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by hscer
Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 24805

Re: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

proudest i've been of a FJ solve in a while
by hscer
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 12540

Re: Monday, January 8, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

FJ poll should have "I considered Clinton but not Nixon" option. (Hi.)
by hscer
Sat Dec 23, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 13380

Re: Friday, December 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

since multiple people have mentioned it, I wonder if Alex confused "this season" with "since the TOC."
by hscer
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, December 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 13380

Re: Friday, December 22, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Went with Johnny's Kingston WAG in FJ, so no perfect week for me; just another 4/5. I liked Donna even before her first DD wager. Even ignoring the strategic element, huge DD wagers are really good for the game. And given her interview plus fearless wagering, I wonder if she was tempted to clavin th...
by hscer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 14100

Re: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

"This B-52s song" semed like a coinflip on Rock Lobster/Love Shack. I don't see how that clue "made sense". "Influenza" was my only miss in the medical category. NBA's O'Neal is Shaquille, who goes by the nickname Shaq Cholera was *huge* neg-bait on the flu clue, not that I came up with that either
by hscer
Thu Dec 21, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 14100

Re: Thursday, December 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Like the contestants, I was dreading the Literary Before & After, but I wish we'd gotten through all of it. It's in an area I've been working on. Happened to know Goldsmith's name so FJ was easy here. Recognized Hemingway as the "main" hint, but no way of knowing if it'd have gotten me to the right ...
by hscer
Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 10678

Re: Wednesday, December 20, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:14 pm


Kate has played 1/9 Daily Doubles. No way it goes to 1/12, so I expect her to find one tomorrow.
What is the gambler's fallacy?

(sorry. just messing around)
by hscer
Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 12984

Re: Monday, December 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Got American Gothic, but what nearly tripped me up was Grant Wood being the correct final response in Austin Rogers' fifth game just a couple months ago. I thought there was no way the writers would ask about essentially the same thing so close together, but sure enough... That's what it was. I had...
by hscer
Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 44
Views: 8728

Re: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

German and Flemish are close enough, and Dunes starts with "Dun" to boot. Ian's wager definitely confused me, although seeing it be above Sarah's doubled score does explain it.
by hscer
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 62
Views: 15061

Re: Monday, December 11, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

If I had to guess why they put the colors into the clue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_South_Korea
Not the same shades (and not the same symbol?), but close enough.
by hscer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 13207

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Took me a while to dredge up FJ. Long enough that light pen issues would have arisen. I managed to get it all down in time with pencil and paper, so I'm counting it. Wonder if "Roberts Rules" would suffice? I think that would be allowed. Colloquially, the phrase is often amended to "Robert's Rules"...
by hscer
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 67
Views: 13207

Re: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

What a wagering scenario for the leader in the post-co-champion era.
by hscer
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 8784

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

I'm not sure how we were meant to get lunatic fringe. "Fringe" was easy enough, but it's also not a phrase. I'm not sure how someone was meant to get the "lunatic" part without being an expert on nineteenth century hairstyles, aside from a lucky guess, since there are a lot of "fringe" phrases the ...
by hscer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 10537

Re: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

btw is "Pretty Woman" considered okay for the Orbison song or is that like leaving off an S?
by hscer
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 10537

Re: Thursday, November 23, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was a bit off on the wagers too, so I went to the archive calculator. It suggests Liz bet under 1800, Kiana between 301-3299, and Jessie to cover at 6001. But Jesse's wager turns out to beat a 3299 wager. Arguably, all three did players did fine.
by hscer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 26549

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

If "Sgt. Pepper" is an acceptible answer, then there is no question Wilbur's answer should be accepted. He gave additional info which wasn't wrong. Now if the complete title was necessary, ok then. Just say so. :| The affected contestant has so said: I asked. The judges wanted the complete album ti...
by hscer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 26549

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

Seems like it would have been appropriate for the staff to mention during FJ that common short forms of the correct answer would be accepted, or something of that nature. Disappointing ending. That advice (if given specifically for this FJ) probably would have helped narrow down the answer too much...
by hscer
Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 26549

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

Seems like it would have been appropriate for the staff to mention during FJ that common short forms of the correct answer would be accepted, or something of that nature. Disappointing ending.
by hscer
Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 93
Views: 20857

Re: Thursday, November 16, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

iPad never occurred to me. If it had, "too big" might have gotten me off iPhone and onto iPad also. I'm still annoyed that they allowed those papal names without a number. I'm pretty sure I complained last time they accepted 'Benedict' without a number too, so I guess that's just how it works now. I...
by hscer
Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 15054

Re: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Did anyone else say "signature" for the "watermark" clue? Signature was my first instinct, but I don't remember enough about the exact wording to know if it would have been accepted or not. Category was "Compound Words", so no. No love for "sig" and "nature?" :D fwiw I couldn't get "letterhead" out...