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by jkbrat
Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/26/11 week
Replies: 39
Views: 4790

Re: FJs for the 12/26/11 week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Harding for Wilson (the whole assassination-during-first-term-so-no-second-inauguration thing made Harding a pretty poor guess in hindsight) Michael Jackson for The Boss (yes, Bruce fits better for " Rock Icon"; he just didn't cross m...
by jkbrat
Thu Dec 29, 2011 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 61732

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

12/28 $30,600 FJ: :mrgreen: (Billy Joel comes through for me again!)

Missed the $1600 DD, though, (only miss in the category - rats!) with Vonnegut instead of Heller - right idea, wrong branch of service...
by jkbrat
Wed Dec 28, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 61732

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

12/27 $32,200 FJ! :(

Lots of Triple Stumpers to pick up this time; got a few of them: screwdriver, blow-out (helps to be a SoCal female on that one!), Kansas, and Muskie (that other obscure, losing presidential running-mate - got a laugh out of the "Estes" pike, though!)
by jkbrat
Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, December 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 60
Views: 7923

Re: Monday, December 26, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

FAMOUS TOMBS for $1000: Let's see .. the category gives "TOMB" and the visual gives both "KNOWN" and "SOLDIER", so for $1000 one needed to supply the "UN"? I thought it couldn't possibly be that easy, so stayed CLAM. (Thought I remembered that it was now being called something else to include servic...
by jkbrat
Tue Dec 27, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 61732

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

12/26 $31,200 FJ: :mrgreen:
by jkbrat
Mon Dec 26, 2011 8:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 12/19/11 week
Replies: 26
Views: 3406

Re: FJs for the 12/19/11 week

:( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Not a clue on the Globe Theater - I guessed that other world-famous building "The Decagon" (like the Pentagon, but with more sides :oops: ). And the NFL? Well, let's just say I'm hoping not to see those 3 letters come up if I'm ever t...
by jkbrat
Mon Dec 26, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)
Replies: 414
Views: 61732

Re: Season 28 Coryats Thread (POSSIBLE SPOILERS)

12/23 $22,400 FJ! :mrgreen:
by jkbrat
Fri Nov 18, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 48
Views: 11358

Re: Thursday, November 17, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ: Paris Peace treaty?, nope 1972, Gulf of Tonkin?, nope, 1964. Although I lived through it (and we knew how to stage a protest, unlike these lame Occupiers), did not get to Pentagon Papers. I got to Pumpkin Papers - couple of decades too early. Can't keep all these alliterative, cloak-and-dagger ...
by jkbrat
Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Boardies on the Show - Season 28
Replies: 228
Views: 38949

Re: Boardies on the Show - Season 28

debramc wrote:I will be on Wednesday, January 18, 2012. Woo-hoo!!
Congratulations on the promotion from "swimmer" to real live contestant!

Looking forward to seeing your games!

~ Julie
by jkbrat
Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week
Replies: 37
Views: 4071

Re: FJs for the 11/7/11 Week

:mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: No chance on Swift, since I was somehow in the 1800s instead of the 18th century (though I probably wouldn't have gotten to him anyway). Same pattern for me. And I was also in the wrong century, so negged with Tennyson. (I have made that 18...
by jkbrat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 12467

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was prepared to make fun of the marine biology student for missing the sunfish clue, but on second (well, technically third) viewing, I have decided Alex's delivery was misleading. Should have been read "not starfish but THIS heavenly fish," but Alex said "not starfish but this HEAVENLY fish," wh...
by jkbrat
Sat Nov 05, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 12428

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

Another swing-and-a-miss FJ! for me ... [which makes my third strike for the week - guess I'm out :( ] The Harpo Marx datum was a dead end (like some others, I couldn't recall any notable mime groups), so I tried to think of a notable group that ended in 1943 and that could somehow incorporate the i...
by jkbrat
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 3, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 15285

Re: Thursday, November 3, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILER

There was something about the phrase "share a common European culture" that led me away from Europe. Same here; I immediately jumped to the Caribbean. Oh, so many islands from which to choose ... Went with France/Martinique, but didn't feel that good about it since I knew there were so many other a...
by jkbrat
Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 14958

Re: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc(SPOILE

Completely missed the 'world capital' part of the clue and immediately went to Kiel. I don't think that the word capital was part of the clue. The category was WORLD CITIES (not shouting, just adhering to J! cap conventions ;) ). If it had been narrowed down to capital, I would hope that I would ha...
by jkbrat
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/24/11 week
Replies: 33
Views: 5644

Re: FJs for the 10/24/11 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Went with Lindsey Buckingham instead of Stevie Nicks. Never really liked her voice; yeah - that's my lame excuse. (Oh, and when I was young [or, should I say, younger ], I thought Lindsey Buckingham was the girl and Stevie Nick...
by jkbrat
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:54 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 30
Views: 6871

Re: Friday, October 21, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

(Had to wait and play this game off the archive [THX, ARCHIVISTS :D !] because for unfathomable reasons my DVR decided to not record it for me.) I was a bit distracted by the category title "THE SONG DYNASTY" in the J! round. Given the word dynasty , I was expecting there would be some sort of famil...
by jkbrat
Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 42
Views: 8831

Re: Friday, October 28, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILE

Might have gone better if the category had simply referred to the poem. Hear, hear! My precall of Ernest Thayer was of no help at all. :( (I actually had memorized that poem back in 7th grade so was looking forward to a sweep; had to settle instead for 3/5 in a non-wheelhouse category.) The outlook...
by jkbrat
Tue Oct 18, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Rankest Thread Imaginable
Replies: 665
Views: 143770

Re: The Rankest Thread Imaginable

Great idea! I'm a Swimmer: Online test in February, L.A. audition in April, THE CALL in August (but couldn't accept due to a schedule conflict on the requested tape date). (Which I guess makes it A CALL rather than THE CALL.) (And it wasn't very much advanced notice, so I assume they were trying to ...
by jkbrat
Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 9/19/11 week
Replies: 49
Views: 7330

Re: FJs for the 9/19/11 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( Wrote down both Emerson/ Self-Reliance and Thoreau/ Civil Disobedience . Mistakenly believed (based on nothing other than the title) that Self-Reliance was about individuals not expecting the government to take care of them (you know,...