Search found 580 matches

by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue Jul 28, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 15962

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Backing into this discussion late, but I think Scott wuz robbed. TomKBaltimoreBoy to the contrary, it’s clear from all rules and precedents of Jeopardy! clue construction that a clue worded “the 1888 suite named for her” is asking for the character for whom the suite is named, not the title of the ...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 15962

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Your example shows the flaw in this argument, jeff. There is a wide difference between "The first movement of the suite named for her was entitled Yada Yada yada" and "The film Pride of the Yankees was named for him." The first is asking for the title of the suite and the second is asking for the m...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 15962

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

They were asking for the name of the woman the piece was named after. The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her ... Sorry, Myron; "named for her" is simply a descriptive clause referring to the suite, as the rest of the clue makes clear. It's the movement of the suite that has that name. T...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 15962

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

They were asking for the name of the woman the piece was named after. The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her ... Sorry, Myron; "named for her" is simply a descriptive clause referring to the suite, as the rest of the clue makes clear. It's the movement of the suite that has that name. T...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 136
Views: 15962

Re: Monday, July 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

They were asking for the name of the woman the piece was named after. The first movement of the 1888 suite named for her ... Sorry, Myron; "named for her" is simply a descriptive clause referring to the suite, as the rest of the clue makes clear. It's the movement of the suite that has that name. T...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Interview with Tony Hightower re: TCONA 5
Replies: 14
Views: 2885

Re: Interview with Tony Hightower re: TCONA 5

Thanks for the interview, post and link, ArthurChu. (Curious, did you genuinely not know that Hightower was a fellow former J! champ? Don't you guys have a secret handshake, matching tattoos, something? ;) ) Well, Tony was a one-day champ back in 2011, and the only reason I know that is that I atte...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:45 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 100
Views: 12917

Re: Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Not necessarily, I stayed to watch the last taping of my day. Not true. Lo those many years ago when I did it, they let me stay, as well as come back the next day. Alrighty then. I was relying on a fellow I met who was a one-time contestant back in the Hollywood Center Studios days. Hmmm... assumin...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: On Your Mark, Get Set...It's TD 252! (Results Posted)
Replies: 114
Views: 16985

Re: On Your Mark, Get Set...It's TD 252! (Closed - Reveal Underway)

Other side of the coin, brick; our newbie smith is equating TD players with that hypothetical street. While we might be more likely to know Ronaldo, the Laker Effect kicks in with, "he's well-known; too well-known to risk an answer on." Or, as Yogi Berra might have said, "No one goes there anymore; ...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: On Your Mark, Get Set...It's TD 252! (Results Posted)
Replies: 114
Views: 16985

Re: On Your Mark, Get Set...It's TD 252! (Closed - Reveal Underway)

Seriously, guys? If I ask 100 people on the street to name a famous soccer player, Cristiano Ronaldo will be mentioned at least 25 percent of the time. Not one of you went with him? If this street is a random street in the United States, I strongly suspect that you're vastly overestimating American...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, July 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 176
Views: 19511

Re: Monday, July 20, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My anecdote on my first show was about how I lost my voice the day of a performance -- where my character had to sing as he came on stage -- and people told me it was the best they'd ever heard me sing. After the show, it was mentioned that that if I was thinking of singing, I shouldn't. I had alrea...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: For the LLamas Among Us
Replies: 2115
Views: 202415

Re: For the LLamas Among Us

Blew the movie question; never even noticed the shawarma reference. "High-grossing movie with a scene set in a deli/lunch counter -- gotta be When Harry Met Sally."

You kids and your new-fangled shawarma restaurants....
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:28 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 6567

Re: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Bong bong for the Law & Order sound? Is that really right? There was a commercial circa 2005 in which Dann Florek explained that the folks on the show call it the "doink doink." The theme song also opens with a sound that roughly approximates "bong bong," although I would prefer to call it "bah-BOO...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Thu Jul 02, 2015 6:23 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 57
Views: 6567

Re: Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

brick wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: I have NHO "medley" in a swimming context, "pelt" in a throwing context, or "deadly nightshade" in any context.

Sometimes bad performers are pelted with tomatoes.
Or even "rocks and garbage", for those of you old enough to remember when Letterman was good.
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD - 248: Guess the Theme (Reveal)
Replies: 207
Views: 20436

Re: TD - 248: Guess the Theme

BobF wrote:
dnbguy wrote:One quick correction: Deion Sanders's name has an I in it.
As Deion might say, "You can't spell Deion without I"

Was the nickname you were thinking of "worst tackling defensive player in NFL history"?
Sabby Piscatelli was on this TD?
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Sat Jun 20, 2015 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL65 (For the LLamas amongst us)
Replies: 494
Views: 48747

Re: LL65 (For the LLamas amongst us)

And seriously, bridges across Biscayne Bay? Uh, no ... Only reason I knew that was Rickenbacker... founded Eastern Airlines (based in Miami), and it's mentioned fairly often in Carl Hiassen's works. If you haven't read any of his books or columns, you are seriously missing out. Was seriously consid...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Sat May 30, 2015 11:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Toughest FJ! clues 1/5/15 - 4/17/15
Replies: 15
Views: 1677

Re: Toughest FJ! clues 1/5/15 - 4/17/15

Voted for Medea because I don't think her sorcery looms large in Euripides ... You mean aside from the multiple homicides she commits all being the result of her magic? That it marks her as an alien and foreign to the "rational" Greeks, and hence easy to abuse (so they think)? Or that she exits in ...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Wed May 27, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 83
Views: 11342

Re: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My first thought was Brown (CA) and Brewer (AZ) - contiguous states and close alphabetically - so I didn't look any further. I doubt I would have thought of Christie and Cuomo even without that side step, not in 30 seconds anyway, though who knows. It had to be a couple of pretty prominent governor...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Tue May 26, 2015 9:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 97
Views: 11836

Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Hi everyone, by now you've probably seen the slow motion trainwreck of my final game. I got hit with the perfect cocktail of insomnia and a three hour time difference, which affected my game in the worst possible way. I just sleepwalked through that final game, which should have been pretty evident...
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Sun May 24, 2015 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 500 Questions [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]
Replies: 603
Views: 71769

Re: 500 Questions [POSSIBLE SPOILERS]

I have decided that the next time our Stentorian host orders the contestants to "prepare for battle!", that one of them will nod, smile at the camera, and then bellow...

"THIS! IS! SPARTAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!"

That should hopefully cause the blowhard to go find a crate of Xanax and swallow them.
by TomKBaltimoreBoy
Fri May 22, 2015 11:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, May 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 99
Views: 10344

Re: Friday, May 22, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I was pretty solid between "metropolis" and the Dutch name. But I'm sure the name didn't look a thing like Dutch to you. Dutch makes me think of you know, maybe the Netherlands, not New York... Old New York was once New Amsterdam. Why'd they change it? I can't say; people just liked it better that ...