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by opusthepenguin
Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 142: A Touch of Classical
Replies: 128
Views: 27191

Re: TD 142: A Touch of Classical

Well this has been a blast. If I had it to do over again, I'd narrow the answer pool on a couple of questions. But in general, the answers sheeped up nicely. It was fun to watch that as the answers came in. The other thing I think I'd do differently is I wouldn't have pulled that dirty trick in the ...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14423

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

My other neg was a dumb WAG of Siegfried for Lohengrin . I knew that one because of the famous anecdote regarding Austrian tenor Leo Slezak. Supposedly, he'd just sung the final farewell in Lohengrin's closing scene. He was ready to board the swan-drawn boat and glide offstage. But due to a technic...
by opusthepenguin
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 14423

Re: Wednesday, November 9, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Tom had more moments than the others, and more near the bottom of the board. Running "Before, During and After" put it away for him. He didn't quite run it. "O Danny Boy George Steinbrenner" was a triple stumper. If I may brag a teeny bit, I did run that category. Had each of my...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Another incredibly stupid category in a recent game was "Lesser known Greeks," with all the responses ending in "-ies." I thought that was kind of fun, but it should have been pre-explained. Tossing it at the players without letting them know that these weren't real people was u...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

It put me in mind of the FJ clue last year: "In only 2 cases can you add 2 letters to one country & get another country: Austria/Australia & this pair." They wanted Niger/Nigeria and later had to acknowledge they'd forgotten all about Mali/Malawi. I wondered if "What is Malaw...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Checking in! Here to take my thoroughly deserved lashing head-on. First off, huge congrats to Buddy & Erin. A convincing and well-earned win by Buddy and very nice game by Erin. I was really frustrated with my performance -- I can bear losing but don't feel I acquitted myself well. One thing I'...
by opusthepenguin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was with Jerome in the audience. When the FJ category was revealed, he decided we should play the precall game, and told me to go first. I named the only 18th century author I could at the moment, which was Swift. One more than I could come up with. :( Yeah, that can be a tough category. I rememb...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

This was a great game. Congrats to Mark on the win That's Mr. Jeopardy! Pants to you. The Somalia/Mali clue brought back a memory of a FJ from one of Terry Linwood's game. It put me in mind of the FJ clue last year: "In only 2 cases can you add 2 letters to one country & get another countr...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:26 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm wondering if the spy novel category was inspired by a Saturday Night Live sketch from this past December, featuring Robert DeNiro as a suspense author promoting his newest book, and features the titles of many of his other novels. Here is the transcript: http://snltranscripts.jt.org/10/10habacu...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:24 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

When I saw the category I defaulted to Swift. Lacking any better guesses, I stayed with him. I'll take it, but the semis/finals are going to be brutal, I can feel it. I defaulted to Defoe. When I saw the clue, I switched to Samuel Johnson. I briefly considered Pope, Dryden, Joseph Addison, and Rich...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 58
Views: 16208

Re: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

cshort wrote:I prepared an illustration to show everyone how outmatched I was on the buzzer: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/20273643/indiana-road-map.jpg
Excellent! You gave me and the missus a good laugh.

Congrats on getting as far as you did and acquitting yourself honorably all the way through.
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:40 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I've never seen them require a ressponse of saying the homophone twice. It seems both dumb and unfair- Alex needed to tell the players if they are departing from SOP. It's happened a few times, according to the archives. Search for "Homophonic" and you'll get "Homophonic Pairs" ...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:06 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was prepared to make fun of the marine biology student for missing the sunfish clue, but on second (well, technically third) viewing, I have decided Alex's delivery was misleading. Should have been read "not starfish but THIS heavenly fish," but Alex said "not starfish but this HEA...
by opusthepenguin
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:01 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Checking in! Here to take my thoroughly deserved lashing head-on. First off, huge congrats to Buddy & Erin. A convincing and well-earned win by Buddy and very nice game by Erin. I was really frustrated with my performance -- I can bear losing but don't feel I acquitted myself well. But even had...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:44 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I was prepared to make fun of the marine biology student for missing the sunfish clue, but on second (well, technically third) viewing, I have decided Alex's delivery was misleading. Should have been read "not starfish but THIS heavenly fish," but Alex said "not starfish but this HEA...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I'm kind of wonder about a couple of things that didn't break Paul's way. He assumed (as did I) that "Homophonic Pairs" was just like "Homophones", a regular category on Jeopardy! For "Homophones", you only need to state the word once. E.g. "What is cereal?" (...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:57 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 90
Views: 20112

Re: Monday, November 7, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Jay Rhee, Erin, Kara, and Paul are now the four wild cards. Jay and Erin are guaranteed spots in the semis. Kara has $6012(could have had $12K if she went all in which should have been done in her case going into FJ!), and Paul has $2400. Sorry, your suggestion that Kara should have gone "all ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 5:21 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 142: A Touch of Classical
Replies: 128
Views: 27191

Re: TD 142: A Touch of Classical

Thank you so much for this TD! It's awesome and I am having a great time racking my brain (and trying to remember my first two years of college) to come up with answers. Hmmmm. Not remembering your first two years of college suggests you were doing it right. But if what you can't remember involves ...
by opusthepenguin
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:53 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, November 4, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 80
Views: 18770

Re: Friday, November 4, 2011 TOC Game Recap & Disc (SPOILERS

Final was making me crazy, as I've read Harpo's autobiography (Harpo Speaks, an excellent book) and could pull the names of four members of the club, but could only think of Vicious Circle as the name, until right after time was up when I remembered Algonquin. If the Wikipedia article is accurate, ...
by opusthepenguin
Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: TD 142: A Touch of Classical
Replies: 128
Views: 27191

Re: TD 142: A Touch of Classical

Vanya wrote:In.

BTW, TD rules specifically state all videos must have pictures.
Uh oh. Did I break a rule? Were the pictures of numbers enough? ;)