Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jeff6286 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:17 pm

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A maxim of Ayn Rand was "Man's ego is" this "of human progress".


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What is the Fountainhead? Julie said the measure; Cesar said equivalent.


Arthur Chu: $20,000+$17,200=$37,200...now a 1-day champion with $37,200
Julie Singer: $18,600-$18,400=$200
Cesar Perez-Gonzalez: $9,000-$9,000=$0
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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 pm

Really patchy board for me. Got only 7 right in J!, and four of those were Letter (everything but E.F. Hutton, whom I've never heard of). This means I got Lach Trash on J. D. Souther.

That "lock" category threw me off since the first one picked had "lock" in the middle instead of the beginning. Then the next one (Bullock) had the "lock" syllable pronounced differently from the others. Also, NHO oarlock and clammed on gridlock.

Alda was a stupid miss for me in MDs. I also knew X-Files and Kevorkian, but wasn't 100% sure.

Palace of Nations went entirely over my head. Not a chance on any of them.

John the Baptist was beheaded?!

I thought spinach was far easier than spy satellite. (Those exist?!?) I knew Oral Roberts but was completely blanking on the name.

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Flags I had marked down as an 0/5 as soon as it came up. You could've given me "Libe___" and I wouldn't have gotten Liberia at $400. I did vaguely recall Mozambique having an AK-47 from an old Bathroom Reader, but didn't want to roll the dice after staring blankly on the previous four.

Oddly, Glen or Glenda/Ed Wood was my only get in Directors. She's Gotta Have It/Spike Lee and Play Misty for Me/Clint Eastwood were NHOIs on the film side, while American Beauty/Sam Mendes and Terms of Endearment/James L. Brooks were NHOIs on the director side.

Derp on Usain Bolt for $2000. Was picturing flamingos but had the word "ostrich" in my mind, and I was like "no, not the pink ones, the other long legged birds." Pronghorn was the only one I had absolutely no shot on.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:28 pm

Uhhhh, no.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:33 pm

Not sure if I should feel good for getting the FJ! on this one. I have many friends who are ardently critical of Ayn Rand. But I suppose since it's Jeopardy, partisanship and politics must be swept aside, even if it's only a half hour.

Good boards this time around! Though I wasn't on my A-game tonight. Need to get back in the swing of things. Good job to Arthur though, he played like a champ, albeit rather aggressively.
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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by esrever » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:36 pm

Arthur was very impressive, beating Julie who looked impressive yesterday. I wonder if the Forrest Bounces unnerved Julie.

Picked up Lach trash on "J. D. Souther"

Didn't get FJ.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Magna » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:36 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:John the Baptist was beheaded?!
Is this a running gag I'm missing out on?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1657&hilit=baptist+beheaded#p89805

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:38 pm

This was an FJ that had potential to be either puzzling or satisfying, depending on whether it "clicked". I'm happy to report that with me, it clicked.

At first, I was like: How can we know this if we don't know the quote? I noticed that many words could fill in the blank and have the sentence make sense, such as "origin" or "source".

But then I tried the following approach, which sometimes works with Jeopardy! clues: What, if anything, is conspicuous by its absence?

The clue mentioned Ayn Rand, but didn't mention the name of any of her works or characters.

I tried to think of any of those things could fill in the blank in the quote. Atlas? Galt? Fountainhead? Hey, that could mean "source". I'm gonna go with it.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:39 pm

One of the better games of the season.

I'm ok with underbetting guy on the right taking a hike.

As for FJ, I wrote Fountainhead.... and then crossed it out and put "engine."

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:39 pm

Magna wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:John the Baptist was beheaded?!
Is this a running gag I'm missing out on?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1657&hilit=baptist+beheaded#p89805
This is honestly the best way to remember that John the Baptist was beheaded.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... London.jpg
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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Austin Powers » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:41 pm

everestian wrote:Not sure if I should feel good for getting the FJ! on this one. I have many friends who are ardently critical of Ayn Rand. But I suppose since it's Jeopardy, partisanship and politics must be swept aside, even if it's only a half hour.
I think this is bizarre sentiment. Was the question somehow endorsing Rand's thought?

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by everestian » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 pm

Austin Powers wrote:
everestian wrote:Not sure if I should feel good for getting the FJ! on this one. I have many friends who are ardently critical of Ayn Rand. But I suppose since it's Jeopardy, partisanship and politics must be swept aside, even if it's only a half hour.
I think this is bizarre sentiment. Was the question somehow endorsing Rand's thought?

Not suggesting that it is, I just have a weird way of memorizing things and I connect Ayn Rand to not only her works but my friends' criticism of her works.

But I will say I agree with your evaluation of my statement. It truly IS a bizarre sentiment, even if it helped me figure out FJ! for tonight.
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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Magna » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:45 pm

everestian wrote:
Magna wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:John the Baptist was beheaded?!
Is this a running gag I'm missing out on?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1657&hilit=baptist+beheaded#p89805
This is honestly the best way to remember that John the Baptist was beheaded.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... London.jpg
A lot prettier than this one Vanya posted. (Not for the squeamish.)
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1373&p=71330&hilit=salome#p71330

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by NoName84 » Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:59 pm

My first thought was "object" or "objective," or something of the sort. The correct response occurred to me just before it was revealed, but after time expired.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:05 pm

This was indeed a good game, but I have to agree that Cesar was slowing things down.

This was another excellent board, though the "Flags" category was very easy. And I was happy to get the Lach trash on "Haydn."

I would have been way too chicken to go TDD at the bottom of the board in that category. Mad props to the guy who won for making that move.

On FJ, I started off trying to find a word that fit that quote. After about 20 seconds, the light bulb came on and I realized that I needed to match the title of one of Rand's books to the quote. Unfortunately, I went with "Anthem." This one hurts.

I don't blame Julie for wagering big, but there was no point in holding back $200, unless she was trying to play for second place at the same time as she was playing for first place.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Leander » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:06 pm

FJ was a head slap "of course" at the reveal, but I had no clue and had never heard of any maxim from Ayn Rand.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:09 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:... E.F. Hutton, whom I've never heard of
That's 'cause when he talks, you're not listening.

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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:12 pm

Magna wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:John the Baptist was beheaded?!
Is this a running gag I'm missing out on?
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1657&hilit=baptist+beheaded#p89805
Aw, come on! It's been over two months.

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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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Re: Tuesday, January 28, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:00 pm

Leander wrote:FJ was a head slap "of course" at the reveal, but I had no clue and had never heard of any maxim from Ayn Rand.
Same here. I guessed "engine" because I couldn't come up with a better answer.

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