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by talkingaway
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 4314

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I second the motion re Emma and James. I picked her to win this game when I saw the matchup, and she didn't disappoint. For me the highlights of the game: LT on writ of certiori, Blaise Pascal, and Bedrick Smetana, plus (not a TS but a tough one if I say so myself) knowing the full name of diabetes...
by talkingaway
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 86
Views: 4314

Re: Monday, November 11, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not a get on FJ!. Stupidly Leeroy Jenkinsed with my answer of "West was won" and flipped forward on the DVR, because WECIB when you're completing that phrase? Well, ICB "other half lives". NHO the book, just the phrase. The date might have clued me in - but maybe the book was about how poverty in Ne...
by talkingaway
Sat Nov 09, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FICTIONAL PRODUCTS The name of this product, introduced in 1952, is a portmanteau of four of its ingredients; however, a fifth ingredient proves the most memorable. What is VitaMeataVegaMin? (Fifth ingredient - alcohol!) I know "ingredients" might not be the best word, but it seemed more helpful to...
by talkingaway
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

FICTIONAL PRODUCTS The name of this product, introduced in 1952, is a portmanteau of four of its ingredients; however, a fifth ingredient proves the most memorable. What is VitaMeataVegaMin? (Fifth ingredient - alcohol!) I know "ingredients" might not be the best word, but it seemed more helpful to ...
by talkingaway
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3785

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Zendaya is Meechee . What was the point of that? It was a meme that caught on when Smallfoot premiered. I guess the idea was the absurdity of the posters proclaiming "Zendaya is Meechee!", when people of a certain age (read: me) would have no idea what that phrase means, and also that Meechee is a ...
by talkingaway
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3785

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Zendaya is Meechee . I finally had this meme out of my head until J! put it back there. My out loud response was "Why is Zendaya Meechee?" Never read the Jungle Book, and haven't seen the movie DEFINITELY since I was 10, and probably not since I was like 5 or 6, if I even saw it at all. Yet, someho...
by talkingaway
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 78
Views: 3785

Re: Friday, November 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Probably not wrong to expect to see James in the third semifinal. Seems likely they'll put him into the Wednesday slot for whatever reason they put him into the Wednesday slot for the QFs. Perhaps Wednesdays are their biggest viewership nights (although I would have thought it would be Thursdays). ...
by talkingaway
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3605

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Misinterpreted and misfocused on the FJ! clue. I paid attention to the word "derisive", and completely blew over the keyword "shape" - didn't even notice it until coming here. So, with nothing else other than a meager knowledge of art and architecture and the idea of coming up with a word that sound...
by talkingaway
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 71
Views: 3605

Re: Thursday, November 7, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Is the rematch between James and Emma going to be in one of the semifinals or have the producers decided to hold that for the finals? Is this a producer-driven decision? I haven't looked at the scores yet, and we obviously have Friday TBA, but I always assumed 1-3 automatically got "seeded" the cha...
by talkingaway
Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3242

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

For "ALL" IN $200, I said "stonewall"; can I get a judges ruling on that? I think I'd give it to you before the next DD, but it's not a slam dunk as I thought it was after looking in the dictionary and thinking. Webster has "stonewall" as "to engage in obstructive parliamentary debate or delaying t...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 55
Views: 3242

Re: Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Now -THIS- is what I expected a ToC game to look like. Do the semis and finals get even harder? Only 25 correct responses from me, just under $14K Coryat, and....NHO Marian Anderson, NHO the 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial, and just learned that Howard is in Washington DC and not Atlanta, so ba...
by talkingaway
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MCU AND THE PRESIDENCY The 1974 Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series was given to an actor for portraying this character, whose nickname is a Marvel character, and whose last name is the name of a US President. Who is "Hawkeye" Pierce? Excellent! I don't know how this played out for anyone e...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 3685

Re: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Embarrassed that I live IN Massachusetts, and whiffed the FJ! for Rhode Island. Concentrated too much on the "only 1 urban area in the top 100" part, and not enough on the "had 24 huge urban areas a long time ago" part. Rhode Island's not big enough to even HAVE 24 urban areas - what was I thinking?...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

MCU AND THE PRESIDENCY

The 1974 Emmy for Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series was given to an actor for portraying this character, whose nickname is a Marvel character, and whose last name is the name of a US President.
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Who is "Hawkeye" Pierce?
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

POP CULTURE THROUGH THE GENERATIONS In 2009, this member of the Monkees appeared in an episode of SpongeBob SquarePants Who is Davy Jones (and his locker)? (This one could be made easier with another clue, but I like it this way.) I like it! Maybe bump the difficulty by shielding the band as "a 196...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)
Replies: 28
Views: 1013

Re: Fourth Podium Poll for 11/4/2019 - Monday TOC (SPOILERS)

$5,800 if I cheat - I'm pretty sure I said "beh-quell" (the last syllable being pronounced like the synonym of "to surpress"), but knew the gist of that darn French word that I'd never heard pronounced. If I'd wagered all-in on FJ!, a cool $11,600 if I'm a turtle on the buzzer. Not nearly enough to ...
by talkingaway
Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 81
Views: 3619

Re: Monday, November 4, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

How is it that my Coryat for this show was $20,200, but for the last non-ToC was $18,200? I'll admit, this is my first season of watching J! regularly as an adult, but I was expecting to be depressed after my first ToC show. And there weren't any categories today that were 100% up my alley today asi...
by talkingaway
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/28/19 week
Replies: 32
Views: 1165

Re: FJs for the 10/28/19 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( Totally lost on the FJ!s I didn't know, although as I've learned, Roebling and Wellington seem to be J! favorites. I went with Steinbeck for the dust bowl clue, and Grapes of Wrath was my best guess for the book, but if you'd asked me if I wanted to wager...
by talkingaway
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

QUESTIONING SONGS While on tour in 2015, a British singer born in 1945 projected on the background a quote from an old interview: "I don’t want to be singing" this disco song that hit #1 on Billboard's Hot 100 in February 1979 "at age 50 and be a parody of myself." What is Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? (n.b...
by talkingaway
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Final Jeopardy! Clues
Replies: 770
Views: 74291

Re: Final Jeopardy! Clues

Gen Xer, and I got it - but for crying out loud, I can’t tell you how many times this lyric has helped me watching game shows - including as real FJ! this season... “He said in winter 1963 It felt like the world would freeze With John F Kennedy And the Beatles...” Neither is wholly correct - JFK was...