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Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:04 pm
by dhkendall
Was I the only one that got it from the quote (however, confirmed it with the math)? Nineteen Eighty-Four is one of my favourite books, and I remember that passage stuck with me a bit, as I found it odd that he wasn't exactly sure of his age, but it made sense in the dystopia he lived in (as I'm sure all traces of his pre-life were removed.)

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
by Wheatley
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"

I'm sorry to Chris, but guessing FDR for who died last, are you serious? He died just months after the famous photo of the 3 (alive) men sitting together was taken.

Lach Trash: "Split," Irony, Sable

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
by xxaaaxx
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
by Wheatley
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:13 pm
by xxaaaxx
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?
The word 'august', meaning respected and admired, not the month. As in, he respected Trebek too much to name his bicycle Tre-bike. I'm sure he was kidding because that's an awesome pun.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm
by Volante
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?
oh-gust, rather than awe-guest

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:43 am
by twelvefootboy
disillusioned wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:29 am
twelvefootboy wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:06 pm
Chris - I was pulling for you buddy! Great bet on your DD. I get that you cratered on the FJ, I hope it doesn't haunt you.

I still don't think Austin is the next Ken Jensen :lol:
More haunted by missing a few that mattered earlier. Would've been haunted if I got it right and Austin got it wrong and it came down to "snipe" vs. "sniped," though!
FWIW, I didn't think anything about the snipe(d) response ruling in real time. The phrasing of the clue seems arbitrary and the degree of difficulty is not changed. From the response here, I guess accepting the wrong tense is unusual. It seems chippy to fail it, but they are chippy about other responses. It's no more correct than forgetting the silly "what is..." pretend interrogative.

Thanks for being a great sport and you just got in the wrong place at the wrong time. When I said you "cratered", I meant that the body language (and the zero bet) made it obvious you weren't bringing your A game for the FJ response. Why not relax and live in the moment at that time :) .

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
by Johnblue
Easy FJ. Not much to say about the game except I loved the Lindblad category as I took their expedition to Antarctica & that was an incredible month in my life! One can get sick of penguins but I miss them now! I'm hoping to take their expedition to Svalbard next summer.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
by alietr
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
One can get sick of penguins
Welcome to our world.

;)

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
by This Is Kirk!
Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?
oh-gust, rather than awe-guest
I pronounce the first syllable the same for both, but stress the second syllable in "august man." Awe-GUST.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:09 pm
by Woof
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:37 pm
What did Austin say about why he wouldn't name his bike "Alex Tre-bike?" Something about it being an insult to an "August Man?"
Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?
oh-gust, rather than awe-guest
I pronounce the first syllable the same for both, but stress the second syllable in "august man." Awe-GUST.
Same here. Regional variations?

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 pm
by davey
Woof wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:09 pm
This Is Kirk! wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:33 am
Volante wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:29 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:01 pm
xxaaaxx wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:56 pm


Correct. He named it Spokey Robinson instead.
What does "August man" mean?
oh-gust, rather than awe-guest
I pronounce the first syllable the same for both, but stress the second syllable in "august man." Awe-GUST.
Same here. Regional variations?
People in England may say something like oh-gust but there's only one pronunciation in the dictionary - ôˈɡəst
I'd say that's more like what Kirk wrote.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
by opusthepenguin
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
One can get sick of penguins
Welcome to our world.

;)
I know, right? Why do you think I moved to North America?

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:06 pm
by Johnblue
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
One can get sick of penguins
Welcome to our world.

;)
I know, right? Why do you think I moved to North America?

We got to see 8 species of penguins. Emperors had already left so none of them.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:23 am
by dhkendall
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:06 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
One can get sick of penguins
Welcome to our world.

;)
I know, right? Why do you think I moved to North America?

We got to see 8 species of penguins. Emperors had already left so none of them.
Ergo, Opus is an emperor?

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:40 am
by Johnblue
In my book...

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:33 pm
by AFRET CMS
dhkendall wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:23 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:06 pm
opusthepenguin wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:48 pm
alietr wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:24 am
Johnblue wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:45 am
One can get sick of penguins
Welcome to our world.

;)
I know, right? Why do you think I moved to North America?

We got to see 8 species of penguins. Emperors had already left so none of them.
Ergo, Opus is an emperor?
Probably. I just noticed his avatar is wearing invisible clothes. Odd I didn't notice them before.

Re: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Posted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 pm
by morbeedo
Oh, the IRONY! (Srsly, a TS?)

Blurted out ring-tailed COATI, which is a real animal, just not a primate

How do the writers come up with Black Swan and this 1984 puzzler for FJ?