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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby jeff6286 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:38 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Vanya wrote:He's been a testy lately.

I don't think that's the correct singular.


Damn it Seaborgium, you stole my joke!

Johnblue wrote:During one of my tryouts in the 90's, one of the other guys who scored well on the test was ejected from the tryout. It turned out he had been on the show a couple of seasons before. I'm not sure how he thought he would get by the contestant staff but I guess this Kirby character was able to do so.


Maybe he wore the same shirt and tie, and it was the shirt that got him caught. Clearly they don't pay attention to the tie.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:54 pm

Vanya wrote:
legendneverdies wrote:
Bamaman wrote:

I still don't get how Kirby got back on. Do they not maintain a database of contestants with social security numbers and everything?


I don't think anyone gets how he got back on. ONe would think they would have a computerized database.


Maybe Jeff hacked into it.


He should have hacked into the archive.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby thepratshow » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:24 pm

I'm going to try to get back on. I'll just wear a fake beard and glasses. NO ONE WILL EVER NOTICE.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:37 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Vanya wrote:He's been a testy lately.

I don't think that's the correct singular.


Damn it Seaborgium, you stole my joke!


That reminds me of that Jeff Foxworthy joke where he says his wife is such a hypochondriac and always has whatever new disease they're discussing on the news. "You do not have testicular cancer. You don't even have testiculars!"
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Volante » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:36 pm

Got final more out of dumb luck than anything. 'Ambush' came to mind first, 'guerrilla' about halfway through, but guerre is 'war' so discarded it. I could never have justified ambush though.

And was anyone else thinking a 'burrito architect' would be found at...
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Chipotle?...

Still, I prefer that over "sandwich artist." (Yeah, that's art like a Duchamp fountain is art...)
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Johnblue » Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:52 pm

It could also be Moe's Southwest Grill.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:08 pm

Qdoba?

(What kind of name is that, anyway? That's the kind of name I expect Linkara to say "Because poor literacy is kewl!" on.)
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby debramc » Sat Jun 02, 2012 7:28 pm

Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby gloriaclemente » Sat Jun 02, 2012 8:04 pm

My FJ train of thought went first to "bois" but I couldn't find anything there, then I thought of "buche" as in "Buche de Noel", the Yule Log cake. From there, ambush.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby lisa0012 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 10:21 pm

debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby billy pilgrim » Sat Jun 02, 2012 11:32 pm

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econgator wrote:Basically, it looks like, "We aren't going to bother taking you to court or suing you, because that wouldn't be worth our time, effort, and money, but we can and will ensure that we take back your winnings and ensure that you never appear on our show of profit from said appearance ever."

I was half-joking about asking for translation, but I do believe that that is what they mean and, although it seems harsh, it certainly is the kind of 'threat' that would keep most people in compliance.

They do keep things under wraps for a reason after all. I'm interested to see how this plays out. (I am not even tempted to check out said page, and don't anybody get any ideas about posting it around these parts.)

Brian

Actually the quoted contract language means almost the exact opposite of that. This will be a very brief explanation of a fairly complicated legal issue. At common law- which is very much alive here- there were two types of courts. The legal and the equitable. At law you could only seek damages- for example someone negligently harmed you. The equity side allowed for injunctions- and manmy other types of relief. An action for breach of contract generally can only seek money damages. The quoted language allows Sony to seek equitable relief - like enjoining any future disclosure etc.- because you generally have to prove that money damages are not sufficient to remedy a breach. The quoted language concedes that. So actually it means Sony will seek an injunction and all other relief. It's not at all saying Sony won't sue you.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby OrangeSAM » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:28 am

lisa0012 wrote:
debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.

I can tell you that Freebirds has reached California (Orange), although I don't know what other states it might have invaded.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby ronk » Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:11 am

OrangeSAM wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:
debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.

I can tell you that Freebirds has reached California (Orange), although I don't know what other states it might have invaded.


I happened to attend this taping. DJ is a supervisor at a Freebirds in Houston, I believe. The first Freebirds was in Isla Vista, CA. The partners parted ways, one went to Texas and started the chain. There's 8 or 10 in California, at least. The original in IV is still there but is unaffiliated with the chain.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby thepratshow » Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:57 pm

At the time of the taping, I was a manager at Freebirds in Houston. Since then I've moved up to assistant general manager in Rosenberg, TX.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby debramc » Sun Jun 03, 2012 6:32 pm

lisa0012 wrote:
debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.

So apparently I was right, but I'm curious - was it the "burrito architect" bit or DJ in general that you didn't see as going together? To me, both fit very well with the Freebirds vibe. (Disclaimer - I've never been inside a Freebirds, but I've certainly seen several of them, and worked across the street from one for a couple years, and known lots of devotees, etc. You actually went to school in the location of the first one in Texas, so probably have much more hands-on experience. :D )
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby Bamaman » Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:51 pm

OrangeSAM wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:
debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.

I can tell you that Freebirds has reached California (Orange), although I don't know what other states it might have invaded.



I've never seen one or even heard of the company.
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby lisa0012 » Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:13 pm

debramc wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:
debramc wrote:Freebirds? Since it even has burrito in the name of the restaurant.


Freebirds is a Texas thing, mostly, and apparently he is from Texas. Just don't see it...I've been going to Freebirds since there was only one in existenceand just can't see it fitting with their hippie vibe.

So apparently I was right, but I'm curious - was it the "burrito architect" bit or DJ in general that you didn't see as going together? To me, both fit very well with the Freebirds vibe. (Disclaimer - I've never been inside a Freebirds, but I've certainly seen several of them, and worked across the street from one for a couple years, and known lots of devotees, etc. You actually went to school in the location of the first one in Texas, so probably have much more hands-on experience. :D )


I just didn't think Freebirds would use the term. It has a very laid back vibe and the phrase seems too corny- reminds me of Subway, so I was thinking Chipotle or something. I've also eaten there hundreds of times and never seen or heard it. I stand corrected. I shall stop by my nearest Freebirds and eat my usual as payment for my mistake...
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby MinnesotaMyron » Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:03 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Word Origins
From the French for "To set in the woods", this word refers to a type of attack.

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What is ambush? Claudia and John had no guess; D.J. said siege.



D.J. Perry (Burrito architect): $13,600-$13,201=$399
John Baker: $13,400-$5,700=$7,700
Claudia Gray: $9,000-$1,000=$8,000...now a 1-day champion with $8,000


Later that night, another word of French origin and similar meaning would win the annual Scripps Spelling Bee.

Could you have spelled "goot-up-un"? I could not have.

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guetapens


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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby thepratshow » Mon Jun 04, 2012 12:28 am

It's worth noting that the term "burrito architect" was something I came up with and not a term actually used to refer to Freebirds employees. I was encouraged to be creative. :)
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Re: Friday, June 1, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Postby seaborgium » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:12 am

Reminds me of being in the green room when "gadabout" was deemed better than "bon vivant," and "self-proclaimed gadabout" better still.
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