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 guessonguessonguess » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:16 am

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You have no excuse there - In Pokemon, only flying types can learn the move "Roost."
I also haven't played it in like 10 years.
I ask you, how was I supposed to know that when your avatar is a Pokemon?
Let alone a Pokémon that was introduced less than seven years ago. :roll:

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm

WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm

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WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.

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

Post by nlw44 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:51 pm

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WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Since no one has answered the second part of this question, I will. The movie title was "Rhapsody in Blue," and that composition = George Gershwin. Should have been a BMS IMO, though, since his brother Ira was his lyricist and was also portrayed in the movie. Granted, Ira was not the composer, but still.

edit: Sorry, I guess I only answered the third part of the query. Missed the post bit.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 pm

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WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
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Fancy old-fashioned beds that might have curtains around them are "four-poster beds," named for the columns at each corner that support a panel on top from which the curtains hang. (I'm sure there are modern ones that don't look like antiques, but to me the concept conjures up a sense of mustiness and aristocracy in olden times.) Basically, if a clue mentions a bed having (or, in this case, not having) four of something, it's going to be posts.

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

Post by mungar » Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 am

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Fancy old-fashioned beds that might have curtains around them are "four-poster beds," named for the columns at each corner that support a panel on top from which the curtains hang. (I'm sure there are modern ones that don't look like antiques, but to me the concept conjures up a sense of mustiness and aristocracy in olden times.) Basically, if a clue mentions a bed having (or, in this case, not having) four of something, it's going to be posts.
To quote Sugar Ray, "Every morning there's a halo hangin' from the corner of my girlfriend's four post bed."

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

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:07 am

mungar wrote:
Fri Jul 21, 2017 2:25 am
seaborgium wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:35 pm
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Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Fancy old-fashioned beds that might have curtains around them are "four-poster beds," named for the columns at each corner that support a panel on top from which the curtains hang. (I'm sure there are modern ones that don't look like antiques, but to me the concept conjures up a sense of mustiness and aristocracy in olden times.) Basically, if a clue mentions a bed having (or, in this case, not having) four of something, it's going to be posts.
To quote Sugar Ray, "Every morning there's a halo hangin' from the corner of my girlfriend's four post bed."
I thought about mentioning that, but the non-standard "four-post" and the shoehorning I'd have to do to work it in changed my mind.

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

Post by alietr » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:00 pm

Just. Can't. Escape. Car in front of me this afternoon.


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

Post by Wheatley » Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:51 pm

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How did "river" fit the cards category?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by dhkendall » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:57 am

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Just. Can't. Escape. Car in front of me this afternoon.
At least they don't appear to be Michigan plates ...
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Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:15 am

dhkendall wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:57 am
alietr wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:00 pm
Just. Can't. Escape. Car in front of me this afternoon.
At least they don't appear to be Michigan plates ...
It would have really been freaky if the vehicle those plates were on was a Volkswagen Thing.

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

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am

CailinGaoilge wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.
The association between Liverpool and Mersey isn't nearly as well-known as the other two city/river combos in this side of the Pond, although knowing the city had to start with "L" made it relatively easy. (I guess someone could have negged with Leeds.)

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Post by dhkendall » Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:52 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am
CailinGaoilge wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.
The association between Liverpool and Mersey isn't nearly as well-known as the other two city/river combos in this side of the Pond, although knowing the city had to start with "L" made it relatively easy. (I guess someone could have negged with Leeds.)
Actually it's cemented in my mind from a 60s English band who has a song called "Ferry Cross the Mersey", true it doesn't say what city is on the Mersey but I associate Liverpool with the British Invasion thanks to the Beatles (even though Ferry isn't a Beatles song).
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by AFRET CMS » Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 pm

dhkendall wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:52 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am
CailinGaoilge wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
WLT Liverpool, posts, or Gershwin in the top box?
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.
The association between Liverpool and Mersey isn't nearly as well-known as the other two city/river combos in this side of the Pond, although knowing the city had to start with "L" made it relatively easy. (I guess someone could have negged with Leeds.)
Actually it's cemented in my mind from a 60s English band who has a song called "Ferry Cross the Mersey", true it doesn't say what city is on the Mersey but I associate Liverpool with the British Invasion thanks to the Beatles (even though Ferry isn't a Beatles song).
Same here -- great song by Gerry and the Pacemakers, who followed the Beatles very closely in the British invasion. Gerry and the Pacemakers were also from Liverpool, and I think they even had the same manager as the Beatles.

The song was part of a somewhat-strained triple stumper in "Almost Before and After" for $800 in this game: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... pacemakers
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:16 pm

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

Post by hbomb1947 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:26 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:52 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am
CailinGaoilge wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.
The association between Liverpool and Mersey isn't nearly as well-known as the other two city/river combos in this side of the Pond, although knowing the city had to start with "L" made it relatively easy. (I guess someone could have negged with Leeds.)
Actually it's cemented in my mind from a 60s English band who has a song called "Ferry Cross the Mersey", true it doesn't say what city is on the Mersey but I associate Liverpool with the British Invasion thanks to the Beatles (even though Ferry isn't a Beatles song).
Same here -- great song by Gerry and the Pacemakers, who followed the Beatles very closely in the British invasion. Gerry and the Pacemakers were also from Liverpool, and I think they even had the same manager as the Beatles.

The song was part of a somewhat-strained triple stumper in "Almost Before and After" for $800 in this game: http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_ ... pacemakers
Not surprising. While it's also no surprise that some boardies are aware of an over half-century-old song by Gerry and the Pacemakers that mentions the Mersey, and further know that band to have been Liverpudlian, I think it's fair to say that the Liverpool / Mersey connection is hardly an instaget for a large percentage of people in the J! contestant pool -- at least without being spotted an additional hint.

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

Post by RoJo » Mon Jul 24, 2017 2:36 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:07 pm
dhkendall wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:52 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:18 am
CailinGaoilge wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:16 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:11 pm
(7/20)
Liverpool and the Mersey are practically synonymous. As instaget as London and the Thames, or New York and the Hudson.
The association between Liverpool and Mersey isn't nearly as well-known as the other two city/river combos in this side of the Pond, although knowing the city had to start with "L" made it relatively easy. (I guess someone could have negged with Leeds.)
Actually it's cemented in my mind from a 60s English band who has a song called "Ferry Cross the Mersey", true it doesn't say what city is on the Mersey but I associate Liverpool with the British Invasion thanks to the Beatles (even though Ferry isn't a Beatles song).
Same here -- great song by Gerry and the Pacemakers, who followed the Beatles very closely in the British invasion. Gerry and the Pacemakers were also from Liverpool, and I think they even had the same manager as the Beatles.
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WLT Scotland, or Nike in the top box?
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Re: Monday, September 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Any reason I should know Steve Beshear, Rand Paul, or Henry Clay = Kentucky?

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#7519, aired 2017-04-27 REGARDING HENRY $1200: This congressman and senator died a few years before the Civil War, which he tried like heck to avert

Tonight's clue makes three hits for Henry Clay. THIS SEASON!

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

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Re: Monday, September 28, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Any reason I should know Steve Beshear, Rand Paul, or Henry Clay = Kentucky?

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#7404, aired 2016-11-17 NEVER PRESIDENT $1000: Henry Clay, who ran for president 5 times unsuccessfully, was a longtime senator from this state

#7519, aired 2017-04-27 REGARDING HENRY $1200: This congressman and senator died a few years before the Civil War, which he tried like heck to avert

Tonight's clue makes three hits for Henry Clay. THIS SEASON!
"Henry Clay" is just such a generic name, and proof that my Hawley-Smoot Rule is real.

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Patti Davis request seen. As to honoring it, I'll see how the week goes. Have you heard of Maureen Reagan or Ronald Prescott "Ron" Reagan Jr.? Guess who Nancy was before she married Ronald? Yup, Nancy Davis. Presidential children come up a lot and you need to know most of them from 1948 to the present.
No, none of the other Reagans ring any bells save for Michael, whom I know solely for his capacity as a game show host.

Also, besides Dubya, has any presidential child from 1948 onward done anything of note?
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