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by Plactus
Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/17/13 week
Replies: 36
Views: 1926

Re: FJs for the 6/17/13 week

:) :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :mrgreen: Monday: I kept thinking of Ann Landers, but of course there's no President Landers. Dear Abby was a Hail Mary. Once the name Abigail van Buren was read, I knew it was right. (I laughed when Ruth Lincoln was one of the answers, because that's what I...
by Plactus
Thu Jun 20, 2013 7:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 5862

Re: Thursday, June 20, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

econgator wrote:I'm guessing that they went with 1991 so the US wouldn't work, although with the wording, you could almost get it to work.
For me, 1991 was the TOM; it pointed me right at the former USSR, and from there it was easy.
by Plactus
Mon Jun 17, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/10/13 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1937

Re: FJs for the 6/10/13 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( Didn't notice the category on Wednesday's clue; if I had, I'd have guessed correctly. As it was, I guessed First, with the wrong Elizabeth. I knew there wasn't someone between Henrys VII and VIII, but it otherwise worked. I knew what Friday's clue ...
by Plactus
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Secondary Poll for 6/3 - 6/7/13 week - SPOILERS
Replies: 29
Views: 1839

Re: Secondary Poll for 6/3 - 6/7/13 week - SPOILERS

Blind, not black. I should know better. No idea on Gagne. Pistorius never came to mind. I couldn't tell you what a bo'sun whistle is (I mean, I figure it's a whistle used by a bo'sun, but what makes it different from a regular whistle?), but I knew (vaguely) what a bo'sun is. That and prize led me t...
by Plactus
Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week
Replies: 29
Views: 2352

Re: FJs for the 6/3 - 6/7/13 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( :mrgreen: The only thing I knew about Diogenes was the lantern thing. That didn't help. So I focused on Yankee and that got me Twain. No clue on Little Sheba. Unfortunately for the James clue, I got "Robert Red ford" stuck in my head. I knew he wasn't...
by Plactus
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6369

Re: Thursday, June 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Prize + sailor = Cracker Jack. But wait, not alliterative. (I misread the clue as saying whistles were a prize in 1963, so knowing Cracker Jack was older wouldn't have helped.) Hmm. Cap'n Crunch? For the majority-minority DD, I flipped between that and minority-majority, which I settled on. Wikipedi...
by Plactus
Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/27/13 week
Replies: 26
Views: 1752

Re: FJs for the 5/27/13 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Not a great week for me. Never heard of Marconi, the name Brock Peters didn't click, and while I'd heard Goddard's name I had no idea who he was. Trying to get somewhere from just Lindbergh, "aviator" and "pilot" came to mind but "...
by Plactus
Tue May 28, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 77
Views: 5492

Re: Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew Brock Peters was Tom Robinson (as well as Benjamin Sisko's dad) so there this FJ didn't take much thought. I wonder if anyone got it who didn't know who Peters was. ::raises hand:: Complete guess based on timeframes. Once I decided on Peck, I spent the last twenty seconds trying to guess who...
by Plactus
Sun May 26, 2013 10:42 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/20/13 week
Replies: 26
Views: 2048

Re: FJs for the 5/20/13 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :(

Had 20000 Leagues Under the Sea Tuesday.
As for "Autobahn," I was certain it was an Autobahn, but couldn't have said which, and would never have dreamed that "the Autobahn" would have been enough.
Couldn't come up with self-referential.
by Plactus
Tue May 21, 2013 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 3868

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:Reading the posts here, yeah that would suck if someone did a canal water thing to guess 20,000 Leagues with right author/wrong work.
That's what I did. Around the World... never came to mind.
by Plactus
Sat May 18, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/13/13 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1766

Re: FJs for the 5/13/13 week

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Clarke. No guess at all Tuesday or Wednesday, but I got both from Alex's comments on the clue after time was up. I thought of the May 35th meaning of 535 but dismissed it as nonsense (but something about the way Alex said it clicked). As for Schind...
by Plactus
Fri May 17, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 7050

Re: Thursday, May 16, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ran Algebra, although my reaction to the $2000 clue was "Do you really expect me to do simultaneous equations in ten seconds?" ( No, Mister Bond. I expect you to die. ) and I panicked when Trevor was negged. 0/5 on Music. For the phoenix DD, my brain first went to South America, but then the fact th...
by Plactus
Sun May 12, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/6/13 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1686

Re: FJs for the 5/6/13 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
:( :( :mrgreen:

Prospero never occurred to me Tuesday. I said Benvolio.
I knew it was something like Batista, but couldn't pull out the name in time.
Attila... yeah, I should have known that.

I said "boot camp, or basic training."
by Plactus
Mon May 06, 2013 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 4737

Re: Monday, May 6, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Agggron wrote:And I still miss Movies $400 with the answer "Darth Sidious". Guess I didn't learn anything. @_@
I don't remember the exact clue, but I see no reason why Darth Sidious would be incorrect. It might have been negged then reversed, but it should have been acceptable.
by Plactus
Sat May 04, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/29/13 week
Replies: 28
Views: 1982

Re: FJs for the 4/29/13 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:
:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen:

"Old Man River" on Tuesday just to say anything.
No guess on the other two.

And yes, Border Patrol.
by Plactus
Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/22/13 week
Replies: 37
Views: 1963

Re: FJs for the 4/22/13 week

:D :oops: :D :D :D :( :( :D Tuesday was both a knowledge and math fail. Guessed 12 provinces and thus 19 Mexican states. Of the two, I'm more embarrassed about the subtraction failure. I'm not sure how I got Wuthering Heights out of Friday's clue. I guessed it was Melville, or more accurately, "the ...
by Plactus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/13 week
Replies: 64
Views: 3414

Re: FJs for the 4/8/13 week

* I remember watching the introduction to the Tony Awards when The Grapes of Wrath was nominated for (and won) Best Play. With my memory only being very, very vague, I assumed it was a revival. "Best Play" means it's not a revival. Revivals have their own categories, plays and musicals... Right. On...
by Plactus
Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/8/13 week
Replies: 64
Views: 3414

Re: FJs for the 4/8/13 week

:( :( :( :( :) :( :) :) Monday through Wednesday I had no clue. Random guesses were, in order: dada, The Grapes of Wrath*, and Edgar Allan Poe. Did not know Carroll was a mathematician. Thursday I guessed Santa Fe. Figured out what it was when Alex mentioned the Caribbean. Friday... yeah, what else ...
by Plactus
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:18 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 12, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 6609

Re: Friday, April 12, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This was a big confidence-restoring game for me. Every other game has left me staring at the screen throughout, but I ran at least 2 categories (G+3 and 1812, the latter thanks to a lucky "Name a Canadian city" guess), ran both partially revealed categories (running Bible Fill in wouldn't have surpr...
by Plactus
Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 4/1/13 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2302

Re: FJs for the 4/1/13 week

:D :( :D :( :D :( :D :D Instagets Monday and Wednesday. No idea Tuesday; guessed Ken Kesey (who's been dead considerably longer). Took longer than normal to find the correct response using Google/Wikipedia, too. Thursday "citrullus" led me to citrus and I guessed grapefruit. Friday my first thought ...