Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:59 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Also, the maple leaf on the tail was a pretty big hint to Air Canada even if you have never heard of it.


Because all US airlines are called Air America, right? It could have just as easily been Canadian Air, Canadian Airlines, Canada Airlines, Maple Leaf Airlines, or Snerfurgleburgen (why not? Australia's is called Qantas...)


That's fair enough. You do have to have kind of heard of Air Canada, enough so it sounds familiar. Let me help with something I found on the web. Sing this to the tune of O Canada a few times and you'll never forget the name:

    Air Canada! O take us from the place
    Whose "Patriot Act" our land of birth disgraced.
    The F.B.I. has wiretaps
    From sea to shining sea;
    In airports across the land,
    We stand in line for thee.
    Save us a seat while we're still free!
    Air Canada, we stand in line for thee;
    Air Canada, we stand in line for thee.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bomtr » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:59 pm

Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT Ben Affleck or John Grisham at $400?


The Grisham book mentioned was Rouge Lawyer


You're making me see red when you talk like that...


Unless I already have a lock, I'm all in on the state abbreviation DD. Sam sees no value in DDs; somebody will.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Johnblue » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:00 pm

Mascara DA would probably be better than anything else Grisham has written lately.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Volante » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:18 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Because all US airlines are called Air America, right? It could have just as easily been Canadian Air, Canadian Airlines, Canada Airlines, Maple Leaf Airlines, or Snerfurgleburgen (why not? Australia's is called Qantas...)

Qantas makes sense when you find out it stands for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Golf » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:19 pm

bomtr wrote:Unless I already have a lock, I'm all in on the state abbreviation DD. Sam sees no value in DDs; somebody will.

Ditto, free money just sitting there for the taking. And the guy wagers basically nothing. Hilarious.

Now that one of the greatest Jeopardy stories ever is sadly over, I can get back to pointing out horrid game play by contestants. Cindy's run didn't deserve to be sullied by anything negative.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby IronNeck » Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:23 pm

Golf wrote:
Now that one of the greatest Jeopardy stories ever is sadly over, I can get back to pointing out horrid game play by contestants. Cindy's run didn't deserve to be sullied by anything negative.


My own sentiments exactly.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Kenny » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:03 am

Am I the only one wishing Alex would truncate the contestant interviews? When Brad was giving the five-minute anecdote about hiding his wife's engagement ring in a box of Cracker Jack, I felt like Holden Caulfield. "We don't want your whole g*****n autobiography!"

Sure enough, 8 total clues went unanswered. There are only a set number of minutes for each game, so time spent hearing about a contestant's stuffed-bird collection is time not spent playing J.

Postal abbreviation category was brutal: knowing the answer then breaking it down to two states all in about 3 seconds. On grapefruit I was trying to come up with which states were PE & EL. On "mime," I got Maine but guessed Minnesota on the other M-state.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby OrangeSAM » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:35 am

I knew tonight's FJ! from the Larson book referenced above which I heard as an audio book some years back. (To be sure, I checked the book's index and found Baum listed there.)
I also learned that some director named Scorsese bought the film rights and wants to include this DiCaprio fella in the project.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:38 am

Luckily I assumed Carl Sandburg wouldn't have been old enough and moved on getting Baum maybe halfway through the think music. Turns out Sandburg was born in 1878, so he would have been a teenager during the World's Fair and certainly would have remembered it.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:02 am

Like TPH I thought Baum was British too (or possibly an East Coaster) and wouldn't have gotten FJ if you gave me all day. Did get it with Alex's comment right after though.

TenPoundHammer wrote:NHO Air Canada either. I don't get why they ask so much about airlines. You're just not gonna know any of that unless you fly all the time.


Or if, like me, you haven't been on a plane in nearly 37 years (although all my air travel to date has been on Air Canada) and know of several airlines (including El Al) because I fricking pay attention to the world around me! (Does no one read my signature?)
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:05 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
IronNeck wrote:The answer was assaying.


I know, but it said it was one letter off from a word meaning "to try", and I have NHO essay in any other context besides those things you write in school.

Bamaman wrote:Also, the maple leaf on the tail was a pretty big hint to Air Canada even if you have never heard of it.


Because all US airlines are called Air America, right? It could have just as easily been Canadian Air, Canadian Airlines, Canada Airlines, Maple Leaf Airlines, or Snerfurgleburgen (why not? Australia's is called Qantas...)


Wait, how on earth do you know Australia's is called Qantas? You must fly all the time!
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Kenny » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:23 am

FJ: assumed since Carl Sandburg wrote the epic multi-volume biography on Lincoln, that qualified him as an "author." Didn't even think of Baum since I thought he was from Kansas.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby rpg » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:30 am

Pleased to figure out FJ maybe halfway through, via white city ==> emerald city ==> Baum after first unsuccessfully trying to think of a time/place appropriate author. Less pleased to have missed the $2000 clue on Alf Landon, since I'm reading a book on Presidential losers, for crying out loud. Naturally, I haven't read his section yet. Time to hit the books...

I loved the state abbreviations category, too bad we didn't get to see the last clue. I love categories like this. The initials to roman numerals to numbers category from the Battle of the Decades is, to me, maybe the single greatest category they've ever written.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:52 am

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I spent all of FJ! regretting not knowing who wrote The Devil in the White City. Doh! I wonder how I would've done had I not been familiar with that book title.

The Jim Carrey clue mentioned his role in The Duck Factory. The series lasted only 13 episodes, but it holds a special place in my heart. The little ice skater in this clip (skip to 8:30) eventually grew up and, long story short, agreed to marry me.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Fri Dec 23, 2016 9:38 am

dhkendall wrote:Or if, like me, you haven't been on a plane in nearly 37 years (although all my air travel to date has been on Air Canada) and know of several airlines (including El Al) because I fricking pay attention to the world around me! (Does no one read my signature?)


Or why people feel obligated to reply to those types of posts (not meaning yours specifically).

Chicago ... turn of the century ... Upton Sinclair came to mind. Nah, that doesn't work. Let's look at the picture ... Oh, Baum. Done.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:11 am

dhkendall wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
IronNeck wrote:The answer was assaying.


I know, but it said it was one letter off from a word meaning "to try", and I have NHO essay in any other context besides those things you write in school.

Bamaman wrote:Also, the maple leaf on the tail was a pretty big hint to Air Canada even if you have never heard of it.


Because all US airlines are called Air America, right? It could have just as easily been Canadian Air, Canadian Airlines, Canada Airlines, Maple Leaf Airlines, or Snerfurgleburgen (why not? Australia's is called Qantas...)


Wait, how on earth do you know Australia's is called Qantas? You must fly all the time!

And to Australia, no less!

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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby hbomb1947 » Fri Dec 23, 2016 11:27 am

dhkendall wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
IronNeck wrote:The answer was assaying.


I know, but it said it was one letter off from a word meaning "to try", and I have NHO essay in any other context besides those things you write in school.

Bamaman wrote:Also, the maple leaf on the tail was a pretty big hint to Air Canada even if you have never heard of it.


Because all US airlines are called Air America, right? It could have just as easily been Canadian Air, Canadian Airlines, Canada Airlines, Maple Leaf Airlines, or Snerfurgleburgen (why not? Australia's is called Qantas...)


Wait, how on earth do you know Australia's is called Qantas? You must fly all the time!


Or maybe he's seen Rain Man . . .

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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby goatman » Fri Dec 23, 2016 12:51 pm

Near-instaget FJ. It was visual- the glassy palace, the date. Book came in 1900, adapted to stage in 1903. I read all 16 of the series ~45 years ago.
Somewhere in one of the books is a picture of the Emerald City that looks exactly like the image shown in clue, just green tinted. Go figure! :P

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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Elijah Baley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 1:54 pm

hbomb1947 wrote: I also thought the Hawaiian Airlines clue was kind of neg-baity; Pan-Am was well-known for pioneering trans-oceanic routes with innovative (for the time) aircraft that involved many intermediate stops, so Oakland to Honolulu would have totally fit in with that.


I think it was super nega-baity. Copies of Pan Am posters for flights to Hawaii have been around for years. I guess Hawaiian Airlines would seem like a good guess if one had never seen those posters, but I think they were definitely trying to bait people into the wrong answer on that one.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Fri Dec 23, 2016 2:22 pm

I thought of Pan Am but clammed because we just had the Pan American Highway clue.
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