Spoiler Talk: CotD (Thurs)

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  1. rhonda says:

    The actual game clues have been much harder than the FJ’s.
    VJ, you typed the wrong date for today’s birthdays. Thanks so much for the Eric Burden link!

    • VJ says:

      Oh, wow, I really did change the date and quote and all but somehow I missed a step, like saving the page. lol. Luckily the changes were still there. It’s Albert Hammond’s birthday: It Never Rains in California — Great Song!

      Yes, I agree, the FJs have been easy the last few days, but maybe they don’t want to make the teachers look bad like when they give them clues about the Mexican War and the Union Army and someone says Pancho Villa. lol

      • rhonda says:

        And dopey me thought you just put the wrong date down! Sigh. I love It Never Rains in California, too. Yes, Pancho Villa, great American war hero lol.

        • VJ says:

          Aw, it wasn’t dopey, it was a normal reaction–it could have been a typo.

          I remember how everyone got such a big kick out of this part of that song:

          “Out of work, I’m out of my head
          Out of self-respect, I’m out of bread”

          Albert Hammond has said that this part of the song came from when he was broke in Spain and begging for money at the train station. He didn’t recognize his own cousin when he ran into him and asked him for money. His cousin threatened to tell his parents.

          “Please don’t tell ’em how you found me,
          Don’t tell ’em how you found me.
          Gimme a break, gimme a break”

        • rhonda says:

          Thanks, VJ, I had no idea that those lyrics were true to his life!

  2. jacob ska says:

    This is soft ball. Why are the clue writers giving such easy fj clues? Oh well, I guess I’ll just chew on it with a M&M.

    Prediction? 3 correct or however many left standing.

  3. Jlane says:

    Really? What kind of clue is that? Frankly, Jeopardy! writers… I don’t give a damn!

    • VJ says:

      lol, Jlane. I loved that. When I was 15 I played sick from school so I could read the last half of this book.

      • Jlane says:

        That’s funny! I’m originally from Western PA, but I’ve lived in GA since 1990. That book is akin to the Bible in this neck of the woods…

  4. EricS says:

    And that would be her only work to ever be reviewed by the NYT.

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