Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:19 am

INstaget FJ. History of Acadia... read Evangeline by Longfellow. Turns out most of northern Maine is French-speaking. There are a few hangers-on in Vermont and NH as well, but sparse.
The middle states like Illinois, WI, MN and even IA have many French names from the early exploration days but were never settled in any numbers before the Purchase in 1803.

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Post by Golf » Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:55 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:I know articles don't usually matter, but I thought that the phrasing of The Terminator was the primary reason Dava-Leigh should have been negged. The first movie in the series is The Terminator, while the sequel is Terminator 2: Judgment Day. No one who knows the series would refer to the second movie as "The Terminator 2" or "The Terminator Part 2." Dava-Leigh is clearly aware of this difference as evidenced by the proper phrasing of her MS response. I think she was really lucky to be bailed out by Alex.
I'm guessing she was allowed the BMS because it's a sequel. But I'm wondering if the clue was "in what movie did Darth Vader tell Luke he was his father" and a contestant answered "Star Wars". would he/she have the luxury of a BMS? According to the official title the BMS is warranted, but I'm thinking it would get negged outright.

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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bleezy » Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:13 pm

Ditto on Vermont for me. I've never been to that region but I guessed it based on the names "Vermont" and "Montpelier".

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:14 pm

The show got bumped here due to coverage of the local blizzard, so I just played FJ from the thread. Bamaboy spent a month in Maine last summer and he told me he ran into a lot of French speaking people, helped me get it right.

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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:23 pm

Bamaman wrote:The show got bumped here due to coverage of the local blizzard
OK, I'll bite ... how much snow constitutes a blizzard down there?

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Feb 27, 2015 6:27 pm

alietr wrote:
Bamaman wrote:The show got bumped here due to coverage of the local blizzard
OK, I'll bite ... how much snow constitutes a blizzard down there?
A lot less than in Maine.

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Post by legendneverdies » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:30 pm

Bamaman wrote:
alietr wrote:
Bamaman wrote:The show got bumped here due to coverage of the local blizzard
OK, I'll bite ... how much snow constitutes a blizzard down there?
A lot less than in Maine.
Getting down to 32 at night is like Armageddon in Florida, and the snowbirds are hearing about their friends who stay up north at this time of year not having heat for days on end in -10 degree weather.

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Post by davey » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:58 pm

Tpmorrison wrote:IMO, that was nasty negbait on the Beckett question - he's by far most famous for Waiting for Godot, which is three words and seemed to fit the preceding quote. Why not just say in The Unnamable by Samuel Beckett?
The lines are the most famous from Beckett outside of Godot, quoted whenever he's written about, so I don't think it was so nasty.
The Acadia-Maine connection was pretty instant for me on this FJ.

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Post by Silverfox » Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:37 pm

I went with LA and MI for FJ. Michigan seemed to make sense to me. But not to the judges.
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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:42 pm

Silverfox wrote:I went with LA and MI for FJ. Michigan seemed to make sense to me. But not to the judges.
Michigan seems like a dream to me now.

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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by BigDaddyMatty » Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:11 pm

alietr wrote:
Silverfox wrote:I went with LA and MI for FJ. Michigan seemed to make sense to me. But not to the judges.
Michigan seems like a dream to me now.
It was all a dream. I used to read Word Up! magazine.
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Re: Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Caboom » Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:20 am

Golf wrote:People need to stop over thinking these things. Louisiana is a given so that leaves one other. New Hampshire and Vermont are basically the same when it comes to what we're discussing, so since we're only looking for one state we can rule out both of them. That leaves Maine, and since everybody knows of Acadia, it should be a no-brainer.

I hate stating certain questions were cake or how anybody can miss it, it does zero good from a discussion point of view. But I just can't see how knowledgeable people would think (after the fact) that Louisiana and Maine weren't the obvious answers. If those two aren't correct it's going to poll in the single digits.
Polled a lot higher than single digits; 21% said Vermont, and only 1/23 of those who said Vermont missed Louisiana. Anything other than LA/ME or LA/VT would probably have polled very low though.

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