Search found 575 matches

by Peter the accountant
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/21/19 week
Replies: 47
Views: 5778

Re: FJs for the 10/21/19 week

econgator wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:55 pm
You couldn't pay me to go to a Pro Bowl game.
You could pay me to go to a Pro Bowl game. But the payment would need to be sufficient, and I'd reserve the right to leave before the game was completed. Long before it was completed.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 6424

Re: Thursday, October 24, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

French history is something I know little about. So my miss today wasn't a surprise. I didn't even know how to parse out the clue. Alex's post-music hint was little help to me. But once revealed, I can now make a connection between the term and at least a general idea of when it was and what it repr...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 4988

Re: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'll join the "not well read" group for FJ. The category alone would have me wagering zero to minimize the loss. I put down Holmes, hoping someone in the 1930s had revived his character and given him a wife, because I know he's set half a century earlier.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 10547

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On another topic of discussion, I have never heard of any of those terms for the comma (Oxford, splice, whatever). My teachers referred to it by the generic "comma blunder." It's not a blunder, it's a necessity. Why would you use commas for an entire list except (suddenly and inexplicably) the last...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 23, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9422

Re: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Denver is not all that high by Colorado standards. That might depend on the criteria used to define "high". I think that John Denver agreed that you need to be in the mountains to get a Rocky Mountain High. :D Sorry - that's the best I can do. I'm sure there's a better joke hiding in there somewher...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 23, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 79
Views: 10547

Re: Tuesday, October 22, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Put me down for another FJ response that has Respect, but isn't right. I had to do some poking around on this interweb thingy to find out, but Cher isn't even in the top 50 of the list. (I can only get to 50, since the actual Billboard list is behind a paywall.) At least Aretha is at 19, even if her...
by Peter the accountant
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 9422

Re: Monday, October 21, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I saw US Cities -> 10,000 feet, what's higher than Denver? Higher than Denver? How long a list would you like? Boulder, Golden, Aspen, Colorado Springs, Durango, Vail, Glenwood Springs, ... Denver is not all that high by Colorado standards. I think I've heard of Leadville - the name seems familiar....
by Peter the accountant
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 6035

Re: Thursday, October 17, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm not big on movies outside of a couple specific genres. I'd seen ads for Crazy Rich Asians, and they didn't make the movie look interesting to me. The best guess I could make was Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Which, with the benefit of 20 seconds of research, is almost 2 decades off. Haven't se...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 5835

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I see no reason Mao tse dong wouldn't be accepted. It matters how that's pronounced/understood by English speakers, not in Chinese. I wrote Mao Tse-tung , and was mildly startled when I saw Mao Zedong , almost like I hadn't seen it before. After all it's only been used in the West for...40 years or...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 56
Views: 5835

Re: Wednesday, October 16, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

FJ! was an instaget for me. Age likely has something to do with that. Famous people, places, and events are always a bit easier when you lived through them. My main concern was spelling. I decided to stick with simply Mao, as that is his surname/family name, which is typically sufficient (unless you...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)
Replies: 21
Views: 2409

Re: "A Big Statistic" for $400 poll (10/14/19 spoiler)

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:11 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:07 pm
Well, 'fisherman' but close enough to right.

The show's called "Deadliest Catch" for a reason.
That's both what I said an my logic, too.
I stayed clam, but I thought of that show as soon as the response was revealed.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 4140

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I find the correct FJ response - Who is Gertrude Stein? - to be an excellent question. Who is she? I hate to sound like TPH, but she's in my NHO pile. I guess my poor literature skills are showing again. I wrote down Jane Austen to avoid having a blank paper. At least she's an author. And female. An...
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 46
Views: 4140

Re: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

talkingaway wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:32 pm
Within the past day or two, a story about the "glass floor" from Huffpost came up on my Twitter feed.


Ditto here. Well, except the Twitter part. Just a news article I read.
Anyone else mix up Erik the Red with Erik'sson, Leif? Nobody? Just me?
Not just you.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 6151

Re: Monday, October 14, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So many topics to touch on... FJ - Know enough chemistry to recognize sodium as NA. Don't know enough to know what goes into a citrate. Figured the right response would be something with melted cheese. But that's as far as I got. So I start the week with a miss. Dulcet - I answered "hushed". Dulcet ...
by Peter the accountant
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/7/19 week
Replies: 27
Views: 2277

Re: FJs for the 10/7/19 week

:( :( :( :mrgreen: :(
:mrgreen: :( :(

My initial reaction of the Dutch company of similar origin saved me from hunting for various ships, and kept me from the box of shame. The rest of the week I was pretty clueless, only able to make reasonable guesses M-W, and no guess at all for F.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2891

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Spinning wheel was another quick one for me. My grandparents had a spinning wheel in their home when I was a kid. My siblings and I spent lots of time playing with it, though I never saw it used as intended. I hope one of my cousins ended up with it.
by Peter the accountant
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 31
Views: 2891

Re: Thursday, October 10, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Count me in for getting Muzzle, Terrazzo, and crankcase. I couldn't define terrazzo beyond it being a type of tile, but that was sufficient and it fit the category. The time spent with my dad as a kid turning wrenches and fixing the family cars paid off yet again. My scoresheet has a line through Du...
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5393

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:19 am
Peter the accountant wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 am
No hope for me on FJ other than a lucky guess. Went with Michael Jackson, hoping he was the one.
Turns out he wasn't. It was just some girl who said that.
Finally! Someone who gets my really bad jokes. :lol:
by Peter the accountant
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 60
Views: 5393

Re: Wednesday, October 9, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

No hope for me on FJ other than a lucky guess. Went with Michael Jackson, hoping he was the one.
by Peter the accountant
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 2856

Re: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Poor Rahul couldn't seem to get the knack of the buzzer. It's been talked about before, but buzzer technique is important, and something worth practicing if you manage to get the call. I went with Custer in FJ, but didn't like the answer. I would have preferred someone associated with Bury My Heart ...