Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vintsanity » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:23 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Dude, just stop. You're embarrassing yourself.
Maaaybe try taking a look into a mirror sometimes....

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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:30 pm

Michael, you're my new hero for going straight to the national anthems (and returning there). (And yes, I let out a fanboy squee when I saw the category).

When i saw the category, though I idly wondered how many anthems the average American knows. Besides The Star Spangled Banner, O Canada (the J!6 option) and God Save the Queen are most likely. And for Americans living in certain areas, the Mexican one might be familiar, even if they might not know the words. The category had some good hints for non-obvious ones, and I was genuinely impressed at some of the gets.

So, informal poll, how many anthems do you, dear reader, know? (I have no idea, as I assume my answer of "over 400" is far above average. :) )
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That's pretty much what happened to me. It would have been nice to throw in a mention that the scientist also has an element named for him. (My brain still thinks that copernicium is the newest element, have to get used to the other new ones, though oganesson and tennessine are some of my new favourite element names now.)
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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:54 pm

geolawyerman wrote:
AleBelly wrote: Maybe Michael didn't want to relinquish his lead
ding ding ding ding ding

It might not make sense in retrospect, but I have like two seconds to make the decision.
Actually, you have as much time as you dare to take; but they don't tell you that. Anyway, you did fine. Better than fine. If our less well-socialized members tell you different, ignore them.

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Post by opusthepenguin » Tue Nov 15, 2016 11:57 pm

AleBelly wrote:Yes. I'm the one who is embarrassing myself.
Well... the hat's a little much.

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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AleBelly » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:00 am

geolawyerman wrote:
AleBelly wrote: Maybe Michael didn't want to relinquish his lead
ding ding ding ding ding

It might not make sense in retrospect, but I have like two seconds to make the decision.
Congrats on a great game. Best of retro-luck for the rest of the tournament!

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Post by This Is Kirk! » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:40 am

opusthepenguin wrote:
AleBelly wrote:Yes. I'm the one who is embarrassing myself.
Well... the hat's a little much.
Hey, bird, you mind your own business! :D

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Post by Volante » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:49 am

IronNeck wrote: The actual player explained his decision without throwing a temper tantrum; he simply hadn't thought much about wagering ahead of time. Fair enough. Your explanation, by contrast, is utter nonsense.
Well, you know, except for where that "utter nonsense" explanation is what the player quoted as their reason.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:19 am

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Great game, Michael. I don't know if you've noticed from his avatar picture/Sports J! appearance, but you bear an unbelievably strong resemblance to our own heelsrule1988.

That loan officer clue was so obvious that it paralyzed me (and perhaps the contestants as well). The military reference led me to believe they were going for something more army-sounding than just "officer."

Jasmine got "Esmerelda." Heh.
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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by rpg » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:16 am

>That loan officer clue was so obvious that it paralyzed me (and perhaps the contestants as well). The military reference led me to believe they were going for something more army-sounding than just "officer."

Yeah, given that officer was in the clue ("This type of officer doesn't work for the military but helps people get money for cars & mortgages at the bank") I thought the military thing was supposed to be a TOM and was also paralyzed, not seeing how "loan officer" is military related. Oops.

Well done to Michael and well played -- good chances to make the final, I think.

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Post by dinghammer » Wed Nov 16, 2016 4:23 am

Vowela wrote:Also said bison instead of buffalo on the quarter clue. I think they're bison, but I'm not 100% on that.
I was going to say they're definitely 100% bison (and not just because I said that also), but they're actually 200% bison.

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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by StevenH » Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:54 am

Michael, congrats on the win! I have to root for you not only for being a boardie, but also because my dad was originally from Darien and my grandparents still live there. My cousin also went to Darien High School and played football there. I don't meet too many people who know the town!

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Post by Spaceman Spiff » Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:39 am

Bamaman wrote:With all the problems she had with the signaling button at the start (I think she got some coaching on that during the break), I am glad Jasmine played herself into contention for a wild card. I agree a lack of familiarity with the periodic table may have hurt her.
I'm familiar with the periodic tables, but kept reading "Potassium" instead of "Phosphorus" and tried to make a scientist out of CoKEr.... then I realized my error about 15 seconds in. :oops:

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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:35 pm

Spaceman Spiff wrote:
Bamaman wrote:With all the problems she had with the signaling button at the start (I think she got some coaching on that during the break), I am glad Jasmine played herself into contention for a wild card. I agree a lack of familiarity with the periodic table may have hurt her.
I'm familiar with the periodic tables, but kept reading "Potassium" instead of "Phosphorus" and tried to make a scientist out of CoKEr.... then I realized my error about 15 seconds in. :oops:
I did that the first time myself.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed Nov 16, 2016 8:00 pm

Didn't get to see until today.

I am fluent in Spanish, can understand some German and Portuguese, and know rudimentary ASL.

National Anthems, Agriculture, Quarterbacks? Yeah, I can mark that down as 0/15 without even seeing a clue.

"Durum type of this" threw me since I only know of "durum semolina" and had no idea what "durum" could actually be.

I didn't get the theme of the Presidential Nicknames category. The clues were just word salad to me.

SOOF = Swear on Our Friendship was a garbage clue.

Don't recognize the name Tom Brady.

I know a few things about Hunger Games, but not Peeta. Again, I have zero interest in the franchise.

Ran "A"lphabetical.

Didn't recognize anything in the MTV category at all.

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Cobalt is Co, Phosphorous is K... nope, nothing, nothing, nothing.
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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:47 pm

So, how long do we have to wait before IronNeck joins Vanya and and the cigar guy?

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:59 pm

bpmod wrote:So, how long do we have to wait before IronNeck joins Vanya and and the cigar guy?

Brian
Wait, what'd Vanya get punted for?
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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:03 pm

bpmod wrote:So, how long do we have to wait before IronNeck joins Vanya and and the cigar guy?

Brian
Well, I'm not breaking any rules. You, however, are doing precisely that with this (off-topic) post. And arguably this one, name-calling with no provocation.

Certainly, I'm curious whether the mods agree if Brian's two angry, off-topic, ad hominem posts in question violate the forum rules?

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:06 pm

Okay, hands up, who else said "in one more post"?
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Re: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bpmod » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:14 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
bpmod wrote:So, how long do we have to wait before IronNeck joins Vanya and and the cigar guy?

Brian
Wait, what'd Vanya get punted for?
I'm not actually sure he was. There was an allusion or two after he disappeared, but I have no personal knowledge of anything regarding the situation.

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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Post by bpmod » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:17 pm

IronNeck wrote:
bpmod wrote:So, how long do we have to wait before IronNeck joins Vanya and and the cigar guy?

Brian
Well, I'm not breaking any rules. You, however, are doing precisely that with this (off-topic) post. And arguably this one, name-calling with no provocation.

Certainly, I'm curious whether the mods agree if Brian's two angry, off-topic, ad hominem posts in question violate the forum rules?
I promise the board that this is my last public word on the subject:

1. Since when is referring to a person by a screenname "name-calling"?

2. They were no more off-topic than your idiotic argument(s).

Brian
...but the senator, while insisting he was not intoxicated, could not explain his nudity.

If I had 50 cents for every math question I got right, I'd have $6.30 by now.

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