Friday, October 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, October 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:05 pm

Got as far as "Julius Caesar and Juliet" when think music ran out I wonder if that would've been accepted... her character title is just 'Juliet' and there are no other titles with that character in the folios. Admittedly a toughie!

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Post by sarisson » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:37 pm

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sarisson wrote:Thanks to Andy for posting the preempted clues.
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Post by floridagator » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:37 pm

What a great fj clue. I got it right away.
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Post by Golf » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:40 pm

Had to root for the new champ after she got Jordan Speith in the golf category. Not sure why somebody would think Ernie Els is American, if someone is going to answer that it would reason they knew at least something about the person.

And of course the issue with the middle contestant giving away tons of green by being wagering ignorant.

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:57 pm

Thanks to that weather DD I decided to look up the Beaufort scale, since "stronger than a breeze" seems like a strange definition for gale force winds. Apparently, up to 31MPH is a "strong breeze". Yeah sure.

Also, I'll have to avoid Philly and Milford, Ohio, since apparently their weather involves regular meteor and comet strikes travelling at .33c.
(I'm kidding. Mostly. Not sure why no one got lightning on the rebound though.)

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Post by IronNeck » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:36 pm

What a timely FJ! I just finished reading Julius Caesar a few days ago. Despite this, it still took me about 20 seconds to figure out the second character, Juliet Capulet. I imagine it was nerve-wracking for all the contestants involved.

Overall, it was a well-played, competitive game, and the new champion impressed me.

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All the DD wagers were poor; if you aren't confident in a category and think you will probably get it wrong, bet $5, not $1500-$2000.

And as Golf noted, horrible FJ wager by Meghan. Especially in a FJ category that has had many difficult clues resulting in Triple Stumpers before. Betting $0-$2200 was called for.

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Post by seaborgium » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:37 pm

goatman wrote:Got as far as "Julius Caesar and Juliet" when think music ran out I wonder if that would've been accepted... her character title is just 'Juliet' and there are no other titles with that character in the folios. Admittedly a toughie!
I can't imagine they'd neg that response. It helps that her family name isn't in the title.

I thought of the self-inflicted stabbing right away, and then had to go to the initials to jog my memory. My dad got the wrong title character for the suicide and combined plays to get his response of "Romeo Montague and Regan Macbeth" :lol:

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Post by Volante » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:39 pm

Train of thought upon seeing final:

- Romeo & Juliet...one of them used a dagger
- It was Juliet. Romeo used poison
-- (And I've done the damn Opera event in WoW Karazhan often enough... http://www.wowhead.com/sound=9310/a-juliannedeath02 )
- Juliet Capulet. JC
- Julius Caesar
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Post by AleBelly » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:48 pm

I was pretty certain one of the answers would be from Romeo and Juliet. So RM and JC. Can't believe I couldn't pull Julius Caesar out of the hat.

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Post by IronNeck » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:49 pm

AleBelly wrote:I was pretty certain one of the answers would be from Romeo and Juliet. So RM and JC. Can't believe I couldn't pull Julius Caesar out of the hat.
To be fair, it's a very large yellow hat; 30 seconds isn't nearly enough time to rummage through all of it.

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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:50 pm

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Ken's lack of golf knowledge in FORE! had it easy to root for the spinning carousel tonight.

The FJ! category is not my strength, but I'm familiar enough with the titles and main characters to solve the clue with plenty of time to write the correct response in its entirety.

Without a doubt anyone who had Julius Caesar and Juliet have a correct response. What I wondered is if Caesar & Juliet would have received a thumbs up. While I think tonight's clue was a good one and perfectly fair for regular J!, I would have saved it for the TOC. Even with multi-game winning champs I suspect the clue may not have gone 3/3.

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Post by goatman » Fri Oct 28, 2016 10:54 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:Thanks to that weather DD I decided to look up the Beaufort scale, since "stronger than a breeze" seems like a strange definition for gale force winds. Apparently, up to 31MPH is a "strong breeze". Yeah sure.

Also, I'll have to avoid Philly and Milford, Ohio, since apparently their weather involves regular meteor and comet strikes travelling at .33c.
(I'm kidding. Mostly. Not sure why no one got lightning on the rebound though.)
Yeah that was a corker. Even a small metor like the one that hit Elizabeth Hodges in Sylacauga, AL in 1954, if traveling at .33c would have sufficient kinetic energy to vaporize North America. Long before Ms Hodges took a meteor, another one landed in Alabama: Wetumpka Crater Impact had KE ~175,000 Hiroshima bombs and made a crater ~5 miles wide, a real piker moving at a mere ~20 m/s. C ~ 300,000,000 m/s, so .33c ~ 100,000,000 m/s and thus a similar meteor impact at .33c would have (100m/20) = 50,000,000 times the energy of the Wetumpka Crater Impact, or the equivalent of 50m(175000) = 8,754,000 million ~ 9 trillion Hiroshima bombs. So that would vaporize the planet. Yeah... that hurts. OW! :o
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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:16 pm

sarisson wrote:I went to high school with Meghan (she was a senior when I was a freshman), so retroactive good luck if she's reading this. As far as I know, no one else from Monsignor Donovan Donovan Catholic has been on the show.
I liked Meghan a lot. Unfortunately for her, she didn't need luck; she needed wagering sense. The game was hers for the taking and she gave it away.

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Post by ZachTheRiah » Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:18 pm

When I read final Jeopardy, I was trying to think of a pair of people with the same first name in the same title. I didn't realize they could to be from two separate titles. :oops: (I thought Juliet had to be one of them, though).

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Post by AleBelly » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:25 am

IronNeck wrote:
AleBelly wrote:I was pretty certain one of the answers would be from Romeo and Juliet. So RM and JC. Can't believe I couldn't pull Julius Caesar out of the hat.
To be fair, it's a very large yellow hat; 30 seconds isn't nearly enough time to rummage through all of it.
You wouldn't believe all the useless junk in there either.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:28 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:I think part of it was that I was expecting it to be a title character whose name was by itself (e.g. Titus Andronicus), not one half of a title pair.
I thought it was somewhat confusing because I expected the full name to be in both titles. The best I could come up with was Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens. It seemed like a lot to parse in 30 seconds. I think if you thought of Julius Caesar right away it was probably pretty gettable, otherwise you'd be scratching your head.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:41 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:I think part of it was that I was expecting it to be a title character whose name was by itself (e.g. Titus Andronicus), not one half of a title pair.
I thought it was somewhat confusing because I expected the full name to be in both titles. The best I could come up with was Titus Andronicus and Timon of Athens. It seemed like a lot to parse in 30 seconds. I think if you thought of Julius Caesar right away it was probably pretty gettable, otherwise you'd be scratching your head.
I did hit on Julius Caesar right away and was still stumped for the other name.
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Post by dinghammer » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:34 am

ZachTheRiah wrote:When I read final Jeopardy, I was trying to think of a pair of people with the same first name in the same title. I didn't realize they could to be from two separate titles. :oops: (I thought Juliet had to be one of them, though).
I also spent most of the time trying to think of a pair in the same title. Unfortunately, Carl Troilus and Cressida Thompson weren't stabbed.

(I should add to my earlier post that I got Julius Caesar just as time was running out -- if I'd thought of him earlier, I might have had a chance.)

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Post by dhkendall » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:32 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:I did hit on Julius Caesar right away and was still stumped for the other name.
Mrs. Caesar would like a word with you.

Myself, I did my best TPH impression by saying "there are Shakespeare characters with first and last names?" for well over 20 seconds - all the characters that came to mind I could only think of one name (Hamlet, Polonius, Laertes, King Whoever, Macbeth - near the end I was just spitballing names, not even caring if they were stabbed or not). I got "Julius Caesar" around second #28, absolutely no time to remember Juliet, and her last name. (Plus, I always get her means of death mixed up with Ophelia's.)

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Re: Friday, October 28, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:14 am

Vowela wrote:Good for the new champ not biting that ever-so-tempting gust negbait for gale. I bit hard, and wound up looking up the scale during the commercial break to see, sure enough, "gust" isn't mentioned anywhere on it.
That was hardly negbait. That's because a gust isn't a wind speed; it's a (sudden) change in the wind speed.

It will be interesting to see where this FJ polls. It took me a few seconds, but I managed to get it.

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