Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT miniskirt on Quotations for $400?
Mary Quant was the designer who invented the mini-skirt. It's a factoid worth remembering and pretty easy to since she has a rather unique last name.
And TPH has said that unique last names make things easy for him to remember. Smoot-Hawley, anyone?
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brick wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Max Baer the boxer was German? That had me shaking my head early even before the Dempsey stumper.
Baer was American. Dan lost money for that response. Lenny got with Schmelling.
This is probably well known around these parts, but Max Baer's namesake son played Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies.
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TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT miniskirt on Quotations for $400?
Mary Quant was the designer who invented the mini-skirt. It's a factoid worth remembering and pretty easy to since she has a rather unique last name.
Every time I hear Mary Quant's name, I think of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-WRQ3ftKpc
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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brick wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Max Baer the boxer was German? That had me shaking my head early even before the Dempsey stumper.
Baer was American. Dan lost money for that response. Lenny got with Schmelling.
Right. I did not write my comment well. It was Dan's miss thinking Baer was German that had the show off to a bad start on clue #1. As BDM just posted the Baer in the clue was Jethro's pappy.

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MarkBarrett wrote:
brick wrote:
MarkBarrett wrote:Max Baer the boxer was German? That had me shaking my head early even before the Dempsey stumper.
Baer was American. Dan lost money for that response. Lenny got with Schmelling.
Right. I did not write my comment well. It was Dan's miss thinking Baer was German that had the show off to a bad start on clue #1. As BDM just posted the Baer in the clue was Jethro's pappy.

Ah... I see. Thank you for clarification.

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Well done, C. Hope you'll be sticking around here for a good long time in your "retirement"!

Although I got the correct response to Final, I too would have Marktipled "hemlock" for its irony value. Interesting trivia that the poison doesn't come from a tree. May come in handy someday.

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Robert K S wrote:Well done, C. Hope you'll be sticking around here for a good long time in your "retirement"!

Although I got the correct response to Final, I too would have Marktipled "hemlock" for its irony value. Interesting trivia that the poison doesn't come from a tree. May come in handy someday.
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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legendneverdies wrote:Now it can be told that the Hometown Howdies, for those who didn't already seen them, had CHoyon competing on Thursday. Not only did they not say he'd playing Monday, as they should for returning champs to avoid spoilers, they have him playing on a day we now know he won't be there.
I could definitely be mistaken, but I think they're just hit-or-miss (mostly miss) about updating the days for a champ's second week. (Choyon started playing last Thursday).

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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BigDaddyMatty wrote:
This Is Kirk! wrote:
TenPoundHammer wrote:WLT miniskirt on Quotations for $400?
Mary Quant was the designer who invented the mini-skirt. It's a factoid worth remembering and pretty easy to since she has a rather unique last name.
Every time I hear Mary Quant's name, I think of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-WRQ3ftKpc
I think of the song "Mary Quant in Blue" by the Dylans, but I'll admit it's a bit obscure.

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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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bpmod wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:I like MSSCHSTTS, CNNCTCT, or NRTH CRLN.
One of those would have been far more appropriate for the top row clue.

For some reason, I precalled 'W'. 'H', on the other hand, made me think a second.
I precalled TH, W, and H. I just figured the 4-letter states would be tempting.

What I would really have liked to see is KNTCK. But not in the easiest slot.

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This is what came into my head to lead me to the FJ response: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HjV751Ow6M (Alfred Drake performing "The Olive Tree" from the musical KISMET)


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Volante wrote:
grindcore wrote:Cute category with the numbers but I think it's absurd that they stuck the DD in there. It worked out since the players (or at least Choyon) hadn't caught on, but if they had, the DD is simply "what number comes before 801 and after 799" and that's kinda sorta bullshit.

Congrats on the wins Choyon, and hey at least you finished above zero today.
The thing is...if they catch on, there's still the chance the writers will throw a wrench in the works. To wit: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1310 (See: Treaties)

And, really? This crowd and I'm still the only one who recalled Poseidon v Athena, Dawn of Salad Dressing?
You most certainly are not! That was how I got to the FJ answer.
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Re: Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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opusthepenguin wrote:
bpmod wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:I like MSSCHSTTS, CNNCTCT, or NRTH CRLN.
One of those would have been far more appropriate for the top row clue.

For some reason, I precalled 'W'. 'H', on the other hand, made me think a second.
I precalled TH, W, and H. I just figured the 4-letter states would be tempting.

What I would really have liked to see is KNTCK. But not in the easiest slot.
Depending on the definition of vowel used, they could have used MNG as the 1000 pointer. :mrgreen:

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NYCScribbler wrote:What even was that Final Jeopardy bet by our winner?
His friends and loved ones call it a "bold wager" that made him a lot of extra money. Folks hereabouts who think about wagering strategically say it was a truly bad wager that happened to work out for him this time.

His viewing party at home likely have no idea that, in the event he had missed that FJ clue, he would have lost the TS that he would have won handily with a strategic wager.


I figured Lenny wouldn't win when he referred to AT as a sweet old man. Really, dude?

Congrats to Choyon on a nice run.

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Leander wrote:I thought laurel might be a possibility for FJ due to its connection to the Olympic Games and olive might be too common a tree, but went with olive in the end.
I figured it was a tree that had high value symbolically and/or economically, and Marktipled fig and olive. Fortunately went for the olive.

Nice clue, as no one would be likely to know the answer but it WAS deducible.

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NYCScribbler wrote:
Volante wrote:
grindcore wrote:Cute category with the numbers but I think it's absurd that they stuck the DD in there. It worked out since the players (or at least Choyon) hadn't caught on, but if they had, the DD is simply "what number comes before 801 and after 799" and that's kinda sorta bullshit.

Congrats on the wins Choyon, and hey at least you finished above zero today.
The thing is...if they catch on, there's still the chance the writers will throw a wrench in the works. To wit: http://www.j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=1310 (See: Treaties)

And, really? This crowd and I'm still the only one who recalled Poseidon v Athena, Dawn of Salad Dressing?
You most certainly are not! That was how I got to the FJ answer.
Hooray!

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Woof wrote:Depending on the definition of vowel used, they could have used MNG as the 1000 pointer. :mrgreen:
Cute. I think W is pretty clearly a consonant in that case. I suppose you could argue that it makes an oo sound and forms a diphthong with the Y. I do think they'd be on firm ground with the following:

N YRK
N JRS
PNNSLVN
KNTCK
MRLND
WMNG

I'd love to have seen them do the whole category with five of those.

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9021amyers wrote:For the destruction of a plant to be punishable by death, that plant must have held a great economic significance to that culture. Outside of wreaths and bay leaves, laurels don't the kind of usefulness olives do.
These things aren't always logical. Killing a cat, even accidentally, got you the death penalty in ancient Egypt. I don't think that was due to their economic significance as vermin killers and fashion models. I suppose it might have been because they were space aliens and they built the pyramids.

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Congratulation to Choyon on a good run on J!. Everyone here knows that doing that is not easy.

FJ-I picked 12 different trees but could not come up with olive.
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Woof wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:
bpmod wrote:
opusthepenguin wrote:I like MSSCHSTTS, CNNCTCT, or NRTH CRLN.
One of those would have been far more appropriate for the top row clue.

For some reason, I precalled 'W'. 'H', on the other hand, made me think a second.
I precalled TH, W, and H. I just figured the 4-letter states would be tempting.

What I would really have liked to see is KNTCK. But not in the easiest slot.
Depending on the definition of vowel used, they could have used MNG as the 1000 pointer. :mrgreen:
Or " " in place of the given 1000 clue.
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John Boy wrote: His friends and loved ones call it a "bold wager" that made him a lot of extra money. Folks hereabouts who think about wagering strategically say it was a truly bad wager that happened to work out for him this time.

His viewing party at home likely have no idea that, in the event he had missed that FJ clue, he would have lost the TS that he would have won handily with a strategic wager.
I'm eagerly waiting tonight's game to see if he'll keep up the boldness. I hope he does.

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