Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:18 am

dinghammer wrote:
seaborgium wrote:Titus and Ronicus

Aw, I came here just to make that joke (well, to say it would have been a funnier wrong answer than Tristan and Isolde).

Stupid Wednesday game nights...

If you'd been first, I probably would have been a jerk and posted that I made that joke during the 2012 Summer Hiatus Challenge.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alan tiger » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:24 am

"gambol" was merriam-webster's word of the day yesterday.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby MattKnowles » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:31 am

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I missed Limburger Cheese. I do bad on the cheese clues. There are way too many types of cheese we should probably just consolidate them.

Just can't cut it, huh?



I went to a cheese website after posting that comment and they have 89 pages of cheese varieties with 16 types of cheese each. I continue to insist that we reduce the number of cheeses to something manageable. I think 150 types of cheeses is sufficient.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby earendel » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:04 am

I was sure I had the right answer for FJ! but would have been negged because I said "Troyius" not "Troilus". I blame Star Trek.

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There was an episode of TOS called "Elaan of Troyius".
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby John Boy » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:13 am

Elijah Baley wrote:Is it me or are the crazy random FJ wagers getting to be even more crazy and random?

I'll be the first to admit that wagering would be a topic for serious review, but today seemed like an example of a not very complicated scenario. I just wonder what Zoey or Alain were thinking of in terms of strategy with their wagers.


I wonder at what point (if ever) did Alain think to himself, "Hmmmmm, I could have won that game if I had wagered small!" And I wonder how hard he dope-slapped himself for failing to study wagering strategy 101. Oh well.

You're right. Both Alain and Zoey seemed to pick random amounts.

Meanwhile I got Limburger and Liverwurst for the stinkiest Lach Trash ever) plus IBM Selectric. (once again, being of a certain age...)

For FJ I thought for a nanosecond of Antony & Cleopatra but very quickly found Troilus and Cressida for another game won from the imaginary fourth podium. This game had some nice promise but the ending was just sad.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:22 am

seaborgium wrote:
bpmod wrote:It would seem I am the first to mention LT of gambrel.

Brian

Maybe it can be your Tollund Man.


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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby alietr » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:25 am

Fun fact of the day for those who didn't know: QANTAS is an acronym for Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services (which explains the lack of a 'U').
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby jeff6286 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:43 am

dhkendall wrote:
econgator wrote:
I had A&C and T&C to ponder. I know that A&C are 1st century BC and that would be some serious minutiae if T&C were also and you just had to know who came first, so T&C it was.


I completely forgot A&C existed. Good thing too because when I saw Alain's answer I figured he was right as T&C I though was after them.
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Also not sure if serious, you thought the Trojan war took placeafter the time of Anthony and Cleopatra? I believe Kirk said something similar above, I have to say I'm a little stunned.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:51 am

MattKnowles wrote:
OrangeSAM wrote:
MattKnowles wrote:
I missed Limburger Cheese. I do bad on the cheese clues. There are way too many types of cheese we should probably just consolidate them.

Just can't cut it, huh?



I went to a cheese website after posting that comment and they have 89 pages of cheese varieties with 16 types of cheese each. I continue to insist that we reduce the number of cheeses to something manageable. I think 150 types of cheeses is sufficient.


I watched Sharknado yesterday. Appropriately, I was eating cheese while I was watching it.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Elijah Baley » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:59 am

jeff6286 wrote:
dhkendall wrote:
econgator wrote:
I had A&C and T&C to ponder. I know that A&C are 1st century BC and that would be some serious minutiae if T&C were also and you just had to know who came first, so T&C it was.


I completely forgot A&C existed. Good thing too because when I saw Alain's answer I figured he was right as T&C I though was after them.
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Also not sure if serious, you thought the Trojan war took placeafter the time of Anthony and Cleopatra? I believe Kirk said something similar above, I have to say I'm a little stunned.


I can't speak for them, but personally, I took a guess with Troilus and Cressida but I'll admit to not knowing the first thing about the time and place (although would have guessed Greece) - I just knew it was one of the few pairs in Shakespeare's titles. Granted, I think Shakespeare would be worth study before going on the show - there aren't that many works, really - but just off the top of my head, it's a shaky category. I still get confused with some of the ones that I've seen and can get The Comedy of Errors mixed up with Twelfth Night, etc. because he was prone to using some similar plot devices.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:07 am

jeff6286 wrote:Also not sure if serious, you thought the Trojan war took placeafter the time of Anthony and Cleopatra? I believe Kirk said something similar above, I have to say I'm a little stunned.


Not me. I never considered Antony and Cleo. I said I was glad I didn't because then I'd need to decide which came first quickly. Given time to think about it it would be pretty clear which was earlier, but if I had just a couple seconds I'm not sure.

On a different subject, I don't think I've ever eaten Limburger cheese, but it's ubiquity as a stinky cheese in cartoons made that one pretty much a no-brainer!
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby artshep » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:34 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
dhkendall wrote:I found that "GAM" category incredibly hard (and usually the wordplay ones are wheelhouses!). Anyone else?

Yes. It's my wheelhouse as well, and I only got $400 and $800. Even the $400 one was all TOM, as I couldn't have told you what "gambol" means.


Coincidentally, the word "gambol" was the "M-W Word of the Day" (daily email from Merriam Webster) on the same day/morning of the show. Also, "gambrel" would be a well-known term for any deer hunters on the board. It's a coat-hanger-looking instrument (similar in shape to the roof they used for the visual) that's used to hoist deer for skinning and quartering. Without that context, definitely a tough category.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby bpmod » Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:43 am

seaborgium wrote:
bpmod wrote:It would seem I am the first to mention LT of gambrel.

Brian

Maybe it can be your Tollund Man.

Before I clicked that link, my thought was "Tollund Man who?" Shows how quickly I forget.

This Is Kirk! wrote:On a different subject, I don't think I've ever eaten Limburger cheese, but it's ubiquity as a stinky cheese in cartoons made that one pretty much a no-brainer!

This.

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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby davey » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:16 pm

earendel wrote:I was sure I had the right answer for FJ! but would have been negged because I said "Troyius" not "Troilus". I blame Star Trek.

Spoiler: show
There was an episode of TOS called "Elaan of Troyius".


Depending on how neatly you write you could very well get away with that. A dotted I could just be an l with a gap...
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:37 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:I'm afraid I'm turning into TPH. I didn't recognize Elle Macpherson from the photo.

I didn't either. But the clue sounded like it was about her. So I took a closer look and decided, yeah, that could be Elle.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby opusthepenguin » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:16 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:On a different subject, I don't think I've ever eaten Limburger cheese, but it's ubiquity as a stinky cheese in cartoons made that one pretty much a no-brainer!

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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Thu Jan 12, 2017 1:53 pm

alietr wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
bpmod wrote:It would seem I am the first to mention LT of gambrel.

Brian

Maybe it can be your Tollund Man.


So, you're a 1%er, huh?

If you round up.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby Bamaman » Thu Jan 12, 2017 3:54 pm

I knew Cleopatra died around 30 BC so that A&C took place after Julius Caesar. I was going to put the right play down but could not come up with its name.\

They have done the soap opera bit before and I really don't mind it if it isn't done too often. Yes, they are hamming it with the overacting on the drama. I use to watch a couple soaps years ago and they do tend to over dramatize things.

Count me as one who got limburger from years of cartoons.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby beatlesfan317 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:22 pm

I noticed Alain kept kept putting the buzzer back in its slot too. Could just be a nervous habit.
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Re: Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby This Is Kirk! » Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:23 pm

My wife is notorious for pulling answers based on old TV shows. Just a couple days ago she was able to match a state to a town name (I forget the exact clue now) because she remembered it being mentioned in the TV show "Alice." My favorite one was years ago at a pub trivia game she was able to come up with Diogenes because he was mentioned in an episode of "Diff'rent Strokes."
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