Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BobF » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:19 am

Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before [Laura]?
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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:31 am

econgator wrote:
grindcore wrote:I couldn't think of anything solid for FJ, but I knew Woody Allen or Ben Affleck didn't seem right.


Nor could I. Just WAGged Eastwood.


Same here. Not one of my stronger categories.

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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by 9021amyers » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:42 am

John Boy wrote:
econgator wrote:
grindcore wrote:I couldn't think of anything solid for FJ, but I knew Woody Allen or Ben Affleck didn't seem right.


Nor could I. Just WAGged Eastwood.


Same here. Not one of my stronger categories.

I believe we have one or two of our poll questions this week. (Eastwood and/or Affleck)

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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:48 am

BobF wrote:Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before Lauraaaaaaa?


I have a vague memory of S1 Paul Croshier winning $10,000 in both game 1 & game 2 although I'm not certain about the days.

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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BobF » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:00 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
BobF wrote:Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before Lauraaaaaaa?


I have a vague memory of S1 Paul Croshier winning $10,000 in both game 1 & game 2 although I'm not certain about the days.


According to the archive, he was a 5 time champ, but his non-TOC games are not archived.
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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by brick » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:12 am

BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?

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Post by molly427 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:20 am

brick wrote:BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?


I saw the post that dhkendall had to remove and it was on a much MUCH different level than that comment, though. I do also think "yes, her voice, we get it," when reading a lot of comments but the plea for civility came only after something much ruder and entirely unrelated to the actual game itself.
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Re: Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:33 am

molly427 wrote:
brick wrote:BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?


I saw the post that dhkendall had to remove and it was on a much MUCH different level than that comment, though. I do also think "yes, her voice, we get it," when reading a lot of comments but the plea for civility came only after something much ruder and entirely unrelated to the actual game itself.

Be that as it may, Molly, I think each of us would be better erring on the side of being too kind, rather than not kind enough.

If Laura were to come to JBoard and sign her posts 'Lauraaaaaaa', then it might be acceptable for somebody else to refer to her that way. Barring that, it is unacceptable. Saying it is less offensive than something else doesn't make it right.

BobF wrote:Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before [Laura]?

Not only that, but that question had already been asked and answered. (OK. Maybe not asked exactly that way.)

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Post by dhkendall » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:44 am

bpmod wrote:
molly427 wrote:
brick wrote:BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?


I saw the post that dhkendall had to remove and it was on a much MUCH different level than that comment, though. I do also think "yes, her voice, we get it," when reading a lot of comments but the plea for civility came only after something much ruder and entirely unrelated to the actual game itself.

Be that as it may, Molly, I think each of us would be better erring on the side of being too kind, rather than not kind enough.

If Laura were to come to JBoard and sign her posts 'Lauraaaaaaa', then it might be acceptable for somebody else to refer to her that way. Barring that, it is unacceptable. Saying it is less offensive than something else doesn't make it right.

BobF wrote:Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before [Laura]?

Not only that, but that question had already been asked and answered. (OK. Maybe not asked exactly that way.)

Brian


Good points all and I agree with every word. Bob's post has been edited to match your quote
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Post by BobF » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:17 pm

brick wrote:BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?


I made no negative comments about the way she spoke. But I'm okay with Dave editing it.

For the record, in college, we used to call one of my good friends Iraaaaa, but I'm not sure the origin of it. I think it came from the way his girlfriend (now wife, ironically named Laura) used to say his name when she was mad at him.
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Post by brick » Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:27 pm

BobF wrote:
brick wrote:BobF, that is what you think is appropriate to post directly below dhkendall's plea for civility?


I made no negative comments about the way she spoke. But I'm okay with Dave editing it.

For the record, in college, we used to call one of my good friends Iraaaaa, but I'm not sure the origin of it. I think it came from the way his girlfriend (now wife, ironically named Laura) used to say his name when she was mad at him.


I'm glad you cleared that up for the record.

You didn't make a negative comment. You mocked her. It's rude and it's immature and you seem to think that because a close friend of yours in college was ok with something similar it's ok? Word to the wise: Tossing behaviors at total strangers online based on the fact that your college bestie was cool with it isn't a good game plan.

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Post by Winchell Factor » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:15 pm

brick wrote:...you seem to think that because a close friend of yours in college was ok with something similar it's ok? Word to the wise: Tossing behaviors at total strangers online based on the fact that your college bestie was cool with it isn't a good game plan.

I was about to say this, but I guess now I don't need to.
bpmod wrote:I think each of us would be better erring on the side of being too kind, rather than not kind enough.

If Laura were to come to JBoard and sign her posts 'Lauraaaaaaa', then it might be acceptable for somebody else to refer to her that way. Barring that, it is unacceptable.

Seconded.

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Post by ElendilPickle » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:38 pm

Category 13 wrote:
ElendilPickle wrote:
Category 13 wrote:Three female contestants and we get a Green Bay Packers category. Of all the luck.
I just knew we would never see all five clues as soon as I discovered what 'Leader of the Pack' refered to. At least Molly returned to it after one of the cooking clues but another TS meant see ya!


I bet I'm not the only woman here who knew the answer to all three of the clues that were revealed in that category.

So what I should have said was: "I knew we would never see all the Packer clues as soon as Laura bailed out of the category on a $400 level triple stumper."


That's a bit better, but a simple "It's too bad they didn't finish the Packers category" would have been best, IMO. :)

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Post by BobF » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:47 pm

brick wrote:You didn't make a negative comment. You mocked her. It's rude and it's immature and you seem to think that because a close friend of yours in college was ok with something similar it's ok? Word to the wise: Tossing behaviors at total strangers online based on the fact that your college bestie was cool with it isn't a good game plan.


Perfect timing! I was just thinking this morning that the internet was so devoid of people who can take a complete strangers written words and then tell the writer exactly what they meant by those words. Welcome to JBoard, brick!

My biggest error here was posting in a style that I would normally use for my Facebook posts where the people who know me know that I'm a very positive person with a goofball streak in me. If Laura ever happens to read the post in question, I apologize, I meant no offense.
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Post by Volante » Wed Nov 25, 2015 1:47 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:That's a bit better, but a simple "It's too bad they didn't finish the Packers category" would have been best, IMO. :)

Packers? Packers. Packers?! PACKERS!!


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Post by seaborgium » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:22 pm

Bamaman wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Second day in a row I consider the correct FJ response but go elsewhere. Affleck today with Clooney crossing my mind, but I thought the one he directed was longer ago than 2005.

For the blackjack DD, I was desperately trying to recall the Rain Man dialogue about counting cards in a six-deck ____. I simultaneously guessed sleeve and pocket for lack of anything else (and decisiveness on that front), and when the correct response was revealed, I realized I had always heard the phrase as "six-deck shoot" rather than "shoe." I don't think I've heard it anywhere besides that movie. (But if I did, I probably heard "shoot" then, too. Shoot.)


Did you get Qantas in LL the other day?

Definitely.

BobF wrote:Has there ever been a two day champ that won with the exact same total both nights before [Laura]?

Asked and answered to some degree, but I was in the studio for Darryl Tahirali's first two victories, in which he scored exactly $10,000 more than Laura both times (which really means that he simply had the lead over opponents--one of whom was my dad--with exactly $5,000 more than Laura's opponents in each game). I think Alex said, "You're in a rut!" to him.

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Post by RichmondJ » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:50 pm

Bamaman wrote:Did you get Qantas in LL the other day?
seaborgium wrote:Definitely.


We see what you did there.

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Post by brick » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:52 pm

BobF wrote:
brick wrote:You didn't make a negative comment. You mocked her. It's rude and it's immature and you seem to think that because a close friend of yours in college was ok with something similar it's ok? Word to the wise: Tossing behaviors at total strangers online based on the fact that your college bestie was cool with it isn't a good game plan.


Perfect timing! I was just thinking this morning that the internet was so devoid of people who can take a complete strangers written words and then tell the writer exactly what they meant by those words. Welcome to JBoard, brick!

My biggest error here was posting in a style that I would normally use for my Facebook posts where the people who know me know that I'm a very positive person with a goofball streak in me. If Laura ever happens to read the post in question, I apologize, I meant no offense.


Thank you ever so much for your very warm welcome.

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Post by Winchell Factor » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:57 pm

BobF wrote:
brick wrote:You didn't make a negative comment. You mocked her. It's rude and it's immature and you seem to think that because a close friend of yours in college was ok with something similar it's ok? Word to the wise: Tossing behaviors at total strangers online based on the fact that your college bestie was cool with it isn't a good game plan.


Perfect timing! I was just thinking this morning that the internet was so devoid of people who can take a complete strangers written words and then tell the writer exactly what they meant by those words. Welcome to JBoard, brick!

My biggest error here was posting in a style that I would normally use for my Facebook posts where the people who know me know that I'm a very positive person with a goofball streak in me. If Laura ever happens to read the post in question, I apologize, I meant no offense.

Without wanting to pick a fight--and, honestly, I don't want to--I think the burden really goes the other way. I think the obligation of the reader to understand the psyche and intention of an unknown author is far less than the obligation of an author to consider how his or her words might sound to readers who don't know the writer's personality or intentions.

I admit, I fail at this far too often, but I think that by far the greater burden belongs on the writer.

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