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Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Volante » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:36 pm

Horrible clues extend to the calendar too:

Final, Americana
An 1890 Act of Congress says these can be redesigned no more than once every twenty-five years.
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What are (U.S.) coins?


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Yeah, no. I don't know when that clue was written, but even excluding this century's designs I can come up with a solid counter example WELL before that clue would've been a glint in a writer's eye:

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$1 Eisenhower , introduced 1971 (since you have to be dead for it, I actually guessed in the mid 1960s) followed by the $1 Susan B Anthony, 1979.
(It can be done even without relying on those 1976 commemorative reverses.)


The 1890 Act actually states that if one's been using the same design for 25 years (i.e., stale) it can be redesigned without an act of Congress.
Congress can still decide to redesign them whenever they darn well choose.

Quite frustrating to be able to legitimately rule out the 'correct' answer.
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:47 am

Volante wrote:Horrible clues extend to the calendar too:
*snip*


Especially when they come from actual game material.
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Volante » Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:26 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Volante wrote:Horrible clues extend to the calendar too:
*snip*


Especially when they come from actual game material.

That recent, huh?

Sheesh...
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby BobF » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:11 pm

Volante wrote:Horrible clues extend to the calendar too:

Final, Americana
An 1890 Act of Congress says these can be redesigned no more than once every twenty-five years.
Spoiler: show
What are (U.S.) coins?


..

..

..

Yeah, no. I don't know when that clue was written, but even excluding this century's designs I can come up with a solid counter example WELL before that clue would've been a glint in a writer's eye:

Spoiler: show
$1 Eisenhower , introduced 1971 (since you have to be dead for it, I actually guessed in the mid 1960s) followed by the $1 Susan B Anthony, 1979.
(It can be done even without relying on those 1976 commemorative reverses.)


The 1890 Act actually states that if one's been using the same design for 25 years (i.e., stale) it can be redesigned without an act of Congress.
Congress can still decide to redesign them whenever they darn well choose.

Quite frustrating to be able to legitimately rule out the 'correct' answer.


I'm a
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numismatist
, and the act does still apply, however, they do allow for special exceptions like
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The Kennedy half dollar after only 15 years of the Franklin half
, but they require an act of congress to override that act.

But I still wouldn't have gotten that.
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Vanya » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:20 pm

Volante wrote:
Quite frustrating to be able to legitimately rule out the 'correct' answer.


What else could it be?
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Volante » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:33 pm

BobF wrote:I'm a
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numismatist
, and the act does still apply, however, they do allow for special exceptions like
Spoiler: show
The Kennedy half dollar after only 15 years of the Franklin half
, but they require an act of congress to override that act.

But I still wouldn't have gotten that.

Exactly, Congress can still decide to redesign them whenever. But that throws a big wrench into the clue's rigid wording of "no redesign more than once every 25 years."

Vanya wrote:
Volante wrote:Quite frustrating to be able to legitimately rule out the 'correct' answer.

What else could it be?

Absolutely nothing. You might as well ask "The giant bell Big Ben is located in this capital of France."
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby bpmod » Mon Jun 25, 2012 3:41 pm

Volante wrote:
Vanya wrote:What else could it be?

Absolutely nothing. You might as well ask "The giant bell Big Ben is located in this capital of France."

Wait! Is Big Ben the bell, the clock or the tower?

One of them might be in that capital of France, but as far as I know, none of them is in this capital of France.

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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Volante » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:22 pm

bpmod wrote:
Volante wrote:
Vanya wrote:What else could it be?

Absolutely nothing. You might as well ask "The giant bell Big Ben is located in this capital of France."

Wait! Is Big Ben the bell, the clock or the tower?

One of them might be in that capital of France, but as far as I know, none of them is in this capital of France.

Brian

Originally, it's the bell, but has colloquially been assigned to the other two. Specifically, I was attempting to slow the tide of pedantry. Shows how well that works here!
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby bpmod » Mon Jun 25, 2012 4:38 pm

Volante wrote:Originally, it's the bell, but has colloquially been assigned to the other two. Specifically, I was attempting to slow the tide of pedantry. Shows how well that works here!

Oops. I forgot to use the tongue-in-cheek emoticon.

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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Volante » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:08 pm

bpmod wrote:
Volante wrote:Originally, it's the bell, but has colloquially been assigned to the other two. Specifically, I was attempting to slow the tide of pedantry. Shows how well that works here!

Oops. I forgot to use the tongue-in-cheek emoticon.

Brian


:oops:
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby bpmod » Mon Jun 25, 2012 5:17 pm

I should just put one of these in every post I make: :mrgreen:

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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby Paucle » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:22 pm

bpmod wrote:I should just put one of these in every post I make: :mrgreen:
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I do it mentally for you. I just assumed everyone did! :mrgreen:
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Re: Sunday, June 24, 2012, Jeopardy! Calendar

Postby bpmod » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:40 pm

Paucle wrote:
bpmod wrote:I should just put one of these in every post I make: :mrgreen:
Brian


I do it mentally for you. I just assumed everyone did! :mrgreen:

I figure all of the regulars would.

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