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Now THIS is a perfect game:

https://www.upi.com/Sports_News/2021/04 ... 618229710/

Apparently, she never even got to Ball 3 on any batter.

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Has there never been a game with only strike pitches?

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Robert K S wrote:
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Has there never been a game with only strike pitches?
I would bet large sums of money that never has -- and never will -- happen.

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Today I was playing the game Puzzly Words (4 one-minute rounds, 16 letter tiles per round with Scrabble values, try to use them all in up to three words of 2-8 letters in length) and was up against an Allyson whose user picture (which, if you play through your Facebook account as I do, is just your FB profile picture) was of a woman on the J! set with Alex Trebek. Luckily not a lot of Allysons have been J! contestants, so Allyson Samiljan wasn't hard to find and verify as the person in the picture; her first game is here: https://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6449

A few observations:
- a game last week had a player who won in a TS covering third place, but not second, from the lead, and Allyson did the same; like last week's player, she would have won with the regular cover wager, but her choice saved her a few thousand bucks.
- I got that FJ wrong the first time around; I didn't particularly remember the clue this time, and ended up thinking of the same incorrect response. However, this time I knew enough of my incorrect response to rule him out, and ended up making the right choice.
- in an article about her win, she said she was thinking of the right person, but remembered everything about him except his name.

I found she wasn't in the J! contestants' Facebook group, so I messaged her to say hey, we were two J! champs playing each other, and that there was this group if she wanted to be in it. Who knows if she'll ever see the message.

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econgator wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:33 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Has there never been a game with only strike pitches?
I would bet large sums of money that never has -- and never will -- happen.
I will gladly take your bet that it will never happen. Name your odds and send me your wager by PayPal.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:33 pm
While watching a Nov. 2020 TV show I failed to recognize this guest star (born in 1965) whose fame comes being on a sitcom for 6 years in the 1980s as well as dozens of appearances a celebrity player on game shows
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Who it is:
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Lauri Hendler who played the middle daughter on Gimme a Break and was a very capable player on versions of Pyramid and Password. This week she played a SAT tutor on American Housewife.
She also had a guest appearance on an episode of Young Sheldon recently as well.

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All instances in the wild must be reported. Today I was watching a Tom & Jerry cartoon, "O-Solar-Meow":

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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All instances in the wild must be reported. Today I was watching a Tom & Jerry cartoon, "O-Solar-Meow":
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Nice catch! I didn't see it on the first run-through even though as soon as I saw Limburger, I knew what I was looking for.

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It's not just the captioner for J! that can have some errors as today Toony introduced a cartoon the captioner called, "Road Warner". :lol:

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:47 am
It's not just the captioner for J! that can have some errors as today Toony introduced a cartoon the captioner called, "Road Warner". :lol:
Sounds like a new Animaniacs sketch... "Mad Wak, The Road Warner"
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MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 10:47 am
It's not just the captioner for J! that can have some errors as today Toony introduced a cartoon the captioner called, "Road Warner". :lol:
He's trying to signal that The Coyote's after you.
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Robert K S wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 9:47 pm
econgator wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:33 pm
Robert K S wrote:
Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:49 pm
Has there never been a game with only strike pitches?
I would bet large sums of money that never has -- and never will -- happen.
I will gladly take your bet that it will never happen. Name your odds and send me your wager by PayPal.
In the movie The Scout (it's 25 years old so I'm not worrying about spoilers), Brendan Fraser plays a baseball phenom signed by the Yankees. In his debut, he pitches a perfect game, striking out every batter on three pitches. I think he also hits some home runs.

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Moved from the FJ 4/12/21 thread.
Volante wrote:
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Tue Apr 20, 2021 3:13 pm
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It's been a major driver of history in the West.

https://www.usbr.gov/lc/phoenix/AZ100/1 ... hting.html
And the reason Colorado residents can't collect rain water

(Technically it looks like they can now, per https://extension.colostate.edu/topic-a ... ado-6-707/
But there's a catch:
diverting and storing water is allowed only during times when all water rights in the basin are satisfied
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To be precise, that was (and is for large buildings) the case. The law linked created a small exception to the basic "senior rights" principle so that single-family homeowners didn't have to track whether or not senior water rights were satisfied before they put a basin under their downspout.

As Kirk previously said, "the history of water in the West is pretty interesting and very important historically." It can be very arcane, but there have been some fascinating episodes. It's still a little jarring for western slope newcomers to be told that the rain that falls on their lawns might belong Nevada or California, while Front Range rainfall may belong to Kansas or Nebraska.

We have a local legal brouhaha taking place now -- Thornton (in the Denver metro area) purchased senior water rights to the Poudre River some years ago. Larimer County 50 miles north of Thornton acknowledges the rights of access, but has disapproved construction of the pipeline needed to transport the water, and conservationists are fighting Thornton about whether or not the water should be taken from the river upstream from Fort Collins the way Thornton wants to, or downstream of Fort Collins to keep the river more viable through town.

There are quite a few lawyers who make pretty good livings litigating water rights in the western half of the country. Then they drink whiskey after fighting about water. Sometimes before. Often during.
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My targeted ads are getting real weird. I got an ad for the International Criminal Court and then an ad for the Heimlich Maneuver.

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It's World Penguin Day!
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You couldn't post a video where the penguin wins! Oh well, happy World Penguin Day anyway!

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:30 pm
I do love that Soccer is an everyman's game and can be played with limited equipment and facilities, and mostly simple rules. I just think it needs some tweaking to create viewable content and suspenseful games. I don't know enough about it to suggest tweaks, but something has to be done about the nil-nil outcomes and the insurmountable one-goal lead.
Moving my comment from the "FJs for the 4/19/21 week" thread.

I've been saying this for years but its gotten no traction:

-Put in a shot clock.
-Remove the goalkeeper.
-Make the goals smaller.

Some defenders may be forced to guard the goal and the offsides rule can be removed.
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 25, 2021 10:30 pm
I do love that Soccer is an everyman's game and can be played with limited equipment and facilities, and mostly simple rules. I just think it needs some tweaking to create viewable content and suspenseful games. I don't know enough about it to suggest tweaks, but something has to be done about the nil-nil outcomes and the insurmountable one-goal lead.
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Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:22 pm
Moving my comment from the "FJs for the 4/19/21 week" thread.

I've been saying this for years but its gotten no traction:

-Put in a shot clock.
-Remove the goalkeeper.
-Make the goals smaller.

Some defenders may be forced to guard the goal and the offsides rule can be removed.
But that's not soccer.

Soccer is huge on the vast majority of the planet, just because an isolated country or two doesn't much care for the pace or excitement doesn't warrant a change affecting billions of current fans.

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