Strong game with some errors for goats today with 44 correct, -2 gaffes for 42 and instaget FJ.
Lach trash: "Un Bateau' - boat (French); "When you call me that, SMILE", from The Virginian by Owen Wister; MX Missile = PeaceKEEPER not 'Peacemaker' which was the moniker for Colt's .45 Single-Action Army 'SAA' revolver, AKA; "The Gun That Won the West"; Keep a CIVIIL TONGUE in your head"; and 'Bazooka' (as kids we used to chew Bazooka Joe bubble gum).
NB: Again we see Dorothy's GINGHAM dress twice in past season; when I saw "Swift; category I precalled "Confederacy of Dunces" with TOM of John Kennedy Toole, but no dice!
Incorrect gives on Papawaddy Delta > also gave India when Myanmar was correct, who knew?! Stop guessing, fool! Felt better on get about Longfellow 'streets of rivers' for Venice.
On FPS I negbaited and gave 'Per' instead of 'Protection,' just missing the TOM altogether and perhaps 'dripping down' from PERCOLATOR, which I recalled James Nason invented.
Instagets: Thames> London, 'Drap du plage' = 'beach towel'; videophone bought out by MSFT for $8.5B in 2011 = Skype (bye-bye IPO!); "Web CACHE"; Philly Hatter = Stetson; Secret Service founded 1865 to catch counterfeiting fraud, incidentally detailed to Pres Lincoln and not in attendance on April 15, 1865 at Ford's Theater; "Field of battle, not a bed of ROSES" from RL Stevenson; more of his dour wit: 'Here lies one who meant well, tried a little, failed much,' and; 'Shelley was a young fool;... But it is better to be a fool than to be dead.' (After the boating accident, harsh!); Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone w/Wind @Atlanta; Hattie McDaniel > 1st Af-AM Oscar, best Suptg Actress 1939; Crachit > Tiny Tim; cheesecloth 'strainer'; "Matt Drudge Report" 20-year anniversary, lol is Drudge still Dredging up Muck?! "On Blueberry Hill >Fats Domino; Clam on Prince" Raspberry Beret, fail to punch button for "Lime in Coconut,' my first thought was; "Gosh, but that could be just about anything!"
Interesting about the Secret Service, much in the news lately I'm precalling we will hear a clue about the four senior staffers stepping down, perhaps their names as TOM; their attendance on Lincoln was sporadic, on the night of the 15th a city cop was posted at the theater box, but left his post unattended, just wandered off apparently, and Abe's personal bodyguard was at home;
As Lincoln left for the theater, he turned to Crook and said, "Goodbye, Crook." According to Crook, this was the first time he said that. Before, Lincoln had always said, "Good night, Crook." Crook later recalled: "It was the first time that he neglected to say ‘Good Night’ to me and it was the only time that he ever said ‘Good-bye’.
Other Services: civil service, civil engineer, civil unions pretty racy TOM with 'gay people,' I bet the twitter feeds are crackling with that one! And Civil Disobedience, a book by Henry David Thoreau that Gandhi used as basis of his non-violent resistance movement. Wild Bill Hickock was a button-busting contest based on the gimme TOM, lol. (Died holding Aces & Eights, 'Dead Man's Hand' in Deadwood, SD 2 Aug 1876, just 6 weeks after Custer's Last Stand at Little Bighorn, 25 June. His 'moll' was Calamity Jane, a camp follower in General Crook's wagon train.) In this clue, his duel with David Tutt on 21 July 1865 is referenced. Wild Bill stood trial for murder in Springfield, MO but was acquitted with verdict of having participated in "a fair fight."
Myth fun: Cerberus = 3-head dog; jackal-headed God = Anubis (son of Osiris & Isis, hence the results of sibling inbreeding); tough get on Lakshmi, Indian Goddess of love & beauty, a consort of Vishnu, AKA; 'Padma' which sounds like 'Padme' in SW1 The Phantom Menace, and means 'knowing/understanding. Lakshmi springs with other precious things from the foam of the ocean of milk when churned by the gods and demons and appeared with a lotus in her hand, whence she is also called Padmā, meaning 'lotus-dweller,' like Athena, her symbol is the owl for wisdom. Got 'corn (or should accept maize) for Centotl, Aztec '-tl' words; lol, from the wiki: Centeotl is the son of Tlazolteotl. His female partner is the maize goddess Chicomecoatl ("Seven Snake"). In Aztec mythology, maize (Cintli in Nahuatl) was brought to this world by Quetzalcoatl. "-tl >Aztec."
Gray's Anatomy (The book), Ice Age, Penicillin in milk, lol; Eli Whitney > Cotton Gin, Doppler > Blue Shift; Hans Brinker w/chapters from HCA story, tough TOM! Mustard gas is a vesicant that sounds like a condiment, it's pretty nasty stuff. Blue whales eat this crustacean, recurring: Krill; Nautilus = 1st nuclear sub, 'Rickenbacker's Navy' named for Nemo's sub, first under North Pole.
Clam on cyberspace, was thinking 'world-wide-web'? What are they getting at?! Better on Cervantes; "A knight without a lady..." and M4 "General" SHERMAN tank. Clam on Chinos work pants.
The champ looked nervous tonight and seemed pretty tightly wrapped, he seemed to have trouble on the buzzer, good get on FJ but not enough even w/doubled score, Will played well FTW. Congrats!