Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

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

Post by immaf » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:50 pm

My brain went immediately to Osama Bin Laden, and no matter how much I insisted that 1957 was far too early for that to be correct, it refused to serve up another answer. Stupid brain.
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:53 pm

doihavetoreally wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:40 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:35 pm
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Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Her other DD was also a softball.
Maybe for someone on your side of the 49th. I got it, but I can see why a Canadian might struggle more on it.
For a normal Canadian, maybe. Not for someone who is on J. There are many routes to steel for Pittsburgh.
There's been plenty of coal mining in Pittsburgh's past as well. It wasn't so terrible a guess.
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by econgator » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:54 pm

immaf wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:50 pm
My brain went immediately to Osama Bin Laden, and no matter how much I insisted that 1957 was far too early for that to be correct, it refused to serve up another answer. Stupid brain.
In '57 he'd have been a lot closer to 6" tall (and no beard -- probably ...) . :)

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

Post by teapot37 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 pm

One clue where too much knowledge hurt me was the bocce one.
It specified the sport was in the Special Olympics.
I read it too quickly as the Paralympics. And I knew that bocce is not in the Paralympics, but a similar game called boccia is. (One of two sports, along with goalball, that only exists in the Paralympic program with no counterpart in the Olympics.)
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MattKnowles » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:14 pm

I missed Castro. Seems like an easy clue in hindsight but I was stuck thinking about Haile Selassie and Dag Hammarskjold and the correct answer never crossed my mind. I've since learned that Hammarskjold didn't have a beard but at least he was UN Secretary-General in 1957.

The 191 home runs was just a whiff. If he had more than a few seconds to think about it I'm sure he wouldn't have given that answer. I missed Hanoi too. For some reason I thought Ho Cho Minh city was the capital. And then I thought about Saigon. Oops. I'll remember it next time at least.

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Post by davey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:19 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:12 pm
One clue where too much knowledge hurt me was the bocce one.
It specified the sport was in the Special Olympics.
I read it too quickly as the Paralympics. And I knew that bocce is not in the Paralympics, but a similar game called boccia is. (One of two sports, along with goalball, that only exists in the Paralympic program with no counterpart in the Olympics.)
Similarly pronounced too, no? I think you'd get away with that one.

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

Post by davey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:21 pm

MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:14 pm
The 191 home runs was just a whiff. If he had more than a few seconds to think about it I'm sure he wouldn't have given that answer....
I notice that Hack Wilson led in home runs that year as well. Only 56, but...

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

Post by twelvefootboy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:00 am

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Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D

My wager was pure brainfart; my brain was mush by that point and I just choked.
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by dhkendall » Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:21 am

doihavetoreally wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:40 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:35 pm
Category 13 wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:07 pm
Her other DD was also a softball.
Maybe for someone on your side of the 49th. I got it, but I can see why a Canadian might struggle more on it.
For a normal Canadian, maybe. Not for someone who is on J. There are many routes to steel for Pittsburgh.
Indeed. Knowing the US is as important for a Canadian contestant as knowing Canada is for an American one. They don't give the Canadians a handicap.

FTR I got Pittsburgh=steel instantly. (It's the Hamilton of the US)
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by jwatcher16 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:19 am

Hi all -
This was a pretty fun game, although I didn't get to watch as closely as I would have liked. All three were cool and congrats to Gavin. And thanks to the boardie who posted the neat links about Gavin. Sorry I didn't note exactly who, my bad.

But I'm really wanting a bit of help. Will the archive be up soon or can anyone give the exact wording of that LBJ Great Society quote? I have tried and tried to find it online and have not been successful. And would anyone just happen to know the source - speech or something? Thanks in advance. It's a great quote and I REALLY want to tweet it.

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Post by floridagator » Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:42 am

LOL just LOL at 191 home runs

LOL just LOL at Dan Rather hosting Face.

I predict Gavin will be a one-time champ. He doesn't Inspire any confidence with the way he makes every second response sound like a WAG. Which they probably are.
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Post by davey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:11 am

jwatcher16 wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 2:19 am
Hi all -
This was a pretty fun game, although I didn't get to watch as closely as I would have liked. All three were cool and congrats to Gavin. And thanks to the boardie who posted the neat links about Gavin. Sorry I didn't note exactly who, my bad.

But I'm really wanting a bit of help. Will the archive be up soon or can anyone give the exact wording of that LBJ Great Society quote? I have tried and tried to find it online and have not been successful. And would anyone just happen to know the source - speech or something? Thanks in advance. It's a great quote and I REALLY want to tweet it.
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Re: Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Game Recap & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by harrumph » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 am

KellyLasiter wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D

My wager was pure brainfart; my brain was mush by that point and I just choked.
Congrats on your win, which came on an FJ that the boardies here considered difficult.

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

Post by KellyLasiter » Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:51 am

harrumph wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:34 am
KellyLasiter wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D

My wager was pure brainfart; my brain was mush by that point and I just choked.
Congrats on your win, which came on an FJ that the boardies here considered difficult.
Aw, thanks. :) I really admire the people who can win day after day--it takes a mental stamina I wouldn't have really thought of before I went. You've been up since oh-God-o'clock, you're crashing from adrenaline/caffeine, and then they want you to do math! :D

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Post by doihavetoreally » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:57 am

KellyLasiter wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D

My wager was pure brainfart; my brain was mush by that point and I just choked.
Congrats. I always thought getting to Nationals in spelling bee is quite awesome.
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Post by morbeedo » Thu Jul 13, 2017 8:30 am

They flew Sarah all the way to Bora Bora to film one clue??

I don't summer on the Cape but never realized it's a peninsula :?

I knew Walden was wrong, but I wasn't getting to Civil Disobedience in 5 seconds. I considered Self Reliance, but it didn't fit and it's the wrong transient dentist anyway

I had 'The Wise Men at Work' then quickly added 'three', but wonder how the judges would've ruled on that. I don't like BEFORE AND AFTER, Biblical or otherwise

I heard that NPR clip with Kim K. and it was pretty funny

What were the 3 responses for South African capital? Capetown, what and Pretoria? Is there any easy way to remember which is which? Besides Bolivia, what other countries have multiple capital cities?

HEAVY METAL was a nightmare. Just not quick enough, though I managed to pull out Van Halen to save myself from total humiliation. Somehow I can't connect Ozzie Osbourne with Black Sabbath

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

Post by KellyLasiter » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:01 am

doihavetoreally wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:57 am
KellyLasiter wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D

My wager was pure brainfart; my brain was mush by that point and I just choked.
Congrats. I always thought getting to Nationals in spelling bee is quite awesome.
Which accomplishment you cherish more - Jeopardy or Bee?
I cherish Jeopardy more right now, just because Bee was so long ago, literally 2/3 of my life ago! :D But it was such a great experience at the time. I was kind of the local nerdy kid, and while I majorly lost at nationals, it was worth it just to meet all the other nerds and realize I wasn't alone in the world! And seeing DC is worth it too, though it was super hot that week.

As for Civil Disobedience, my old English teachers would be rolling in their graves that I missed that, except they're all still alive AFAIK.

Yeah, we went through Johannesburg, Cape Town, and then Sara Jane got it right with Pretoria.

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

Post by John Boy » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:03 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:17 am

This game should come with a warning for viewers in Pittsburgh & Miami after no one knew the QB. I had already sprung the trapdoor when Gavin had Hack Wilson's famous 191 as HRs.
Really. That answer was almost as jaw-dropping bad as it would have been jaw-dropping astonishing is Wilson actually had hit 191 HRs.
Seriously, I know lots of people don't know much about sports statistics but that's like thinking the WR high jump is 20 feet instead of the WR pole vault.

And yes, the date noted in FJ along with the beard reference made this a pretty easy Instaget.

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

Post by alietr » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:05 am

KellyLasiter wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:06 pm
Yes, I'm third from the left in that old picture. :D
Welcome, Kelly, and congrats on the win!
dhkendall wrote:
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:21 am
FTR I got Pittsburgh=steel instantly. (It's the Hamilton of the US)
[US Snobbism]Ahem. Hamilton is the Pittsburgh of Canada. {/US Snobbism]

davey wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:43 pm
WECIB?? How about Yasir Arafat? "Straggly beard" and olive skin sent me there and I didn't swerve away. The year comes before his prominence but it's before Castro's too...In retrospect the response seems a little tone deaf and Castro seems obvious, but I was convinced... :oops:
I got stuck on Arafat for about 20 seconds, trying to dismiss him. But 'olive' pointed me toward the Middle East before I concentrated on scraggly beard and Castro came to me.

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

Post by teapot37 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:06 am

MattKnowles wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:14 pm
Do you think they would have accepted the answer "Mr. Evil" for the Austin Powers clue?
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