Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by JayK33 » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:31 pm

I had two thoughts in mind for FJ and I picked the wrong one.

Is Dali a dumb guess?

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Post by nightreign » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:54 pm

I said Dali. But halfway through the music, my mom said "that guy who splatter painted stuff" and I knew she was right (I also knew the guy's name; just mentioning that). I'm counting it as a neg.

I don't think it was a stupid answer, but maybe you shouldn't take that from someone with an unholy FJ! losing streak.

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Post by goatman » Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:55 pm

JayK33 wrote:I had two thoughts in mind for FJ and I picked the wrong one.

Is Dali a dumb guess?
No! In fact AT said; "Good guess! But sorry, it's wrong." The clues are so darn vague lately it's not a test of knowledge so much as interpretative skill and luck. :cry:
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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:22 pm

JayK33 wrote:I had two thoughts in mind for FJ and I picked the wrong one.

Is Dali a dumb guess?
Alex said it wasn't a bad guess. And since he wasn't commenting on a wager, I'd say that carries some weight.

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Re: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OSXpert » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:24 pm

Chalk me up as a Dali responder, although only after my girlfriend had already said "Pollack", which I had a suspicion was correct.

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Post by KathyWellsville » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:01 pm

I knew neither Dali nor Picasso would be correct since, although abstract, they usually were "of" something. So I figured it had to be Pollack, since he would have been a painter with enough standing to get reviewed and be well enough known to be a FJ clue. 42 right.

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Post by willwoodlen » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:21 pm

mxc_takeshi wrote:
econgator wrote:
mxc_takeshi wrote:Judges: Would Rub' al Khali be acceptable or it is specifically "The Empty Quarter" based on the category title?
Nope. It required "The".
Gotcha.


I believe "Rub al Khali" would be acceptable if you preceded it with "The." That's all the category required, and if we say "The Sahara" we can say "The Rub al Khali." If it adds anything to the discussion, Wikipedia defines the Arabic name as "Empty Quarter" without "the," so the two answers seem equally correct, as long as the contestant responding includes "the."

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Post by dhkendall » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:25 pm

nightreign wrote:I said Dali. But halfway through the music, my mom said "that guy who splatter painted stuff" and I knew she was right (I also knew the guy's name; just mentioning that). I'm counting it as a neg.

I don't think it was a stupid answer, but maybe you shouldn't take that from someone with an unholy FJ! losing streak.
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:43 pm

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My FJ! response made perfect sense...except that M.C. Escher wasn't a painter. Dang. First four-game slump of the season. No es bueno.

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Post by MDaunt » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:48 am

TenPoundHammer wrote:Herucles has a constellation?!?

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WLT Arabic on Dad for $400?

Judo for Tae kwon do cost me the run in Ends in O.

0/5 in Major Religion. Algeria is Islamic?!?!?

British History was miles over my head. Not the tiniest bit of recognition.

NHO The Hague, or anything else in "The" land for that matter.

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Post by cinemaniax7 » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:15 am

No J! in Nashville tonight due to USA Women's Word Cup Soccer on the Fox affiliate.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed Jun 17, 2015 1:24 am

cinemaniax7 wrote:No J! in Nashville tonight
Mighty Casey struck out again?

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Post by earendel » Wed Jun 17, 2015 7:06 am

"No beginning and no ending" led me to M.C. Escher. :?
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Post by Robert K S » Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:34 am

earendel wrote:"No beginning and no ending" led me to M.C. Escher. :?
Yeah, that's a pretty good guess; notwithstanding that I'm not sure Escher spoke English (and the quote didn't seem like a translation), I probably would have said Escher too if I had thought of him.

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Post by squizzle » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:18 am

Robert K S wrote:
earendel wrote:"No beginning and no ending" led me to M.C. Escher. :?
Yeah, that's a pretty good guess; notwithstanding that I'm not sure Escher spoke English (and the quote didn't seem like a translation), I probably would have said Escher too if I had thought of him.
I think the fact that the category said painters should disqualify Escher because as far as I know most of his pieces were sketches and woodcuts. The quote does seem to fit with the content of his art, I will agree.

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Post by mahatma » Wed Jun 17, 2015 9:24 am

earendel wrote:"No beginning and no ending" led me to M.C. Escher. :?
Escher's work has both a beginning and an end. You just can't tell which is which.

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Post by Volante » Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:55 am

I have to stop mixing up Draco with Hydra...they're not even in the same universe...

"He didn't mean it as a compliment" was what got me to Pollack. His splatters are basically the definition of polarizing: either you like it or you don't, and there's no middle ground. It's less likely a critic would respond in kind to Picasso's or Dali's oeuvre. (Specific pieces, sure, but not the whole thing.)

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:33 pm

nightreign wrote:I said Dali. But halfway through the music, my mom said "that guy who splatter painted stuff" and I knew she was right (I also knew the guy's name; just mentioning that). I'm counting it as a neg.
Think Jackson Pollock would've been a fan of Splatoon? :lol:

But seriously, WLT Arabic, and why should I know that Algeria is predominantly Islamic?
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Post by Robert K S » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:33 pm

Volante wrote:I have to stop mixing up Draco with Hydra...they're not even in the same universe...
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Re: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by nklotz » Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:50 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:But seriously, WLT Arabic, and why should I know that Algeria is predominantly Islamic?
They literally showed you an Arabic character. That should be relatively easy to recognize.

Northern Africa in general is overwhelmingly Muslim. You may have seen Egypt and Libya in the news over the past few years...

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