Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Rex Kramer » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:23 pm

I got Putin right away, then spent the next 29 seconds trying unsuccessfully to remember the Russian word for "bear".

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Just why DID Noah decide to call his son Ham?

Postby Sage on the Hudson » Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:40 pm

dhkendall wrote:What is Jewish kryptonite, anyways? :) (Can't really come up with a good one and, not being Jewish, it frankly isn't my joke to make ... )


Pork, what else?



georgespelvin wrote:Also, male Kryptonian names have one of the Hebrew words for God at the end of them (El).


El is Superman's Kryptonian family name, not a wider name for all residents of the doomed planet.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Budphrey » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:04 pm

Good on Jerome for staying scrappy and keeping himself in the running at the end. Pretty fun game to watch overall.

I don't know about "Medveyedev," but "Medveedev" would probably fall within the spelling rules. As I can suss it out, the Russian pronunciation is something like "Myedvyedyev," which opens up a whole range of potential acceptable spellings.

I hit several of the triple stumpers, but they were probably canceled out by blurting "Falklands" for Tierra del Fuego and "carborundum" for corundum.
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Re: Just why DID Noah decide to call his son Ham?

Postby opusthepenguin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:28 pm

Sage on the Hudson wrote:
dhkendall wrote:What is Jewish kryptonite, anyways? :) (Can't really come up with a good one and, not being Jewish, it frankly isn't my joke to make ... )


Pork, what else?

Sigh. You wrecked the joke. The correct joke (according to a Jewish friend) is...
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BADuBois » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:40 pm

I think some of the categories this week have been brutal, and for me, it was first ladies' fathers. Got Bouvier and that was it.

I "got" FJ but I'm pretty sure I would have spelled Putin's name right, and would have misspelled Medvedev's last name if I had been up there under the lights.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:46 pm

BADuBois wrote:I think some of the categories this week have been brutal, and for me, it was first ladies' fathers. Got Bouvier and that was it.

I "got" FJ but I'm pretty sure I would have spelled Putin's name right, and would have misspelled Medvedev's last name if I had been up there under the lights.


I was 4/5 in First Ladies' Fathers with Kennedy, Eisenhower, Bush and Wilson instagets. The run was Dent-ed on blurting Bess Truman off Missouri without stopping to process that actual name provided. :oops:
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby ElendilPickle » Sat Feb 08, 2014 4:48 pm

Volante wrote:Man...I knew who final meant, but I didn't know Medvedev's name. Best I could do was Mendelev. :roll:


I thought the name was Medyedev.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby pdano » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:15 pm

Rex Kramer wrote:I got Putin right away, then spent the next 29 seconds trying unsuccessfully to remember the Russian word for "bear".

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As if Putin and the bear ever switch.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Vanya » Sat Feb 08, 2014 5:41 pm

It's pronounced Med-VYED-ev. Medved means bear. The Russian bear is often called Mishka (see Olympic mascots).

Medvedev or Medvyedev are the only spellings Jeopardy should accept.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby davey » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:23 pm

Vanya wrote:It's pronounced Med-VYED-ev. Medved means bear. The Russian bear is often called Mishka (see Olympic mascots).

Medvedev or Medvyedev are the only spellings Jeopardy should accept.


I think they'd accept just about any vowel in that middle spot, with or without the y.
Not that I could remember the name. If only I'd seen the story about his napping at the Olympics before I watched! Otherwise, when's the last time anybody heard from him?
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OldSchoolChamp » Sat Feb 08, 2014 6:29 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:I can only presume that someone hid a lump of kryptonite in the middle podium.


What is Jewish kryptonite, anyways?


Mayonnaise.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Kayanne » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:52 pm

esrever wrote:Picked up Lach trash on "Paul Volcker", "Coca-Cola", "Nordstrom", "corundum", and "gluon"

Didn't get FJ.

This is the exact same Lach Trash I picked up (no more, no less). Amazing. Normally I am weak in science, but "gluon" is a term I remember from a science course. I did get FJ!, however.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby legendneverdies » Sat Feb 08, 2014 7:56 pm

jeff6286 wrote:World Politics
When these 2 men swapped jobs in 2012, their country's media described the move as "castling".


Spoiler: show
Who are Putin and Medvedev? Bob had no guess.




Bob Verini: $14,000-$12,001=$1,999
Tom Cubbage: $13,000+$3,801=$16,801...advances to Quarterfinals of Decades Tournament
Jerome Vered: $7,800+$2,200=$10,000


$8400 plus US$1600(as Jerome put it) is Jerome's pre FJ! total and wager.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jwatcher16 » Sat Feb 08, 2014 8:13 pm

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jwatcher16 wrote:Hi - I started watching Jeopardy! again last year after not watching for quite some years. I really enjoy it - I enjoy getting questions right here at home - or being reminded or learning of what the correct answers are. But the end of this most recent (Friday 2/7) show bothered me....

I was just wondering if anyone noticed this or if folks think I'm really mistaken for some reason...

Thanks and happy watching.


I noticed it as well but was going to let it rest. It's just another of his inane remarks


Thanks - guess I wasn't totally off the mark then.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby davey » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:16 pm

jwatcher16 wrote:
flemmingfan wrote:
jwatcher16 wrote:Hi - I started watching Jeopardy! again last year after not watching for quite some years. I really enjoy it - I enjoy getting questions right here at home - or being reminded or learning of what the correct answers are. But the end of this most recent (Friday 2/7) show bothered me....

I was just wondering if anyone noticed this or if folks think I'm really mistaken for some reason...

Thanks and happy watching.


I noticed it as well but was going to let it rest. It's just another of his inane remarks


Thanks - guess I wasn't totally off the mark then.


He knew exactly what he was saying. He was teasing the contestants of this week who've done quite well...I think they can take it.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Leah » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:44 pm

I was glad to get a chance to see you play, Jerome. Sorry there won't be more (for the time being, anyway; Maggie says you never know, and you're younger than many from our decade). You and Bob are among the very few players with enough self-possession to talk to Trebek during the game. I always get a kick out of that, along with your instant recall of so much difficult stuff. I noticed they had an echo of our FJ.

Did you bring nun candy?
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:57 pm

Friday's game was my best game of the week (and Wednesday's was my worst), but I was aided on Friday by two categories in the DJ round that played to my individual strengths ("Physics" and "Song of the Year").

For FJ, I was helped by another FJ in the past several months or so that also involved Russian presidents. I missed that FJ, partly because at the time I had forgotten about Medvedev.
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby georgespelvin » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:48 pm

Leah wrote:I was glad to get a chance to see you play, Jerome. Sorry there won't be more (for the time being, anyway; Maggie says you never know, and you're younger than many from our decade). You and Bob are among the very few players with enough self-possession to talk to Trebek during the game. I always get a kick out of that, along with your instant recall of so much difficult stuff. I noticed they had an echo of our FJ.

Did you bring nun candy?


He brought some to the 2000s taping. He offered me some!
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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Rex Kramer » Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:58 pm

georgespelvin wrote:
Leah wrote:I was glad to get a chance to see you play, Jerome. Sorry there won't be more (for the time being, anyway; Maggie says you never know, and you're younger than many from our decade). You and Bob are among the very few players with enough self-possession to talk to Trebek during the game. I always get a kick out of that, along with your instant recall of so much difficult stuff. I noticed they had an echo of our FJ.

Did you bring nun candy?


He brought some to the 2000s taping. He offered me some!


Actually, that was not nun candy. Jerome can explain better, but apparently his supplier nun was sick and he had to go with an alternate instead. A lesson he learned from TPTB, apparently.

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Re: Friday, February 7, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby JeopRDFan » Sun Feb 09, 2014 7:14 am

Volante wrote:
JeopRDFan wrote:
bpmod wrote:Edited to add:
I just found this after some googling:
Bryan Adams wrote:'Summer of '69' - I think it's timeless because it's about making love in the summertime. There is a slight misconception it's about a year, but it's not. '69' has nothing to do about a year, it has to do with a sexual position ... At the end of the song the lyric says that it's me and my baby in a 69. You'd have to be pretty thick in the ears if you couldn't get that lyric.


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Puh-lease -- just because he was 10? He took some poetic license to use '69 as the year he and his friends formed a band. That's all. Don't sully the song. Nothing to do with "making love", just about lost love from his youth, bro.

You realize the -writer of the song- is making this claim, right?

Ummm, co-writer and the other guy has a different interpretation: "Vallance however has gone for the more conventional interpretation of the title being a reference to a year. He notes Jackson Browne's "Running on Empty", which contains references to 1965 and 1969, as his own influence, and recalls Adams citing the film Summer of '42 as his."
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