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by TenPoundHammer
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

and yes, mark, a category like roman numerals is absolutely one where you bet the max on a DD no matter what the scores. unmissable, even if they didn't give you the other hints. Or, if like me, you can't remember for the life of you which letter is 500. I forgot it twice in the course of that cate...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Mixed up Scene Selection for Fast Forward on the alliterative DVD clue. Brain on FF, I said closed captioning for that DD. Easter Eggs here. So many alliterative DVD terms from which to choose; so few hints as to how to choose correctly .... Or is the fact that Roman Polanski disabled Fast Forward ...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: FJs for the 1/16/12 week
Replies: 40
Views: 7098

Re: FJs for the 1/16/12 week

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :mrgreen: :cry: No clue, CA/AZ, backed out of Daedalus because I thought they were looking for a real person, completely blanked, no clue. No clue, Rising Sun, no clue. No J! test for me because I'm still in the Wheel pool, if the fact that someone who tried out i...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Still seems like a lot for $200. I know what Arabian Nights/1001 Nights is, but absolutely nothing in the clue seemed to even hint toward it. Except the whole "Richard Burton translated" part. It's not that nothing hinted at it, it's that you didn't know what hinted at it. That's a crucial differen...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Official Jeopardy! Board is back online ... NOT
Replies: 156
Views: 26195

Re: Official Jeopardy! Board is back online

Vanya wrote:They did, in the (sixty-)ninth amendment.
Well played. Iced tea kind of stings when you shoot it out your nose, did you know that?
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 20655

Re: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Dumb Dora was SO DUMB..." "How dumb was she?" "She was so dumb, that when asked for the capital of Switzerland on Final Jeopardy!, she put down ______." Would that be a Swiss blank? Anyway, I always thought the capital of Switzerland was S. And I thought the capital of Switzerland was franc. Pleas...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

What TOM did I miss on the Arabian Nights clue that triple-stumped at $200? Richard Burton. That's not the 20th century Welsh actor who married Liz Taylor twice in a row. It's the 19th century British explorer who famously traveled undercover to Mecca. Yes. If it needs justification it is that the ...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:59 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

bpmod wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:Lynn: If I bet $9,200 and get it right, I'll have $20,000.
I swear that some people use just that thinking.

And as a result...

I swear.
By the moon and the stars in the sky... I'll be there... I swear, like a shadow that's by your side...
by TenPoundHammer
Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

On the $400 clue, Lynn guessed Lake Superior instead of Lake Huron, and how many others watching at home were absolutely stunned at how long it took for one of the two gentlemen to rebound that clue by guessing which of the 4 remaining Great Lakes had a "ur" in it? That one surprised me too. I wasn...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12762

Re: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

As we often tell TPH, you don't need to have partaken of something to know it. And as my nearly doubting myself attests: Partaking of something does not necessarily mean you'll know it. Brian As does my a.) having actually watched Blues Brothers at least twice and b.) having READ THAT EXACT FREAKIN...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

The McChicken actually made its (unsuccessful) debut before the McNuggets. I'm surprised.
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

What TOM did I miss on the Arabian Nights clue that triple-stumped at $200? I guessed it based on "translated" (foreign language) "tales", and since the category was "Night" and IIRC there was nothing hinting at 'night' in the clue, it would be part of the response. Seems kinda nebulous for $200 IM...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 88
Views: 16233

Re: Friday, January 20, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

15/28, 12/29. What TOM did I miss on the Arabian Nights clue that triple-stumped at $200? Please tell me I'm not the only one who said McChicken instead of Chicken McNuggets on Chicken for $200. Also went with "wing tips" instead of "foul/fowl tips". Picked up Lach Trash on Hyde and Race riot (I sai...
by TenPoundHammer
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12762

Re: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Creed Bratton wrote:It won't be standing for much longer.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... 9421.story
They've been saying that for years now. But it looks like now it's reality.
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 20655

Re: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

jeff6286 wrote:Anyway, I always thought the capital of Switzerland was S.
As Rayburn himself might say, that would be the "definitive answer."
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12762

Re: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I love how Presidents for $400 was a show that only lasted 7 months and was canceled LAST MAY. Obscure much?
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12762

Re: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

(By the by, that was a real mall they drove through. The entire mall was literally closed to the public at that point.) They didn't think it was safe enough to figuratively close it? Brian Damn, and I try so hard not to misuse words like that. I really feel badly for myself. :mrgreen: In all seriou...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:51 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 78
Views: 12762

Re: Thursday, January 19, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

14/30, 6/29. I ALWAYS get the Spanish words for Saturday and Sunday mixed up. Saturday is "Sábado", which sounds like Sabbath to me, and Sunday is Domingo. So of course when Domingo comes up in the very similar Portuguese, I say Saturday. Also fell into the ant/beetle trap on the last clue of DJ! DJ...
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 20655

Re: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

"Dumb Dora was SO DUMB..."

"How dumb was she?"

"She was so dumb, that when asked for the capital of Switzerland on Final Jeopardy!, she put down ______."
by TenPoundHammer
Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Game Discussions
Topic: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 118
Views: 20655

Re: Wednesday, January 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

I put down nothing. How's that strategy working for you? Well, considering that 99.99999% of what I do put down is dead wrong... I didn't even go 5/5 on the last Kids' Week, for crying out loud. (I missed this one because I was completely failing to understand what in God's name "if he had been his...