Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by ElendilPickle » Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm

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Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm
ElendilPickle wrote:
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Can someone please post highlights from Kristin Sausville's game on Tuesday? Thanks.
This is the Kristin Sausville portion of the Tuesday show: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... dPeDA/view
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:41 pm

ElendilPickle wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm
ElendilPickle wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Can someone please post highlights from Kristin Sausville's game on Tuesday? Thanks.
This is the Kristin Sausville portion of the Tuesday show: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... dPeDA/view
Thank you!
YW and here are the relevant parts of today's episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... dmQVU/view

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by teapot37 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:04 pm

Thanks Mark.
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Surprised to see her lock in on Mauritius (which comes from Prince Maurice of Nassau of the Netherlands, Mauritius is the Latin version of that name) after correctly identifying that Argentina comes from Latin for "silver". Oddly enough, Maurice originally comes from the Latin for "person from Mauritania" (Mauritania was Latin for "land of the Moors"), which helps explain why those countries are similarly named while not being in close proximity to each other.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by KellyLasiter » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:50 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:41 pm
ElendilPickle wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:11 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:49 pm
ElendilPickle wrote:
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:09 pm
Can someone please post highlights from Kristin Sausville's game on Tuesday? Thanks.
This is the Kristin Sausville portion of the Tuesday show: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... dPeDA/view
Thank you!
YW and here are the relevant parts of today's episode: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... dmQVU/view
And thank you again!

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by zerobandwidth » Wed Oct 18, 2017 3:00 pm

So I guess this is the second time that Kristin Sausville has been the lone contestant for the big prize of a trivia show. :lol:
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:53 pm

teapot37 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:04 pm
Thanks Mark.
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Surprised to see her lock in on Mauritius (which comes from Prince Maurice of Nassau of the Netherlands, Mauritius is the Latin version of that name) after correctly identifying that Argentina comes from Latin for "silver". Oddly enough, Maurice originally comes from the Latin for "person from Mauritania" (Mauritania was Latin for "land of the Moors"), which helps explain why those countries are similarly named while not being in close proximity to each other.
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Exactly. I don't know how she talked herself out of Argentina. I didn't know Maurice (the pompatus of love), but silver should have nailed it. It was at least worth 50/50 to see if those were the two left. I was waffling between port and pale, and probably would have gotten suckered by the audience response into port. That was a bummer; $5k doesn't buy a lot of koi, unfortunately. Hope you had fun, though, Kristin!

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Vermonter » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:07 pm

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Exactly. I don't know how she talked herself out of Argentina. I didn't know Maurice (the pompatus of love), but silver should have nailed it. It was at least worth 50/50 to see if those were the two left. I was waffling between port and pale, and probably would have gotten suckered by the audience response into port. That was a bummer; $5k doesn't buy a lot of koi, unfortunately. Hope you had fun, though, Kristin!
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I disagree; Kristin was absolutely right to save the 50/50. B & C were the two obvious wrong answers, and there's no way the producers are leaving a layup for the 50/50 on a threshold question.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:44 pm

This has all of the questions from the 10/25 show (question of the day not included): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing

Muffy Marracco joins the list of people who were both a +1 (Michael Rankins) and contestant. She was also on S2 of 500 Questions..

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bomtr » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:25 pm

Just watched the Monday show today. What the hell kind of question was that fractured hip question for such a low level? I saw nothing that could lead to the counterintuitive correct answer. They must have decided they hated that guy. Am I missing something?

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:37 pm

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Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Just watched the Monday show today. What the hell kind of question was that fractured hip question for such a low level? I saw nothing that could lead to the counterintuitive correct answer. They must have decided they hated that guy. Am I missing something?
Since not everyone watches the show:

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A study in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that older people were much less likely to fracture their hip if they had undergone what procedure?
A: Appendectomy
B: Gallstone removal
C: Cataract surgery
D: Coronary bypass

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C - better vision means fewer falls.
What contestant Roy Green did:
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50:50 left Cataract & Gallstone and he went the wrong way leaving before reaching the $5k threshold.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by bomtr » Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:27 pm

Have to admit that line of reasoning did not occur to me. That many people fit the bill to make it 'much' less likely or much less likely than the people with the condition who do not have the procedure?

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by goatman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:57 pm

This is a test of test-taking skills; in medical school we learned how to pass exams being sleep deprived and inadequately prepared:

Upon inspection, notice:

A: Appendectomy >> major abdominal procedure (lifethreatening)
B: Gallstone removal >> invasive abdominal procedure (now they do it by laparoscopy, but nevermind that! still can be lifethreatening)
C: Cataract surgery >> minor outpatient eye surgery
D: Coronary bypass >> major thoracic procedure (lifethreatening)
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by OrangeSAM » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:45 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:44 pm
This has all of the questions from the 10/25 show (question of the day not included): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzJUVd ... sp=sharing

Muffy Marracco joins the list of people who were both a +1 (Michael Rankins) and contestant. She was also on S2 of 500 Questions..
She was also on two episodes of The Chase.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:42 pm

The three questions that concluded the 10/26 episode:
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$30,000
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Liz Farley used her last lifeline +1 husband. He's from Cleveland so knew all about Larry Doby playing baseball for the Indians.
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$50,000
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Liz's dad taught Shakespeare for over 30 years. She worked her way through the answers to lock in King Lear.
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Liz knew Scut Farkus was from A Christmas Story.
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Liz thought Hardy Jenns and Stan Gable sounded familiar, so she locked in Buff Orpington as her final answer.
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Liz returns to look at the $250K question tomorrow. Stan Gable was played by Ted McGinley in Revenge of the Nerds and Hardy Jenns is in Some Kind of Wonderful.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:59 pm

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Damn, I forgot all about that scene AND I figured King Lear must've talked to a ghost during his decent into madness.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:43 pm

Volante wrote:
Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:59 pm
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Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:42 pm
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Damn, I forgot all about that scene AND I figured King Lear must've talked to a ghost during his decent into madness.
I remembered enough from the FJ in Ken Jennings's $75,000 game to answer this one confidently (and correctly).

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by MarkBarrett » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:08 pm

Three of the questions from the 10/27 show:
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Liz Farley
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She thought about going for Mexico and the United States, but walked with her $100,000. The correct answer was C: Brazil & Colombia
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Jay Alexander going for $10,000
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Jay used his +1 and they worked out that A = Big & B = Splash. Jay used the audience and they had 61% for D. That was correct as C = Sully (38% 2nd choice)
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Jay had no lifelines left and did not want to walk. He thought a movie was a good first date. He was not sure that AMC theater or Barnes & Noble were around in 1989. He decided that Baskin-Robbins looks good and tastes good. A: - Final Answer
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In what has happened more this season than in previous ones Jay was correct and will return on Monday. I like it that way as in the past it was always obvious a contestant was done as time was just about up on a Friday. Now it can go both ways to have more excitement.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by alietr » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:35 pm

MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Three of the questions from the 10/27 show:
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Liz Farley
Image
Next:
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She thought about going for Mexico and the United States, but walked with her $100,000. The correct answer was C: Brazil & Colombia
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I nailed it. Brazil is huge. For the record (using an air miles calculator from the airports), Oslo/Moscow is 1,033 miles; Mexico City/DC is 1,881; Brasilia/Bogota is 2,290; and New Delhi/Islamabad is 423 miles.

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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:21 pm

alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:35 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Three of the questions from the 10/27 show:
SpoilerShow
Liz Farley
Image
Next:
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She thought about going for Mexico and the United States, but walked with her $100,000. The correct answer was C: Brazil & Colombia
SpoilerShow
I nailed it. Brazil is huge. For the record (using an air miles calculator from the airports), Oslo/Moscow is 1,033 miles; Mexico City/DC is 1,881; Brasilia/Bogota is 2,290; and New Delhi/Islamabad is 423 miles.
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I knew it would be close for the Mexico/US distance by air, but wondered if the land mileage might be a wrinkle. Not a problem as the land mileage for the South American route is over 4K miles, compared to 2400 for the Norte americanos.
I'm glad to find this thread. I like the questions, but can't bear to watch the show because of the lack of action and the manufactured hype and drama. Not judging, to each her own. I just can't wait 10 minutes for a reveal and another brain teaser.
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Re: Millionaire 2017-18 Season Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by triviawayne » Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:34 am

twelvefootboy wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:21 pm
alietr wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:35 pm
MarkBarrett wrote:
Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:08 pm
Three of the questions from the 10/27 show:
SpoilerShow
Liz Farley
Image
Next:
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She thought about going for Mexico and the United States, but walked with her $100,000. The correct answer was C: Brazil & Colombia
SpoilerShow
I nailed it. Brazil is huge. For the record (using an air miles calculator from the airports), Oslo/Moscow is 1,033 miles; Mexico City/DC is 1,881; Brasilia/Bogota is 2,290; and New Delhi/Islamabad is 423 miles.
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I knew it would be close for the Mexico/US distance by air, but wondered if the land mileage might be a wrinkle. Not a problem as the land mileage for the South American route is over 4K miles, compared to 2400 for the Norte americanos.
I'm glad to find this thread. I like the questions, but can't bear to watch the show because of the lack of action and the manufactured hype and drama. Not judging, to each her own. I just can't wait 10 minutes for a reveal and another brain teaser.
that is why the fast forward button was invented :p
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