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by DWS
Thu May 17, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 10679

Re: Thursday, May 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I tuned in just for FJ. My WAG was U.S. Open (tennis). Wikipedia indicates the U.S. Open in tennis was established in 1881 and has apparently been played continuously every year since that time. The U.S. Open in golf was established in 1895, but it was canceled in 1917-18 (due to WWI) and in 1942-45...
by DWS
Mon May 14, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 21536

Re: Monday, May 14, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I tuned in just for FJ. Not knowing what the Spingarn Medal was, I guessed Tina Fey because I knew she had won the other two awards.
by DWS
Fri May 11, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 91
Views: 12724

Re: Friday, May 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a pretty good game to watch. Congratulations to Elyse on the win, but it was very foolish to risk a lock tournament final with her FJ wager.
by DWS
Thu May 10, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12212

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Um… Olympics never hosted in… um… um… well, I know it's been in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia. But it MUST have been in South America at some point, and I can't imagine Africa being left out either. Trick question! Sigh. Well, seriously. What DO you do when you try to reason it out, and yo...
by DWS
Thu May 10, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12212

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:Um… Olympics never hosted in… um… um… well, I know it's been in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia. But it MUST have been in South America at some point, and I can't imagine Africa being left out either. Trick question!
Sigh.
by DWS
Thu May 10, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 12212

Re: Thursday, May 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was an okay game to watch, except for too many negs by the players.

FJ was very easy. Elyse was smart to make a big wager.
by DWS
Wed May 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 52
Views: 7632

Re: Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought this was a pretty easy game compared with some of the others in the tournament. However, it was nice to see all three players give competitive performances.

I precalled FJ.
by DWS
Tue May 08, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 6790

Re: Tuesday, May 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a pretty good game to watch. Congrats to Elyse on the win. I anticipated the reversal on upgrade; the clue seemed ambiguous enough to allow for several correct responses. I didn't like Evan's FJ wager, which would have cost him the game on a TS. FJ was an instaget before Alex finished readi...
by DWS
Mon May 07, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, May 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 52
Views: 7604

Re: Monday, May 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ben is undoubtedly kicking himself for not wagering more on those DDs. He was running the theater category, which was obviously one of his strengths, then bet just $1,000 on the DD? Aside from that, I thought he played well. I was hoping the B.C.-ing category would be about British Columbia. However...
by DWS
Thu May 03, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 5598

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote:Precalled Messiah when they told us to name the work the following music is from.
Spaceman Spiff wrote:Great Alabaman think alike. As soon as they said "chorus," I precalled Messiah.
I'm not from Alabama, but chorus also led me to precall Messiah. :)
by DWS
Wed May 02, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 38
Views: 5598

Re: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Overall, this was a pretty good game to watch.

FJ had me mentally compiling a list of zodiac animals, reaching the correct response by the midway point.
by DWS
Tue May 01, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 30, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 6470

Re: Monday, April 30, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I have also never heard champagne foam referred to as mousse. I was also tripped up by "differential" in reference to psychology, as it seems more common (in my experience) to refer to it as the psychology or study of individual differences.

FJ took a few seconds, but I eventually settled on CIA.
by DWS
Thu Apr 26, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 65
Views: 8639

Re: Thursday, April 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

With all those triple stumpers, the DJ round was sad to watch. I picked up some nice Lach Trash, though. I was in the right region of the world for FJ but couldn't come up with the correct response in time. As for HK being a red herring for Hong Kong, the mention of kingdom in the clue should've rul...
by DWS
Thu Apr 19, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 121
Views: 16081

Re: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

For FJ, I correctly determined the year was 1969, but I went with Nixon.

Just my opinion, but I think "brainstorm" should have been negged. I have never heard that word used to describe part of an EEG chart and it is not equivalent to "brainwave."
by DWS
Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 7427

Re: Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

These unfinished boards are irritating. Too many video clues in the J round, too many triple stumpers in the DJ round.

Never heard of Sister Wendy. Don't know Elmer Gantry, either.
by DWS
Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 16952

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

econgator wrote:For the Jules Verne clue, I said What is 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, thinking 5 referred to the number of words in the title. Judges?
I gave the same response, but thinking that 5 was a reference to the number of digits in 20,000.
by DWS
Tue Apr 17, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 16952

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The reason why FJ is so terrible is actually pretty simple. First of all, the National Air and Space Museum is USUALLY the most visited museum in the country. I did a little Google search afterward and that seems to confirm it. However, it's not always the most visited - some times the Museum of Na...
by DWS
Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 133
Views: 16952

Re: Tuesday, April 17, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not a good game to watch, especially the DJ round. I didn't think the boards were overly difficult, considering the Lach Trash I accumulated.

As for FJ, the correct response wouldn't have made my top 5 list of possible responses. I had no idea it was that popular.
by DWS
Mon Apr 16, 2012 7:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 16, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 14139

Re: Monday, April 16, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ouch, it has to hurt to lose that way.

I had no chance on FJ.
by DWS
Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 71
Views: 8335

Re: Thursday, April 12, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was pleasantly surprised that the correct FJ response popped into my head just a few seconds into the Think music, even though I wasn't sure it was actually the title of one of Shakespeare's plays.