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Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:59 pm

I never thought of myself as "old", but instantly answering Bob Barker for the Price is Right clue and Adam West for the Batman clue is starting to make me think otherwise ...
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:27 pm

Clammed on Crosby, Stills & Nash, and blanked on Mötley Crüe.

Couldn't make sense of What The for $1000.

0/5 on One and Only. I said Sphinx instead of Pyramid at $200, and had no idea on the rest.

Surprised Fox & Grapes wasn't at $200. Choked on Mercury at $1000 since I wasn't sure if he had a Greek equivalent and I always get Greek and Roman gods mixed up.

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Should've gone 5/5 on Trademarks, but I thought $1200 was asking for a brand, and blanked entirely on $1600.

What was supposed to lead you to Chris Christie on Less of the Celeb for $2000? That seemed very esoteric.

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I was totally lost. Rocks -> Nerf was a very, very, very, very tenuous connection. I wouldn't have gotten to "Ball" given "Nerf".
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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:28 pm

Argh. What are you doing, Cori?!
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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by heelsrule1988 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:29 pm

How the flip was that FJ clue supposed to lead you to Nerf...?

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:31 pm

dhkendall wrote:I never thought of myself as "old", but instantly answering Bob Barker for the Price is Right clue and Adam West for the Batman clue is starting to make me think otherwise ...
I knew Drew Carey was who they were looking for, but Adam West was my first guess.

I just said "Nerf" for FJ and see no reason not to count it.

Lastly, surprised the gov't didn't shut down the National Monuments category.

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:32 pm

Vermonter wrote:Argh. What are you doing, Cori?!
Yep ... don't give up the lock.

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:33 pm

Guessing the bets were bad - they looked bad. Anyway, bad sign when distant third wins

Irritated we didn't get to see all the world leaders

Second time in a week (other being that children's book FJ) where I just tossed up an answer for FJ and got it. I could see "nerf" being suggestive of cave men but I had zero confidence.

Tough break on nerf gun but you should only go "Oscar Fingal O'Flaherty Wills Wilde" when you are 100% sure.

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:35 pm

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A caveman-themed game in which "rocks" were thrown at other players led to the creation of this product in 1969.

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What is the Nerf ball? Cori said Nerf gun (invented 25 years later, says Alex); Marc said hackey sack.

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Cori Wilhelm: $10,200-$10,198=$2
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Post by silverscreentest » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:01 pm

Our house backs onto park land. After we hosted a book club meeting, I tossed the leftover food into the woods of the park. The next morning, I saw a fox come through the forest and take away the grapes.
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Post by Paucle » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:03 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:What was supposed to lead you to Chris Christie on Less of the Celeb for $2000?
"New Jerseyan" and the political TOM it practically screamed Chris Christie.

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by DWS » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:04 pm

I went with just "Nerf" and I'm counting it. Picked up some Lach Trash today, such as Clemente.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:07 pm

Paucle wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:What was supposed to lead you to Chris Christie on Less of the Celeb for $2000?
"New Jerseyan" and the political TOM it practically screamed Chris Christie.
It smacked of a "celeb gossip you won't know unless you read the gossip sites" thing. "ZOMG, this semi-famous person got a lap band!"

But if he's the governor of NJ, I would say yes, I should know him. Even though I didn't before today.
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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Johnblue » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:26 pm

Last I saw, neither Chris Christie nor Michael Moore lost much weight. But Mrs. Moore did dump the latter...

Dull game today with so many TSs so it was fitting that the game ended with a whimper. If I ever got on the show I'd keep my Golden Girls obsession to myself. Um, if I had one.

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Re: Monday, October 7, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:35 pm

I too was wondering if just "Nerf" would be accepted, and I agree that it probably should be.

I found the caveman origin story in this Sports Illustrated article from 25 years later, but oddly, Wikipedia has a different origin story, which is of course unsourced. It gives the same inventor, but says that it was originally an indoor volleyball game.

Mental Floss has it as a combination of the other two stories, as it was first the caveman game with foam rocks, then one of the team members started bouncing one of the rocks over a net, and someone had the idea to transition it into an indoor volleyball game.

And finally, your useless trivia for the day: Reynolds Guyer, the inventor of the Nerf ball, also invented the game Twister, in 1965.

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Post by nlw44 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:38 pm

Johnblue wrote: Dull game today with so many TSs so it was fitting that the game ended with a whimper. If I ever got on the show I'd keep my Golden Girls obsession to myself. Um, if I had one.
I'm sure they all are perfectly nice people, but I have to agree about the dullness of the game as a whole. Sometimes, for whatever reason, it just seems like there is absolutely no energy to the game, and this was definitely one of those times for me.
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:56 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
And finally, your useless trivia for the day: Reynolds Guyer, the inventor of the Nerf ball, also invented the game Twister, in 1965.
Whose origin story was itself the subject of a FJ about thus time last year, bringing us full circle.
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:58 pm

econgator wrote:
Vermonter wrote:Argh. What are you doing, Cori?!
Yep ... don't give up the lock.
Perhaps I'm missing something, but ... Cori had a lock???
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Post by BADuBois » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:01 pm

dhkendall wrote:
jeff6286 wrote:
And finally, your useless trivia for the day: Reynolds Guyer, the inventor of the Nerf ball, also invented the game Twister, in 1965.
Whose origin story was itself the subject of a FJ about thus time last year, bringing us full circle.
Hmmmm.... I seem to recall that game. :D But I had no idea on FJ tonight.
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