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by Saturnalia
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 7026

Re: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

0/5 on Cher. :oops: Of course, it's not that dire: on a hypothetical DD I'd have come up with "Mamma Mia" and I've heard "I've Got You Babe" and "Believe," -- the latter, anyway, is a fantastic song. Couldn't bring myself to ring in on what I thought was an iffy guess on the Tully Monster clue, even...
by Saturnalia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 4254

Re: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Note to J! writers: that Stupid Answers category was a waste of time. Having newscasters read off clues is much better than random celebrity slowpokes, but don't do that again. Also, sanguine and Bastille as DDs was pretty bad. FWIW, I disagree. I usually dislike celebrity (or "celebrity") clue rea...
by Saturnalia
Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 4254

Re: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Thanes" had me sweating that there was some obvious work from/about Scotland that I was missing. But with that category, WECIB? (Besides its mum, I guess.) I thought that DJ round was on the tougher side; fortunately they got to that Pike category as there was an opportunity for some cash there, at...
by Saturnalia
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 59
Views: 8290

Re: Monday, October 22, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Oh, how frustrating -- I knew exactly what they were going for in FJ, but I just couldn't pull it... :oops:
by Saturnalia
Sun Oct 21, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/15/18 week
Replies: 37
Views: 4170

Re: FJs for the 10/15/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: As I said in the game thread, "underworld" got me to the right answer on Tuesday at the last second. That was the only FJ clue this week that posed a challenge. Red Sorrel did seem quite tough for the top box, but of course I'd...
by Saturnalia
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 24
Views: 3680

Re: Friday, October 19, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Watch Herschel's face as he reads his DD and suddenly realizes the correct response (and that the clue is painfully easy). I'm no good at making GIFs and the like, but it's a genuinely great reaction...

29,600 Coryat.
by Saturnalia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 45
Views: 5349

Re: Thursday, October 18, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I guess it's paying off. Today I couldn't dredge up some high-value responses that I might have / should have had (Vonnegut; Ceres [who I have never heard referred to as a "food goddess," which might have tripped me up] ; "N" for knight) but still managed a $35,000. It wasn't the hardest set of boar...
by Saturnalia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So I am at the mercy of the esteemed Mark Barrett and Umpire Joe West whether this response (Leningrad) will count and keep my hopes alive for my first Box of Glory! :lol: Roll the tape! Can't speak for Mark, but Cowboy Joe thinks you're OK :lol: : https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/6ie1ed/joe_...
by Saturnalia
Thu Oct 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

So would Leningrad be counted wrong? I wondered the same, because that's also what my hypothetical light pen would've written down... I was going to say that I don't think I'd have accepted it, just because Leningrad was never a city of more than 5 million, but it appears that it hit 5 million just...
by Saturnalia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

My first thought in FJ was Oslo, but I didn't think it had changed names three times in the 20th century. 5 million should have steered you away from that. Norway barely has 5 million, much less any city in it. In theory, yes, but if prior to today I'd been asked to give a guess on the population o...
by Saturnalia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 37
Views: 4371

Re: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

A lot of trash to pick up today. Seems like a contestant for whom rock music was a wheelhouse category could have really cleaned up... My first thought in FJ was Oslo, but I didn't think it had changed names three times in the 20th century. Then I saw that 1703 date and everything clicked. Hasty pud...
by Saturnalia
Wed Oct 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 4416

Re: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tombaugh meant nothing to me. The clue initially left me blank; I was trying to connect something in the solar system to Norse mythology and kept coming up empty. First wrote down "moon" just to have something and then at the last possible moment said "aw, heck" and shifted gears correctly on the ba...
by Saturnalia
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 34
Views: 4416

Re: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

JayK33 wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:44 pm

Spoiler
At least today maybe I won't have to see all the "Did ANYONE actually miss this?" posts that come after me being honest about not having heard of the correct response.
Oof -- if I contributed to this, I'm genuinely sorry. I'll try to be careful about such things in the future.
by Saturnalia
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 4874

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

34,800 coryat. Instaget final. ISLANDS $400: Earth.jpg With its lack of quotation marks/title case, do you think the judges would have accepted "Earth" for this clue? ;) Have there been more quality-control issues with clues this season than in the past? Others would know better than I would...
by Saturnalia
Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 33
Views: 4874

Re: Monday, October 15, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Today's game demonstrated my strengths and weaknesses: DRIVING, 5 Ws IN THE BOOKSTORE, 10-LETTER WORDS, SOCIAL MEDIA ABBREV.-- ran 'em all. WHICH STAR WARS, A JOB IN TELEVISION, I'M GONNA PRAY ON THIS, OPERA -- all 1/5 or 2/5, with most of my gets in the upper boxes. Though several of the Star Wars ...
by Saturnalia
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 397 - SS (Final results)
Replies: 46
Views: 5827

Re: TD 397 - SS (Final results)

Ironhorse wrote:
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:31 am
Scott Stapp? :lol:
Glad I made someone smile. :D
by Saturnalia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/8/18 week
Replies: 25
Views: 2986

Re: FJs for the 10/8/18 week

:( :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :mrgreen: :( :( :( Geez, not my best week. Julius Caesar Monday -- as I said in the game thread, I was looking for someone not too Judeo-Christian -- and if I'd ever heard of Brigadoon before, it certainly never made a mark. Couldn't even come up with a good guess on that o...
by Saturnalia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)
Replies: 4061
Views: 586233

Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 10:25 am
onion rings, which NO FREAKING MCDONALD'S ON THE PLANET HAS EVER SOLD WHY THE HELL DO YOU THINK WE HAVE ONION RINGS DO YOU SEE THEM ON OUR GODDAMN MENUBOARD ARRRRRRRGH.
You could just tell them to go to H...ong Kong

http://mcdonalds.wikia.com/wiki/Onion_Rings
by Saturnalia
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 4096

Re: Friday, October 12, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Ryan commented about this on reddit - it was a neg that was overturned after judicial review. :lol: I see what you did there. If the clue were punctuated a bit differently, I could certainly see how one could interpret it as asking for a translation of the Latin phrase. (E.G. "Stare decisis means [...