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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alietr » Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:57 pm

<Whew> Glad to see you're still around, Swift's!
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Swift'sSecondCourse » Thu Jun 28, 2012 2:52 pm

alietr wrote:<Whew> Glad to see you're still around, Swift's!


Were you afraid I'd gone somewhere?
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby bpmod » Thu Jun 28, 2012 3:35 pm

Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:
alietr wrote:<Whew> Glad to see you're still around, Swift's!


Were you afraid I'd gone somewhere?

All that talk of poisoning and such...

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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Volante » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:05 pm

Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:
alietr wrote:<Whew> Glad to see you're still around, Swift's!


Were you afraid I'd gone somewhere?

Well, with a name like Lannister, your life expectancy falls somewhere between those of a mayfly and a fruit fly.
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby mswanson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 4:51 pm

bpmod wrote:
Swift'sSecondCourse wrote:
alietr wrote:<Whew> Glad to see you're still around, Swift's!


Were you afraid I'd gone somewhere?

All that talk of poisoning and such...

Brian

Well, with a name like Lannister, your life expectancy falls somewhere between those of a mayfly and a fruit fly.

Ahem. *quietly sets next week's gcal meeting with the Queen of Thorns to "private"
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:17 pm

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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Swift'sSecondCourse » Thu Jun 28, 2012 5:19 pm

That's it, I'm hiring a taster. And sending Bronn a raven.
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby mswanson » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:19 pm

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Postby reddpen » Thu Jun 28, 2012 6:58 pm

cinemaniax7 wrote:...the location of the negotiations is fairly obscure trivia for American citizens unless you happened to be around in 1905. Or unless you live in Maine. Or both.

Or you wrote a term paper (including an execrable pun) on the Russo-Japanese War as a HS sophomore for a European History class.
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cinemaniax7 wrote:Well, I knew which war they were talking about from the date, and I knew Teddy had brokered the peace treaty. But I wouldn't have guessed Portsmouth if you'd given me 30 minutes. I'm normally not one to complain about FJ, but it seems to me the location of the negotiations is fairly obscure trivia for American citizens unless you happened to be around in 1905. Or unless you live in Maine. Or both.

Maybe it would be obscure trivia if they hadn't, you know, named the treaty after said location.

And if more than three people on the planet had actually, you know, heard of it.

Maybe if you didn't post at 4:25 a.m., you'd post fewer inanities like the above. I can't say it was an instaget because the first small NH town that popped to mind was Bretton Woods, but from somewhere (merci bien, Jacques Cousins!) the name Portsmouth bubbled up and I was pretty sure it was right.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:00 pm

reddpen wrote:I can't say it was an instaget because the first small NH town that popped to mind was Bretton Woods, but from somewhere (merci bien, Jacques Cousins!) the name Portsmouth bubbled up and I was pretty sure it was right.


And what led you to New Hampshire versus Maine or any other state near it?
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby Volante » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:16 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
reddpen wrote:I can't say it was an instaget because the first small NH town that popped to mind was Bretton Woods, but from somewhere (merci bien, Jacques Cousins!) the name Portsmouth bubbled up and I was pretty sure it was right.


And what led you to New Hampshire versus Maine or any other state near it?

Knowing U.S. History is my guess.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby reddpen » Thu Jun 28, 2012 7:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
reddpen wrote:I can't say it was an instaget because the first small NH town that popped to mind was Bretton Woods, but from somewhere (merci bien, Jacques Cousins!) the name Portsmouth bubbled up and I was pretty sure it was right.

And what led you to New Hampshire versus Maine or any other state near it?

Reconstructing a thought process that lasted maybe 15 seconds... My precall off the category was St. Augustine, Fla. On clue reveal, 1905 I knew was the R-J War (prior knowledge as noted above). Bretton Woods came to mind (historic agreements named for towns in New England is a pretty small category), but I knew that agreement was decades later and led to the IMF/World Bank. Then the name Portsmouth popped to mind along with an image of TR with envoys from Russia and Japan, possibly this one, and it clicked in with what I knew cold at age 15.
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alietr » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:05 pm

Also, the clue said "city". Bretton Woods does not qualify in that regard.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby Bamaman » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:21 pm

reddpen wrote:Or you wrote a term paper (including an execrable pun) on the Russo-Japanese War as a HS sophomore for a European History class.


You have to tell us the pun.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:43 pm

Volante wrote:
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reddpen wrote:I can't say it was an instaget because the first small NH town that popped to mind was Bretton Woods, but from somewhere (merci bien, Jacques Cousins!) the name Portsmouth bubbled up and I was pretty sure it was right.


And what led you to New Hampshire versus Maine or any other state near it?

Knowing U.S. History is my guess.


As I said, though, I did take US History, but we spent like 3 seconds on all the wars combined, and I had NHO the Russo Japanese war until this clue. Does my aunt's "you didn't study war because we weren't in one" make any sense to anyone else?
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby Vanya » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:57 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:As I said, though, I did take US History, but we spent like 3 seconds on all the wars combined, and I had NHO the Russo Japanese war until this clue. Does my aunt's "you didn't study war because we weren't in one" make any sense to anyone else?


No. Most of history is war.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby Volante » Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:34 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Volante wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:And what led you to New Hampshire versus Maine or any other state near it?

Knowing U.S. History is my guess.


As I said, though, I did take US History, but we spent like 3 seconds on all the wars combined, and I had NHO the Russo Japanese war until this clue. Does my aunt's "you didn't study war because we weren't in one" make any sense to anyone else?

You asked 'what lead you to NH?' I answered 'Knowing U.S. History.'

Considering the number of wars this country has been though, all I can add is that you do not know U.S. History to the depth Jeopardy! requires.
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Re: pointlessly pounding the Hammer

Postby jeff6286 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:06 pm

Volante wrote:
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As I said, though, I did take US History, but we spent like 3 seconds on all the wars combined, and I had NHO the Russo Japanese war until this clue. Does my aunt's "you didn't study war because we weren't in one" make any sense to anyone else?

You asked 'what lead you to NH?' I answered 'Knowing U.S. History.'

Considering the number of wars this country has been though, all I can add is that you do not know U.S. History stuff to the depth Jeopardy! requires.


Fixed that for you.
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:19 pm

Volante wrote:You asked 'what lead you to NH?' I answered 'Knowing U.S. History.'


No I didn't. I asked what LED me to NH.
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Re: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Volante » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:29 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Volante wrote:You asked 'what lead you to NH?' I answered 'Knowing U.S. History.'


No I didn't. I asked what LED me to NH.

Knowing it took place in NH.

Seriously. You might as well ask "How do you know water is two hydrogen molecules and one oxygen molecule?" "I JUST KNOW!"
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