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Re: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 am
While I was frantically hooping
Trying to trim a couple inches off that penguin belly after too much holiday cheer? :D

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Re: Tuesday, January 2, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:13 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 am
While I was frantically hooping
Trying to trim a couple inches off that penguin belly after too much holiday cheer? :D
:lol: I think any attempt by a penguin to play basketball would look frantic. It would also look hilarious and adorable and would get its first million YouTube hits the day it was released.

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Took me *way* too long in the AMERICAN FOODS category (ie after I clammed “California roll”) to realize the trick to the category. (Spoiler alert: all the food had American place names in them.)
Being from CA (after almost 40 years, do I get to claim to be a Californian?), CA roll was obvious (though I have never had one). Also I married a Buffalo gal who had her own recipe for hot wings. She never took me to Anchor Bar. Her go-to place was Duff's.
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Post by Bob78164 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:55 am

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Post by alietr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:47 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:13 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 am
While I was frantically hooping
Trying to trim a couple inches off that penguin belly after too much holiday cheer? :D
:lol: I think any attempt by a penguin to play basketball would look frantic. It would also look hilarious and adorable and would get its first million YouTube hits the day it was released.
Huh. I was imagining a hula hoop rotating around that generous torso.

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Post by badgerfellow » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:27 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:13 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 am
While I was frantically hooping
Trying to trim a couple inches off that penguin belly after too much holiday cheer? :D
:lol: I think any attempt by a penguin to play basketball would look frantic. It would also look hilarious and adorable and would get its first million YouTube hits the day it was released.
I would also expect some mean blocks with those flippers.

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Post by alietr » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:38 am

badgerfellow wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:27 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:13 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:00 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:53 am
While I was frantically hooping
Trying to trim a couple inches off that penguin belly after too much holiday cheer? :D
:lol: I think any attempt by a penguin to play basketball would look frantic. It would also look hilarious and adorable and would get its first million YouTube hits the day it was released.
I would also expect some mean blocks with those flippers.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:50 am

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Post by morbeedo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:10 am

Both Woolf and Lessing have come up as photo clues in the past year, and both were TS!
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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:52 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 11:10 am
Both Woolf and Lessing have come up as photo clues in the past year, and both were TS!
I'm sure I missed Lessing from podium 4 as well. Woolf, I know on sight, no TOM required. She looks like a pre-Raphaelite painting come to life. (Lest anyone be confused, I mean that in a good way.)

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Post by Lefty » Wed Jan 03, 2018 4:07 pm

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Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:52 pm

Woolf, I know on sight, no TOM required. She looks like a pre-Raphaelite painting come to life. (Lest anyone be confused, I mean that in a good way.)
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm

Coryat: $37,000
45 R/1 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :(
LT: appendicitis (DD), Ray of Light, Levites (DD)

I felt pretty confident with my response of George Eliot, but it turns out she died 60 years too soon. I think I was under the impression that Virginia Woolf was American, but either way, she never crossed my mind.

I thought the McCarthy clue was pinned terribly.

The Debby Boone clue mentioned that "You Light Up My Life" was one of the most popular songs of the 1970s. And how. My wife and I were born nine weeks apart, and YLUML was the #1 song in the country when each of us was born.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:35 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm
Coryat: $37,000
45 R/1 W
DD: 2/3
FJ: :(
LT: appendicitis (DD), Ray of Light, Levites (DD)

I felt pretty confident with my response of George Eliot, but it turns out she died 60 years too soon. I think I was under the impression that Virginia Woolf was American, but either way, she never crossed my mind.

I thought the McCarthy clue was pinned terribly.

The Debby Boone clue mentioned that "You Light Up My Life" was one of the most popular songs of the 1970s. And how. My wife and I were born nine weeks apart, and YLUML was the #1 song in the country when each of us was born.
Curious about what ranked below the Boone song I found the list here: https://www.billboard.com/articles/news ... hits-1970s

Yay, I have heard all the songs and none of the artists are unfamiliar to me. With that decade I couldn't be sure. 1980s would be no doubt.

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Post by floridagator » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:28 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:22 pm
The Debby Boone clue mentioned that "You Light Up My Life" was one of the most popular songs of the 1970s. And how. My wife and I were born nine weeks apart, and YLUML was the #1 song in the country when each of us was born.
Yluml was the only significant hit for songwriter Joseph Brooks, who committed suicide a few years ago while under investigation for sexual misconduct. He also wrote another Debby Boone hit, "California" and the Roberta Flack hit "If Ever I See You Again."
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Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:08 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:46 pm
I'm not sure I've heard enough cello solos to know if that would get old, but it might be the one instrument you could endure against your will as a captive audience. That, and a 5 string banjo!
If you ask me, the cello is head and shoulders ahead of anything else to listen to for hours as a solo instrument. Not screechy like a violin, far more expression than a piano. In the hands of an expert, it speaks directly to your soul.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:23 pm

Still catching up from too much holidaying.

R: 24, W: 2, costing 1200
Coryat: 18,400
FJ: literature-related, so do I have to say it?
LT: (Levites)

I guess 10+ years of leading a Bible study pays off from time to time in J!, although I did miss the first clue in the OT Transportation category. I'm a bit surprised that Levites as the priestly tribe of Israel isn't more widely known. They've got a whole book of the Bible named after them: Leviticus.

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Post by SenseiCAY » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:45 am

Did pretty well on this one...

35R, 0W
Coryat = 27,600
FJ: Nope.
LT: Brews, Tanzania, Appendicitis (on the DD, if that counts)

Swept symptons and food in the J round, not so good outside of those categories.

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Post by LucarioSnooperVixey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:54 am

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FJ - Pre-called Henry Miller, then got to Virginia Woolf before Alex finished reading the clue. The death date gave me pause, but Woolf seemed like the best guess: To The Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway and, what else, Orlando? (BTW, Doris Lessing got the Nobel in 2007, so Olev's guess was way off but better than nothing)

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You forgot about "A Room of One's Own".
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Post by davey » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:57 am

LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:54 am


FJ - Pre-called Henry Miller, then got to Virginia Woolf before Alex finished reading the clue. The death date gave me pause, but Woolf seemed like the best guess: To The Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway and, what else, Orlando? (BTW, Doris Lessing got the Nobel in 2007, so Olev's guess was way off but better than nothing)


You forgot about "A Room of One's Own".
You forgot that "A Room of One's Own" isn't a novel. The third book on the list, as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, is "The Waves."

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Post by Lefty » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:46 am

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