Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:23 pm

Got the Christmas Carol DD partly because the sermon at my church this past Sunday was mostly about that carol. (And I got the written copy of the sermon and had to read along since I was operating the Power Point that day, so I retained more of it than I otherwise would have). That also helped me in another recent episode (I forget whether it was a new episode or a repeat from this time last year) that talked about the meaning of Bethlehem in Arabic being "house of meat" and Hebrew being
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that (or at least the Hebrew definition) was also mentioned in the same sermon.

Judges: would "universities" be acceptable for the $400 "Patron Saints" clue where "colleges" was given?

(I wonder, by the way, if they'd have to accept "Nigeria" as an answer for the $200 clue? I know I'm enough of an SOB to deliberately answer that for that clue. :twisted: )

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:13 pm

Seemed like I got a lot of Lach trash today: sour, saccharine, chandler, Australopithecus, ordain, What Child Is This?, and Puget Sound. Put IBM for FJ. :(

Very exciting game--all three players, while I'm sure they'd like their do-overs, acquitted themselves nicely. FWIW, I thought Josh was an excellent player and a worthy 2-time champion who also came across as a genuinely nice person (and I think I would have had a similar impression even without reading his posts here).

Retroactive good luck to Alistair tomorrow!

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:36 pm

At least Rachel didn't kill herself by going for the $1200 instead of the $400 clue.

Wasn't going to get to "think" for FJ. "Clink, Clank ..." led me away from a rhyme with the first word. All I could come up with was "compute".

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Andromus » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:41 pm

econgator wrote:At least Rachel didn't kill herself by going for the $1200 instead of the $400 clue.

Wasn't going to get to "think" for FJ. "Clink, Clank ..." led me away from a rhyme with the first word. All I could come up with was "compute".
Pretty much my situation. "Computer" was my response.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CyrusChan » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:50 pm

i also went with IBM lol for the FJ.

Pre-called Ferlinghetti, Kerouac, S Burroughs(though they might want you to prompt a first name), Ginsberg for Beat.

Was completely clueless for the Carol category

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lisa0012 » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:53 pm

Having no good answer I went for the logical sequence. Clink. Clank. Clunk.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ThreeIfByAir » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:54 pm

Andromus wrote:
econgator wrote:Wasn't going to get to "think" for FJ. "Clink, Clank ..." led me away from a rhyme with the first word. All I could come up with was "compute".
Pretty much my situation. "Computer" was my response.
From the audience, I was taken in by the alliteration and went for 'compute'. Oh well, at least Ken Jennings isn't the only Jeopardy champion unseated by IBM.

I also cursed when the 'British Jobs' category came up (born in Britain, moved here in 2000) and then it turned out I didn't get many of them anyway!

Congratulations to Rachel! See if Saidi or I can beat her tomorrow...

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:01 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Having no good answer I went for the logical sequence. Clink. Clank. Clunk.
Clunk was the first thing that came to mind (largely due to the Grinch :), but I dismissed that immediately.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StrangerCoug » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:29 pm

I think the Catholic Church would become quite secularized if it declared a patron saint of golf :lol:
lisa0012 wrote:Having no good answer I went for the logical sequence. Clink. Clank. Clunk.
My dad did that, too.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by kickerofelves » Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:54 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Having no good answer I went for the logical sequence. Clink. Clank. Clunk.
Heh. Me too.

Tough game!

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ComingUpMilhouse » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:02 pm

kickerofelves wrote:
lisa0012 wrote:Having no good answer I went for the logical sequence. Clink. Clank. Clunk.
Heh. Me too.

Tough game!

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Did the same thing...I knew it wasn't right but I couldn't come up with anything better.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NYCScribbler » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:07 pm

I took that left turn at Albuequerque and thought Crick. And then I remembered the category and facepalmed in epic fashion.

I also wondered if they would accept Nigeria. (The things you learn when researching thematic elements for stories.) But I wouldn't have been able to resist giving "What is Ireland?" in a brogue.
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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Paucle » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:16 pm

Guess I might be in a minority for getting FJ pretty quickly, with Watson being involved with IBM, and "Think" being IBM's motto. However, I wasn't thrilled with it-- just was less thrilled with the alternatives I considered (a couple of which have been offered already).
Plugging in "Think," I finally realized, oh, they're saying the computer is thinking by clinking and clanking.
So, long way around, but got there.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:28 pm

Paucle wrote:"Think" being IBM's motto.
Now it makes sense...

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:55 pm

econgator wrote:
Paucle wrote:"Think" being IBM's motto.
Now it makes sense...
Actually it doesn't.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Bamaman » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:56 pm

Another clunk here.

A sure sign you aren't going to win.....you don't get a clue referencing the town you live in.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Tue Dec 11, 2012 9:57 pm

Bamaman wrote:Another clunk here.

A sure sign you aren't going to win.....you don't get a clue referencing the town you live in.
I must have missed that. To what do you allude?

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...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

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Re: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:07 pm

Paucle wrote:Guess I might be in a minority for getting FJ pretty quickly, with Watson being involved with IBM, and "Think" being IBM's motto. However, I wasn't thrilled with it-- just was less thrilled with the alternatives I considered (a couple of which have been offered already).
Plugging in "Think," I finally realized, oh, they're saying the computer is thinking by clinking and clanking.
So, long way around, but got there.
That's a very good point that didn't come to my mind...according to Wikipedia, it was Watson's slogan since 1911, when he worked at National Cash Register...so (I assume) well known by 1955. But I have to say my first thought after the reveal of Clink. Clank. Think. was Clink. Clank. Clunk. What a dull cover line... I just went with IBM.

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