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Post by Golf » Wed Nov 05, 2014 9:42 pm

dhkendall wrote:This is why I answered "Godunov" since that's the only last name of a Czar I know! (Don't know the ballet dancer at all)
You never saw Die Hard? We are professionals, this is personal.
Same Lach Trash here, but it's because we've been there many times (one of the most visited US places we've been to, actually) - the source of the Mississippi is very close to there (Bemidji is the first town of any considerable size on the Mississippi), which we also make a point of visiting and camping at when we're down there, and there's also a giant statue of Paul Bunyan and Babe in the town, along with several Paul Bunyan themed museums and other places. It may be the history and geography geek in me, but I highly recommend a visit to Lake Itasca and Bemidji (and, while you're at it, pop up and see me!)
Just watch the U.S. in curling and the announcers will mention Bemidji constantly.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:09 pm

I knew Bemidji because of the Paul Bunyan connection. Until a few months ago, I lived in Oscoda, MI, which is one of the supposed origin towns of Paul Bunyan too.
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Post by dhkendall » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:27 pm

Golf wrote: Just watch the U.S. in curling and the announcers will mention Bemidji constantly.
Why, when I live in a country with much better curlers? (That's like telling a Brazilian to watch MLS games.)
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:40 pm

I didn't realize Caldecott was an illustrator. I guessed N. C. Wyeth, though I was pretty sure the picture wasn't his style.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:45 pm

Andy Rooney's eyebrows. I'm glad I got HD TV after his time on the show. Those brows were distracting enough on a smaller screen and lower resolution.

I am a fan of watching Scandal on TV, but not the online stuff that goes with it. The gladiator connection did not ring a bell for me while the other four were easy. Hillary wrapped up rooting interest early with the run.

Not that I will remember it the next it comes up on the show, but who has an easy memory trick to keep Caldecott and Newbery straight? I figured out how to solve the clue while failing on a 50/50/90. In 2008 I had a previous 50/50/90: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=2707 At least I'm consistent.

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Post by Golf » Wed Nov 05, 2014 10:56 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Golf wrote: Just watch the U.S. in curling and the announcers will mention Bemidji constantly.
Why, when I live in a country with much better curlers? (That's like telling a Brazilian to watch MLS games.)
Ha! Good point.

By the way, is Cheryl Bernard single? :D :twisted:

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Post by econgator » Wed Nov 05, 2014 11:13 pm

Dr. J wrote:All those years of plowing through Caldecott Award winning books as a child, and I never knew he was an illustrator!! Man, I would've bet the farm on this category and had a VERY red face at the reveal. I'm surprised (based on my own ignorance, of course) that it was a triple get!
I don't feel so badly any more. :)
I was happy to run the eyebrow category, though. Precalled Eugene Levy and Joan Crawford, but forgot how majestic Brezhnev's brows were.
I wanted Peter Capaldi.

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Post by StuckInMyCat'sBody » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:06 am

Aric struggled a bit after missing the second daily double. Hillary is a good player so far, let's see how she does tomorrow.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:26 am

econgator wrote:I don't feel so badly any more. :)
TPH to the red courtesy phone!

I'm positive the only reason I got FJ was my school district had a writing contest when I was a kid named for Newbery and Caldecott. I might have known Newbery otherwise, but I don't think Caldecott would have been on my radar.

Anyone else guess "handshake" on the one they wanted interface? I forget the exact wording, so not sure my answer would have been acceptable.

And what's the deal with old men and their crazy eyebrows? I think someone needs to remind him that hair can be cut. :)

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Post by econgator » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:30 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:Anyone else guess "handshake" on the one they wanted interface? I forget the exact wording, so not sure my answer would have been acceptable.
I did.

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Post by dhkendall » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:31 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
econgator wrote:I don't feel so badly any more. :)
TPH to the red courtesy phone!

I'm positive the only reason I got FJ was my school district had a writing contest when I was a kid named for Newbery and Caldecott. I might have known Newbery otherwise, but I don't think Caldecott would have been on my radar.

Anyone else guess "handshake" on the one they wanted interface? I forget the exact wording, so not sure my answer would have been acceptable.

And what's the deal with old men and their crazy eyebrows? I think someone needs to remind him that hair can be cut. :)
Who gets their eyebrows cut?

(Surprised a bit, btw, that their picture of Groucho's eyebrows seemed to be his natural ones, as far as I know they were painted on like his mustache was during his prime movie days)
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:41 am

dhkendall wrote:Who gets their eyebrows cut?
I cut my eyebrows frequently, since I'm tired of only having a single eyebrow that goes all the way to my lip.
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Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:43 am

dhkendall wrote: Who gets their eyebrows cut?
I doubt many people get their eyebrows cut. OTOH, I think lots of people cut their eyebrows.

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Post by dexterG » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:58 am

Went with Newbery for FJ.

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Post by Vanya » Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:36 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
dhkendall wrote: Who gets their eyebrows cut?
I doubt many people get their eyebrows cut. OTOH, I think lots of people cut their eyebrows.
My wife does it for me.

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Post by John Boy » Thu Nov 06, 2014 7:55 am

dhkendall wrote:
Bamaman wrote: Did they say the ballet dancer's last name was that of a czar?
This is why I answered "Godunov" since that's the only last name of a Czar I know! (Don't know the ballet dancer at all)
When I think of male Russian dancers who have defected during my lifetime, as I so often do, I come up with Nureyev and Baryshnikov. I can't say that I ever heard of Gudonov. But I guessed it because of the Czar's name. Good thing I didn't WAG Romanov.

Got Lach Trash on Iraq, Andy Rooney, High Noon, Bemidji (SP?), rugs, Gudonov, and Les Sylphides, along with Instaget on Beckett, whose story became a major motion picture during my high school years, starring Peter O'Toole and Richard Burton. (clarification: they starred in the movie, not in my high school years :roll: )

Despite that it was merely an OK game for me lowlighted by my 0/5 on the TV category and having no idea that Caldecott was an illustrator. Oh well.

Another one-and-done champ who looked as if she won her one game mostly because someone had to win, and never looked up to the challenge of a second win. I'd like to see someone run off a few wins and look like a super-champ, but at this point that won't happen until the ToC is over.

Congrats to Hillary. Perhaps she will be the Awaited One?

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Thu Nov 06, 2014 8:16 am

dhkendall wrote:
Golf wrote: Just watch the U.S. in curling and the announcers will mention Bemidji constantly.
Why, when I live in a country with much better curlers? (That's like telling a Brazilian to watch MLS games.)
Bemidji I remember because Bemidji State was always a big rival of Alabama-Huntsville in ice hockey, going back to the Division II days.

(Yes, they play collegiate ice hockey in Alabama; I think UAH is still the only NCAA program south of the Mason-Dixon line, though.)

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:01 am

Thanks for the info on the czar. I don't think I have heard of Czar Gudanov but I am aware of czars named Alexander so that is what confused me.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:05 am

Spaceman Spiff wrote:The only reason I got "Painted Desert" was because the orchestra I'm in just played Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite, of which "Painted Desert" is one of the movements.
That seems like it would be a fun piece to play. What's your instrument? Did you get any good lines?

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Post by Linear Gnome » Thu Nov 06, 2014 10:09 am

Spaceman Spiff wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
Golf wrote: Just watch the U.S. in curling and the announcers will mention Bemidji constantly.
Why, when I live in a country with much better curlers? (That's like telling a Brazilian to watch MLS games.)
Bemidji I remember because Bemidji State was always a big rival of Alabama-Huntsville in ice hockey, going back to the Division II days.

(Yes, they play collegiate ice hockey in Alabama; I think UAH is still the only NCAA program south of the Mason-Dixon line, though.)
I got Bemidji because of the recent FX series Fargo.

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