debramc wrote:For the first time ever, there's actually someone on the show who I used to know in real life, and am not currently in touch with so as to have the opportunity to anticipate it. Leslie took high school German from my ex-husband, and was one of a handful of former students we kept up with for several years (in fact, I still have her old email address in the Netherlands on my contact list - I guess I can delete that one now...). She's one of those people about whom I actually have occasionally wondered "whatever happened to...". I guess now I know. Yay!
Leslie, if you're reading this, (retro) good luck!!
Whereas I was cheering for her (even days before her show aired, after checking out the contestants on jeopardy.com) because she looks a lot
like my wife! (As in, I very nearly did a double-take kind of resemblance).
vellore wrote:Hmmm, do I root for the volunteer tutor at the homeless shelter or the perpetrator of the autobahn duck massacre?
But first, one question:
Are auto and Otto homophones?
I got the impression that she was pronouncing it the "authentic" German way (as one would expect from a German teacher), but I may be wrong. My sister's boyfriend lived in Germany most of his life (moved here just over 10 years ago), maybe I'll ask him how it's pronounced (although he still has a thick German accent).
Precalled Henry Blake for the Sitcom deaths category.
Again, with the recent Afghanistan final, and both me and AP referencing "The Great Game" when that Final aired (btw, AP, with you on the Aouzou Strip like, not surprised you know about it too), surprised there wasn't more gets. To be honest, I was thinking of India/Pakistan briefly, but I quickly determined that the 2001 part was the most important part of the clue. Figured it had to be Afghanistan (after a needless detour to Iraq - its 15 minutes of fame (geopolitically speaking) came a few years later), and after going through all of Afghanistan's border countries (with a quick eye-roll at China - knew they wouldn't do that so close), along with another dead end detour at the Afghan-Soviet border (after which I reminded myself that it was 2001 and the clue was referencing a present border anyways), and with its continued relevance (Afghanistan-Pakistan is the only border in that area mentioned even now), was a very quick get.