Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Is it well known that Harrison Ford flies airplanes? I can think of lots of "elevating" hobbies.


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(Ok, I was initially surprised they took the more specific 'airplanes' as I said 'helicopters', but he does fly planes too, and obviously choppers would be accepted (so if anyone said helicopters, accept it!))

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by bpmod » Tue Jun 19, 2012 2:38 pm

harrumph wrote:The answer to C) - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - had a lot of horn players in it, they weren't a four piece band.

You mean those weren't the surnames of the members? I thought they were a three-piece band since Toil left (or died?) before they became famous.

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by harrumph » Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:48 pm

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harrumph wrote:The answer to C) - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - had a lot of horn players in it, they weren't a four piece band.

You mean those weren't the surnames of the members? I thought they were a three-piece band since Toil left (or died?) before they became famous.

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They became famous only after Young joined.

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Paucle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:29 pm

harrumph wrote:The answer to C) - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - had a lot of horn players in it, they weren't a four piece band.

oops- wasn't sure, so I checked the Billboard Top 40 book i have, and it only listed four.

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Post by Paucle » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:32 pm

harrumph wrote:
bpmod wrote:
harrumph wrote:The answer to C) - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - had a lot of horn players in it, they weren't a four piece band.
You mean those weren't the surnames of the members? I thought they were a three-piece band since Toil left (or died?) before they became famous.
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They became famous only after Young joined.

ok, I must admit this whole exchange has lost me! Which Young was in BS&T?

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Tue Jun 19, 2012 4:34 pm

bpmod wrote:
harrumph wrote:The answer to C) - Blood, Sweat, & Tears - had a lot of horn players in it, they weren't a four piece band.

You mean those weren't the surnames of the members? I thought they were a three-piece band since Toil left (or died?) before they became famous.

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At least they didn't try Hamilton Joe Frank and Reynolds. They might have had a fight on that one!

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Post by reddpen » Tue Jun 19, 2012 6:11 pm

Did anyone else miss the obvious and go with Jeeves and Wooster? I'm assuming (always a danger) they lived in London, and am aware their relationship wasn't really that of flatmates, but the century seemed right. I'll blame this miss on overthinking and the presence of my mother-in-law... who when I paused the DVR said "Sherlock Holmes?" in about five seconds flat.

I'll further assume they'd have taken impressment for press-ganging, and that I'd have been negged for saying Cowboys vs. Aliens. I also said nectar for honey in the Dickinson poem.

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reddpen wrote:Did anyone else miss the obvious and go with Jeeves and Wooster? I'm assuming (always a danger) they lived in London, and am aware their relationship wasn't really that of flatmates, but the century seemed right. I'll blame this miss on overthinking and the presence of my mother-in-law... who when I paused the DVR said "Sherlock Holmes?" in about five seconds flat.

I'll further assume they'd have taken impressment for press-ganging, and that I'd have been negged for saying Cowboys vs. Aliens. I also said nectar for honey in the Dickinson poem.

On the Mamet clue Alex missed a YouTube moment by not saying "Bleep yes!"

I also thought of possibly Pip and Herbert Pocket, but quickly settled on H&W.
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Post by dhkendall » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:28 pm

Paucle wrote:
dhkendall wrote:went with The Odd Couple (couldn't even remember Felix's name) for something to have
in London?


Hey, I always subscribe to the notion that having *something* (which at least fits the category) is better than nothing, because (as we've all grown sick of telling a more obstinate boardie), "a blank answer is always wrong". (Not to say I haven't had a blank slate for FJ before, but, at least I try if at all possible to have something remotely right. As I sad, at least my answer matches the category.)
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Post by Volante » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:45 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Paucle wrote:
dhkendall wrote:went with The Odd Couple (couldn't even remember Felix's name) for something to have
in London?


Hey, I always subscribe to the notion that having *something* (which at least fits the category) is better than nothing, because (as we've all grown sick of telling a more obstinate boardie), "a blank answer is always wrong". (Not to say I haven't had a blank slate for FJ before, but, at least I try if at all possible to have something remotely right. As I sad, at least my answer matches the category.)

Apparently there's now a caveat that if you know the answer's wrong, not to put it down. So many rules!
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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:30 pm

I haven't had a RIGHT answer since May 23, and I think I only got that one because I saw "Aus" when browsing the thread with my glasses off so I could make a request for someone to send me the episode. My last "true" correct one was May 18.

In other words, I might as well just put a blank every time.
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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by davey » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:26 pm

stevo4212 wrote:One could get mad at himself all he wants, for not thinking of Sherlock Holmes. I think the point is that almost no one actually knew the right answer to FJ, without guessing. I am sure there are a lot of books about characters living in London.

Is it right that the FJ comes down to pure luck? ...


I don't know why you'd assume that. I would assume that Jeopardy! people are the kind who were steeped in Sherlockiana as a kid. I know I was...Not to mention the popular modern TV version, in which they meet in the same way... How about a really challenging Holmesian clue, like

Some close readers of the Sherlock Holmes canon suggest that Dr. Watson had as many as six of these.


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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Swift'sSecondCourse » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:40 pm

stevo4212 wrote:I would assume that Jeopardy! people are the kind who were steeped in Sherlockiana as a kid. I know I was...Not to mention the popular modern TV version, in which they meet in the same way.


You're pretty dead on in my case, I'm a long-time fan of Holmes. And prior to taping this episode, my friends and I had spent the weekend watching the whole second season of Sherlock. This FJ was a gift.

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Post by Turd Ferguson » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:50 pm

davey wrote:I don't know why you'd assume that. I would assume that Jeopardy! people are the kind who were steeped in Sherlockiana as a kid. I know I was...Not to mention the popular modern TV version, in which they meet in the same way


I was never into either, but was a fan of the "other" modern TV version. I knew that House and Wilson lived together, so guessed that maybe that plot point was also taken from Holmes and Watson.

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Post by Leaper » Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:57 pm

As to FJ, I am also "steeped" in Holmes, to a good extent, but I still remember the FJ that concerned instead Holmes' first words to Watson (ie "You have been to Afghanistan, I perceive.") Feels too close to me. :P

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Jun 19, 2012 11:21 pm

Turd Ferguson wrote:I was never into either, but was a fan of the "other" modern TV version. I knew that House and Wilson lived together, so guessed that maybe that plot point was also taken from Holmes and Watson.


Damn, why have I not noticed this before? (ie that House = Holmes). Granted, I haven't watched House at all, but all I know about House is that he's a very curmudgeonly and surly type, and I don't associate curmudgeonly and surly behaviour with Holmes.
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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:15 am

Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:
stevo4212 wrote:I would assume that Jeopardy! people are the kind who were steeped in Sherlockiana as a kid. I know I was...Not to mention the popular modern TV version, in which they meet in the same way.


You're pretty dead on in my case, I'm a long-time fan of Holmes. And prior to taping this episode, my friends and I had spent the weekend watching the whole second season of Sherlock. This FJ was a gift.


They really need to have "seasons" longer than 3 episodes. :)

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Post by econgator » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:17 am

reddpen wrote:Did anyone else miss the obvious and go with Jeeves and Wooster? I'm assuming (always a danger) they lived in London, and am aware their relationship wasn't really that of flatmates, but the century seemed right. I'll blame this miss on overthinking and the presence of my mother-in-law... who when I paused the DVR said "Sherlock Holmes?" in about five seconds flat.


No, but when thinking during the music, I did ponder them -- way too obscure for most.

I'll further assume they'd have taken impressment for press-ganging,


That's what I said and I'm counting it.

and that I'd have been negged for saying Cowboys vs. Aliens.


Valid assumption.

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Turd Ferguson » Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:51 am

dhkendall wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote:I was never into either, but was a fan of the "other" modern TV version. I knew that House and Wilson lived together, so guessed that maybe that plot point was also taken from Holmes and Watson.


Damn, why have I not noticed this before? (ie that House = Holmes). Granted, I haven't watched House at all, but all I know about House is that he's a very curmudgeonly and surly type, and I don't associate curmudgeonly and surly behaviour with Holmes.


House wasn't an "exact" duplicate of Holmes, but there were many (intentional) parallels:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_(TV_series)#References_to_Sherlock_Holmes

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Re: Monday, June 18, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by Onairb » Wed Jun 20, 2012 1:39 am

dhkendall wrote:
Turd Ferguson wrote:I was never into either, but was a fan of the "other" modern TV version. I knew that House and Wilson lived together, so guessed that maybe that plot point was also taken from Holmes and Watson.


Damn, why have I not noticed this before? (ie that House = Holmes). Granted, I haven't watched House at all, but all I know about House is that he's a very curmudgeonly and surly type, and I don't associate curmudgeonly and surly behaviour with Holmes.


Holmes was often curt with his clients, as House is(was) with patients. House was by far the bigger misanthrope. Both had a roughly equal skepticism of authority, but Holmes sometimes found more tactful ways of telling people where they could go. The relationship with Wilson/Watson was the most obvious parallel.

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