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by Sage on the Hudson
Sat May 03, 2014 6:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 2, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 123
Views: 12527

Not in the lest bit a Cohen-cidence

TenPoundHammer wrote:There's a skater named Sasha Cohen? News to me.
Yes; she and the guy who played Borat are one and the same.
by Sage on the Hudson
Thu May 01, 2014 4:19 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 119
Views: 10548

A-"deke"-tions

xxaaaxx wrote:'Deke' is shory for decoy (or...anything, for that matter)? Hm. Also, it's a Canadianism?? I've heard it a million times.
"Deke" is an expression also employed by baseball players.
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 3:16 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 186
Views: 15035

Quick help

And you'd think if Bill thinks it's a mistake, he'd have the power to change it. Brian You're right, he did have the power to change it. But the command/keystrokes/whatever are so ingrained in popular culture. It's like 911. It was originally devised because it's less easier to accidentally dial on...
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Apr 23, 2014 3:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 171
Views: 13451

Non-successive terms mean a coupla successors

I had to think a moment on FJ, a Clavinesque wager for me if there ever was one, but finally realized what the vine was. 4/5 Prez monograms were easy, they only had me mulling over Hayes successor. "Let's see, elected on the centennial year, one term, bringing us to... oh! 1881! An assassination Pr...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 18, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 8425

Re: The "grah" is always greener

On a side note, maybe some of you saw the 'Wheel of Fortune' episode recently where a contestant mispronounced 'Achilles' on an answer. I thought that was harsh of WoF not to accept the mispronounciation... Sorry, I think that's ruled incorrect on both shows! You think his butchering of Achilles wo...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Apr 18, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 101
Views: 10506

Who boob? "Jeopardy!"s writers, that's who

The gold rush neg was ridiculous. In fact, it would be interesting if someone collected the reversals for the week and polled whether people knew at the time it would be reversed. I certainly knew they were coming back to that one. Sandie was 3/7 on FJs. No, the judges' reversal was ridiculous. Jam...
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 114
Views: 9684

Go out with a bang, not a Wimble

They've reversed "Wimbleton" in the past (http://69.16.235.166/showgame.php?game_id=3848&highlight=wimbleton -- Sporting Life $400). Why was it not reversed this time? I wish to hell people would just stop saying "Wimbleton"! Still beats saying the idiotic "awesome" every time. Sally Hansen. It's a...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:24 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 6456

The Whizzer of Odds

harrumph wrote:Still, he was familiar enough with the lore of the US Supreme Court to get Whizzer White, which suggests that he was being overly cautious.
Better to honor the justice's memory by calling him Byron White. He hated his college football nickname of "Whizzer."
by Sage on the Hudson
Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:34 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 56
Views: 5328

The buck stopped there

naurae29 wrote:Fun facts: Chief Justice Roberts clerked for then-Associate Justice Rehnquist, who in turn clerked for Justice Jackson.
Roberts apparently learned everything from Rehnquist, who learned nothing from Jackson.
by Sage on the Hudson
Tue Apr 08, 2014 3:10 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, April 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 115
Views: 11435

Atlant-Heinz, the Lost Condiment

FJ took about 25 seconds, some of which was wasted doing math in my head :oops: , then once I pictured someing oozing out of its container at a glacial pace, the right answer came to me instantly. "Anticipation, an-ti-ci-pay-pay-shun, is making me wait..." I lived in Massachusetts for awhile, andd ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Apr 05, 2014 3:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, April 4, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 156
Views: 14371

The writers went to the Orwell once too often

Here is how Orwell wrote it: On each landing, opposite the lift shaft, the poster with the enormous face gazed from the wall. It was one of those pictures which are so contrived that the eyes follow you about when you move. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption beneath it ran. Here is how the wr...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 106
Views: 12289

It was just a Rus to get them out of the country

Dr. Zhivago was set entirely in Russia, and it didn't win any acting Oscars. Maybe yes, maybe no: the scene in which Pasha (Tom Courtenay, the only actor whose performance in Zhivago was nominated for an Oscar, by the way) is wounded during an infantry charge, and the mutiny of the Russian troops, ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sun Mar 30, 2014 3:32 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 3/24/14 week
Replies: 33
Views: 3186

Romansch scandals

EUROPEAN LANGUAGES $1200: Romansh is an official language of the Canton of Graubunden in this country.
Romansch.
by Sage on the Hudson
Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:13 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 129
Views: 9238

He really put the 'crazy' in Crazy Horse

TenPoundHammer wrote:I guess Borglum just isn't quite weird enough to stick.
Then you're really going to have trouble remembering Korczak Ziolkowski.
by Sage on the Hudson
Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 8606

Laying it on with a vowel

(I wonder if it would have been accepted if the player had gone into full "Belorussia", which is what I think they were trying to do, but stopped themselves.) Almost definitely. In my last game , Matt Eichenbaum got credit for something resembling 'Byelorussia'. ;) Byeh-lo-RUSS is the correct pronu...
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 21, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 6484

Crater love hath no man

OK good, I'm not crazy then. The titles go roughly in order from night to day, chronologically: starts with Twilight, ending with Breaking Dawn. Although how a new moon comes before an eclipse, I don't know. A solar eclipse can only take place when the Moon is between the Earth and the Sun. When th...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 7797

Megachurches' gospel of greed moves one comma, adds another: "So, help me, God"

I know it isn't part of the official oath, but I was really hoping they'd work in "So help me, God" into that category. Why don't you just get fitted for your hood and robes, you raging bigot??? While I don't share the original poster's sentiments, and wish all the pious would keep their zealotry t...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 13, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 124
Views: 12615

Sufferin' Samurai!

alietr wrote:Speaking of the Russian/North Korea border, I've said it here before, but I highly recommend Akiro Kurosawa's movie Dersu Uzala, which takes place in, and I believe was also filmed in, that general area.
Akira Kurosawa.
by Sage on the Hudson
Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:08 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, March 14, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 54
Views: 5951

Is it safe...to reply Who's Laurence Olivier?

Anyone else feel like the difference in difficulty between the first 60 clues and the last one was huge? Best I could do in FJ was Spencer Tracy, thinking maybe the Nazi hunter was a hint somehow instead of just a weird fact. Find out now he died in '67. At least you were off by only eleven years. ...
by Sage on the Hudson
Fri Mar 07, 2014 3:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, March 6, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 94
Views: 8931

Deadly doings on Bagel Street

Bamaman wrote:Niagara Falls....Slowly I turned..step by step....inch by inch
Susquehanna Hat Company!