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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby trainman » Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:49 pm

Bamaman wrote:My supervisor at work is Japanese. He has said his parents were born in Japan but he was born in California in 1946. I assume his parents were in one of those camps but don't feel comfortable asking.


A few years ago, I dated a woman whose father's parents had met in one of the camps (didn't ask which one).
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:53 pm

Was at a con over the weekend. DVR didn't get Wednesday or Thursday; will catch up via the bunker.

My college piano teacher had to play Pachelbel Canon at a funeral, and they accidentally listed it as "Taco Bell Canon" in the bulletin.

Why didn't the champ get a chance to spit out the other one on the Tomlin clue? Alex seemed to cut him off fast before he could even try.

Strangely in Movie, I recognized none of the titles at 400-1000, but recognized the actors. 200 was the reverse, as I recognized White Men Can't Jump bot not Harrelson.

Animals for $400 was negbait for bouquet.

You can get Doritos as a side at Taco Bell? Dr Pepper is "One of a Kind"? The hell is DoorDash? Those things are called Cinnabon Delights?!? Can't believe I went 1/5 in Taco Bell.

All but Anemia in health. How was "migraine" a TS? Also got Lach Trash on Manzanar.

Clara Barton continues to elude me when I need to bring up her name.

I call BS on the Doritos clue. I eat at Taco Bell all the time and I have never seen Doritos by themselves as a side, nor do I see them on TB's menu on their site. Can we label that as an erratum?

Where the hell is the TOM on this clue?! I had no guess.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:27 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:You can get Doritos as a side at Taco Bell? Dr Pepper is "One of a Kind"? The hell is DoorDash? Those things are called Cinnabon Delights?!? Can't believe I went 1/5 in Taco Bell.


I call BS on the Doritos clue. I eat at Taco Bell all the time and I have never seen Doritos by themselves as a side, nor do I see them on TB's menu on their site. Can we label that as an erratum?


https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides
https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides/doritos-chips

I didn't know Doritos were available as a side either, but wasn't Locos Taco also in the clue? It seemed quite obvious to me.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Woof » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:34 pm

Cat Hammarskjold wrote:I only know about the existence of Manzanar from its mention in The Karate Kid. I don't know the names of any of the other Japanese interment camps.


Another route to encounter Manzanar is from Ansel Adams's gorgeous photos taken there in 1943, a great act of politically inspired artistry. Instaget for me, however, as an old family friend was interred there as a teenager.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 2:41 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:You can get Doritos as a side at Taco Bell? Dr Pepper is "One of a Kind"? The hell is DoorDash? Those things are called Cinnabon Delights?!? Can't believe I went 1/5 in Taco Bell.


I call BS on the Doritos clue. I eat at Taco Bell all the time and I have never seen Doritos by themselves as a side, nor do I see them on TB's menu on their site. Can we label that as an erratum?


https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides
https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides/doritos-chips

I didn't know Doritos were available as a side either, but wasn't Locos Taco also in the clue? It seemed quite obvious to me.


Huh. I've been in literally dozens and dozens of TBs, but have never, ever seen Doritos by themselves available as a side. I've never seen pintos, rice, or pico de gallo either. Clearly they pinned it to an overly regional item, just like when they use "Daily Double" as a TOM for McDonald's.

"Side of chips" was enough to mislead me to WAGging "nachos" even though I know what a Doritos Locos Taco is. I still think that was a very easy clue to whiff.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:25 pm

Wasn't the category TACO BELL'S CANON IN "D"? Being spotted the first letter made things a lot less complicated than you're making them.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:37 pm

seaborgium wrote:Wasn't the category TACO BELL'S CANON IN "D"? Being spotted the first letter made things a lot less complicated than you're making them.


Because people never forget the category either, right?
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Wasn't the category TACO BELL'S CANON IN "D"? Being spotted the first letter made things a lot less complicated than you're making them.


Because people never forget the category either, right?

Write them down? Players can read them on the board so I don't think that's really cheating for home viewers.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jeff6286 » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:You can get Doritos as a side at Taco Bell? Dr Pepper is "One of a Kind"? The hell is DoorDash? Those things are called Cinnabon Delights?!? Can't believe I went 1/5 in Taco Bell.


I call BS on the Doritos clue. I eat at Taco Bell all the time and I have never seen Doritos by themselves as a side, nor do I see them on TB's menu on their site. Can we label that as an erratum?


https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides
https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides/doritos-chips

I didn't know Doritos were available as a side either, but wasn't Locos Taco also in the clue? It seemed quite obvious to me.


Huh. I've been in literally dozens and dozens of TBs, but have never, ever seen Doritos by themselves available as a side. I've never seen pintos, rice, or pico de gallo either. Clearly they pinned it to an overly regional item, just like when they use "Daily Double" as a TOM for McDonald's.

"Side of chips" was enough to mislead me to WAGging "nachos" even though I know what a Doritos Locos Taco is. I still think that was a very easy clue to whiff.


Now you're just declaring that it has to be a regional item. You don't get to just make stuff up. Did you do any research before you reached this conclusion? You claimed you didn't see them on their site, and it took me about 30 seconds to google it and provide the links above. Did you call taco bells in your area and ask if it's available as a side? Maybe the Doritos, pintos, pico de gallo, etc, are available but not listed on the menu. Just because you missed a question doesn't mean it's a massive conspiracy against you.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Mon Dec 05, 2016 8:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Wasn't the category TACO BELL'S CANON IN "D"? Being spotted the first letter made things a lot less complicated than you're making them.


Because people never forget the category either, right?

Because it's the writers' fault when you neg on what should be a clam at worst, right?
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:59 pm

I rarely eat at Taco Bell but I got Doritos and Dr. Pepper.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:42 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:You can get Doritos as a side at Taco Bell? Dr Pepper is "One of a Kind"? The hell is DoorDash? Those things are called Cinnabon Delights?!? Can't believe I went 1/5 in Taco Bell.


I call BS on the Doritos clue. I eat at Taco Bell all the time and I have never seen Doritos by themselves as a side, nor do I see them on TB's menu on their site. Can we label that as an erratum?


https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides
https://www.tacobell.com/food/sides/doritos-chips

I didn't know Doritos were available as a side either, but wasn't Locos Taco also in the clue? It seemed quite obvious to me.


Huh. I've been in literally dozens and dozens of TBs, but have never, ever seen Doritos by themselves available as a side. I've never seen pintos, rice, or pico de gallo either. Clearly they pinned it to an overly regional item, just like when they use "Daily Double" as a TOM for McDonald's.

Virtually every Taco Bell I have been to (in several states) has a set of four "Meal Deals" in addition to the main combos. Each one features an entree, a medium drink, and a small bag of Nacho Cheese Doritos. Here is a promo image from the nationwide launch back in 2010:
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Getting back to FJ!, how did everyone but me know to guess Nessie? Even my mom got this one right, and her track record's worse than mine.
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:52 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Getting back to FJ!, how did everyone but me know to guess Nessie? Even my mom got this one right, and her track record's worse than mine.

If it's any consolation...

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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:24 pm

Woof wrote:
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:I only know about the existence of Manzanar from its mention in The Karate Kid. I don't know the names of any of the other Japanese interment camps.


Another route to encounter Manzanar is from Ansel Adams's gorgeous photos taken there in 1943, a great act of politically inspired artistry. Instaget for me, however, as an old family friend was interred there as a teenager.


I sure hope he was interned there and not interred!
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Re: Friday, December 2, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby JayK33 » Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:03 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:Getting back to FJ!, how did everyone but me know to guess Nessie? Even my mom got this one right, and her track record's worse than mine.


I didn't watch the episode, but looking over the clue and knowing what the correct answer is, I don't think I would have gotten it either.
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