Netflix’s The Circle is back! Calah and I have watched the first installment of four episodes, and it’s not the same as the first season. I think it was smart of Netflix to avoid trying to replicate the magic of Joey and Shooby. It would have fallen flat. I don’t know how they lucked into having those two on the first season. But this second season is different. It’s good in its own right. Worth watching.
Yesterday I–wow! I missed the pangram and didn’t even know it. Hmm. Well, the pangram was NONALCOHOLIC. No wonder I missed it? I also missed AIOLI (again), CALLALAOO, CANONICAL, CILIA, LANOLIN, LOIN, NONCLINICAL, NONILLION, and NONLOCAL.
COLCANNON: An Irish and Scottish dish of cabbage and potatoes boiled and pounded. Just sounds Old World to me.
LOACH: A small elongated bottom-dwelling freshwater fish with several barbels near the mouth, found in Eurasia and northwestern Africa.
Final score: 23 words for 138 points.
Genius minimum: 136 points.
First word: ZONING.
Final word: NOGGIN.