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by evanakm
Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 7893

Re: Wednesday, December 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Harry Truman for me. Google reveals he was a senator, so it wasn't a bad guess, but it wasn't a good guess either.
by evanakm
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 8725

Re: Monday, December 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Blazing Saddles... This strikes me as a trivia question. I hate trivia. I have to disagree. When Jeopardy asks about older movies, it usually stays within the realm of Best Picture Academy Award winners or movies in the National Film Registry. This was no exception, and I think it was fair game. It...
by evanakm
Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 9566

Re: Tuesday, December 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Just after they broke for the first commercial, my local station broke in to show the news conference to announce UAB is dropping their women's rifle and bowling teams. They got back right at the end of the DJ round. Perhaps your local station was doing its impression of a buddy that calls you duri...
by evanakm
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/24/14 week
Replies: 26
Views: 3770

Re: FJs for the 11/24/14 week

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

The first time I remember having five instagets in a week.
by evanakm
Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 11277

Re: Friday, November 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also lost the Bull Run/Antietam coin flip. Gettysburg strikes me as an odd guess as Pennsylvania is quite a ways from Virginia. Gettysburg is within 10 miles of Maryland, and it can't be much more than 25 miles further to reach Virginia from there. It's close enough to not be a bad guess. The Mar...
by evanakm
Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 9747

Re: Thursday, November 27, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Four instagets after a 3-for-10 TOC. I don't know if that means anything, since this week's FJs have been pretty easy, but it makes me feel a lot better.
by evanakm
Tue Nov 25, 2014 7:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 8709

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

floridagator wrote:Another hot game! It all came down to FJ, which is how games should be. I immediately thought of Sendak but avoided saying it out loud because I'm not fond of that man.
Why does that matter? Hitler and Stalin have come up, and I haven't felt uneasy about answering the question.
by evanakm
Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 141
Views: 15926

Re: Monday, November 24, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

El Jefe wrote: I had to laugh at the consideration of Duran Duran as a 90s band.
They're still around. My friend's neighbor hops on a plane at least once (and often twice) a year to see them live.
by evanakm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 20097

Re: Friday, November 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I got this FJ pretty quickly, from several awkward teenage years of playing board games set in ancient times. Let's see, if we add today's get to the rest of the week that makes me... 1 for 5.
by evanakm
Fri Nov 21, 2014 1:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: New tie-breaker rule: Yea or nay
Replies: 46
Views: 6850

Re: New tie-breaker rule: Yea or nay

Nay for me. I like the fact that you can find a YouTube video of a game from 1987 and it still feels like the same game. They've accomplished this by making minimal changes. Doubling the dollar values and removing the 5 day limit were certainly significant, but those didn't change the flow of an ind...
by evanakm
Mon Nov 17, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 128
Views: 14869

Re: Monday, November 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's called taking the negbait, hook line and sinker. If the clue had just been "this capital is farthest from Madrid," I would have had it. (I've seen several trivia questions about New Zealand being close to antipodal to various points in Europe) Instead, the clue led me (probably intentionally)...
by evanakm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 17166

Re: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

mxc_takeshi wrote: I'm surprised that Julia lost, but she still has a chance, pending 2 more games' results.
Probably more than just a chance. Obviously it's not guaranteed, but she's very likely in. Three runner-ups (runners-up?) have to beat her score in two games. One hard FJ tomorrow and that's it.
by evanakm
Wed Nov 12, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 17166

Re: Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

These FJs have all been at the perfect level of difficulty for the TOC. I'm 0 for 3, but I'm not even the slightest bit bothered by that fact.
by evanakm
Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 9436

Re: Thursday, October 30, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Instaget FJ. I asked that exact same question when I hosted a pub quiz.
by evanakm
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 7566

Re: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ryno wrote: Instaget FJ . I just thought of those big islands in the Canadian Arctic and which one would be named after a person.
Not to nitpick too much, but that doesn't really narrow it down since almost all the noteworthy islands up there are named after people.
by evanakm
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 52
Views: 8768

Re: Thursday, October 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

If there's a term for spending 10 seconds thinking "what the heck are they even asking?," and then instagetting it once the clue is properly parsed, then that's what I did.
by evanakm
Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 9118

Re: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Guessed Barry Lyndon, then reread the question and got it.
by evanakm
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 11169

Re: Wednesday, October 1, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Is there a term for missing a FJ that should have been an instaget?
by evanakm
Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 6984

Re: Monday, September 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bamaman wrote:The lowest so far was Friday's at 29%. I think this will top that.
Funny, I thought of Elvis right away and then spent the rest of the time wondering if that was too obvious. It balances out all the times that I'm clueless when everyone else instagets FJ.
by evanakm
Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 6, Day 6
Replies: 78
Views: 7348

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 6, Day 6

Spoiler
2: Japan
4: Prince Andrew
6: Austria-Hungary
8: Louis XVII
10: Edward (although he technically doesn't fit the "We will never be royals" descriptor)

3: Colorado Springs
6: Ender
9: 400 metres
12: Couscous
15: ??