Monday, April 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:18 am

seaborgium wrote:But Los Angeles does have a district called the Miracle Mile! I tried to think of other famous Miles, since I didn't feel a district's magazine would be an entire city's magazine. But I managed to turn the mile vertical and had a response shortly after Alex finished reading.
There is the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. I only know that because we're planning a trip to Chicago and Milwaukee, plus a loop around parts of Wisconsin, in May.

Davey mentioned that Alex read 5280 as fifty-two eighty, and I think that is what threw me off.

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Post by jeff6286 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:29 am

ElendilPickle wrote:
seaborgium wrote:But Los Angeles does have a district called the Miracle Mile! I tried to think of other famous Miles, since I didn't feel a district's magazine would be an entire city's magazine. But I managed to turn the mile vertical and had a response shortly after Alex finished reading.
There is the Magnificent Mile in Chicago. I only know that because we're planning a trip to Chicago and Milwaukee, plus a loop around parts of Wisconsin, in May.

Davey mentioned that Alex read 5280 as fifty-two eighty, and I think that is what threw me off.
If he had read it as "five two eight zero", I could see people being thrown, but I would think reading it as "fifty-two eighty" would be more helpful. "Five thousand two hundred eighty" is awfully clunky for a magazine title, and I can't see anyone ever saying it that way. For someone who went the zip code route, I could see them recognizing in hindsight that fifty-two eighty should have been a hint against going down that path, but I can understand not catching that in the moment. I bet a lot of people usually speed-read the clue ahead of Alex's reading, so they've already read it by the time Alex finishes, so his pronunciation of a particular word may not be noticed by a lot of viewers.

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Post by Onairb » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:39 am

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Paucle wrote:Trying to guess who cursed louder when they only got one question in on that final category, me or Mark.
Ridiculously easy FJ.
I love the music of the era (although more 1981-1985), but lyrics are not my favorite way to deal with the material. As far as cursing I wasn't loud although I called Larry an old white-haired (expletive deleted). Glenn Kagan needs to crack the whip to get guys like that into shape to move things along. Larry could not have been stalling or trying to prevent his opponents from catching up as he had things well in hand even with the miss on the DD.

And that's another annoying thing about the guy. Science is a 7-Letter Word. Guess what? The correct response will have seven letters. Gastropod does not. It was like some of the nuances of the categories were lost on the guy. Has he not been a faithful viewer over the years?
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Post by billy pilgrim » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:44 am

I thought Larry was stalling- which seems a legit ploy to me.
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Post by Agggron » Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:59 am

Well... I finally broke my string of 10+ FJ misses. :lol: For some reason, my mind went straight to Marathon, Greece, and I had to double check if the magazine pointed towards being in the US or not. Then while I was checking, I guess I realized I did the math wrong. :roll: Um, but yeah I think I just had the "mile high city" --> Denver association all prepared for me.

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Post by earendel » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:06 am

I managed to get FJ! with only a moment to spare. I heard "fifty-two eighty" and thought, "not enough numbers for a ZIP code, too many numbers for an area code...oh, yeah, 5280 feet in a mile, Mile HIgh City...Denver." As for Larry's slowness at the end, I wonder if he was worried that he might lose his lock game in a category that he might not have been comfortable with.
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Post by TomC4253 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:25 am

I was able to work out the FJ clue rather quickly, after first (as others here) thinking of a ZIP code.
Weird how the mind works, the first thing that came to me after getting "Denver" was a TV movie from probably 35 years ago. The name and the cast both escape me, but someone had planted a bomb on a commercial aircraft that would detonate if the plane tried to land. 90 minutes later the hero figured out that since the mechanism would be triggered by going to a lower altitude, they should divert to Denver because of it's elevation.
Anybody remember this?
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Post by kettledrum » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:23 am

So sad not to see more 1988 hits! I precalled being Rickrolled, but we'll never know.... I believe I would have done well in that category and my Coryat needs all the help it can get!

I also said Border Patrol. I thought it was really easy and it was also a $2000 clue. Those two items don't go together often for me, so I should have figured it was negbait!

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:34 am

billy pilgrim wrote:I thought Larry was stalling- which seems a legit ploy to me.
I agree. Just like in sports. If you've got a lead going into the final minutes you try to run out the clock. Annoying, yes, but a perfectly sound strategy. The other two contestants just need to gain control of the board and then they can dictate the pace of game play.

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Post by Sherm » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:41 am

kettledrum wrote:So sad not to see more 1988 hits! I precalled being Rickrolled, but we'll never know.... I believe I would have done well in that category and my Coryat needs all the help it can get!

I also said Border Patrol. I thought it was really easy and it was also a $2000 clue. Those two items don't go together often for me, so I should have figured it was negbait!
This is pretty much my post word for word. I'm a child of the 80's and feel there is a distinct possibility I'm running the category. Though, I've been thinking about the song, "She Drives me crazy" from right in that time frame and I can't remember who sang it. English group, but I can't get the name.

Lowest Coryat score of the entire season last night, and to top it off. Like many, I didn't put 5280 and a mile together.

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Post by rmfromfla » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:44 am

"Miracle Mile" -- a 1987 (or 1988) movie in which the main character receives a "call" that nuclear missiles are set to hit Los Angeles in a few hours & he tries
to get as many people as he can out of downtown to safety. :o

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Post by marpocky » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:50 am

"Patrol" for me as well, but as I was saying it, it crossed my mind that "Protection" was another possibility, and a more likely one in the name of an agency.

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:51 am

[sony]I am outraged, OUTRAGED!, that they didn't give Kathy credit for her answer! After all, isn't there a saying "a miss is as good as a mile"?[/sony]

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Post by skullturf » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:07 am

Sherm wrote:This is pretty much my post word for word. I'm a child of the 80's and feel there is a distinct possibility I'm running the category. Though, I've been thinking about the song, "She Drives me crazy" from right in that time frame and I can't remember who sang it. English group, but I can't get the name.
I bet that's eating you up, isn't it? (Hint, hint.)

Add me to the list of people who really wanted to see all the clues in the Hits of 1988 category.

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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:09 am

billy pilgrim wrote:I thought Larry was stalling- which seems a legit ploy to me.
It is when there is a reason to. There was no real reason to. Either one of them would have to have run the rest of the category to even have a shot.

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:10 am

skullturf wrote:I bet that's eating you up, isn't it? (Hint, hint.)
Not to be confused with the song "I Eat Cannibals." :D

My pre-call for that category was "Sweet Child O' Mine" but I guess we'll never know...
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Post by MarkBarrett » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:10 am

skullturf wrote:
Sherm wrote:This is pretty much my post word for word. I'm a child of the 80's and feel there is a distinct possibility I'm running the category. Though, I've been thinking about the song, "She Drives me crazy" from right in that time frame and I can't remember who sang it. English group, but I can't get the name.
I bet that's eating you up, isn't it? (Hint, hint.)

Add me to the list of people who really wanted to see all the clues in the Hits of 1988 category.
FYI it's FYC

and for Tom's movie from 35 years ago could it be The Doomsday Flight from 47 years ago? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060333/

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Post by legendneverdies » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:36 am

Sherm wrote: This is pretty much my post word for word. I'm a child of the 80's and feel there is a distinct possibility I'm running the category. Though, I've been thinking about the song, "She Drives me crazy" from right in that time frame and I can't remember who sang it. English group, but I can't get the name.
Fine Young Cannibals, but it hit #1 in 1989 so wouldn't be in that category. I precalled the correct response on the 12/10/2009 1989 number 1 hits category in FJ! as We didn't Start the Fire as the correct response, and it was.

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Re: Monday, April 29, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TomC4253 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:51 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
skullturf wrote:
Sherm wrote:This is pretty much my post word for word. I'm a child of the 80's and feel there is a distinct possibility I'm running the category. Though, I've been thinking about the song, "She Drives me crazy" from right in that time frame and I can't remember who sang it. English group, but I can't get the name.
I bet that's eating you up, isn't it? (Hint, hint.)

Add me to the list of people who really wanted to see all the clues in the Hits of 1988 category.
FYI it's FYC

and for Tom's movie from 35 years ago could it be The Doomsday Flight from 47 years ago? http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060333/
Yes! Very good catch. I would never have remembered the title or the cast. And the story was written by Rod Serling!
47 years ago, which would have made me 11+ years old.
No wonder I couldn't remember too much about it!
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Post by reddpen » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:06 pm

Austin Powers wrote:
alietr wrote:I'm shocked people didn't get this. I thought (no offense) it was Kids' Week material (but then again I was only 2/5 last week).

Favorite 5280 fun fact: the upper deck of Coors Field seats are all dark green, except for the 20th row, which is purple, because they are at an altitude of 5,280'.
Hey I'm surprised I didn't get it, too.
Me three. Since you clearly went zooming right past the obvious, I'm curious where you ended up.

Just to spread the humility, I'm probably the only one who -- hearing Alex's "getting in the mood" voice at 200 in Sexiest Potpourri -- rang in with Barry White. At least I'm not the only one to neg with Border Patrol.

That lens is a Fresnel, which was a new one on me (bet that wouldn't poll well, not that I'm asking). The 's' is silent, not like in Fresno, which is not pronounced Fre-no', but maybe should be.

Could not recall the Mariel boatlift even after the Hemingway sisters came up last week.
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