals but I went with Madison, WI.
by earendel
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test
Replies: 42
Views: 3193

Re: Boardie Poll About Taking The Test

I've been at this since 2002. 2002 Cincinnati - online application, chosen for audition, took test and passed 2003 Louisville - Brain Bus came to town, took 10-question test, passed, went to audition, took 50-question test, passed 2004 Nashville - online registration, chosen for audition, took test ...
by earendel
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 105
Views: 11134

Re: WWTBAM returns to primetime

No audience? That seems very strange, unless this was taped fairly recently - in that narrow window of time when they were doing "small groups, but keep your distance". Correct, it was taped the weekend of March 14-15. I had put my name in for audience tickets to one of the sessions, but was initia...
by earendel
Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: WWTBAM returns to primetime
Replies: 105
Views: 11134

WWTBAM returns to primetime

Starting April 6th, Jimmy Kimmel as host, with celebrity contestants. If that isn't interesting (and it doesn't really appeal to me - I'd prefer real people), there is an app that allows you to win money. It's available in the Apple app store and Google Play. It appears that it will be similar to HQ...
by earendel
Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 52
Views: 3590

Re: Tuesday, March 24, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

When the clue said "Bad version of Batman" I tried to think of the name of the Nite Owl character, who is a bad version of Batman. Not a bad guess - comic book nerds would know that Owlman is the Earth-3 version of Batman. Earth-3 is where the DC heroes and villains are reversed - Superman is Ultra...
by earendel
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 26
Views: 3532

Re: Tuesday, March 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For what it's worth, 1997 led me to China right away; the "one country, two systems" only confirmed my answer.
by earendel
Wed Feb 26, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 41
Views: 9486

Re: Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Actually, looking it up, since they were introduced at the same time and place in Cincinnati 1962...could this FJ! have two correct responses? I don't see anything that pins one over the other. I'd say that "Catholics" and "Lent" peg it for something that has fish in it. Many Catholic churches have...
by earendel
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 62
Views: 18215

Re: Monday, February 17, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll confess - I hadn't really looked closely at the category for FJ! - SCREEN TO STAGE. The reverse seems far more common. Oh, and as a coda, Waitress actually closed on Broadway recently - although I'm pretty sure it's still touring, and I think I remember reading something about Barellies subbin...
by earendel
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 1064
Views: 153839

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

This is probably too obscure to be actually used, but when I stumbled across the fact I just couldn't resist. Category: US Vice Presidents He was the only 19th century veep to serve two full terms as Vice President (I'm not sure that adding the years he served and/or which which president he served...
by earendel
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 5486

Re: Wednesday, February 5, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

ParrotRob wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:14 pm
Huh, go figure. Around here, 10th grade is World History, 11th is American History. At least it was in the stone age when I was in school.
Ha! In my day it was Pangaea history followed by Gondwanaland history! :mrgreen: