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by Sage on the Hudson
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 8296

Re: The Adventures of Stannum-Stannum

Did anyone get Tintin? I had no idea Tintin was about travelling the world. I got it, but only after becoming dissatisfied with my first thought, Saint-Exupery's The Little Prince (based on the clue's describing the subject's world travels). Upon re-reading the clue, I realized that The Little Prin...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Feb 08, 2012 2:41 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, February 7, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 82
Views: 11719

Fulminations about "PC" full of sound and fury, signifying nothing

econgator wrote:Such is the stupidity of political correctness.
No, it's just politeness, though misplaced because the clue writers apparently didn't bother to check the deaf's preferences as to nomenclature.
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, February 6, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 98
Views: 12603

ARMENIAN ARMISTICES

Instaget FJ, although I wasn't 100% positive of it. For "Reduce to a lower Army rank" in Epic Fail Words, I assume my response of "break" (or "bust", for that matter) would be just as acceptable as "demote"? It's common to speak of a soldier being "broken from the ranks," and I suspect that the day...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/30/12 week
Replies: 36
Views: 4137

Unarguably Argus

It's Argus; the eyes have it.
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Feb 04, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 12123

Bile-ing for Dollars

quote="dhkendall"]*shrug* Wetlands were just the first picture that popped in my head when I heard the term "biosphere"[/quote]

As opposed to Washington, D.C., which is the nation's bile-sphere.
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, February 3, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 12123

Yosemite slam

Seriously. How does someone put down Yosemite when spotted "southern national park"? You do when the clue's read by a native Canadian. I was more insulted by "Madrid art museum" for 2000, but then I reminded myself that this is the College tourney and the writers treat them like they're only half a...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, February 2, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 51
Views: 8280

Walking the Planking with Robert Louis Stevenson

Vanna planking :lol: :lol: :lol: Maybe The Price is Right can turn it into a game of Planko . Judges, will you accept "avocado" for "guacamole"? I'm pretty sure that wouldn't have been acceptable, because they asked for a "south of the border dip". While it may be made from avocados, I think for th...
by Sage on the Hudson
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:25 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, February 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 117
Views: 12528

Subscribing to the Arabic origin

I agree, the "give me X for $Y00" was annoying after about, oh, the second time he said it. It's not nearly as annoying as the tired cliche, "Let's make it a true daily double." Like others, I stuck with "almanac" strictly by it sounding like it has Arabic roots. (Al manaq? Have no idea if that's a...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:38 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 7964

SIOUX, THE BASTARDS

1870s People Preserved in the West Point library, his last message reads, "Benteen. Come on. Big village. Be quick. Bring Packs." It was really Errol Flynn. A whole category on editors?! Awesome 8-) And not a single clue about Lou Grant of Perry White. I saw that a man by the name of Frederick Bent...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: try this category you blankety-blanks!
Replies: 10
Views: 1283

How would Mel Blanc respond?

I'm sorry, but I'm drawing a blank on each of these questions...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 30, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 12001

Barbara Eden: TV's original bottle blonde

Absolutely lost on FJ!, knowing the word "caliph" but not what it meant. Even when he said "middle east", I thought "whaaaaaa?!?" Of course I've heard of Jeannie, but I never would've made that connection in a zillion years. I wonder if they would've accepted the response, "Who's Nelson?" since Jea...
by Sage on the Hudson
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:32 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 13639

CPW: CREATED BY THE OLMSTED ACT

Yes, the street is actually, officially Central Park West, stretching from Columbus Circle (59th St.) on the south, to W. 110th Street on the north (at which point it becomes Frederick Douglass Blvd.).
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Jan 28, 2012 8:00 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Pet Intellectual Peeves
Replies: 727
Views: 93938

FRIDAY NIGHT ELITES

Paucle wrote:I hate that whole, "He's not elite yet, he doesn't deserve to be compared to the Tom Bradys, the Peyton Mannings..." thing anyway. I checked the NFL rosters, I only see one Tom Brady and one Peyton Manning.
So, when are the Republicans going to attack these quarterbacks for being elites?
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Jan 28, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 27, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 13639

OUR PRECIOUS BODILY FLUIDS ARE ALL WET

But my biggest gripe with Emily is how she played the end of the DJ round. There are two clues left, each in a different category. One of the categories had already had a DD, so she knows where the last DD is. But she goes to the category where the DD had been played, giving the others a shot at na...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 64
Views: 10280

BRAIN FRIEZE: NEUROLOGICAL CHART ART

It would have sucked if a doctor missed FJ because the question wasn't about actual health. More bad writing; so that else is new? Dude never so much as cracked a smirk. Outstanding self-control (if you're a half-full kinda person). Haven't you ever wondered what Celebrity Jeopardy! would be like w...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 12708

Re English "The Americans haven't spoke it for years" -- Prof. Higgins

Unless you underscored the all to indicate some type of "adoptive" American thingie, like "if you add the of, you become American by default," then I slept through the news the day we annexed Manitoba. :) But Manitoba is, as are Ontario, Chile & Cuba, in America, so we North Americans and South Ame...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Jan 24, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 12708

Re: Monday, January 23, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought FJ was pretty easy, The date screamed Spanish American War, had to be the Rough Riders. I was not surprised, however, the San Antonio bit led them astray. One tends to imagine that the Rough Riders were organized in Theodore Roosevelt's living room at Oyster Bay. I got it, but I've always...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 12638

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

As Brian pointed out, I did mean the continent of Australia and the Pacific islands being called Oceania - I even had a note in my post saying that but edited it out thinking that "Oceania" was self-explanitory. I guess not. (Besides, "Europe" included Ireland, "North America" included Cuba, "Afric...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 12638

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Not necessarily, but you wouldn't "disable" Easter eggs - the word in the clue - you just wouldn't have any. (Are they really that common to begin with?) You wouldn't "disable" scene selection either - you'd have no such area on the video and load the picture as one long scene. Fast forward you can...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:54 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/16/12 week
Replies: 40
Views: 5701

Re: FJs for the 1/16/12 week

Seriously, I took two years of German and I remember almost nothing of it. It's impossible to remember what gender a noun is!
It's been said that German is a language in which a potato is feminine, but a young girl has no gender.