Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Wed May 10, 2017 12:38 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:45 pm
I'm happy that one of the contestants got Colombia correct. Similar clues have been missed before.
Given its proximity to the US and the relatively smaller number of countries / languages / geographical features than say, Europe, Asia or Africa, I'm surprised to see contestants miss any clues about South America ever.

I liked the pace and difficulty level of this game. Not keeping track of my tournament score, but this seemed closer to regular game difficulty. A number of clues went right over my head or I had no guess, and picked up zero LT. But that's just me 8-)

Shoulda got atoms, Dashiel Hammet and track & field, but blurted out molecules, Raymond Chandler and gymnastics.

Captain Ahab was a stunning miss. FJ was a gimme, though I also briefly considered Darrow.

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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed May 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Coryat: $38,400
47 R/2 W
DD: 3/3
FJ: :mrgreen:
LT: Sherry, Fist Fight, Captain Ahab (DD)

Put me down as another "started on Darrow, switched to Scopes." (Poll request!) I realized the whole time that they were looking for the teacher rather than Bryan's opposing counsel, but it took me a few seconds to remember that it was the "Scopes monkey trial."
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 4:53 pm
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Tue May 09, 2017 4:48 pm
The combined Coryat of 45,200 and only about 5 TS clues is people’s exhibit B about the slightly easier material for this tournament.
Or, we could have just had smart contestants?
As an additional data point, my average Coryat for the past two nights is nearly $8,000 higher than my adjusted (to 60 clues per game) average Coryat for this season's regular-play games. I would guess that I have had similar spreads in prior seasons. David posted his averages for the past few seasons in another thread, with similar results.
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I recognized nothing in that Film category. WLT Tina Fey at $200?
Fey famously wrote and played the teacher in Mean Girls. It was her first big project outside of SNL.
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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed May 10, 2017 1:32 pm

On the subject of poll requests, can we poll for those who, like me, negged with Bolivar for Guevara on that one DD? I say this knowing that the poll results may make me look like an idiot. :)

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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Wed May 10, 2017 2:24 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm

I know it was only $200, but the "Genius" clue asking about a theory that Einstein put forth was not well-constructed in calling for a response of "theory of relativity." AFAIU, there's no such thing as the "theory of relativity"; there's the theory of general relativity and the quite different theory of special relativity.
I had a different issue with one of the "Genius" clues. They showed a clip of ballroom dancers while the clue had something about a theory of matter not yet proven. It was a TS with the answer given as "atoms." My wife and I watched that episode, and we both recalled Einstein being berated about "molecules" not yet having been proven to exist before he and Mileva talked about the difference between being jostled in a crowded hallway and swirling around an uncrowded ballroom. My answer was therefore molecules, not atoms.

Anyone else have a memory of the show?
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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Spaceman Spiff » Wed May 10, 2017 2:26 pm

DBear wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:40 pm
another near-Darrow here, corrected in time.
This is my brother Darrow, and my other brother Darrow.

Add me to the "thought of Clarence Darrow" first before quickly realizing the error.

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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed May 10, 2017 2:31 pm

morbeedo wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 12:38 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:45 pm
I'm happy that one of the contestants got Colombia correct. Similar clues have been missed before.
Given its proximity to the US and the relatively smaller number of countries / languages / geographical features than say, Europe, Asia or Africa, I'm surprised to see contestants miss any clues about South America ever.
What about Central America?
And before you answer... http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5247
AFRET CMS wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 2:24 pm
hbomb1947 wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 8:54 pm

I know it was only $200, but the "Genius" clue asking about a theory that Einstein put forth was not well-constructed in calling for a response of "theory of relativity." AFAIU, there's no such thing as the "theory of relativity"; there's the theory of general relativity and the quite different theory of special relativity.
I had a different issue with one of the "Genius" clues. They showed a clip of ballroom dancers while the clue had something about a theory of matter not yet proven. It was a TS with the answer given as "atoms." My wife and I watched that episode, and we both recalled Einstein being berated about "molecules" not yet having been proven to exist before he and Mileva talked about the difference between being jostled in a crowded hallway and swirling around an uncrowded ballroom. My answer was therefore molecules, not atoms.

Anyone else have a memory of the show?
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Post by John Boy » Wed May 10, 2017 2:41 pm

Nice game for all three, overall. And IMHO that was a really nice, well-written FJ. Made you think to do the (little) math, then what did Bryan do in 1925 that had something to do with a famous teacher. Me like.

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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by morbeedo » Wed May 10, 2017 2:49 pm

Volante wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 2:31 pm
morbeedo wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 12:38 pm
MattKnowles wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 10:45 pm
I'm happy that one of the contestants got Colombia correct. Similar clues have been missed before.
Given its proximity to the US and the relatively smaller number of countries / languages / geographical features than say, Europe, Asia or Africa, I'm surprised to see contestants miss any clues about South America ever.
What about Central America?
And before you answer... http://j-archive.com/showgame.php?game_id=5247
YASS!!! I remember it distinctly! I was appalled by those contestants, frankly, but then I drew a stunning blank on the DD. Doh!

and Alex said, "We will never have this category again!" :cry:

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Post by opusthepenguin » Wed May 10, 2017 3:33 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 1:32 pm
On the subject of poll requests, can we poll for those who, like me, negged with Bolivar for Guevara on that one DD? I say this knowing that the poll results may make me look like an idiot. :)
Then we'll be twins, my idiot brother.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 10, 2017 3:44 pm

TomFromMD wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm
How did volcano have two negs? That's one of the more obvious cognates I've ever seen.

Berg = mountain, playa = beach, and fiume = river seemed extremely obscure though. I saw no way to puzzle those out barring my own fluency in Spanish.
Playa figures into place names, most notably Playa del Carmen. The French word plage is pretty close.
Berg figures into "iceberg". It's the same in German.
Because an iceberg is a mountain, right?
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Post by hbomb1947 » Wed May 10, 2017 4:11 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:44 pm
TomFromMD wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm
How did volcano have two negs? That's one of the more obvious cognates I've ever seen.

Berg = mountain, playa = beach, and fiume = river seemed extremely obscure though. I saw no way to puzzle those out barring my own fluency in Spanish.
Playa figures into place names, most notably Playa del Carmen. The French word plage is pretty close.
Berg figures into "iceberg". It's the same in German.
Because an iceberg is a mountain, right?
As a matter of fact, that is the origin of that word.

http://www.dictionary.com/browse/iceberg

Scroll down and take a look at the etymology under the world map in this definition.

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Post by Elijah Baley » Wed May 10, 2017 4:22 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:44 pm
TomFromMD wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm
How did volcano have two negs? That's one of the more obvious cognates I've ever seen.

Berg = mountain, playa = beach, and fiume = river seemed extremely obscure though. I saw no way to puzzle those out barring my own fluency in Spanish.
Playa figures into place names, most notably Playa del Carmen. The French word plage is pretty close.
Berg figures into "iceberg". It's the same in German.
Because an iceberg is a mountain, right?
Have you ever seen a picture of one? Because the fact that there was a mountain under the water was pretty much what ruined the trip for the passengers on the Titanic (I know, NHOI).

And once again, always with the hostile response before thinking about someone's response for a minute or two.

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Post by Volante » Wed May 10, 2017 4:29 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 3:44 pm
TomFromMD wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am
TenPoundHammer wrote:
Tue May 09, 2017 7:31 pm
How did volcano have two negs? That's one of the more obvious cognates I've ever seen.

Berg = mountain, playa = beach, and fiume = river seemed extremely obscure though. I saw no way to puzzle those out barring my own fluency in Spanish.
Playa figures into place names, most notably Playa del Carmen. The French word plage is pretty close.
Berg figures into "iceberg". It's the same in German.
Because an iceberg is a mountain, right?
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Post by TenPoundHammer » Wed May 10, 2017 4:39 pm

I still think that's a huge leap of logic, to think that berg = mountain just because an iceberg kinda sorta vaguely almost looks like a mountain, only made of ice.

A CD kinda sorta vaguely looks like a bagel sliced extremely thin. Does that mean that "bagel" is "CD" in some other language?
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Wed May 10, 2017 6:17 pm

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the game's apparent homage to our own Mr. Nelson. "What is Kirk?" and "What is Boeing?" in the same game? Coincidence? I think not.
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Post by dhkendall » Wed May 10, 2017 6:27 pm

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 6:17 pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the game's apparent homage to our own Mr. Nelson. "What is Kirk?" and "What is Boeing?" in the same game? Coincidence? I think not.
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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 pm

TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 4:39 pm
I still think that's a huge leap of logic, to think that berg = mountain just because an iceberg kinda sorta vaguely almost looks like a mountain, only made of ice.

A CD kinda sorta vaguely looks like a bagel sliced extremely thin. Does that mean that "bagel" is "CD" in some other language?
If bagels were called "breadbagels," that question might have merit.

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Post by trainman » Wed May 10, 2017 10:38 pm

TomFromMD wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 10:35 am
Playa figures into place names, most notably Playa del Carmen.
Or, just a couple miles from Sony Pictures Studios, the Los Angeles neighborhood of Playa Vista -- which has become known as "Silicon Beach" due to a number of tech companies having offices there.

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Post by econgator » Wed May 10, 2017 11:09 pm

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 1:32 pm
On the subject of poll requests, can we poll for those who, like me, negged with Bolivar for Guevara on that one DD? I say this knowing that the poll results may make me look like an idiot. :)
I said the same thing. I realized my mistake, but not quickly enough.

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Re: Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by This Is Kirk! » Thu May 11, 2017 12:49 am

BigDaddyMatty wrote:
Wed May 10, 2017 6:17 pm
I'm surprised no one has mentioned the game's apparent homage to our own Mr. Nelson. "What is Kirk?" and "What is Boeing?" in the same game? Coincidence? I think not.
Ha-ha. I didn't even pick up that! :lol:

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