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

Post by heppm01 » Sun May 19, 2019 10:16 am

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Should I just accept this? How can I get better?
I guess enough new people have joined the forum since the last time he asked this that someone is bound to fall for it, full of wild-eyed enthusiasm for "helping this hammer guy out".

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Post by opusthepenguin » Mon May 20, 2019 7:40 pm

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French Authors? Yeah, I'm screwed here. Correct response doesn't ring any bells for me.
That's what you said when it came up in 2017 and 2015. We'll look forward to 2021 now.

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

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm

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Half the archive hits I get by doing "born on the fourth of july" site:j-archive.com are false positives (i.e., category names, clues saying that a famous person was born on the Fourth of July, etc.). The few that are actual hits are much further down the board, and the next-most recent is from 2009. Things can be popular and award-winning in their heyday yet fade from consciousness in the intervening years.
Try searching for Ron Kovic:

http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search

That gets 16 good hits and only one false positive. (The false positive has "john malKOVICh" in the clue and "the man in the iRON mask" in the response. Really, archive?)

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

Post by TenPoundHammer » Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm

opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Half the archive hits I get by doing "born on the fourth of july" site:j-archive.com are false positives (i.e., category names, clues saying that a famous person was born on the Fourth of July, etc.). The few that are actual hits are much further down the board, and the next-most recent is from 2009. Things can be popular and award-winning in their heyday yet fade from consciousness in the intervening years.
Try searching for Ron Kovic:

http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search

That gets 16 good hits and only one false positive. (The false positive has "john malKOVICh" in the clue and "the man in the iRON mask" in the response. Really, archive?)
"Glory" will probably be a lot harder to get a bead on because of the commonness of the word.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by Ironhorse » Wed May 22, 2019 7:56 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 10:14 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:47 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 8:07 pm
Half the archive hits I get by doing "born on the fourth of july" site:j-archive.com are false positives (i.e., category names, clues saying that a famous person was born on the Fourth of July, etc.). The few that are actual hits are much further down the board, and the next-most recent is from 2009. Things can be popular and award-winning in their heyday yet fade from consciousness in the intervening years.
Try searching for Ron Kovic:

http://j-archive.com/search.php?search= ... mit=Search

That gets 16 good hits and only one false positive. (The false positive has "john malKOVICh" in the clue and "the man in the iRON mask" in the response. Really, archive?)
"Glory" will probably be a lot harder to get a bead on because of the commonness of the word.
I remember teachers loved to show Glory in the classroom. Pepsi made an edited version for classroom use (of course, with the Pepsi logo prominently displayed during the introduction) that removed a scene where somebody gets their head blown off.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 22, 2019 8:01 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:56 pm
I remember teachers loved to show Glory in the classroom. Pepsi made an edited version for classroom use (of course, with the Pepsi logo prominently displayed during the introduction) that removed a scene where somebody gets their head blown off.
For some reason I don't even remember us covering much war stuff in HS history. I know we watched part of "Saving Private Ryan", but all I remember is my teacher frantically hitting mute every time someone swore, and then giving up on the movie because she couldn't keep up.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 8:01 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:56 pm
I remember teachers loved to show Glory in the classroom. Pepsi made an edited version for classroom use (of course, with the Pepsi logo prominently displayed during the introduction) that removed a scene where somebody gets their head blown off.
For some reason I don't even remember us covering much war stuff in HS history. I know we watched part of "Saving Private Ryan", but all I remember is my teacher frantically hitting mute every time someone swore, and then giving up on the movie because she couldn't keep up.
i don't remember much of what was taught in high school...rarely went due to skipping, suspended and 2 times expelled....public school in usa blows

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

Post by Wheatley » Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am

Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film?

And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film?

And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles.
And I know the Roy Orbison song, and the existence of the word "Oh" in its title. I didn't know that the "Oh"-less title was in use for ANYthing.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Fri May 24, 2019 10:12 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film?

And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles.
And I know the Roy Orbison song, and the existence of the word "Oh" in its title. I didn't know that the "Oh"-less title was in use for ANYthing.
I never ever thought I'd say this in this day and age, but some people need to consume more entertainment media.
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Re: The Official TPH Education Thread (POTENTIAL GAME DAY SPOILERS)

Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 3:18 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:12 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film?

And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles.
And I know the Roy Orbison song, and the existence of the word "Oh" in its title. I didn't know that the "Oh"-less title was in use for ANYthing.
I never ever thought I'd say this in this day and age, but some people need to consume more entertainment media.

don't even need to consume it...i would expect most people have heard of that movie even without having ever seen it

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Post by Wheatley » Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 9:26 am
opusthepenguin wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 2:31 am
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 12:40 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 7:31 pm
"Pretty Woman" is a film?!
As opposed to...?
A song by Roy Orbison to which the title of the film clearly alludes and which appears in the soundtrack of the film?

And the answer of course is, yes. The song by Roy Orbison is "Oh, Pretty Woman" so there's no possible way to confuse the two titles.
And I know the Roy Orbison song, and the existence of the word "Oh" in its title. I didn't know that the "Oh"-less title was in use for ANYthing.
Now you know "This Julia Roberts film..." for $200 is probably "Pretty Woman." You may not like it or agree with it, but association is how you make the big bucks.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri May 24, 2019 10:26 pm

Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Now you know "This Julia Roberts film..." for $200 is probably "Pretty Woman." You may not like it or agree with it, but association is how you make the big bucks.
Because that's the only film she's ever been in , right?
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Post by CasketRomance » Fri May 24, 2019 10:29 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Now you know "This Julia Roberts film..." for $200 is probably "Pretty Woman." You may not like it or agree with it, but association is how you make the big bucks.
Because that's the only film she's ever been in , right?
that is her pavlovian movie

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Post by BaneWilliams » Sat May 25, 2019 1:01 pm

heppm01 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 10:16 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:51 am
Should I just accept this? How can I get better?
I guess enough new people have joined the forum since the last time he asked this that someone is bound to fall for it, full of wild-eyed enthusiasm for "helping this hammer guy out".

Welcome to the forum, new guy. Someone will be by in five pages to sweep up your desiccated husk.
Look. I was tempted, then I saw the first posts were from 2014 and decided against it.

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Post by 1stlvlthinker » Sun May 26, 2019 12:32 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Now you know "This Julia Roberts film..." for $200 is probably "Pretty Woman." You may not like it or agree with it, but association is how you make the big bucks.
Because that's the only film she's ever been in , right?
If you have no guess, Pretty Woman is better than that.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Sun May 26, 2019 2:52 pm

1stlvlthinker wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 12:32 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 10:21 pm
Now you know "This Julia Roberts film..." for $200 is probably "Pretty Woman." You may not like it or agree with it, but association is how you make the big bucks.
Because that's the only film she's ever been in , right?
If you have no guess, Pretty Woman is better than that.
Well, assuming you have to guess--i.e. it's a DD or FJ. Otherwise, clamming is a good option. But if forced to guess, even Mystic Pizza is better than NO guess. SECONDHAND LIONS (because you got her mixed up with Kyra Sedgwick) is better than no guess. But, yeah. For a $200 clue, unless something in the clue leads away from it, Pretty Woman is pretty much the best response for a Julia Roberts film.

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Post by Wheatley » Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:31 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 pm
"His death in 632 AD led to a disupte over whether Abu Bakr or Ali was his true successor."

I got nothin'.
The category was founders of religion. You got nothin' out of the successors having Arabic names, or the prompt of the 7th Century?
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sat Jun 01, 2019 11:59 am

Wheatley wrote:
Sat Jun 01, 2019 2:31 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Fri May 31, 2019 9:39 pm
"His death in 632 AD led to a disupte over whether Abu Bakr or Ali was his true successor."

I got nothin'.
The category was founders of religion. You got nothin' out of the successors having Arabic names, or the prompt of the 7th Century?
I know that Muhammad has something to do with Islam, but exactly what, I didn't know. Also had no idea what nationality names like "Abu Bakr" could be from, or when Islam was started.

I seem to have a problem of only half-knowing things. I can match Muhammad to Islam and vice-versa, but beyond that I'm lost. I can match Leo Tolstoy = Russian author and War and Peace or Anna Karenina = Russian literature, but I don't think I've ever successfully matched him to either book.
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