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by evanakm
Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 2, Day 2
Replies: 113
Views: 7282

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 2, Day 2

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2.Lord of the Flies
4. Hel
6. Mephistophilis
8. Shiva
10. Eris

3. A Midsummer Night's Dream
6. The Tempest
9. The Merry Wives of Windsor
12. The Winter's Tale
15. ??
by evanakm
Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 2, Day 1
Replies: 114
Views: 8330

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 2, Day 1

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2. Fez
4. Suez Canal
6. Ezekiel
8. Valdez
10. ??

3. Meter
6. Second
9. Kilogram
12. Kelvin
15. Mole
by evanakm
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 6
Replies: 106
Views: 8099

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 6

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2. Congo
4. Tigris? (That's a mean trick)
6. ?? (I need to hand in my Canadian card)
8. Arctic
10. Antarctica

3. Benjamin Franklin
6. Burgess
9. HL Mencken
12. Swift
15. Lie
by evanakm
Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 5
Replies: 109
Views: 7677

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 5

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2. Mustard
4. ??
6. California
8. Physicians
10. Illinois

3. reincarnation
6. Joseph Smith
9. Episcopalians
12. Islam
15. Transubstantiation
by evanakm
Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 4
Replies: 114
Views: 8527

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 4

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2. Steal a real peel
4. ??
6. Delays the midday's plays
8. Pound hound sound
10. ??

3. Pinto
6. Pinball
9. Pinot
12. Pinter
15. ??
by evanakm
Wed Aug 06, 2014 5:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 3
Replies: 113
Views: 8707

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 3

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2. its expansion rate
4. Brian de Palma
6. Brian Epstein
8. ??
10. (Martin) Brian Mulroney

3. Rod Stewart
6. Paul Simon
9. Neil Young
12. ??
15. ??
by evanakm
Tue Aug 05, 2014 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 2
Replies: 120
Views: 10942

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 2

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THE CAST OF THE RETURN OF THE JEDI RADIO PLAYS

2. John Lithgow
4. Ed Asner
6. ??
8. Nia Vardalos
10. Brock Peters

ART HISTORY

3: Germany
6: ??
9: ??
12: neoclassicism? (hey, it's 13 letters)
15: ??
by evanakm
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 1
Replies: 125
Views: 11333

Re: 2014 Summer Hiatus Challenge -- Round 1, Day 1

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COYOTES
2. Sound
4. Eyes
6. ??
8. Twilight
10. Wolf

VEEP VEEP

3. T. Roosevelt
6. 25th
9. Rockefeller
12. Hubert Humphrey and Richard Nixon
15. ??
by evanakm
Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6969

Re: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

No chance for me on FJ. Probably easier for teens who are likely studying French or Spanish right now. There are some exceptions, but in Latin-based (or Latin-influenced) languages, days of the week tend to be named for the seven heavenly bodies that were known to the ancients (i.e. visible to the ...
by evanakm
Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 73
Views: 6969

Re: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

No chance for me on FJ. Probably easier for teens who are likely studying French or Spanish right now. There are some exceptions, but in Latin-based (or Latin-influenced) languages, days of the week tend to be named for the seven heavenly bodies that were known to the ancients (i.e. visible to the ...
by evanakm
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 8607

Re: Monday, July 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I realize it's Teen Week, but all three of those hints in the FJ clue? That really made it too simple in my book. I don't think that there were really three hints. Arlington is an interesting fact, but it wouldn't have led most people to the Maine. Naval Academy might have made some people go "oh, ...
by evanakm
Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 9905

Re: Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I guess it's not incorrect that the locations are "referred to as" the westernmost and easternmost points, but there are a lot of ways of defining westernmost and easternmost. I also said Guam and American Samoa since they're on either side of the International Date Line, but that makes Guam eastern...
by evanakm
Fri May 23, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 142
Views: 16485

Re: Friday, May 23, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Was there a TOM that I missed? Other than the fact that it was a left-leaning figure who died in the 60s, I didn't see any way of narrowing it down, or even determining if it was a political or a civil rights figure. I WAGged Martin Luther King, but it's not even clear that it was someone who was as...
by evanakm
Sun May 18, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 5/12/14 week
Replies: 31
Views: 3286

Re: FJs for the 5/12/14 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( :( In the spirit of my past career in accounting, where you can do pretty much anything as long as you post a disclosure, I'm giving myself Wednesday's FJ, even though I figured it out toward the end of the allotted time. I may or may not have ...
by evanakm
Sat May 17, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 308
Views: 30575

Re: Friday, May 16, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Even though it was a US History FJ, we Canadians had a slight advantage, because our press got a little bit gossipy a few years back about rumours of flirtation between Condi Rice and her Canadian counterpart, Peter McKay. I'm not proud of our news media, but it's how I remembered that she was unmar...
by evanakm
Tue May 13, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]
Replies: 69
Views: 6809

Re: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]

What gets me, is that Chuck Forrest's FJ bet was irrelevant, so all discussion of how "dumb" it was is also irrelevant. Now that's a logical fallacy. Just because one takes an action that later proves irrelevant to a final result doesn't mean the initial action can't be judged by whether it was "du...
by evanakm
Tue May 13, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]
Replies: 69
Views: 6809

Re: Against the Wagering Vikings [SPOILERS up to May 12, 2014]

When Player B has been retired for five years and we're trying to decide whether or not he goes to Cooperstown, these forward looking analytical tools get a lot less helpful. We've got Player B's record. He really did accomplish the things contained therein. He doesn't have to worry about next seas...
by evanakm
Fri May 09, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 13914

Re: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

That's not the proper conclusion to draw from what I wrote. I think most people would agree that Nancy Zerg would have been unlikely to win a re-match against Ken, or 10 or even 20 re-matches. That's where the luck component comes in. If she had gone on to win a few more, I think we would also agre...
by evanakm
Fri May 09, 2014 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 113
Views: 13914

Re: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Clearly Ken's abilities place his curve way over towards a higher likelihood of winning, but then it somehow overlaps with Nancy Zerg's, and he ends up losing. There's the luck component. The Jeopardy paradox. If you get on the show and you're unfortunate enough to draw a superchamp, you either los...