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Post by nklotz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:53 pm

Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 am

YOU can do anything you put your mind to.
The Official TPH Education - Page 93

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Post by mennoknight » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:11 pm

I feel like this is just performance art now
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Post by nklotz » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:15 pm

If so this is a goddamn Kaufmanesque performance

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Post by alietr » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:26 pm

nklotz wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:53 pm
Peter the accountant wrote:
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:40 am

YOU can do anything you put your mind to.
The Official TPH Education - Page 93
Actually, 94. And thank goodness it's not cluttering up any other threads.

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Post by Peter the accountant » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:40 pm

nklotz wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:53 pm
The Official TPH Education - Page 93
Call me a hopeless optimist if you must. But I also like teaching. What better challenge than teaching someone who is frustrated but doesn't seem to want to give up? 93 (now 94) screen pages of tackling some difficult subjects is a pretty good testament to sticking with it.

So I will press on, like Don Quixote in the minds of some. (See - I'm learning a bit of literature!)
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Post by jeff6286 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 pm

alietr way back on page 1 wrote:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:34 am
I doubt this will catch on...

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Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm

jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 pm
alietr way back on page 1 wrote:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:34 am
I doubt this will catch on...
Nostradamus!

It's pretty remarkable to look back the beginning of this thread, particularly at the genuine expressions of hope that TPH would take some of the suggestions to heart, etc. Years later and it's the same exact back-and-forth. There's an old saying about "patience and perseverance will make a bishop out of his reverence" but we are into sainthood territory now for anyone who has stuck with this.

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Post by Volante » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:33 pm

Elijah Baley wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:02 pm
jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 pm
alietr way back on page 1 wrote:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:34 am
I doubt this will catch on...
Nostradamus!

It's pretty remarkable to look back the beginning of this thread, particularly at the genuine expressions of hope that TPH would take some of the suggestions to heart, etc. Years later and it's the same exact back-and-forth. There's an old saying about "patience and perseverance will make a bishop out of his reverence" but we are into sainthood territory now for anyone who has stuck with this.
Cheaper than paying for an indulgence.

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Post by mujason » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:21 pm

Hey, no indulgence jokes until page 95! (Lutheran humor)
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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:19 am

mennoknight wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:11 pm
I feel like this is just performance art now
This possibility has crossed my mind a few times, but the answers he claims to get right follow no clear pattern (except for his love of country music). Sometimes he picks up Lach Trash or gets a tough FJ correct. So I think he really does genuinely try his best on every clue.

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Post by dhkendall » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:01 am

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:19 am
mennoknight wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:11 pm
I feel like this is just performance art now
This possibility has crossed my mind a few times, but the answers he claims to get right follow no clear pattern (except for his love of country music). Sometimes he picks up Lach Trash or gets a tough FJ correct. So I think he really does genuinely try his best on every clue.
Plus, his gets seem to match those of “regular” people I see that watch the show (like my family) - actually he does a little better than them.

The biggest difference though is that my family doesn’t care if they miss 80% of the clues (including almost all FJs) and don’t wonder how to get it themselves (although if they did, I know they wouldn’t argue with me when I help them with something they asked for my help on). That’s because they, unlike us, don’t plan on being on J! (Something else they share with TPH)
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Post by alietr » Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:18 am

jeff6286 wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:07 pm
alietr way back on page 1 wrote:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:34 am
I doubt this will catch on...
One of the few times I'm glad I was wrong.

Thanks for this morning's chuckle, Jeff.

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Post by Stanislaus Jacob » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm

I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm

Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.
I can say that I did well and had fun. Not gonna tell you how much I won because a.) I signed non-disclosure papers and b.) there'd be no reason to drop spoilers.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:04 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.
I can say that I did well and had fun. Not gonna tell you how much I won because a.) I signed non-disclosure papers and b.) there'd be no reason to drop spoilers.
Just tell us if you got to play another game or not.

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Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.
I can say that I did well and had fun. Not gonna tell you how much I won because a.) I signed non-disclosure papers and b.) there'd be no reason to drop spoilers.
One thing I've always wanted to ask a Wheel player: If you buy a vowel, do you get to keep them? (Can you send me one as a souvenir?)
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.
I can say that I did well and had fun. Not gonna tell you how much I won because a.) I signed non-disclosure papers and b.) there'd be no reason to drop spoilers.
One thing I've always wanted to ask a Wheel player: If you buy a vowel, do you get to keep them? (Can you send me one as a souvenir?)
I can sell you one for $175 Canadian. Which I believe is about $2.75 American, right?
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:14 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:11 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:35 pm
Stanislaus Jacob wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:25 pm
I deleted a comment that was maybe a bit too snarky but will leave my expression of genuine hope that he did well on Wheel of Fortune. I look forward to when his game airs.
I can say that I did well and had fun. Not gonna tell you how much I won because a.) I signed non-disclosure papers and b.) there'd be no reason to drop spoilers.
One thing I've always wanted to ask a Wheel player: If you buy a vowel, do you get to keep them? (Can you send me one as a souvenir?)
I can sell you one for $175 Canadian. Which I believe is about $2.75 American, right?
That sounds right, after all it seems to be more affordable for you guys to sell off your “U”s than for us too.
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:53 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 pm
"Magnet school" and "solar wind" seemed incredibly tough for the top box. Can we poll the former?
You’d have better luck polling the latter, if you’ve heard the phrase before “attraction” was your TOM. I’ve heard of “magnet schools”, but that’s it. Have no idea what they are but if I was forced to guess, I’d say schools for gifted children. Since I knew magnet schools were things, the TOM drew me there like a magnet.
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 pm
TIL Portugal has queens.
Had. Portugal overthrew its monarchy in 1910.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:21 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:53 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:28 pm
"Magnet school" and "solar wind" seemed incredibly tough for the top box. Can we poll the former?
You’d have better luck polling the latter, if you’ve heard the phrase before “attraction” was your TOM. I’ve heard of “magnet schools”, but that’s it. Have no idea what they are but if I was forced to guess, I’d say schools for gifted children. Since I knew magnet schools were things, the TOM drew me there like a magnet.
Three TOCers didn't know a top box clue, so...
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