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Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:21 pm

1920s Literature
The collapse of this title structure causes the death of Esteban, Uncle Pio, Don Jaime, Pepita, & a Marquesa.

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What is The Bridge of San Luis Rey? Mandy said The House of the Seven Gables; Joel had no guess.

Josh Frumkin: $23,400+$3,001=$26,401...now a 2-day champion with $43.801
Joel Alderson: $13,200-$12,000=$1,200
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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by falsifieddocuments » Mon Dec 10, 2012 5:57 pm

Did anyone else find that they did way better on the bottom half of the board than the top half, especially in the DJ round?

B-L-T category killed me, even though I usually do well in the letter-based categories. And I kept drawing blanks on the movie directors. I kept sputtering Michael B-B-B-B. Just one vowel sound away. (I think I missed the fourth clue too, but I should've gotten it.) I assume the Coen brothers also would have been an acceptable response.

FJ was an instaget. "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" is one of my favorites. I wonder how much spelling would've mattered on that one. I also have a tendency to call it "The Bridge Over San Luis Rey," but I managed to keep it straight while sitting at home. I think the string of poorly written/weird FJ clues is over, as I've gotten the last five.

Didn't matter, but not a great wager for the three-spot player.

Congrats to the champ! Semi-slow start but a dominating performance.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by thenextofken » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:24 pm

Does anyone else think no one rang in on "West Germany" because it seemed too obvious to be that close to the bottom of the board?

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Post by Austin Powers » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:27 pm

thenextofken wrote:Does anyone else think no one rang in on "West Germany" because it seemed too obvious to be that close to the bottom of the board?
I suspect that's what happened, but it was really the only country that it could be, you know?

As soon as the question flashed for FJ, I said to myself, "None of them are getting anywhere near this." Then Josh got it, so nice job!

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:29 pm

Austin Powers wrote:As soon as the question flashed for FJ, I said to myself, "None of them are getting anywhere near this." Then Josh got it, so nice job!
I sure didn't. Not even a guess.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:41 pm

thenextofken wrote:Does anyone else think no one rang in on "West Germany" because it seemed too obvious to be that close to the bottom of the board?
Yes, decidedly. And I didn't care much for the alliteration category, probably because a little alliteration goes a long, long way.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leah » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:34 pm

Austin Powers wrote:As soon as the question flashed for FJ, I said to myself, "None of them are getting anywhere near this." Then Josh got it, so nice job!
Yes - I thought, they're all too young. So I echo the sentiment: well done!

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by kickerofelves » Mon Dec 10, 2012 8:55 pm

falsifieddocuments wrote: FJ was an instaget. "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" is one of my favorites.
Really? I had to read it in... 9th grade I think?; and hated it. Maybe I owe it a revisit?

Favorite book I ever 'had' to read, btw = The Stranger...

Congrats again to jfrumkin! Nicely played...

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:25 pm

Am I crazy, or on the first clue of the DJ round, did Joel say "cherubu"? He repeated it twice, saying "cheater cherubu" the first time, then "cherubu cheater", both times pronouncing cherub as if it rhymed with caribou. Maybe Alex could have thought he said "a cherub who cheats" or something like that, but there was pretty clearly an "oo" sound there that did not belong.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Paucle » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:28 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Am I crazy, or on the first clue of the DJ round, did Joel say "cherubu"?
I heard cherubin. But my hearing ain't the best.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CyrusChan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:31 pm

forgot the clue, but he got it, i think.

J was looking for A B but he gave B A and then switched to A B.

Ran women authors somehow...

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CyrusChan » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:40 pm

no clue on FJ so future contestants might want to take a look and familiarize with ML 100 best novels.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by LeFlaneur » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:46 pm

Count me as one of those who answered" The Bridge OVER San Luis Rey." To quote Roberto de Vicenzo, " What a stupid I am."
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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:53 pm

Paucle wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:Am I crazy, or on the first clue of the DJ round, did Joel say "cherubu"?
I heard cherubin. But my hearing ain't the best.
I heard cherubim, plural of cherub. I am thinking Alex was expecting the singular.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:55 pm

jeff6286 wrote:Am I crazy, or on the first clue of the DJ round, did Joel say "cherubu"? He repeated it twice, saying "cheater cherubu" the first time, then "cherubu cheater", both times pronouncing cherub as if it rhymed with caribou. Maybe Alex could have thought he said "a cherub who cheats" or something like that, but there was pretty clearly an "oo" sound there that did not belong.
I believe he said "cherubim" both times. It's plural so it doesn't really go, but I guess it isn't exactly wrong, either.

Another impressive game by Josh.

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by kickerofelves » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:08 pm

bpmod wrote: I heard cherubim, plural of cherub.
Me too...

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:09 pm

Thought of Bridge of San Luis Rey right away, then debated whether it was Over or On before ultimately going with the right one. Luckily something stuck with me from the one time I read it, although I couldn't tell you anything else about the plot.

Congrats to Josh!

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Re: Monday, December 10, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:31 pm

Duh. The plural of cherub never occurred to me, as I thought I heard that "oo" sound the first time, and therefore couldn't hear anything else. I usually watch with CC on, which likely would have cleared up my confusion, but I had it off on this occasion and didn't feel like turning it on to check. Now I wish I had so that maybe I could have avoided looking stupid by making the post here. Though at least I did preface it with "Am I crazy or...", giving myself a bit of wiggle room.

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