Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:33 pm

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FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Hinny, Six Characters in Search of An Author, Constantine, Lane, Orkneys, Modest Mussorgsky
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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:49 pm

Bartleby wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:01 pm
Always beware of Greeks bearing gifts
As the ancient Trojans can tell you, it's really the gifts bearing Greeks that'll get you.

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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:53 pm

earendel wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 7:07 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Nothing Biblical can be connected to the Zodiac can it?
Not definitely, but there is a lot of astrological speculation. Here are two articles - they don't even agree on which tribe of Israel gets associated with which zodiac sign.

http://www.usbible.com/Astrology/stars_of_israel.htm

http://www.llewellyn.com/journal/article/472
Wow. Thanks for the lesson. Seems weird to try to marry astrology to the Bible in the interest of making either one more credible. How does anybody still believe in astrology, ghosts, angels, aliens, etc, since the advent of cell phones (cameras)? See Randall Munroe comic if you haven't yet:

https://xkcd.com/1235/
(I don't know how to insert the graphic)

I don't think FJ writers will touch this association of 12 things with 12 things :!:
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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:45 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Were there 12 months at the time (September, October, November and December are 7,8,9, and 10 after all)?
I certainly hope so, their calendar would drift out of sync very quickly if there wasn’t. (I think the discrepancy between the root words of the month and it’s place on the calendar was when the start of the year was moved from March to January.
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:56 pm
Forgot about ole Modest Mussorgsky.
He’s a pretty Modest guy.
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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:01 pm

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42 R/3 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :oops:
LT: hinny, walking papers, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Lonelyhearts, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Peter Capaldi, bell, autonomous

I think I would have gotten this right at any other time of year, but the pull of the 12 Days of Christmas was just too strong. Strong enough that I ignored my own birthstone. Not my best work.
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Re: Thursday, December 28, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by earendel » Tue Jan 02, 2018 10:28 am

dhkendall wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 4:45 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:40 pm
Were there 12 months at the time (September, October, November and December are 7,8,9, and 10 after all)?
I certainly hope so, their calendar would drift out of sync very quickly if there wasn’t. (I think the discrepancy between the root words of the month and it’s place on the calendar was when the start of the year was moved from March to January.
The Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar with 12 months of 29 or 30 days each. An intercalary month is added every 2 or three years to keep it in line with the solar calendar.
"Elen sila lumenn omentielvo...A star shines on the hour of our meeting."

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