Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Category 13 wrote:
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I NHO that city on Lake Erie that Ani guessed was the most populas in Ohio.
Columbus?
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Category 13 wrote:
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I NHO that city on Lake Erie that Ani guessed was the most populas in Ohio.
Columbus is home to THE Ohio State University, but it's not a "mistake on the lake."

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TenPoundHammer" wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:52 pm
I NHO that city on Lake Erie that Ani guessed was the most populas in Ohio.
Columbus?
Is that what he said? He could have been saying Port Jervis for all I could tell.

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Very interesting that Ani (and everyone else) avoided the baseball category until the end and then came up with sabermetrics for $2,000!

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I got to Periscope indirectly after trying to figure a name for those satellite dish-y things on ships. No familiar objects came to mind (I didn't think about Crow's nest and would have considered Semaphore too obscure) and somehow I tribbled over to Submarines and Periscopes. Once there, no more wavering. This makes up for that damn college city in Georgia that shares the name of the school!

Haven't seen anyone pick up Moliere yet. I thought Jamie was so strong on that category, and I snagged the last clue after whiffing on the first four.

I expected Gehrig's number 4 to be a TS. But for Kimberley to guess the Commerce Comet (our obscure nickname for Mantle hereabouts)? FWIW, it is the appropriate guess for a Yankee icon after Ruth. But the Mick is from my parts and I've played the same ball field where he hit one into the River at about 500 feet. It's hard to imagine when you see the distance.
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twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:36 pm
Haven't seen anyone pick up Moliere yet.
I got that one (as I expect many of us did).

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Coryat: $34,000
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DD: 3/3
FJ: :(
LT: grog, Pat Summitt, Fort Wayne, San Diego, Grand Junction (DD), Lou Gehrig

The wife got FJ!, but it never came to me. I considered sonar and the crow's nest before settling on the beacon.

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BigDaddyMatty wrote: Someday I will remember Pere Lachaise.
When the clue came up, I knew it was the cemetary where Jim Morrison is buried, but my brain is too lazy to try and remember it.

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For bird under glass, I knew it began with "p", but ended up saying pigeon just to have an answer.

LT: grog, Cleveland, Lou Gehrig (despite not being a baseball fan), Fort Wayne.

Put down semaphore for FJ, felt pretty confident, never considered submarines at all :o

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Being a Cubs fan, I was extremely pleased to see the World Series mentioned in the $200 baseball clue. I will never forget that day.

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cthulhu wrote: LT: grog, Cleveland, Lou Gehrig (despite not being a baseball fan), Fort Wayne.
I suspect the Fort Wayne TS was one of those deals where they had an edit and the other two players were not allowed to ring in for the easy rebound.
I don't recall Cleveland not being picked up after Ani negged but if so, this could also have been 'one of those deals'.

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hbomb1947 wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 7:42 pm
I had not known that San Diego is considered the birthplace of CA, but it turns out the permanent Spanish settlement in the state was established there (a mission set up by Father Junipero Serra in 1769). Is this fact widely known outside of CA?
I'm not sure it's widely known inside CA... Admittedly, I was thinking it pretty hard but I wasn't pulling the trigger that far down.

Untappd caused me to chuckle; I stop by the brewery first and they've added an Untappd ticker to the beer menu (Username drank this!).

For FJ, it was either periscope or conning tower and I know conning towers are still made so...
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I will admit to having and frequently using the Untappd app on my phone :)

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Easy FJ. Was I the only one who heard weird laughter when the Con Air clue came up? I was excited to hear the champ's story about a "polar" plunge until he said it was in Chicago. I did one in Antarctica & it was rather cold! I've been to Pere La Chaise and it's a rare cemetery worth visiting.

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I knew FJ about halfway through the music, but I could pull the word 'periscope' in time. I wrote down "peerage" on my paper, but I knew that wasn't the right word. Second game in a row where there was a clue for which I knew the answer but didn't actually know the answer.

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Johnblue wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:16 am
Was I the only one who heard weird laughter when the Con Air clue came up?
I heard normal laughter. Maybe you should check your speakers.

I really liked that FJ. I think "mast" actually helped me more than "photonics." It made me think of a long vertical object being raised, which together with "Navy" and "photonics" helped me bring up periscope.

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seaborgium wrote:
Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:28 am
I really liked that FJ. I think "mast" actually helped me more than "photonics." It made me think of a long vertical object being raised, which together with "Navy" and "photonics" helped me bring up periscope.
I wish I'd thought that way -- instead, mast made me think of, well, masts. I think if I'd ever thought of a submarine, I might have realized what "photo-" was doing there, but that just didn't happen.
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For bird under glass, I knew it began with "p", but ended up saying pigeon just to have an answer.
If the "p" was in the clue, "ptarmigan" would have been a much funnier wrong answer. Well, "funnier".

For the Sinatra clue, all I knew was that it wasn't My Way.

I got Jimmy Carter almost entirely from Alex's impression. He didn't sound like Dracula or anything!

So... has anyone else been saying "Hello, Newland." every time Jamie is introduced?

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A number of negs this game by all three contestants that can simply be described as bad guesses. Also, I understand Jamie felt burned by his first DD, but the second one, on a second-row clue in a typically easier category, called for more.

Luckily for him, the lone solve on FJ was the one player out of reach.

To my utter shock, I swept the baseball category. I don't know anything about baseball!

LT: grog, Pat Summitt, Fort Wayne, Grand Junction, Moliere, Lou Gehrig

FJ: My struggles continue. Went with searchlight, as did the champion. Judging by the name, it obviously had to do with sight. "Periscope" didn't come to mind.

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Category 13 wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:12 pm
TenPoundHammer" wrote:
Category 13 wrote:
Tue Apr 18, 2017 10:52 pm
I NHO that city on Lake Erie that Ani guessed was the most populas in Ohio.
Columbus?
Is that what he said? He could have been saying Port Jervis for all I could tell.
Columbus *is* the most populous city in Ohio, but it's not the most populous city on Lake Erie (or even on Lake Erie)
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I am so, SO glad that I wasn't the only one here to say crow's nest for FJ...I kept thinking to myself "That seriously can't be it...that is not a 'piece of equipment'...", but nothing else could come to mind in those thirty seconds. At least the actual answer gave me a brilliant idea for the movie to watch later in the evening... (Well, I like it anyway. :P)

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Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:01 am
BigDaddyMatty wrote: Someday I will remember Pere Lachaise.
When the clue came up, I knew it was the cemetary where Jim Morrison is buried.
Me too...I managed to eke out Lachaise, but couldn't get Pere to accompany it in time.
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