Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by IronNeck » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:38 am

silverscreentest wrote:
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A brother of a friend was in Omen 3 and was eaten by beagles.
I actually remember that! One of about 2-3 mildly noteworthy scenes from a terrible movie.
silverscreentest wrote:I haven't seen the original The Omen in a while so I don't know how well it holds up.
Very well. Frankly, almost all the 70's classics hold up well to this day. In my view, film-making hit its apex that decade, and while it has advanced in certain areas since then, in others it has stagnated or even regressed.

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:23 am

About the only things I remember from "The Omen" are that the child, Damian, had 666 marked on his head and there's a scene where a priest is killed by being impaled.

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Post by immaf » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:28 am

I do not watch scary movies. I noticed the 666 connection and figured that meant "The Exorcist". (Someone possessed, presumably by Satan.) I was quite happy with that answer. Ooops.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 am

silverscreentest wrote:
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I dated a girl born June 7, 1966. Her parents always told her she was born on June 6 until she saw her actual birth certificate. Her family was areligious.
I do have a friend who was born 6/6/66. It doesn't bother her at all.

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:59 am

econgator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:41 am
silverscreentest wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:33 am
I dated a girl born June 7, 1966. Her parents always told her she was born on June 6 until she saw her actual birth certificate. Her family was areligious.
I do have a friend who was born 6/6/66. It doesn't bother her at all.
Why should it? Ain't nothing spooky or satanic about 6666.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm

So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by grindcore » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:24 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
And where they were from, and what their academic interests were. And all of them were probs in the top 20 most recognizable politicians of this generation. Chill.

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:42 pm

grindcore wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:24 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
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So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
And where they were from, and what their academic interests were. And all of them were probs in the top 20 most recognizable politicians of this generation. Chill.
What there academic interests were still seems fishy. That's like those horrible clues on WWTBAM? where they ask "Which famous celebrity's first job was at Hardee's?" as if that were the most commonly thing known about them.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:51 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
I would have thought their photos would be the most important hint. Perhaps not for you, but generally.

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Post by badgerfellow » Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:57 pm

grindcore wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:24 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
And where they were from, and what their academic interests were. And all of them were probs in the top 20 most recognizable politicians of this generation. Chill.
It was a mix of both knowing photos and knowing their bios. I knew Jindal almost immediately without the bio; Jane got Bernie solely from the description.
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:51 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
I would have thought their photos would be the most important hint. Perhaps not for you, but generally.
Because people always look exactly the same when they're 16 that they do when they're 46.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Elijah Baley » Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:46 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:51 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
I would have thought their photos would be the most important hint. Perhaps not for you, but generally.
Because people always look exactly the same when they're 16 that they do when they're 46.
Yes, some people never change. It's kind of sad sometimes, isn't it?

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:51 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
I would have thought their photos would be the most important hint. Perhaps not for you, but generally.
Because people always look exactly the same when they're 16 that they do when they're 46.
Again, perhaps not you.

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:32 pm

silverscreentest wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:33 am

Patrick Troughton (Doctor Who #2) was in The Omen and got decapitated by a pane of glass. A brother of a friend was in Omen 3 and was eaten by beagles.
Maybe I misremember, but I seem to associate David Warner with the decapitation scene. As I recall, he was behind a truck carrying sheets of window glass that stopped suddenly, and the top pane of glass slid off and got him in the neck. It's been a LONG time since I've seen the film, though, so I could have my characters switched around.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:39 pm

IronNeck wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:14 am
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Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:38 am

I think we've discussed before but would that have been legal? Didn't hear anything on it in orientation, and contestant coordinators didn't say anything either.
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Regardless, Trevor's mashing sounded very familiar to me indeed. :)
During my time at the lectern, I tended to have my non-buzzer hand flat against top of the lectern. I held the buzzer vertically, thumb on top, with the pinkie side of my palm resting on the top of the lectern. No one ever said anything about my position; it was a lot less fatiguing than holding my fist suspended in mid-air.

The only instructions I remember getting during briefing was a couple of very theatrical demonstrations from Maggie about what not to do. She said "Don't hold the device in one hand and smack the button with your other hand," and demonstrated smacking one palm into her other fist. She also hit her forehead with the thumb side of her fist and said, "Don't hold the device in one hand and smack the button against anything else." I don't remember hand position on the lectern being mentioned at all.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Rackme32 » Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:11 pm

Count me in as one of those who picked up the 6-6-6 reference immediately but could do nothing with it.

For the record, age 61 and definitely *not* a movie buff. I see maybe one new one in-theatre every two or three years on average, and practically never ever download 'em or watch 'em on TV.

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Post by Robert K S » Thu Apr 13, 2017 4:14 pm

I believe the "don't smack the button" rule--more of a guideline than a rule--is purely an accommodation for the audio crew who are trying to get good audio of the game, and not a lot of button-smacking noise. Violators might get a finger wag at a commercial break, but no points off or DQ'ation.

IIRC Mike Day's signature move of inverting the buzzer and thumping it down on the lectern top in Season 1 resulted in a real rule change--the "can't ring in until Alex finishes" rule, complete with lockout enforcement system and false-start penalty.

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Post by Bamaman » Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I had Amityville Horror for FJ.

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer?

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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm

I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by CailinGaoilge » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:21 pm

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:31 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:15 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:51 pm
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:19 pm
So did they seriously want you to recognize a politician entirely from their GPA in school? Dafuq?
I would have thought their photos would be the most important hint. Perhaps not for you, but generally.
Because people always look exactly the same when they're 16 that they do when they're 46.
Again, perhaps not you.
The photos did nothing to help me, except for Jindal - but it was the photo along with the state. Biden I got entirely from the mention of Delaware.

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