Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Bamaman wrote:Fantasy isn't my thing, either.
I keep wanting to say that, but then I look at all the Redwall books on my shelf. And the Silverwing book I've been carrying around for two years now but have yet to read.
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Bamaman wrote:Fantasy isn't my thing, either.
Me neither, but the initials were enough for me.

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Bamaman wrote:Sci-fi isn't my thing
Bamaman wrote:Fantasy isn't my thing, either.
nserven wrote:Me neither, but the initials were enough for me.
Me too.
dhkendall wrote:For one thing, the recipient of the heart has to be, of course, dead...
Ummm... How would the heart transplant do him any good then?

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

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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One more thing: Isn't "professional volunteer" an oxymoron?

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

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Re: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Are there no taxis? Are there no consolation prizes?

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bpmod wrote:One more thing: Isn't "professional volunteer" an oxymoron?

Brian

That was my reaction too. I was rooting for Larry but the new champ did well to avoid getting locked out. I haven't read or seen the series but I knew "RR" right away.

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Rex Kramer wrote:Are there no taxis? Are there no consolation prizes?
Didn't I read this already in this thread? I can't find it going back now, and I have no idea what it references.

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

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Bamaman wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:Sister had the hots for our champ.

What was the TOM for Jackie Kennedy on $200? I got only $400 there.
I don't remember the whole clue, but I do recall it saying she was a first lady born in 1929 in New York.
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Johnblue wrote:
bpmod wrote:One more thing: Isn't "professional volunteer" an oxymoron?

Brian

That was my reaction too. I was rooting for Larry but the new champ did well to avoid getting locked out. I haven't read or seen the series but I knew "RR" right away.
Here I could have sworn that Tolkein and Martin not only shared middle initials but also a first one as well (I.e. J.R.R. Martin), so I figured that still qualified it. I was wrongness that front, but it still didn't lead me from the right answer.
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dhkendall wrote:Here I could have sworn that Tolkein and Martin not only shared middle initials but also a first one as well (I.e. J.R.R. Martin), so I figured that still qualified it. I was wrongness that front, but it still didn't lead me from the right answer.
That's his Spanish twin, Jorge R.R. Martin.

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Who shot J.R.R.?

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bpmod wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Are there no taxis? Are there no consolation prizes?
Didn't I read this already in this thread? I can't find it going back now, and I have no idea what it references.

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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1724#p93752

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dhkendall wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote: Heart/Kidney was another 50/50 in hindsight
"Heart" shouldn't be part of a 50/50, or even considered, if one thinks about it - heart transplants aren't all that common, which is why the world was abuzz about the first one only about 50 years ago. For one thing, the recipient of the heart has to be, of course, dead, whereas kidney transplants happen quite often (comparatively speaking) as the donor can donate and still keep one and live a full and productive life.
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bpmod wrote:One more thing: Isn't "professional volunteer" an oxymoron?

Brian
It's only appropriate that this thread contain an oxymoron as well:
TenPoundHammer wrote:...I keep forgetting that Sphinx was an actual mythological beast....
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Hello, everybody, I am new here, so I don't know if I am doing this right. My friends and I were denied the honor of viewing the Wednesday, December 25 episode of Jeopardy because it normally airs on ABC and was the unfortunate victim of a sports pre-emption. Is there any way to catch this episode online via streaming Internet, or even someone who is in possession of a recording on video ccassette or DVD that can be made available please? Any help is dearly appreciated, as my friends and I want to see this episode very much. Thank you and God bless you.

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Yeshua7 wrote:Hello, everybody, I am new here, so I don't know if I am doing this right. My friends and I were denied the honor of viewing the Wednesday, December 25 episode of Jeopardy because it normally airs on ABC and was the unfortunate victim of a sports pre-emption. Is there any way to catch this episode online via streaming Internet, or even someone who is in possession of a recording on video ccassette or DVD that can be made available please? Any help is dearly appreciated, as my friends and I want to see this episode very much. Thank you and God bless you.
Try this thread: viewtopic.php?p=93809#p93809
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Sage on the Hudson wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Sci-fi isn't my thing, so I had no chance on FJ.
There's an immense gulf between science fiction and fantasy; things like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones are not science fiction. Any real, discerning science fiction reader or fan finds the all-too-common conflating of the two quite offensive.
True Scotsmen find it offensive as well. Not sure why.

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bomtr wrote:
Sage on the Hudson wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Sci-fi isn't my thing, so I had no chance on FJ.
There's an immense gulf between science fiction and fantasy; things like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones are not science fiction. Any real, discerning science fiction reader or fan finds the all-too-common conflating of the two quite offensive.
You should take this up with the Hugo Award Society, and while you're at it, chat with the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America who award the Nebula Awards annually. They seem confused as to the offensiveness of their awards. Also, much of Martin's early work was science fiction. Not that I totally disagree with your main point.
The various awards have, since their earliest days when they were established to honor what came to be known as "speculative fiction" expanded to encompass various categories that stray -- unfortunately -- farther and farther from material that involves at least a nod to natural phenomena (the science in "science fiction"). Whether it's been in an attempt to broaden the awards' appeal, membership on the awards committees by authors who crossover from one type of fiction to the other, or something else, I don't know, but can a Hugo or Nebula category for Best Zombie Novel be far behind? I shudder.
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Sage on the Hudson wrote:
Bamaman wrote:Sci-fi isn't my thing, so I had no chance on FJ.
There's an immense gulf between science fiction and fantasy; things like Lord of the Rings and Game of Thrones are not science fiction. Any real, discerning science fiction reader or fan finds the all-too-common conflating of the two quite offensive.
True Scotsmen find it offensive as well. Not sure why.
Maybe because the Scots have always been a very practical people.

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Sage on the Hudson wrote:The various awards have, since their earliest days when they were established to honor what came to be known as "speculative fiction" expanded to encompass various categories that stray -- unfortunately -- farther and farther from material that involves at least a nod to natural phenomena (the science in "science fiction"). Whether it's been in an attempt to broaden the awards' appeal, membership on the awards committees by authors who crossover from one type of fiction to the other, or something else, I don't know, but can a Hugo or Nebula category for Best Zombie Novel be far behind? I shudder.
I've heard one person say,"It's not science fiction unless there are equations." For about 40 years, science fiction is less a genre with specific boundaries than a marketing category. There are also science fiction writers who utterly deny they write science fiction from either literary snobbery or fear of genre ghettoization (I'm looking at you, Margaret Atwood).

There won't be Hugo or Nebula Award for Best Zombie Novel. There's already massive resistance to a Best YA Novel category.

Calling the Martin the American Tolkien is like calling Irvine Welsh the new Sir Walter Scott. I mean Trainspotting and Waverley are both set in Scotland aren't they?
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Re: Wednesday, December 25, 2013 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Rex Kramer wrote:
bpmod wrote:
Rex Kramer wrote:Are there no taxis? Are there no consolation prizes?
Didn't I read this already in this thread? I can't find it going back now, and I have no idea what it references.

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viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1724#p93752

Rex
I've been assuming that there's a Dickens reference in there, as well.

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