Thursday, December 1, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Instaget FJ!

It brought back to mind some stories about the Mills Brothers doing something similar.

From the Vocal Group Hall of Fame website:
Up to 1950 almost every Mills Brothers recording featured only a guitar behind their voices in harmony and/or imitating instruments. It was a gutsy move to imitate trumpets behind Louis Armstrong and his real trumpet (“Marie” and “The Old Folks at Home,” among others), and on one cut, “Caravan” (1938), they didn’t sing at all, just parodied their instruments.
This might be just as impressive as DWBH given the technology of recording equipment of the day.
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alietr wrote:And while I'm thinking about it (even though no one's posted the FJ wagers), what possible sense did Gillian's wager make?
Many comments about a meaningless FJ (happ is not the same word as happy, seems obvious to me why they disallowed it). How could you question her fj wager and not her dd wager? The dd wager was infinitely more important, right?

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Spaceman Spiff wrote:they may have just negged it knowing the outcome wouldn't change either way.
In that case, then why didn't they accept it? Perhaps since it didn't matter either way, this was meant as a warning to future contestants about penmanship?
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vellore wrote:I appreciate the humour, not to mention the local colour. On FJ, the acapella hint suggested "Only You" (Flying Pickets version), but I'm fairly certain that wasn't a #1, and "only you" isn't much of a saying.
It was #1, as per Wikipedia, in the UK around XMas 1983. Don't think it hit the Hot 100 in the US though. The original Yaz song peaked at #67 in the US.

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mam418 wrote:
mrbungle wrote:Power of Pentatonic Scale - Demonstration by Bobby McFerrin
That is about the coolest thing ever. Love it!
Stefan needs to repost his links to his 4-part a capella Mario themes. Those are pretty damn cool, too.

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alietr wrote:Somebody able to post the screen capture?
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It's not great, but you can see what we're on about.

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Closeup of just the response:

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(I once saw Bobby McFerrin conducting a symphony orchestra -- which included some "singing along" by him. Very impressive, and a definite eye-opener for anyone who only knew him for "Don't Worry, Be Happy.")

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trainman wrote:Closeup of just the response:

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(I once saw Bobby McFerrin conducting a symphony orchestra -- which included some "singing along" by him. Very impressive, and a definite eye-opener for anyone who only knew him for "Don't Worry, Be Happy.")
Frankly, even if he had finished off "happy", there's enough questionable characters there that they could rule "ineligibility due to illegibility".

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trainman wrote:Closeup of just the response:

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(I once saw Bobby McFerrin conducting a symphony orchestra -- which included some "singing along" by him. Very impressive, and a definite eye-opener for anyone who only knew him for "Don't Worry, Be Happy.")
Yeah...it's pretty obvious to those familiar with the phrase that that's what he was going for, but "Donl wcrn be happ" just isn't going to pass muster.

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Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the screenshot. You guys are probably giving this more thought than the contestant, since he still got 2nd place, if I recall. He thought of the response too late and didn't have time to finish writing it. How obvious is that? Can't fathom why they disallowed it? You don't literally mean that, do you? Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.

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omgwheelhouse wrote:Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the screenshot. You guys are probably giving this more thought than the contestant, since he still got 2nd place, if I recall. He thought of the response too late and didn't have time to finish writing it. How obvious is that? Can't fathom why they disallowed it? You don't literally mean that, do you? Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.
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omgwheelhouse wrote:Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the
screenshot.
I think multiple people were too lazy to remove the embedded link from the quote (myself included).
omgwheelhouse wrote:Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.
Someone needs a Scooby snack in their stocking. :-)

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vellore wrote:Any thoughts on Gillian's Sinclair Lewis/Upton Sinclair mishap? Did she realize she was wrong, and correct herself independently, or did she only correct herself based on negative sounds from Alex? If the former, should she have received the points? I didn't quite catch the sequence of events.

And that's two shows in a row of tough Canadian content--triple stumper on Gordie Howe yesterday, and neg on Canada Day today.
I think she knew the answer had "Sinclair" in it, but couldn't pull Upton Sinclair out before the incorrect one. She corrected herself after she got the incorrect from Alex. Even if she corrected independently, the judges always take the first answer.*

*Except in the case where you forget to phrase in the form of a question,..in this same episode Gillian guessed the correct month for an answer (may? march?) but forgot to phrase as a question, then immediately corrected it and she got the points - is this new? I haven't seen Jeopardy in some time but I distinctly remember people losing points for not phrasing as a question and someone else jumping on it. When did this rule change?
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omgwheelhouse wrote:Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the screenshot. You guys are probably giving this more thought than the contestant, since he still got 2nd place, if I recall. He thought of the response too late and didn't have time to finish writing it. How obvious is that? Can't fathom why they disallowed it? You don't literally mean that, do you? Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.
I thought he intentionally made it illegible so that it could be almost any answer. "jkbsdk89yu48997y&*(^&*^jkb4u89y23" - looks like "Saponification of Ethyl Acetate" to me!
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alietr wrote:And while I'm thinking about it (even though no one's posted the FJ wagers), what possible sense did Gillian's wager make?
She risked everything save $3 no? An almost double up and not quite zero(or $1) in case the others went for a true FJ? Made sense to me. Best shot she had. If only she wrote an answer,..Shes from Brooklyn, so I'm a fan nonetheless.
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JMonde wrote:
vellore wrote:*Except in the case where you forget to phrase in the form of a question,..in this same episode Gillian guessed the correct month for an answer (may? march?) but forgot to phrase as a question, then immediately corrected it and she got the points - is this new? I haven't seen Jeopardy in some time but I distinctly remember people losing points for not phrasing as a question and someone else jumping on it. When did this rule change?
If you correct yourself before Alex rules you wrong, you're OK. He was about to rule her wrong, but she fixed it before he did. And you get a warning in the first round, but negged in the second round.

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alietr wrote:If you correct yourself before Alex rules you wrong, you're OK. He was about to rule her wrong, but she fixed it before he did. And you get a warning in the first round, but negged in the second round.
First round exception: Getting negged without proper phrasing on the first round DD. It happened a few years ago.

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omgwheelhouse wrote:Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the screenshot. You guys are probably giving this more thought than the contestant, since he still got 2nd place, if I recall. He thought of the response too late and didn't have time to finish writing it. How obvious is that? Can't fathom why they disallowed it? You don't literally mean that, do you? Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.
Hey, man. You want to know why I'm here? I've got a perfectly good group of friends over in alt.fan.cecil-adams on the vastly superior Usenet. It's a group with proper threading where I can see all replies to my posts by tapping a single key, where I can move from one subject to the next one by tapping another key, where the command to show me my unread posts actually shows me only my unread posts.

But over there in that corner of the Usenet paradise known as alt.fan.cecil-adams, I used to post questions and thoughts about Jeopardy from time to time. Most of the other posters hadn't seen the episode I was asking about or couldn't recall the details or didn't have any constructive thoughts about wagering strategy or whatever. And there was always this one guy, a guy named rroger, who would respond to my nitpicky queries with something like, "I have a question. Why do you care?"

So I came here, where we do care, where the threading is non-existent, where I have to search for replies to my posts by skimming screen after screen, where moving from one subject to the next is clumsy at best, WHERE THE SMILIES ARE ANIMATED AND PEOPLE USE THEM ANYWAY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!! But at least we care about Jeopardy. So I will NOT have you calling our discussion "meaningless" and suggesting we are giving matters too much thought. If that's the way you feel, I suggest you make your way to alt.fan.cecil-adams and hang out with rroger. Good day to you, sir.
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ha! That spoiler was classic!

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opusthepenguin wrote:
omgwheelhouse wrote:Surprised the meaningless fj generates so much discussion and that multiple people went to the trouble of posting the screenshot. You guys are probably giving this more thought than the contestant, since he still got 2nd place, if I recall. He thought of the response too late and didn't have time to finish writing it. How obvious is that? Can't fathom why they disallowed it? You don't literally mean that, do you? Not to be all Scroogey, but bah humbug.
Hey, man. You want to know why I'm here? I've got a perfectly good group of friends over in alt.fan.cecil-adams on the vastly superior Usenet. It's a group with proper threading where I can see all replies to my posts by tapping a single key, where I can move from one subject to the next one by tapping another key, where the command to show me my unread posts actually shows me only my unread posts.

But over there in that corner of the Usenet paradise known as alt.fan.cecil-adams, I used to post questions and thoughts about Jeopardy from time to time. Most of the other posters hadn't seen the episode I was asking about or couldn't recall the details or didn't have any constructive thoughts about wagering strategy or whatever. And there was always this one guy, a guy named rroger, who would respond to my nitpicky queries with something like, "I have a question. Why do you care?"

So I came here, where we do care, where the threading is non-existent, where I have to search for replies to my posts by skimming screen after screen, where moving from one subject to the next is clumsy at best, WHERE THE SMILIES ARE ANIMATED AND PEOPLE USE THEM ANYWAY, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!!!!! But at least we care about Jeopardy. So I will NOT have you calling our discussion "meaningless" and suggesting we are giving matters too much thought. If that's the way you feel, I suggest you make your way to alt.fan.cecil-adams and hang out with rroger. Good day to you, sir.
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Haha, okay. It's your prerogative to post what you like, as it is mine. I'm just surprised. Would rather discuss things that affected the outcome, or interesting clues, etc. That's just me, I guess.

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