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Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Archivists » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:30 am

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Double Jeopardy! Round

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Final Jeopardy! Round

Postby theFJguy » Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:31 am

FINAL JEOPARDY! CATEGORY
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS

FINAL JEOPARDY! CLUE
1 of 2 states whose first-ever electoral votes were cast for Woodrow Wilson

Tim Aten: 12400+2600=15000 (4x = $71,300)
Jaime Ryan: 4200-1400=2800
Wendi Rottweiler: 2800-700=2100

Correct response:
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(1 of) Arizona or New Mexico (Tim – Arizona) (Jaime – Hawaii) (Wendi – Hawaii)


Daily Doubles
Tim: 3200+1200
Jaime: 5600-3400
Jaime: 2600+2400

Coryats
Tim: 12000
Jaime: 6800
Wendi: 2800

Combined: 21,600
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:26 pm

WNEM dumped another Time-Life infomercial on us today. I still don't know why December is such a pre-emption fest.

I had to watch on WBKB. I saw an ad for a local radio station. Just... why?

Overlord = D-Day was a bit undervalued, given the stand and stare.

WLT Tina Fey at $200?

Fort Lauderdale = Spring Break? That clue was a little too loosely pinned. I usually think of Daytona when it comes to Florida spring break cities.

Chicago at $600 was overvalued as all hell. Surprised at the TSes on Erie Canal and Ohio River.

Blanked on White House = 20, and didn't know Vicksburg = Grant = 50.

Reflect = hall of mirrors was hard to narrow down even with the TOM.

Ran Nothing but Net.

NHO Harlem Renaissance.

WLT Spielberg at $400?

Fell into the "Road Less Traveled" trap AS ALWAYS.

Lach Trash: Ohio River, red-letter day, CBC, ARPANET.

No guess on FJ!
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OSXpert » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Tina Fey at $200?

Picture of Tina Fey. SNL + 30 Rock + Lots of Movies

TenPoundHammer wrote:FWLT Spielberg at $400?

"Close Encounters"

TenPoundHammer wrote:Fell into the "Road Less Traveled"

I precalled the neg on the show by screaming "don't buzz in if you don't know the right title!!"

FJ was an educated guess with "Arizona". I didn't know any years of entry, but I knew Arizona was right before Hawaii and Alaska. Somehow WAGed Holy of Holies on the DD

Here is Tim's Magic Card
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby xxaaaxx » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 pm

When they missed the Overlord clue, my jaw hit the floor hard enough to shatter the tiles. I was willing to chalk it up to nerves, or somehow not knowing its actual operational name...but then they missed Incheon. And the Erie Canal drawn on a map.

"Don't say Road Less Traveled, don't say...damnit."

Instaget FJ with Arizona. Tried to come up with the other one during the Think music, but I couldn't remember if it was NM or OK.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:33 pm

OSXpert wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Tina Fey at $200?


Picture of Tina Fey. SNL + 30 Rock + Lots of Movies


Yes, I have no doubt that she's a very famous person. But as always, she still looks exactly like every other actress to me.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby econgator » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:47 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Overlord = D-Day was a bit undervalued, given the stand and stare.


I have no clue how that was a S&S.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:49 pm

econgator wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Overlord = D-Day was a bit undervalued, given the stand and stare.


I have no clue how that was a S&S.


Why was it so obvious anyway?
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mungar » Wed Dec 07, 2016 7:58 pm

That may have been the easiest non-Kids Week FJ in a long time. Absolutely stunned it wasn't a triple get, and that's coming from a Canadian.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby skullturf » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:01 pm

A significant portion of the trivia that I know, even if I didn't learn it from The Simpsons in the strictest sense, has certainly been reinforced by The Simpsons. Tonight's FJ was an example.

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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MarkBarrett » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:19 pm

Operation Overlord in June is first box material. All the blame falls squarely on the players with none for the writers or valuation.

I knew that was Tina Fey, but there have to be thousands of better images available than the one chosen.

Jaime and Wendi did their parts to make sure Tim had the runaway by serving up the unfortunate rebounds of Jefferson/$2 and botching the (saw it coming immediately - only a matter of who would do it) Frost title. Plus, there was the missed DD for minus 3400 that made me laugh as once again there was an ark connection.

At least Jaime knew about the Defenestration of Prague.

Plenty of trash for viewers to collect from the 4th podium in a night with a 21,600 combined Coryat.

Tim salvaged less than stellar game by getting the FJ! clue correct. I joined him with Arizona. New Mexico would have been my second response if both were required.

This is Tim Aten's card he mentioned during story time?
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:23 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:Operation Overlord in June is first box material. All the blame falls squarely on the players with none for the writers or valuation.


First I've heard of it, but war facts in general just go in one ear and out the other for me.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby nlw44 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:34 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:When they missed the Overlord clue, my jaw hit the floor hard enough to shatter the tiles. I was willing to chalk it up to nerves, or somehow not knowing its actual operational name...but then they missed Incheon. And the Erie Canal drawn on a map.

And the Ohio River on a map, with MIssissippi and Tennessee Rivers already excluded. And a picture of John Huston. Honest to goodness, what the heck? So many inexplicable stand and stares.
"And has thou slain the Jabberwock?
Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!"
He chortled in his joy.

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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby grindcore » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:11 pm

TPH: 41 hits for the Harlem rennaissance in the archive, including most recently when it was the response to a DD in July.

If you're aware that you can't tell actresses' faces apart, don't ask WLT them.

Agree that Ft. Lauderdale was far from obvious.

Knew FJ! was somewhere out west but I knew it wasn't that far west. Wrong is wrong though, I said Wyoming.

I'm starting to keep track of the "good for you"s Alex drops and compare them week to week. I think we're at 4 so far this week.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mfc248 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:29 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:When they missed the Overlord clue, my jaw hit the floor hard enough to shatter the tiles. I was willing to chalk it up to nerves, or somehow not knowing its actual operational name...but then they missed Incheon. And the Erie Canal drawn on a map.

"Don't say Road Less Traveled, don't say...damnit."

Instaget FJ with Arizona. Tried to come up with the other one during the Think music, but I couldn't remember if it was NM or OK.


MarkBarrett wrote:Operation Overlord in June is first box material. All the blame falls squarely on the players with none for the writers or valuation.

I knew that was Tina Fey, but there have to be thousands of better images available than the one chosen.

Jaime did his part to make sure Tim had the runaway by serving up the unfortunate rebounds of Jefferson/$2 and botching the (saw it coming immediately - only a matter of who would do it) Frost title. Plus, there was the missed DD for minus 3400 that made me laugh as once again there was an ark connection.

At least Jaime knew about the Defenestration of Prague.

Plenty of trash for viewers to collect from the 4th podium in a night with a 21,600 combined Coryat.

Tim salvaged less than stellar game by getting the FJ! clue correct. I joined him with Arizona. New Mexico would have been my second response if both were required.

This is Tim Aten's card he mentioned during story time?
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Had both possible correct FJ responses immediately. Felt quite similar about the Erie Canal, but I nearly said Pusan (as in the Pusan Perimeter) before remembering Incheon. And the exact same thought on the Frost poem. Not Taken = Frost, Less Traveled = M. Scott Peck.

11 LT's here: June (1944), Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Incheon, whether, whereas, Erie Canal, Ohio River, Hall of Mirrors, CBC, ARPAnet, red letter day.

I came out of that Fey clue thinking I might need to spend more time watching award show red carpets. With her hair up, I couldn't put her name to the face.

That is indeed Tim's card. I was surprised by that part of the anecdote initially. I thought he was referring to a Magic card used in regular game play, which is an honor usually reserved to M:TG World Champions (for example, Shadowmage Infiltrator and Voidmage Prodigy).
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby doihavetoreally » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:30 pm

Slam dunk FJ. Both these states celebrated 100 years.

Skullturf... How did you get that screenshot so quickly? Is that a famous Simpsons episode? I'm impressed.

Hope there would have been no BMI on Huston.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Category 13 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:42 pm

nlw44 wrote:
xxaaaxx wrote:When they missed the Overlord clue, my jaw hit the floor hard enough to shatter the tiles. I was willing to chalk it up to nerves, or somehow not knowing its actual operational name...but then they missed Incheon. And the Erie Canal drawn on a map.

And the Ohio River on a map, with MIssissippi and Tennessee Rivers already excluded. And a picture of John Huston. Honest to goodness, what the heck? So many inexplicable stand and stares.

And although I wouldn't know where to pinpoint Fort Lauderdale on a map, it has been the perenial spring break meca for as long as I can remember.

I got the less obvious Lach Trash offering of Ron Howard.

MarkBarrett wrote:At least Jaime knew about the Defenestration of Prague.

And, he knew precisely what to wager to maximize his chances of securing 2nd place money in FJ.
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby teapot37 » Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:47 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:Skullturf... How did you get that screenshot so quickly? Is that a famous Simpsons episode? I'm impressed.

www.frinkiac.com
the official Simpsons screenshot database
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Re: Wednesday, December 7, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby floridagator » Wed Dec 07, 2016 10:23 pm

What a dreadful game. Too many TSs cause me to lose all respect for the contestants and become indifferent to who wins. The champ won mostly because the middle challenger stumbled badly in DJ.

Really, how could none of the three contestants know the rather obvious:
red-letter days
Ft. Lauderdale
SCLC
Ohio River
CBC
and there was one other from J! round, I think also in the Loop category.
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