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Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:16 pm
by cinemaniax7
heelsrule1988 wrote:I'm surprised some of you didn't say Massachussets for FJ... Catholics and that state go hand-in-hand.
Not until the Irish Potato Famine.

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:54 pm
by seaborgium
Turd Ferguson wrote:After I made the suggestion, it was mentioned that while what I was suggesting wasn't Shore's Conjecture, it was in fact a "form" of Pawson's Gambit, though not one he ever actually employed (this was referred to in another old post by another poster as the "strong form" of Pawson's Gambit)... I remember a rather long thread evolving... you were there, and Dan was there, etc. :)
I thought about saying that I'd accept it if Dan himself endorsed it. Maybe I should have!

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:31 pm
by bkellysky
Calvert didn't sign the Declaration, Carroll did and was Catholic.
Being Catholic and a fan of US History, 'Maryland' was the most likely answer, since there was a time when they had more religious toleration than other colonies.
At the time Carroll couldn't hold office in Maryland because only Protestants could hold office. But perhaps they sent him to the Continental Congress because he, having earned his fortune from his plantation, lent money to fund the revolution

Good to see the board back!

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 10:44 pm
by Woof
heelsrule1988 wrote:I'm surprised some of you didn't say Massachussets for FJ... Catholics and that state go hand-in-hand.
But it's pretty well known that the Catholic influx in Massachusetts was tied to the Irish Potato Famine, a 19th Century event. 18th Century Massachusetts is linked to the Puritans, who were hardly Catholic in their religious affiliations.

ETA: Yes, there's the Portuguese influence in P'town, too, but that was an outgrowth of the whaling industry, another 18th Century event.

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 12:01 am
by Volante
Woof wrote:
heelsrule1988 wrote:I'm surprised some of you didn't say Massachussets for FJ... Catholics and that state go hand-in-hand.
But it's pretty well known that the Catholic influx in Massachusetts was tied to the Irish Potato Famine, a 19th Century event. 18th Century Massachusetts is linked to the Puritans, who were hardly Catholic in their religious affiliations.
Not well known enough, it seems... :D

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 1:47 am
by opusthepenguin
Bamaman wrote:I ran through the colonies as fast as I could Georgia was settled by Oglethorpe's debtors. The Carolinas didn't seem right and I knew it couldn't be Virginia. I made the same mistake as someone else and thought Maryland was from William and Mary and moved on.
I made a dumber mistake. I thought, "Is it Virginia? Catholics like to name things after the BVM. Nah. Virginia's named after QE1, the Virgin Queen. So there aren't any colonies named after Mary. Huh. What else could it be? Well, for lack of a better answer, I'm saying Rhode Island."

Re: Thursday, December 8, 2011 Game Recap & Discussion (SPOILERS)

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 3:32 am
by Vanya
dhkendall wrote:
Finally, judges, for the clue that had "Oregon State" as a correct response, I just said "Oregon" (I often forget your states usually have two universities with the state name: University of X and X State) - I know the short form is considered short for one of those, but which one? (ie is "Oregon" short for "Oregon State" or "University of Oregon"?)
If you lived here you could be lynched for asking that question.