Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Magna » Wed Jul 11, 2012 2:37 pm

stevo4212 wrote:Griping about that would be like getting upset that the ownership interest is called fee simple absolute. After all, there is no such thing as ABSOLUTE ownership, right?

And land ownership is rarely simple.
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby hanzz » Fri Jul 13, 2012 11:35 pm

As a hopefully future fellow doctor who followed a lock game with a -$6,000 game, I can certainly affirm that one can never be too presumptuous about a person's intellectual/trivial skill based off of one game, sad (or should I be happy?) as I am to see myself fall (rise?) to third in rank.
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby econgator » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:00 am

hanzz wrote:As a hopefully future fellow doctor who followed a lock game with a -$6,000 game, I can certainly affirm that one can never be too presumptuous about a person's intellectual/trivial skill based off of one game, sad (or should I be happy?) as I am to see myself fall (rise?) to third in rank.


Yes (no?) :)
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby stevo4212 » Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:28 pm

goforthetie wrote:

On the pi question, I was actually looking forward to saying that pi is a transcendental number. We've known it is irrational for a while, but the idea of a transcendental number fascinates me. if you can remember the proof that pi is not algebraic, I commend you, for I could never quite grasp it.


I can't remember it off the top of my head, but I did write a paper on it once. Proving that e is transcendental is slightly easier. Not that I can remember that proof, either, although I do remember the proof that it is irrational.[/quote}

Nice! Were you a math major?
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jkbrat » Sun Aug 05, 2012 10:13 am

Trying to catch up and played this one off the Archive (hence, no visuals).
It was quite awhile ago so maybe no one will remember (or care?), but just have to ask...

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Did they really just show a picture of an office?

If so, I'm mighty impressed with Stephanie's get of Dick Cheney!

(And, if not, what up with that grammar? - Or is this, as they say, the "new normal"? :( )
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby bpmod » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:01 am

jkbrat wrote:Trying to catch up and played this one off the Archive (hence, no visuals).
It was quite awhile ago so maybe no one will remember (or care?), but just have to ask...

VICE PRESIDENTS $200
Recent holder of the office seen here

Did they really just show a picture of an office?

If so, I'm mighty impressed with Stephanie's get of Dick Cheney!

(And, if not, what up with that grammar? - Or is this, as they say, the "new normal"? :( )

To quote another famous Canadian: "The trouble with normal is it always gets worse."

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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby alamble » Sun Aug 05, 2012 11:19 am

jkbrat wrote:Trying to catch up and played this one off the Archive (hence, no visuals).
It was quite awhile ago so maybe no one will remember (or care?), but just have to ask...

VICE PRESIDENTS $200
Recent holder of the office seen here

Did they really just show a picture of an office?

If so, I'm mighty impressed with Stephanie's get of Dick Cheney!

(And, if not, what up with that grammar? - Or is this, as they say, the "new normal"? :( )

Given that the name of the category was "Vice Presidents," does it not make sense that "the office" refers to "the office of the Vice-President"? I suppose Alex's inflection would help, but the wording makes perfect sense to me in context.
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby dhkendall » Mon Aug 19, 2013 11:48 am

I just watched this episode on repeat today (why do they show repeats during the summer hiatus of episodes they recently showed in repeat?) and thought about this question:

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS $400: "A bassoon is an example of an instrument with a double one of these; a saxophone, a single one"

I wonder if "vowel" would work. Not part of the instrument, true, but "bassoon" does have a double vowel, whereas "saxophone" only has single vowels ...
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby seaborgium » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:47 pm

If someone rang in and said that, I'd weasel out of giving them points by saying, "The instrument itself doesn't have a double vowel; its name does." I might also cite the indefinite article before (and lack of quotation marks around) each instrument's name in the clue as making it clear that the clue was talking about the instruments, not the words.
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Re: Monday, July 9, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Postby billy pilgrim » Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:56 pm

dhkendall wrote:I just watched this episode on repeat today (why do they show repeats during the summer hiatus of episodes they recently showed in repeat?) and thought about this question:

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS $400: "A bassoon is an example of an instrument with a double one of these; a saxophone, a single one"

I wonder if "vowel" would work. Not part of the instrument, true, but "bassoon" does have a double vowel, whereas "saxophone" only has single vowels ...

I don't think you can sell saxophone as having 'a single vowel'.
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