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by Anachronism
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 4, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 79
Views: 11662

Re: Monday, December 4, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

...the hell is a debutante? It falls into the category of cultural things from the past where we're expected to have a general competency. But you could take "debut" out of the word and come up with the color as well - beginnings are often ideally pure/white, like brides at weddings or kids learnin...
by Anachronism
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/27/17 week
Replies: 36
Views: 3751

Re: FJs for the 11/27/17 week

The Seinfeld clue was difficult. I've seen quite a few episodes, but not enough to connect their water-cooler moments like that. My problem with the show was that it was about a group of people who were relentlessly mean. The writing was terrific and it was clearly a quality show, but I just didn't ...
by Anachronism
Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 4950

Re: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

There have been many clues over the years, even recently, where part of the answer is repeated from the clue, just not the key part of the answer. I stopped at fringe group, didn't even consider it could be wrong - the English call bangs a fringe, fringe could well be how you describe a haircut. Tho...
by Anachronism
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16432

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I have a question that actually refers to Monday's game, but I forgot to ask it in the proper thread. I hope you'll indulge me for asking something that is off-topic in this thread. I have been a Dallas Cowboys fan for over 50 years, including most of the time when Bob Lilly was playing. I actually...
by Anachronism
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16432

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

seaborgium wrote:
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:04 am
Someone once lost a game because FJ sought the month of April, and his response was both a letter too long and too short to be acceptable. (It's archived as "Apli" for some reason.)
I guess that would qualify as the cruelest FJ.
by Anachronism
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 16432

Re: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I know the rule, and figured it wouldn't be accepted when I saw his answer, but I don't like it one bit in this case. That's just too much to write and he wrote enough to identify the album. Went with the White Album. Given my knowledge of music, I'm happy to get that close. I would have bet 0 in th...
by Anachronism
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8155

Re: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

But that could very well be their personality. After all Jennifer Morrow could be smiling and jovial, and you’d say “there’s someone showing their personality”, but it’s not. She danced and told jokes and sang a little because that’s her. Not because a camera was in her face but because she’s alway...
by Anachronism
Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 8155

Re: Monday, November 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Winking and fist-pumps. Oh, Austin, what have you done? Get off of my lawn! Yeah, count another in the category of a little relieved to get back to "normal" clues (though I'll add that I get a different charge out of hitting a few TSes, including a FJ, in the finals - not that I'd have a chance agai...
by Anachronism
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 17314

Re: Tuesday, November 14, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Stuck with Twelve Angry Men until I figured it out about 30 seconds after the music ended. So, just a shade before Buzzy's reveal, I had that proverbial light-bulb moment. I'm not a big fan of #2 going all-in when #1 is betting to cover and that leaves an opening for a crushed #3. I don't like eithe...
by Anachronism
Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 14740

Re: Monday, November 13, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Thought Austin was unusually emot-y in this one. Not his best look. What are the Blues? No, you're reacting like I narrowly missed it. Let me think... oh, there's another NHL team with Blue in the name, that must be it. That wasn't Jeopardy! at its fairest. If you get this far, you have to have the ...
by Anachronism
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 10016

Re: Thursday, November 2, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Count me among the infuriated by the Entertainment Tonight category. I get that CBS Television, which distributes both ET and Jeopardy! in the US, wants these promos, but that was just too much. They tried to hide the fact that it ruined the game's timing by shuttling off the lost clues to DJ, but i...
by Anachronism
Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 9554

Re: Monday, October 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Struggled with FJ as well, ended up with Treasure Island because the island was memorable, though it nagged at me that it might have been 100 years later. For some reason Crusoe didn't occur to me at all. I've been to Brooklyn a handful of times. Strikes me as one of those places that grows tenfold ...
by Anachronism
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3630
Views: 362703

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

Sometimes it helps being really bad in a category. This was instaget simply because I have a lot of trouble with movies, so my memorization skills are limited to really basic facts. So I remembered Day-Lewis was all alone at 3 with Best Actor awards. I couldn't pick him out of a lineup if my life de...
by Anachronism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 3630
Views: 362703

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

I'm surprised Iowa was BMSed to the city. Especially since the clue said nothing about the city. Also, "Iowa City" is only like the 20th most popular city in Iowa. The clue read "Population about 70,000, it's where to go to see the Hawkeyes play in Kinnick Stadium." Iowa has more than 70,000 reside...
by Anachronism
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:36 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 10171

Re: Monday, October 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Count me as another who pavloved 2001 with 9/11 and went with an airline. I had the same reaction as Jayanthi when hearing the word "financial"... "oh, that."
by Anachronism
Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 194
Views: 30416

Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Fair enough! :lol: I did find this thread interesting because, as an attorney, I see this insistence on people thinking that their viewpoint is the only reasonable one all the time. Of course, if we were all more accepting of diverging viewpoints and we all made more of an effort to see things as o...
by Anachronism
Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 194
Views: 30416

Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

Austin is to Jeopardy what people like Colin Kaepernick and Odell Beckham Jr. are to the NFL. Planned, orchestrated demonstrations in the end zone are what the NFL says it is trying to eliminate (even though for some reason they keep showing them on TV). And Kaepernick and his fellow kneelers are a...
by Anachronism
Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 194
Views: 30416

Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

It's certainly not journalism.

But, hey, if you're the Toronto Star and you want to double down on whatever decisions you made that led to the closing of your printing plant, might as well lend your name to click-bait.
by Anachronism
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:03 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 194
Views: 30416

Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

I couldn't imagine if 2 or all 3 of the contestants started these odd moves/looks during the show. I'd still watch but it'd be tough. As much as I enjoy sports and should have enjoyed Sports J!, that's exactly what made it hard for me to watch. It became more about the personalities than that weird...
by Anachronism
Wed Oct 04, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 194
Views: 30416

Re: What do you guys think of Austin Rogers so far? [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

I agree on Matt but not as much with Austin. He just seems to be enjoying the game and letting that out more. Confident? Certainly. But not with the air of superiority-over-another that crosses into arrogance. Just look at his goofing around with Amy at the end of last night's game. One thing that ...