The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

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Post by heppm01 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:38 am

Hey, just because it is "his" thread doesn't mean we can unload on him with personal attacks. Let's be civil

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Post by OntarioQuizzer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by econgator » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:56 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
And once for The Practice.

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
Can't say I've heard of Boston Legal.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by JayK33 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 pm

I definitely don't have a great J! record either and even I am surprised by some of these things you claim to have never heard of.

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

Post by twelvefootboy » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:29 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
Can't say I've heard of Boston Legal.

I also never heard of the actor, or the show. And, I'm sure they never heard of me. I'm content to keep it this way, and it's fine if it appears as a clue as long as someone has a shot at it.
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Post by RJRouge » Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:04 am

I am very much with him on wondering why Spader was the $400 clue, as I had never heard those two character names. Somehow I didn't equate "Boston lawyer" with Boston Legal quickly enough, and even if I had couldn't have named anybody who was on the show.

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

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:49 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:33 pm
Also don't recognize James Spader at all, nor either character named at $400.
He literally won two Emmys for his role as Alan Shore on Boston Legal.
Can't say I've heard of Boston Legal.
How about Pretty in Pink?

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Post by guessonguessonguess » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:35 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:00 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:38 pm
Can't say I've heard of Boston Legal.
How about Pretty in Pink?
Just to clarify, Opus is referring to the 1980s Brat Pack film as opposed to the better-known My Little Pony convention held annually at the Abilene Ramada.

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Post by alietr » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:11 am

JayK33 wrote:
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:49 pm
I definitely don't have a great J! record either and even I am surprised by some of these things you claim to have never heard of.
To be fair, he claims to have never heard of things multiple times for the same thing.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm

Modern versions of this ceremony can include pagan aspects like a bouquet of herbs or handfasting
I still see nothing whatsoever leading to "Wedding" in that clue.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Modern versions of this ceremony can include pagan aspects like a bouquet of herbs or handfasting
I still see nothing whatsoever leading to "Wedding" in that clue.
"Handfasting" made me think of binding two people's hands together. Toss in a bouquet (so to speak) and the word "ceremony" and I couldn't imagine it being anything else.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:55 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Modern versions of this ceremony can include pagan aspects like a bouquet of herbs or handfasting
I still see nothing whatsoever leading to "Wedding" in that clue.
"Handfasting" made me think of binding two people's hands together. Toss in a bouquet (so to speak) and the word "ceremony" and I couldn't imagine it being anything else.
I just found the clue to be total word salad that I couldn't make heads or tails of. Another one of those "smell what the writer is cooking" clues I take it?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:55 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Modern versions of this ceremony can include pagan aspects like a bouquet of herbs or handfasting
I still see nothing whatsoever leading to "Wedding" in that clue.
"Handfasting" made me think of binding two people's hands together. Toss in a bouquet (so to speak) and the word "ceremony" and I couldn't imagine it being anything else.
I just found the clue to be total word salad that I couldn't make heads or tails of. Another one of those "smell what the writer is cooking" clues I take it?
All I know is that I got it right by following my instincts on the words contained in the clue.

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:40 pm

seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:28 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:55 pm
seaborgium wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:46 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:04 pm
Modern versions of this ceremony can include pagan aspects like a bouquet of herbs or handfasting
I still see nothing whatsoever leading to "Wedding" in that clue.
"Handfasting" made me think of binding two people's hands together. Toss in a bouquet (so to speak) and the word "ceremony" and I couldn't imagine it being anything else.
I just found the clue to be total word salad that I couldn't make heads or tails of. Another one of those "smell what the writer is cooking" clues I take it?
All I know is that I got it right by following my instincts on the words contained in the clue.
Whereas my instincts said "I have no idea what handfasting is, and there are lots of ceremonies that could involve herbs or plants in some way, therefore this clue is impossible."
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Volante » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
No guess on FJ! HOW was this a triple get?!
Are you really curious and will apply the knowledge in the future? Or are you just tilting at windmills here? Because if you're just exasperated, stop.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:15 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
No guess on FJ! HOW was this a triple get?!
Are you really curious and will apply the knowledge in the future? Or are you just tilting at windmills here? Because if you're just exasperated, stop.
What good does it do to have that particular piece of information in my brain? What good does it do YOU?
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Post by econgator » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:23 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm
Are you really curious and will apply the knowledge in the future?
Are you seriously asking this question?

What page are we on?

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Post by Volante » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:24 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:15 pm
Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:46 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:27 pm
No guess on FJ! HOW was this a triple get?!
Are you really curious and will apply the knowledge in the future? Or are you just tilting at windmills here? Because if you're just exasperated, stop.
What good does it do to have that particular piece of information in my brain? What good does it do YOU?
A sense of accomplishment when I get clues right, and if I get them wrong, it's either "that's a way I can better myself" or "welp, I hope that one doesn't repeat when I get on."

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:25 pm

Volante wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:24 pm
sense of accomplishment when I get clues right, and if I get them wrong, it's either "that's a way I can better myself" or "welp, I hope that one doesn't repeat when I get on."
"Yay! I did a thing! I r smert"
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