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 Volante » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm

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Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
So is there a trick to Stupid Answers? Because even by my standards I do horribly with it.
In 1982, Tony Randall hosted these awards at the Imperial theater
Well, none of the other words in the clue sounds like an award to me, so even though I've never heard of them, it must be the Imperial Awards, right?
Carrie Fisher auditioned for "Star Wars" & this horror film at the same time -- the 2 directors were in the same room
I know there's a horror film called "Carrie", but in the moment, no word in the clue sounded like a film at all to me.

Am I overthinking? Underthinking?
Over.

Take this as you will, though, but it seems you were thrown both times by the intended answer being included in a person's name.

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:46 pm

Volante wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
So is there a trick to Stupid Answers? Because even by my standards I do horribly with it.
In 1982, Tony Randall hosted these awards at the Imperial theater
Well, none of the other words in the clue sounds like an award to me, so even though I've never heard of them, it must be the Imperial Awards, right?
Carrie Fisher auditioned for "Star Wars" & this horror film at the same time -- the 2 directors were in the same room
I know there's a horror film called "Carrie", but in the moment, no word in the clue sounded like a film at all to me.

Am I overthinking? Underthinking?
Over.

Take this as you will, though, but it seems you were thrown both times by the intended answer being included in a person's name.
I think another big part of it is, if you don't absolutely know the answer, there are a lot of perfectly cromulent negs and it's hard to filter out the right one in time.

Such as this game from 2016, where Instagram was my only get.

Clue: This university's admissions office is in Crouse-Hinds Hall in Syracuse, New York

Me: Crouse-Hinds university? Just Crouse? Just Hinds? Office University? In University? Is University? University University? Could be any of them!

Or this one...

Clue: What the British call a jumper we call this type of sweater that you pull over your head

Me: Sweater? Head sweater? British sweater? Type sweater? Call sweater? What sweater? We sweater?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:17 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
So is there a trick to Stupid Answers? Because even by my standards I do horribly with it.
In 1982, Tony Randall hosted these awards at the Imperial theater
Well, none of the other words in the clue sounds like an award to me, so even though I've never heard of them, it must be the Imperial Awards, right?
Carrie Fisher auditioned for "Star Wars" & this horror film at the same time -- the 2 directors were in the same room
I know there's a horror film called "Carrie", but in the moment, no word in the clue sounded like a film at all to me.

Am I overthinking? Underthinking?
Over.

Take this as you will, though, but it seems you were thrown both times by the intended answer being included in a person's name.
I think another big part of it is, if you don't absolutely know the answer, there are a lot of perfectly cromulent negs and it's hard to filter out the right one in time.

Such as this game from 2016, where Instagram was my only get.

Clue: This university's admissions office is in Crouse-Hinds Hall in Syracuse, New York

Me: Crouse-Hinds university? Just Crouse? Just Hinds? Office University? In University? Is University? University University? Could be any of them!

Or this one...

Clue: What the British call a jumper we call this type of sweater that you pull over your head

Me: Sweater? Head sweater? British sweater? Type sweater? Call sweater? What sweater? We sweater?
Yes, you still have to know some stuff - shocking as that continually seems to be for you. Like maybe having heard of Syracuse University or that a pullover is a type of sweater. Real complicated and arcane stuff, that. :roll:

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Post by Bamaman » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:35 am

I confess I said Randall hosted the Imperial Awards. :roll:

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm

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Your 4th time this season. :) search.php?keywords=louis+xiv&terms=all ... mit=Search
So French king = Louis XIV, except for the 43,789 times that it's not.
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Post by Bamaman » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:06 am

It gave the years of his reign. Just know he was king for a very long time. French monarchs aren’t as popular with the writers as the British ones are. So if it is about a French king who was on the throne forever, it is definitely going to be Louis XIV.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:12 am

So about that guessing thing...

Monday I had Washington. Tuesday, olives.

Seems that even when I do guess I'm no closer to being right.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Elijah Baley » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:19 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:12 am
So about that guessing thing...

Monday I had Washington. Tuesday, olives.

Seems that even when I do guess I'm no closer to being right.
Considering that the players are 0-6, you're in good company for a change. Monday and Tuesday are going to poll well below 50%.

And hey, you knew that olives are a fruit!

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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:46 pm
Volante wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:36 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:02 pm
So is there a trick to Stupid Answers? Because even by my standards I do horribly with it.
In 1982, Tony Randall hosted these awards at the Imperial theater
Well, none of the other words in the clue sounds like an award to me, so even though I've never heard of them, it must be the Imperial Awards, right?
Carrie Fisher auditioned for "Star Wars" & this horror film at the same time -- the 2 directors were in the same room
I know there's a horror film called "Carrie", but in the moment, no word in the clue sounded like a film at all to me.

Am I overthinking? Underthinking?
Over.

Take this as you will, though, but it seems you were thrown both times by the intended answer being included in a person's name.
I think another big part of it is, if you don't absolutely know the answer, there are a lot of perfectly cromulent negs and it's hard to filter out the right one in time.

Such as this game from 2016, where Instagram was my only get.

Clue: This university's admissions office is in Crouse-Hinds Hall in Syracuse, New York

Me: Crouse-Hinds university? Just Crouse? Just Hinds? Office University? In University? Is University? University University? Could be any of them!
Have you seriously never heard of Syracuse?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm

Hammer: I added the 6/21/90 game to the Archive: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6047

For practice and fun: You are required to guess on the FJ! clue. Good luck. I mean bonne chance.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:58 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:57 am
Have you seriously never heard of Syracuse?
I have but I didn't really know it had a university. And even so I didn't think it'd just be named Syracuse University. It could easily have been Crouse, Hinds, or New York.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:10 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Hammer: I added the 6/21/90 game to the Archive: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=6047

For practice and fun: You are required to guess on the FJ! clue. Good luck. I mean bonne chance.
"Wait, isn't there just an eagle on the back of the Susan B. Anthony dollar? 1960s event... no, not JFK since he already got the half dollar. Not whichever amendment gave women the right to vote since that was earlier. Uh....."

I sat on this one for a good five minutes before I gave up. I wouldn't have guessed that even if I had the damn coin right in front of me. For the record my guess was MLK's assassination.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by mikebdoss » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:56 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:48 pm
Your 4th time this season. :) search.php?keywords=louis+xiv&terms=all ... mit=Search
So French king = Louis XIV, except for the 43,789 times that it's not.
I haven't run the numbers, but I'd bet good money that 80% of the time, the answer for "French King" is going to be Charlemagne (united much of Europe, Holy Roman Emperor, ~800AD), Louis XIV (Sun King, reigned for 70+ years, most of 1600s), or Louis XVI (last French king, married to Marie Antoinette, guillotined in 1793).

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Seriously? All the times I've looked at Susan B. Anthony dollars and I never once noticed the eagle was on the friggin' MOON?!
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Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Jul 14, 2018 2:01 am

It's been more than 5 years so we'll give you that one: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1340&p=69545&hilit=minaret#p69545

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:43 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:28 pm

Derrick is a name?
I was reminded of your post from last week when this question came up tonight.

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