Thursday, January 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Thursday, January 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by billiej » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:33 am

Vermonter wrote: FJ was an instaget, but I had a nagging hesitation: "Well, does that show really count as 'television'?"
I had the same doubts. Instaget, despite having never seen it. But then I was thinking, "wait, isn't that Netflix? Is that TV? Well maybe it's HBO...?" In any event, I quieted the doubts by saying to myself that there wasn't really anything else it COULD be. That, and the fact that Netflix shows get nominated for Emmys, so I guess that makes them "television" shows.

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Post by BobF » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:41 am

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How the heck was I supposed to know it wasn't the show "Women in Prison" which aired in 1987-1988? There wasn't enough in that clue to eliminate that possibility.
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Post by Robert K S » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:49 am

seaborgium wrote:
Robert K S wrote:That infinitesimal DD has been on the show a couple times before in very nearly the same language. I recognized it, for example, as the FJ! in this game from 1990 (in which one player was penalized for spelling it infinitessimal!)
I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)
You know the machines are getting advanced when they start having sects on the brain.

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Post by John Boy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:21 am

Holocene Hero wrote:Missed this game so I could watch FSU play Oregon. Not the best choice.
I made a lot of money on that game. I had the Seminoles +40.

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Post by John Boy » Fri Jan 02, 2015 9:25 am

TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:Congratulations Vaughn!

I know TV is a wheelhouse category for me, but this seemed like one of the easiest FJs in recent memory. And I've never even watched OITNB.
I've never watched an episode of it either, or (I think) even seen ads, trailers, etc. I was able to piece together Women in Prison = orange jumpsuits = OITNB somehow, and got this one right. Which I needed badly after clanking all three DDs. :roll:

Many congrats to Vaughn, who looks like a real force to be reckoned with as well as very watchable contestant.

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Post by goatman » Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:25 am

Robert K S wrote:That infinitesimal DD has been on the show a couple times before in very nearly the same language. I recognized it, for example, as the FJ! in this game from 1990 (in which one player was penalized for spelling it infinitessimal!) and, more recently, as a $2000 clue in 13-LETTER WORDS in this game. Another similar clue appeared in this game in 2002 (think small $1000).
Thanks for the links Robert! I KNEW I saw that one before-- it came bubbling up from the depths of Mnemosyne like that, lol.

Fantastic game, strong play by Vaughn vs. a determined and capable challenger, Page gave him a run for it, well-played by all and only one clue left uncovered!

Goatman was weak on J with only 15 gets, but came roaring back on DJ for 40 gets total and FJ instaget. Wife was; "WTH is that?!" LOL @Vulgar Girls in Orange Jumpsuits.
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Frank Sinatra > Robbo in Robin and the Seven Hoods (1964) featuring many Rat Packers (Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr and Bing Crosby. "Rat Pack" was a term coined by Lauren Bacall when she saw how Bogie looked coming home with these guys late at night after shooting & carousing 24/7. BTW Bacall was born Betty Jean Perske, pre-calling that to appear soon, she passed in 2014.
Errol Flynn pic instaget; Arthur became son-in-law of King Leodegrance when he married Guinevere (Leo was his father Uther Pendragon's trusted advisor) and got the Table Round from him).
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OF course know the film Love in the Time Of Cholera but the TOM failed me, bah.

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Come together> Beatles; Lying Eyes > Eagles; IN Dreams / Only the Lonely > Roy Orbison; all instagets, I'm so old!
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Last Doge >> Pavlov "Venice"; 1913 assassination of King George I at Salonika = Greece; FLight to Varennes = Louis XVI 7 Marie Antoinette. Alfonso V = Portuguese (at this point I called for Pedro I & II of Brazil, no dice though!)

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Elements: H > He > Li = 1,2,3... Got Museum of the Rockies @Bozeman another former Montanan clue, precall the Treasure State coming again soon! GM
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Re: Thursday, January 1, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Fri Jan 02, 2015 1:38 pm

Robert K S wrote:
seaborgium wrote:
Robert K S wrote:That infinitesimal DD has been on the show a couple times before in very nearly the same language. I recognized it, for example, as the FJ! in this game from 1990 (in which one player was penalized for spelling it infinitessimal!)
I cited that FJ when there was confusion over how to proceed in my last Watson match, when Watson responded with the plural of the correct response to this FJ. (Luckily Rocky Schmidt was there that day, and he didn't hesitate to rule it wrong.)
You know the machines are getting advanced when they start having sects on the brain.
I had been inside Watson that day, after all.

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Post by Caboom » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:31 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:The poll will include seen or not seen the show. I'll guess 28 seen and 72 not seen, but 83Y and 17N for solving the clue.
I think the solve rate will be much higher than that, that was easier than some of the kids week FJs. But I think the seen rate is close, might be even lower.

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Post by Opal » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:52 pm

Good job Vaughn on the Canadian Provincial Flags category. I know you only answered three, but I assume you knew the last two as well. I always dread Canadian categories on this show since they're usually poorly responded (but then it's a wheelhouse for me, lol).

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Post by xxaaaxx » Fri Jan 02, 2015 8:51 pm

MarkBarrett wrote: The poll will include seen or not seen the show. I'll guess 28 seen and 72 not seen, but 83Y and 17N for solving the clue.
It's sitting there in the queue, waiting for me, but I haven't found the time yet. Probably some time this month.

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Post by Silverfox » Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:56 pm

TheyCallMeMrKid wrote:Congratulations Vaughn!

I know TV is a wheelhouse category for me, but this seemed like one of the easiest FJs in recent memory. And I've never even watched OITNB.
Same for me. But luck is OK too.
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Post by Bamaman » Sat Jan 03, 2015 11:54 pm

Never seen the show, but had heard of it, though I had no idea if it were a comedy or drama. It came to mind first, but stupidly put down Oz.

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Post by Winchell Factor » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:28 pm

Opal wrote:Good job Vaughn on the Canadian Provincial Flags category. I know you only answered three, but I assume you knew the last two as well. I always dread Canadian categories on this show since they're usually poorly responded (but then it's a wheelhouse for me, lol).
Thanks. Got to include Canada when you're studying geography for Jeopardy! I don't recognize very many of the flags, but there were enough hints contained in the clues that I didn't need to.

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Post by psgola » Sun Jan 04, 2015 1:40 pm

I also got FJ without never seeing the show, or even ads or trailers. It helps when you follow awards show buzz and Top Lists for TV 2014. Great to see a 5-time champion!
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Sun Jan 04, 2015 2:12 pm

My take on the Canada clues:

* Cereal grain? Could just as easily be oats or corn instead of wheat, and "going with the obvious" won't work since all three seem equally obvious to me.

* Mammal of the plains that provides food and clothing? Oh yeah, duh. Just wasn't thinking big enough. Bison just never enter my radar for some reason.

* Represent the Pacific Ocean? I may not know every province/territory/whatever in exact order, but I should at least know where British Columbia is since it's the westernmost. No excuse for me there.

* Cross of Scotland = St. Andrew's? Never heard of it.

* "Two part name"? I hate it when easy-clues like this are at $2,000, because it always gives me pause and makes me clam no matter how certain I am.

In short, I could've gotten 3/5 if my brain were working right.
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Post by dhkendall » Sun Jan 04, 2015 5:28 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:* "Two part name"? I hate it when easy-clues like this are at $2,000, because it always gives me pause and makes me clam no matter how certain I am.
I wonder how many Americans know our easternmost province now has a two-part name? I still call our newest province just "Newfoundland" almost all the time, I think I even answered the clue that way, but if I did that on stage I would have corrected myself if Alex gave me The Look.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:* "Two part name"? I hate it when easy-clues like this are at $2,000, because it always gives me pause and makes me clam no matter how certain I am.
I wonder how many Americans know our easternmost province now has a two-part name? I still call our newest province just "Newfoundland" almost all the time, I think I even answered the clue that way, but if I did that on stage I would have corrected myself if Alex gave me The Look.
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Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Sun Jan 04, 2015 9:24 pm

dhkendall wrote: I wonder how many Americans know our easternmost province now has a two-part name? I still call our newest province just "Newfoundland" almost all the time, I think I even answered the clue that way, but if I did that on stage I would have corrected myself if Alex gave me The Look.
I only learned it from one of last years FJs.
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Post by floridagator » Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:09 am

Page was really frustrated by not being able to ring in. She was shaking that button up and down so furiously, it looked like she was
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jan 14, 2015 2:05 pm

floridagator wrote:Page was really frustrated by not being able to ring in. She was shaking that button up and down so furiously, it looked like she was
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Is that what they're calling it now?
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