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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dinghammer » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:12 am

"Brass" made me think of Jules Verne for some reason, and I was thinking of the kerosene as a fuel that was being spat into something, not sprayed onto something. My terrible guess was Around the World in Eighty Days. Sometimes I wish Alex wouldn't give those little extra comments after time runs out. "Well if you'd mentioned that in the clue, I would have known it!" I'm always thinking.

TenPoundHammer wrote:C = 100 eludes me yet again. Suggestions on keeping Roman Numerals straight since I always blank on them? Even worse, I got the next four.

C as in Century = 100
M as in Millennium = 1000
There's probably a Latin reason for V, but maybe you could think of the V in fiVe? And an X is just two Vs with their butts touching, so that's 10.
L and D? I don't know what to tell you.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:35 am

MarkBarrett wrote:*********
Seth's #1 football team is the Falcons and the Bears are his #3. He is introduced from Illinois. That seems to leave it open for a number of teams for his #2. I can't imagine it's another NFC North team.



He is a Vandy grad so my guess would be the Titans.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby koozbane » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:45 am

Anyone else think that Alex was a bit of a tool to Joe during the interview? I know Alex was just trying to make light of a difficult situation, but Joe was obviously struggling. I don't think Alex's approach helped any.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:36 am

koozbane wrote:Anyone else think that Alex was a bit of a tool to Joe during the interview? I know Alex was just trying to make light of a difficult situation, but Joe was obviously struggling. I don't think Alex's approach helped any.


Not at all. Quite the opposite, in fact. Alex was trying to be empathetic and display genuine interest in his story. If it came across differently, it's likely because rescuing a segment with a shell-shocked contestant is really difficult, even for a decades-long, charming pro like Trebek.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby CailinGaoilge » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:15 am

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Bamaman wrote:What country has a tri-color flag?


Ireland, Italy, Romania in addition to France, just off the top of my head. And those are only the ones I can think of with vertical stripes. Then there are the horizontal stripes, such as Bulgaria, Russia or Germany, and other tricolour arrangements such as Norway or the UK.

Right, but the category was about red/white/blue flags, and a design known as a "tricolor" that many other countries have adopted screams "France."


My mistake - I had forgotten the red/white/blue criteria.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby badgerfellow » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:33 am

My guess for Seth's #2 NFL team is the Tennessee Titans, only basing it on the fact he lived in Nashville/at Vanderbilt.

EDIT: Didn't see post above, already discussed. Sorry about that.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:57 am

dinghammer wrote:"Brass" made me think of Jules Verne for some reason, and I was thinking of the kerosene as a fuel that was being spat into something, not sprayed onto something. My terrible guess was Around the World in Eighty Days. Sometimes I wish Alex wouldn't give those little extra comments after time runs out. "Well if you'd mentioned that in the clue, I would have known it!" I'm always thinking.

TenPoundHammer wrote:C = 100 eludes me yet again. Suggestions on keeping Roman Numerals straight since I always blank on them? Even worse, I got the next four.

C as in Century = 100
M as in Millennium = 1000
There's probably a Latin reason for V, but maybe you could think of the V in fiVe? And an X is just two Vs with their butts touching, so that's 10.
L and D? I don't know what to tell you.


Heh, amusingly L and D are the ones I always get mixed up, and I don't use those mnemonics for the others! (I just know them)
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:45 am

Am I the youngest person here who got Miss Peach?

I'm 42, and Miss Peach is a little before my time, but I'm a huge comic strips buff so that category is kind of a wheelhouse for me.

I don't always have a feeling for how well-known older comic strips are to younger people.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Wed Oct 05, 2016 9:50 am

skullturf wrote:Am I the youngest person here who got Miss Peach?

I'm 42, and Miss Peach is a little before my time, but I'm a huge comic strips buff so that category is kind of a wheelhouse for me.

I don't always have a feeling for how well-known older comic strips are to younger people.


Perhaps. I'm 44 and NHOI. (I am familiar with Momma though through the wonderful snarky site Comics Curmudgeon (run by former J! contestant Josh Fruhlinger)
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Silverfox » Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:59 am

COLA stands for "Cost of living allowance". I worked for the federal government for 30 years and everyone knew it as such. We never heard the word adjustment used to refer to that acronym.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby davey » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:17 am

I just did a search in the Code of Federal Regulations.
"Cost of living adjustment" gets 1287 hits.
"Cost of living allowance" gets 873 hits.

It's pretty clear that both responses are fine.

Also, in the past year only (previous numbers are for all editions since 1938)-
"Cost of living adjustment" w/5 cola = 34 hits
"Cost of living allowance" w/5 cola = 14 hits
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Wed Oct 05, 2016 11:33 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO "curtain call".


I'm certain that you have.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Wed Oct 05, 2016 2:36 pm

skullturf wrote:Am I the youngest person here who got Miss Peach?

I'm 42, and Miss Peach is a little before my time, but I'm a huge comic strips buff so that category is kind of a wheelhouse for me.

I don't always have a feeling for how well-known older comic strips are to younger people.


I'm 49 and didn't get it. My paper never carried Momma or Miss Peach, although I did run across them occasionally when traveling and reading other papers. I'm a little more familiar with Momma and just couldn't pull out the teacher's name.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:09 pm

dhkendall wrote:
skullturf wrote:Am I the youngest person here who got Miss Peach?

I'm 42, and Miss Peach is a little before my time, but I'm a huge comic strips buff so that category is kind of a wheelhouse for me.

I don't always have a feeling for how well-known older comic strips are to younger people.


Perhaps. I'm 44 and NHOI. (I am familiar with Momma though through the wonderful snarky site Comics Curmudgeon (run by former J! contestant Josh Fruhlinger)


I'm a huge fan of Comics Curmudgeon, but had no idea that Josh was a Jeopardy contestant! Makes sense, in retrospect. And yeah, his quips about Momma in particular are excellent.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:52 pm

dhkendall wrote:
dinghammer wrote:"Brass" made me think of Jules Verne for some reason, and I was thinking of the kerosene as a fuel that was being spat into something, not sprayed onto something. My terrible guess was Around the World in Eighty Days. Sometimes I wish Alex wouldn't give those little extra comments after time runs out. "Well if you'd mentioned that in the clue, I would have known it!" I'm always thinking.

TenPoundHammer wrote:C = 100 eludes me yet again. Suggestions on keeping Roman Numerals straight since I always blank on them? Even worse, I got the next four.

C as in Century = 100
M as in Millennium = 1000
There's probably a Latin reason for V, but maybe you could think of the V in fiVe? And an X is just two Vs with their butts touching, so that's 10.
L and D? I don't know what to tell you.


Heh, amusingly L and D are the ones I always get mixed up, and I don't use those mnemonics for the others! (I just know them)


I find the mnemonics only gum me up because I always overthink them. "Okay, C is... Century, centigrade? No wait, maybe it's cinco, five. M is uh... million? No, that would be too easy."

IronNeck wrote:I'm a huge fan of Comics Curmudgeon, but had no idea that Josh was a Jeopardy contestant! Makes sense, in retrospect. And yeah, his quips about Momma in particular are excellent.


I knew about Momma because my grandma used to have clippings of it on her fridge even before Josh started snarking about it. Didn't know about Miss Peach though.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mxc_takeshi » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:08 pm

41 right.

Red (4), Theater (4), "Ef" (2), 100 (4), TV (5), Wine (2)
History (4), There (3), Oscar (4), State (3), Lazarus (3), Rising (3)

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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Wed Oct 05, 2016 5:44 pm

skullturf wrote:Am I the youngest person here who got Miss Peach?

I'm 42, and Miss Peach is a little before my time, but I'm a huge comic strips buff so that category is kind of a wheelhouse for me.

I don't always have a feeling for how well-known older comic strips are to younger people.

I'm a 33-year-old comics buff of sorts who got it.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:15 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:BDM: Seth did not clearly lose to Miranda in #7 for the simple reason that he's still playing. Miranda should have wagered more and defeated him? Yes, that is true. It's no different than Seth trailed in game 1 and only won because Dorcas did not get a very solvable FJ! clue.

Missing FJ!--and making strategic decisions based upon the likelihood of such--is a normal part of the game. Getting FJ! wrong in a non-lock game, having second place get it right, but winning because second made an absolutely nonsensical, indefensible wager that rendered FJ! entirely moot, is not. I'd be shocked if it had happened five times in the last ten years. Seth obviously continues to rack up wins and dollars, but in my mind his continuing reign lost all legitimacy at that point.

TenPoundHammer wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
dinghammer wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:C = 100 eludes me yet again. Suggestions on keeping Roman Numerals straight since I always blank on them? Even worse, I got the next four.

C as in Century = 100
M as in Millennium = 1000
There's probably a Latin reason for V, but maybe you could think of the V in fiVe? And an X is just two Vs with their butts touching, so that's 10.
L and D? I don't know what to tell you.


Heh, amusingly L and D are the ones I always get mixed up, and I don't use those mnemonics for the others! (I just know them)


I find the mnemonics only gum me up because I always overthink them. "Okay, C is... Century, centigrade? No wait, maybe it's cinco, five. M is uh... million? No, that would be too easy."

The helps offered for C and M aren't really mnemonics, though. They're actual subject knowledge that can help you learn those numerals independent of any trick. The Roman numeral C represents the same root as century (100 years), cent (1/100 of a dollar), centimeter (1/100 of a meter), percent (1/100 of anything) and, yes, even centigrade (100 degrees between the freezing and boiling points of water). Likewise with M and millennium, milligram, etc.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:36 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:BDM: Seth did not clearly lose to Miranda in #7 for the simple reason that he's still playing. Miranda should have wagered more and defeated him? Yes, that is true. It's no different than Seth trailed in game 1 and only won because Dorcas did not get a very solvable FJ! clue.

Missing FJ!--and making strategic decisions based upon the likelihood of such--is a normal part of the game. Getting FJ! wrong in a non-lock game, having second place get it right, but winning because second made an absolutely nonsensical, indefensible wager that rendered FJ! entirely moot, is not. I'd be shocked if it had happened five times in the last ten years. Seth obviously continues to rack up wins and dollars, but in my mind his continuing reign lost all legitimacy at that point.


I disagree. Call it one of the luckiest flukes in the history of the show (and I would be fascinated to see how many times something similar has ever occurred), but wagering is a skill, and Seth won that game because Miranda is one of the worst wagerers in Jeopardy history.

His reign is perfectly "legitimate". Now, we can speculate on how he stacks up against other 5+ day champions, (personally, I think recent 4-day champion Tim Kutz could well beat Seth head-to-head) but there are no asterisks by his 12 victories, and counting.
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Re: Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:43 pm

The Word Picture wrote:Agree with adjustment. The kerosene sent me down the Slaughterhouse five trapdoor. Otherwise j and dj not as user weird (opposite of user friendly) as yesterday.


I too negged with Slaughterhouse Five (forgetting that it was fire-bombing in that novel). I don't think there are enough of us for a poll question ,though. :)
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