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Re: Monday, February 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:20 pm

I'm a little late here, sorry if anyone was looking for this.

Mount Rushmore
It's the only U.S. state that has more than one native-born son honored on Mount Rushmore.

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What is Virginia? Jordan said New York.

Tori Amos: $18,800+$800=$19,600
Leonard Cooper: $10,200+$10,200=$20,400...Automatic Semi-Finalist
Jordan Villanueva: $8,800-$4,001=$4,799
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:02 pm

I liked Tori's strategy of starting with the middle clue and woking her way down, going back to pick up the "chump change" when she's subsequently built up a lead (I was hoping to use the same strategy myself someday), but the non-MSB FJ bet of hers leaves me somewhat puzzled. But, since she's in the Teen Tournament, and it probably didn't cost her a wildcard spot, I'll leave it at that.

Final was very gettable, from two approaches: either think of the home state of each gentleman on the mountain, or, if you don't know who all is on the mountain, or what state their from, can't go wrong with guessing the state that gave us the most presidents. (I'm sure someone will pick the third way, that is not being able to think of each home state, so leaving the answer blank because there was no other way to solve it. :roll: )
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Re: Monday, February 4, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lisa0012 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:11 pm

Anyone following the Reretaken Down thread I'm sure laughed (and had a nice visual image) upon seeing the category for FJ!

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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:30 pm

My mind must be starting to go, along with my hearing: I could've sworn she left out the 'I' ins NCIS:LA, and while I did get the answer they were looking for, I'm still not sure why "cool" was wrong. Not that any of it mattered in the end.

Instaget FJ. My only problem with her wager was that she bet anything at all.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:32 pm

Never heard of a proctor before. Or any meaning of "blackjack" besides the card game. Or that Faulkner book. Or a game called Diplomacy.

Funny how the two Fictional Females I missed were both video game related.

Orphan Annie should've been at $200. Or maybe $1.98.

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What was the TOM for Mozart on From the Top for $1200? It seemed like it could've been anyone. That whole category seemed rather tough; Harp was my only get.

Big Bang Theory was my only get in LA TV.

Total brain lock. Who's on Rushmore? Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt… argh, can't think of the other two. And I have no idea where Teddy was from. I got nothing.
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Post by xxaaaxx » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:39 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:Orphan Annie should've been at $200. Or maybe $1.98.
I try not to complain about the difficulty of the clues during Teen/College tournaments, but I swear the writers treat these kids like they're morons. As if the ****ing picture wasn't enough, they spot them the 'Little Orphan' too?!? :roll:
That whole category seemed rather tough; Harp was my only get.
5/5 here, I'm just not sure what any of it had to do with the NPR show. I know what Alex said when he revealed the category, but they could at least try to tie the clues in.

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Post by ACW » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:55 pm

Instaget final: VA has the most Presidents.
In case you wondered: GW and TJ from VA, Abe from ILL, TR from NY.

EDIT: Oh, and Leonard's afro is badass :lol:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:00 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:5/5 here, I'm just not sure what any of it had to do with the NPR show. I know what Alex said when he revealed the category, but they could at least try to tie the clues in.
Okay, then what was the key to Mozart on $1200?
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Post by Bamaman » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:03 pm

Her small FJ bet was fine. Leonard might have tried to beat her by a buck and with the wild card she was in good shape no matter what. It was an FJ category where I'd suggest betting it all. I mean, how much can you ask about Mt. Rushmore. It took me a second to figure out what they were answering, but it was an instaget after that.

I thought it was appropriate Leonard Cooper got The Big Bang Theory clue.

I had never heard of that Faulkner book, but Southern writer made it a good guess.

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Post by thejeopardyfan » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:07 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:My mind must be starting to go, along with my hearing: I could've sworn she left out the 'I' ins NCIS:LA, and while I did get the answer they were looking for, I'm still not sure why "cool" was wrong. Not that any of it mattered in the end.
She did. And I said "sweet" but I too think "cool" is acceptable.

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Post by econgator » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:08 pm

ACW wrote:Instaget final: VA has the most Presidents.
In case you wondered: GW and TJ from VA, Abe from ILL, TR from NY.

EDIT: Oh, and Leonard's afro is badass :lol:
Abe was from Kentucky.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:09 pm

xxaaaxx wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Orphan Annie should've been at $200. Or maybe $1.98.
I try not to complain about the difficulty of the clues during Teen/College tournaments, but I swear the writers treat these kids like they're morons. As if the ****ing picture wasn't enough, they spot them the 'Little Orphan' too?!? :roll:
Agreed.
ACW wrote:Instaget final: VA has the most Presidents.
In case you wondered: GW and TJ from VA, Abe from ILL, TR from NY.
Umm. No. (Edited to add: Econ beat me to it.)

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Post by bpmod » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:12 pm

lisa0012 wrote:Anyone following the Reretaken Down thread I'm sure laughed (and had a nice visual image) upon seeing the category for FJ!
I know I did. Out loud, even.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:21 pm

dhkendall wrote:(I'm sure someone will pick the third way, that is not being able to think of each home state, so leaving the answer blank because there was no other way to solve it. :roll: )
TenPoundHammer wrote:Total brain lock. Who's on Rushmore? Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt… argh, can't think of the other two. And I have no idea where Teddy was from. I got nothing.
Just leaving this here. ;) (Pretty easy precall, if you ask me.)
Bamaman wrote:I thought it was appropriate Leonard Cooper got The Big Bang Theory clue.
Yes, as soon as I saw his name, I thought of the show and hoped a BBT clue would come up.
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xxaaaxx wrote:My mind must be starting to go, along with my hearing: I could've sworn she left out the 'I' ins NCIS:LA, and while I did get the answer they were looking for, I'm still not sure why "cool" was wrong. Not that any of it mattered in the end.
She did. And I said "sweet" but I too think "cool" is acceptable.
Is sucrose (or was it saccharine? Or something else?) cool when heated? That seems to be the crux right there.
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Post by alietr » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:22 pm

I don't remember her, but I wonder if Tori was on one of the teams I read for in the Bowl. Nice shout out for Madden and his great work!

And yeah, Rushmore was pretty funny. Nowadays the easiest way to remember who is on Mt. Rushmore is the Nationals' racing presidents.

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Post by bpmod » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:25 pm

dhkendall wrote:
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xxaaaxx wrote:My mind must be starting to go, along with my hearing: I could've sworn she left out the 'I' ins NCIS:LA, and while I did get the answer they were looking for, I'm still not sure why "cool" was wrong. Not that any of it mattered in the end.
She did. And I said "sweet" but I too think "cool" is acceptable.
Is sucrose (or was it saccharine? Or something else?) cool when heated? That seems to be the crux right there.
I think the clue alluded to it losing its sweetness when heated (although I could be wrong). My guess would be that anything would lose its 'cool'ness when heated, so that might make it right.

FTR, I think cool wouldn't be acceptable, but maybe it is because every female that signed my yearbook used the phrase "stay sweet".

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:30 pm

dhkendall wrote:
dhkendall wrote:(I'm sure someone will pick the third way, that is not being able to think of each home state, so leaving the answer blank because there was no other way to solve it. :roll: )
TenPoundHammer wrote:Total brain lock. Who's on Rushmore? Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt… argh, can't think of the other two. And I have no idea where Teddy was from. I got nothing.
Just leaving this here. ;) (Pretty easy precall, if you ask me.)
And I was even working that out on the precall: "Okay, who's on Rushmore: Lincoln, Roosevelt… … … … … … … … … … damn it."
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Post by StrangerCoug » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:36 pm

I was shocked to see that Tori wagered as little as she did, but then again, I'm in the habit of "wager everything" in second and third and "cover second" in first.

3/5 in games. Got my categories mixed up and thought we were in Rhyme Time instead of Games, which is why Diplomacy didn't come to mind.

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