Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 6:42 pm
doihavetoreally wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Dr.OZ actually performed a heart surgery? Sure.
With Ken Jeong scrubbing in to assist?
At least Ken doesn't depend on his medical degree for entertainment.
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I got FJ, but thought I was going to be wrong since I didn't think that a Jack Russell Terrier was small enough to be a "small" dog.

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TenPoundHammer wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 7:28 pm
I bit on the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory negbait on the Novels DD even though between Peach and Chocolate Factory, I've only read the former.
It's fairly well-known that Charlie's last name is Bucket.

In other clues ... would I be alone in not ringing in on Colorado? For a bottom-row clue, that's not where I going to go first.

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doihavetoreally wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Dr.OZ actually performed a heart surgery? Sure.
Dr. Oz is pretty much THE heart surgeon guy in the US.
http://www.cracked.com/blog/6-dumb-cele ... you-think/
(Which makes what he's devolved into in the media a legitimate crime against science)
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*walks in 'scatting' "Tossed Salad And Scrambled Eggs"*

Quite stylish!

Pretty much instagot FJ...just had to go over my mental list of small dog breeds for a couple of seconds after Alex read the clue to make sure there were not any other person named contenders versus the Jack Russell Terrier. But I was about 99% confident when JRT popped into my head in the middle of the clue.

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I thought of Jack Russell right away. My wife had Dandie Dinmont.

By the way there's also a Parson Russell terrier, which I'm sure would have been an equally correct answer.

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Let me be the first fool to have guessed "Corgi". I tried to think through pocket dog and lap dog breeds and wasn't generating enough choices, so I tried to think of something possibly derived from a name. I figured Corgi might be a name, and since the Queen favors them, that gives a little more FJ flair. I've heard of JRT's, and would have insta-picked it if I wasn't so insta-dumb.

Also I just got Maven's lede to her post as I made mine. Well played!

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I stayed clam on the sand dunes for the same reason as the contestants. It seemed negbaity for a bottom box. A Rocky Mountain TOM for Colorado in the bottom box?
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Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 pm
I got FJ, but thought I was going to be wrong since I didn't think that a Jack Russell Terrier was small enough to be a "small" dog.
Apparently you've been fooled by a Jack Russell Terrier. They like to tell you they're big dogs, but you really shouldn't listen.

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twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 am
Let me be the first fool to have guessed "Corgi".
Strangely enough while I was reading this thread I looked out the window and a corgi was walking by. When I saw it I wondered if anyone guessed corgi. I don't think it's a bad guess at all.

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doihavetoreally wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 5:54 pm
Now I understand how the baseball fans felt about the Brooklyn category a few days back. Tennis was a easy run. The way Del Po blasted Fed during US Open a few years back was a treat to watch.

Dr.OZ actually performed a heart surgery? Sure.

Dismissed King Cavalier for FJ, only other name I could think of is Gordon Setter. Dog Breeds and Rock songs? = I am just glad that I am not up there this week.

I despise Federer so I had recorded that match but I decided to just delete it but then I accidentally heard the result & I couldn't wait to get home to watch it in its entirety. As for today, I guessed cocker spaniel, my first miss in a while. I was rooting for Tanya to win again.

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Johnblue wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:44 am
I despise Federer
Okay, inquiring minds want to know: why? I love Federer. I think he's one of the greatest athletes in history and seems like a real stand-up guy, to boot.

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opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:18 am
Cat Hammarskjold wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:20 pm
I got FJ, but thought I was going to be wrong since I didn't think that a Jack Russell Terrier was small enough to be a "small" dog.
Apparently you've been fooled by a Jack Russell Terrier. They like to tell you they're big dogs, but you really shouldn't listen.
He *is* a cat. Dogs love to troll them.
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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:19 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 am
Let me be the first fool to have guessed "Corgi".
Strangely enough while I was reading this thread I looked out the window and a corgi was walking by. When I saw it I wondered if anyone guessed corgi. I don't think it's a bad guess at all.
Don't tell a corgi you think it's a 'small' dog. Just don't.

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bomtr wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 1:34 am
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:19 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:00 am
Let me be the first fool to have guessed "Corgi".
Strangely enough while I was reading this thread I looked out the window and a corgi was walking by. When I saw it I wondered if anyone guessed corgi. I don't think it's a bad guess at all.
Don't tell a corgi you think it's a 'small' dog. Just don't.
My parents inherited a corgi from my grandma and it was a fat, lazy, blind, good-for-nothing dog that pissed on the carpet. But it wasn't small.

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I guess "Who is Eddie?" wouldn't have been acceptable...

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econgator wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 pm
In other clues ... would I be alone in not ringing in on Colorado? For a bottom-row clue, that's not where I going to go first.
The risk, especially at the bottom, was whether "this Rocky Mountain state" meant a Rocky Mountain state or "the Rocky Mountain State", a nickname for Colorado. It could have been negbait, and that's pretty far down the board to take a chance.

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I clicked my pen for Colorado, but I wasn't as confident as I would if it had been in the top row.

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TomFromMD wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 5:12 am
econgator wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 pm
In other clues ... would I be alone in not ringing in on Colorado? For a bottom-row clue, that's not where I going to go first.
The risk, especially at the bottom, was whether "this Rocky Mountain state" meant a Rocky Mountain state or "the Rocky Mountain State", a nickname for Colorado. It could have been negbait, and that's pretty far down the board to take a chance.
I think "Rocky Mountain state" functioned here less as a TOM and more as confirmation of where Great Sand Dunes is located if you're already somewhat familiar with it. I have a pretty good handle on the 59 US National Parks but sometimes get fuzzy on one nearby state versus another. without the Rocky Mountains mention it may have been a toss up for me between Utah and Colorado as both have several parks (five and four, respectively) that have a tendency to run together in my mind.
I would prefer not to.

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This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 1:00 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 12:44 am
I despise Federer
Okay, inquiring minds want to know: why? I love Federer. I think he's one of the greatest athletes in history and seems like a real stand-up guy, to boot.
John could add his perspective..we have taken over the thread.

I wasn't a big Fed fan too, initially. He looks sly and I also believe he won a ton when Roddick was the next best. Fed's record against Nadal speaks for itself. Over the years, I've grown to like him for all that he has to do to stay on​ top, and his recent resurgence. Overall, this should be a great summer for tennis fans.. maybe I'll even get to attend usopen.
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TomFromMD wrote:
Thu May 25, 2017 5:12 am
econgator wrote:
Wed May 24, 2017 10:42 pm
In other clues ... would I be alone in not ringing in on Colorado? For a bottom-row clue, that's not where I going to go first.
The risk, especially at the bottom, was whether "this Rocky Mountain state" meant a Rocky Mountain state or "the Rocky Mountain State", a nickname for Colorado. It could have been negbait, and that's pretty far down the board to take a chance.
I vaguely remember there was a clue in the past where a clue that had Rockies + state was not Colorado. So, if you don't know where great sand dunes are...it's better to clam.
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