Friday, January 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, January 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:13 pm

knordrw wrote:I can't stop getting Harvard and Cambridge mixed up in my mind. Every time there's a question about either one I always say the other. Except tonight when the Cambridge question followed the Harvard one I'd already messed up. :-)
The "pahk the cah" TOM didn't help?
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Post by everestian » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:15 pm

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econgator wrote:If you thought of "Death" immediately, then you obviously had something.
Something pulled completely out of my butt, with absolutely no way to know that I might be right, given that "Wally Loman" and "Arthur Miller" are literally the only two things I know about Death of a Salesman.
I believe you meant Willy, dude.
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Post by silverscreentest » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:25 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:There were astronauts named Carpenter and Cooper?!
Too long ago for you?
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Re: Friday, January 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Steppenwolf » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:51 pm

I agree with TPH on the Mayo Clinic 'kissing' clue. I was confident that 'mono' was the answer they were looking for, but saw nothing in the clue or category that would have excluded dozens of other possible answers from having to be accepted.

I cannot agree with TPH on his surprise that George Washington had anything to do with Virginia....
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Re: Friday, January 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by knordrw » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:54 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
knordrw wrote:I can't stop getting Harvard and Cambridge mixed up in my mind. Every time there's a question about either one I always say the other. Except tonight when the Cambridge question followed the Harvard one I'd already messed up. :-)
The "pahk the cah" TOM didn't help?
No, because it's a mental block that I have. I think "Old University in MA", immediately I think, "Oh, the one in Cambridge".....and that's what comes out. Similarly my mouth tends to blurt out "Harvard" when my mind is screaming "Cambridge".

It's not logical in the slightest. I guess it's not my mind that gets messed up as much as my mouth. :-)

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 8:55 pm

FJ was an instaget, even though I've not seen the play. I know it was written in the late 1940s (almost certain it was in 1949), and "requiem" = "death." In fact, it's probably the only non-musical play from the late 1940s that I could name.

I said "Mercury 7" rather than "Astronauts" for the wives club (all three were wives of the Original 7 group). Not sure if that's the correct response or not.

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Post by thenextofken » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:00 pm

Congrats to Sarah on another win, and making an excellent wager in FJ.

Anyone else pre-call the Mannings in sports siblings?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:01 pm

knordrw wrote:No, because it's a mental block that I have. I think "Old University in MA", immediately I think, "Oh, the one in Cambridge".....and that's what comes out. Similarly my mouth tends to blurt out "Harvard" when my mind is screaming "Cambridge".

It's not logical in the slightest. I guess it's not my mind that gets messed up as much as my mouth. :-)
Multiply that by about 40, and you have my usual mindset during an average game.
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Re: Friday, January 17, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by EndlessEntropy » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:14 pm

Instaget FJ after "requiem." (and the year).


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Post by Leander » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:25 pm

I played this off the NY Times version this morning which oddly left out the year-the first time I've seen the clues differ. I blanked on the answer, but the year would have helped.

I would have requested a BMS on the "mono" answer.

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Post by skullturf » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:41 pm

knordrw wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:
knordrw wrote:I can't stop getting Harvard and Cambridge mixed up in my mind. Every time there's a question about either one I always say the other. Except tonight when the Cambridge question followed the Harvard one I'd already messed up. :-)
The "pahk the cah" TOM didn't help?
No, because it's a mental block that I have. I think "Old University in MA", immediately I think, "Oh, the one in Cambridge".....and that's what comes out. Similarly my mouth tends to blurt out "Harvard" when my mind is screaming "Cambridge".

It's not logical in the slightest. I guess it's not my mind that gets messed up as much as my mouth. :-)
I have a similar mental block that might have cost me in this game if I had been playing it for real.

You know the metal that's liquid at room temperature, that's often used in thermometers, and whose symbol is Hg? Of course you do. I do too.

But I have a weird mental block where I want to blurt out "Hydrogen". I know the difference between the two substances, I know hydrogen is a light gas that's element #1 on the periodic table. I know that hydrogen and mercury aren't the same thing and I completely understand the enormous differences between the two substances. But that darned "Hg" (which I guess historically comes from something like "hydrargyrum" [watery silver?]) gets in the way, and sometimes makes my mouth say the word "hydrogen" even though I know that's not right.

As for tonight's FJ, I got it, but only in the flimsiest and most uncertain way. The word "requiem" made me think of death, and I was like, I can name one famous American play that probably came out around 1949 that has "death" in the title. I felt like I was grasping at straws, but it was something. I almost felt like I was just writing it down as a placeholder, just in case it happened to be correct by accident. I know the name of the protagonist in that play, but I know literally nothing about the plot, and don't know any memorable lines in the play.

It wouldn't be the first time that extremely surface-level knowledge helped me come up with the correct FJ response.

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Post by nserven » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:45 pm

Thought of both Death of a Salesman and Our Town (1938) and chose the wrong one.

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Post by econgator » Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:55 pm

skullturf wrote:and don't know any memorable lines in the play.
You know, I'm not really sure it has any "famous" lines. There's quite a few good ones, but the most famous of them is probably, "He's liked, but he's not well-liked."

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:03 pm

I'm sympathetic to odd mistakes, since I make so many of them myself, but, since no one else has mentioned it...a public radio news host thinks the NSA "no longer exists"? He must not be listening to his own program...
Glad I didn't space out on tonight's easy FJ like I did last night...

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Post by davey » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:16 pm

econgator wrote:
skullturf wrote:and don't know any memorable lines in the play.
You know, I'm not really sure it has any "famous" lines. There's quite a few good ones, but the most famous of them is probably, "He's liked, but he's not well-liked."
And "No one dast blame this man"...and "A salesman is got to dream, boy, it comes with the territory"...and "He’s a man way out there in the blue riding on a smile and a shoeshine"...And that's just one speech. There's Linda's "Attention must be paid." And I'm quite fond of Willy's "You can't eat the orange and throw the peel away - a man is not a piece of fruit!"

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Post by evanakm » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:36 pm

econgator wrote:
skullturf wrote:and don't know any memorable lines in the play.
You know, I'm not really sure it has any "famous" lines. There's quite a few good ones, but the most famous of them is probably, "He's liked, but he's not well-liked."
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Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Jan 17, 2014 10:59 pm

4/5 for me in Sports Siblings. Ralf & Michael was not going to happen.

Geoff did not get chukker for $2000. That's the lock right there. On a sports clue. Before that he negged on Fokker. Yes, Sarah caught a break and did well to keep the game in range. I also think the TOC field caught a break. Geoff seemed like someone who could have strung some victories. Of course someone with crisp clue calling goes after one game.

Hello, casting directors for King of the Nerds on TBS: If there is a season 3 give Jen a call. She would be perfect. (This is a compliment and not an insult.)

During the break I played name the borders of TN, so that helped when the rest of the category played other than doing Ozark - AR instead of MO.

The FJ! category had me precall:
Wicked
Death of a Salesman
Waiting for Godot


I realized my first instinct was likely out with nothing musical in the category title. When I saw the clue I had no idea as the quote meant nothing. Unlike earlier in the week I remembered to glance at my precalls. Aha! I get it. I then remembered the year from this FJ! clue:

http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=4140

I checked the website and the year is missing there as well: http://www.jeopardy.com/gamesandmobile/clueoftheday/

On YouTube there is a bunch of '80s Battle of the Decade stuff and the hometown howdies (not that I dared watch or listen) for the 1/20 week: http://www.youtube.com/user/JEOPARDY/videos

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:10 pm

thenextofken wrote:Congrats to Sarah on another win, and making an excellent wager in FJ.

Anyone else pre-call the Mannings in sports siblings?
I actually thought of the Hanson Brothers first, but they were ficticious hockey players (fortunately!)

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Post by OrangeSAM » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:11 pm

davey wrote:I'm sympathetic to odd mistakes, since I make so many of them myself, but, since no one else has mentioned it...a public radio news host thinks the NSA "no longer exists"? He must not be listening to his own program...
Glad I didn't space out on tonight's easy FJ like I did last night...
Sarah's also lucky that Geoff contradicted Alex in the interview.

I had the right playwright but the wrong play on FJ! :shock:
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Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 17, 2014 11:26 pm

I would have been sorely tempted from Geoff's position to assume Sarah wouldn't bet it all on FJ, and wager accordingly. I didn't think she'd bet more than $10k. I'd probably have given in to the cover wager, but then gotten FJ right.

Go Sarah!

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