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

Post by badgerfellow » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 am

Bamaman wrote:
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?
I'd lean towards no based on the modern version of the hammer throw. You need two hands to hold it in the first place, and the hold involves the full palm of the hand. You're not holding the hammer in just the fingertips.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Troydozzy » Fri Apr 14, 2017 1:25 am

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Thu Apr 13, 2017 12:08 am

As I learned later, Greg is top notch. He actually referred me to LearnedLeague, and I was stunned when I learned he was A Rundle. Troydozzy, you got your work cut out in Midland!
I can't wait! The way everyone played the board made it a fun match to watch. Both you and Greg seemed impressive to me.

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

Post by classicroadster » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:19 am

badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 am
Bamaman wrote:
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?
I'd lean towards no based on the modern version of the hammer throw. You need two hands to hold it in the first place, and the hold involves the full palm of the hand. You're not holding the hammer in just the fingertips.
As a former collegiate hammer thrower, you do hold the hammer handle in the fingertips similar to the disc, but as you mentioned you use 2 hands.

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

Post by badgerfellow » Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am

classicroadster wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:19 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 am
Bamaman wrote:
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?
I'd lean towards no based on the modern version of the hammer throw. You need two hands to hold it in the first place, and the hold involves the full palm of the hand. You're not holding the hammer in just the fingertips.
As a former collegiate hammer thrower, you do hold the hammer handle in the fingertips similar to the disc, but as you mentioned you use 2 hands.
Ah, thanks for correction. Here's the clue as it was written for reference:



"In the Olympics, grip object with finger joints on outside edge; twirl your body; release object"
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by classicroadster » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:07 am

badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am
classicroadster wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:19 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 am
Bamaman wrote:
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?
I'd lean towards no based on the modern version of the hammer throw. You need two hands to hold it in the first place, and the hold involves the full palm of the hand. You're not holding the hammer in just the fingertips.
As a former collegiate hammer thrower, you do hold the hammer handle in the fingertips similar to the disc, but as you mentioned you use 2 hands.
Ah, thanks for correction. Here's the clue as it was written for reference:



"In the Olympics, grip object with finger joints on outside edge; twirl your body; release object"
I'd forgotten the exact wording. You can't grip the outside edge of the hammer, like you do the disc, so that would eliminate the hammer (and shot and jav for that matter). And, the hammer handle is gripped by the inner finger joint (closer to the hand) and the disc is gripped with the outer finger joint.

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

Post by badgerfellow » Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:17 pm

classicroadster wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:07 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:51 am
classicroadster wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 9:19 am
badgerfellow wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:48 am
Bamaman wrote:
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?
I'd lean towards no based on the modern version of the hammer throw. You need two hands to hold it in the first place, and the hold involves the full palm of the hand. You're not holding the hammer in just the fingertips.
As a former collegiate hammer thrower, you do hold the hammer handle in the fingertips similar to the disc, but as you mentioned you use 2 hands.
Ah, thanks for correction. Here's the clue as it was written for reference:



"In the Olympics, grip object with finger joints on outside edge; twirl your body; release object"
I'd forgotten the exact wording. You can't grip the outside edge of the hammer, like you do the disc, so that would eliminate the hammer (and shot and jav for that matter). And, the hammer handle is gripped by the inner finger joint (closer to the hand) and the disc is gripped with the outer finger joint.
For some reason, trying to visualize it in a few seconds was tough. I went down a similar track (no pun intended) as Greg, thinking a dismount off a pommel horse. Didn't ring in because it didn't seem right. As I mentioned before, my dad, who coaches track, gave me the "Really?" look afterwards.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by lindap » Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:23 pm

floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
To be honest, isn't the entire US formerly Indian Territory?

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Post by Category 13 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 8:56 pm

floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
I got it because she's been known to say "I'm an Okie down to my toes".

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Post by davey » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:57 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
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.
You're correct. Troughton is the priest who gets impaled.

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I spent too much time wondering why I hadn't heard of whatever remake the clue was referencing to focus on the date's significance (except that it was summer), so I guessed Jaws (summer of '75)... :oops:
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by floridagator » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:31 am

lindap wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:23 pm
floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
To be honest, isn't the entire US formerly Indian Territory?
I capitalized Indian Territory because it was a proper name. Before Oklahoma was a state the land was for a time called Indian Territory.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am

Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer?
I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gymnastic considerations. You hold a hammer with a full two fisted grip and your gloves can't have full fingers in them.
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer?
I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gymnastic considerations. You hold a hammer with a full two fisted grip and your gloves can't have full fingers in them.

edit - I just noticed said grip on my PV pole, lol...
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Re: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:57 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer?
I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gymnastic considerations. You hold a hammer with a full two fisted grip and your gloves can't have full fingers in them.

edit - I just noticed said grip on my PV pole, lol...
I think you are continually mistaking the Quote button for the Edit button.

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

Post by MarkBarrett » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:57 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:52 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:51 am
Bamaman wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:30 pm

I got discus, but would the hammer have worked, based on the phrasing of the answer?
I don't quite remember the phrasing, but it said or implied the last digit of the phalanges, which is how you hold the discus, like palming a basketball. That eliminates any other answer I believe, including the gymnastic considerations. You hold a hammer with a full two fisted grip and your gloves can't have full fingers in them.

edit - I just noticed said grip on my PV pole, lol...
In the Olympics, grip object with finger joints on outside edge; twirl your body; release object

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

Post by lindap » Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:39 am

floridagator wrote:
Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:31 am
lindap wrote:
Fri Apr 14, 2017 2:23 pm
floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
To be honest, isn't the entire US formerly Indian Territory?
I capitalized Indian Territory because it was a proper name. Before Oklahoma was a state the land was for a time called Indian Territory.
It was a joke.

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

Post by cthulhu » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:39 pm

floridagator wrote:
Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:15 pm
I got Elizabeth Warren from it being in Oklahoma. That was formerly Indian Territory, you know.
I also immediately recognized Fauxahontas from the Oklahoma part of the clue.

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

Post by alietr » Fri Apr 28, 2017 6:51 pm

Just catching up to my watching ...
Linear Gnome wrote:
Wed Apr 12, 2017 7:46 pm
The combination of being the right age to remember the original and noticing the 666 made FJ! an instaget. There was some odd synchronicity for me in this game: I grew up in Sheepshead Bay (well, not in the bay) and I watched this episode, which included a clue about heterochromia, right after watching Max Scherzer pitch in an afternoon game against the Cardinals.
I was lucky enough to spend the first game after Max's first no-hitter chatting the whole game with his father, who was sitting right behind me. I was also able to congratulate Max after the game. And yes, those eyes are wild in person.

It's always a bummer to see a Boardie lose, but I'm sure you had a blast nonetheless, Trevor. Hope you stick around! Words of wisdom are always welcome here.

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