A Wray wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:14 pm
mas3cf wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:56 pm
"orphanage" supposedly rhyming with "smidge" is a biiit of a stretch, but I've seen worse, I guess.
Bamaman wrote: ↑
Wed Feb 05, 2020 10:55 pm
Fridge actually came to mind, but I knew that sounded silly I then came up with bridge, but you can’t be in a bridge, so I clammed. I agree the rhyme was a bit of a stretch.
I'm not sure what you guys are objecting to. The word in the song is "orphanage," and it is pronounced to rhyme with "smidge." This isn't a matter of opinion.
I agree. I could sing along with 4 out of 5 of the clues (sorry Spamalot), and when you sing "you, a, smidge" and "or, phan, idge" with the syncopated rhythm, it really does rhyme:
(1982 TV movie)
In the Jamie Foxx/Q. Walis modern remake that was done 6 or so years ago, the line was actually changed to "foster kid", since "orphanages" don't really go by that name anymore.
I made FJ! harder than it really was. The wording confused me - I thought they were saying John Brown was a rebel as in a Southern rebel. So, some guy from the Union defeated him, and then commanded a Southern rebel army himself by switching sides to the Confederacy. Exasperated after 28 seconds of thinking of some kind of turncoat person, I brain-vomited "Benedict Arnold", knowing full well I was a good century off.
William the Conqueror, Hastings, 1066, Norman conquest. Definitely J! writers' catnip - they ask it all the time. I finally got it right this time. And explorers right around or before 1000 is Eric the Red, while 1010-1020ish is Eric's son, Leif.
I'm okay at wordplay, but the "IDE" category just seemed to zig and zag right through the many holes of my knowledge. Not a clue on any of them, and I don't know how that happened. But at least I swept the movies category, even precalling "Burt Reynolds or Dolly Parton" as soon as I saw "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas", and knowing Oliver STONE as the director of W before his picture appeared. (I even have a VHS tape of The Doors autographed by him when he was giving speeches around his book "A Child's Night Dream", but he wound up talking mostly about his movie U Turn, I think.)
Glad to see the board lighten up on the players, even if I only did marginally better.