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by opusthepenguin
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/17/22 week
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: FJs for the 1/17/22 week

TheTabbyWhisperer wrote: Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:33 pm My first impulse was Mount Ararat but I talked myself out of it and went Mount Sinai.
No, that's the one where they found broken stone tablets. And they were near the foot, not way up high.
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:46 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/17/22 week
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: FJs for the 1/17/22 week

The Jupiter symphony came up in my dad's first game, and if any other Mozart symphonies have nicknames I'm unaware of them; nothing in yesterday's clue steered me away from Jupiter so I went for it. 31 is Paris. 35, 36, and 38 are Haffner, Linz, and Prague respectively. Only Paris and Prague are li...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 22, 2022 8:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/17/22 week
Replies: 23
Views: 580

Re: FJs for the 1/17/22 week

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: Perfecto! On Monday's FJ, the "saurus" in the room kept me from considering Einstein and led me quickly to the right response. Started with Voltaire but felt that was weak and it was probably that other guy. Mo...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

If there's room on the poll, I'm curious how many knew the nickname of Mozart's 41st symphony. I picked that trash up from podium 4. Whoever gets that definitely has The Right Stuff. What's the connection? IMDB says The Right Stuff has the Jupiter movement from Holst's Planets, but no Mozart. I kee...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:43 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the other hand, I don't know the Ives at all, but since "What a" was in quotes, I realized what hymn was being hinted at. Yeah, that's definitely the easy (and, I assume, expected) way in. This is one of those rare occasions where I got distracted by having too much information at my d...
by opusthepenguin
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: 2022 Current Events Discussion Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 2377

Re: 2022 Current Events Discussion Thread

Peachbox wrote: Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:11 am Mattel has released a Barbie doll honoring crusading journalist and suffragist Ida B. Wells.

Wells has one archive hit from November 4, 2021.
I'm holding out for the Gloria Steinem Barbie. I feel that's when we'll have reached peak irony.
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 21, 2022 9:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Bamaman wrote: Fri Jan 21, 2022 7:01 pm Bamawoman had an uncle that was very religious. When she introduced him to me, the very first thing he said to me was to ask me to go to Turkey with him to look for the Ark. (I declined the offer).
You didn't even clarify who would be paying?
by opusthepenguin
Fri Jan 21, 2022 5:33 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 40
Views: 1891

Re: Friday, January 21, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another beatdown. I've been playing from the archive for the past 4 weeks. We just feel too demoralized on behalf of the victims to watch it happen. For the bird it's a crime to kill, I almost said mockingbird. But I quickly realized Congress wouldn't pass legislation on that and I switched to the c...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Jones Question
Replies: 7
Views: 773

Re: Jones Question

I wish I understood what was going on but I'm too proud to ask.
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2204

Re: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Good category. We had Candyman the other day. But I'll say I find the tittering over the use of the word Macbeth tiresome..,especially since the superstition says you shouldn't use it in a theater . At least Amy didn't say The Scottish Play ... :roll: Given that the clue already contained that phra...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 20, 2022 3:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2204

Re: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

The first clue in ALSO KNOWN AS made me think it would be fun to have a whole category called DON'T SAY IT! where the host explains "These are things you're not supposed to say, but if you want to get the clue right you'll have to say them." $200 In the Harry Potter universe, the prudent a...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 47
Views: 2204

Re: Thursday, January 20, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

theFJguy wrote: Thu Jan 20, 2022 1:32 pm Amy Schneider: 46400+25000=71400 (37x = $1,253,200)
Patrick Lackey: 3000+2000=50000
Brittany Love: minus 2800
The scary thing is that even with the added zero, Patrick still lost. :shock:
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3326

Re: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I thought FJ was very easy, but then I'm in the legal field where The Paper Chase is a common culture point. I suppose it was damn near impossible if you didn't know The Paper Chase was a law school movie. I don't know about impossible. Definitely more of a challenge. But Clueless=Ditzy Blonde + 20...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:36 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Idle Question

I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D Yogi Berra definitely said that. I'm still confused...did this still all originate from me mixing up 'run' for 'point'? We're way past that now and on to making fun of John Boy's Co...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 8:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Idle Question

#2 You HAD to drag my beloved Cowboys into this, didn't you!? :evil: I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D Yogi Berra definitely said that. I'm still confused...did this still all originate from me mixing up 'run' for '...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Idle Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1537

Re: Idle Question

John Boy wrote: Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:22 pm #2 You HAD to drag my beloved Cowboys into this, didn't you!? :evil:
I didn't realize anyone was actually a Cowboys fan. I figured everyone hated them because of how popular they are. :D
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 43
Views: 3326

Re: Wednesday, January 19, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Didn't know the two sheets variation. Googling it turns up plenty of citations defining it as extremely drunk, none as slightly--at least none on the first page of results, which are the only ones that ever matter. I have to actually include the search term "slightly drunk" to get those ci...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another reason to be skeptical of Voltaire: I don't know if Voltaire's theater work is still well-known or produced in France, but I don't think I've ever heard that a play of his was performed in the US. Candide the musical, of course, was not written by Voltaire... Yeah, that was the main reason ...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

...but I did see my friends' son in a high school production of Molière's "The Imaginary Invalid" in 2019. I've always thought that play should be called The Invalid Invalid. I think the pun works in French too-- Le Invalide Invalide ?--though I don't know if the words are pronounced diff...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Jan 19, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)
Replies: 32
Views: 3026

Re: Tuesday, January 18, 2022 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was surprised by Amy's guess in FJ. Voltaire lived mostly in the 18th C. Moliere is a Pavlov for early revered French playwright. I worried it could be Racine, but only because the French are pretty serious about these things. Corneille I figured was way too obscure... :geek: I initially thought ...