Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dinghammer » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:17 am

davey wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:40 pm
Anyway, my dear fellow, we must accept it, the illnesses of our time, all in all it’s only fair that having lived for years in relatively good health, sooner or later we have our share of them. As for me, you’ll feel a little that I wouldn’t exactly have chosen madness if there had been a choice, but once one has something like that one can’t catch it any more. However, in addition there will still perhaps be the consolation of being able to continue to work on some painting a little.

Van Gogh was remarkably level-headed about his madness!

http://www.vangoghletters.org/vg/letter ... etter.html
(I'm finally catching up on these threads.)

Thanks for posting the link. I've been wondering since Thursday whether Vinny actually wrote what was in the clue, because it seemed very unlikely that he would have written in English. In addition to never thinking of artists, I think I was only trying to think of British people, even though that's not usually what the writers mean by "European".

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Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:42 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:03 am
econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:28 pm
How the hell is that a triple-stumper?

And why does the website keep logging me out every visit?
i agree...late 19th century crazy euros...shouldn't van gogh be the first to come to mind?
Well, the first to come to my mind was Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, which is what I went with. I'm a little surprised this name hasn't come up here.
I thought of him but assumed he was too early for 1889. Turns out he was, but only just. He died in 1886 at the age of 40.

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Re: Thursday, January 25, 2018 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ironhorse » Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:53 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:54 am
CasketRomance wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:03 am
econgator wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:28 pm
How the hell is that a triple-stumper?

And why does the website keep logging me out every visit?
i agree...late 19th century crazy euros...shouldn't van gogh be the first to come to mind?
Well, the first to come to my mind was Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria, which is what I went with. I'm a little surprised this name hasn't come up here.
Tchaikovsky came to immediate mind as well, though nothing else in the clue pointed to him.
Never been on J!, but once won a knockoff version that aired on local access TV.

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