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

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

Postby ElendilPickle » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:16 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote: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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Awwww.....
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby mrparadise » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:36 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote: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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Awwww.....



You're a lucky man, Matty! Looks like a swell show to me, a pity they cancelled.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:39 pm

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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.

I thought the implication in the clue that their flights are faster now would have steered more away from a defunct airline.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:45 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote: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.


That's awesome. Does she still skate?
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Elijah Baley » Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:56 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Elijah Baley wrote:
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.

I thought the implication in the clue that their flights are faster now would have steered more away from a defunct airline.


That's very possible; I can't remember the clue exactly but I latched onto "Hawaii" and "flights" and "1930s" (or "40s" - I can't even remember that right now).
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby BigDaddyMatty » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:03 pm

mrparadise wrote:You're a lucky man, Matty!

Indeed I am.

This Is Kirk! wrote:
BigDaddyMatty wrote: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.


That's awesome. Does she still skate?

When we first got married, she skated and coached on weekends, but she hasn't done either in the last few years. I need to encourage her to get back at it.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Fri Dec 23, 2016 7:16 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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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!


Easy. Qantas trips my Hawley-Smoot filter.
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Re: Thursday, December 22, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby morbeedo » Sun Dec 25, 2016 2:56 pm

State Abbrev. - RIND came to me immediately and the abbreviations fit, so no need to brainstorm peel, zest, skin. Loved that category, easy money and it was clear they wanted the state names until Alex gave his explanatory remarks, presumably for the benefit of slower thinkers at home. Also would have gone TDD on that one.

FJ was brutal. I should have just stared at the picture, but not sure that would have helped me get to LFB. Given my low get rate, I think I need to gun for a lock if I ever get on the show.
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