Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by twelvefootboy » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:32 pm

OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:28 pm
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Bad Wager Alert!!
Are posts like this truly necessary?
I will emulate Mike Pence in sycophancy and agree with our esteemed mod on this 8-) . This is a great board and group with many strong opinions and it is entertaining to lurk and follow some of the discussions - I almost always learn something.

PanthersFan1 has acknowledged it was playful, not hateful. Enough said, welcome to a great board. But, it's kind of like a fart joke or a guy dressing in drag or senior citizen cussing in a movie. Good for one laugh and then it's just banal (thanks tph). There is no limit on smelt or herring jokes here, however :lol: .

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Volante » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:36 pm

Bamaman wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:23 pm
I got FJ before the music started but it would have been tough to puzzle out if you didn't know the story behind it. Even worse. "eradication of smallpox" is a lot to scribble down if you figure it out late in the allotted time.
I imagine as long as you got the spirit of FJ right, they'd accept it. "What is smallpox gone?" would probably be given the nod.
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At the risk of getting run off this board, I'd NHO The Electric Company.
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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mxc_takeshi » Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:49 pm

36 right.

Places (4), Apple (3), Oxford (4), Chuck Berry (4), Book (4), Hyphen/Letter (4)
Instrument (1) X (3), Holy Roman Empire (4), Statues (3), Waterworks (1), The Electric Company (1)

Lach Trash: Little Richard, electors; Daily Doubles: Eight Men Out, Simon Bolivar

The only thing I could think of was smallpox eradication, but I waited until the end to say it because I wasn't really sure about it.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by badgerfellow » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:01 pm

I knew the Electric Company response was supposed to be "Hey You Guys!!", but all I could think of was the scene in the Goonies.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wheatley » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:09 pm

Ouch, I don't mean to rub it in anymore, but Manny's downfall is a very teachable moment of how not to wager. Was he there to witness Austin's $69,000 get, and maybe that drove him to try it too? I was born too late to see TEC firsthand but thanks to Youtube I can get the full experience.

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Re: Chuck Berry category

Post by Category 13 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:24 pm

I think Little Richard was more suited for the bottom row than Johnnie B. Good. For that matter, I'd have placed the 'duck walk' at a lesser degree of recollection than his signature song.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by hbomb1947 » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:55 pm

Wheatley wrote:
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Ouch, I don't mean to rub it in anymore, but Manny's downfall is a very teachable moment of how not to wager. Was he there to witness Austin's $69,000 get, and maybe that drove him to try it too?
That episode of Austin's was taped in April.
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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by chmmr » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:58 am

Got as far as "eradication of that one disease.. you know, the only one that's been eradicated." Couldn't think of the name of the disease. :|

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Post by a1srvng » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:15 am

Did anyone notice that Chelsea more or less indicated in her halftime interview that Africans have "natural rhythm"? Funny.

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Post by TenPoundHammer » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:20 am

NHO empire or pinata apples. That whole category felt upside down.

Also NHO Hugh Grant that I recall.

"Well, it's not going to be St. Louis. Chuck Berry could've been born in any possible Missouri city.

Embarrassingly, I got only 2 in Instruments. "Apollo's lyre" was yet another NHOI in the top box.

There are chains at the feet of the Statue of Liberty?! I clammed since 111 feet seemed small for her.

I saw no way to "Be more specific" on "E". That was a tough clue.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Kenny » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:38 am

Guessed cloning for FJ, but after reading this thread smallpox should've been an instaget based on archival history. Wow, those FJ wagers were bizarre.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by TheyCallMeMrKid » Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:36 am

MarkBarrett wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:15 pm
There is no way Manny could have felt HISTORIC CONNECTIONS was some kind of wheelhouse. He went for a GBOGH (go big or go home) and will do the latter. Ouch for him and a nice gift for Joanna. That is not the standard way to make a sole solve of the FJ! clue pay off.
I sometimes wonder if there is any pre-game discussion of wagering strategy amongst the contestants (not necessarily specifics, even just general philosophy) that would influence how they assume the other players are going to wager in FJ.

First level thinking says that Manny should bet for the lock and not allow any possibility of Chelsea getting in on a sole solve ($201-$599), Joanna should bet big in order to have a chance on a Manny miss ($9200 to cover a $201 miss, >$9400 to also cover a Manny $0 wager), and Chelsea should assume she’s playing for 2nd, hoping for a Joanna miss ($401 minimum, but if she assumes Joanna bets big, she could go up to $8799).

If Manny had some reason to think that Chelsea would bet big and thinks that triple get and triple miss are the most likely scenarios, his bet makes a little more sense, and he could’ve even gone up to $18598. I have to think there was a little “I’d like to have a big payday to make up for the small one” thinking going on there too.

Joanna’s bet is the one that makes less sense to me. I feel like I would need to bet to lock out Chelsea and beat any miss by Manny, so I’m probably in for $9401 there.
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Post by BigDaddyMatty » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:56 am

Coryat: $42,400
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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by mcsheffrey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:25 am

chmmr wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:58 am
Got as far as "eradication of that one disease.. you know, the only one that's been eradicated." Couldn't think of the name of the disease. :|
Well I had the other half of it and couldn't get the eradication part. I knew about Jenner and cowpox but could not figure out what "breakthrough" might have happened in 1980. I really think it's an inaccurate descriptor. A breakthrough, especially in science, generally refers to a discovery that enables rapid progress. In this case, the breakthrough was Jenner's realization that infecting the body with an illness can provide protection against similar illnesses. The final eradication of the disease was simply the end result. Using "achievement" or "accomplishment" would have been much more accurate.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by John Boy » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 am

PanthersFan1 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:42 pm
OntarioQuizzer wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:28 pm
PanthersFan1 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:26 pm
Bad Wager Alert!!
Are posts like this truly necessary?
Yes.
Even on a show famous for bad wagers, tonight's were legendary bad. Manny must not know what a crush game is. He had one and gave it away. The best thing you can say about that wager is that it prevented Joanna's legendary bad wager from losing the game for her. Ugh.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by Wheatley » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:46 am

hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:55 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Ouch, I don't mean to rub it in anymore, but Manny's downfall is a very teachable moment of how not to wager. Was he there to witness Austin's $69,000 get, and maybe that drove him to try it too?
That episode of Austin's was taped in April.
Yeah but wouldn’t this episode been taped just a few days after Austin’s epic win was taped, and Manny could have heard about it from green room chatting?
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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by KellyLasiter » Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:50 am

Wheatley wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:46 am
hbomb1947 wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:55 pm
Wheatley wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:09 pm
Ouch, I don't mean to rub it in anymore, but Manny's downfall is a very teachable moment of how not to wager. Was he there to witness Austin's $69,000 get, and maybe that drove him to try it too?
That episode of Austin's was taped in April.
Yeah but wouldn’t this episode been taped just a few days after Austin’s epic win was taped, and Manny heard about it from green room chatting?
Nah, this would have been after the break in taping, so recorded a couple months later. It might not have been fresh in Maggie's mind by that point. I believe the giveaway for the taping break is Austin's haircut, and the huge wager was pre-haircut.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by seaborgium » Thu Oct 19, 2017 10:16 am

John Boy wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 9:14 am
Even on a show famous for bad wagers, tonight's were legendary bad. Manny must not know what a crush game is. He had one and gave it away. The best thing you can say about that wager is that it prevented Joanna's legendary bad wager from losing the game for her. Ugh.
I like to look at it the other way: Joanna's wager made sure Manny would be punished for his! If she had wagered properly, Manny could say, "Oh well, I wouldn't have won anyway, and what's $1,000 when I've already won three games?"

I think it's more interesting to see first place lose by wagering too much than second place lose by wagering too little, so I'm glad to see the former prevent the latter.

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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by AFRET CMS » Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm

Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:42 pm
At the risk of getting run off this board, I'd NHO The Electric Company.
Heard of it, never watched it -- my kids were either too young or too old for it; they were "Square One Television," "Mathnet," and "Ghostwriter" fans.

I did remember a little bit of controversy arising from the clue which included a reference to Tom Lehrer. Lehrer's music in the '60s was primarily Dr. Demento novelty songs ("Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY], "The Masochism Tango" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytGOeiW0aE]) and a lot of pretty pointed political satire which led to a gig on "That Was the Week that Was."

There was quite a bit of foofooraw when it became known that the songwriter for TW3 was announced as joining The Electric Company team.
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Re: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Game Recap and Discussion [SPOILERS]

Post by davey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 2:11 pm

AFRET CMS wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:35 pm
Ironhorse wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:42 pm
At the risk of getting run off this board, I'd NHO The Electric Company.
Heard of it, never watched it -- my kids were either too young or too old for it; they were "Square One Television," "Mathnet," and "Ghostwriter" fans.

I did remember a little bit of controversy arising from the clue which included a reference to Tom Lehrer. Lehrer's music in the '60s was primarily Dr. Demento novelty songs ("Poisoning Pigeons in the Park" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY], "The Masochism Tango" [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TytGOeiW0aE]) and a lot of pretty pointed political satire which led to a gig on "That Was the Week that Was."

There was quite a bit of foofooraw when it became known that the songwriter for TW3 was announced as joining The Electric Company team.
Imagine the foofaraw if people had known the outside work of another member of The Electric Company team... :twisted:

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