The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
I've seen every Bond movie, and I know Blofeld had a cat but cannot name the James Bond movie(s) he is in.
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He's in seven of them. Your guess is not one of them. ;)

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Post by davey » Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:44 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 pm
trainman wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:22 am
You've got the internet. You can stream all of the Best Picture nominees.
This is either illegal (some of this year's nominees are not officially available for streaming) or costs more money than, I would guess, TPH is willing to pay (e.g., $14.99 a month for HBO GO).
Is there a single 2017 or 2018 Best Picture nominee that's not available either to stream on one of the major services (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu) or available for purchase/rental for less than the cost of a movie ticket?

It's been many years since a major movie wasn't available to stream anywhere after its theatrical run. But just because it's not on Netflix doesn't mean you can't legally stream it.
Google makes it very easy to find out. It looks like The Post isn't out yet, and Phantom Thread must have just come out, because it's $14.99. (It's hard to imagine TPH sitting through Phantom Thread anyway...) And Get Out is in HBO rotation, so I guess that pushes up the price for other venues. All the others are $4.99.
You shouldn't have to watch a movie to be able to answer a Jeopardy level question about it....
In fact, nearly all the time, you don't. (Though I consider movie-watching an intrinsically rewarding way to spend time.) Like every Jeopardy subject, you do have to read about them, though. I always think a good newspaper is the best source of current information.
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:07 pm

davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:44 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 pm
trainman wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:22 am
You've got the internet. You can stream all of the Best Picture nominees.
This is either illegal (some of this year's nominees are not officially available for streaming) or costs more money than, I would guess, TPH is willing to pay (e.g., $14.99 a month for HBO GO).
Is there a single 2017 or 2018 Best Picture nominee that's not available either to stream on one of the major services (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu) or available for purchase/rental for less than the cost of a movie ticket?

It's been many years since a major movie wasn't available to stream anywhere after its theatrical run. But just because it's not on Netflix doesn't mean you can't legally stream it.
Google makes it very easy to find out. It looks like The Post isn't out yet, and Phantom Thread must have just come out, because it's $14.99. (It's hard to imagine TPH sitting through Phantom Thread anyway...) And Get Out is in HBO rotation, so I guess that pushes up the price for other venues. All the others are $4.99.
And there's also a "meta" website at https://www.justwatch.com/us that does a search of the various streaming services from a single point -- may be more targeted than google (you don't get info sites, just streamers), and much easier than searching streaming sites one-by-one.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by dhkendall » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:01 pm

davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 8:44 pm
mikebdoss wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 pm
trainman wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:00 pm


This is either illegal (some of this year's nominees are not officially available for streaming) or costs more money than, I would guess, TPH is willing to pay (e.g., $14.99 a month for HBO GO).
Is there a single 2017 or 2018 Best Picture nominee that's not available either to stream on one of the major services (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu) or available for purchase/rental for less than the cost of a movie ticket?

It's been many years since a major movie wasn't available to stream anywhere after its theatrical run. But just because it's not on Netflix doesn't mean you can't legally stream it.
Google makes it very easy to find out. It looks like The Post isn't out yet, and Phantom Thread must have just come out, because it's $14.99. (It's hard to imagine TPH sitting through Phantom Thread anyway...) And Get Out is in HBO rotation, so I guess that pushes up the price for other venues. All the others are $4.99.
You shouldn't have to watch a movie to be able to answer a Jeopardy level question about it....
In fact, nearly all the time, you don't. (Though I consider movie-watching an intrinsically rewarding way to spend time.) Like every Jeopardy subject, you do have to read about them, though. I always think a good newspaper is the best source of current information.
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 pm

davey wrote:
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TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
Why do you guys keep pegging me as a fantasy type?
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Post by dhkendall » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
Why do you guys keep pegging me as a fantasy type?
Well, with your posts in this thread, most of us aren't pegging you as a reality type.
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Post by trainman » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 pm

mikebdoss wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:48 pm
Is there a single 2017 or 2018 Best Picture nominee that's not available either to stream on one of the major services (Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Hulu) or available for purchase/rental for less than the cost of a movie ticket?
Yeah, well, we all know TPH isn't going to do anything that takes any money or effort.

(I must admit that when you say "streaming," I don't automatically think of "purchase and/or rent a downloadable file." Back in my day, we had to rent VHSes at Blockbuster.)

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Post by seaborgium » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:16 pm

If we can accept that you have difficulty recognizing faces and not lecture you every time you can't figure out who is in a picture, I think you can extend us the same courtesy and accept that video clues with pictures of people are not impossible for everyone. Facial recognition is certainly a different skill from what Jeopardy normally requires of its contestants, but more people are capable of it than you seem to think.

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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Apr 03, 2018 1:46 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
Why do you guys keep pegging me as a fantasy type?
Well, with your posts in this thread, most of us aren't pegging you as a reality type.
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Post by heppm01 » Tue Apr 03, 2018 3:19 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
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http://instantrimshot.com/
Oh that (actually, this: http://instantrimshot.com/index.php?sou ... &play=true) is going to come in very handy. Thanks!

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Post by Volante » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm

econgator wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
I've seen every Bond movie, and I know Blofeld had a cat but cannot name the James Bond movie(s) he is in.
SpoilerShow
I'll WAG the man with the golden gun
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He's in seven of them. Your guess is not one of them. ;)
I keep coming up with six...

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Post by econgator » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:44 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
I've seen every Bond movie, and I know Blofeld had a cat but cannot name the James Bond movie(s) he is in.
SpoilerShow
I'll WAG the man with the golden gun
.
He's in seven of them. Your guess is not one of them. ;)
I keep coming up with six...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Sta ... ppearances

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Post by Volante » Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:49 pm

econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
I've seen every Bond movie, and I know Blofeld had a cat but cannot name the James Bond movie(s) he is in.
SpoilerShow
I'll WAG the man with the golden gun
.
He's in seven of them. Your guess is not one of them. ;)
I keep coming up with six...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Sta ... ppearances
I SAAAAAAAID I keep coming up with six! :lol:

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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:12 am

Volante wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:49 pm
econgator wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:44 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:32 pm
econgator wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:26 pm
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:53 pm
I've seen every Bond movie, and I know Blofeld had a cat but cannot name the James Bond movie(s) he is in.
SpoilerShow
I'll WAG the man with the golden gun
.
He's in seven of them. Your guess is not one of them. ;)
I keep coming up with six...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernst_Sta ... ppearances
I SAAAAAAAID I keep coming up with six! :lol:
I didn't think my WAG through, thinking it was a Roger Moore antagonist. But I'm surprised how early the Blofeld character was. As an aside - I always thought the criminal organizations like SPECTRE and SMERSH were outlandish constructs that diminished any credibility to the novels. And then Al Quaeda and later DASH/ISIL/ISIS came along with their kidnapping, blackmail, and extortion fundraising activities. Turns out you can make this stuff up...
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Post by Volante » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:24 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
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As an aside - I always thought the criminal organizations like ... SMERSH were outlandish constructs ...
SPECTRE was a construct. SMERSH..., well..., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SMERSH

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Post by nklotz » Wed Apr 04, 2018 5:11 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:10 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:07 pm
davey wrote:
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:57 pm
TPH might enjoy The Shape of Water.
Why do you guys keep pegging me as a fantasy type?
Well, with your posts in this thread, most of us aren't pegging you as a reality type.
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Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Lawrence = Kansas was a very obscure connection for the top box IMO.

Got all but Coal in the Postal Abbreviations, and all but the DD in Entrepeneurs.

I thought the Bayer clue was bogus. I'm supposed to know the slogan of one of the 847 brands of pain relievers?

"Westworld" joins the "NHOI in the top box" pile, and I actually did do a search of the forum this time to prove it.

Not even a guess on FJ!
Last time it was middle box, so you did not pay it as much mind.

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For college cities some U. of [one of the 50 states] are not in the state capital or well known big city. The clue could have changed the U. or the city and you would have had the same reaction. Lawrence for Kansas Jayhawks is in no way obscure and certainly not worthy of an adjective.

I'll give you a freebie and you can look up the others: University of Idaho is in Moscow.

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Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Lawrence = Kansas was a very obscure connection for the top box IMO.
For college cities some U. of [one of the 50 states] are not in the state capital or well known big city. The clue could have changed the U. or the city and you would have had the same reaction. Lawrence for Kansas Jayhawks is in no way obscure and certainly not worthy of an adjective.

I'll give you a freebie and you can look up the others: University of Idaho is in Moscow.
I thought Lawrence in Kansas was undervalued as well. It's pretty YEKIOYD unless you are a college basketball fan. I know it from being 3 hours away and suffering the whining of KU fans.

The category as a whole is hard to embrace. Most of the conferences are soulless business arrangements and have no identity anymore. I just learned from the show tonight that West Virginia was in the Big Twelve. And guess what, there are only Ten schools in the Big Twelve. The Iowa/Iowa State clue was definite negbait as well.
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Post by Volante » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:33 pm

twelvefootboy wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:57 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:44 pm
Lawrence = Kansas was a very obscure connection for the top box IMO.
For college cities some U. of [one of the 50 states] are not in the state capital or well known big city. The clue could have changed the U. or the city and you would have had the same reaction. Lawrence for Kansas Jayhawks is in no way obscure and certainly not worthy of an adjective.

I'll give you a freebie and you can look up the others: University of Idaho is in Moscow.
I thought Lawrence in Kansas was undervalued as well. It's pretty YEKIOYD unless you are a college basketball fan. I know it from being 3 hours away and suffering the whining of KU fans.

The category as a whole is hard to embrace. Most of the conferences are soulless business arrangements and have no identity anymore. I just learned from the show tonight that West Virginia was in the Big Twelve. And guess what, there are only Ten schools in the Big Twelve. The Iowa/Iowa State clue was definite negbait as well.
Lawrence and Kansas should be simple. However, it could be Kansas or Kansas State... (see the 800 Iowa negbait for non NCAA followers)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:35 pm

I didn't realize Kansas had any other important cities besides Wichita and Topeka.

Turns out Lawrence has a population of 80,000. That's nearly as big as Flint.
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