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by Vanya
Sat Aug 15, 2015 3:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4011
Views: 499748

Re: Reretaken Down

georgespelvin wrote:If Great Scientists Had Logos (might be helpful as a study aid to some with little or no science background)
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/87890630200944103/

Who is McInstein? Is he Scottish?
by Vanya
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 2 Instant Replay Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16504

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 2 Instant Replay Thread

An interesting side note: 13,000 years is just about when Car and Driver predicts the Chevy Vega will make a comeback. :D A co-worker once owned a Vega. He was in a long-distance relationship at the time, and drove to her hometown on weekends. He said he had to add a quart of oil before heading out...
by Vanya
Mon Aug 10, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 2 Instant Replay Thread
Replies: 209
Views: 16504

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 2 Instant Replay Thread

mahatma wrote: Also, Manassas (Junction; South) vs Bull Run (Creek; North), etc. It makes sense, as each side would have a different objective at many battles. History is written by the victors.
The South's objective was to lose?
by Vanya
Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread
Replies: 238
Views: 16922

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Round 1 Instant Replay Thread

Wow, I'm not worrying any more that the architecture questions I submitted are too difficult. I do remember Amaterasu, though, from architecture school - I took a course in which I learned that Shinto shrines are rebuilt cyclically, the new one right next to the old one, a replica. The old one is d...
by Vanya
Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4011
Views: 499748

Re: Reretaken Down

NFLPA vs NFL, going through the transcript. http://deadspin.com/here-is-the-transcript-from-tom-bradys-appeal-hearing-1722113452 Seriously, why the NFL even -dared- to let this happen is going to be one of those unsolved mysteries. My personal favorite bit is about 3 of the 4 Colts balls measured b...
by Vanya
Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

Actually, the SHC set-up under DoT was like the Masters, where each winner gets invited to the tournament into perpetuity no matter how often or well he has played during the previous year. Tiger Woods, as a past winner, has an automatic invite to the Masters next year despite his current ranking i...
by Vanya
Sun Aug 02, 2015 1:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

econgator wrote:
It's best that they do, as it frees up another spot for another ToC entrant. Otherwise, the same people would likely win/be in the ToC year after year.
If you don't want the same people winning year after year, shouldn't past winners be excluded from the TOC?
by Vanya
Sat Aug 01, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

It's best that they do, as it frees up another spot for another ToC entrant. Otherwise, the same people would likely win/be in the ToC year after year. How does it free up another spot? You're saying they would get in anyway. What I object to is they don't even have to play. I have never liked this...
by Vanya
Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

It's best that they do, as it frees up another spot for another ToC entrant. Otherwise, the same people would likely win/be in the ToC year after year. How does it free up another spot? You're saying they would get in anyway. What I object to is they don't even have to play. I have never liked this...
by Vanya
Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

Assuming that DoT plays, shouldn't he get an automatic slot in the ToC? Imo, no one should get an automatic slot. Let's start fresh. To clarify, you don't think past SHC Champions (TomKBaltimoreBoy, schliemann, OldSchoolChamp, DJDaveMick, and lemonsun) should automatically be in the ToC? No, I don't.
by Vanya
Sat Aug 01, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015 - Rules
Replies: 44
Views: 4606

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

immaf wrote:Assuming that DoT plays, shouldn't he get an automatic slot in the ToC?
Imo, no one should get an automatic slot. Let's start fresh.
by Vanya
Fri Jul 31, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 8536

Re: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the "Plumb ___" clue, I immediately thought. "Oh, plumb line! Wait, "line" isn't a name! Wait, yes it is! It's the French form of Lynn!" I run across it from time to time, possibly the most famous Line in Canada was an RCMP spokeswoman who graced the TVs of news junkies like me for years, I imm...
by Vanya
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6707

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

Do you have enough categories yet?
by Vanya
Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:46 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 8536

Re: Thursday, July 30, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I would rule negative on just Arizona being acceptable while just Diamondbacks is absolutely correct. It's just not accepted lingo to refer to a team only by it's first name so to speak. If a clue referred to a person, for example Alex Trebek, you cannot simply answer "Alex" and get credit but you ...
by Vanya
Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 102
Views: 10635

Re: Thursday, July 23, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

19th consecutive instaget FJ for goats! "Western school with religious curriculum.... "THIS IS THE PLACE!" LOL I also spelled it 'BYU.' LT: Sword beach (rapier); Bridge of San Luis Rey is in Peru (This book comes up often enough as high-value clues to warrant a quick read!); "Serbed" tennis player ...
by Vanya
Thu Jul 30, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 FJ Parsing Poll [SPOILER]
Replies: 62
Views: 7074

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 FJ Parsing Poll [SPOILER]

To go back to the Lawrence of Arabia well: The opening of the 1962 film named for him has an overture by Maurice Jarre. The writers wouldn't write it that way if they wanted the film title. They'd just say "The opening of this 1962 film..." So if they wanted the suite, they'd just say "The first mo...
by Vanya
Thu Jul 30, 2015 5:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 13145

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I wonder if an argument from the Russian could be made as well. In that case, we wouldn't even have to worry about whether the clue is asking for the name of the character or the suite. Paging Uncle Vanya? If this webpage http://www.behindthename.com/name/shahrazad is correct, then Scot definitely ...
by Vanya
Wed Jul 29, 2015 7:29 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015
Replies: 53
Views: 6707

Re: Summer Hiatus Challenge 2015

We have 37 categories written as of right now. As a reminder, you can submit your category using this form: http://goo.gl/forms/qoA3Vajg07 . If your category is used, you will get a perfect score for the category. Thanks! What areas are most in need of coverage? Currently, I think the biggest need ...
by Vanya
Sun Jul 19, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, July 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 10261

Re: Friday, July 17, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

TenPoundHammer wrote: I know nothing about Joan of Arc.
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by Vanya
Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 7/13/15 week
Replies: 25
Views: 3287

Re: FJs for the 7/13/15 week

I believe this is my first 0-fer ever. Now I know how Tiger Woods feels.