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by happybooker
Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 69
Views: 7913

Re: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Once again, my completely lack of understanding how big or small something is was evident today. To be honest, I have no idea how big 275 square miles is. I know it's not a huge country, but I don't know if it would rule out, say, Sri Lanka. Fortunately, I know cold what the four official languages...
by happybooker
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:43 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 8418

Re: Wednesday, June 26, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Embarrassing FJ. I immediately knew the movie...all but the title, which I totally blanked on. I spent the whole time saying "Travolta. The "Snakes on a Plane" guy. Vengeance is mine. They won't accept that as an answer." <rinse and repeat> I felt like the J! target audience when the reveal came. Ar...
by happybooker
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Canadian Contestant Search
Replies: 21
Views: 2180

Re: Canadian Contestant Search

I live in Guelph and am married to a woman who carries pictures of Kenny Ploen and Leo Lewis (the first one) in her wallet even now. Want to bet that we make it to a Ti-Cat game? Highly unlikely -- kind of at the level that she'd want to sit next to Angelo Mosca on a transcontinental flight.
by happybooker
Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 70
Views: 7859

Re: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The Star Wars stuff is Compound W, which is a treatment for warts. I use "Coke" as a generic term for soft drinks, so maybe I had an advantage there. But I can see how someone would go for an energy drink, since they are trendy these days more than diet sodas, which I don't think of as trendy. I ca...
by happybooker
Sat Jun 01, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 31, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 66
Views: 8084

Re: Friday, May 31, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Scoffed at "World Series by Position." Could've run it with just the years-- and only needed one in each clue, at that! :mrgreen: Another good "sussable" FJ. Not a gimmie but workable if you travel the right path, and I did. Nice job Kirk! Yes, the MVP was an easy run, we didn't even have to puzzle...
by happybooker
Fri May 24, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 115131

Re: Audition Emails

OntarioQuizzer wrote:I see Toronto has gone out.

Sigh. Oh well.
I kept holding out hope of another wave. Amazing that there's only one invite to the denizens of this place
by happybooker
Wed May 22, 2013 6:48 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 61
Views: 6063

Re: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Agggron wrote:I feel like the Scopes Monkey Trial comes up abnormally often. Maybe I should actually look it up more than just knowing "anti-evolution".
Read "inherit the Wind" or watch the movie. Nice introduction, even if it makes William Jennings Bryan a bit of a buffoon.
by happybooker
Sat May 04, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 160--The Great State of Connecticut
Replies: 201
Views: 23907

Re: TD 160--The Great State of Connecticut

Bumpity bump bump
by happybooker
Fri May 03, 2013 6:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, May 2, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8246

Re: Thursday, May 2, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Champlain: It's a good lake, not a Great Lake
by happybooker
Thu May 02, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Special plans for 30th season?
Replies: 74
Views: 7581

Re: Special plans for 30th season?

I'm older, so that certainly effects things, but I don't get the since that such players are being regularly sought out by the show. ... So you've got a show very comfortable with its current formula, only willing to change it when a major company will use the program as glorified advertising. I wi...
by happybooker
Wed May 01, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Special plans for 30th season?
Replies: 74
Views: 7581

Re: Special plans for 30th season?

Mark -- Just noticed your photo. I only have one J! pen, but I wore all of the printing (and most of the silver) off of it in 18 months of practice while waiting for the call. I need an audition this year, if only to get a new pen.
by happybooker
Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Audition Emails
Replies: 707
Views: 115131

Re: Audition Emails

Still early. And J is promo-ing the week long feature on it that the local Canadian station will be running next week. Who'd want to come to Toronto or Buffalo from LA before June?
by happybooker
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 9330

Re: Thursday, April 11, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

A real bet with real money on FJ! Kudos to the champ. I don't remember a bet like that since Seaborgium's run
by happybooker
Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 137
Views: 14789

Re: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I trust that this will end the comments on easy FJs.

I wasn't able to manage the leap from first name to last name. ("Hmmm. What author named Alberto died last year?")

The line was typical of Vidal's humor though.
by happybooker
Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 107
Views: 11085

Re: Thursday, March 28, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Tree Top apple juice and apple sauce are common here in central, I mean, Northern CA. A quick check at the company's website also shows Seneca brands. Do they extend past OR,WA, ID? I don't know. Seneca I am familiar with. I'm paying too much attention. I had to check and see if that was a palindro...
by happybooker
Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor
Replies: 207
Views: 28602

Re: Matt Lauer Being Considered as Alex's Successor

Oh, hey, if we want someone who is super brainy and intellectual (and is sometimes resented for it), you can't go wrong with Michael Ignatieff! He's Canadian too! (Sadly, most likely only Canadians will get the joke here, even among this erudite crowd) The folks who go ballistic about Alex's accent...
by happybooker
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:52 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 156
Views: 17458

Re: Monday, March 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

For the Olympic question involving Jubilee, I said "show jumping" rather than "equestrian". Judges?
by happybooker
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 150
Views: 18966

Re: Friday, March 1, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was lucky on the FJ. I went with Nielsen, but only because I couldn't pull out the name of the group that (I think) preceded Nielsen as the ratings master. It was this morning that I thought of Roper.
by happybooker
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 72
Views: 9592

Re: Thursday, January 17, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

bpmod wrote:
boson wrote: Gotta root for the Canadians, and encourage TPTB to invite more.
Seconded!

Brian
Amen. And invite lots to the audition in the Big Smoke!
by happybooker
Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:05 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 13187

Re: Monday, January 14, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Blues for $200. Anyone wanna explain to me how you get Chicago out of that? Acoustic blues are often referred to as "Mississippi blues". Electrified blues are often called "Chicago blues", especially when practiced by the musicians in the question. It probably also helps the Buddy Guy's blues bar i...