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by bomtr
Tue Mar 12, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL80: LearnedLeague
Replies: 345
Views: 28537

Re: LL80: LearnedLeague

After a happy beer on Friday's set, in which I was quite happy to suss both Basho and Quisling, despite nearly dismissing the Japanese literature question as something I know nothing about, when in fact I do know a bit about it, and hunting the world over for heads of state assuming nominal power in...
by bomtr
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LL79: For the LLamas
Replies: 464
Views: 34557

Re: LL79: For the LLamas

Chrissie Hynde was one I could've gotten right also but I went with Stevie Nicks... You aren't the person who started that Kosman Koin thread that began with this, are you? Mine has Chrissy Hynde on one side and Stevie Nicks on the other. Not that I can tell the difference. My hunch is Chrissie Hyn...
by bomtr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 42
Views: 4230

Re: Thursday, January 3, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Why does a Colombian get his named lisped?
by bomtr
Thu Jan 03, 2019 1:42 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 53
Views: 4187

Re: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I didn't think Christopher Tolkien, whose first name I was not certain of anyway, would qualify as a 'famous son' so I swung to Milne in little time, even though the names of the memoirs seemed to match Tolkien better.
by bomtr
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 885
Views: 88636

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

MDCSWildcats86 wrote:
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:33 pm
WWTBAM? airs on an indie here in Oklahoma City.

For those missing it due to GHWB coverage, there was this question:

Which is NOT a card game, but an extinct flightless bird?


A. Woolworth Poker
B. Oklahoma Gin
C. Rodrigues Solitaire
D. Mexican Stud


Do you think you know it?
yes
by bomtr
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 50
Views: 5123

Re: Friday, November 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

That was a dreadfully unsatisfying Final Jeopardy. When the champ botched the The Truman portrait, and the Challenger wound up on top of her, my first thought was that will ruin her if it's an easy final. And it turned out it was. But she didn't know how to wager in that situation, so it just didn'...
by bomtr
Fri Nov 02, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 44
Views: 4312

Re: Thursday, November 1, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Any reason I should know Minor for $200 was home runs and not any other baseball stat? The clue referenced Crash Davis, Kevin Costner's character from Bull Durham who famously sets the minor league home run record during the events of the film. As you can imagine, it's something of a dubious honor ...
by bomtr
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 35
Views: 3625

Re: Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I connected "service" to the Labors, and had "underworld" also help me get Hercules as the right response. Exactly. Six = half of the services. Hercules should have come to mind immediately. I got it, and so did Alex, but Mary and Chris wandered off to other destinations. Actually, Chris was not wa...
by bomtr
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J6 glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Re: J6 glitch?

I still can't get anything but a results page.
by bomtr
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 3000

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

Actually, counterfeit honey is a huge problem, with some sources claiming 76 percent of honey or honey products on our shelves either fake or ameliorated to the point where in most countries it is illegal to claim it as honey. I know "ameliorate" and "mellifluous" come from different Latin roots; b...
by bomtr
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 10/1/18 week
Replies: 33
Views: 3000

Re: FJs for the 10/1/18 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :( :( On Thursday, "Agromafia" made me think in the direction of consumable products, and "liquid gold" made me think of honey, but I couldn't conceive of counterfeit honey, so I kept thinking, and came upon olive oil. I probably wouldn't ...
by bomtr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: J6 glitch?
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

J6 glitch?

I know the J6 is part of others' daily routines, but this week when I try to play the 6 (which is now 12, since they no longer have you select 6 categories, but run through all 12) all the site will do is bring up my lifetime results. I've been unable to find a way to proceed or work around this. An...
by bomtr
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 29
Views: 3447

Re: Thursday, October 4, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Olive oil makes so much sense in retrospect, but I didn't get it. All I could come up with was honey. Ditto. I feel better now. It seemed so obvious on the reveal, and I berated myself for several minutes afterward. I hesitated to read the game thread because I figured it would just reinforce my id...
by bomtr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 4438

Re: Friday, September 28, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I got the clue off the NY Times clue on the J! website this morning, but I agree wholeheartedly with Elijah. Entirely inappropriate to add information not in the clue by these impressions.
by bomtr
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 63
Views: 7179

Re: Thursday, September 27, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Am I a jerk if I rooted against Michael because of the proposal? I just intensely dislike public proposals, especially on TV or on the Jumbotron at a ballgame. In this specific incident it also felt like the act of someone who was overconfident that they would win. Maybe I'm projecting but I wouldn...
by bomtr
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread
Replies: 357
Views: 33599

Re: LearnedLeague 78 - Official Thread

I might be the only person who immediately thought 'Lomond, ok, these are lochs' then thought 'no, he wouldn't ask something THAT easy' then thought 'hey there is also a ben lomond' then thought 'yeah let's go with ben, loch is too easy' and now thinks 'you goddamn idiot'. Overthinking anybody?
by bomtr
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 885
Views: 88636

Re: Millionaire 2018-19 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

I knew that there was an uproar when Guns N' Roses put a cover of a Charles Manson song on one of their albums as a hidden track, so that helped on the 30K question. I had heard many years ago that the Beach Boys had recorded a Manson song, and knew it was the B side to 'Bluebirds Over the Mountain...
by bomtr
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 44364

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

Bamaman wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:09 pm
What is a ghost player?
Wish I knew, Bama, but this A rundle player has 2 forfeits and 8 of her last 11 matches she has recorded 0(0) scores. I have seen no explanation. In season 74, in a B rundle, she also had two forfeits and her last 15 matches were 0(0) scores. There but not really there.
by bomtr
Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread
Replies: 412
Views: 44364

Re: LearnedLeague 77 - Official Thread

After several weeks of dogged pursuit of ScottMD, tied in pts and well behind in MPD, I fell into first place yesterday when ScottMD faltered. I only got 4 but pulled out a win. I do not enjoy live learned league; the 4 minutes go by way too fast for my leisurely thought processes (sluggish mind?). ...
by bomtr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Reretaken Down
Replies: 4128
Views: 555386

Re: Reretaken Down

J6 had one today that was flat wrong. Don't be puttin' rum in my mint julep, thank you.