Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

This is where all of the games are discussed.

Moderators: alietr, trainman, econgator, dhkendall

User avatar
Linear Gnome
One Miner Gal
Posts: 1752
Joined: Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:55 am
Location: Missouri

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Linear Gnome » Wed Nov 26, 2014 7:40 am

MarkBarrett wrote: Macrame for me on the clue with crochet also accepted. The writers tried to pin it with 7 letters and still had Alex staying on his toes to accept the other response.

On introductions I told myself Maruiusz would win just to make me write his name again for tomorrow's scoresheet. I've had enough repetitions over the years for Leszek Pawlowicz and Vinita Kailasanath, so if he does well enough I'll get to a point to do Mariusz Galczynski without looking. Or I'll just call him Scrabble.
I said crochet, but had a feeling at the time it wasn't the first thing the writers were looking for. It probably was, though.

I had a Polish office mate once who taught me about Polish spelling and pronunciation, and I can still spell Rzepczynski and Krzyzewski without looking them up.

At the age of 53, I'm noticing a lot more times when I'm pretty sure I have a response in my mind somewhere but I just can't retrieve it, and also more times when I confuse or conflate two responses. For some reason, I confuse the "wild things" guy and the "all things bright and beautiful" guy (whose name I just thought of without looking it up). Last night, I couldn't think of either one and went with Dr. Seuss just to have something.

Enjoyed the flag food category. Missed Pele but should have had it. Didn't get "inside baseball".

User avatar
mennoknight
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 543
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:10 am
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mennoknight » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:07 am

Any kid who hasn't gotten to see Where the Wild Things Are has negligent parents.
I eat chicken. That's what I do.

legendneverdies
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:11 am

Cruciverbalists would have cleaned up on Pelee, Emu, Esau, Elihu, and Ecru in this game.

User avatar
Robert K S
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1620
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Robert K S » Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:44 am

mennoknight wrote:Any kid who hasn't gotten to see Where the Wild Things Are has negligent parents.
Book's a classic, as is short animated film (or am I remembering Reading Rainbow bit?)... Jonez movie is skippable.

User avatar
Robert K S
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 1620
Joined: Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:26 pm
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Robert K S » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:31 am

mennoknight wrote:Any kid who hasn't gotten to see Where the Wild Things Are has negligent parents.
Book's a classic, as is short animated film (or am I remembering Reading Rainbow bit?)... Jonez movie is skippable.

User avatar
opusthepenguin
The Best Darn Penguin on the Whole JBoard
Posts: 6913
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Location: Shawnee, KS
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:43 am

grindcore wrote:And is it me or was "inside baseball" a little on the ridiculous side?
I guessed "small ball" for that one. I think someone is putting pressure on the writers to write clues that haven't been written before. We seem to be getting a lot more clues that are bad in that specific way.

I thought the $200 Opera clue was ridiculous as well. Is it really commonly known that Lenora hides poison in her ring in Il Trovatore? Other than that "easiest" clue, I ran the category.

User avatar
opusthepenguin
The Best Darn Penguin on the Whole JBoard
Posts: 6913
Joined: Thu Aug 11, 2011 2:33 pm
Location: Shawnee, KS
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:45 am

For the volcano goddess clue, I said "Who is Edson Arantes do Nascimento?" Judges? :mrgreen:

User avatar
Ryno
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 587
Joined: Fri Jun 27, 2014 12:57 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Ryno » Wed Nov 26, 2014 11:17 am

opusthepenguin wrote:For the volcano goddess clue, I said "Who is Edson Arantes do Nascimento?" Judges? :mrgreen:
The greatest soccer player and Subway pitchman of all-time. :P
One time swimmer in the Jeopardy! pool

User avatar
Volante
Harbinger of the Doomed Lemur
Posts: 6678
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:21 pm

econgator wrote:Fun fact: the Gorn was voiced by Lurch
Well, the translator.
countyguy wrote: Did many people around here get the Hawaiian mythology clue? It seemed pretty tough for a second-row DD. I have never seen or heard a thing about Hawaiian mythology.
Buried too deep for a J! get; could've used about 5 more minutes.
Austin Powers wrote:Wait. Two people missed that?
Not surprised, really.

I thought Disney first; people asked why he had scary things in his movies for children, he replied they needed to be scared so they knew things could get better. Damn if I can find an exact reference on the Google; pretty sure I picked it up from the Sleeping Beauty DVD extras.

Then I clued in to how "wild things" was explicit in the clue; that seemed too spot on to simply be a random quote snippet, so changed to Sendak. But if you missed that, there's a wide range of logical answers it could be. "People in the Arts" is extremely broad, too.

harrumph
Voyeur
Posts: 1701
Joined: Mon Sep 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Location: Princeton, NJ

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by harrumph » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:35 pm

alietr wrote:
Austin Powers wrote:People on my "Don't Even Get Me Started" list:

9. Laura Nyro
Laura Nyro?!?! Kate Bush, maybe, but Laura Nyro?!!?
Nyro can be an acquired taste (at times she can fall off the deep end with the yowling) but jeez there is brilliant stuff on the Eli And The Thirteenth Confession album. And she really influenced Todd Rundgren.

John Boy
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 2505
Joined: Fri Jul 15, 2011 7:11 am

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Wed Nov 26, 2014 12:40 pm

And there I was feeling so smug about the Sendak Instaget. Now I see pretty much everybody got it, and the same way I did. Oh well.

Sorry to see Doug go, as he was one of the more enjoyable contestants to watch lately, IMO. Nonetheless congrats to the new champ.

Thanksgiving, as with all my holidays, looks to be a wash. I get a day away from the office, but have to spend it with my in-laws.

User avatar
Spaceman Spiff
One-and-done J! Champ (and proud of it!)
Posts: 1002
Joined: Sat Jul 02, 2011 6:10 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:32 pm

Volante wrote:
countryguy wrote:Did many people around here get the Hawaiian mythology clue? It seemed pretty tough for a second-row DD. I have never seen or heard a thing about Hawaiian mythology.
Buried too deep for a J! get; could've used about 5 more minutes.
That might be one of those "you know it or you don't" things. I knew if from stories I'd heard before, and most Hawai'ian luaus include a reference to her in one of the dance numbers.
Volante wrote:I thought Disney first; people asked why he had scary things in his movies for children, he replied they needed to be scared so they knew things could get better. Damn if I can find an exact reference on the Google; pretty sure I picked it up from the Sleeping Beauty DVD extras.

Then I clued in to how "wild things" was explicit in the clue; that seemed too spot on to simply be a random quote snippet, so changed to Sendak. But if you missed that, there's a wide range of logical answers it could be. "People in the Arts" is extremely broad, too.
Ironically, Sendak had another hand in the arts. I recall he did the scenery and costumes for Seattle's Pacific Northwest Ballet's version of The Nutcracker a couple of decades ago. I understand this is to be the last year they use them:

http://seattletimes.com/html/thearts/20 ... ntxml.html

User avatar
El Jefe
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 489
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:26 am

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by El Jefe » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:24 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:I have a feeling AP may be yanking our chains, but I am curious what gator has against Sendak.
I'm guessing if it were Sendak's gayness or godlessness, no one here would cop to it (I could be wrong). So probably the leading objectionable detail (which may be still grasping at straws or have the previous 2 rolled into it) is that he wrote (and illustrated!) the book "In the Night Kitchen" with a young boy prancing around the house au naturel. I mean, as adults we all know that almost never happens and when it does it should be shamed, right? Anyway, it's ALA's #21/100 most frequently challenged/banned books of the 90s. So probably the newsmax/Drudge teasers would be something like "Noted Gay Heathen Wants to Recruit Your Children with Dirty Pictures" or how about "How Commie Librarians Support Fifth-Column Recruitment Author, Destroy America"

User avatar
mennoknight
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 543
Joined: Tue Jul 19, 2011 10:10 am
Location: Ottawa, ON

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mennoknight » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:28 pm

In the Night Kitchen is a stone cold classic. My son loves that bread plane.
I eat chicken. That's what I do.

User avatar
TheyCallMeMrKid
Swimming in the Jeopardy! Pool
Posts: 1151
Joined: Tue Apr 08, 2014 1:35 pm
Location: St. Louis, MO

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:29 pm

El Jefe wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:I have a feeling AP may be yanking our chains, but I am curious what gator has against Sendak.
I'm guessing if it were Sendak's gayness or godlessness, no one here would cop to it (I could be wrong). So probably the leading objectionable detail (which may be still grasping at straws or have the previous 2 rolled into it) is that he wrote (and illustrated!) the book "In the Night Kitchen" with a young boy prancing around the house au naturel. I mean, as adults we all know that almost never happens and when it does it should be shamed, right? Anyway, it's ALA's #21/100 most frequently challenged/banned books of the 90s. So probably the newsmax/Drudge teasers would be something like "Noted Gay Heathen Wants to Recruit Your Children with Dirty Pictures" or how about "How Commie Librarians Support Fifth-Column Recruitment Author, Destroy America"
Dear Abby,

At what age is it no longer funny for a young boy to prance around the house naked? I am 45.
Sheepin' it real.

User avatar
This Is Kirk!
Jeopardy! Champion
Posts: 4705
Joined: Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:35 am
Location: Seattle

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:34 pm

TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:
Dear Abby,

At what age is it no longer funny for a young boy to prance around the house naked? I am 45.
Dear Mr Kid,
It's still OK (and possibly funny) for you to prance around the house naked, but you should probably stop referring to yourself as a young boy. :)
El Jefe wrote:I'm guessing if it were Sendak's gayness or godlessness, no one here would cop to it (I could be wrong).
I would, however, expect someone who explicitly states their dislike for someone else would be willing to explain their rationale for it.
Last edited by This Is Kirk! on Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.

legendneverdies
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 1605
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2011 10:52 pm

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by legendneverdies » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:36 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:Dear Abby,

At what age is it no longer funny for a young boy to prance around the house naked? I am 45.
I'll be 45 in 11 days.

User avatar
El Jefe
Watches Jeopardy! Way Too Much
Posts: 489
Joined: Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:26 am

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by El Jefe » Wed Nov 26, 2014 2:52 pm

John Boy wrote:Sorry to see Doug go, as he was one of the more enjoyable contestants to watch lately, IMO.
Yes! He appeared to be very comfortable on the show (which is rare enough) and had the greatest chat story (and riposte to Alex!) that I've ever heard. They are the most awkward parts of the show and his was delightful. Anytime you get to say 'double birds' on national TV is a win.

I also enjoyed Eugene's amused reaction to Alex' corrections. That smile said 'yeah, ok, whatever.' To be fair, does anyone really ever say/hear EAU pronounced anymore? I mean you read 'eau de toilette/cologne/parfum' and along with stuff like ADE they're crossword staples, but not exactly that useful otherwise.

Sorry, Doug, I heard 'prenguin,' which is of course Not A Thing.

User avatar
hbomb1947
Still hoping to get on Jeopardy! while my age is in double digits
Posts: 2417
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:31 am

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:27 pm

El Jefe wrote: I also enjoyed Eugene's amused reaction to Alex' corrections. That smile said 'yeah, ok, whatever.' To be fair, does anyone really ever say/hear EAU pronounced anymore? I mean you read 'eau de toilette/cologne/parfum' and along with stuff like ADE they're crossword staples, but not exactly that useful otherwise.
People say words like beau, chateau, and bureau all the time.
Follow me on twitter, even though I rarely tweet! https://twitter.com/hbomb_worldwide

User avatar
Volante
Harbinger of the Doomed Lemur
Posts: 6678
Joined: Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:42 pm
Contact:

Re: Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:29 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
El Jefe wrote: I also enjoyed Eugene's amused reaction to Alex' corrections. That smile said 'yeah, ok, whatever.' To be fair, does anyone really ever say/hear EAU pronounced anymore? I mean you read 'eau de toilette/cologne/parfum' and along with stuff like ADE they're crossword staples, but not exactly that useful otherwise.
People say words like beau, chateau, and bureau all the time.
And cough, tough, bough, through and though...

Post Reply