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 TenPoundHammer » Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 am

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TPH, dont you work at a church?
I do, but there are lots of Bible stories that we have never touched on.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 pm

SET IN THE CITY $200: NBC runs the three shows as a block on Wednesdays. There was no TOM. J! players whether they watch the shows or not may have noticed the city connection for the shows.

Trek fits fine in the I'M WALKIN' HERE category as it's a journey on foot. The clue was top box and sci-fi so odds are right there it's going to be about Star Trek. Fans are Trekkies or Trekkers. Don't ask me the difference as I don't care.

The previous use of the FJ! quote: #7730, aired 2018-03-30 HISTORIC FILL IN THE QUOTE $200: Douglas MacArthur, March 20, 1942: "I shall ____"

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm

SET IN THE CITY $200: NBC runs the three shows as a block on Wednesdays. There was no TOM. J! players whether they watch the shows or not may have noticed the city connection for the shows.
I don't think I've watched so much as a second of NBC since I was 10, so these shows are utterly unfamiliar to me. And with uber-generic titles like that, I'll probably forget them again 2 hours from now.
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Trek fits fine in the I'M WALKIN' HERE category as it's a journey on foot. The clue was top box and sci-fi so odds are right there it's going to be about Star Trek. Fans are Trekkies or Trekkers. Don't ask me the difference as I don't care.
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers". But with "walk" in the category name, and The Walking Dead not being a sci-fi show, I froze up. Just another classic case of me starting in the wrong direction, and only going further off course until I can't see the correct response with the Hubble Telescope.

Is this kind of wrong-direction thinking just something I should learn to live with? I seem to do it an awful lot.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:30 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers".
The clue said "this word plus -kers & also -kies," so you would have had to think they were called "Walkkers." I don't know if you were acknowledging that you made a mistake in reading the clue or just talking about getting sidetracked with your immediate instinct.

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

Post by davey » Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:16 am

seaborgium wrote:
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers".
The clue said "this word plus -kers & also -kies," so you would have had to think they were called "Walkkers." I don't know if you were acknowledging that you made a mistake in reading the clue or just talking about getting sidetracked with your immediate instinct.
Are fans of The Walking Dead called Walkers?? It'd be like fans of Star Trek calling themselves Klingons or the Borg...

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:41 am

seaborgium wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:30 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers".
The clue said "this word plus -kers & also -kies," so you would have had to think they were called "Walkkers." I don't know if you were acknowledging that you made a mistake in reading the clue or just talking about getting sidetracked with your immediate instinct.
A little of both, actually.

Again, is this something I should just note as a brain glitch?
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Trek fits fine in the I'M WALKIN' HERE category as it's a journey on foot. The clue was top box and sci-fi so odds are right there it's going to be about Star Trek. Fans are Trekkies or Trekkers. Don't ask me the difference as I don't care.
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers". But with "walk" in the category name, and The Walking Dead not being a sci-fi show, I froze up. Just another classic case of me starting in the wrong direction, and only going further off course until I can't see the correct response with the Hubble Telescope.

Is this kind of wrong-direction thinking just something I should learn to live with? I seem to do it an awful lot.
Honestly, I don't think this is totally horrible logic. At least it's better than not knowing anything and then just giving up. If you don't know anything about Star Trek, then you weren't getting to the right answer anyways. Keep trying.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:29 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:11 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:29 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:48 pm
Trek fits fine in the I'M WALKIN' HERE category as it's a journey on foot. The clue was top box and sci-fi so odds are right there it's going to be about Star Trek. Fans are Trekkies or Trekkers. Don't ask me the difference as I don't care.
The problem was that I saw "fans of a show who are called ___ers", which combined with the "walk" category, sidetracked me because I know that fans of The Walking Dead are called "Walkers". But with "walk" in the category name, and The Walking Dead not being a sci-fi show, I froze up. Just another classic case of me starting in the wrong direction, and only going further off course until I can't see the correct response with the Hubble Telescope.

Is this kind of wrong-direction thinking just something I should learn to live with? I seem to do it an awful lot.
Honestly, I don't think this is totally horrible logic. At least it's better than not knowing anything and then just giving up. If you don't know anything about Star Trek, then you weren't getting to the right answer anyways. Keep trying.
The thing is, I do know that both Trekkers and Trekkies are terms for Star Trek fans. I had the knowledge to solve this clue, but it got lost in the shuffle.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:37 pm

How does this name work for you? Lori Lightfoot. She has been elected as the new mayor of Chicago.

Someone else can have the honors of adding it to the 2019 current events thread if it is worth including.

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Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Apr 06, 2019 1:00 pm

So how is it that I landed on Berlin and still couldn't shorten it to Bern? Am I just an idiot?
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Re: Friday, April 5, 2019 Game Recap and Discussion (SPOILERS)

Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:42 pm

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So how is it that I landed on Berlin and still couldn't shorten it to Bern? Am I just an idiot?
If you went ahead and made that your response, I won't fault you for not finding the right two letters to remove.

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