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by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5390

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Surprised that James missed that last FJ. I guess he was thinking that since Hamlet is the longest play, it must have the most supporting speeches. It looks like James was right that Horatio has the most speeches after Hamlet. I would have thought it was Claudius, myself...he has almost, but not qu...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1841

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I think they made an error on the question about the technology that was unveiled at comdex in 1999. TiVo is a brand of DVR and was introduced in 1999 so it should have been acceptable. That means the future doc wouldn't have been penalized and Veronica wouldn't have gained. I'm not sure it would h...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 94
Views: 5390

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 4 (1/14/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I love that both my FJ! answers were dead wrong, yet matched board members here....Elysian fields and Polonius. Elysian fields was "IDK, let's try this", but Polonius was a decent guess, IMO. The quote "Brevity is the soul of wit" is, in fact, a bit hypocritical, given that he was babbling on and on...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 38
Views: 1841

Re: Monday, January 13, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Easy peasy FJ, but can someone please explain guessing James? Honestly, I thought "Exodus" was a bit too easy, but after just posting in reddit explaining that FJ!s are not necessarily harder than bottom row clues, I just went with it. My second guess involved about "fire" being the holy spirit and...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Then again, they had a terrible clue with "barr" vs "millibarr", and I'm still not over that. I'm not over misspelling bar and millibar ;) Ha! Another way J! ruined that for me - I figured since the category was “BAR”-something, the unit had to be spelled barr. Apologies to Roseanne and William.
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

And so what happens if TPTB don’t comment on this? Are you going to stop watching? According to the reddit thread, this episode was taped October 23, so we likely won’t see any comment by Alex on Monday’s episode. They could have had Alex, or even just a producer (if Alex is unavailable), come in a...
by talkingaway
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2019 Current Events Study Guide
Replies: 752
Views: 59114

Re: 2019 Current Events Study Guide

41 for me. Well, 40, but I typed in a little "extra" for one of them that it didn't count. But tell me - how am I supposed to distinguish between Julian Castro and Joaquin Castro? Couldn't pull Marianne Williamson, but I knew she was "space cadet healing crystals lady running for the Democratic nomi...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While I think people may refer to "penalty minutes" as "penalties", that's definitely too informal. Isn't Alex Saved from checking the "dunce box" in FJ! by today's significantly easier clue. Ayatollah's in Iran? Russians in Afghanastan? (Oh, and what comes after that? Hint: It has to do with chang...
by talkingaway
Sun Jan 12, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If it had been a DD and I HAD to answer... that's what I'd have been forced to say, for want of not knowing the name of another position! Would NEVER have rung in. Not too many to remember: goalie, center, defenseman, wing (left and right). And “forward”, a collective term for centres and wings. In...
by talkingaway
Sat Jan 11, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I suspect she wanted to earn $200 rather than trumpet a political agenda. I don’t think the writers were trying to push one, either. There have been plenty of examples of sloppy writing/research where an obviously alternative response had to be accepted retroactively. I don’t know (or care) enough ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Goat January 7th online?
Replies: 12
Views: 905

Re: Goat January 7th online?

I'm able to watch ABC shows through on demand. I didn't know this until a week ago. I had forgotten to tape the special leading up to the GOAT tournament, but fortunately stumbled across it on on demand. The only drawback was that the fast forward option was disabled which meant that commercials we...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

so I'm just guessing TPTB cut out the explanation because they didn't want to touch that issue with a ten foot pole. You'da thunk it would have been foreseeable enough to just scrap the clue if the politics was going to be an issue. It's not like they don't consider alternate correct responses for ...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 91
Views: 3700

Re: Friday, January 10, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

While I think people may refer to "penalty minutes" as "penalties", that's definitely too informal. Isn't Alex Canadian? The box score if you're interested. I've never heard someone say "he got 2 penalties" on a minor penalty, or even really "he got 2 penalty minutes" - that's too stodgy. If anythi...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 10, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J! in the Media
Replies: 727
Views: 120617

Re: J! in the Media

ABC has all three matches in an 8-11 rerun block tomorrow (1/11) night. Doesn't surprise me....my guide still shows reruns of The Conners, The Goldbergs, and 20/20. Given the great ratings, and the large number of people who weren't able to find J!, a Saturday rerun night makes sense. I still don't...
by talkingaway
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 87
Views: 5005

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 3 (1/9/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I always assumed that they didn't allow for erasures, given the large number of cross-outs seen - but why? Some legal reason? Are they afraid some contestant will hit "clear" accidentally? (Now that I think about it, that's probably it.) Microsoft Paint has a "clear" button. The technology is there....
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 83
Views: 4142

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 2 (1/8/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Leibnitz was my first bottom row get of the GOAT tourney, so, yes, it's way too easy for bottom row in a ToC. I almost had "Good day, sir", but had "Good bye, sir." I came THIS close to my first category run, in DNA - damn you, Glenn Close! If they had to abridge the game because of her speech, I wo...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 08, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 1565

Re: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Very mild GOAT-Day 2 spoiler.... I was confused that they had an "Amadeus means Mozart" movie clue in game one of GOAT, and then asked for "Amadeus" in game two of GOAT....but, oops, the "Amadeus" was the non-GOAT J! episode. Oddly enough, once I understood the "composers in film" category, I precal...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What Would You Ask Alex?
Replies: 43
Views: 1638

Re: What Would You Ask Alex?

His voice has seemed a bit off the last few shows. I wonder if that is related to his cancer or treatments. A recent interview in the J! Media thread (from Entertainment Weekly, I believe) said that he's caught two colds in the last month or so. Chemo wreaks havoc on any cell that divides rapidly -...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: ABC Plays Keepaway
Replies: 29
Views: 1052

Re: ABC Plays Keepaway

I assume the "keepaway" comment has to do with the fact that ABC has to produce (or air?) an episode of Millionaire to retain the rights, correct? I'm not a big fan of celebrity editions of game shows, but that's the way ABC has gone. They seem to think that B-level celebs are required for people to...
by talkingaway
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 105
Views: 5336

Re: GOAT Tournament Day 1 (1/7/20) Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

This game will demoralize borderline folks like me who are prepping for the audition test. Yikes! So many, many NHOs and HTFWIKTs. Then again, I'm not a trivia imbiber like many are here (and like those three obviously are) - my meager knowledge is all-natural. The sheer speed on the wordplay catego...