Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Friday, March 4, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by skullturf » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:34 pm

Tonight's FJ made me think of this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_LTrcqekUA

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Post by DBear » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:36 pm

Tons of trash to pick up: The Rose Tattoo, That Championship Season, Jammu, Brad Pitt, Yesterday, John Calvin.
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Post by Category 13 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:36 pm

Dr. J wrote:Could there be a better FJ question for a Rift Outchange game?
I'm wondering what are the odds that was not a randomly selected clue for this game with three women contestants.


Focusing on anthemic, my first thought was Na Na, Hey Hey, Kiss 'em Goodbye. Nope, the artist was a group, it has to be an individual.
Then I thought it must be Rock & Roll Part 2 by Gary Glitter, but I was never aware of him being born in Australia. And although that song is somewhat iconic, the title is pretty obscure. Too obscure for J!
Alone Again, Naturally? No, that's not an anthem, and also a little too obscure.
ONJ was not born in Australia, and time is up so I got nothin'.

On reveal it was quite obvious. Good FJ clue.

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Post by mungar » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:39 pm

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
2 Australian kids growin' up in the outback

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Post by MitchO » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:42 pm

mungar wrote:Little ditty about Jack and Diane
2 Australian kids growin' up in the outback
Yeah, really. I mean, if you don't know, you don't know, but that's gotta be Top 5 most "American" songs or so.

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Post by bpmod » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:42 pm

mungar wrote:Little ditty about Jack and Diane
2 Australian kids growin' up in the outback
Jackie gonna be an Australian no-rules football star?

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Post by Dr. J » Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:47 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Dr. J wrote:Could there be a better FJ question for a Rift Outchange game?
I'm wondering what are the odds that was not a randomly selected clue for this game with three women contestants.
I'm not usually good at providing odds, but this one's easy: ZERO. That's why they have a lawyer pick the clue sets for the week, before the contestants for the games are chosen.

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Post by jev15 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:04 pm

DId very poorly in "J"eography. Like the contestants I also had Jalisco instead of Juarez and Jodhpur instead of Jammu. Picked up some Lach Trash in Tony-Winning Play Titles. (Is it just me or did Trebek seem disgusted that no one got The Rose Tattoo?)

Instaget FJ because of the word "anthemic".

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Post by triviawayne » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:10 pm

I got hung up on 1972 and anthem, wrote American Pie, and spent 27 seconds trying to think of an Australian that would've had a hit at that time.
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Post by Linear Gnome » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:11 pm

I'm not always good at distinguishing real irony from Alanis Morissette irony. Would it be the case that it's an odd coincidence that today's FJ! appeared in a game with three women, but ironic that none of them got it?

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Post by sarisson » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:11 pm

Geography is one of my wheelhouses; "J"eography, definitely not. I took the Jalisco neg because Juarez is usually known as "Ciudad Juarez." I hadn't lost over $4000 in an episode in a long time.
Ironic outchangey Final, but it didn't surprise me that it stumped all of them. It'll poll under 20% here, I'm sure. I knew the song, but not who sang it or what country she was from.
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Post by Category 13 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:14 pm

MitchO wrote:
mungar wrote:Little ditty about Jack and Diane
2 Australian kids growin' up in the outback
Yeah, really. I mean, if you don't know, you don't know, but that's gotta be Top 5 most "American" songs or so.
Poor Therese. At least she wrote down something.
Golf wrote:Both Rachel and Therese butchered the FJ wagers.
Although Therese should have bet at least $7201, her wager still would have won the game if she got "I Am Woman". It would have been the perfect wager if Rachel had less than $1800 at the end of DJ.
And what was wrong with Rachel's wager? She couldn't win as long as Natasha has three brain cells.

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Post by Golf » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:25 pm

Category 13 wrote:
Golf wrote:Both Rachel and Therese butchered the FJ wagers.
Although Therese should have bet at least $7201, her wager still would have won the game if she got "I Am Woman". It would have been the perfect wager if Rachel had less than $1800 at the end of DJ.
And what was wrong with Rachel's wager? She couldn't win as long as Natasha has three brain cells.
It does not matter one iota if her wager would have won the game the way this one trial plays out. Why do normally intelligent people think this matters when it comes to discussing the proper GTO wager?

If Therese cares in the least about actually winning the game she wagers everything. Classic case of the only logical way to win is RW, so might as well wager everything. This also has the added bonus of winning the occasional game when a contestant knows zero about the lockout wager.

Rachel has zero chance to win, only way to finish 2nd is for Therese to miss. Therefore stand pat, only way to screw it up is to wager nearly everything and miss.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:28 pm

OMG, go see Zootopia if you haven't already.

Wow, our champ has boring stories. That was the shortest interview ever.

Daredevil was my only miss in Compound Word. I noodled this one hard but I just couldn't come up with a single compound word ending in -devil.

Baby Names was an easy run.

I thought the Brad Pitt clue at $400 was undervalued, at least relative to "blah blah animated Griffin family" at $1,600.

The Beatles clue at $400 was tough to wade through. "Ooh, what Beatles song has yes/no/or/may/be in it? Did they have a song beginning with the word Yes, No, or May, or Be? Nope, can't think of anyth.... OH, duh."

Those gypsum things are really just called crystals? I thought a crystal was something else entirely.

I could've stared at Caves for $400 for a year and never come up with "glowworms". Didn't know that was a cave thing at all, either.

I hit a dead-end after letting Olivia Newton-John be there in my morning and in my night, and couldn't come up with any other valid Australian artist. NHO the correct response, and I can't say I recognize the name Helen Reddy either.
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Post by opusthepenguin » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:37 pm

bpmod wrote:I had no idea Helen Reddy was Australian.
I also will be checking that box in the weekly poll.

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:48 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote: The Beatles clue at $400 was tough to wade through. "Ooh, what Beatles song has yes/no/or/may/be in it? Did they have a song beginning with the word Yes, No, or May, or Be? Nope, can't think of anyth.... OH, duh."
I'm a HUGE Beatles aficianado and I couldn't come up with it in time.
Not having the category in front of me (there are four words to remember) caused me to be flustered at that clue because there are at least four Beatles songs that were number 1 in 1965.

Yesterday's game had a clue for a Beatles song that begain with the word Dear.

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Post by Cat Hammarskjold » Fri Mar 04, 2016 9:55 pm

Ironcially, I guessed "It's Raining Men" for the FJ clue. I loved the "J"eography category. It was a little more challenging than usual.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:23 pm

brick wrote:I really thought she was Canadian. Huh.
I did, too, but I have no idea why.

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Post by Bamaman » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:37 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:
brick wrote:I really thought she was Canadian. Huh.
I did, too, but I have no idea why.
Same here.

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Post by teapot37 » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:52 pm

Count me as another person who had never heard that Helen Reddy was Australian.
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